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Naturopathic Care and Hormonal Health


Navigating Hormonal Changes with Naturopathic Care

As we journey through life, our bodies undergo a series of changes influenced by hormones. From the tumultuous ups and downs of PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) and PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder) to the transformative stages of menopause, these hormonal fluctuations can significantly impact our well-being. But fear not, because naturopathic care offers holistic approaches to support and balance these hormonal shifts, guiding us towards greater health and vitality. Naturopathic care and hormone health with Dr. Katie Bennett is just one aspect of integrative healthcare at Ancora Wellness.

Understanding PMS, PMDD, and Menopause

For many individuals with ovaries, the days leading up to menstruation can be fraught with mood swings, irritability, bloating, and fatigue – symptoms commonly associated with PMS. However, for some, these symptoms intensify into PMDD, a more severe condition characterized by debilitating emotional and physical distress. On the other hand, menopause marks the end of menstruation, accompanied by a range of symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, and changes in libido.

Naturopathic Approaches to Hormonal Health

When it comes to addressing hormonal imbalances, naturopathic medicine emphasizes a personalized approach that considers the interconnectedness of body, mind, and spirit. Rather than simply masking symptoms, naturopathic doctors aim to identify and treat the underlying causes of hormonal disruption, promoting long-term wellness.

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Nutritional Strategies:

  • Balanced Diet: Consuming a diet rich in whole foods, fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats provides essential nutrients that support hormonal health.
  • Blood Sugar Regulation: Maintaining stable blood sugar levels through regular meals and snacks can help alleviate mood swings and energy fluctuations.
  • Herbal Support: Certain herbs like chasteberry, black cohosh, and dong quai have been traditionally used to support hormonal health and ease symptoms of PMS, PMDD, and menopause.

Lifestyle Interventions:

  • Stress Management: Practices such as yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercises, and spending time in nature can help reduce stress hormones like cortisol, promoting hormonal harmony.
  • Regular Exercise: Engaging in physical activity not only improves mood and energy levels but also supports hormonal balance by enhancing circulation and metabolism.
  • Adequate Sleep: Prioritizing quality sleep allows the body to regulate hormones like cortisol, melatonin, and growth hormone, essential for overall well-being.
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Hormonal Health at Ancora Wellness

Dr. Katie at Ancora Wellness offers compassionate and comprehensive naturopathic care to support individuals navigating hormonal changes. Through thorough assessment, including detailed medical history and laboratory testing if necessary, Dr. Katie collaborates with patients to develop personalized treatment plans tailored to their unique needs and goals.

Using a combination of nutritional counseling, botanical medicine, lifestyle modifications, and other natural therapies, Dr. Katie empowers her patients to take an active role in their health journey. When appropriate, she also provides bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Whether you’re seeking relief from PMS, PMDD, or menopausal symptoms, Ancora Wellness provides a safe and nurturing space to explore holistic solutions for hormonal balance.


Hormonal changes are a natural and inevitable part of life, but they don’t have to dictate our well-being. With the support of naturopathic care, individuals can navigate these transitions with greater ease and resilience, reclaiming control over their health and vitality. If you’re ready to embark on a journey towards hormonal harmony, consider scheduling an appointment with Dr. Katie at Ancora Wellness today. Your path to wellness awaits!

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