On October 20th, 2014, I told you about new legislation that has placed onerous new restrictions on Compounding Pharmacies. Compounding Pharmacies can no longer sell Bio-Identical Hormones in bulk to doctors office’s. Each formulation must be prescribed individually for a specific patient Each compounded medication must be made individually by hand for each patient Supplies…Details
Sadly, the Drug Quality and Security Act is a deviously misnamed attempt by big drug companies to put its competition out of business. It became law on November 27, 2013, after being signed by President Obama. Unfortunately, it seems Congress, influenced by big pharmacy’s big lobbying dollars, wanted to make the appearance of repremanding the FDA for…Details
Sex after Menopause should not be painful, but OSPHENA™ is not the answer. This drug should never have been approved by the FDA and in spite of the False Advertising claiming that it is a “Non-Estrogen,” it acts just like Estrogen, activating Estrogen Receptors causing the same side-effects as Estrone and Estradiol. The good news is that Estriol, the safe, natural, Bio-Identical Hormone, actually works better AND reduces your health risks.Details
A group of chemicals known as Pthalates have been found to increase the risk of cancer, diabetes, obesity. and now new research from Washington University, Missouri, indicates they may also cause early Menopause. Pthalates are found in plastics, cosmetics (including make-up and hairspray), household products and food packaging. Women exposed to higher levels have been found to have significant hormone fluctuations that cause the early onset of Menopause, an average of 2 1/2 years before other women.
Pthalates are believed to be one of the reasons so many women are experiencing prolonged Peri-Menoopaue symptoms, including hot flashes, moodiness, mental fogginess, sleeplessness, anxiety, depression, loss of libido, vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, weight gain and other symptoms of Menopause. In some cases, these chemicals may be causing women to stop having periods as much as 15 years too soon.Details
What’s the best diet? Answer: The diet you can live with for life that will help you loose weight fast, but safely, without gimmicks that wreck your health. I call it the Vital Lifetime Diet? If you want to lose weight for good, this is the plan for you. The Vital Lifetime Diet is a…Details
This is the story of my patient who I will call Lorna. When she came to see me she was 56 years old and had been experiencing menopause symptoms for 8 years. She was having 8-10 hot flashes every night. The hot sweats began soon after falling asleep and continued all night. Needless to say that made it nearly impossible to get any sleep. Lorna had suffered from Insomnia for nearly two decades prior to getting hot flashes.
She was exhausted, irritable, depressed and had lost all her sex drive, not to mention that her hormonal decline had also caused her to have significant vaginal dryness and painful intercourse. She had gained 40 lbs over the past 8 years without changing her diet or usual routine. Although she was a High School teacher, who had been blessed with a sharp mind, since going into menopause she had noticed significant memory decline and what she called “fog in the head.” She had lost her focus, mental sharpness and felt irritable, depressed and exhausted all the time. She just didn’t feel like herself anymore.Details
Senate Bill S.959, deceptively named the “Pharmaceutical Compounding Quality and Accountability Act.”
I strongly oppose this Bill. It is clearly promoted by Drug companies to reduce the competition. It is written in a way that would likely stop your access to important medications like Bio-Identical Hormones, including the safe and effective natural hormone Estriol and compounded natural thyroid.
Action Alert! Help us stop deceptive new legislation sponsored by Big Pharma.
On April 26, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) released draft legislation that would “clarify” the FDA’s ability to regulate both compounding pharmacies and the compounded medications themselves.
It’s our understanding that the draft bill was written with the specific intent of giving the FDA broad authority to remove compounded medications from the market in one of two ways: either by putting bulk ingredients on a list of “banned” compounded drugs, or by redefining compounded variations of approved drugs as illegal “copies.”
The way the bill is written, a compounded medication—like the low-cost natural compounded thyroid, instead of Synthroid (synthetic levothyroxine), or Estriol, the bioidentical hormone that can be used instead of Pfizer’s dangerous (and not bioidentical) Prempro—could be banned.Details
At age 49, my patient Rachel felt like she was falling apart. She had suffered a tragic stress a few years earlier, from which she was still struggling to recover. Now, in addition, she was beginning to experience Perimenopause. She had absolutely no energy, was cold all the time, had vaginal dryness and zero sex drive, felt weak and shaky if she skipped a meal, had gained 15+ pounds in the last year or two. was developing cellulite in her thighs, buttocks and arms and was experiencing heart palpitations. She felt anxious, depressed, irritable, mentally dull and was losing her short term memory.Details
This is the story of my patient Penny. When she first came to see me she was 52 years old and had been experiencing “Menopause” symptoms since age 34. That is when she had a Total Hysterectomy, in which her Gynecologist removed her uterus and both ovaries due to severe Endometriosis. Too bad she didn’t come to see me 18 years ago.
When Penny came to my office she was suffering from hot flashes, sleeplessness, anxiety, depression, total loss of libido, vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, weight gain and joint pains. She was miserable and I was her last hope. These symptoms are more than mere nuisances; they are indicators for increased risk of female cancers.Details