A popular topic that seems to come up more often these days with my friends and I have to do with hormones. To be honest, this subject was not a big topic as we rose through the ranks of motherhood and raising our children. It was a whisper that I seemed to hear from women who were my mother’s age when I was a young mother, mixed in with “ Wait until you’re older”. Mood swings, hot flashes and yo-you weight gain are some other symptoms I would hear about. But when I was younger, before and after having children, it didn’t seem like any of my doctors placed any importance on checking or educating me about hormones. It hasn’t been until the last few years that I have really started to research and listen, as now I’m in the “window” of the dreaded “M” word… Dr. Peggy DeLong Branson is a California licensed naturopathic doctor that I was introduced to a few years ago and she has been a miracle worker on a few levels for me. She provides an integrative and holistic approach to health care, and focuses on identifying and treating the root cause of the sickness or disease, and treating by the most natural methods possible.