Menopause is one form in which hormonal imbalance can manifest. Other ages and genders may suffer from hormone imbalance as well. Practitioner Emily Isaacson has been working alongside expert Jackie Harvey, and her hormone balance website and supplement company for almost a decade. They partner to provide clients with the best possible analysis of their hormones through hormone saliva testing, available through the US. As this is not generally practiced by doctors in Canada, it is a precise and accurate way to get above average information on your health.
See the appointment page for the cost of 3-5 panel tests. You can also, in addition, get cortisol testing for three times a day readings.
Emily Isaacson hosted her first hormone seminar in 2009 alongside Jackie Harvey at Cedarbrook Chateau for women in menopause and with various hormone-related conditions in the community. Hormone-related conditions can occur for women at any age and include migraines, obesity, brain-fog, low energy, and abdominal adipose distribution. An article by Isaacson was published in the Mission Record (2009):
Harvey speaking about hormones and health The Mission Record, Mission, BC Article by Emily Isaacson
Women in menopause are becoming more informed and looking for answers to their hot flashes and other distressing symptoms. In Mission and Abbotsford they need look no further than Jackie Harvey. An international speaker on women's health issues, Harvey has offered seminars locally and traveled extensively, teaching women how to make their own health care choices on hormonal issues.
"Women these days are making more educated choices, and they want alternatives to HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy)," says Harvey.
Her program not only teaches women about their health and the trend of estrogen dominance, its links to reproductive cancers, depression, migraines, and weight gain, but also teaches them how to use natural hormones, available through compounding pharmacies to turn this trend around.
"Women can lower their estrogen levels using food, supplements and natural hormones," she says.
Harvey is the woman to help make it happen. Not only does she offer saliva testing to women through a US lab, which is crucial for determining hormone levels, she also has her own company which has formulated a specific supplement program geared to hormonal issues and regulation. Working with the "hormonally challenged" has its mountains but nonetheless has proved rewarding for Harvey. She has sold over 700 saliva tests and worked with as many women in need of counsel.
Wading through the extensive research surrounding hormones can be challenging for anyone, but Harvey has done her homework. Consulting with the late Dr. Lee, author of What Your Doctor Won't Tell You About Menopause, she has spent years making the connection between hormones and women's health, giving an informative and educated evening and providing interested listeners with her DVD.
Harvey will be speaking at Cedarbrooke Chateau in Mission along with holistic nurse Susan Krautter and nutritionist Emily Isaacson Oct. 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at www.emilyisaacson.org
Jackie Harvey has several websites that answer questions about saliva testing and hormone health, as well as providing quality specialized supplements through her company MaxxAlive. You can obtain these supplements through Wild Lily Holistic Health and they are available on a monthly order program if necessary by her recommendation.