About Our Speaker – Heather Hydzik, ND
Dr. Heather Hydzik’s primary care experience includes women’s and men’s health, nutritional consultation and hormone replacement. Some of her favorite challenges to help patients overcome include digestive health, thyroid disorders, menopausal symptoms, hormone imbalances, fatigue, anxiety and depression, sleep issues, and difficulty losing weight.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of Southern California, Dr. Heather completed her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and certificate of midwifery at National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, OR. She then completed a residency in naturopathic primary care near Seattle.
Dr. Heather has a unique and well-rounded work experience, including working at a non-profit in Chicago that served people struggling with mental illness and homelessness, and delivering babies at a birth center in Bali. She is currently a staff physician at Doctor’s Data. Additionally, Dr. Heather has been volunteering as a vaccinator at a local Covid-19 vaccine clinic.
Heather Hydzik’s Upcoming Sessions
Evidence based lifestyle and nutrition strategies to support hormone balance and metabolism
We all know that bioidentical hormones are an effective tool in achieving optimal hormone balance and symptom relief, but did you know that lifestyle and nutrition have significant impacts on reproductive hormone production and metabolism? A healthy and diverse diet, optimal digestion and elimination, regular exercise, restful sleep, and avoidance of certain toxins are all necessary components of any treatment plan aimed at improving hormone balance and reducing unwanted symptoms. Whether you are treating menopause or andropause with hormone supplementation or trying to help a younger patient with PCOS, urinary metabolite testing can be helpful to ensure hormones (exogenous or endogenous) are being properly utilized, metabolized, and eliminated. Specific treatments, including lifestyle and nutrition strategies, can be chosen to support these processes.