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Endometriosis: Not Just A Hormone Condition

by Dr. Alessia Milano, Naturopathic Doctor For many women with endometriosis, they’re told their problem is hormonal. Many believe the cause of endometriosis is too much estrogen and not enough progesterone. Although hormones are involved, it’s unlikely they’re the only cause (or main cause) of endometriosis. Unfortunately, this misunderstanding of endometriosis has consequences, as most…

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Coming Off the Pill with Acne Prone Skin

by Dr. Alessia Milano, Naturopathic Doctor For a staggering 14% of women using birth control, the primary reason for going on the pill is to control severe, cystic acne. Sadly however, many of us reach a point when it’s time to let go of the pill and face the reality of our acne returning. So…

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Is It Really PCOS?

by Dr. Alessia Milano, Naturopathic Doctor Polycystic ovarian syndrome, better known as PCOS, affects 5-10% of women of reproductive age. Having PCOS myself, I absolutely love treating PCOS. It responds SO well to natural treatments and women see big improvements with a few lifestyle changes. However, there’s a big problem plaguing the PCOS community: PCOS…

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When Period Pain Is Not Normal

by Dr. Alessia Milano, Naturopathic Doctor Let’s face it, most of us ladies have experienced period pain at some point in our lives. In fact, when we bring this issue to the attention of health care providers, we’re often told that it’s normal. It can be frustrating and discouraging to hear what you’re experiencing is…

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Female Pattern Hair Loss: Why Am I Losing My Hair?

by Dr. Alessia Milano, Naturopathic Doctor About one year ago, I threw my hair up into a ponytail and I was struck with disbelief. My hair had always been thick and unruly, but on that morning for the first time ever, I could see through my hair to my scalp. The sad truth is that…

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