Women’s Health

Dr. Karen Threlkel has been working with women’s health issues for the last 20 years, and she’s here to put her knowledge to good use. She understands that women’s bodies are complicated and that a lot of health issues can arise for women.

Karen Threlkel, ND doesn’t just explain more details on taking care of your health as a woman, however. She dives into how you can naturally combat a plethora of these issues! A few of the problems she discusses are:

  • Menopause and pre-menopause
  • PMS and how to deal with it
  • Menstrual irregularities

And plenty of other topics! Are you ready to take a look at how you can naturally heal your body? Read on and learn with Dr. Karen Threlkel to discover how to take care of your body holistically!

There is nothing quite like getting unexpected advantages from something as easy as journaling. The simple act of writing down your thoughts, or daily activities, reaps many surprising rewards for health and wellness. Putting pen to paper has definite advantages, but effective journaling can help achieve goals and improve the quality of life. Different parts …

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Many people associate the adrenal glands as the source of adrenaline, which the glands release when the body faces a dangerous, exciting, or threatening situation. The glands play a much bigger role in our health and wellness, however.  They are essential for everyday function and are responsible for regulating several of the body’s systems. When …

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Uterine fibroids represent a women’s health condition that cannot be seen on the surface but can still cause pain and distress. The issue is quite common, affecting up to 80% of women at some point in their lifetimes, but fibroids are not cancerous or life-threatening. They can still cause health problems and complications, however.  The …

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Fibrocystic breast disease can cause pain, swelling, and lumpiness in the breasts.  There are several treatment options when it comes to healing this condition, including many natural remedies. Understanding the fibrocystic breast disease treatment options available to you is key to finding relief. This guide will define fibrocystic breast disease, answer frequently asked questions and …

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Ovarian cysts are usually not concerning but they can cause severe pain, heavy periods, and painful intercourse, as well as complicate conditions like endometriosis. The good news is that women with this condition do not have to live with pain.  There are several effective treatments for ovarian cysts. Pills and surgery come with risks but …

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Women who have heavy periods are well aware of how the flow and painful menstrual cramps can get in the way of your day-to-day life. What causes heavy period flow, and what solutions are there to make your period more manageable? Many doctors will recommend prescriptions or over-the-counter medications for relief from heavy bleeding and …

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All women are different, and so are their periods. Most menstrual cycles happen every 28 days, and some women get their periods like clockwork while others’ are less predictable. It can be worrisome to experience an irregular period, but what makes it irregular? “Irregular irregularity” is usually nothing to worry about, but “regular irregularity” might …

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Most women can relate to the occasional discomfort they feel during their period. Hormonal changes and mild cramps can be unpleasant, but they’re just a common and benign side effect of an otherwise normal cycle. Many women will try to “push through” the pain and discomfort of menstruation. Intense pain and discomfort aren’t normal, though. …

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Many people are surprised to learn that ovarian cysts are extremely common, and that most women develop at least one each month during ovulation. The vast majority of cysts do not produce symptoms, are completely harmless, and go away on their own within a few menstrual cycles, meaning many women never even know they had …

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Allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, affects as much as 30% of the population worldwide, meaning it’s no surprise that people seek out information on natural treatments. Allergies affect everyone differently, too, with some having only minor symptoms and others experiencing life-threatening anaphylaxis. While there are plenty of medications available for treatment for allergies, there are …

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Women have many unique health concerns, including matters of reproductive health. We’re taught from an early age how important it is to give ourselves monthly examinations and to monitor ourselves for signs of breast cancer, for example, but what happens when you find a lump? The truth is that this is not at all uncommon …

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Any type of medical diagnosis, including endometriosis, can create a lot of fear and uncertainty, but understanding your options for treating it is empowering. Easing your mind starts with learning more. It’s believed that at least 11 percent of women in the United States are suffering from this disorder, so it’s important to know what …

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While anyone can experience a reproductive condition, understanding endometriosis and endometriosis causes can improve your quality of life and those of diagnosed loved ones. So what is it, and how does it affect you personally as a woman? Some facts to keep in mind: Endometriosis is a condition in which the uterus’s inner lining — …

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Wellness is a vital component for living an active, healthy, and enjoyable life. You can create a healthy lifestyle by incorporating exercise, nutrition, and supplements into your daily routine. Does this mean that you will no longer be able to enjoy a day off from the gym, eating your favorite dessert, or having a glass …

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There is nothing better to soothe the soul and lift your spirits during the chilly winter months than a delicious cup of hot tea, but those who don’t regularly partake may have some questions about the best teas to drink. There are many varieties — from classic chamomile to rich English tea — and all …

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Self-care tips are useful year-round, but they are perhaps even more important during the holiday season. You need to make sure you’re taking care of yourself as this long period of hectic celebration, gift shopping, financial considerations, and maybe a touch of family drama ramps up, or the demands and expectations of these few months …

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If you are like many people around the world, you may know that ginger is extremely well-known for it’s warm, spicy, delicious flavor. Very few people understand that this flowering plant is among the most beneficial spices on the planet, however, or that its benefits are endless. Ginger is often found in cooking and baking …

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With the holiday season quickly approaching, you might be considering how best to prepare yourself for the upcoming festivities. COVID-19 has likely changed many people’s plans, but some things remain consistent throughout the years — and many will probably still indulge in treats, desserts, and indulgent foods regardless of the pandemic. If you are looking …

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Various food myths have developed and propagated over the years. Most aren’t new, but the internet helps those misconceptions spread much more rapidly than they used to. People are quick to share those that catch their eye, regardless of whether those stories are true, and it’s easy to believe something when you hear it over …

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The vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, and other benefits packed into vegetables are well-established, as is the human need to get a certain number of servings of them per day. Modern diets are often filled with less-nutritious items, though, and thus lack the nutrients that are so abundant in vegetables. As a result, many people may …

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Cortisol is one of the hormones responsible for controlling our “fight-or-flight” instinct, so it’s no surprise that cortisol levels are closely correlated with stress. The Gallup 2019 Global Emotions Report found more than one-third of those surveyed experienced stress on a daily basis. This number jumps to over 50% in the United States, making us …

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Most people have never heard of cortisol, so what is cortisol and how is it important to you? Heightened cortisol levels can rear their head in the form of weight gain, fatigue, irritability, and various other symptoms. One of the greatest influencers of this hormonal imbalance is exposure to chronic stress. Whether you’re a high-level …

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Women’s health focuses extensively on breast health, and with good reason. Breast tissue is ever-changing in response to hormone fluctuations, puberty, pregnancy, breastfeeding, menopause, general physical changes to your body, and more. It’s important for women to develop an awareness of which breast changes are harmless and which may be a cause for concern.  That …

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Menopause is a normal stage of every woman’s life, but when it happens and the exact symptomology can be very different for each. Some might be plagued with fierce hot flashes and mood swings, for example, while others might have mild forgetfulness. How long perimenopause, or the “pre-menopause” phase, may last leading up to actual …

Perimenopause and Menopause 101 (How to Deal with Each) Read More »

Hormonal imbalances impact many women and make it difficult for them to get through the day. Hormones are chemical messengers that spur bodily functions into action or tell them they should ramp back down after activity. Balance is crucial to health. The following guide will identify and explain some of the signs of hormone imbalance …

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It’s that time of the month again. You get your heating pad and some ice cream and prepare for pain. If you experience painful periods, you are far from alone. In fact, 80% of women experience painful periods, even perfectly healthy women. For most women, that pain starts in their early teens and last until …

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How Seeds Can Improve Your Hormone Balance and Menstrual Health You may have heard the term ‘seed cycling’ before and been curious about what it is and if it actually works. As it gains popularity, more and more people are looking into the effects this practice can have on a women’s health, specifically hormones and …

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A Natural Approach to Improving Your Menstrual Health You know the drill. Everything is going fine, you’re productive, life is moving along smoothly, and then something changes. Maybe you’re more emotional than usual, or you’re dealing with headaches and insomnia that’s interfering with your daily life. If you’re the kind of woman who keeps track …

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How to Love Your Menstrual Cycle and Tackle PMS Sometimes I wonder how different things would be society took on the ancient practice of honoring a woman as she reached the age of fertility.  If mothers from the community painted their daughter’s bodies with henna in celebration and told their daughters the truth about the …

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Learn About How Natural Medicine Can Help Treat Menopause Naturopathic medicine is a distinct practice of medicine that uses natural medicine to holistically treat many types of illnesses. Naturopathic doctors receive training at a post-graduate accredited 4-year naturopathic medical school, in-residence, hands-on medical program.  There are approximately 6,000 naturopathic doctors practicing in the United States. …

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The Gentle, Natural Approaches to Healing Common Women’s Health Concerns As a Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Karen Threlkel specializes in gentle, natural approaches to healing many common women’s health concerns. When we women push ourselves too hard (sound familiar?), we can become symptomatic, suffering from exhaustion, toxicity, a suppressed immune system, digestive complaints, hormonal issues, allergies… …

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