Ask Dr. Chris Meletis, N.D., Health Column

PMS and Period Anomalies

Q.  Quick question from a busy mom with two kids. How can I help lessen monthly PMS symptoms and feel hormonally balanced?

A.  Thanks for the honest question. You actually shared a clue as to why your body is talking to you with these symptoms. Living a “busy mom” life contributes to adrenal strain and can ultimately lower your relative progesterone levels. The stress hormones cortisol/cortisone are actually made via the progesterone pathway. I routinely find that women who are stressed over a period of time become relatively progesterone insufficient. This is called estrogen dominance.  Click here > to read more.

Peri-Menopause and Menopausal Symptoms

Q.  What should I do to help my body cope with symptoms of menopause? I’m fine one moment, then the next second, I am having a hot flash or get brain fog.

A.  I see this all the time in amongst my female patients. And, I have also seen men going through male menopause (low testosterone) complain of similar symptoms. I have some simple guidelines and recommendations for my peri-menopausal and menopausal patients. First, this is a normal transitional phase that has occurred over the millennia with women around the world.  Click here > to read more.

About Dr. Meletis

Dr. Chris Meletis, N.D., has 24-years of experience practicing as a Naturopathic Doctor in Portland, Oregon.  He is dedicated to using his vast knowledge about alternative medicine to help his patients and generously give to those in need. He has written over a dozen books and 100's of national articles, and was named Naturopathic Physician of the Year in 2003 by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.  He has started 16 community clinics that provide care for uninsured families and the poor, offering pure naturopathic to fully integrated medicine. 

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