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Dr. Laurie Marzell N.D., N.C.M.P.

 Naturopathic physician
Certified Menopause Practitioner

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Welcome to our online journal and home to all of our published content. Chalk full of resources to enhance your mental and physical health, we provide natural solutions and practical applications so you can live your best life! 

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Winter Newsletter 2020

What is the real story?  Does taking hormone replacement cause breast cancer?  That is the story so many women have heard from their own doctors.  It must be true.  The anxiety spread to woman facing menopause started from the Women’s Health Initiative Study in 2002.  This was one of the largest studies done with three […]

Estrogen and Breast Cancer

One of the biggest misconceptions I observe with patients, is that they “wait” until menopause has occurred before seeking hormone support.  Ovarian function usually starts declining in the mid-forties.  This decline of estrogen can cause symptoms such as bone loss, anxiety, depression, loss of energy, sometimes irritability, and sleep disturbance.  The textbook definition of menopause […]

Things You Did Not Know About Estrogen: Misconceptions by Patients and Doctors

You used to enjoy it.  What happened?  You are tired, busy and your husband thinks you just don’t care anymore.  Did you know that this situation is so common in post-menopause that there is a diagnostic code to describe it?  Hypoactive desire disorder is a lack of libido; interest in sex.  Yes, you are not […]

Sex, Who Cares?

Muscle Aches & Fibromyalgia Did you know that more females than males experience fibromyalgia?  Did you also know that it frequently appears during times when woman experience a drop in their hormones, specifically estrogen?  It has been noted that up to 80% of fibromyalgia patients are women between the ages of 30 and 50.  Estrogen […]

Things You Didn’t Know About Hormones: Part 2

Osteoarthritis This type of arthritis or joint pain is termed “wear and tear”, because it can result from overuse.  It can occur in and frequently does in young athletes, and in women and men as they age.  It can also be related to diet, such as the nightshade family.  These include tomatoes, eggplant, and white […]

Blog Series: Things You Didn’t Know About Hormones Pt. 1

Hormone Therapy: Does Your Doctor Understand It? You may have waited a few months to see your primary care doctor or gynecologist. Now you are in the waiting room. You may be fanning yourself to relieve the hot flashes that occur throughout the day and night. Lately you have been waking up at 2:00 a.m. […]

Hormone Therapy: Does Your Doctor Understand It?

  Myth 1:  Hormone replacement Causes Breast Cancer The Women’s Health Initiative of 2002 is to blame for this misinformation.  It showed the following results in three arms representing 10,000 women in each: 30 cases of invasive breast cancer in the group using no HRT 38 cases of invasive breast cancer in the premarin-provera group […]

The 5 Myths of Menopause

  The midlife transition can be difficult for many women.  Sex hormone levels such as estrogen, progesterone and testosterone drop dramatically.  This may seem, to many, to be part of the natural process of aging.  After all, such high levels of hormones are no longer being produced to facilitate reproduction. In reality, women have receptors […]

Hormone Replacement: Is it Safe?

  Sex should never hurt!  But sometimes it does, particularly in menopausal woman. Healthy function of sex organs requires sex hormones.  When there is a decrease, such as occurs in menopause, tissues suffer.  Countless receptors for hormones are present in genital tissue and surrounding areas.  Without hormones, these tissues change.  Mucous secretion decreases, vaginal walls […]

Ouch! Sex Hurts!

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