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Pesticides Linked to Hormone Disruption & Obesity

Tractor fertilize field pesticide and insecticideWashington State University researchers have found that the exposure of your great-grandmother to the pesticide methoxychlor may increase your risk of  ovarian disease, infertility and obesity.

Dr. Michael Skinner,  professor and founder of  the WSU Center for Reproductive Biology, says, “What your great-grandmother was exposed to during pregnancy, like the pesticide methoxychlor, may promote a dramatic increase in your susceptibility to develop disease, and you will pass this on to your grandchildren in the absence of any continued exposures.”  Continue reading

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HydraFacial-MD® Skin Rejuvenation

HydraFacial MD®, developed by Edge Systems, is the only skin health treatment that merges soothing and invigorating spa therapies with advanced medical technology to achieve instant, lasting results with no downtime. The HydraFacial® resurfacing procedure thoroughly enhances the skin health and appearance using the patented Vortex Technology to cleanse, exfoliate, extract, and simultaneously hydrate the skin while delivering essential nutrients, peptides and rejuvenating acids beyond the Stratum Corneum to the necessary depth where it can activate healthy new Collagen and Elastin production.

Ranked above IPL for facial rejuvenation, the HydraFacial®  is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that delivers amazing results instantly and safely with no downtime. Continue reading

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Join our Free mailing list above and you will be automatically registered for a chance to win a FREE Hormone Blood Test  that will include testing 6 Key Hormones.  If your name is not drawn, you will receive a $50 Gift Certificate just for registering, good toward your first visit in my office. Continue reading

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Osphena – Beware of the New Sex Pill for Women

Sex after Menopause should not be painful, but OSPHENA™ is not the answer. This drug should never have been approved by the FDA and in spite of the False Advertising claiming that it is a “Non-Estrogen,” it acts just like Estrogen, activating Estrogen Receptors causing the same side-effects as Estrone and Estradiol. The good news is that Estriol, the safe, natural, Bio-Identical Hormone, actually works better AND reduces your health risks. Continue reading

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Painful Sex After Menopause: Becky’s Story (Age 59)

Senior Woman Serving At Multi Generation Family Meal When Becky first came to see me she was 59. She looked younger than her age. However, Menopause made her feel much older than she looked. Over the last few years having intimacy with her husband had become the last thing on her mind because vaginal dryness and atrophy of her vaginal tissue made having sex excruciatingly painful. Her vaginal tissues had become so thin that it caused vaginal bleeding after intercourse and frequent urinary tract infections.

 

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Nature is Still Wiser Than Man

What You Really Need to Know About Measles

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Before the introduction of Vaccines, Measles was a common childhood illness that was not feared, but expected. More than 50% of the population was infected with the Measles between the ages of 5 and 9 and 90% got the Measles by age 15.

From 1953-1963, about 500,000 children got the Measles every year out of a population of 2.5 to 4 million who were susceptible. That is a 12.5 to 20% infection rate. Of those infected about 500 had serious complications and died. That is a 0.1% mortality rate.

In the past Measles caused a typically mild, 9 day cold or flu-like illness with a rash. The disease was very contagious and bothersome, but in 99.9% of the cases, harmless, and provided life-long immunity to everyone infected.

Is it possible that this common child-hood illness provided a natural process of immune challenge and development to prepare it for more serious challenges. Continue reading

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Vaccine Debate

Distressed little girl getting an injection or vaccineby Kristen Hansen,   March 2014

 Vaccines:

A vaccine is a substance used to stimulate the production of antibodies and provide immunity against one or several diseases it is made to act as an antigen without making the recipient actually contract the disease. They work by injecting a killed or weakened part of the infection so that the body can defensively react to the disease and make specific antibodies to the virus so that in case of infection with the virus in the future the body will be able to prevent the virus from overwhelming an unprepared immune system.

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Chemical in Cosmetics May Cause Early Menopause and Worse

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A group of chemicals known as Pthalates have been found to increase the risk of cancer, diabetes, obesity. and now new research from Washington University, Missouri, indicates they may also cause early Menopause. Pthalates are found in plastics, cosmetics (including make-up and hairspray), household products and food packaging. Women exposed to higher levels have been found to have significant hormone fluctuations that cause the early onset of Menopause, an average of  2  1/2 years before other women.

Pthalates are believed to be one of the reasons so many women are experiencing prolonged Peri-Menoopaue symptoms, including hot flashes, moodiness, mental fogginess, sleeplessness, anxiety, depression, loss of libido, vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, weight gain and other symptoms of Menopause. In some cases, these chemicals may be causing women to stop having periods as much as 15 years too soon.

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Early Menopause due to Exposure to Lead

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Women who accumulate the highest lead levels are more likely to experience early menopause, according to new research epublished January 3, 2014.

In a study of 401 women from the Boston area, those with the highest levels of lead in their shinbone were 5 times more likely than women with the lowest levels to experience menopause before the age of 45, according to the report from the Harvard School of Public Health.

It is the first study to link long-term, low-level lead exposure to early menopause, a condition that raises the risk of heart disease and other health effects. Continue reading

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Surgical Menopause Madness – Patient: Kindle (Age 52)

This is the story of my patient Kindle. When she first came to see me Kindle was 52 years old. She had a long history of PMS and two miscarriages (both signs of low Progesterone). At age 48 she had a hysterectomy because she was having heavy menstrual bleeding every 3 weeks lots of cramping and large clots (a sign of too much Estradiol (E2) and too little Progesterone).

She was at that time experiencing early Menopause symptoms, which we call Peri-Menopaue. New research has shown that many women are experiencing Menopause 2-10 years earlier than usual due  to excessive environmental exposure to accumulating levels of Lead, Pthalates found in Cosmetics, hair spray, and plastics, as well as Perfluorochemicals (PFCs) found in non-stick cooking surfaces. Continue reading

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Hormones restore the romance, make you feel and look better and live longer.

If your relationship is missing that special spark you used to have, it may be your hormones. Men & Women need Hormones to be healthy and happy. To be truly healthy, you need to balance all of your hormones and get enough to equal a healthy 35 year old. 

This is the story of my patient Paige. When she first came to see me she was 52 years old and had been experiencing “Menopause” symptoms since age 34. That is when she had a Total Hysterectomy, in which her Gynecologist removed her uterus and both ovaries due to severe Endometriosis. Continue reading

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Testosterone is Essential for Optimal Heart Health, Sex Drive, Mood and Energy

Mature_couple-e1394741409435Recent News headlines have been reporting that Testosterone Replacement Therapy significantly increases a man’s risk of heart disease and stroke. The media is either not smart enough to see the flaws in the studies they report on, or they are pons in a competition for profits between the manufacturers of Viagra for Erectile Dysfunction and Androgel brand of Testosterone.

The results of the most recent Plos One Testosterone study run counter to a large body of literature of the last 20 years that supports testosterone treatment as an important therapy that can improve cholesterol levels, decrease blood sugar levels, reduce body fat and increase lean muscle mass, all factors that reduce the risk of heart disease. Continue reading

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Low Testosterone, Early Death?

The lower a man’s testosterone level, the higher his risk of death – especially death from heart disease.

The finding comes from a study of British men aged 40 to 79 by University of Cambridge gerontologist Kay-Tee Khaw, MBBCh, and colleagues.

“The men with lower testosterone levels had an increased risk of dying from any cause, but most particularly of cardiovascular disease,” Khaw tells WebMD. “We looked at cancer, too, and found no evidence of a link to cancer with higher testosterone levels.”

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Hormonal Weight Gain: Patty’s Story (Age 53)

This is the story of my patient Patty. When she first came to see me she was 53 years old. She was suffering from significant menopausal symptoms, including  hot flashes 2-3 times per day and one time at night (low Estrogen), vaginal dryness (low Estriol), which made intercourse painful and absolutely no sex drive (low Testosterone).

Patty had  stopped having periods 18 months prior and had put on 20lbs over the last 2 years.  She was anxious and felt a sense of tension in her tummy most of the time. She was apathetic and depressed and felt a total lack of joy. She hardly recognized herself anymore and felt nearly hopeless. Continue reading

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The Vital Lifetime Diet

What’s the best diet? The diet you can live with for life that will help you loose weight quickly, but safely, without gimmicks that wreck your health. I call it the Vital Lifetime Diet?

You can do it! Your slimmer, happier, healthier, better looking you is buried beneath the layers of  all that – may I call it what it is – fat.

You can carve it out and set it free, starting today! Here’s how. If you want to lose weight for good, this is the plan for you. The Vital Lifetime Diet is a healthy lifestyle that focuses on 1) balancing your body’s Hormones and Metabolism, 2) eating healthy portions of healthy delicious foods, and  3) simple exercises that turn on your fat and cabrohydrate metabolism. Continue reading

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Vitamin E Slows Alzheimer’s Progression

woman with vitamin ELast month national headlines read, “Enough Is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements.” Those writers should have waited a few weeks. Their claim was obviously biased and demonstrates their ignorance or blind self-interest. This month’s headlines, ”Vitamin E Slows Alzheimer’s Progression,” confirms once more that vitamins do work and often work better than drugs.

This new study published January 1, 2014, in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that Vitamin E significantly slows Alzheimer’s Disease progression and decreases its death rate by 18% compared to placebo and 36% compared to the drug Namenda ® (Memantine).”

This is great news! It confirms what I was trying to say last month in my article that much of the research and reporting of the research on Vitamins is strongly biased. Anyone who objectively looks at the research could only conclude that the preponderance of evidence shows that multivitamins significantly reduce the risk of disease, increase health and extend longevity. Continue reading

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Multivitamin studies find no health benefits – Is this Real Science, Blind Bias or Deception?

white calcium pillsOver half of all adults in the U.S. take multivitamins. A 2011 report from the National Center for Health Statistics estimated that 53% of American adults used some type of supplement in the years 2003 to 2006, with multivitamin/multimineral formulations being the most popular and U.S. consumers spent $28 billion on them in 2010 alone.

Why do they do it? Because the supplements make them feel better and hopefully live longer. Why do they believe that? Because years of published research that shows that vitamins and minerals significantly reduce the risk serious diseases, including heart disease, cancer, strokes, diabetes, arthritis, age related blindness, anxiety, depression, prostate disease, etc.

Suddenly, one biased editorial appears in one medical journal, written by five M.D.s, stating that using supplements and multivitamins to prevent chronic conditions is a waste of our money and could be harmful and the eager media looking for sensational headlines blindly runs away with the biased, or worse, intentionally deceptive conclusions. Continue reading

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Optimal Health Requires Optimal Function of all Twelve Body Systems

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The human body is fantastically complex — and fantastically capable. It is built on small, simplle units that serve specific purposes and combine to create the healthy physiological function of the amazingly dynamic human body. Continue reading

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Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

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 General Thanksgiving

By the PRESIDENT of the United States Of America

A PROCLAMATION


WHEREAS it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favour; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a DAY OF PUBLICK THANSGIVING and PRAYER, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:” Continue reading

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Should You Risk a Flu Shot?


Its an annual question? Should you get a Flu shot? Every year the Department of Public Health tells you to rush out and get the Flu shot to save your life and the lives of tens of thousands of other as well. They pressure you to get the shot for the good of the community. The CDC recommends it to everyone 6 months of age and older.

But do you really need it? Should you subject your children to the known toxins in the vaccine? Is it really worth the risk? Every flu vaccine contains the H1N1 Swine Flu virus, mercury, formaldehyde, gentamicin, neomycin, octoxynol, MSG, or other toxins. I say there are better ways to prevent the flu without the risks.

(If you already knew this and want to skip ahead to see what Dr. Hansen recommends, click here.) Continue reading

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