Take a deep breath – clicking on this headline does not mean you’re old.There’s almost a mythic quality to hormone replacement therapy at this point. Not long ago, it was considered to be the magic pill that was going to keep women young forever. It was going to solve all the problems of aging, basically eliminating menopause and wrinkles and sexual decline. Thousands of women naturally signed up for it, but then came the bad news. ...more
Estrogen….the essence of a woman. It is the hormone responsible for many things that make a woman a woman such as breast development. Men also produce estrogen, but in very small amounts. (To see what can happen to a man that takes extra estrogen shots, rent the move “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”.)...more
[Guest blogger, Michelle Young is the Research and Communications Director at 4Women.com. She has done extensive research on the emotional impacts of medical hair loss and other women’s health issues.]I need a name. Not a name for a puppy, a head scarf, or a blog post. I need a name for the deficit disorder of all deficit disorders. I’m talking about this double X chromosome version human condition in which we prefer to experience life as an aesthetic vesicle, forever frozen in time and perpetually “made over” on the outside, regardless of the price paid on the inside. A deficit of self- love that penetrates the external straight to the essence. Our love is reserved for the hair, the boobs, the nail color, the clothes, the shape, the botox tight skin, and while the botox goes beneath the skin, too often, our love of self stops at the surface....more
For years there have been suspicions and studies linking Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) to breast cancer, but new research is now definitively linking HRT to an increase in breast cancer death rates.
It wasn't long ago that HRT was touted as a cure for menopause symptoms, that would also help your heart, your bones, and even prevent cancer.
A first-born graduating from sixth grade –- that’s a legitimate reason to get a little weepy. And when you tell a friend you’ve been crying about it and she starts quoting the Beatles “love goes on within you and without you” and you cry some more –- that’s no surprise, either. But tie all that crying to more crying –- in the office, out in the field -- in the shower even, and something is up. That something was, for me -- you guessed it -- perimenopause: hormones on a major rant.
by Lauren Streicher, M.D.Bioidentical is not a scientific term. It is a term made up by savvy market research gurus to describe certain plant-derived hormones distributed by compounding pharmacies. The use of the word” bioidentical” is brilliant....more