Hormonal Weight Gain – Why You Need Bioidentical Hormones

This is the story of my patient Patty. When she first came to see me she was 53 and had gained 20 lbs over the previous two years without eating any more or exercising any less. Besides the weight gain, she was also suffering from other significant menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes 2-3 times per day and one time at night (low Estriol), vaginal dryness (low Estriol), which made intercourse painful and she had absolutely no sex drive (low Testosterone).
Patty had started putting on weight several months before she stopped having periods. She was anxious and felt a sense of tension in her tummy most of the time. She was apathetic and depressed and felt a total lack of joy. She hardly recognized herself anymore and felt nearly hopeless.

Congress pushes back against FDA's attempt to squash Compounding Pharmacies

Last year, the Drug Quality and Security Act, or DQSA, sponsored by Big Drug Companies, gave the FDA increased authority over compounding pharmacies, and the agency has responded by trying to regulate them out of existence. The new legislation passed by Congress in the December 2015 Omnibus Bill will temporarily help to save Estriol and […]

ESTRACE® (Estradiol) WARNINGS for Women in Menopause – Carla's Story

If you are taking ESTRACE®, or any other form of Estradiol, including Hormone Pellet Implants that include Estradiol, you need to read the WARNING label very carefully. Synthetic Hormone Replacement with any form of Estradiol or Estrone can cause serious life threatening risks, including heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, breast cancer, uterine cancer and dementia. Menopausal […]

WARNING: Don’t Take Estradiol

If you are taking ESTRACE®, or any other form of Estradiol, including Hormone Pellet Implants that include Estradiol, you need to read the WARNING label very carefully. Synthetic Hormone Replacement with any form of Estradiol or Estrone can cause serious life threatening risks, including heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, breast cancer, uterine cancer and dementia. […]

FDA Wants to Take Away Your Bioidentical Hormones

FDA initiating new regulations to limit Compounding Pharmacies and Bio-Identical Hormones   Big Drug Companies want to limit your access to natural, Bio-Identical Hormones, so that the only options you have left are the drugs that only they make, i.e. the synthetic copies of your hormones that they can patent and sell for billions of […]

Good News for your Bioidentical Hormones

On October 20th, 2014, I told you about new legislation that has placed onerous new restrictions on Compounding Pharmacies. Compounding Pharmacies can no longer sell Bio-Identical Hormones in bulk to doctors office’s. Each formulation must be prescribed individually for a specific patient Each compounded medication must be made individually by hand for each patient Supplies […]