The PMS Solution: 3 Steps to Hormonal Resilience

premenstrual syndromePMS is my favorite thing to treat because it responds so well to natural treatment. I love to hear patients say: “I was surprised when my period just arrived. I didn’t even feel it coming.”

No irritability. No headache. No food cravings. It is possible.

The first step to easy periods is to value female hormones. Both estrogen and progesterone are powerful assets, and not something to be switched off with hormonal birth control.

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How Birth Control Switches Off Hormones and Why That Matters

the pill switches off hormonesThe pill was an important step in our struggle to legalize contraception. I celebrate that, of course.  Hormonal birth control can also be medicine for debilitating conditions such as severe endometriosis and very heavy periods. I celebrate that.

What I don’t celebrate is the distorted message that hormonal birth control is the only birth control. And I don’t celebrate its widespread prescription as “hormone balance” for any hormonal symptom that might arise in women and teenage girls. 

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8 Ways Magnesium Rescues Hormones

magnesium rescues hormonesAs my patients can tell you, I prescribe magnesium for almost every hormonal condition including PCOS, thyroid, hair loss, PMS, migraines, and perimenopause.

Magnesium deficiency is common because our modern soils are depleted and because the body dumps magnesium during stress. So, if you have are under stress, you probably need magnesium.

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What Is the Pill Doing to Your Libido?

pill is bad for libido Doctors, please stop prescribing the birth control pill willy-nilly to teenage girls. It is only a band-aid solution for symptoms like acne and PCOS, and it does nothing to correct underlying hormone balance.

Never mind the hair loss, depression, and weight gain from hormonal birth control. There is something else of great importance for young women: the pill reduces libido, possibly forever.

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