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Amy is a holistic health care practitioner with a passion for helping others heal their digestion and their hormones naturally.

Reasons Why #4: Balance Them Hormones!

 

It’s a bit reductionist to think of life as a bucket of chemicals, and at the same time, the factual complexity also totally blows my mind!! The scientist in me loves to geek out on biochemistry, and the nature lover creative in me loves the beauty of it all too.

Let’s explain that while it’s important and super cool

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Reasons Why #3 – Get Regular! Beat IBS

Poop like a champ! Eliminating waste on a daily basis is not a ‘nice-to-have’.  It’s a top-down job!

 

What is IBS?

While it’s beyond the scope of this short blog, Irritable Bowel Syndrome in a nutshell manifests as diarrhea, or constipation, or both alternating, often with pain and unpredictability/dysregulation of elimination.

 

How Often is Normal?

We are designed

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Reasons Why We Choose Acupuncture – Reason 2

One Good reason:  Avoiding the drug / Surgery cascade

 

While the addage ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ is still meaningful and relevant, eating a healthy diet is not the only thing you can do to prevent developing disease.   There is an ancient Chinese proverb ‘the best physician has no sick patients’.  This speaks to the

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What does a normal menstrual cycle look like?

Here are the guidelines that I look for my patients to fall within for a healthy menstrual cycle and the fluctuations that indicate the need for attention.

 

Week before the period – Premenstrual Time

A normal cycle does not require there be symptoms or changes before menstruation begins.  A very mild brief breast tenderness or brief mild mood change

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Reasons Why Series – Reason 1

One Good Reason:  Treating Medication Side Effects Drugs are amazing.  They help a lot of people prevent and manage illnesses.  But let’s face it, most drugs have side effects.  Not for every person, but for the majority of patients one or more side effects shows up, sometimes to the point of outweighing the benefits.   In response, your doctor may suggest or Continue reading

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