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Stress- The Long And Short Of It

Thursday January 19, 2012 comments

Fight-Or-Flight effects Cortisol and an under-active thyroid In my previous blog, I began introducing the topic of stress as a hormone response. The stress hormone response is actually one of the, if not thee most powerful hormone responses we have. It is a response that is intended to save our lives in a variety of natural scenarios both long term and short. Examples of short term stressors would be if Norman Bates was standing at your shower door with a 20 inch knife when you get out of the shower or running from a... Read More

Stress and the New Year

Friday January 6, 2012 comments

In contemplating the topic of Stress and deciding what to write about, I wanted to provide an overview and framework that I could build on. The concept of stress, and the way we use the term, is very generalized. We say, I did that because I was stressed or I feel this way because I am stressed. Stress becomes a garbage can filled with events, feelings, moods, emotions, and outcomes that we throw away and chalk up to stress. But what really defines stress? Is it a subjective overall feeling or is it scientifically characterized into... Read More

The Whole Truth

Thursday December 22, 2011 comments

Do you feel like youre at the top of your game? What would you say is preventing you from feeling your best? Have you ever wondered if you could give your doctor better information to help them provide care that is more accurate for YOU? If there was a way you could easily increase your quality of life, now or long term, wouldnt you want to know? Are You At Risk? Hormone testing, whether saliva or blood serum testing, can only tell the practitioner so much. There are normal fluctuations in hormones from day to... Read More

BHRT - part 2

Sunday August 14, 2011 comments

I stated that hormone testing is the first and most critical part of a successful Bio Identical Hormone Therapy regimen. I, first,need to clarify that only you and your doctor can determine if BHRT, or conventional hormone therapy for that matter, would be appropriate. Some people have pre-existing conditions e.g.- breast of prostate cancer, etc. This may preclude you from replacement therapy, at least in the short term. However, if hormone replacement is deemed to be beneficial after consultation with your doctor, then BHRT is the logical... Read More

Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Friday July 15, 2011 comments

If you, like many others, are trying to figure out if hormone replacement is appropriate, or even safe, for you it is important to educate yourself the best you can. With all the available information it is overwhelming to figure out where to start. The true answers are only found in the scientific studies. Over the years there has been important scientific evidence that has been published discussing the difference between conventional hormone replacement and bio identical hormone therapy. A large government funded study known as the ... Read More


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