Endometriosis is not like other period problems. It’s not a hormonal condition like PMS and PCOS. It’s affected by hormones, yes, but fundamentally endometriosis is an inflammatory disease and probably an autoimmune disease.
Conventional treatment has not yet caught up with the new autoimmune research. Hormonal suppression remains the primary treatment, which is unfortunate, because it has many side effects and does not work all that well.
There is another way.Continue Reading
I consider iodine one of the most important supplements for women’s health (just behind magnesium, vitamin D, and zinc).
I prescribe iodine for breast pain, ovarian cysts, ovulation pain, and PMS, and I prescribe it even when there is no thyroid problem. In fact, I am more cautious when there is a thyroid problem (because iodine can damage the thyroid gland).Continue Reading
Headaches. Anxiety. Insomnia. Brain fog. Hives. Nasal congestion. These are just a few of the symptoms of histamine intolerance.
Histamine intolerance is more common in women, and is often worse at ovulation and just before the period. Why? Because that’s when estrogen is high compared to progesterone, and estrogen increases histamine.Continue Reading