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The emotional side effects of birth control pills have been reported by women since the introduction of the pill in the 1960's. Anxiety, mood swings, depression, and feelings that something is not quite right are among the many emotional symptoms my ...
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I recommend seed cycling for hormone balance in both my clinic and book, Beyond the Pill, because it is an effective and gentle way to shift hormones into balance. In this article I’m going to help you understand what seed cycling is, how to do it, w...
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Set an intention, not a New Year's Resolution. In fact, skip the resolution all together! Yes, you read that correct. As we move into the new year there is a lot to reflect on and there is probably a lot you’d like to see change for the better in 201...
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Full moon period or ovulation? Let me know who you are in the comments! This is the last full moon of 2018. And it is a big one! Full moon is here and girl, this is your time to shine! Let that moon turn up the lights like a little Kayne & Rhiann...
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Can you get pregnant any time of the month is a very common question women ask in my clinical practice. Heck this, was something I wasn’t even sure about until I got into naturopathic medical school. And this is a question a lot of women don’t know t...
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“My doctor has treated me for SIBO, candida, and gut symptoms, but every test shows I still have these infections. I feel like I can’t eat anything because everything makes me sick. I’m at my wits end and wondering, is birth control bad for your gut?...
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I am not anti-birth control. In fact, I used the pill for a decade myself and am grateful I had access to it. Today was a very important day here in the United States, it was our day to have our voice be heard and cast a ballot that could forever mov...
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Acne is a common reason women start birth control & it is a big reason women are fearful of coming off. Post-birth control syndrome acne can show up anywhere—your face, your chest, your neck, your back, and even your booty can present with pimple...
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Sex drive gone missing? You’re not alone. In fact, as much as 40% of women experience a low libido and disinterest in sex.  Wondering how to naturally increase your sex drive? You're not alone there either! This blog is all about reclaiming your libi...
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“I thought all I had to do was stop the pill and I’d be pregnant the next month,” Janie shared with me in her first visit. “My doctor assured me that the pill wouldn’t cause any fertility issues. Does birth control affect fertility?,” she asked. Ther...
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