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…

Estrogen + Microbiome = Estrobolome

*This blog was originally published on drkarafitzgerald.com in September 2022.  The function of the digestive tract is essential for proper function of almost every biological…

Symptoms and Support of Low Progesterone

Progesterone is a primary sex hormone made in the ovaries in the second half of a woman’s menstrual cycle, following ovulation. It is essential for…

The Sex and Stress Connection

Stress is natural and normal part of life—but when it becomes chronic, it can have a major impact on your overall well-being, including your sexual…

Recovering from Stress After the Holidays

The holidays are joyous, and they may also be filled with stressful events: family get-togethers, cooking for large groups, company parties, travel, and the societal…

Metabolic Flexibility and Female Hormones

In recent years, a new concept has been sweeping the world of diet and nutrition—metabolic flexibility, or the ability for the body to use different…