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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

Human body systems

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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Natural Alternatives to Treat the Flu

The best way to prevent the flu is to keep your immune system strong. Remember that every year only 5-20% of Americans get the Flu, which means that 80-95% of all Americans do NOT get the Flu each year. You can help your body do its job
to prevent the flu by keeping it well hydrated, eating healthy foods, avoiding sugary foods, getting adequate sleep and taking these five powerful immune boosting and anti-viral supplements: Phytobiotic with Elderberry; Peak Advantage High-Potency Multi with Vitamins A,C & D; Extra Vitamin D3 for powerful anti-viral protection; InfluenzinumTM homeopathic oral flu preventive; and OscillococcinumTM homeopathic flu remedy. Continue reading

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Should You or Shouldn’t You Get a Mammogram?

Mammograms Over Diagnose Cancer by 15-25%  “Mammography might not be appropriate for use in breast cancer screening because it cannot distinguish between progressive and nonprogressive cancer,” said Mette Kalager, M.D., lead author of new research linking mammograms to significant overdiagnosis of breast cancer. Based on this new research, for every 2,500 women screened by Mammography, 2,470 to 2,474 will never be diagnosed with breast cancer and 2,499 will never die from breast cancer. Only one death from breast cancer will be prevented. But six to 10 women will be overdiagnosed, and treated with surgery, radiation therapy, and possibly chemotherapy without any benefit.

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WARNING: Mammograms Cause Cancer, Death!

Why does the FDA not warn women about the obvious risk of radiation associated with annual mammogram screening? The National Cancer Institute admits that  Mammograms emit ionizing Radiation that causes cellular damage associated with aging and DNA mutations that cause cancer.  A woman ages about 4 years every time she gets a Mammogram. Although the dose of radiation is very low for each X-Ray, the cumulative effects can be life threatening. 

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Feeling Fantastic at Fifty-six: Lorna’s Story

This is the story of my patient who I will call Lorna. When she came to see me she was 56 years old and had been experiencing menopause symptoms for 8 years. She was having 8-10 hot flashes every night. The hot sweats began soon after falling asleep and continued all night. Needless to say that made it nearly impossible to get any sleep. Lorna had suffered from Insomnia for nearly two decades prior to getting hot flashes.

She was exhausted, irritable, depressed and had lost all her sex drive, not to mention that her hormonal decline had also caused her to have significant vaginal dryness and painful intercourse. She had gained 40 lbs over the past 8 years without changing her diet or usual routine. Although she was a High School teacher, who had been blessed with a sharp mind, since going into menopause she had noticed significant memory decline and what she called “fog in the head.” She had lost her focus, mental sharpness and felt irritable, depressed and exhausted all the time. She just didn’t feel like  herself anymore. Continue reading

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New Clinic Open House

 

Hope you have marked your Calendar for Thursday, October 10th, 2013, from 6-8PM, to come see our new office at 13840 N. Northsight Blvd, Ste 105, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Come see us and learn about some of our new services, register to WIN FREE Products and Services, mingle with friends and have a good time. Continue reading

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Predict Your Risk!

Newest, Most Accurate Screening Test  to Predict Your Risk of Heart Attack

Cardiovascular disease can be effectively reduced when we are able to identify more accurately, through cardiovascular screening, those individuals that are at higher risk to develop this disease. This is possible using breakthrough imaging technology from Panasonic Healthcare. Instead of waiting for symptoms or relying on classical risk factors, the CardioHealth Station is capable of detecting the first signs of vascular damage using sophisticated ultrasound technology and its available at the Hansen Clinic. Continue reading

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