Heather Hydzik, ND
Dr. Heather Hydzik’s primary care experience includes women’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. Hydzik 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 primary care near Seattle.
Dr. Hydzik’s past work experience includes 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 Labrix of Doctor’s Data.
Almost 1 in 10 women reported an increase in alcohol-related problems in 2020. How does alcohol consumption impact the health of women who drink? Compared to men, women are more sensitive to the effects of alcohol. One drink or less daily may decrease cardiovascular risk for women, but even light alcohol use can contribute to hormone and neurotransmitter imbalance, increased risk of breast cancer and other serious health consequences. Evidence- based screening tools can help identify problem drinking and guide treatment selection. Hormone and neurotransmitter assessment may help identify supportive therapies to help women regain balance.