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Tricia Pingel NMD

Dr. Tricia Pingel is a graduate of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. She holds a BS in Biology from Arizona State University. Her main focus is to use nutrition as a pathway to optimum health. She has a strong interest in diseases of endocrinology, the pediatric population, bio identical hormone replacement and weight loss.

Working in the fashion industry for over 15 years, she has a vested interest in educating young upcoming models on the importance of proper nutrition and health to maintain career longevity.

Dr. Pingel is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association.

Seasonal Allergies: Treat the Cause, Not Just the Symptoms

Conventional medicine for seasonal allergy management helps alleviate symptoms, but does not address the real cause.
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Progesterone for Female Wellness and Fertility

Progesterone is a hormone. It stimulates thickening of the uterine wall and plays a major role in regulating a woman’s menstrual cycle. It is also associated with fertility. Evidence exists it has other important functions and benefits.
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Depression and Anxiety….What’s Really Going On

Many people make their way into their doctor’s office with complaints of fatigue, anxiety, or lack of energy, drive and focus. In many cases, attending physicians dispense anti-depressants, (some times like candy) such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) as a means to treat their symptoms of depression or anxiety. What these patients are actually experiencing is problems with the neurotransmitters in their brains, most notably Dopamine, Epinephrine, Norepinephrine, GABA and Glutamate. SSRI’s block neurotransmitter pathways and often result in a vast array of side effects
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By: Dr. Tricia Pingel, NMD Recent research is showing that women with higher levels of estriol as opposed to estrone and estradiol are more likely to be long term survivors of breast cancer. Estrogens are made up of three components: Estrone (E1), Estradiol (E2), and Estriol (E3). In a healthy woman who is still menstruating, estrone should make up approximately 3-5%, [...]
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By: Dr. Tricia Pingel, NMD The diagnosis of low thyroid is becoming increasingly more prominent as stress levels in our society increase. Some symptoms of a low functioning thyroid are weight gain, dry skin, hair loss, and significant fatigue. Thyroid screening is part of your regular annual physical, however, it is important to understand how [...]
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