Theranos is a new start-up laboratory company that got $750 million dollars of venture capital for its technology but the methodology has never been proven and has now been ordered by the FDA to submit standard testing results to prove its claims and the accuracy of its methods. Personally, I will only use the most…Details
This is the story of my patient Patty. When she first came to see me she was 53 and had gained 20 lbs over the previous two years without eating any more or exercising any less. Besides the weight gain, she was also suffering from other significant menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes 2-3 times per day and one time at night (low Estriol), vaginal dryness (low Estriol), which made intercourse painful and she had absolutely no sex drive (low Testosterone).
Patty had started putting on weight several months before she stopped having periods. She was anxious and felt a sense of tension in her tummy most of the time. She was apathetic and depressed and felt a total lack of joy. She hardly recognized herself anymore and felt nearly hopeless.Details
WARNING: Read the Patient Stories before giving ADHD drugs to your child Children taking ADHD stimulant drugs such as Ritalin, Adderall and Concerta are five times more likely to suffer sudden, unexplained death than children who are not taking such drugs according to a new study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry and funded by…Details
This is the story of my patient Deena. When she first came to see me she was 51 years old and was suffering from hot flashes, night sweats, sleeplessness, fatigue, irritability, memory loss, and weight gain. She felt like she was suddenly aging very rapidly. These symptoms are more than mere nuisances; they are indicators of hormone imbalances and deficiencies that put a woman at increased risk of cancer, heart disease, dementia and osteoporosis. Deena was suffering from 4-5 hot flashes with night sweats every night making it impossible to get a good night’s sleep. She was tired and irritable most of the time, but the symptoms that had her the most worried were her rapid weight gain in her mid section and her terrible short-term memory loss.Details
The 6-Panel Hormone Test is a safe, easy-to-use, noninvasive and reliable lab test that uses a simple saliva sample to measure your levels of Estrogen ( all three types: estradiol, estrone, estriol), Progesterone, Testosterone, and DHEA which are vital to a woman’s hormonal balance.Reasons to take this test: Menopausal and Perimenopausal Symptoms, Andropause, Stress, Fatigue, Moodiness, Insomnia, Memory Weakness, Decreased Sexual Desire, Decreased Sexual Stimulation, Thinning and Loss of Pubic Hair, and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Monitoring.
May 24, 2011. Call it the sledgehammer approach to medicine. Rather than catching or curing disease, aggressive cancer screenings and unnecessary biopsies are actually causing cancer, spreading deadly “superbugs” and killing patients.
There is big money in cancer screenings. Americans spend $4 billion on mammograms alone and some of those tests cause false alarms that lead to unnecessary follow-up surgery on normal breasts—at a cost of as much as $70 billion over a decade.Details
As daylight hours grow colder and shorter, incidences of the common cold, flu, and respiratory infections spike upwards. Scientists have identified reduced vitamin D levels in winter months as a prime suspect for this increase in infectious disease cases.
Vitamin D in all forms (sunlight, sun lamps, or supplements) reduces the incidence of respiratory infections.[24,26] Dutch children with the least sun exposure are twice as likely to develop a cough and three times more likely to develop a runny nose compared with children with the most sun exposure.Details
Pap smears cause cytokine response that may help clear HPV Quoted from Reuters News: The Abramson Cancer Center, and the OncoLi nk Weekly Cancer Newsletter Last Updated: 2007-05-14 12:55:06 -0400 (Reuters Health) NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The act of performing a Papanicolaou smear produces an inflammatory cytokine response, which may initiate immunologic clearance of…Details
Both men and women produce progesterone throughout their lives. As we age, progesterone levels decrease significantly in both sexes.
A woman’s progesterone begins declining at age 35 and a man’s progesterone begins falling at age 45. The decline of progesterone is associated with mood disorders, anxiety and depression, poor sleep, osteoporosis, breast and uterine cancer, prostate cancer, as well as aging of the brain and nervous system.
To slow the aging process both men and women should test their progesterone levels regularly and take a natural progesterone supplement if their levels get too low.Details
Seasonal Allergies can make you miserable. Millions of Americans hate the springtime because for them it means constant sneezing, congestion, watery, itchy eyes, runny nose, mental dullness, poor concentration, headaches and fatigue. Most Americans reach for a prescription drug or OTC anti-histamine to treat their allergies, however, these drugs often cause new symptoms that can be worse than the allergies.Details