Egg Wisdom – Female Bodies Explained, Practically

  For most of my life, I have called in balance and not known how to obtain it. That is not a me thing, it is a side effect of living in a patriarchal-dominated society. In this case, by patriarchal, I mean that our work week is designed off of men’s hormones, a 24-hour cycle.…

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An Introduction into Cyclical Living

Have you noticed that there are certain times of the month you can follow all the wellness practices, manage work, family, and life balance without a problem? Then there are those other times of the month that you can’t even find your own keys to get out of the door?    If you are female…

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Fertility Labs

Women’s Fertility Lab Tests, Explained Female Fertility Hormone Levels (serum/blood) Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) Time to Test: Day 3 – Normal Range: 3-20 mIU/ml FSH is often used as a gauge of ovarian reserve. General results indicate the following: 6: considered excellent 6-9: good 10-13: diminished reserve 13+: very hard to stimulate In Polycystic Ovarian…

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The In Between: The Reality of Post & Peri-menopausal Stages in the States

There is no doubt that the times have significantly shifted since my parents’ generation has been walking through their rights of passage in aging. We all know the term midlife crisis.  But what does this actually look like?  It is certainly no longer an “empty nest” / “identity syndrome” where the retiree gets to roam…

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Estrogen Dominance, Natural Therapies & HRT

Well, it’s been a while since I have written a medical article. I often find myself asking: Why Do I share my journey and how does it relate to my medical practice? The winter was DEEP and if you do not know already,  I am a total feeler, analyzer, and dreamer.  I calculate, express, and…

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Spring Tune In & Up

To all my liver lover health geeks n freaks: Spring is your time. The liver and gall bladder are the official directors for the next few months. This is the time for our visionary selves to be in full throttle.  This is the time for vision boards, planners, and actions. In accounting world, Q1 begins…

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Paradigm Shift: Nourish > Cleanse

Today, Jan 5, was an auspicious day to dedicate embracing the whole me.  This is the endurance mountain of self love.  To know her, trust her that she will care for me physically emotionally, and spiritually.   She will no longer string me out or drag me to the ground.  She will speak for me, from…

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Thriving through Trauma: Miscarriage Story

I woke up in the morning on the futon of Ithica NY, covered in blood.  Is this my period? “NO fuck, you’re pregnant” — shaking, I began to clean up.  So much blood.  I called my midwife in OR at 430am, 130 her time  Silently desperately screaming as not to wake the nice man up…

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Who cares for those who care for the mentally Ill?

I tend toward melancholy and I tend toward anxiety. But if I am to be honest, it is only when I am majorly compromised (think fired from my job) that these predispositions reach a clinical level. Do I have trauma in my past? Yes.  To name but a few emotional hardships I’ve faced: I was…

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