Phthalates and Preterm Births

Phthalates, a group of hormone-mimicking chemicals that are utilized in many of the products we use, may increase the risk for preterm births, a new study suggests. Preterm birth is the leading cause of neonatal mortality, and a recent study discovered that exposure to phthalates, even before conception, may increase the risk of preterm birth.…

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Traditional and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Did you know that most of your essential bodily functions are controlled by the hormones in your body? It’s true. Hormones act as the internal communication system between the cells in your body, directly impacting almost every bodily function. Because of this, when your hormones go out of balance, it has a direct effect on…

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Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance

Produced in the endocrine glands, hormones help regulate many of the major bodily processes. Hormones tell your body what to do and when to do it, and help keep the body in tune and functioning correctly. Unfortunately, as we age, things can go out of whack, and hormonal imbalance can occur, causing you to have…

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Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

The hormones in your body mostly control your basic bodily functions. Your mood, appetite, growth, digestion, libido, and more are affected by your hormones, so it’s no surprise that when they are out of balance, it can have a significant impact on your well-being and health. Luckily, hormone replacement therapies are available that can help…

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The new Postpartum depression treatment medication Zulresso, which was just approved yesterday by the FDA, is a synthetic derivative of progesterone. It is a synthetic form of allopregnanolone and also pregnanolone. In late pregnancy both hormones diminish greatly and continue to be low for up to 6 months after delivery. The drug is delivered by…

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Low Testosterone Levels and High Mortality

A 2006 study done by the University of Washington and Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System found an interesting link between lower testosterone levels and an increase in the mortality rate. The study was published by Internal Medicine on August 2006. Specifically, Doctors Molly Shores, Alvin Matsumoto, and Kevin Sloan worked with 850 veterans…

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Every woman faces health challenges as she ages, but perimenopause doesn’t have to be one of them. Suzanne Somers, leading TV icon, author, and voice of bioidentical hormones, is using her tell-all book, titled “I’m Too Young For This,” which explains the common pitfalls related to perimenopause. As hormone levels change, women may encounter itching,…

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The journey from sick and tired to healthy and balanced is becoming a reality for many men and women, and bioidentical hormones are leading the way. Identical chemical messengers in every sense of the word, bioidentical hormones are completely “natural”. Unlike synthetic replacements such as Premarin, bioidentical hormones are derived from plants – which are…

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