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  • Ely Center of Contemporary Art 51 Trumbull St. New Haven, CT 06510 (map)

The Hidden Costs of Using "Hormonal" Contraceptives

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Join Dr. Nash and Dr. Nayak, founders of Feminology, as they explore the hidden costs of "hormonal" contraceptives on the biochemical, nutritional and mental/emotional levels. They will also discuss the many natural ways of balancing hormones and why a healthy menstrual cycle is essential to a woman's overall health. 

Did you know, an estimated 150 million women worldwide are using "the pill" (or hormonal implants and IUDSs) for everything from irregular menses, endometriosis, acne, polycystic ovarian syndrome, dysmenorrhea, heavy bleeding, peri-menopausal changes and of course, birth control. 

Oral contraceptives are so widely recommended one might think they are the panacea for all hormonal problems in women. Recognizing that the pill is perhaps the easiest way to prevent unwanted pregnancy for many women, there are hidden costs to one's health that most women are not told about from their gynecologists. 

About Feminology:
 Feminology revolves around the work of 2 naturopathic doctors, Dr. Nash and Dr. Nayak, with a combined 25+ years of clinical experience and work in education. The aim of this community is to help women better understand themselves and the working of their bodies, especially the subtle orchestra of our hormones.

About Dr. Nash: Dr. Nash is a naturopathic doctor with 20 years of clinical practice. She has worked with thousands of women, both in the U.S. and abroad, on various chronic health challenges and balancing their hormones naturally. Complex homeopathy, herbal medicine and nutrigenomics are the therapeutic cornerstones of her work and compassionate care is her daily practice. Dr. Nash currently lives and practices in New Haven, CT.

About Dr. Nayak: Dr. Nayak is a naturopathic physician who is trained to handle any health concern as a general practitioner. However, she specializes in the treatment of complex chronic diseases (autoimmunity, allergy, cancer, etc), digestive issues, and hormonal imbalances. She is passionate about uncovering the underlying causes of disease and providing lasting health solutions that fit into her patients’ busy lifestyles! Dr. Nayak currently lives and practices in Philadelphia, PA.




Earlier Event: April 3
Artist Walk & Talk
Later Event: April 7
The Art of Meditation