Are You At Risk for Breast Cancer? The 6 Stressors You Should Know About

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“The key to breast cancer prevention is being aware of the various factors that cause the disease and avoiding them as much as possible, while at the same time being aware of what discourages cancerous growth in breast tissue.” – Dr. John Lee Only 5% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget is allocated towards research […]

Which herbs can help balance hormones?

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Which herbs can help balance hormones? We often use herbs to treat hormone issues. When utilized correctly, they can be a useful way to boost hormone health and overall well-being. It should be noted though that herbs can vary greatly in quality. Testosterone boosters: -Cistanche: Herba Cistanche has been used for thousands of years for […]

What All Menopausal Women Need to Know About Antidepressants

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The most commonly prescribed antidepressants are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). SSRI prescriptions have increased by 400% since the 1990s. In Americans over the age of twelve years old, 1 in 10 are on an SSRI (1 in 5 for women). How do SSRIs work? Although SSRIs do increase serotonin, […]

The Health Risks of Synthetic Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Replacement Therapy The theme of the 1950s was “better living through chemistry.” Subsequently, a scientist named Edward Adelbert Doisy discovered various forms of estrogen. Estrogen replacement therapy began to be presented as a therapy that could allow women to free themselves from estrogen loss in order to conserve their femininity. As a result, millions of […]

Suffering from Thyroid Problems? Signs & Symptoms to Look Out For in Women

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Thyroid problems are the talk of the town lately – as they should be! Thyroid hormones are extremely important because they impact virtually every cell in the body. Approximately 1 in 8 women will be affected by a thyroid condition at some point in their lives. The risk for women is about 10 times higher […]

Can Vitamin E Alter Estrogen?

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  You may have heard of vitamin E as a solution for skin issues and for heart disease, but did you know vitamin E has a powerful effect on hormones and has been shown to be an estrogen antagonist? Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin with several forms, with alpha-tocopherol being the most biologically active […]

How Magnesium Affects Hormones

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According to a recent article, “Half of females aged between 11 and 18 were consuming below the minimum recommended level of iron and magnesium.” Magnesium is an essential mineral responsible for a number of functions in the body. In the realm of hormones, magnesium plays a very important role in the production of all steroid […]

What is PCOS? And Simple Ways That Can Help

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A recent study showed women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at a significantly increased risk (52%) of contracting COVID-19 compared to women without PCOS. Wow! What is PCOS? Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in which the ovaries produce an abnormal amount of androgens, male sex hormones that are usually present in women […]

Methylene blue during menopause? What it is and when to use it

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There are plenty of supplements on the market, and sometimes it’s hard to know which ones really work. Methylene blue (MB) is a liquid supplement I use often at the clinic, and I am frequently reminded of its efficacy with patients that have brain fog, fatigue, and depression. Methylene blue is a bioactive substance and […]