DUTCH blog

Sleep Hygiene: Foundational Techniques for Your Best Sleep

By Hilary Miller, ND

According to the CDC, one-third of adults are not getting enough sleep. Inadequate sleep and the resulting fatigue can make normal activities feel impossible or…

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Circadian Rhythm and Human Health

By Tim Hyatt, ND

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…

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Supportive Postpartum Care

By Sydney Sprouse

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…

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Self-Care Tips for Hormone Balance

By Christina O'Brien, DC

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…

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DUTCH, Oura Rings, and Predicting Fertility

By Clinical Consulting Team

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…

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Hormonal Contraceptives and the DUTCH Test

By Rebecca Clemson, ND

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…

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Fertility Basics

By Lindsey Szczepanski, NP

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…

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Signs, Symptoms, and Support of Uterine Fibroids

By Kelly Ruef, ND

It is estimated that up to 70% of women will have at least one uterine fibroid in their lifetime. Luckily, not every woman will be…

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Estrogen + Microbiome = Estrobolome

By Jaclyn Smeaton, ND

*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…

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Symptoms and Support of Low Progesterone

By Brook Ahnemann, ND

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…

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