There is a lot of fear about the use of hormones in perimenopause and menopause. During these times of life women experience dramatic, uncontrollable changes in their minds and bodies. 

They complain of terrible mood swings... Read More

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In 2002, many women on Hormone Replacement therapy (HRT) went off HRT due to the fear of risk from breast cancer, heart attack and stroke. The average age of the women in the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) was 63 and they were on high doses of synthetic hormones taken orally. We have learned a... Read More
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In a presidential advisory published in the journal Circulation, researchers found that only 19.6% of U.S. adults had “high” CV health; 62.5% had “moderate” and 17.9% had “low” CV health. Women had higher scores than men. Do you know where you stand? Heart and blood vesse... Read More
Bioidentical hormones written on a paper
Hormones control almost every part of your body. They are like contractors who tell your cells to build or break down things. Some of the things they control are energy, weight, mood, reproduction, sexual function, and metabolism. If your hormones are too high or too low or not in balance with their... Read More
depressed woman sitting on the floor
Anxiety, depression, fatigue, and weight gain are common complaints in my practice. The presence of these symptoms is very high in the nation and throughout the world. Many people are told it may be stress, they may be put on medication, or their symptoms might be dismissed. However, I have found ma... Read More
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We are all creatures of habit and can learn, unlearn or relearn anything if we put our minds to it. While all of us have periods of disruption in our lives get off track. The good news is that we can get back on track. Sleep is vital to our physical and mental health and for many people with all ... Read More
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Stress and inflammation underly most chronic illness. It is never one thing that fixes it. Everything has to work together. Stress can take many forms. Think of it as dis-stress that the mind or body senses.
  • Physical such as pain, heat, cold, trauma, injury
  • Mental/Emotion... Read More
Testosterone written on a chalkboard with medical equipment in the background
Testosterone has many roles. It is not just for libido. Testosterone helps with tissue growth and repair, muscle strength and building and is necessary for sperm production, libido, and erectile function. The sad fact is that testosterone will decline with age. Low T is often found more and more in ... Read More
weight measuring app on scale
I often get asked what ideal weight is. The answer is tricky. It depends. The scale often lies. It is a number that may not accurately reflect your health or metabolism. BMI based on height and weight is no different. These numbers lie. These numbers don’t reflect your health. You could... Read More
Stick figure surrounded by sugar cubes representing insulin resistance
Insulin is an essential hormone that regulates blood sugar. When we eat carbohydrates, our blood sugar rises, and this sugar must be brought into the cells to burn as energy or to store as fat or a complex starch called glycogen. Insulin is the hormone that allows this to happen. The pancreas will r... Read More