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Now offering hormone pellets

I am now offering hormone pellets which are a good alternative for people who don’t love doing shots or creams to get their hormone replacement. Pellets are placed under the skin in a minor surgical procedure and get replaced every 3-4 months as needed.

Bioidentical Hormones

Bioidentical hormones are more natural forms of hormone therapy. They are made from natural sources, but more importantly, they match the same hormone molecules that are natural to the human body. BiEst is the most common form of bioidentical estrogen and is made up of a combination of estradiol and estriol. These two estrogens are…

Transgender Health Care

Services include Hormone therapy for transgender patients. Hormones and anti -androgen medications are prescribed. Bio-identical hormones in various forms are available as well as conventional hormone prescriptions. Naturopathic medicine can address health risks and medication side effects that can occur with hormone therapy. For example, testosterone can adversely affect cholesterol and lipid levels. There are effective…

Health Benefits of Fish Oil

The health benefits of fish oil are so all encompassing that everyone can benefit from taking it. High quality fish oil can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, cancer, arthritis and skin problems. The cell membrane of every cell in the body is composed of fatty acids. The fats we take in through…

The Healthiest Foods You Can Eat

What are the foods that have the most health benefits? Which have the most phytonutrients for optimizing your health? Green tea contains potent polyphenols (ECGC) which are potent antioxidants and have many cancer fighting properties. Green tea also helps lower cholesterol. Dark chocolate also ranks high with it’s antioxidant, cholesterol-lowering and mood enhancing abilities. Nuts…

Natural Treatment For Environmental Allergies

Tired of feeling congested, sneezing and coughing from allergies? Many people are not even aware that their chronic postnasal drip or stuffiness is due to allergies. Year round symptoms are often due to dust mite or animal allergies. Mold allergies are often seen in damp climates, such as here in Portland, Oregon. Pollen allergies vary…

Is Your Colon Irritable?

Why do we say that we are unable to “stomach” something? Or that we have a “gut feeling” about someone? We have the same chemicals and neurotransmitters in our intestine that we have in our brain. Serotonin is a major neurotransmitter in the brain, and it is also present in the intestinal wall. The process…

Healing Digestive Disorders Naturally

The Basics of Digestion Digestion is a complex process encompassing the breakdown of food, absorption of nutrients and the elimination of waste. The breakdown of food starts in the mouth with chewing, which mixes the food with salivary enzymes. The stomach then produces hydrochloric acid for the first step in the digestion of protein. The…

Natural Menopause Solutions

Herbal and Bioidentical Hormone Therapies There is a great interest in natural menopause treatments, especially since the risks of conventional hormone replacement therapy have been brought to light with recent research studies. We now know that the risk/benefit calculations of conventional hormone replacement therapy are complicated.  We used to believe that the risks outweighed the…