Women's Health

Women’s Health

In practice, I see many women with health challenges that can be traced back to an imbalance in various hormone systems in the body. 

These challenges may present themselves during adolescence, child-bearing age, menopause or at another stage of a woman’s life.  They are usually a result of multiple factors such as nutritional, environmental and genetic influences.

Naturopathic Medicine plays a key role in treating a number of women’s health concerns. Based on symptoms, examination and diagnostic testing we can determine which hormone systems are out of balance.  Then using various modalities such as nutrition, acupuncture, botanical medicine, bio-identical hormone replacement, stress management and carefully selected nutraceuticals we work on correcting imbalances and restoring health.

In my clinical practice, I provide effective natural treatment for a variety of women’s health conditions including:

  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Breast cysts, breast pain
  • Cardiovascular disease; hypertension, heart disease and stroke prevention
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Endometriosis
  • Estrogen dominance
  • Hormonal mood and sleep imbalances
  • Hypothyroid and hyperthyroid conditions
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Menopause – hot flashes, night sweats, brain fog
  • Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding)
  • Menstrual pain
  • Migraines
  • Natural fertility and care during pregnancy and post-partum
  • PCOS and ovarian cysts
  • PMS
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Yeast infections
  • Weight management

To determine the correct treatment plan for you, diagnostic testing that looks at levels of nutrients, levels of certain hormones and additional markers of health may be beneficial. Testing is done on patient blood, saliva or urine samples through accredited laboratories.  Some diagnostic tests to consider in women’s health conditions include:

  • Levels of iron, B12, zinc, copper, Vitamin D and other nutritional markers
  • Thyroid hormones – including TSH, T3, T4 and antibodies
  • Hormone assessment – including estrogen metabolites, progesterone, testosterone and DHEA – serum, saliva or 24 hour urine sample
  • Cortisol assessment
  • Other tests may be recommended