PMS: Taming the Monster

By Dr. Melissa Miskell | October 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

We have all heard of it and many of us suffer from it…PMS or Pre-Menstrual Syndrome.  Symptoms such as bloating, hunger, headaches, and moodiness can begin anywhere from 5 to 11 days before menstruation.  Most women (about 90%) get some sort of PMS symptoms each month and this is especially true for women in their […]

Non-Hormonal Help for Hot Flashes and Night Sweats

By Dr. Melissa Miskell | September 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Time flies the older we get. It feels like one day we are chasing toddlers and the next we are nearing menopause. Two common symptoms that usher in this phase of life are hot flashes and night sweats.  For most women, establishing care with a qualified bio-identical hormone center makes these symptoms more manageable. However, […]

4 Common Activities that Trigger Hot Flashes

By Dr. Melissa Miskell | September 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

4 Common Activities that Trigger Hot Flashes Yep, you know you are having a hot flash when you feel like you are going to spontaneously combust.  Nothing sounds better than standing in front of the open freezer door (and even then, that is not cool enough).  Well, there are some things in life that promote […]

5 Signs You Need Hormone Replacement

By Dr. Melissa Miskell | September 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

By now most people have at least heard about hormone replacement.  But how do you know if you need it?  Well, here are five distinct signs that hormone replacement could benefit you. Hot Flashes – If you have ever had one, you KNOW what I am talking about.  When it feels like your entire body is […]

We now accept insurance for lab testing in our office!

By Dr. Melissa Miskell | August 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

We now accept insurance for lab testing in our Hormones by Design offices! In an effort to make top-notch care more affordable or our patients in Waco and Boerne, we will now take insurance for labs, as well as, still offering cash labs.  So come in and we can test everything from your cholesterol, to […]

Probiotics and Your Microbiome: Benefits of High Quality Probiotics

By Dr. Melissa Miskell | August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

The health of your gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) affects your entire body.  One of the main supplements that I recommend to my patients is a good quality high-dose probiotic. Why you ask? Let me tell you… Your gastrointestinal tract is a complex ecosystem containing thousands of species of bacteria. These bacteria can be found in […]

Bone Health 101: Bone Cannot Survive on Calcium Alone

By Dr. Melissa Miskell | August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bone Health 101 I have quite a few patients that are concerned about their bone health, and the first question they normally ask is “how much calcium should I be taking?” The answer is that amounts vary according to the patient, and you should not be taking calcium alone. The first question you should ask […]

A Brief Introduction to Inflammation

By Dr. Melissa Miskell | July 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

A brief introduction… When most practitioners talk about “anti-inflammatory” they are generally referring to prescriptions that mask swelling such as NSAIDs like ibuprofen or naproxen.  When functional medicine practitioners talk about anti-inflammatory we are referring to the foods and supplements that prevent the cause of inflammation in the body. Inflammation is the beginning of all disease states […]

Prescription Drugs that Deplete Your Nutrients

By Dr. Melissa Miskell | July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

As patients, we all strive to do what is best for our bodies. We eat well, exercise, and take any necessary medications when needed. However, what is not well known is that sometimes the medications we take can cause a depletion of important nutrients. Don’t get me wrong, prescription medications are a necessity for many […]

Antioxidants vs. Free Radicals and The Role It Plays in Women’s Health

By Dr. Melissa Miskell | July 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Every so often a patient asks me, “What are antioxidants and why do I need them?”  My answer is always the same.  To understand what antioxidants are, you need to understand what a free radical is. Let’s Start from the Top Free radicals consist of harmful molecules that are missing electrons.  Electrons typically come in […]

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