Menopause – Do You Know the Signs?



Do you know the signs? Do you have healthy and balanced hormones?

Do you have…

  • Breast tenderness?
  • Heavy/irregular menses
  • Hot flushes?
  • Dry skin/hair or hair loss?
  • Abdominal weight gain?
  • Vaginal dryness?
  • Fatigue?
  • Mental fog?
  • Mood swings or irritability

Have you ever wondered about whether your hormones are out of balance? Perhaps you are peri-menopausal, menopausal, dealing with PMS, infertility, hypothyroidism or burn-out. If any of these resonate with you, you may be interested in working with our Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) to achieve optimal hormone balance!

In addition to our existing naturopathic tools, including nutrition, lifestyle management and herbal medicines, Ontario NDs now have prescribing rights and Barefoot Health Patients now have access to bio-identical thyroid, estrogen and progesterone hormones.

Bio-identical hormones are different from conventional Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) because conventional HRT involves synthetic chemicals that our bodies do not recognize as their own hormones. Therefore their efficacy is limited and our body is not able to break down and eliminate these hormones as well as our own. Bio-identical hormones, on the other hand are biologically identical to our own hormones, and therefore have been found to be safer and more beneficial (Holtorf, 2009)

Holtorf K. The bioidentical hormone debate: are bioidentical hormones (estradiol, estriol, and progesterone) safer or more efficacious than commonly used synthetic versions in hormone replacement therapy? Postgrad Med. 2009;121(1):73-85.

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