Posts Tagged: hormones

Libido: It’s not about the drive, it’s about the brakes

August 30, 2019

Most people who ask me about libido assume it is a hormonal issue.  Men want to know if they have low testosterone, women want to know if they maybe have too much.  But the honest answer is that while hormones can be a contributing factor in libido, our sex drive is much more complicated than […]

Can Acupuncture Increase Your Chances to Conceive with IVF?

March 25, 2019

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine have long been used to help couples conceive naturally, but what many people don’t know is that it can also work in tandem with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) to increase your chances of getting pregnant. Homerton University Hospital Study A recent study from Homerton University Hospital in London, England found that […]

Hormones and Hair Loss

March 01, 2019

In my practice I focus on women’s health and hormone balance. So you would imagine that I spend most of my day talking about the lady garden.  But women’s health is so much more complicated than that. Our hormones influence everything that happens in our bodies. From how much energy we make, to our moods, […]

The Most Important Vitamin in Pregnancy? Vitamin D?

April 23, 2018

Could this be the Most Important Vitamin in Pregnancy? Trying to conceive or are currently pregnant? It’s important to get your Vitamin D levels tested. What is Vitamin D? Vitamin D in it’s active form is actually a hormone. And like many hormones, appropriate levels are necessary for you to function at your best. We […]

3 Ways Your Sweet Tooth Can Ruin Your Skin

October 01, 2016

By Dr. Jen Newell, ND The other morning, I was discussing the impact of diet on the health of your skin with a patient of mine. She was shocked that I so firmly believe that what you eat impacts your appearance because her dermatologist had told her for years that there was no connection. Unfortunately, […]

Psychodermatology – The Brain-Skin Connection

October 19, 2015

Psychodermatology – The Brain-Skin Connection By: Dr. Jen Newell I see many women in the clinic for holistic dermatology and one of common denominators among them is the presence of chronic stress. It is one of the most ignored causes of skin concerns from wrinkles to acne, dark bags under the eyes to hives and […]

Menstrual Cramps – A Real Pain in the… Uterus

February 09, 2015

By Dr. Shannon Vander Doelen, ND One of our favourite sayings here at IHI is “just because something is common, doesn’t mean it’s normal.” This statement is definitely applicable to dysmenorrhea, which is the medical term for painful menstruation. If I were a betting kind of gal, I would bet that you know a few […]