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

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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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My Journey to Health: An Intimate Story.

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Hello ! I am here to open up, to be honest, to be vulnerable… I want you to  know my story.  The best part of being in the natural health industry is you get to be a mad scientist, testing all of the methods on yourself.  Once they work for you, you feel amazing and…

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Thriving through Trauma: Miscarriage Story

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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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Radical Medicine for Radical People

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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

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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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Is Keto Good for Haschimoto’s?

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The first question is why is all the rage on Keto right now? I’d rather chew on glass than read another “health expert’s” opinion on why ketogenic diet is the magic pill.  I am not quite sure and it seems natural since it is transitioning over from Paleo to Keto.  Back in the day, it…

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Awareness in Breath: The Magic Key To Health

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  As a Physician, it is nearly impossible not to bombard people with intellectual keys to health.  Really, we need to start at the physical before we can get to the spiritual practice and vice versa.  We are born with an inherent affinity for health.  Well, most of us are.  Our body’s ability to heal…

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March against Monsanto for Gut Health: Part 1

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You may want to march against Monsanto if you have fatigue, weight gain, depression, asthma, autoimmune symptoms, Thyroid issues, Arthritis, Dementia, Hives of unknown cause, pain…. Why? The information shared in the Copesthetic Community email yesterday got my wheels turning in a big way.  I have contemplated the causes of food-intolerances (click here for a…

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5 Ways to Balance your Hormones at Home. BONUS! Save the Environment

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 Go Green in your Kitchen! Get away from the plastics & canned foods. Phthalates have been identified as a chemical “endocrine disruptor.” They can totally throw off thyroid, estrogen, and testosterone levels by molecular mimicry (looking like them) or else by blocking them where they need to go to be recycled and transmuted.  They can…

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Interweaving Environmental Practices & the Rise of Disease in Women

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  It has long since come to my attention this past year that my needs for joy, peace, and love in this world has shifted Justice to the forefront. As I immerse myself deeper into relationships with people that devote their lives to buffering us from the harmful effects brought to this world, the less…

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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.