Hormone Restoration

You like to keep busy. You're a great multi-tasker. You're a mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister and you love taking care of all the important people in your life. You are a strong woman but lately you've noticed that you're more easily overwhelmed than usual and your brain is feeling more "foggy".

Change was once an adventure and now it worries you. And with worry, comes anxiety and sleepless nights.

Something just doesn't feel right...

Let's work together to help you feeling more like your best self again. Your symptoms may be common, but they aren't normal. And instead of excusing them as aging or stress, my goal is to empower you to feel in control of your hormonal health and to support you in the very unique challenges that women go through at every transition stage in their lives.

Here are the some areas where I can provide natural options for restoring your hormones.

Teens

  • Painful periods

  • Irregular periods

  • Acne

  • Headaches

  • PCOS

  • Hypothyroidism

  • Dizzy spells

Active Adult

  • PMS - breast pain, headaches

  • Weight gain

  • Metabolic syndrome

  • Infertility & PCOS

  • Hypothyroidism

  • Endometriosis

Peri-Menopause

  • Hot flashes

  • Anxiety

  • Difficulty falling asleep

  • Weight gain

  • Mood changes

  • Hair loss

  • Feeling burned out & forgetful

Menopause

  • Hot flashes

  • Vaginal dryness

  • Slowed metabolism

  • Loss of muscle

  • Mood changes

  • Insomnia

Each patient's hormonal journey from her first period, the timing of her cycle, PMS symptoms, heaviness or cramps during the flow, her pregnancies, and menopause is listened to and discussed. Functional tests such as saliva hormone testing and thyroid tests are used to determine any hormone imbalances or deficiencies. From there, I use therapies such as acupuncture, herbal supplements and bioidentical hormones along with nutrition to guide my patients into feeling confident and reassured that they are on the road to hormone restoration.

 

What Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

 

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) works to restore hormonal imbalances by adding minimum amounts of hormone(s) needed by your body to replenish any deficiencies and reduce, or eliminate symptoms. Naturopathic Doctors test your saliva hormones to determine these imbalances and deficiencies.

Unlike synthetic HRT, bio-identical hormones are extracted from Yams (yes, the root plant!) in a concentrated molecular form. They look and behave in the same way as your body's own hormones once they reach the blood circulation which means patients experience very little side effects, if any.

In Ontario, Naturopathic Doctors are licensed to prescribe bio-identical progesterone (cream or vaginal suppository), bio-identical estrogen (cream or vaginal suppository), and desiccated thyroid. These are prescription medications and usually covered under your drug plan.

"Let's work together to help you feeling more like your best self again.

Your symptoms may be common, but they aren't normal. And instead of excusing them as aging or stress, my goal is to empower you to feel in control of your hormonal health and to support you in the very unique challenges that women go through at every transition stage in their lives."