Category Archives: Hormonal Health

Making Menopause Magical and Meaningful

One of the wonderful things about being a part of Women to Women for over thirty years is that I have seen so many women heal their bodies and their lives. Thousands of women overcome by disruptive symptoms such as joint pain, night sweats, digestive concerns, anxiety, depression, mood swings, or hot flashes, have gone […]

Chemicals in Our Cosmetics: It’s Not Pretty

As women, we all want to look and feel our best. We know the confidence that comes from within when we have a great hair day, our skin is clear and bright, and we feel beautiful. I see so many women at Women to Women struggling with hormonal imbalance or adrenal fatigue and my patients […]

Hormone Disrupting Foods In Your Kitchen Now

Whenever I see a patient who is experiencing life-disrupting symptoms, one of the first things we talk about is her diet. At Women to Women, we have learned over the years that the old adage you are what you eat is so very true, especially during the transition before and after menopause. When I ask […]

Endocrine Glands And Hormones

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP The glands and hormones of the female endocrine system This particular table lists the key endocrine glands which are commonly found in females as well as the hormones they naturally release, in addition to many of the diffuse endocrine organs plus tissues that are in your body and their related […]

Estrogen Dominance – Is It Real?

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Topics covered in this article: Dr. John Lee and the original theory of estrogen dominance Why “estrogen dominance” is misleading — and a new understanding Symptoms of estrogen dominance Effects of xenoestrogens Phytotherapy — a gentle approach to a complex issue What you can do Most conventional doctors still tell […]

Phytotherapy — The Key To Hormonal Balance?

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP  So many women I talk to are afraid to try herbal remedies because they’re uncertain about safety. They think that because a pharmaceutical drug has been studied in a laboratory, regulated by the FDA and prescribed by a doctor, it has to be safe. But the truth is that conventional […]

Is It Me Or My Hormones? – About The Book

The good, the bad and the ugly about PMS, perimenopause and all the crazy things that occur with hormone imbalance A simple, clear, accessible 28-day plan to help you balance your hormones and feel like yourself again from a health-care professional who has helped hundreds of women – including herself – do just that! Hormonal […]

The Stress Response

by Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN NP  Adapted from Is it Me or My Hormones? In recent years, the word “stress” has taken on such negative connotations, but from the body’s point of view, it only means any type of demand or challenge that requires the body to expend extra energy. Getting up from your seat and […]

The Destructive Effect Of High Cortisol Levels

by Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN NP What is cortisol?  In it’s normal function, cortisol helps us meet life’s challenges by converting proteins into energy, releasing glycogen and counteracting inflammation. For a short time, that’s okay. But at sustained high levels, cortisol gradually tears your body down.  Cortisol is one essential we can’t live without.  But too […]