Women’s Health and Wellness Care
Prevention could be considered the most important part of women’s health and wellness. At our Suffield, Connecticut clinic, teaching patients beneficial eating and lifestyle habits is the foundation for the prevention and treatment of disease. Dr. Munro addresses specific women’s health and wellness concerns such as menopause treatments, premenstrual syndrome, osteoporosis, fibroids, endometriosis, acne, hypothyroidism, fatigue, and depression.
With the information from our comprehensive intake, physical exam, and laboratory testing, we can create an individualized treatment plan to help you feel better.
Conventional menopause treatments may not be right for you. That is why we offer safer alternatives to traditional menopause treatments. Herb and nutrient combinations as well as bio-identical HRT are effective for alleviating symptoms such as hot flashes, insomnia, “brain fog”, depression, and vaginal dryness. If you are currently on hormone replacement therapy, you may be able to get off medication by using natural menopause treatments.
Osteoporosis means “porous bones”. Bones can become brittle after menopause when estrogen levels drop. Estrogen helps keep calcium in the bones. Minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and trace minerals such as boron, can help decrease fracture risk. Vitamin D and vitamin K are fat soluble vitamins that can improve bone density. Vitamin D is important for the absorption and retention of calcium from food. Vitamin K reduces bone loss and may decrease the risk of bone fractures. It may also help to prevent calcification of arteries. Both vitamin D and vitamin K can decrease the risk of developing osteoporosis.
How to Maintain Healthy Bones
- Get regular exercise, especially weight bearing exercise such as walking, hiking, and jumping on a trampoline, in order to build and keep strong bones.
- Get adequate amounts of calcium, vitamin D, along with other minerals from a non-processed, whole food diet and absorbable nutritional supplements.
Limit intake of soda, coffee, tobacco, and alcohol, all of which have a negative effect on bone density.
Women’s Health and Wellness is Our Specialty!
Hello, Dr. Munro- I just wanted to take a minute to inform you of my latest bone density results…I am very pleased to report improvement in the spine and femur…The latest total spine results went from -2.3 (2009) to -2.1 (2010). The latest total femur scan improved from -1.7 (2009) to -1.6 (2010)…This year I had no individual scan results in the osteoporosis range. (To qualify as osteoporosis, the T-score must be at or below -2.5) Last year I had FOUR individual results in the osteoporosis range. Thank you so very much, for helping me improve my bone density. I am convinced that without your dietary and supplement recommendations, I would not have made the improvements that I did. I look forward to continued improvements.
Again, thank you!!!
– M.M. CT
I just wanted to take a moment to share the success I have experienced working with Dr. Munro. I was experiencing a number of symptoms, extreme fatigue, frozen shoulder, stomach problems, sleeping difficulties, trouble concentrating, etc. I went to a number of physicians, my primary care physician, neurologist, gynecologist, looking for someone to give me some answers. I worked 20 hours a week part-time and these symptoms were affecting my ability to work. My work suffered, I was forgetful, tired and just miserable for a year and a half. I left my job and came home to try and get well. My PCP recommended that I see a naturopath. At this point I said to myself, why not, nothing else had worked. One of the doctors I was seeing felt that I was depressed and needed medication for depression and I knew in my heart he was not right. I went to Nature’s Helper not really sold that this would help, but Dr. Munro listened to all of my concerns and assured me that we would figure out what was wrong and get me well and back to work. It took a year, but the treatment that we discovered for my symptoms worked. It turned my health totally around. I have energy, I can concentrate, I am not sleeping all day, I was amazed! I am currently working FULL TIME and am able to help contribute to my families household income. Being ill and having to stop work was devastating and I am so grateful to Dr. Munro for her assistance in helping me get my life back. Words can not truly express my gratitude. Like I stated earlier, I was not sold on this naturopathic approach when it was first presented to me. I am living proof that it works.
– R.C. Windsor, CT