Common Women’s Health Concerns in your 50s and 60s Working with thousands of women over the years, I have seen a common trend in women who are in their 50’s and 60’s…they tend to write off their health concerns as….”just a normal part of aging.” This is sometimes a conclusion that they have come to […]
Digestive Issues in Peri-menopause and Menopause
Digestive Issues in Peri-menopause and Menopause. By: Dr. Lisa Maddalena, ND Have you been noticing that as you age you have developed digestive issues that you have never had in the past? Bowel discomfort, abdominal pain, diarrhea or constipation (or both)? Did you know that this could be directly related to changes in your sex […]
Healthy Hormone Series Part 3: What Hormone Tests You Should Be Asking For
As part of our Well Woman Checks, Dr. Wiggins wants to give you the inside scoop on hormone testing so you can be healthy, active and well over all. Now you know the symptoms that can be caused by hormone imbalance, WHEN and HOW to test them accurately. It is time to determine what […]
Why Am I STILL Gaining Weight?
We have all heard of “Estrogen dominance” or high estrogen levels as a cause of weight gain, but did you know that low estrogen can cause weight gain as well? Estrogen actually plays a major role in making your body more sensitive to insulin and protecting against obesity, insulin resistance and cardiovascular disease. The […]
Is There a Reason For Your Painful Periods?
Cramping… sharp… throbbing… dull… achy… PAIN! It’s all part of being a woman at “that time of the month”, right?! WRONG. Contrary to popular belief, painful periods are not normal. Just because you have two X chromosomes doesn’t mean you should suffer in pain every month and miss out on the activities of […]
Healthy Hormone Series Part 2: How to Accurately Test Hormones
As part of our Well-Woman Checks, Dr. Wiggins wants to give you the inside scoop on hormone testing so can be healthy, active and well over all. We know that the following can all be caused by hormone imbalance: bloating mood swings acne fatigue lack of sex drive vaginal dryness low mood/depression anxiety heavy […]