Is It PMS, Perimenopause, Menopause, Hormone Imbalance, Or Something Else?


According to a Mayo Clinic study, Abused Women Struggle with More Severe Menopause Symptoms, there is an undeniable relationship between various extreme symptoms and a history of abuse among the women studied. Part of what the study highlights is that older women, who reported experiencing higher frequency and more uncomfortable than average symptoms, were more likely to be women who had suffered physical, emotional, verbal and/or sexual abuse at some time in their past. Some of the symptoms addressed included night sweats, sexual dysfunction, memory loss and other cognitive problems, sleep difficulties and bowel/bladder problems. The results of the study… [Read More]

Is a pink pill all that it takes for those suffering from low sexual desire?


According to a 2002 study one-third of women struggle with low sex drive or sexual dysfunction; finding a pill that works would be extremely beneficial. Flibanserin or Addyi, a little pink pill commonly known as the “female Viagra,” was created to treat pre-menopausal women with a low sex drive or libido and was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). After two failed attempts, the pill finally made it through the process and has been tagged as useful in the treatment of Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD), a disorder that is characterized by extremely low sexual desire,… [Read More]

Why a True Healing and Wellness Institute?

Alternative Medicine-Holistic approach-Mind, Body and Soul

Here I am, soon turning 65 and going on Medicare.  This is a time in life when most people are looking forward to reaping the benefits of a lifetime of hard work, preparing to enjoy the rest and relaxation of retirement.  I, on the other hand, am about to embark on what is shaping up to be the most rewarding professional experience of my career.  My wide array of medical expertise, both Western and otherwise, are coming together with the opening of the True Healing and Wellness Institute on Miramar Road, in the Scripps Ranch area of San Diego in… [Read More]

On Being Nurtured by Nature


Since 1999, I have been making many trips to my native country of Haiti, along with a team of volunteers. We provide free medical care and coordinate projects for the children. La Vallee de Jacmel is a small town nestled in a chain of mountains, overlooking the Caribbean Sea, in the southeastern part of Haiti, about 3,000 feet above sea level. There is something magical about the sky, the clouds, the gentle winds, and the calm sea far away. During my visits, I spend long hours at the hospital, and with the children. In the evenings, I meet with village… [Read More]

De-stressing Mind, Body and Soul

A great place to find the root cause of your problems and heal you mind, body and soul.

A patient asked me, not too long ago, “Dr. Carolle, you always seem so happy, what do you do when you are under a lot of stress?” It is my goal to take the opportunity to give patients pearls of wisdom when they are seeking it from me. I am always careful to take into account the patient’s background, experiences, and symptoms.  This helps me to frame my response in a way that will provide the person maximum benefit and peace of mind. This particular question is one that has been posed to me by many patients over the course… [Read More]

My dearest friends, I’m back!

During the past years I took some time off to spend time in Haiti helping my people. The experience I had there was extremely rewarding for me, I even delivered a healthy baby boy the last time I was there. Once again, I am amazed on how people in Haiti is happy even though they’ve always struggled to live with very few resources. I believe this is because of their strong faith and ability to live in the moment. I have also been nurturing my artistic self, working with fine muralists and creating mixed media murals at my beautiful retreat… [Read More]

How I Can Help You?

In 2005, after 23 years of a successful private practice in obstetrics and gynecology, tired of the one-size fits all, cookie cutter medicine, I opened the Dr. Carolle’s Wellness & Retreat Center to take care of women from anywhere in the world by giving them all the personal time they need – whether a day, or a weekend. I care for women diagnosed with a hormone imbalance who have tried conventional and alternative treatments, are still suffering, and cannot make sense out of their lives. Using my highly developed gift of intuition and over three decades of medical experience, I… [Read More]

5 Reasons to Forgive Yourself Today

Forgive yourself.

I have been thinking about forgiveness recently and how it relates to our physical, mental, and spiritual health.  Why is it that it can be so easy to forgive a friend or a colleague, but make one mistake of our own and we cannot move past it? Our thoughts our consumed by our guilt and our sleep disturbed. Forgiveness does not mean we forget to take accountability, it means that we allow ourselves to move forward in a healthy way. We are all, after all, only human. If you have been struggling with anger, anxiety, or unidentified stress – take a look at… [Read More]

Forgiving Oneself

Self-Love, forgiveness, love, inner peace.

  Forgiving oneself may be even more difficult than forgiving others. Over the years, I have seen many patients who have a physical symptom where the cause could not be elicited. After probing, it is not uncommon to find out that they were being consumed with guilt about something they had done many years ago. It could be as simple as saying no to a friend, or as more complicated as having an affair or an abortion. With tears in their eyes, they would admit that they have not been able to forgive themselves. They would go so far as… [Read More]

Forgiveness = Happiness

Forgiveness, self-love, inner peace.

  This interesting article by Dr. Hyder Zahed points out the impact forgiveness has on our own happiness. It is necessary, he suggests, to forgive others if we want the negative impact of anger and frustration removed from our own mental state. This negative energy can weigh heavy on our minds, causing unnecessary stress and physical reactions. It is vital to our wellbeing to clear this off our mental and spiritual plate. A challenge many of us face when forgiving is figuring out where to start. Sometimes we think we have forgiven others, but the pain still exists. In the article,… [Read More]