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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Women's Health - Hopkins Trained Integrative Nutritionist

PCOS is one of many hormonal and menstrual problems discussed by Alisa Vitta. In a recent talk, she highlighted a very important point that conventional gynecologists simply use birth control to mask problems with the menstrual cycle instead of fixing the root cause - which takes exploring micronutrient deficiencies, toxin exposure, hormonal imbalance, lifestyle irregularities, and food / nutrition choices. This includes PMS, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, endometriosis, fibroids, and acne. For heavy painful periods she mentions that women should primarily focus on food balancing, and then secondarily can consider supplements like DIM, liquid chlorophyll, and milk thistle. Both strategies can help correct estrogen / progesterone imbalance which is at the root to many menstrual problems.



If you’ve been diagnosed with PCOS and experiencing PCOS symptoms, chances are your doctor has also suggested you take some kind of pill. Metformin and the birth control pill are two of the most common medical treatments for PCOS, but – if you’ve been around us at FLO for awhile – you’ll know that medications like these are not really treatments at all, but rather band-aid solutions for a much deeper problem.  We wanted to spend time with each of them today, so that you can make the best informed choices when it comes to treating your PCOS.

Let us help you get to the root of the problem and avoid the potential side effects of these


1.get off the birth control pill or other hormonal contraceptives
2.get your weight stable and get your blood sugar balanced
3.restore regular ovulation
4.do the right kind of exercise for your body type
5.help your body efficiently eliminate estrogen and naturally raise progesterone levels


Alisa Vitta TED Talk:


Dr. Aviva Romm also discusses women's health issues with a strong integrative perspective.


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