8 Ways to Address Estrogen Dominance

Estrogen dominance plays a role in many conditions including PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids, and PMS. Fortunately, adjusting your diet and lifestyle can help – by eating foods that promote formation of less potent estrogens and including nutrients that increase progesterone to properly balance estrogen. It’s also important to limit your intake of dietary estrogens, while also…

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PCOS Diet Basics

Diet and lifestyle play a major role in the management of PCOS, and in my practice I have seen women drastically improve by changing their diet and adjusting lifestyle factors like exercise, sleep, and stress management. The idea is to give your body all the tools it needs to heal and come to a state…

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Cooked Red Cabbage with Apples

This is one of my favorite side dishes. In my family, we have it on Thanksgiving and Christmas, as it’s a dish my Dad enjoyed growing up in Germany. The apples provide a gentle sweetness that makes this dish pair nicely with a more savory meat dish. I like to pair red cabbage with pulled…

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Antioxidants: Essential Fertility Nutrients

Did you know that your antioxidant intake could affect your chances of getting pregnant? Antioxidants exert their beneficial effects by neutralizing free radicals (also known as reactive oxygen species) that can be damaging to DNA, protein, and other cell structures. Higher levels of oxidative stress have been found in women with PCOS, advanced maternal age,…

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Vitamin D: Fertility Vitamin?

Vitamin D impacts fertility in a variety of ways, and it’s definitely one of the top supplements I recommend for women and men who are trying to conceive. Here I discuss 4 different ways that vitamin D may impact fertility – PCOS, AMH, sperm quality, and IVF success rates: 1. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS): Women…

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