Progesterone: Keeping Postpartum Depression at Bay

Progesterone: Keeping Postpartum Depression at Bay

Louise was 34 and pregnant with her second child when she came to visit me for relief from worsening depression. She had experienced mild postpartum depression (PPD) following her first delivery three years prior, but had taken no medication for the condition at that...
Thyroid: A Small Hormone with Big Impact

Thyroid: A Small Hormone with Big Impact

Slowing down in later years is part of the aging process. But sometimes there’s another culprit behind the decline people feel—hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough hormone to keep your body operating at...
The Three Faces of Estrogen

The Three Faces of Estrogen

While the different “faces” of Estrogen may not be as dramatic or life-threatening as Joanne Woodward’s Academy Award winning portrayal in The Three Faces of Eve, the differing phases of estrogen in a women’s life present varying effects which can dramatically impact...
Hormones 101

Hormones 101

For something we all have and deal with daily, there’s a lot of misunderstanding around the topic of hormones. What are we talking about when we reference our hormones? There’s of course Hollywood’s take, often using it as the reason someone – typically a woman – is...