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Anti-Aging Smaging with Lani Simpson, DC

submitted by: admin on 05/12/2015
We live in a culture that deifies youth. The Premarin and Provera fiasco is revealed. The conflict interest of Big Pharma is revealed. Bioidentical hormones are overdone too. Natural progesterone during perimenopause, especially with low bone density. The role of lifestyle with diet, exercise, sleep, stress reduction, weight management is highlighted.            

Epidural Injections for Back Pain Cause Fractures

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  A study at the Henry Ford Hospital found that epidural steroid injections for back pain increased the risk of fracture by 29% with each steroid injection. They compared 3000 patients with severe back pain who had at least one injection with 3000 control patients without an injection. Steroids decrease absorption of calcium in the GI tract and increase...

Estrogen and Testosterone Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  According to a presentation at the Heart Rhythm Society in May of 2013, higher levels of estrogen are associated with an increased risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD) in both men and women. Testosterone on the other hand was lower in men and slightly higher in women with SCD. More than 350,000 people die annually in the US from SCD. Some of the...

Estrogen Blockers for Breast Cancer Treatment

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  Estrogen blockers (Tamoxifen) are often used to treat breast cancer with estrogen sensitive tumors in premenopausal women. Yet there are problems such as an increased rate of uterine cancer and clotting problems. In postmenopausal women, most estrogen does not come from the ovary; it comes from estrogen production in fat tissues and from the conversion...

Foreplay Can Start with Taking Out the Garbage

submitted by: admin on 09/03/2014
Love and sexual intercourse go together in healthy relationships. Our sexual drive, nonetheless, is so powerful that we often have sex in relationships that are quite unsatisfactory and can lead to sexual dysfunction that includes hypoactive sexual desire, sexual arousal disorder, lack of orgasm, and painful sex (dysparunea). Forty three percent of women...

How to Manage Menopause and HRT Problems with Hyla Cass, MD

submitted by: admin on 10/02/2013
Lifestyle that includes a healthy diet, exercise, low stress, adequate sleep, and weight management are keys to managing menopause. For PMS black cohosh, essential fatty acids, and neurotransmitter management with 5-HTP, St. John's wort, natural estrogens and progesterone can all help the symptoms of menpause. PMS and menopause are diseases caused in part...

HRT Increases Your Risk of Cancer Even After You Stop Treatment

submitted by: admin on 06/26/2019
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HRT: Stopping It Lowers the Risk of Breast Cancer

submitted by: admin on 10/08/2013
  Women who cut back on HRT are at lower risk for developing breast cancer within a year! Estrogen sensitive tumors are very responsive to estrogen. HRT and bio-identical hormones are contrasted and discussed in relation to the risk of cancer, heart attacks, strokes, and thromboses.              

Menopause as a Rite of Passage

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
This is a right of passage rather than a time of turmoil. Environmental factors are very important: pesticides, plastics, petroleum products make xenoestrogens. Soy has a lot of estrogens. Estrogen dominance leads to symptoms. Women's Health Initiative is discussed.          

Molecular Breast Imaging for Breast Cancer Screening

submitted by: admin on 06/26/2019
A novel new test is described that has not yet come into clinical practice that takes up a radioactive dye that puts out gamma rays. It is accurate but obviously has dangers related to radiation exposure. This is a potential way of screening women with dense breasts (fibrocystic breasts). Mammograms are not either an accurate or sensitive test in women with...

Myths and Truths About Bio-identical Hormones with Sherill Sellman, ND

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
Bioidentical hormones are defined. Prior to menopause there is not a declining level of estrogen; there is a declining level of progesterone. There is estrogen dominance; and that leads to symptoms. Adrenal and thyroid balance are important to look at.          

Myths and Truths About Hormones with Sherrill Sellman, ND

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
Myths and truths are confusing and lead to hormone chaos. Ovaries don't quit at menopause. The story of hormone replacement is exposed. The Women's Health Initiative is discussed and reveals the callous nature of Big Pharma.          

Phthalates Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
The journal Diabetes Care came out with an article in April of 2012 showing a link between high levels of phthalates and double the risk for type 2 diabetes. They also found that certain phthalates disrupted insulin production in the pancreas. This is the tip of the iceberg regarding severe pollution of the planet. The Environmental Working Group did a study...

Prostate Cancer Overview

submitted by: admin on 02/17/2015
  The PSA era is over. Modern research has shown that it leads to overdiagnosis and overtreatment and far too many surgeries, radiation therapy, and hormonal therapy. Prostate cancer is very common, but only about 2% need to be treated. Preventive measures and environmental toxins are reviewed. The relationship of various hormones is discussed.New tools...

Risks for Breast Cancer

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
  Genetics only accounts for 5-10% of cancers. Environmental and lifestyle factors have a lot to do with getting cancer. Estrogen is another big player in causing cancer. The role of methylation is discussed.        

Sex: Is it the High Point of a Woman's Day?

submitted by: admin on 06/26/2019
Recent surveys show this is true! When the activities of the day are compared this is not surprising. Sex drives vary as estrogen levels drop with age or if testosterone is increased. Len and Vicki have fun with this topic!

Smoking and Breast Cancer

submitted by: admin on 06/26/2019
Post menopausal women who smoke or used to smoke have a 16% higher risk of developing breast cancer and there is a study that also says that women who have had extensive exposure to passive smoking, either as a child or as an adult, may also have an excess risk of developing breast cancer.  There are many more things that can also increase your risk, such...

Surgical Menopause May Prime the Brain for Stroke and Alzheimer's Disease

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
  Women who abruptly and prematurely suffer from estrogen deficiency caused by surgical menopause have a two fold increase in cognitive decline and dementia. This conclusion comes from research published in the March issue of the journal, Brain that was done on rats with surgical menopause, of which some were given no estrogen replacement, some late...

Surprise: Bone Drug Boosts Survival in Young Breast Cancer Patients

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
Zometa, a bisphosphonate drug used to prevent bone metastases in women with breast cancer, was serendipitously found to reduce metastases and extend life by 37%. This translates to 4-5 out of 100 being alive 7 years later. An IV infusion was given every six months for 3 years. Cost is between $1500 and $2500 per injection. All patients were early-stage and had...

The Dark Side of Soy

submitted by: admin on 06/26/2019
Soy has become very popular in the US, but there are aspects of it that make it wise to know its forms, if it is genetically engineered and how it affects our biochemistry. The controversies around soy are explored.