Women’s health has been a particular passion of mine since I began studying medicine. I was inspired to become a naturopathic doctor because of my own gynecological health crisis at age 24. The short story is that my body was damaged from the use of brith control pills for 6 years and I needed emergency abdominal surgery. Learn more about the effects of birth control in our free 12 Things Your Doctor Didn’t Tell You About Hormonal Contraceptives guide. If you are considering hormone-replacement therapy, please read my article on that topic.
I have been exploring natural support for hormones and for women’s health conditions in general since the early 1990s and worked with thousands of women with conditions ranging from mild hormonal imbalances like PMS and painful periods to inflammatory conditions like endometriosis and ovarian cysts. I have also led over 50 women through my online program for peri-menopausal women called The Natural Menopause Map. These introductory videos provide some clarity all on their own. Please let me know if you’re interested, I run the program at least once per year.
In 2018 I started an online community called feminology. Feminology is the work of myself and my colleague and co-founder Dr. Tara Nayak. We are both naturopathic doctors with a combined 25+ years of clinical experience and work in education. The aim of feminology is to help women better understand themselves and the working of their bodies, especially the subtle orchestra of our hormones. We do this within the context of our culture, believing the time has come for honest conversation about women’s lived experiences in their female bodies.
Moreover, there is a lack of scientific information presented to women when faced with making choices about issues central to their health and well-being. Our expertise is in the world of natural medicine and the myriad ways of supporting, rather than suppressing, the rhythms of women’s bodies. We have free valuable guides and much more information on our feminology website. Please check it out and/or join our private Facebook group.
If you’d like to learn more about my approach to thyroid and adrenal health, please read here and here. If you’d prefer to listen to a podcast interview, check out my discussion with Dr. Christine Schaffner of Spectrum of Health or my conversation with Dr. Tyna Moore of Pain Free and Strong.