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Dr. BreAnna Guan

Pregnancy, Motherhood and Stress~ Nourishing A Season of Motherhood

Today more women face the challenges and stress from working in the home and having a career and various added stress from the pandemic. The first step in managing the stress and finding your place of thriving once again may very well be your own self-care.

Estrogen Dominance

A natural approach to heavy periods (menorrhagia)?

One of the most common concerns women have is heavy bleeding (also called menorrhagia). It affects nearly 1 in 5 women in the United States.

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Menstrual cycle

Flaxseeds a Powerful Food for PCOS and Hormonal Balance

Improving insulin sensitivity is vital for women with PCOS, and there is one plant I want you to meet that can help optimize androgen levels and restore menstruation!

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Menstrual cycle

Holistic Approach to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Understanding PCOS and getting a clear diagnosis is half the battle. Let’s dive into understanding just how PCOS can impact your hormones and your health. The triad of characteristics of PCOS includes anovulation, hyperandrogenism, and insulin resistance. I’m going to breakdown these characteristics for you below.

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Fertility

Hormonal Health, Fertility and Vitamin D

Vitamin D plays a key role in fertility, vitamin D receptors are found in the ovaries, uterus, placenta, and testis 1. Vitamin D and other hormones contribute to seasonal changes in fertility which impacts pregnancy rates and outcomes. Increased pregnancy rates can be seen in summer months while reduced ovulation rates can be seen in winter months2.

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Anxiety

Ten healthy stress hacks

We can think of our capacity to handle stress as we think of water in a bucket. When there is too much stress the bucket starts to overflow. That’s when we get unfavorable reactions or behaviors; we can no longer contain the burden.
Here are ten healthy stress hacks to help lower the heat and soothe tension.

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