Welcome to the new Women In Balance Institute

Welcome to the new Women In Balance Institute!  This summer, Women in Balance joined the National College of Natural Medicine (now known as the National University of Natural Medicine), the oldest and best known medical school specializing in naturopathic medicine in the country. Both organizations are a trusted resource for health-care providers and their patients.  …

Seeing Pink: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Every fall we see pink.  Our sisters and friends, co-workers and neighbors sign up for the Susan B. Koman’s Race for the Cure   and it’s a reminder that it is once again time to bring awareness to breast health.  Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) began in October 1985; however the pink ribbons didn’t come on …

When Should You Screen?

Recent controversies regarding mammogram guidelines leave many women confused. By Jamie Fields ND Candidate 2013 Screening mammograms provide an x-ray image of the breast tissue. They are used to detect suspicious tissue in otherwise healthy women without signs of symptoms of breast cancer. Signs or symptoms of breast cancer may include a lump, breast pain, …

What’s that Lump?

What’s That Lump? By: Malea MacOdrum ND MSOM candidate 2014 “Has this lump always been there?” was the question posed by my nurse practitioner several months ago while I was in for my annual well woman exam. My answer was simple. “No,” I replied. But as she continued her exam, my mind immediately traveled back …

Xenoestrogens – What are they? How to avoid them.

–By Amy LaRue ND Many of us don’t think twice about the makeup we wear each day or the plastic container we use to pack our lunch. We know organic food is supposed to be better for us, but sometimes we just don’t want to pay the extra money. Unfortunately, all of the above may be …