A recent study suggests that a low-carb diet may increase the risk of birth defects. But was it really the lack of carbohydrates, or was it something else? Read on to get the full scoop on the study, learn how many carbs women actually need during pregnancy, and how maternal diet can influence a child’s metabolism and health into adulthood.
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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder that affects 5 to 15 percent of women. Even though it is the most common form of hormone imbalance, conventional medicine has had little success in treating it. Today I’m talking with Dr. Amy Nett about the Functional Medicine approach to PCOS and how it differs from the conventional model.
Do you use the pill or some other form of hormonal contraception? Recent studies suggest that it may increase your risk of developing depression. Read on to learn how these contraceptives change your body, the association between hormones and depression, and natural alternatives to hormonal birth control.
What are the biggest mistakes in the mainstream treatment of hormone imbalances? Dr. Gottfried and I discuss these mistakes, post birth control syndrome, and what hormone treatment should look like.
If you’re dealing with an abnormal menstrual cycle or if your period has stopped completely for no clear reason, then this article can help you recover a healthy period through these top diet and lifestyle changes without resorting to birth control use.
Some people who take birth control for years will be able to stop birth control, and just resume having a normal menstrual cycle with no problems. But I’ll tell you that from my experience, those people are in the minority. It could be that I just don’t see those people in my practice, because they have no reason to contact me. But just from my experience as a clinician, and hearing from people through the… Read More