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Women’s Health in Midlife, Part 3: A Holistic Path

Women in their middle years are more and more interested in taking a holistic path to health and wellness. What does this mean? When we look at a person holistically, we may shift our perception and see the person as a whole, we appreciate the web of functions, experiences and challenges she has. And we [...]

Women’s Health in Midlife, Part 2: The Natural Approach

Just in case you’re still wondering: No, menopause is not a disease! The cessation of menstrual periods around the age of 50 is a natural process for women. Many, if not most women, are actually glad that their menstrual cycles, the accompanying discomforts and mood swings, the risk of unplanned pregnancy, etc. are coming to [...]

Women’s Health in Midlife, Part 1: What’s Going On

It’s a hot topic for women and the people around them: What’s happening in midlife? Menopause! Women are usually so busy with careers, kids and care-taking that they don’t spend a whole lot of time thinking about the health changes inevitably coming their way as they enter their forties and fifties. Some people also find [...]

Hashimoto’s: Can Chinese Medicine Treat Autoimmune Disorders?

Hashimoto's is an autoimmune condition that affects a surprisingly large number of Americans, especially women. It is also probably underdiagnosed and undertreated. Hashimoto's is the cause of hypothyroidism in approximately 80-90 percent of patients. It is often missed because a common thyroid screening test, which evaluates TSH levels in your blood, is generally interpreted as [...]

Life After Birth

Expecting mothers these days, encouraged maybe by their friends or doula, create a birth plan while they are pregnant. If that's true for you, are you also thinking about an after-birth plan? Currently, the spotlight is trained more on what to expect at your birth, and how to prepare for it to increase your chances [...]

Get Healthy, Stay Healthy

No one's going to live forever, but we all want to live as long as possible while in good health. You may be fatalistic and think that it's all in your genes—nothing you can do about that! That's actually only half the story. How we live our lives has a big impact on our health [...]

Birth Coach and Ally: Your Doula

Many expectant parents are now engaging a doula as childbirth approaches. This can be a great choice, especially for first-time mothers or those without local family support. So, what's a doula? A doula is a professionally trained birth coach. Most doulas are women who have given birth themselves and have also attended many more births [...]

Be Comfortable during Your Pregnancy

From conception to birth a lot of changes occur in your body while your baby is growing and getting ready to meet you. Many women are feeling great throughout most of their pregnancy, some experience minor twinges, yet quite a few develop discomforts at different times that can really take the joy out of this [...]

Not Feeling like Yourself? It Could Be Your Thyroid

Have you been feeling more lethargic than usual? Sleeping poorly? Gaining weight? Feeling cold? These are just a few of the many manifestations of a poorly functioning thyroid. Let's take a closer look. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck and an important part of your hormone (or endocrine) system. [...]

Women Going Through the Change

Some women look forward to it, other women dread it: menopause, the cessation of menstrual cycles. Just as women begin to menstruate naturally in their early teens (menarche), unless a health issue interferes, women will eventually cease to menstruate (menopause). It is a natural process, not a disease. Some women have no problems with this [...]