Natural Hormone Replacement

Are bioidentical hormones safer than synthetic? Science says yes.

(Photo credit: Sally Howard) Hormone replacement understandably, (but needlessly), scares women to death. Should we worry? Should we suffer from peri, pre or menopausal symptoms (or from surgical menopausal symptoms?) NO. When women ask me if bioidentical hormones are safe and if they’re safer than synthetic hormones (Premarin, Provera, birth control as hormone replacement (HRT) etc.) my answer is that hormones…

DHEA Improves Stress Resilience & Depression – Anti-Aging Hormone Offers Mood Benefits

  DHEA, a natural steroid and precursor hormone produced by the adrenals, has been shown to provide several anti-aging benefits, and research suggests DHEA may also improve mid-life onset depression in people who don’t respond to first line depression therapies, as well as improve resilience to stress. DHEA Improves Stress Resilience  DHEA levels tend to peak around age 20 and then gradually…

Hormone replacement therapy. When is it right for you?

(Photo credit: Sally Howard) Feeling off? Forgetful? Sweaty? Waking up in the middle of the night? Less interested in sex? Increasingly stressed, unfocused or irritable? Your doctor might suggest you’re in peri or full menopause. Or perhaps you’ve had a complete hysterectomy and she wants you on hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Or, maybe your cortisol (the stress hormone) levels are…

Considering Bioidentical Hormone Replacement? Consider a Compounding Pharmacist.

(Photo credit: Renjith Krishnan’s) Have you talked to your doctor because you think you might be in peri or full menopause? Are you feeling off, forgetful, sweaty? Are you waking up in the middle of the night, increasingly anxious, unfocused, irritable and have little sex drive? Perhaps you’ve had a complete hysterectomy and your doctor wants you on hormone replacement therapy.…

Hormone Fears Cloud Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Therapy over Conventional

    (Photo credit: Sally Howard) For women who need hormone replacement, bioidentical hormones can offer a safe alternative to synthetic estrogen and progesterone. Traditional hormone replacement therapy has become the standard protocol for women as they approach menopause or for women who have a total hysterectomy. Yet not every peri or full menopausal woman has low estrogen, progesterone or…

Hormone Testing – Saliva or Blood? Depends.

Photo credit: Ambro Head to your doctor because you’ve been feeling off, forgetful, sweaty, waking up in the middle of the night, increasingly stressed, unfocused, irritable and she might tell you you’re in peri or in full menopause. Or perhaps you’ve had a complete hysterectomy and your doctor wants you on hormone replacement therapy. Or, maybe your cortisol (the stress hormone)…

The Truth About Progesterone For HRT – Bioidentical Progesterone Isn’t The Same As Synthetic Progestin.

  The term progesterone has been used to describe the synthetic progestins found in birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy, progesterone is not the same as progestin. Your body knows the answer. Conventional hormones are synthetic forms of hormones, they’re molecularly altered and as a result they don’t react in the body like your own hormones or their near…

How Safe Is Hormone Replacement Therapy? Bioidentical or Conventional?

Photo: Sally Howard After a large hormone study scared women, many now unnecessarily avoid hormone replacement and suffer from menopause symptoms such as hot flashes and poor sleep. Flip through any newspaper and you might read another alarming article about the dangers of hormone replacement therapy. Dig a little deeper however, to reveal fact vs. fiction. The uproar began in…

Testosterone HRT for Women to Improve Sex Drive, Energy Levels, Memory and Bone Strength.

(Flickr, Photo credit) Testosterone, an androgen hormone, can provide numerous health benefits including improving libido in menopausal women and women with diminished testosterone. Click here for testosterone and other hormone testing kits Click here for testosterone testing kit Testosterone isn’t just for men. In fact, this androgen hormone is produced in small amounts in women’s ovaries and adrenal glands. As…

DHEA For Bone and Skin Health During Menopause – Controversial Steroid Hormone Offers Benefits for Some Women

(Flickr, photo credit) Despite some bad press about anabolic steroids, DHEA, a hormone produced by the adrenal glands, may improve aging skin and improve spinal bone density in menopausal women. Click here for DHEA and other hormone testing kits Click here for DHEA products After Orlando Magic All-Star forward Rashard Lewis tested positive for DHEA, this much touted anti-aging steroid…

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