Endocrine

7 Simple Steps for Optimal Estrogen Metabolism

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Estrogen is a key hormone in women (and men’s) lives. It’s one of the primary sex hormones in women and plays a strong supportive role in the lives of men. To learn more about the types of estrogen, please click here. This article will show you how to optimize estrogen metabolism. The Need to Metabolise…

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Female Hormone Imbalance: There is Hope With Traditional Chinese Medicine

Many women suffer with hormonal imbalance and don’t realize it can actually be treated. I repeatedly hear from women that a doctor says nothing can be done, or that their mild suffering is ‘normal’. I’m hoping to demonstrate how Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) looks at health differently and actually distinguishes between many different hormonal imbalances…

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Cycle Monitoring with Your Naturopathic Doctor

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Cycle monitoring can be done in various ways. This article will discuss cycle monitoring in the context of working with a naturopathic doctor. You will find there are many ways to do it, varying in price and convenience. When working with conventional Fertility Clinics, you may find cycle monitoring requires repeated visits to the clinic,…

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PCOS: The Fatty Liver and Sleep Apnea Connection

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is usually characterized by menstrual irregularities and hormone imbalances [1]. A common trend I see in PCOS patients clinically, is suboptimal sleep, of which there are several causes. Another intriguing connection is the one between sleep apnea and fatty liver. As you’ll learn here, many of the underlying hormonal issues found in…

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Causes of ‘Confusing’ Thyroid Blood Work

  Normal Lab Testing Thyroid Function Tests (TFTs) are amongst the most commonly requested lab investigations (1). For most of the population, interpreting the lab work is fairly straightforward when we look at a combination of TSH, T4 and perhaps T3. As doctors, we learn to diagnose thyroid disease through a combination of clinical findings…

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Body Temperature and Pulse rate in Hypothyroidism

Prior to the current use of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) to assess thyroid function, doctors used much simpler, yet highly effective ways to grade thyroid function. Doctors in the 1940’s used signs and symptoms to make a working diagnosis and relied on basal metabolic rate to confirm the diagnosis. Basal body temperature, metabolism and heart…

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