30 10, 2017

Progesterone vs. Progestin

By |2020-07-01T18:19:43+00:00October 30th, 2017|BHRT, Breast Cancer, Breast Health, Menopause, Progesterone, Stress|

The hormone you take may affect your risk of breast cancer Progesterone is a naturally occurring hormone in women. Progesterone is added to estrogen therapy to reduce the risk of endometrial cancer. Initially, progesterone was not available in a form that could be well absorbed, so pharmaceutical manufacturers created a synthetic progestin (progesterone derivative), medroxyprogesterone [...]

30 10, 2017

Testosterone Therapy for Women: Debunking the Myths

By |2020-07-01T18:19:11+00:00October 30th, 2017|Adrenal Fatigue, Anxiety, BHRT, Breast Health, Depression, Estrogen, Fatigue, Gut Health, Heart, Hormone replacement, Hot flashes, Hypertension, Insomnia, Libido, Menopause, PMS, Progesterone, Sleep, Stress, Testosterone|

Testosterone therapy is increasingly used to treat symptoms of hormone deficiency in pre and postmenopausal women. Testosterone is essential for physical and mental health in women as well as men. Although frequently thought of to increase sex drive, testosterone's role in sexual function is only a small part of its physiologic effect in women. [...]

30 10, 2017

Is Hormone Replacement Safe?

By |2020-07-01T18:23:55+00:00October 30th, 2017|BHRT, Estrogen, Gut Health, Hormone replacement, Hot flashes, Insomnia, Menopause, Menstrual Cycle, Progesterone, Sleep, Stress|

Thoughts from Bob Wood, Consultant Pharmacist Are we safe from ourselves? There is no blame game. It is up to each one of us. I started consulting patients almost 16 years ago with a focus primarily on women (my practice now includes men and even teenagers) and the use of bio-identical hormones. Prior to this [...]

30 10, 2017

The Relationship between Obesity and Hormone Replacement

By |2020-07-01T18:38:03+00:00October 30th, 2017|BHRT, Estrogen, Hormone replacement, Insulin, Menopause, Menstrual Cycle, Obesity, Progesterone, Stress|

This newsletter is a follow up to the previous newsletter (see May issue) on obesity. Why am I so concerned about obesity as it relates to hormone replacement? Because the science shows us that there is increased risk for patients who are insulin resistant, maintain high blood insulin/glucose values and have increased visceral adipose tissue [...]

30 10, 2017

Natural Ways to Prevent and Treat Colds and Flu

By |2020-07-01T18:27:14+00:00October 30th, 2017|Cold, Flu, Gut Health, IHC News, Nutrition, Sleep, Stress, Supplements, Vitamin D|

When it comes to cold and flu season, prevention really is the first line of defense. To keep your body's defense system--the immune system--in peak condition, follow our immunity-boosting tips to help your body fight off the bugs looking for a host. And, for times when you are feeling ill, the second set of [...]

30 10, 2017

Don’t Let Food Labels Give You Indigestion

By |2020-07-01T18:28:04+00:00October 30th, 2017|Digestion, Nutrition|

When you are cruising the grocery store aisles, you probably flip over a few items to scrutinize their nutrition labels. But do you understand what you're looking at? The government is working on updating the label to reflect today's nutritional concerns and include more realistic serving sizes, but until that happens, use the diagram [...]

30 10, 2017

Yoga for Your Plate: Mindful Eating

By |2020-07-01T18:28:18+00:00October 30th, 2017|Digestion, Fatigue, Gut Health, Nutrition, Stress|

The race is on: Cooking, cleaning, hosting, visiting, and tackling a holiday shopping list that is growing faster than last summer's weeds. Before you know it, the table is set and you're serving the holiday meal. This year, though, is going to be different--you're going to sit down and savor the cornucopia of flavors [...]

30 10, 2017

Sleep:Essential for Mind-Body Health

By |2020-07-01T18:28:29+00:00October 30th, 2017|Adrenal Fatigue, Fatigue, Hormone replacement, IHC News, Menopause, Sleep, Stress, Supplements|

Adults and children alike are spending more time awake late at night to study, work, or have fun. All those late nights may be slowly killing us. More than 20 years of research shows us that sleep is vitally important to physical and mental health. Most of what we know about sleep and health [...]

30 10, 2017

Secrets to a Healthy Heart

By |2020-07-01T18:30:01+00:00October 30th, 2017|Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Fatigue, Heart, Hypertension, IHC News, Nutrition, Obesity, Stress, Supplements|

Long before the ancient Greek surgeon Galen carried out meticulous dissections of the heart, the Egyptians wrote about health and disease in relation to how the heart "speaks in vessels" with the rest of the body. Today, physicians may not associate the heart with the soul (or soul mates), but many credit early Egyptian [...]

30 10, 2017

But I eat a balanced diet, exercise and take a multivitamin

By |2020-07-01T18:30:31+00:00October 30th, 2017|Digestion, Fatigue, Insulin, Nutrition, Nutritional Deficiency, Spectracell, Stress, Supplements, Vitamin D|

Many people lead healthy lifestyles, yet some individuals still have deficiencies. Why? Is Your Body Saying YES to the Supplements you are Taking? Are You WASTING Your $$$? I have been practicing pharmacy for many years. College in the 60s if that gives you a clue. When I was in school we had no [...]

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