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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Rooted Medicine – What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Why is it so radical to be radical?  I never find myself fully in a circle, I generally walk between circles, receiving and giving what I need.  Radical is the common denominator of all of the circles I tend. Radical is root.  Raiz is root.  We come into this world with a radical nature,  to…

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How NSAIDs Block the Pathway for Healing

I recall a terrifying mind-body study I heard years ago that concluded taking Tylenol (not an NSAID – read more below) is not only a top cause for liver failure in the United States, but it also reduces peoples capacity for empathy.  With the world as we know it today, what we need is empathy…

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About Dr. Alexana

Dr. Cope deeply enjoys and appreciates working with patients to holistically balance hormones, manage depression and anxiety, and weight management. Dr. Cope also manages diabetes, endocrine conditions such as thyroid, and cardiovascular disease including high blood pressure and cholesterol. Dr. Cope's treatment comprises of a unique combination of nutritional supplementation, body work, custom herbal formulations, flower essences, personalized cooking and shopping plans. Dr. Cope truly believes minor changes in your daily routine is a key factor to health. Alongside treating the current symptoms, Dr. Cope investigates & addresses the root cause of your disease so that you may shift closer to centeredness and health with more ease. She will work with you in order to establish a daily routine that works with your schedule and most efficiently nourishes you so that you may go out in the community a more joyful beautiful you.