Shape magazine recently featured singer and songwriter Jewel in their July cover story, discussing her stuggles with weight gain and chronic fatigue on account of hypothyroidism.

According to a recent report on NBC’s TODAY Show, 1 in 8 women can expect to have issues with their thyroid within their lifetime, the majority of which are unaware that the thyroid is to blame.

BodyLogicMD, America's largest and fastest-growing network of highly trained physicians specializing in bioidentical hormones, fitness and nutrition, recently announced their new and improved Hormone Balance Test!

The debate over the safety and efficacy of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) has been a perpetual tug-of-war between traditional and alternative medicine. We can all agree that there is a middle ground in the bioidentical hormone debate. Suzanne Somers is on one side of the debate, while others such as Julie Deardorff of the Chicago Tribune take a much different stand on the issue. So what’s it going to take to bridge the divide between mainstream and preventive practices?

BodyLogicMD Chief Medical Officer Dr. Alicia Stanton was recently featured on an episode of Let’s Talk Live, discussing how using bioidentical hormones to balance your hormones can aid in disease prevention. During the segment, Dr. Stanton talks about the damaging effects of environmental toxins such as pesticides, pollution and consumer products and how they can propagate hormonal imbalance, which can lead to further disease and ailment.

Take a minute to get to know Heidi Archer, M.D. of BodyLogicMD of Vail!

It seems the older we get, the more it feels as if the weight of the world rested on our shoulders. Sometimes it’s difficult to sustain momentum; we find ourselves fatigued, physically and mentally drained and depleted of every last bit of energy. It’s very important that we find healthy methods of relieving stress, instead of resorting to benzodiazepines or tranquilizers to control stress and anxiety. A recent article on ChicagoTribune.com discussed the health risks and negative side effects of using prescription drugs such as Lexapro and what natural alternatives are available to remedy stress and anxiety.

BodyLogicMD’s national network of highly trained physicians has helped tens of thousands of patients find relief from symptoms of hormonal imbalances such as perimenopause, menopause, andropause (the male menopause), thyroid disorder and stress-induced adrenal fatigue. BodyLogicMD’s expert physicians prescribe a three-pronged approach to wellness, integrating bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) with customized fitness and nutrition programs as well as stress reduction techniques.

Take a minute to get to know Paula Hall, D.O. of BodyLogicMD of Ft. Lauderdale!

More and more physicians are turning to anti-aging and preventive medicine to help their patients avoid the onset of disease and ailment later on in life.  Western medicine, as we know it is eclipsed by the shadows of its own dupery.  Big Pharma claims to have a “quick fix” for just about

BodyLogicMD covers the gamut – nutrition, rest, fitness – all of those combined have helped me get in balance. I feel really great now and have been feeling wonderful! I actually felt good enough to compete in Mrs. Georgia United States 2009 and I won photogenic and tied for the Swimsuit Award (with someone who was born the year my husband and I got married)! I would never have been able to do that if I hadn’t seen Dr. Donohue. It felt so great when I won the swimsuit award – and I was competing with women in their 20’s! Taking good care of yourself and getting the right kind of medical advice can make all the difference…

Newsweek recently published a scathing article about Oprah titled "Why Health Advice on Oprah could make you sick." In it, Weston Kosova and Pat Wingert criticize Oprah for having Suzanne Somers on her show as the "expert" on bioidentical hormones. Dr. Alicia Stanton, CMO of BodyLogicMD shares her thoughts on Kosova and Wingert's criticisms.

If your depression began recently, chances are good that it has a hormonal basis. Many women (men have these problems too!) are placed on antidepressant medications for symptoms of depression that are really due to hormonal decline and imbalance. The antidepressants help some of the symptoms, but many will have residual depression that will require escalating doses or change to other medications until they either give up or accept how they feel as unalterable. You should see someone and have your hormones checked.

There are many celebrities who have started on bioidentical hormones - first was Suzanne Somers, then Oprah, now Dr. Phil's wife, Robin McGraw. Read more about Dr. Phil's show: "What's Hormones Got To Do With It?".

Dr. Jennifer Landa of BodyLogicMD of Orlando explains the "normal ranges" that traditional doctors use to judge hormone levels and why women within these ranges often experience symptoms of hormonal imbalance in menopause.

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