Dr. Leta M. Vaughan APN, CNM
Treating ourselves to the best in life does not mean the most expensive or the rarest. The best means the best for ourselves and that is something we as women tend to avoid. We are great at taking care of others, but fail many times at taking care of ourselves.
Dr. Vaughan began her career in nursing at Methodist College of Nursing in Peoria and received her Master’s in Nurse Midwifery through the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Vaughan went on for further education and received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice at the University of Iowa. She is Board Certified through the American Midwifery Certification Board. Dr. Vaughan’s experience and expertise has spanned over 30 years and encompasses expertise in pediatrics, high-risk maternal child, and women’s health. Dr. Vaughan works closely with all aspects of gynecological issues, diabetes management, metabolic syndrome, and menopausal issues for women. Her particular focus and interests include bio-identical hormones, holistic lifestyle, and nutrition which has led to research and the advocacy of an effective combination of balanced nutrition, exercise, and supplements to enhance a women’s changing lifestyle needs. Dr. Vaughan currently sees patients in private practice as well as serving on faculty with the University of Illinois.
Hello and Welcome to BioHormones.
I launched this website to provide my readers with a more personal approach to women’s health issues. My own journey through life and now midlife changes has led me discuss issues with my patients and now I want to share them with you. I feel better than ever (more about that in a moment), and I’m committed to sharing the information I have and continue to gather with my community of readers.
What can you expect? Interviews with medical experts and other authorities; links to relevant online resources; updates on the latest research (with links); recommendations for healthful beauty products; and any other material I consider illuminating, thought-provoking or uplifting.
My own experience with my son being diagnosed with diabetes at age four led me to discover diet, nutrition, and exercise and how to easily incorporate such into your life. Simple changes will afford you fantastic results. Having undergone a hysterectomy at age 35 and the sudden hormonal shifts led me to try product after product to alleviate my symptoms. Then at age 49, after being on hormones on and off for 14 years, I encountered a sudden pulmonary embolism (blood clot in my lung) and “snap”! gone were my hormones. Back came the sleeplessness, night sweats, mood swings and a feeling of disengagement from my work. And all with a vengeance! Finally, I turned to supplements, a good diet and exercise regime, I reduced my stress, I take of “me” and I feel and look better than I have in years. It is wonderful to sleep through the night (and with the windows shut).
I will share what I have learned not only through my personal journey but from others I have worked with and/or known. Treating ourselves to the best in life does not mean the most expensive or the rarest. The best means the best for ourselves and that is something we as women tend to avoid. We are great at taking care of others, but fail many times at taking care of ourselves. I hope you enjoy and learn through BioHormones and find this site helpful on your own journey.
Have fun today and smile!