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Prescribing Birth Control For Menopause? Stop The Madness

I have recently seen a number of women who have presented with symptomatic menopause suffering from weight gain, sleep disturbances, anxiety, depression, headaches and often hot flashes. These women  were prescribed birth control pills by their gynecologist.  Many other patients have told me that they were offered birth control pills for menopausal symptoms and refused […]

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How Hot Flashes Cause Weight Gain At Menopause

Weight Gain Having hot flashes can be one of the causes for weight gain at menopause. Menopause and peri-menopause are associated with the harmful loss of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone in women and with the tremendous increase in total and abdominal obesity and hot flashes. When a woman is having hot flashes, her brain is […]

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Hormone Replacement – The Importance of T3 and T4

Most endocrinologists doggedly follow practice guidelines from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. As many patients have told us, their endocrinologist switched them to T4 only replacement and they became ill and dysfunctional again. These reports are consistent with studies that show the ineffectiveness and potential harm of T4 alone replacement. The studies show that […]

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Thyroid Disease – The Numbers

How Common Is Thyroid Disease? Information collected by: Dr Robert Carlson Provided by: The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists: Annual Thyroid Awareness Campaign When the AACE established new TSH Guidelines (0.3 – 3.0 vs. 0.5 – 5.0) the number of people estimated to be affected by abnormal thyroid function doubled. According to the AACE, the number of […]

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What Is Human Growth Hormone?

Human Growth hormone is made up of 191 amino acids. It is a normal occurring hormone that reaches levels often exceeding 1000 mcg during your teenage years and early twenties. These levels continue to decrease as we age. I believe we age because our hormone levels decrease, not that these levels fall because of aging. […]

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Hormone Therapy & Bioidentical Hormones

Thank you for your interest and dedication in searching out answers to improving your quality of life through hormone therapy. I believe that replacing dwindling hormones levels back to when we were in our twenties and thirties is not only healthy but will protect us from cancer and heart disease. If it is natural having […]

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Video: Hypothyroidism – What Is It?

Does life take too much effort by the late afternoon?  Are you gaining weight even though you exercise and eat right? When your doctor finally checked your thyroid, did he or she phone back to say “everything looks normal *click*” but you still don’t feel “normal?”   Of course it’s not normal! You know what […]