1 07, 2020

Addressing Anxiety

By |2020-07-01T16:44:06+00:00July 1st, 2020|Anxiety, Stress|

By Robert Wood, RPh Causes Hormones, diet, lifestyle, and circumstances all need to be examined as causes of anxiety. As well as the effects of social media and modern civilization on daily stress. In this blog I would like to discuss the causal components of stress and anxiety.  I would also like to share [...]

13 02, 2018

Four Heart Disease Risk Factors Your Doctor Doesn’t Tell You About

By |2020-07-01T18:18:14+00:00February 13th, 2018|Atherosclerosis, Heart, High Cholesterol, Hyperlipidemia, Hypertension, IHC News, Inflammation, Spectracell, Triglycerides|

FOUR HEART DISEASE RISK FACTORS YOUR DOCTOR DOESN'T TELL YOU ABOUT LIPOPROTEIN (a) Lipoprotein(a), is a particle in your blood which carries cholesterol, fats and proteins. The amount your body makes is inherited from one or both parents and is determined by the genes passed on from your parent(s) when you are born. It [...]

13 02, 2018

Our Favorite Cold and Flu Remedies

By |2020-07-01T18:22:47+00:00February 13th, 2018|General|

COLD SYMPTOMS ImmuCore Designed to provide a multiple mechanistic approach to support immune system health. This formula features Ultra Potent-C®—developed for enhanced cellular uptake of vitamin C—combined with zinc, vitamin D, and a concentrated blend of mushroom extracts. Take 1 daily. Andrographis Plus A concentrated blend of Ayurvedic and Chinese herbs designed to enhance immune [...]

13 02, 2018

Tough Times Got You Down?

By |2020-07-01T18:23:28+00:00February 13th, 2018|Anxiety, IHC News, Mindfullness, Mindfulness, Stress|

When tough times bring you down, your ability to cope in a positive way is known as resilience. An essential skill for healthy development in childhood, resilience is critical to well being throughout our lifetime. The overriding question is this: as adults can we increase our capacity for resilience in order to lead more [...]

30 10, 2017

Value of Hormone Therapy Affirmed by Consensus Statement

By |2020-07-01T18:19:25+00:00October 30th, 2017|BHRT, Estrogen, Hormone replacement, Hot flashes, IHC News, Menopause, Progesterone, Testosterone|

The Women's Health Initiative (WHI) was a large government-sponsored study about the benefits and risks of a popular form of manufactured hormones. To mark the 10-year anniversary of the WHI, a consensus statement has been jointly prepared by the North American Menopause Society, the Endocrine Society, and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and [...]

30 10, 2017

Progesterone vs. Progestin

By |2020-07-01T18:19:43+00:00October 30th, 2017|BHRT, Breast Cancer, Breast Health, Menopause, Progesterone, Stress|

The hormone you take may affect your risk of breast cancer Progesterone is a naturally occurring hormone in women. Progesterone is added to estrogen therapy to reduce the risk of endometrial cancer. Initially, progesterone was not available in a form that could be well absorbed, so pharmaceutical manufacturers created a synthetic progestin (progesterone derivative), medroxyprogesterone [...]

30 10, 2017

Testosterone Therapy for Women: Debunking the Myths

By |2020-07-01T18:19:11+00:00October 30th, 2017|Adrenal Fatigue, Anxiety, BHRT, Breast Health, Depression, Estrogen, Fatigue, Gut Health, Heart, Hormone replacement, Hot flashes, Hypertension, Insomnia, Libido, Menopause, PMS, Progesterone, Sleep, Stress, Testosterone|

Testosterone therapy is increasingly used to treat symptoms of hormone deficiency in pre and postmenopausal women. Testosterone is essential for physical and mental health in women as well as men. Although frequently thought of to increase sex drive, testosterone's role in sexual function is only a small part of its physiologic effect in women. [...]

30 10, 2017

Is Hormone Replacement Safe?

By |2020-07-01T18:23:55+00:00October 30th, 2017|BHRT, Estrogen, Gut Health, Hormone replacement, Hot flashes, Insomnia, Menopause, Menstrual Cycle, Progesterone, Sleep, Stress|

Thoughts from Bob Wood, Consultant Pharmacist Are we safe from ourselves? There is no blame game. It is up to each one of us. I started consulting patients almost 16 years ago with a focus primarily on women (my practice now includes men and even teenagers) and the use of bio-identical hormones. Prior to this [...]

30 10, 2017

The Relationship between Obesity and Hormone Replacement

By |2020-07-01T18:38:03+00:00October 30th, 2017|BHRT, Estrogen, Hormone replacement, Insulin, Menopause, Menstrual Cycle, Obesity, Progesterone, Stress|

This newsletter is a follow up to the previous newsletter (see May issue) on obesity. Why am I so concerned about obesity as it relates to hormone replacement? Because the science shows us that there is increased risk for patients who are insulin resistant, maintain high blood insulin/glucose values and have increased visceral adipose tissue [...]

30 10, 2017

Natural Ways to Prevent and Treat Colds and Flu

By |2020-07-01T18:27:14+00:00October 30th, 2017|Cold, Flu, Gut Health, IHC News, Nutrition, Sleep, Stress, Supplements, Vitamin D|

When it comes to cold and flu season, prevention really is the first line of defense. To keep your body's defense system--the immune system--in peak condition, follow our immunity-boosting tips to help your body fight off the bugs looking for a host. And, for times when you are feeling ill, the second set of [...]