Proper nutrition is among the first lines of defense against hypothyroidism. An under-active thyroid is frequently the result of nutritional deficiencies and, once these deficiencies have been reversed, thyroid function usually improves.
The thyroid gland is a small gland in the neck that has an important job: producing the thyroid hormones that regulate the body’s metabolic function. These hormones also help to maintain a variety of physiological functions throughout the body.
Once again physicians are looking at the WHI results and trying to justify the use of Premarin. One has to wonder, given all we know about how toxic this drug is, why do they continue to do so? I wonder if there is a financial incentive from the drug company that manufactures Premarin. I would be curious about who is funding their research. The WHI study used Premarin, a form of estrogen hormone replacement therapy (EHRT) derived from the urine of pregant mares. It is well known to increase the risk of breast cancer, blood clots, and do little to prevent age-related, degenerative diseases, such as dementia or osteoporosis.
I'm going on my third month using bioidentical hormones. I'm feeling 100% better. Not only are my symptoms gone, but I'm eating better and I started hitting the gym again, which has been tremendous for my self-esteem. Now that we're getting into the winter months, I'm afraid that the shorter days, colder weather and hectic holiday run-around will negate three months of hard work. It was hard enough to keep it together in the summer months and now that the holidays are here, it's going to be a lot harder to stay on course. Do you have any suggestions for making this holiday season a healthy one?
Oftentimes my patients have seen multiple doctors and although they were getting some symptom relief from various medications, they really want to get to the root of the problem – they want an answer as to why they have chronic fatigue – fibromyalgia – abnormally low testosterone levels – and more importantly, what can be done to fix it. When you get to the root cause of illness, you can not only reverse the process, but also improve the patients overall quality of life.
As a physician practicing Integrative Holistic Internal Medicine, I spend close to 45 minutes of the 90 minutes allotted for my initial consults simply explaining optimal nutrition. I debunk fallacies such as the need to eat 5-9 servings of grain per day and that “a calorie is a calorie.” I put my patients on a Paleolithic diet that replicates the foods we evolved to eat.
Low Libido Expertise By: Boston Bioidentical Hormones Expert Dr. Joseph Kaye In my practice, I frequently encounter the issue of low libido in both men and women. In men, the causes are often attributed to lower than optimal testosterone levels; in women, inadequate estrogen as well as testosterone can be the cause.