Lara Briden's healthy hormone updates
Hi everyone. In this issue, I bring you a couple of surprising truths. First, contrary to what your doctor may have told you, PCOS cannot be diagnosed by ultrasound. Next, hormonal birth control does something to your body you didn't expect. I also offer some help for hormonal sleep problems and post-Pill acne, and invite you to a special women's health event in Christchurch NZ.

The Surprising Truth About PCOS (It's Not an Ovarian Disease)

PCOS cannot be diagnosed by ultrasound.If your PCOS was diagnosed by ultrasound, it may not be an accurate diagnosis. The so-called ‘cysts’ have very little to do with your actual condition. And no, the cysts will not cause weight gain and infertility and heart disease. Continue reading...

Help for Hormonal Sleep Problems

Hormonal sleep problemsWomen have more trouble sleeping than men, and it’s a lot to do with female hormones.

Both estrogen and progesterone act directly on the sleep centers of the brain. The also influence the levels of important sleep neurotransmitters such as serotonin and GABA. Continue reading...

How to Prevent and Treat Post-Pill Acne

Post-pill acneComing off birth control doesn’t have to be a nightmare for skin. True, it was a nightmare last time, which is why you returned to the Pill after a only few months. But this time will be different, because this time, you know about post-Pill acne. You know it will get worse for six months, and then it will get better. And this time, you know how to treat it. Continue reading...

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Important Guardian article about how hormonal birth control does something to your body you didn't expect. 

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