Category Archives: Hormones


Bugs in Our Gut – Benefits of Microscopic Critters

The health of the microbiome in out gut cannot be overstated.  Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, is famously quoted as saying that all disease begins in the gut – and this was 400 years before the birth of Christ!  This was a man ahead of his time. And now, in the 21st century, we have […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Allergies Gut Hormones Immunity & Inflammation Longevity Skin Yeast | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Fertility Complaints

I prefer to call it ‘fertility’ rather than ‘infertility’ when I’m working with soon-to-be moms.  I view it as a cooperative effort to create the healthiest, most fertile body possible in order to increase the woman’s chances of raising a healthy, happy baby.  I really enjoy working with my fertility patients as they are gung-ho […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Blood Sugar Detoxification Fertility Hormones Immunity & Inflammation Men's Health Nutrition Women's Health | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Female Hormonal Complaints from Estrogen Dominance

Certain underlying factors will predispose one to experience a less-than-ideal monthly flow, such as a diet high in sugar, carbohydrates and poor-quality oils, a lack of exercise, excessive stress, drinking caffeine and a history of pelvic inflammatory disease. One of the most common causes of female menstrual complaints is an imbalance in estrogen and progesterone […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Hormones Women's Health | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Naturally Thinner

Blood Sugar Dysregulation Insulin is a hormone involved in blood sugar regulation.  When we ingest food, our blood sugar raises as that food is absorbed and the pancreas pumps out insulin to help shuttle the blood sugar into cells where it can be burned as fuel or stored as potential energy.  Irregular blood sugar due […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Allergies Blood Sugar Hormones Nutrition Physical Activity Thyroid Weight Control | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

When Good Thyroids Go Bad…

Tend towards constipation? Feel lethargic often? Tire easily? Difficulty losing weight? If those descriptors hit a cord, consider your thyroid function may be suboptimal.  The thyroid gland is the “master control gland” that is located at the base of your throat.  It has its hand in all functions of the body as it controls metabolism […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Detoxification Hormones Thyroid | Tags: , , , , , , : | Comment

Protecting Women

Xenoestrogens are estrogens and chemicals that act as estrogens that come from outside sources rather than being made in our body. Some of the results of our increased exposure to exogenous estrogens are seen in scary health trends: hormone-dependant cancers (ovarian, breast, uterine, prostate) have risen exponentially in the past several decades sperm counts continue […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Detoxification Environment Hormones | Tags: , , , , , : | Comment

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

I’m a huge proponent of the medicine that I practice, which involves healing the body and mind using the gifts of nature.  This can be as simple as a whole foods diet, clean water, regular body movement, healthy sleep habits, solid stress management techniques, and herbs. However, for some, this just isn’t enough.  Hormone imbalance […]

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Basal Body Temperature Charting

Basal Body Temperature Chart (pdf) If you’ve never heard of basal body temperature (BBT) charting, now’s the time to perk your ears up! This is a great tool for females to use to learn all sorts of things about their reproductive cycles.  You can find a link to my favorite printable chart with instructions at […]

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Estrogen Sources

For females dealing with estrogen-dominant conditions such as endometriosis, PMS, menopausal symptoms, breast and ovarian cancer, polycystic ovarian syndrome, fibroids and ovarian cysts, ask yourself if you’re receiving constant exposure to excess estrogens by reading through the list of sources below. Read about the detrimental effect environmental estrogens are having on our wild life in […]

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Sexless Alligators

It sounds kind of comical at first, but when you begin to grasp the greater implications of what this means for our world, it rapidly becomes scary. Biologists had been counting alligators in Lake Apopka, Florida since the 1970’s and noticed a startling fact: near the end of the 80’s the population of alligators had […]

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