Why I Prescribe Bioidentical Hormones

bioidentical-hormones

After my blog post on PCOS, I received numerous questions regarding Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement therapy. What is it? Why do it? Is it safe? I hope this can answer most of those questions. Bio-Identical hormone replacement (BHRT) therapy is a safe and effective treatment, when prescribed by an experienced physician. It’s simply a way to […]

How To Master The Art Of Hormone Maintenance

woman-thinking

If you’ve come to the realization that your hormones are out of whack, don’t freak out. There’s a lot you need to do for hormone maintenance — I prefer “maintenance” to “balance” — before you consider hormone replacement. The very first step to keep in mind through this process is that there isn’t one single […]

Assess Your Hormone Levels with a Saliva Test!

Saliva-Test-Kit

Saliva hormone testing is an accurate and easy way for a man or a woman to assess their hormone levels. Many studies have shown this method of testing to be more accurate than that of blood testing. The hormones such as estradiol, progesterone, testosterone and estrogen, which you may have thought could only be tested […]

No Motivation To Do The Mattress Mambo?

loss-of-libido

No motivation to do the mattress mambo? There could be a lot of reasons your libido is low. One common culprit in women is low estrogen levels. Estrogen, which is the primary female hormone, plays multiple roles in the context of female sexuality. It stimulates neurotransmitter systems in our brain that control desire, arousal, mood […]

Cravings Are Not The Enemy

food-you-crave

Why is it so hard to tame your cravings? Why do we want to tame them? Most of us view cravings as a sign of weakness or flawed willpower, but in reality they are vital messages the body sends us in order to start a dialogue with ourselves. We should not ignore these messages! We […]

Moderate Weight Loss Can Decrease Breast Cancer Risk

breast-cancer-risks

Could moderate weight loss lower your chance of developing breast cancer? Researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center think it’s possible. The connection between obesity and breast cancer risk in women after menopause has long been suspected. Specifically, weight gain from early adulthood into the 60s has been consistently associated with risk of breast […]

Why Grass-Fed Beef is Better!

grass-fed-cows

People often ask me if red meat is good for them. My answer is yes and no. Yes it can be good for you if you eat meat from HAPPY cows! Happy cows get out on the pasture and eat grass (that is what a cow should be eating by the way). Pastured animals are […]

Thirteen Ways To Prevent Cancer

Prevent-cancer

The purpose of this article is to outline 13 ways that you can decrease your risk of developing any type of cancer. The following 13 ways to prevent cancer are presented in no particular order: 1. If you are going to be sexually active, be in a mutually monogamous relationship with a partner who is […]

Saliva Testing Instead of Blood Testing for Hormones

saliva-drug-test-hormone-testing

Saliva hormone testing is an accurate and easy way for a man or a woman to assess their level of steroid hormones.  Those hormones such as estradiol, progesterone, testosterone and estrogen, which you may have thought could only be tested by blood, are also present in our saliva. Thirty years of documented saliva testing has […]

Why We Crave The Foods We Do

food-cravings

We all have food cravings. Some of them are bad for us (ladies, don’t we all get chocolate cravings?!) and some are actually good for us and tell us what our bodies need. We all experience hunger every day and often times you will eat whatever comes your way. But sometimes, don’t you just really […]