Compounded Bio-identical Hormones

Recently, I saw a woman at my office who’d been prescribed a brand name Bio-identical estradiol gel. She didn’t come to see me for hormone therapy but she mentioned that the gel wasn’t improving vaginal dryness. I suggested she change to a compounded bio-identical estrogen preparation.

Dr. Kimberly Brown » Compounded Bio-identical Hormones

Recently, I saw a woman at my office who’d been prescribed a brand name Bio-identical estradiol gel. She didn’t come to see me for hormone therapy but she mentioned that the gel wasn’t improving

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Eleuthero, also called Siberian ginseng, has been used medically for at least 2,000 years. It’s a distant relative of another herbal remedy you may already be familiar with, Asian ginseng. Propone

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Are You A Mouth Breather? Why You’ll Want to Stop Immediately

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26 Low-Carb Snacks that Satisfy for Hours

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Why Practicing Gratitude Is Good for Your Health

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Have you ever heard of cytokines? The term “cytokine” is actually derived from a combination of two Greek words: “cyto” meaning cell and “kinos” meaning movement. Cytokines play a major

The Real Risks of GMO Foods & How to Avoid

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How Do You Know If Your Estrogen Is Too High?

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Why You Need Salt in Your Diet

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MY PERSONAL JOURNEY WITH DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS

While traveling the world and volunteering on a refugee camp on the border of Burma in my 20s, I became very sick with some gut bug and was given some powerful antibiotics. They wanted to use IV antib

PALEO PUMPKIN PIE

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NUTTY LEMON BALLS

I haven’t tried this one yet but now that my lemon tree is getting some ripe lemons, it’s next on my list. This recipe is paleo, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, LOW FODMAP, and SIBO friendly! How

PALEO CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE

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HOLIDAY RECIPES…

It’s November and like most everyone else, I’m thinking about the coming holidays! Unlike most everyone else but maybe like you, I’m also thinking about what I might eat at these upcoming family

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Ready To Cure Your Headaches?

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Breaking the Cycle of Chronic Pain:

Every year, millions of women cope with pain. Women are more likely to experience chronic pain syndromes, such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, migraines, and other painful conditions, than

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Heal Your 4th Chakra for Life-Long Health

It’s that time of year again when we are inundated with pink ribbons, races for “The Cure,” and campaigns to get screened for breast cancer. We hear the tragic stories of breast cancer striking

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Use Tapping for Financial Success and Health

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Intermittent Fasting for a Longer, Healthier Life

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Natural Flu Prevention

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Compounded Bio-identical Hormones

Recently, I saw a woman at my office who’d been prescribed a brand name Bio-identical estradiol gel. She didn’t come to see me for hormone therapy but she mentioned that the gel wasn’t improving

Things are heating up and it’s not just the weather!

HOT FLASHES: WHY DO THEY HAPPEN? WHAT ROLE DOES STRESS PLAY?   Hot flashes occur due to a narrowing of the core body temperature range due to something called norepinephrine. But hang on, aren’t ho

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