Hormones in Men

What they are, and what to do about them! The Significance of Testosterone The primary hormone that we think about in association with men is testosterone. This poor hormone gets some bad publicity as it seems to drive a lot of men’s thoughts and decisions for several years of their life (and from a woman’s perspective, not always in a good way!). Differences in testosterone and estrogen balance do account for many differences between men and women, and sometimes it […]
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Female Hormones

Millions of women today experience some kind of health issue relating to their hormones, ranging from premenstrual moodiness or sugar cravings, to severe hot flashes and sleep problems during menopause. Infertility and miscarriages are becoming more and more common. And while more and more women are searching for solutions, frequently the only solution offered to them by their doctors is to put artificial hormones into their body to relieve their symptoms. Hence the millions of prescriptions for synthetic Hormone Replacement […]
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Male Hormones – “Men”opause

The “mid-life crisis” that affects men in their 40’s and 50’s has never been well understood in medical terms. We now know that men go through hormonal changes in their middle years, just like women do. It’s been termed “andropause”, and it can be just as debilitating and emotionally challenging as menopause can be for women. Men and women have the same sex hormones in their bodies, just in different proportions. Men have a predominance of testosterone, while their estrogen […]
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Five things every woman should do BEFORE she gets pregnant

Pre-Pregnancy Checklist by Dr. Nicola McFadzean, Licensed Naturopath in California and Connecticut   Start an exercise routine The general consensus on exercise for most stages of pregnancy is “do during pregnancy what you were doing prior to pregnancy”.  Of course there are limits to this – I would not recommend a pregnant woman do marathon training, even if she ran a marathon the year prior to her pregnancy.  That might be a little extreme!  But nor should she really start […]
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Lyme Diet Book by Dr. Nicola

Now available is the first-ever publication dedicated exclusively to nutritional strategies geared towards the unique needs of Lyme disease patients. The Lyme Diet: Nutritional Strategies for Healing from Lyme Disease is a must-have manual for anyone suffering from such Lyme disease symptoms as fatigue, chronic pain, cognitive deficits, and candidiasis. The Lyme Diet contains a wealth of information about why dietary choices are critical for: minimizing inflammation optimizing immune function promoting healthy digestion and gut flora balancing hormones detoxifying the […]
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Hormone Testing

There are different hormone tests available depending on your health concerns and the stage of your reproductive life. Dr. Nicola will select the hormone test that is best for you. Functional Adrenal Stress Profile (BioHealth Diagnostics) – this saliva test measures cortisol and DHEA, two of the major hormones put out by the adrenal glands. Checking cortisol and DHEA levels enables us to see how stress is impacting the body, and can provide clues as to other health issues in […]
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Pre-Conception Care Testing

Dr. Nicola uses sophisticated diagnostic testing to assess the health of both parents. While mom is the primary candidate because her body will be housing the growing baby, it is also important to optimize dad’s health. Following are some of the areas that are tested – Genetic testing While genetic testing and counseling for genetically-linked disorders such as Down’s syndrome is not new, Dr Nicola’s Natural Preconception Program™ offers a different and unique type of genetic testing called Nutrigenomics. This […]
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Dr. Nicola’s Approach to Weight Loss

There are many factors that go into the regulation of weight and body composition. Dr. Nicola works to find the underlying causes of weight gain, and rebalances the body so that it regulates its own healthy weight. Examples of underlying causes of weight gain include: Low thyroid function Imbalances in adrenal hormones (cortisol) Cellular toxicity and sluggish liver function Stress (through its impact on hormones and neurological circuitry) Imbalances in brain chemicals Candida/ yeast overgrowth Food sensitivities and gluten intolerance […]
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Male Hormones

The “mid-life crisis” that affects men in their 40’s and 50’s has never been well understood in medical terms. We now know that men go through hormonal changes in their middle years, just like women do. It’s been termed “andropause”, and it can be just as debilitating and emotionally challenging as menopause can be for women. Men and women have the same sex hormones in their bodies, just in different proportions. Men have a predominance of testosterone, while their estrogen […]
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Dr. Nicola’s Approach to Hormones

Dr. Nicola works with both men and women with health problems relating to hormone imbalance, including – * Menopause and peri-menopause * Andropause * Pre-menstrual syndrome * Preconception health * Infertility * PCOS * Uterine fibroids * Ovarian cysts There are many factors that influence the hormonal milieu within a man or woman’s body. Most people do not realize that any kind of stress of the body can throw out the delicate balance and give rise to symptoms. Such stressors […]
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