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Dr. Francesca Medina

Naturopathic Doctor | Healthy Hormones + Glowing Skin

I work with women to improve their hormones, gut, and skin in an impactful and sustainable way. Join our growing community where I send out informative newsletters aimed to empower you in your health.

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The Mineral Sunscreen Secret to Ageless Skin

Don't Let the Sun Damage Your Skin - Choose the Right SPF Hello Reader, Summer is coming and now is the time to make sure your SPF has what it takes to effectively protect your skin. The sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause premature skin aging, wrinkles, age spots, and even skin cancer. Protecting your skin from harmful UV radiation should be a top priority, especially during the spring and summer months when the sun is strongest. Understanding SPF - SPF measures how well a sunscreen...

7 days ago • 4 min read

Cycle Tracking Made Easy with TempDrop and OOVA Hello Reader, Are you struggling to accurately pinpoint your fertile window each cycle? As a naturopathic doctor, I always recommend getting in tune with your body's natural rhythms through cycle tracking. But I know the process can be frustrating with skipped temperatures and uncertainties around ovulation! That's why I'm so excited to share two game-changing products that are revolutionizing the ovulation tracking space: TempDrop and OOVA....

14 days ago • 3 min read
photo of a pack of birth control pills coming out of a purse

Are you considering coming off hormonal birth control like the pill or IUD? Exploring natural birth control options allows you to prevent pregnancy without synthetic hormones disrupting your normal cycles. In my latest health article, I provide an in-depth guide to effective natural contraception techniques: Understand the fertility awareness method through basal body temperature charting and cervical fluid observations Learn the sympto-thermal method combining multiple biomarkers Discover...

18 days ago • 1 min read

Welcome to Part 1 of my Healthy Menstrual Cycle Series! I decided to do this series because there is SO MUCH information we aren't taught in high school sex-ed about our menstrual cycles, and working with women in my practice, I've seen how confused some of them are with how their bodies work. I'm here to help you understand your body better. I want to empower you so you can recognize signs and symptoms of something of something wrong and when to reach out to your doctor for guidance. Without...

about 2 months ago • 5 min read

Are you ready to strengthen your body's natural defenses and embrace a healthier, more vibrant life? My latest health article is packed with naturopathic and actionable tips to help you do just that. In "How to Strengthen Your Immune System," I talk about the fundamental strategies for supporting your immune system for a healthy body all year long. From prioritizing quality sleep and nourishing your body with whole foods to managing stress effectively and practicing good hygiene habits, I...

2 months ago • 1 min read
Woman in winter clothes blowing snow towards camera

As winter settles in and the temperature drops, our skin often needs a little extra TLC to stay healthy and glowing. That’s why I’ve put together an essential guide to help you maintain optimal skin health during the colder months! In my latest health article, “Winter Skin Care: Your Guide to Healthy, Glowing Skin,” I dive deep into naturopathic tips and strategies to keep your skin hydrated, nourished, and radiant all winter long. From understanding the challenges your skin faces during...

3 months ago • 2 min read

As we step into a new year, it's the perfect time to hit the reset button and revitalize every aspect of our lives—including our skincare products. If you're like me, you're probably eager to embark on a journey towards healthier, more radiant skin, and I'm here to guide you every step of the way. In my latest online article, I dive deep into the realm of skincare labels, unraveling the truth behind those enticing claims of "organic," "vegan," and "eco-safe." It's time to demystify the...

4 months ago • 1 min read
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