Bio-Identical Hormones: Are They Right For You

If you are 40+ and suffering from moodiness, hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, depression, apathy, fatigue, or abdominal weight gain you’re not alone. You’re probably asking yourself, “Am I loosing it, just getting old, or is it my hormones?” The good news is, its most likely just your hormones. In the U.S. approximately 2 million […]

Natural Alternatives to Treat the Flu

The best way to prevent the flu is to keep your immune system strong. Remember that every year only 5-20% of Americans get the Flu, which means that 80-95% of all Americans do NOT get the Flu each year. You can help your body do its job to prevent the flu by keeping it well hydrated, […]

Flu Vaccine Doubles Risk of More Serious Illness

Data collected from Canada and Hong Kong during 2009-2010 showed that people who received the seasonal flu vaccine in 2008 had twice the risk of getting the H1N1 “swine flu,” compared to those who hadn’t received a flu shot While the initial findings were largely discounted, new research confirms the link between the flu vaccination […]

Peri-Menopause: Hormonal Chaos! (Patient Stories: Danielle; Age 51)

This is the story of my patient Danielle. When she first came to see me she was 51years old and had been experiencing “Peri-Menopause.” This is the period of hormonal chaos that occurs before a woman’s monthly periods finally stop. It usually occurs between the ages of 45 to 55. Technically, a woman is not […]

Estrogens: Which is Good, Which is Bad

Estrogen makes a woman feminine. It creates the soft contours of a woman’s breasts, hips and pelvis that prepare her for childbirth. Estrogen keeps the skin smooth and free of wrinkles. It prevents excess hair growth, and keeps the vaginal membranes moist. It enhances sexual desire, increases physical endurance, prevents osteoporosis and promotes a happy […]