Value of Hormone Therapy Affirmed by Consensus Statement

Value of Hormone Therapy Affirmed by Consensus Statement
womenThe Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) was a large government-sponsored study about the benefits and risks of a popular form of manufactured hormones. To mark the 10-year anniversary of the WHI, a consensus statement has been jointly prepared by the North American Menopause Society, the Endocrine Society, and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and endorsed by 12 other medical societies in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.… Read the rest

Progesterone vs. Progestin

PROGESTERONE vs. PROGESTIN:
The hormone you take may affect your risk of breast cancer
Progesterone is a naturally occurring hormone in women. Progesterone is added to estrogen therapy to reduce the risk of endometrial cancer. Initially, progesterone was not available in a form that could be well absorbed, so pharmaceutical manufacturers created a synthetic progestin (progesterone derivative), medroxyprogesterone acetate.… Read the rest

Testosterone Therapy for Women: Debunking the Myths

Testosterone Therapy for Women: Debunking the Myths
Testosterone therapy is increasingly used to treat symptoms of hormone deficiency in pre and postmenopausal women. Testosterone is essential for physical and mental health in women as well as men. Although frequently thought of to increase sex drive, testosterone’s role in sexual function is only a small part of its physiologic effect in women.
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Is Hormone Replacement Safe?

Is Hormone Replacement Safe? 
Thoughts from Bob Wood, Consultant Pharmacist
Are we safe from ourselves?  There is no blame game.  It is up to each one of us.

I started consulting patients almost 16 years ago with a focus primarily on women (my practice now includes men and even teenagers) and the use of bio-identical hormones.

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Natural Estrogens: Benefits for Postmenopausal Women

Natural Estrogens: Benefits for Postmenopausal Women? 

   When talking about a woman’s hormones, the term “estrogen” is frequently used. Estrogens are steroid hormones present in both men and women, but at significantly higher levels in women of reproductive age. But, do you know that there are three types of estrogens found in the human body?

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The Relationship between Obesity and Hormone Replacement

The Relationship between Obesity and Hormone Replacement 

 

This newsletter is a follow up to the previous newsletter (see May issue) on obesity. Why am I so concerned about obesity as it relates to hormone replacement? Because the science shows us that there is increased risk for patients who are insulin resistant, maintain high blood insulin/glucose values and have increased visceral adipose tissue (VAT).

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Natural Ways to Prevent and Treat Colds and Flu

Natural Ways to Prevent and Treat Colds & Flu 
When it comes to cold and flu season, prevention really is the first line of defense. To keep your body’s defense system–the immune system–in peak condition, follow our immunity-boosting tips to help your body fight off the bugs looking for a host.
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Don’t Let Food Labels Give You Indigestion

Don’t Let Food Labels Give You Indigestion 
When you are cruising the grocery store aisles, you probably flip over a few items to scrutinize their nutrition labels. But do you understand what you’re looking at? The government is working on updating the label to reflect today’s nutritional concerns and include more realistic serving sizes, but until that happens, use the diagram included with this article to help make quick, informed food choices that contribute to a healthy, balanced diet.
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Yoga for Your Plate: Mindful Eating

Yoga for Your Plate: Mindful Eating 
 The race is on: Cooking, cleaning, hosting, visiting, and tackling a holiday shopping list that is growing faster than last summer’s weeds. Before you know it, the table is set and you’re serving the holiday meal.
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Sleep:Essential for Mind-Body Health

Sleep: Essential for Mind-Body Health 
  Adults and children alike are spending more time awake late at night to study, work, or have fun. All those late nights may be slowly killing us. More than 20 years of research shows us that sleep is vitally important to physical and mental health.
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