Explant is Only Step 1

Many of these women may be dismissed by their doctors, including their plastic surgeon. But let’s use some common sense, how can plastic surgeons say there is no chance someone can react to their implants, when in fact, they are inserting a foreign substance into the body? It obviously doesn’t happen in ALL women, but to say it can NEVER happen is being ignorant.

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Are Thermal Receipts Toxic?

BPA has been linked to a variety of health conditions including infertility, miscarriages, increased cancer risk as well as cardiovascular conditions including atherosclerosis and high blood pressure (hypertension). Since the discovery of BPA in the 1950s, BPA has become one of the common chemicals found in a variety of household products. Not only is it a common household chemical but, it is absorbed by the body at exponential rates. So much so that, up to 95% of Americans will test positive for some amount of BPA in their bloodstream.

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7 Steps to Mastering Your Hormones - MOM Edition

Having a baby is a beautiful and joyous time in your life. You just received the best gift anyone could ever give you. From the moment you laid eyes on your beautiful bundle of joy, you were immediately in love. The love between a mother and child is unparalleled. So now, let’s fast forward a few months. You have started to get the hang of this whole new mom thing and finally feel like you’re keeping up. However, you are severely sleep deprived, you cry for no apparent reason, your hair seems to be falling out and oh yeah, those Instagram moms seem to have it all figured out! So here is what you need to know.

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Dr. Zen's Skincare Routine: How I Got My Best Skin Ever

For years I struggled with chronic severe acne and I felt like my skin would never clear up. I tried every lotion, potion, facial, and medications with no real success. I was so discouraged. Most products would work temporarily but never would resolve my acne. I felt lost. My skin always felt irritated and I felt like I was making it worse by adding more lotions and potions. I would struggle between extremely dry skin to totally oily outbreaks.It was a vicious cycle that I couldn’t get away from until…

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Dr. Zen’s Favorite Vitamin Organizers

If you are anything like me, you take a handful of vitamins, maybe even two handfuls, if we are being honest. Each week, I set out all of my supplements and organize them. For years, I used an ugly pill organizer that was never actually large enough for all my vitamins or would take up half my purse. So today, I thought I would share with you my favorite vitamin organizers and tips to help you to remember when to take your supplements.

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MTHFR Mutations and Pregnancy

Mutations in MTHFR increases your risk of miscarriages, preeclampsia , children born with spina bifida and can directly affect egg quality. So, although mutations in MTHFR have been directly associated with these complications, MTHFR mutations are not typically evaluated on initial screening exams with your PCP or OBGYN. Most women will never be evaluated until they struggle with recurrent miscarriages. So here is what you need to know about MTHFR and went to get tested.

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How to Use OPKs Correctly

Ovulation Predictor Kits, otherwise known as OPKs have become an easy way to track your fertile window, allowing you to better understand your fertility and help you get pregnant faster. However, if you are not using these tools correctly, you could completely miss your fertile window preventing you from getting pregnant that month. So here is what you need to know when using OPKs.

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Dr. Zen's Morning Routine

Many people will ask me “What is the one thing I can do that will make the biggest impact on my health?”

Truth is, out of everything I could talk about, including vitamins, nutrients, dietary choices, lifestyle modifications, exercise, or even cleaning living, the one simplest, but, most powerful thing you can do for your health is mastering your morning routine. This is obviously easier said than done. So today, I thought I would share with you my morning routine.

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What is Seed Cycling?

Did you recently stop taking birth control? Or maybe, you have always struggled with irregular cycle. Whether this is a new or long term issue, there is a natural and gentle way to help you get your cycle back on track. Today, I thought I’d share with you one of my favorite ways to reduce PMS, regulate your cycle and promote your fertility naturally.

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Are Tampons Toxic?

On average, a woman will use 11 to 30 tampons per cycle and according to the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, women are using 5,000 to 14,000 tampons in their lifetime. But did you know that most commercial tampons are actually exposing us to harmful chemicals? We are being exposed to chemicals in one of the most sensitive areas of a woman’s body. Not only is this area extremely sensitive but we are constantly exposing ourselves month after month from the start of puberty. This is why if you have a daughter, sister, or niece that will or has started their periods recently,I challenge you to share this article to help them learn more about how to find less toxic options. Let’s help educate our daughters to making better health decisions.

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You don't have to have Ovarian Cysts to have PCOS

Did you know there are actually different types of PCOS and not all of them involve the typical cysts on the ovaries? Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (otherwise known as PCOS) is a common condition found in women. So common. that it is actually found in about 1 in every 10 women of child bearing years. Unfortunately, it often takes years of struggling with symptoms to finally be diagnosed.

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Building Your Best Skincare Routine

Okay, ladies (and gentlemen), Let's be honest, we all have a MILLION different skincare products tucked away in our bathroom cabinet. Between the sweet lady at the mall and the celebrity endorsed products that are suppose to keep us young and radiant, it can be hard to know what is REALLY worth using on our skin and what might actually be causing us more harm than good.

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