Articles | Women’s Health + Pregnancy

Our office specializes in women’s health and has the training and experience to deal with a variety of women’s health problems. Our doctors have extra education in pre-natal, pregnancy and post-natal care and are involved in non-profit organizations to further women’s and pregnancy health awareness.


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The Truth About Thyroid Hormones & Their Functions

  The Truth About Thyroid And How it Affects Us A typical Thyroid check in a doctor’s office will assess TSH only and no other hormone. This has been standard practice for many years. It used to be that when we saw a low TSH, it would suggest a hyperthyroid patient and a high TSH […]

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The Physiologic and Metabolic Effects of Thyroid

Bone metabolism, gastrointestinal function, glucose metabolism, thermoregulation, progesterone & estrogen metabolism, and homeocysteine levels may all be affected when Thyroid hormone is imbalanced. This is only a small list of how Thyroid works on the intricate areas of our body and how one hormone can lead us to a lack of health. Bone metabolism and […]

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Thyroid Self-Assessment Test

From the book Thyroid Power: Ten Steps to Total Health [Paperback] by Dr Richard L Shames, M.D. and Dr. Karilee Halo Shames, R.N., Ph.D. The following is a list of symptoms, conditions, and signs that could be indicators of low thyroid. Take this self-assessment to see if you should receive further testing, or a trial […]

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8 Surprising Infertility Myths & Facts

Myth: Infertility is predominantly a woman’s problem. Fact: Not so! 40% are due to female factors, 40% are due to male factors and 20% are both or unknown. Myth: It’s easy to get pregnant. Fact: Infertility affects 7.3 million people of childbearing age, which is about 10 to 15% according tothe CDC. Myth: Infertility is […]

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Eating for Fertility

Eating for Fertility More and more today, young couples are having problems fulfilling their dream of having a family. In that quest, it’s important to remember that diet is not only important in pregnancy, it’s important in conception! Would you like to unlock the secrets to changing your diet and potentially increasing your chances of […]

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Struggling with Infertility

Struggling with Infertility? Infertility describes a couple that has not been able to conceive after having unprotected sex for at least one year. The cause of this emotionally draining problem can be one of many physical or chemical factors. In our office we’ve found that fertility is negatively affected by extreme stress which can wreak […]

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Yoga for Fertility

The age-old practice of yoga is very much alive in our communities today.  From gentle yoga to Bikram yoga, there is a style for just about any issue, including fertility. Restorative yoga classes are those most recommended to aid fertility and conception.  These classes aid the body, mind, and soul in learning the art of […]

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Food Allergies. The Hidden Cause of Many Ills

When we mention “allergies” most people immediately think of the seasonal variety.  Seasonal allergies are the ones that most commonly plague people and can cause annoying and on-going cold-like symptoms.  But have you ever noticed that after you eat ice cream you get a scum in your throat?  Or an uncomfortable mouth after eating pineapple? […]

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5 Myths About Menopause

5 Myths About Menopause

Myth: Menopause begins at age 50. Fact: Women start having a decline in hormones as early as their late 30s and 40s. This is called peri-menopause. Myth: The Drop in Testosterone is why women loss interest in sex. Fact: Most often the drop in libido can be linked to a decrease in estrogen making sex […]

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V-Day Dates High on Romance & Easy on the Budget

V-Day Dates High on Romance & Easy on the Budget

Unless this your first V-Day with your significant other, you’re probably yearning for a little more romance and originality than flowers and an intimate dinner out with a crowded restaurant full of unimaginative lovers! Here are a few ideas to add personality and originality into your romance! Don’t wait until the evening for your date. Think […]

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