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Why Your Period Causes Bowel Changes

Sorry, guys. You’re excused for this one.  Many women experience bowel changes around their periods (and sometimes ovulation too). While some women get more constipated, most get looser stools during ovulation and menses. Here’s why. Ovulation Bowel Changes You can have bowel changes around ovulation for the same reason that [...]

By |2019-05-17T08:25:40-07:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Women's Health|0 Comments

Postpartum Depression and Homocysteine

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

About 50% of women experience “baby blues,” or a brief period of mild depression for a few days to a few weeks after giving birth. But 10-20% will suffer more severe postpartum depression. Every pregnant woman has very high levels of hormones (estrogen, progesterone, prolactin, and oxytocin) when pregnant, and these hormones plummet precipitously after [...]

Postpartum Depression and Homocysteine

By |2018-03-16T13:23:17-07:00March 16th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments, folate, folic acid, homocysteine, Mental Health, Women's Health|Tags: |Comments Off on Postpartum Depression and Homocysteine

Non-Hormonal Treatments for Hot Flashes

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

Women in early menopause or perimenopause are most familiar with hot flashes: they’re generally understood to occur with declining estrogen levels. Occasionally I’ll see a still-menstruating woman who experiences hot flashes in the week or two before her period (when estrogen levels are declining), too—though this is much less common. And yet, this isn’t the [...]

Non-Hormonal Treatments for Hot Flashes

By |2018-03-09T13:54:30-07:00March 9th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Health, hormonal, phytoestrogen, Women's Health|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Non-Hormonal Treatments for Hot Flashes

Vitamin B6 and Your Cycle

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

If you’re a woman with any menstrual irregularities, there are a number of reasons why you might want to consider adding Vitamin B6 to your regimen, over and above what you might be getting in a multivitamin. Vitamin B6 and Estrogen Metabolism The liver breaks down estrogen into one of three metabolites (or breakdown products) [...]

Vitamin B6 and Your Cycle

By |2017-12-15T16:36:07-07:00December 15th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Supplements, Women's Health|Comments Off on Vitamin B6 and Your Cycle