The Three Keys to Women's Wellness

Hormone balanced lifestyle

Photo: Miha Matei

The quality of our hormonal health and overall wellbeing is impacted by the choices we make each and every day — physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Adopting habits of living that are healthy can delay the onset of illness in later years and increase our longevity.

Many view their health as being predetermined by their genes. Yet, how many of us realize that everyday lifestyle choices can vastly impact our genetic expression. Research has shown that women in other parts of the world who have healthy diets and take plenty of exercise do not suffer the PMS and menopausal symptoms, heart disease and osteoporosis of western women.

After years of clinical experience in treating thousands of women, I have come to believe the foundation for “hormonal balance” consists of The Three Keys to Women’s Wellness. Addressing the Three Keys to Women’s Wellness has helped women of all ages, even those who have been plagued for months, years or even decades with unwarranted symptoms of hormonal imbalance, illness and disease.

The Three Keys are:

  • Stress reduction
  • Hormone balancing diet
  • Environment factors and toxins

Stress Reduction

It isn't necessarily “stress,” but the way we manage stress that contributes to hormonal imbalances and disease. Regular stress management programs help keep our hormone levels balanced, enhancing overall vitality. When a woman is caught up in a vicious cycle, years of multi-tasking a demanding job, raising a family, financial challenges… she maybe “burning the candle at both ends,” and runs the risk of manifesting compromised adrenal glands, blood sugar imbalances and severe fatigue.

Recent research indicates that stress can alter body composition by increasing body fat. According to NIH, nearly 75% of Americans are overweight or obese. Increased body weight translates into higher levels of estrogen in our fat cells. The more body fat we carry the more estrogen we create. This excess estrogen contributes to inflammation, growths (cysts, fibroids, polyps), hot flashes, night sweats, PMS, cancer…

Photo: Miha Matei

Hormone Balancing Diet

The importance of a healthy diet cannot be overstated and can eliminate many symptoms of hormonal imbalance as well as helping to protect the heart and the bones. A hormonal balancing diet takes into account the connection between hormone imbalances and blood sugar metabolism. During the 1950's, Katherine Dalton, M.D., a leading pioneer in the field of PMS research discovered that a drop in blood sugar levels could also block the transport of natural progesterone.

Environmental Factors and Toxins

At present, many heath care practitioners when referring to their detoxification programs are actually talking about just addressing one area of the body; gastro-intestinal tract. In my clinical experience, the entire body requires detoxification to effectively balance hormones.

My rigorous and caring approach is designed to help women who present a diverse range of symptoms including, but not limited to:

  • PMS
  • Hot flashes
  • Fatigue
  • PCOS
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Low libido
  • Fibroids
  • Sugar imbalance
  • Anxiety
  • Endometriosis
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Insomnia
  • Night sweats
  • Gastro-intestinal issues
  • & more…

Bottom Line — The Better We Treat Ourselves, The Healthier We Are

This philosophy has led me to create personalized therapeutic lifestyle programs for clients with a wide range of health challenges. My clinical practice emphasizes you as a whole person: I never compartmentalize a patient’s symptoms. Together we look at your way of being in the world taking into account factors such as diet, stress, exercise habits and sleep patterns to assess and integrate the Three Keys to Women’s Wellness into your life. In my practice, I find combining acupuncture with the Three Keys to Women's Wellness can accelerate the healing process. In many situations a patient’s troubles can be alleviated or altogether resolved by an aggressive reevaluation of your diet and everyday habits. While no panacea exists to cure all of modern society’s ills, I believe individuals can benefit greatly from fundamental, yet simple changes.

Did You Know?

One of the most important factors in overall wellness is our emotional state of being. Even the CDC states that 85% of disease is caused by emotions. According to Chinese Medicine, most ailments must engage the energetics of the “fire element” — that being the heart.