The pill does not actually help to regulate female hormones but rather uses synthetic hormones to suppress endogenous hormone production. The varying dose of synthetic hormones throughout the month essentially mimics the natural hormone fluctuation that ultimately results in a period. This mimicking of a period is now more appropriately known as a withdrawal bleed. […]

Looking To Transition Off The Pill? Here’s What You Need To Know Before Making The Change

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Period Health

Looking To Transition Off The Pill? Here’s What You Need To Know Before Making The Change

The pill does not actually help to regulate female hormones but rather uses synthetic hormones to suppress endogenous hormone production. The varying dose of synthetic hormones throughout the month essentially mimics the natural hormone fluctuation that ultimately results in a period. This mimicking of a period is now more appropriately known as a withdrawal bleed. […]

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PCOS

From A PCOS Fighter: The Optimal Diet & Exercise Regimen For Insulin Resistant PCOS

When I was first diagnosed with PCOS eight years ago, it was an incredibly challenging diagnosis to navigate. My endocrinologist at the time offered metformin, and my gynecologist recommended birth control pills and spironolactone for the high androgen symptoms (hair growth in unwanted places and mood swings to name a few). While these medications offered […]

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Acne

5 Underlying Causes Of Adult Acne: A Functional Medicine Approach To Breakouts

An extensive number of studies now confirm that acne is a manifestation of several underlying root causes such as hormonal imbalances, gut inflammation, food sensitivities, and nutritional deficiencies. In this post, I explain these underlying root causes in-depth as I believe having this information is empowering and allows you to take actionable steps towards addressing […]

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Hormones

Estrogen Dominance Part 2: Achieving Hormone Balance

In Part 1 of this series, we discussed the signs and symptoms of estrogen dominance as well as the most common causes of this phenomenon. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, I know this information can be overwhelming, but I assure you that small incremental steps can lead to massive health transformations over […]

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Hormones

Estrogen Dominance Part 1: When One Hormone Gets the Upper Hand

Perhaps you have noticed more bloating or breast tenderness over the years? How about worsening PMS? It could be due to something called estrogen dominance. The term “estrogen dominance” is becoming increasingly popular. In fact, I see this in my practice all the time. It quite literally means there is too much estrogen, or normal […]

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Gut Health

Have Food Sensitivities? Your Hormones May Be Playing A Role

Are you struggling with confusing and uncomfortable symptoms? It’s possible that a specific food or food category is at the root of your symptoms. In this article, I will explain these food reactions in more detail and also discuss the underlying hormone connection. Before I dive into this topic, let’s define the various food reactions. […]

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Gut Health

How Hormones And Gut Health Impact Your Immune System

With this post, my goal is to offer you a new perspective on immune health. One that comes from an understanding of the relationship between your hormones and immune system, and perhaps more importantly, the relationship between your gut and immune system. Before I dive into the science, I want to explain a few immune […]

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Hi there!

I’m Dr. Pooja, a pharmacist turned functional medicine clinical nutritionist.

After years of struggling with PCOS, I finally uncovered the root cause of my hormone symptoms and found a solution that actually works long-term. Now I'm on a fierce mission to help other women achieve hormone healing!

street cred: PharmD, MS, CNS, LDN, IFMCP

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