Dr. Tori Hudson - Medical Advisor

Dr Tori Hudson, Naturopathic Physician, graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1984 where she has since served in many capacities including becoming the first woman full professor of Naturopathic Medicine in the United States, Medical Director and Associate Academic Dean. She currently is medical director of A Woman's Time clinic in Portland, Oregon, clinical Professor at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University and Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Program Director Institute of Women's Health and Integrative Medicine.

In 1990, she was awarded the American Association of Naturopathic Physician's President's Award for her research in the field of women's health care and in 1999 Naturopathic Physician of the Year.

Dr. Hudson is a national lecturer and author of several books including Women's Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine and Gynecology and Naturopathic Medicine, A Treatment Manual. She has over 24 years of experience and expertise in women's health utilizing nutrition, nutraceuticals, herbs, bio-identical hormones and other therapies to treat all gynecological and primary care conditions. Dr Hudson specially formulated Vitanica, a line of products based on scientific research and/or clinical research and experience as conducted by Dr. Hudson in her women's health practice. Dr. Hudson is a well respected authority on natural healthcare for women. Her experience extends into research and education where she has been a guest lecturer at Oregon Health Sciences University, Alta Bates Medical Center, University of North Carolina, Kaiser Permanente, St. Charles Hospital and other medical schools and institutions. Dr. Hudson also appears on many local and network radio and TV programs including appearances on "Good Morning America", PBS's "Healthy Living Series", and Lifetime's "New Attitudes."

She has published several research papers on women's health and writes regularly for The Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and natural health magazines such as Taste for Life and Pilates Style with additional articles in Health, Good Housekeeping, Prevention, American Health, Vegetarian Times, Fitness and Healthy Living.


Dr. Tori addresses relief through Hormone Replacement Therapy on our news page.

Dr. Hudson transcript from "Blitzed by Menopause" DVD - downloadable PDF.

Got Menopause? Check out the list of 10 Common Signs

  1. Hot flashes, flushes, night sweats and/or cold flashes, clammy feeling
  2. Irregular heart beat
  3. Irritability
  4. Mood swings, sudden tears
  5. Trouble sleeping through the night (with or without night sweats)
  6. Irregular periods; shorter, lighter periods; heavier periods, flooding; phantom periods, shorter cycles, longer cycles
  7. Loss of libido
  8. Dry vagina
  9. Crashing fatigue
  10. Anxiety, feeling ill at ease

Also see the full list of Top Menopausal Signs and Symptoms experienced by women.

Jerry Annand, M.A.

Jerry Annand has over 33 years of experience in all areas of mental health and addictions counseling, including the last 19 years in private practice in Beaverton, Oregon. Jerry also offers marital, relationship and mental health counseling.

He has always been intrigued by the "difficult" clients-the ones other clinicians avoid-and enjoys finding various means to reach them. As a result, he has worked in a variety of treatment settings, developed specialized treatment modalities for various "non-mainstream" populations and provided training for both professionals and volunteers through countless workshops and seminars.

A Few of Jerry's Helpful Relationship Reminders:

  1. Don't personalize other people's behavior. Their feelings and behaviors are about them and not about us.
  2. The Assumption of Good Will. I believe that my partner is a loving, caring person, who has my good will at heart and loves me. And if he or she is not acting in a loving or caring way, it means they are hurting...
  3. Which enables me to then have empathy and compassion, which is caring and understanding the importance of their feelings to them.

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Relationship Training Session from the BLITZED by Menopause video