Coming off birth control doesn’t have to be a nightmare for skin. True, it was a nightmare last time, which is why you returned to the Pill after an only few months. But this time will be different, because this time, you know about post-Pill acne. You know it will get worse for six months, and then it will get better. And this time, you know how to treat it.Continue Reading
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 a better way.Continue Reading
Estrogen dominance means too much estrogen and not enough progesterone. I know as well as anyone that those problems are real. Many women suffer estrogen excess (see my Estrogen Excess post). Many women suffer progesterone deficiency (see 7 Superpowers of Progesterone).
Yet, I think the term ‘estrogen dominance’ is imprecise and has led to a lot of confusion.Continue Reading