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Are you unclear whether you're menopausal, perimenopausal, postmenopausal or just crazy?
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Personally, I’ve suffered through enough hot flashes for all of you. I was diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Failure (POF) at the age of 26. Yes, as crazy as that sounds, at 26 years old I was suffering menopausal symptoms. No known medical cause or explanation, except some genetic factors involved, and probably a question of environmental toxicity. I’d been involved in natural health for many years, so I had faith that my body would figure it out and correct itself naturally. I tried acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, homeopathy, and diet/nutrition/supplements. I also dipped my toe in and out of conventional medical offices, but just didn’t want to do anything unnatural. All the while I was sweating through my sheets every night, suffering from depression and trying to get through a Ph.D program at UC Berkeley along with starting out a young marriage.
It took years of studying medical literature along with trial and error with many doctors to get what I needed to feel great. And I’m still adjusting my treatment as each year goes by. But what I found is there are MANY great options.
So in my 40s when my friends were starting to complain of perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms, I thought, hey, I’ve got this! I know how to help them, and I want to save them the years of agony that I endured. So I made the decision to make a mid-life career change.
I quit my job, sold my house and went to 4 years of Naturopathic Medical School. I’ve been working at Holtorf Medical Group since 2011 and have helped hundreds of women like you, along with other women and men not like you: every patient is unique. While I love my work, and love the one-on-one relationships I’ve created with my patients, I’d like to help more of you out there who aren’t able to come see me as a patient. I’d like to arm you with all the knowledge and tools to help you get the help you need to live a healthy, happy second half of your life. I’ll give you everything I can think of in terms of Blogs, Videos, Handouts and Supplements. I’ll be asking you what else you need, so let me know how I can help.
Holtorf Medical Group
Foster City, California: 2011-present
Torrance, California: 2013-present
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
PhD Student in Romance Languages & Literatures
University of California
Master of Arts in Spanish
Middlebury, Vermont & Madrid, Spain
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
University of California
Fellow in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine
California Naturopathic Doctors Association
American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
Naturopathic Medical Advisor
National Academy of Hypothyroidism