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Progesterone — for both men and women

October 26, 2014

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Progesterone — for both men and women by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  Progesterone is one of the sex hormones produced by and found in both men and women, only in different concentrations. Progesterone has been shown to have many health benefits, even reducing the incidence of cancer. It is important that a proper balance […]

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Music can enhance fertility while reducing stress

September 22, 2013

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by Sean Grace —  Month after month of disappointment can turn into years of despair as women face the uncertainty that comes with prolonged infertility. What begins as a time of planning and the anticipation of starting a family can sometimes shift from an optimistic outlook to one of incredible stress. How women and couples […]

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Severe menstrual cramps — could it be endometriosis?

April 21, 2013

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by Sima Aidun —  Endometrium is the tissue that lines the uterus and is shed during the menstrual period. In some women, the same tissue can be found growing where it doesn’t belong, outside the uterus. For example, it can grow on the ovaries, bowel or bladder and, though rare, can be found in locations […]

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Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy

December 24, 2012

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by Dr. Sima Aidun —  Bio-identical hormones are made from plants — estrogen from soy and progesterone from wild yam. They are identical to the chemical structure of the hormones produced by the human body. Bio-identical hormones are the closest in chemical structure, actions and interaction to those hormones produced by humans. Effects of bio-identical […]

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Chronic pain and hormones

December 15, 2012

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by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  The American Academy of Pain Management reports that an estimated 50 million Americans live with chronic pain caused by disease, disorder or accident. Did you know that many chronic pain conditions and stress-related symptoms could be related to hormonal imbalance? Some common symptoms of chronic pain include stress, frustration, […]

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Am I in menopause yet?

November 4, 2012

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by Dr. Sima Aidun —  As a doctor, I see patients who wonder what is going on with them. They have symptoms of menopause, but still are menstruating every few months. For example, they suffer from among the following symptoms: Hot flashes — Sudden, brief sensations of heat, often over the entire body, sometimes more […]

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Stress: A cause of adrenal fatigue?

September 11, 2012

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by Dr. Sarv Varta K. Khalsa —  Adrenal fatigue is one of the most common and under-diagnosed health conditions in modern society. We live fast-paced lives with busy schedules that don’t allow much time for rest and relaxation. Just the stress of daily responsibilities can eventually take its toll. Our adrenal glands play a key […]

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Hot flashes – not just for women

September 4, 2012

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by Dr. Paul Stallone —  Most people do not think that men can have a hot flash — that it is something only women get — but in reality, both genders can and do experience them. Hot flashes can be very disruptive for either gender, especially when coupled with the high summer heat, which makes […]

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Is your thyroid balanced?

August 25, 2012

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by Dr. Emil Faithe —  Do you suffer from uncontrollable weight gain? Is your hair falling out? Are you exhausted, angry or depressed? Millions of people, mostly women, are living with imbalanced thyroids. Many have low thyroid function, despite the fact that their blood tests are normal. Others have been taking thyroid medicine all their […]

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Recognizing and alleviating menopause

August 9, 2012

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by Dasha Trebichavska —  Though many of us have been taught otherwise, menopause in not a disease; it is a normal physiological transition in a woman’s life from a reproductive to a non-reproductive age. The main problems a woman is likely to experience with menopause, with varying degrees of severity, are tiredness, lethargy, irritability, anxiety, […]

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Natural hormone therapy helping women

July 13, 2012

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by Dr. Theo Christodoulakis —  Today, many women are aware of all the natural choices available for their many ailments, from menopause to hot flashes to PMS. Perhaps the information overload has them wondering if they should visit their local supplement store to try a vitamin or an herb for their problems. Although some good […]

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Midlife issues and bio-identical hormones

February 26, 2012

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by Gayle Mason —  Do you ever find yourself saying, “Is it hot in here or is it me?” Ah, the menopausal transition has begun. Menopause is defined as 12 successive months without a menstrual period; the average age of menopause for women in the U.S. is 51 and a half. Perimenopause, however, is the […]

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