30 10, 2017

Value of Hormone Therapy Affirmed by Consensus Statement

By |2020-07-01T18:19:25+00:00October 30th, 2017|BHRT, Estrogen, Hormone replacement, Hot flashes, IHC News, Menopause, Progesterone, Testosterone|

The Women's Health Initiative (WHI) was a large government-sponsored study about the benefits and risks of a popular form of manufactured hormones. To mark the 10-year anniversary of the WHI, a consensus statement has been jointly prepared by the North American Menopause Society, the Endocrine Society, and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and [...]

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

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement: Is it right for you?

By |2020-07-01T18:31:21+00:00October 30th, 2017|BHRT, Estrogen, Hormone replacement, IHC News, Menopause, Progesterone|

When experiencing menstrual changes - from PMS to menopause - women are often confused about the differences between natural, synthetic and bioidentical hormones. With more than 48 million women going through The Change at the same time, it's important for them to understand their choices and whether or not they need Hormone Replacement Therapy [...]

30 10, 2017

Treating Chronic Fatigue and Adrenal Fatigue Naturally

By |2020-07-01T18:34:14+00:00October 30th, 2017|Adrenal Fatigue, Estrogen, Fatigue, IHC News, Progesterone, Stress|

The easy, relaxed lifestyle experienced by our ancestors no longer exists, and we're not even aware of how much stress we're under. The problem? "Our lifestyles have changed, but our bodies haven't." The adrenal glands sit over the kidneys, where they play a significant role in the body, secreting more than 50 hormones necessary [...]

30 10, 2017

Estrogen Dominance and Progesterone Deficiency

By |2017-10-30T16:24:17+00:00October 30th, 2017|Estrogen, Estrogen Dominance, Hormone replacement, IHC News, Menopause, Progesterone|

Are you suffering from estrogen (E2) dominance or progesterone (Pg) deficiency? Do you know your ratio of E2/Pg?   I have always said that progesterone is a woman's best friend. So first let's discuss the function of progesterone and why women present with many symptoms in the absence of progesterone. First, it is important to [...]

26 10, 2017

New Research Shows Natural Progesterone Can Help Treat Breast Cancer

By |2020-07-01T18:35:48+00:00October 26th, 2017|Breast Cancer, IHC News, Progesterone|

New Research Shows Natural Progesterone Can Help Treat Breast Cancer In the Journal of Nature July 16, 2015, a large team of scientists working on multiple continents published a research study that came to startling conclusions about breast cancer and natural progesterone. The team determined that unlike synthetic progestins, which increase breast cancer risks, [...]

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