The FDA recently approved Brisdelle, the first non-hormonal medication for hot flashes associated with menopause. This may be exciting news for women wishing to avoid hormonal options for their hot flashes. But, before you take on a new medication, consider the side effects and other options (including bio-identical hormone replacement) to see

The FDA has approved a new drug to treat hot flashes in menopausal women called Brisdelle. It is a form of Paxil, an antidepressant. Antidepressants are not a new treatment for menopausal symptoms.  Medications such as Effexor, Paxil, and Prozac can decrease hot flashes and night sweats. They are not as effective

Hormone Replacement Therapy, the life changing treatment for women suffering from imbalance or complete loss of hormones, has seen a breakthrough. Many women and physicians have been hesitant to become involved with HRT, due to the frightening results from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI). This week, new evidence puts those fears to

Hormone treatments for men and women are increasingly popular among the Baby Boomers and others seeking the fountain of youth in a pill, pellet, patch or gel. These treatments are touted by anti-aging centers and some doctors as a way to battle the bulge and loss of muscle, strength, sex drive and

Yesterday, Angela McInnes shared her story of success after completing her first month on the program. Today, Angela shares with us one of the keys to her success. Jacqueline Mix, Angela’s mom, who nominated Angela for the The Wellness Project, has chosen to embark on a journey of total wellness alongside her

A recent study presented at the North American Menopause Society Annual Meeting in October demonstrates that estrogen and progesterone use started close to menopause can improve menopausal symptoms, mood, and heart disease. This is in stark contrast to the Women’s Health Initiative that showed estrogen use increased heart disease, stroke, breast cancer,

The winners have been announced, the labs have been ordered and the appointments scheduled – The Wellness Project is truly underway. The winners of The Wellness Project by BodyLogicMD will share their journey on the path to living better, longer. Get to know Angela, Renee and Mindy, the dynamic women of The

In results published in the journal, Neurology, researchers uncovered significant evidence that hormone therapy treatments in early menopause reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by as much as 30 percent. Researchers of a population based in Cache County in Utah found that women who began hormone replacement therapy within five years of

Pellet therapy is rapidly becoming a favorite form of delivery among testosterone therapy patients. And, it might be the best choice for you too. Learn more about pellet therapy. Last 3 to 6 months after insertion No possibility of transference (like with creams) More effective physiological uptake You are more likely to

The widely anticipated preliminary results of the Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study (KEEPS) were released last week, pouring light over the dark shadow cast by the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI.) The four-year study tested the safety and efficacy of micronized (bioidentical) progesterone combined with either oral (traditional) estrogen (o-CEE) or transdermal (bioidentical)

What are bioidentical hormones? What’s the difference between bioidentical hormones and “traditional” hormones? How do I know if hormone therapy can help me? What are the symptoms of hormone imbalance? You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers! Dr. Joe Mazzei of BodyLogicMD of Chicago and Dr. Bryan Warner of BodyLogicMD of St. Louis

Has sex lost its luster? Do you even remember what an orgasm feels like? Is desire missing from your bedroom? Somewhere around mid-life, the “urge to merge” falls by the wayside and men and women are left wondering where the flames of desire have fizzled off to. Hormonal changes as you age

The stigma surrounding hormone therapy has slowly wafted into a mere dust clouds as more and more research unravels the findings of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) published ten years ago yesterday. Today, at least 15 major medical organizations endorse hormone therapy as a viable option for the treatment of menopause. The WHI

The hormonal decline that occurs with menopause causes uncomfortable symptoms that lead many women to seek relief. Relief is rumored to exist with a steady soy diet or acupuncture, but hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is known as the most effective. Many women, however, live in fear of hormone therapy, questioning its safety

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I sat down with Dr. Manny from Health Talk on to discuss the risks and benefits of testosterone pellet therapy. Pellet therapy has been around since the 1930s–the concept is probably about the same age as Premarin, but much like other bioidentical hormones, a lack of approval from the FDA has

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