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.Details
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.Details
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.
Please Register today by clicking on the “Join our FREE Email Mailing List” above and please tell your friends. You will receive a $50 Gift Certificate for every friend that you refer who becomes a new patient and lists your name as the referral.Details
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.
All of these chemicals, known as Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) activate estrogen receptors and cause other hormone imbalances that lead to excessive proliferation of the uterine lining and breast tissue.Details
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.Details
What You Really Need to Know About Measles
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.Details
by Kristen Hansen, March 2014
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.Details
Recent 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.Details
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.”Details
The 6-Panel Hormone Test is a safe, easy-to-use, noninvasive and reliable lab test that uses a simple saliva sample to measure your levels of Estrogen ( all three types: estradiol, estrone, estriol), Progesterone, Testosterone, and DHEA which are vital to a woman’s hormonal balance.Reasons to take this test: Menopausal and Perimenopausal Symptoms, Andropause, Stress, Fatigue, Moodiness, Insomnia, Memory Weakness, Decreased Sexual Desire, Decreased Sexual Stimulation, Thinning and Loss of Pubic Hair, and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Monitoring.