The Anatomy of a Hot Flash


It is estimated that two-thirds to three-quarters of all American women in mid-life experience hot flashes.  They can last anywhere from six months to five years and can significantly affect a woman’s quality of life. What is behind these flashes?  Let’s have a

Posted in 2014 Newsletters - September 2014

Menopause Around the World


Menopause, defined by the World Health Organization as the permanent cessation of menstruation, marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years.  As a biological event for women around the world, menopause itself is universal, however, research shows that the symptoms

Posted in 2014 Newsletters - September 2014

Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause


GSM, Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause, is a new term used to define the changes occurring to the vagina, vulva, and bladder during menopause. The following symptoms are included in this syndrome. Women may have some or all these symptoms. Genital

Posted in 2014 Newsletters - September 2014

WIBI Welcomes the Seventh Woman Foundation


A breast cancer prevention resource! This summer Women in Balance Institute has opened its doors to the Seventh Woman Foundation, an organization focused on preventing breast cancer through lifestyle and natural hormone balance. Their website has been a trusted resource for

Posted in 2014 Newsletters - Summer, Breast Cancer

Preventing Bone Loss with HRT

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Our bones are living growing tissue. The body is constantly building and breaking down the bone to keep them healthy and strong. Before the age of 30 the bones are at their peak strength, then we start to lose bone

Posted in 2014 Newsletters - Summer

Healthy Planet = Healthy You


“What we lose in our great human exodus from the land is a rooted sense, as deep and intangible as religious faith, of why we need to hold on to the wild and beautiful places that once surrounded us.”  Barbara

Posted in 2014 Newsletters - May

From Menarche to Menopause


Dr. Elise Schroeder Lectures at Women’s Health Day NCNM Clinic From Menarche to Menopause: Definitions Adrenarche – Adrenarche happens between ages six and nine and is the start of puberty. During this time, the hormone DHEA, which is a precursor to

Posted in 2014 Newsletters - May, Adrenals, Balance, Bioidenticals, Hormones, Menopause

Does This Bacteria Make Me Look Fat?


The microbial world within us and its link to obesity A patient I saw last week told me a story about being put on prophylactic antibiotics for recurrent bladder infections. Soon after taking this daily medicine she began to gain

Posted in 2014 Newsletters - May

What’s the Soy Story?


The soybean has been considered one of the five sacred grains of China dating back to 2900 BC. Currently, the soybean has been cultivated extensively and is now the United State’s second largest export crop. The bean is widely known

Posted in 2014 Newsletters - Spring

Organic Milk: It does a body good?


Deciding what type of milk to buy can be a daunting task. It seems like everyone has his or her own take on what is healthy.  Organic seems like the best choice, but it can be so expensive.  Is the

Posted in 2014 Newsletters - Spring

Food for You and Your Baby during Pregnancy


Eating a balanced, nutritious combination of foods during pregnancy is important for the normal development of the fetus and can also have an impact on your baby’s long-term health. This is pretty common knowledge; however, for many moms-to-be, thinking about

Posted in 2014 Newsletters - Spring

Happy Heart, Healthy Heart: The link between emotions and cardiovascular disease


Anyone who has ever felt the ache of a broken heart, or the anxious fluttering of butterflies before a promising job interview, knows that the physical heart and the emotions are intimately linked.  In the late 1950s, cardiologists Meyer Friedman

Posted in 2014 Newsletters - February

February: Sweet Enough!


February is all about the heart.  In the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, grocery stores are filled with sweet heart-shaped cards, candies, and chocolates.  Advertisements and commercials urge us to use the holiday as a time to “speak from

Posted in 2014 Newsletters - February

You are What Your Mother Ate

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It has long been known that many substances pass through the placenta and the breast milk.  This is why women are encouraged to abstain from alcohol and smoking during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.  It should be no surprise then that

Posted in 2014 Newsletters - February

Q & A: Bioidentical Hormone Replacement


My health care provider has prescribed bio identical hormone replacement therapy for me. She is recommending I take them sublingually, or under the tongue. Can you explain to me the difference between taking my hormone replacement under the tongue, swallowing

Posted in 2014 Newsletters - January

Five Resolutions to Keep All Year


To be honest, I am not a fan of New Year’s Resolutions.  Don’t get me wrong: I am all for goal setting and making positive changes in your life, but there are just a few things about resolutions that concern

Posted in 2014 Newsletters - January

Seven Tips for a Slow Thyroid


January is Thyroid Awareness Month, a time when our attention is drawn to the delicate butterfly-shaped gland on the front of our necks that is one of the  key regulators of our body’s metabolism. The thyroid gland releases hormones that

Posted in 2014 Newsletters - January

Pelvic Pain


Pelvic pain or tension is probably one of the most misunderstood and complex medical issues of our times.  Very few practitioners have a full understanding of how to treat pelvic floor issues with respect to rehabilitation and other treatments outside

Posted in 2014 Newsletters - January

When Less is More: Exercising on a Time Budget


What if you could exercise for less than one hour per week and burn more fat and gain more health benefits than clocking in your daily long, grueling workout?  Sounds too good to be true, right?  Lucky for all busy

Posted in 2013 Newsletter - Nov/Dec, Menopause

Balance Life Q and A with Dr Elise Schroeder: A Case of Interstitial Cystitis

Have you heard of bioidentical hormones helping someone with severe bladder pain? My condition has been diagnosed as Interstitial Cystitis.  I have had symptoms for 13 years.  It started right after I had my youngest daughter. My hormones are a

Posted in 2013 Newsletter - Nov/Dec

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