Osphena – Beware of the New Sex Pill for Women

Sex after Menopause should not be painful, but OSPHENA™ is not the answer. This drug should never have been approved by the FDA and in spite of the False Advertising claiming that it is a “Non-Estrogen,” it acts just like Estrogen, activating Estrogen Receptors causing the same side-effects as Estrone and Estradiol. The good news is […]

Chemical in Cosmetics Causing Early Menopause

A group of chemicals known as Pthalates have been found to increase the risk of cancer, diabetes, obesity. and now new research from Washington University, Missouri, indicates they may also cause early Menopause. Pthalates are found in plastics, cosmetics (including make-up and hairspray), household products and food packaging. Women exposed to higher levels have been found to […]

Penny's Story: Total Hysterectomy:Total Hormone Imbalance

This is the story of my patient Penny. When she first came to see me she was 52 years old and had been experiencing “Menopause” symptoms since age 34. That is when she had a Total Hysterectomy, in which her Gynecologist removed her uterus and both ovaries due to severe Endometriosis. Too bad she didn’t come […]

Growth Hormone -The Rejuvenation Hormone

Growth Hormone (GH ) is one of many endocrine hormones, like estrogen, progesterone, testosterone,  Melatonin and DHEA, that all decline in production as we age. Hormones are tiny chemical messengers continuously secreted in the bloodstream in order to regulate the activities of the vital systems of the body. The word “hormone” is derived from a […]

US Prevention Panel Recommends Against Drug Hormone Therapy

The US Preventive Services Task Force has recently reviewed the past ten years of research on the use of Pharmaceutical Hormone Therapy. The  analysis, published Monday, May 28, 2012, in the Annals of Internal Medicine, combines the results of nine previous clinical trials and found that women taking synthetic estrogen or a combination of synthetic […]

Menopausal Hormone Therapy: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations

Menopausal Hormone Therapy for the Primary Prevention of Chronic Conditions: A Systematic Review to Update the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force May 2012  Recommendations: Ann Intern Med E-466published ahead of print May 28, 2012 Background: Menopausal hormone therapy to prevent chronic conditions is currently not recommended because of its adverse effects. Purpose: To update evidence about the effectiveness of hormone […]