Dr. Elena Alawa, D.O. with True Health Solutions Clinic and Katie Krick with The Period Pick-Me-Up have joined forces to shed light on a topic often whispered about behind closed doors. It’s time to smash those taboos and embrace the beauty of our bodies’ cycles!
Remember, your body is incredible, and so is the magic it goes through every month. So, here’s to breaking barriers, shattering stigmas, and embracing every part of ourselves – even the ones that might make others uncomfortable. Are you with us?

Introducing our brand-new webinar series dedicated to shedding light on the incredible power of menstrual cycles and dismantling the myths surrounding ‘normal’ menstrual symptoms. 🩸

Every woman deserves to understand and embrace the beautiful rhythms of her body. We’re here to empower you with knowledge, self-awareness, and support to navigate your unique cycle journey.

Get ready to break free from the misconceptions and societal taboos. Let’s celebrate the strength and resilience of cycling women while addressing those distressing symptoms that should never be considered ‘normal.’ 

Stay tuned for an enlightening and empowering series that will redefine your relationship with your menstrual cycle. New episodes coming out every week. 

Who we are and what motivated us to bring awareness about our menstrual cycles. 

Katie Krick is the founder and CEO of The Period Pick-Me-Up. Her enterprise is a brilliant and much-needed concept that not only recognizes the challenges women face during their menstrual cycles but also encourages them to prioritize self-care and self-love.

Dr. Elena Alawa is a dedicated osteopathic physician specializing in functional medicine and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. With a profound commitment to women’s health, she champions natural and holistic approaches to address hormone-related issues, such as period problems, infertility, perimenopause, and menopause. Dr. Alawa is a trusted advocate for empowering women to achieve hormonal balance and overall well-being.

Ladies, ever wondered why that time of the month feels like a rollercoaster of emotions? It’s more common than you might think, but let’s not confuse common with “normal.”

In the world of medicine, we use vital signs like blood pressure, heart rate, and temperature to gauge basic body functions. But have you ever considered your menstrual cycle as a vital sign?

Your menstrual cycle can be a powerful indicator of what’s happening beneath the surface – a window into your hormonal health!

Understanding your body and its changes empowers you to make informed choices about your health. By talking openly about periods, we remove the stigma and create a supportive community.
Discover why you might be getting acne during your cycle!
🔥 Topic: Night Sweats – What’s keeping you up at night?
Tune in to uncover the causes, remedies, and expert insights on those pesky night sweats that have you tossing and turning. 
Nobody wants to talk about a ‘poop test’ but we do!
What does a stool test have to do with our periods you might ask? Turns out that our body systems don’t stay isolated in their little cubicles, rather they ‘talk’ to each other and send constant signaling messages back and forth to influence each other’s functions in the body. And unlike Vegas, what happens in the gut doesn’t stay local, it rather has systemic implications.
A large percentage of our immune system resides in the GI tract; furthermore, aside from digestion and absorption of nutrients, the gastrointestinal system is the headquarters for vitamin and neurotransmitter biosynthesis and hormone metabolism.
Join us for yet another insightful episode. 

In this informative video, we explore the often-overlooked phenomenon known as “Period Flu.” If you’ve ever experienced fatigue, bloating, mood swings, headaches, body aches and other unpleasant symptoms during your menstrual cycle, you’re not alone! Join us as we explore the various symptoms of Period Flu and why they occur.

Join us in this informative video as we dive into the world of perimenopause, a natural phase in a woman’s life that can bring about various physical and emotional changes. In this clip, we’ll explore the signs and symptoms that can help a woman recognize she’s in perimenopause, which typically occurs in her 40s or 50s. From irregular periods and hot flashes to mood swings and changes in sleep patterns, we’ll break down the common indicators that may signal the onset of this transitional stage. Whether you’re experiencing these changes firsthand or want to support a loved one through this phase, this video will provide valuable insights to help you navigate the journey with knowledge and confidence. Don’t miss out on this essential discussion about perimenopause and its impact on women’s health and well-being.

Functional Medicine considers all the possible root causes of symptoms and disease manifestations in order to apply the best possible treatment directly to what is causing the symptoms, as opposed to band-aiding the symptoms with prescription medications that do not treat, alter or eradicate the very root causes of symptom manifestation.

I had the privilege to be featured on #517FollowFriday with the amazing Katrina Hofstetter.
Tune in and watch our conversation about hormones and the importance of hormones as drivers of our entire existence.
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Peri | menopause and andropause are NOT optional, but suffering with symptoms IS optional. Which team are you cheering for? 😉

I had the honor and pleasure to have been invited as a guest on the popular and empowering podcast hosted by my dear colleague and friend, Catina Morrison. She is the Founder and CEO of Nurse Loves Essentials, a successful Chronic Illness Coach, blogger and host of the famous Inflamed Sisters Thriving Podcast.

We had a heart-to-heart conversation about the power of Integrative Medicine and what it can do to help women and men free themselves from the shackles of quality of life-altering symptoms of perimenopause, menopause and andropause.

We share tips on how to embrace a natural lifestyle, prioritize gut health, and treat chronic illness in a more holistic way. The idea is not to diss conventional medicine, but to integrate holistic and naturopathic medicine. We also discuss the difference between male and female physicians in treating women’s health issues.


Here is the Spotify link for the podcast: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5THXeZMbkj73WQGkvpYdRG

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Hosted by Dr. Elena Alawa, Board-certified internist, functional medicine, and BHRT specialist, and Heather Sklar Sunderland, Board-certified functional health coach who uses regenerative nutrition and detoxification principles to help individuals optimize their health.

In this webinar we discuss how lifestyle and exposure to toxins negatively impact our hormone health and share our stories of personal struggles with hormone imbalances and how we have overcome them. 

Tune in and learn about “The Impact of our Lifestyle on Hormone Health: TOXINS.”

We’ll tackle the effects of TOXINS as EDCs-endocrine disruptive chemicals- on our hormones and physiologic homeostasis. 

Hosted by Dr. Elena Alawa, D.O., Board-certified in internal medicine, functional medicine and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, and Mary Cornwell, certified health educator specialist.


Dive into the intricate world of HORMONES and discover how women are affected by fluctuating levels of hormones in perimenopause & menopause, how to test your hormones, and what corrective strategies may be employed to restore your hormone balance.

While some women transition into menopause with no or hardly any bothersome symptoms at all, the majority of us will have some or all of the symptoms of hormone imbalances which cause a drastic and negative effect on our quality of life. With almost half a lifespan spent in menopause, isn’t it worth addressing the hormone imbalance and restoring vitality of life?! You decide!

Are you tired of battling with the frustrating symptoms of perimenopause and menopause? Do you long for the energy and vitality you once had?
Join me on this exclusive On-Demand webinar, where we delve into the art of restoring hormonal harmony through the synergy of bioidentical hormones, strategic lifestyle choices, and the incredible power of natural botanicals. 🌿