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 …

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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 …

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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: …

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Value of Hormone Therapy Affirmed by Consensus Statement 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 …

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PROGESTERONE vs. PROGESTIN: 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 …

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Testosterone Therapy for Women: Debunking the Myths 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 …

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Is Hormone Replacement Safe?  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 …

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Natural Estrogens: Benefits for Postmenopausal Women?     When talking about a woman’s hormones, the term “estrogen” is frequently used. Estrogens are steroid hormones present in both men and women, but at significantly higher levels in women of reproductive age. But, …

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The Relationship between Obesity and Hormone Replacement    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 …

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Natural Ways to Prevent and Treat Colds & Flu  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 …

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