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Researchers Trying to Find Zika Answers

There is a lot we know about Zika. For example, the most common form of transmission is through mosquito bites. We also know it can also be transmitted sexually. What we don’t know is how the virus itself manages to harm babies in the womb.... [read more]

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Hormone Therapy Still Raises Concerns about the Heart

You’re getting older. As you age, your body is letting you know you are not as young as you were 20 years ago. You do not have that same kind of youthful energy; you find yourself tiring more easily and more often; you don’t seem... [read more]

Intake and Outflow - How They Affect Hormone Balance

Intake and Outflow: How They Affect Hormone Balance

In previous blog posts, I have addressed numerous issues relating to hormone balance and how hormones affect various body functions. I talk a lot about hormones because they are so important to human health. Furthermore, I see a lot of doctors and patients who do... [read more]

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Hormonal Balance and the Menstrual Cycle

The monthly menstrual cycle women must deal with can certainly be inconvenient. For some, the inconvenience is made worse by physical symptoms that can include cramps, insomnia, mood swings, and so on. What’s the solution? Pharmaceutical companies would say drugs, but that may not necessarily... [read more]

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Hormone Therapy Being Reconsidered for Her Health

Estrogen therapy has been the subject of debate for more than three decades. There was a day when doctors would recommend nearly all menopausal women take hormones to alleviate the symptoms of that stage of life. That changed in the early part of the 21st... [read more]

Nutrition and Immune Health - Lessons from Zika

Nutrition and Immune Health: Lessons from Zika

News headlines of late have been dominated by the Zika virus making its way through Central and South America. Never one to waste a good crisis, the news media is whipping up Zika hysteria by constantly reporting on worst-case scenarios and potential ‘what-ifs,’ as though... [read more]

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What You Should Know…Shaving “Down There”

After years in practice and doing many female exams, I have begun to see some patterns that I want to share with you. I will start by saying this blog may test your comfort limits but this is a subject that should be talked about.... [read more]

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Why Low Progesterone May be Bad for You

Hormone balance is important. Any woman can tell you that she notices when her hormones are off. Imagine many of the diagnoses that women come to the doctor with that are related to an imbalance in hormones. Menopausal symptoms, hot flashes, night sweats, PMS, postpartum... [read more]


Thyroid Function

The thyroid gland is one of the main regulators in the body. From temperature, and metabolism, to sleep and mood, your thyroid is heavily involved in the intricate ebs and flows of all your hormones. You can think about your thyroid like your battery. When... [read more]


Hot Flashes, Hormones, and Hype

Hot flashes are one of the largest driving factors when women consider the use of hormone replacement. Hormone replacement before 2002 was easy. Just take the drug, Premarin and the hot flashes go away like magic! BUT, the HERS study in 2002 proved that conventional... [read more]