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Menopause Webinar
Menopause Wellness Webinar 1200 1600 Lisa Dickinson

Menopause Wellness Webinar

  Are you hormones wreaking havoc on your mind and body?  If you answered yes, then this webinar was made for you! Join Dr. Lisa, Dr. Meghan, and Dr. Meg on May 17th at 6 pm PDT as they go through the causes of hormone imbalance, and how to get your body regulated again and start living your best life! At…

The mechanism of hormonal effect on polycystic ovary syndrome
Insulin Resistance: The Background and the Solution 837 533 Lisa Dickinson

Insulin Resistance: The Background and the Solution

Insulin resistance is a key issue for women with PCOS. This is due to the interplay between high male (androgenic) hormones in a female body. The exact mechanisms are not known, but all women with PCOS need to be evaluated and treated for insulin resistance. If you are worried about your blood sugars, and are…

food
Food Allergy vs Food Sensitivities 640 427 Lisa Dickinson

Food Allergy vs Food Sensitivities

If you are interested in the health and wellness world, you probably have heard people talking about food allergies and food sensitivities. You might be wondering what the differences are and how you can figure out what foods you may be reacting to. If this sounds like you, then this article is for you! First let’s talk about…

digestive disorder
IBS Awareness Month 740 842 Lisa Dickinson

IBS Awareness Month

The month of April is IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) awareness month. IBS affects 10-15% of Americans and can have a dramatic impact on a person’s daily activities. The main symptoms are abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, diarrhea and/or constipation. There often seems like no rhyme or reason to when symptoms flare and what helps reduce them. However, updates in…

pcos
PCOS Wellness and Digging In 640 426 Lisa Dickinson

PCOS Wellness and Digging In

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome aka PCOS, is a hormone disorder that affects 1 in 10 reproductive aged women. Key features of the syndrome are unpredictable periods, difficulties with fertility, unwanted hair growth on face or breasts, weight gain, and ovarian cysts. One key feature found on lab testing, is high levels of testosterone. This is responsible…

spring news
March: Spring News and New Beginnings 1200 854 Lisa Dickinson

March: Spring News and New Beginnings

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Meg Chmelik to our beloved Amber Wellness Group! We are so grateful to have found such a gifted and well rounded doctor to join our team. Dr. Meg has many offerings to share with each of you medically and professionally. Personally, she brings a compassionate intelligence to each of her…

Adrenal health is equal to healthy libido
Adrenal health = healthy libido!! 816 540 Lisa Dickinson

Adrenal health = healthy libido!!

The health of your adrenal glands plays a significant role in libido. Simply stated, if you are depleted and not refueling, then your subconscious body will put sex on the back burner. This is an effort to protect you from depleting your reserves even more. A woman’s age and where she is on the hormone…

fruits
Xenoestrogens and Detoxification 701 800 Lisa Dickinson

Xenoestrogens and Detoxification

Liver detoxification is becoming a common health practice for many good reasons. Both Dr. Lisa and Dr. Meghan recommend periodic cleanses as a way to reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, balance hormones, and improve metabolism. The increased exposure to environmental chemicals in the air and our food are responsible for the buildup of chemicals in…

lotus
Beta-glucuronidase: Hormones, Gut, and the Detox Connection 456 483 Lisa Dickinson

Beta-glucuronidase: Hormones, Gut, and the Detox Connection

Hormones are regulated and recycled by the detoxification pathways in the liver. The whole detoxification system is simple, yet complex. Phase 1: breaks down anything we breathe in, consume, or make internally (i.e. hormones) into a smaller substance. That substance is then converted into a water-soluble compound in phase 2. Phase 2: turns phase 1…

new year
Hello 2021! We’ve Been Waiting For You! 639 426 Lisa Dickinson

Hello 2021! We’ve Been Waiting For You!

Hello Friends, Family and our Greater Community, We welcome you to a new year filled with health, hope and happiness! We hope your holiday season, be it different from years past, was filled with celebrations that honored you and your loved ones’ traditions in a meaningful way. As we start a new year, acknowledging the…