Monitoring HRT with a Dried Urine Hormone Test

A common use of the DUTCH Test is to evaluate and monitor patients on hormone replacement therapy (HRT). HRT most commonly consists of estrogen, progesterone,…

What to Expect: The Menopause Years

When many women think about menopause, they think of suffering in silence for years with symptoms like hot flashes that culminate with the end of…

Circadian Rhythm and Human Health

To better understand human behavior and health it’s necessary to acknowledge the importance of biological rhythms in health assessments. Chronobiology (the study of rhythmic influences…

Supportive Postpartum Care

This post was reviewed for accuracy by Dr. Debbie Rice, ND, MPH. In the days and weeks following childbirth, a woman’s body goes through enormous…

Self-Care Tips for Hormone Balance

Hormonal imbalances can cause a variety of physical and emotional symptoms in women. While some hormonal imbalances may require medical treatment, self-care practices such as…

DUTCH, Oura Rings, and Predicting Fertility

Bryan Mayfield, PharmD, BCGP is a registered pharmacist, medical writer, and clinical instructor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He received his Doctor of…

Hormonal Contraceptives and the DUTCH Test

Hormonal contraceptives come in many forms but fall into one of two categories: combination (ethinyl estradiol and a progestin) and progestin-only. While there is some…

Fertility Basics

Some women are unaware of the very basics of fertility. Fundamentals like understanding the menstrual cycle and knowing when the fertile window takes place can…