Women’s Hormonal Health: Balancing Perimenopause with Natural Supplements and Nutrition

In my last post, I went over how estrogen and progesterone are programmed by nature to balance each other out. The functions and effects of estrogen and progesterone complement each other naturally when their levels are in correct proportion to each other. During perimenopause which is the 2-10 year transitional phase before actual menopause, the decrease in estrogen and progesterone is a […]

Women’s Hormonal Health: Estrogen and Progesterone Functions and Effects

My last posts have covered one piece of the hormonal balance puzzle called estrogen dominance to explain what it is and what can cause it. As I have mentioned earlier, women’s hormonal balance is very layered and complex, because there are so many variables that can affect it.Hormonal balance is not a one size fits all system, […]

Women’s Hormonal Health: Estrogen Dominance, What Are The Causes?

My last post covered the phases of the monthly menstrual cycle and the endocrine system to understand the term estrogen dominance. Estrogen dominance was introduced by Dr. John Lee, a pioneer in women’s hormonal health, to explain how estrogen levels, even if they are low, normal or in excess can become too high in relation to progesterone. The […]

Women’s Hormonal Health: Estrogen Dominance, Part of the Puzzle

I started my series on women’s hormonal health writing about my own experience. I have been blessed with good health all my life, and my periods have been regular. After sudden complications from an enlarged cyst on my left ovary, I had a singular oophorectomy, which is removal of one ovary.  cervix, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus Three months after […]

Women’s Hormonal Health: Personal Story

I am going to start the next series in my blog about women’s hormonal health with a personal story.I am 46 years old, and almost two years ago, I experienced a hormonal rollercoaster ride after a singular oophorectomy which is removal of one ovary. I have been blessed with good health all my life. I am 5’5, exercise […]

Gallbladder and Bile Acids: Checking the Engine Fluids

gallbladder I started my blog last year in October writing about the liver and its critical role in detoxification, digestion, and immunity. This topic started a series of posts on how good health, nutrient absorption, immunity, detoxification, and reduction of inflammation starts with the digestive tract. I have used a car engine to analogize how our bodies […]

SMALL INTESTINE AND ABSORPTION – CHECKING FOR LEAKS IN THE ENGINE

In my last post, I covered stomach acidity and its impact on digestion, immunity and overall health. If digestion is not in working order, then nutrients don’t get absorbed properly, immunity is compromised, and chronic inflammation multiplies.In the pharmacy, a lot of patients especially women, talk to me now more than ever, of unexplained chronic […]

DIGESTION AND STOMACH ACIDITY – BURNING THE FUEL

The cumulative topic in my posts has been the critical impact that digestion and detoxification have on our health, energy and immunity. The digestive tract has to work properly to keep the body clear of chronic inflammation. I have addressed liver and colon health maintenance and detoxification as starter points. Also, digestive enzymes and probiotics are […]

PROBIOTICS – TUNE UP IMMUNITY IN THE DIGESTIVE TRACT

Most chronic inflammatory conditions start in the digestive tract. In my last post I addressed the critical part that digestion plays in staying free of inflammation. If nutrients are improperly absorbed and toxins are not discarded right, then chronic inflammation begins to manifest. Digestion is the engine that drives our health.             Lots of common conditions that begin to […]

DIGESTIVE ENZYMES – TUNE UP THE SPARK PLUGS

In my last posts I covered colon health and liver maintenance to tune up our body and detoxify from inflammation. The next critical step in detoxification is maintaining digestive and proteolytic enzymes levels at their peak. Optimal digestion is critical for nutrient absorption, toxin detoxification, energy and our immune system.    Incomplete digestion can be triggered by low metabolism, processed foods, chemical toxicity, certain […]