Dr. BreAnna Guan

Causes of hormone imbalance

Could a Hormone Imbalance Be at the Root of Your Frustrating Symptoms?

Weight gain, irritability, bloating, fatigue, skin problems – they’re all just a normal part of being a woman. But are they really? Do you really have to accept them as your new “normal”? The truth is that these frustrating symptoms are common, but that doesn’t mean they’re normal. What many women don’t know is that …

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Hormone Replacement Therapy Through Menopause

How Hormone Replacement Therapy Can Help You Through Menopause

What is Menopause? Menopause is a period of time in a woman’s life that marks the end of her reproductive years. It’s diagnosed after you’ve gone 12 consecutive months without menstruating and typically occurs between your late 40s and early 50s. In the United States, the average age of menopause is 51 years old.1 During …

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Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting for Women: What You Should Consider Before You Fast

Intermittent fasting is having a moment in the spotlight. Many people, including famous celebrities, swear by intermittent fasting, saying it helps them manage their weight and increase their energy. But is intermittent fasting all that its fans say it is? Can it really prevent disease and provide anti-aging benefits? What are its benefits and potential …

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How to Improve Your Health and Metabolism With Metabolic Flexibility

If there’s one topic that seems to confuse and frustrate women across the lifespan, it would have to be metabolism. How can you speed up our metabolism? Why does your friend’s weight never budge, no matter what she eats, while you gain 5 pounds overnight? And how might your metabolism be affecting your overall health …

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Making lifestyle changes a reality​

Are you staying up late, overeating, avoiding exercise, bingeing on social media? Are you staying up late, overeating, avoiding exercise, bingeing on social media? Do you long to make lifestyle changes a reality?
How can change happen when these habits seem so hard to break? As a health consultant and licensed naturopathic doctor, I ask myself these questions all the time.Furthermore, what is the thing to get us past ourselves and make the changes we know we need to make?

Peri-menopause woman

Thriving in Peri-menopause and Menopause

Too often in the conventional medical realm with Peri-menopause and menopause, a woman is gifted with anti-depressants and the same old adage” well, this is what getting older is, and you’ll just have to deal with it like everyone else.”
Most of my clients are not satisfied with this thought process and don’t want to take pills to cover their

Blood sugar and Insulin resistance, hormone balance

Blood Sugar and Insulin: Finding Balance for Fertility and PCOS

What is PCOS Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that can cause infertility in women. The prevalence is anywhere from 5-10% in women of reproductive age (1). The symptoms include irregular periods, hair loss, facial hair, acne, and infertility. Anywhere from 40-80% of people with PCOS are overweight, and insulin resistance is a …

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