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

Interstitial Cystitis (+ 5 Natural Ways to Help Relieve Bladder Pain)

Approximately 3–6 percent of all women living in the United States (3 to 8 million) suffer from the painful pelvic condition called interstitial cystitis (IC). (1) IC is much more common in women th

Star Fruit: The Vitamin C Powerhouse that Supports Immunity & Digestion

by Rachael Link, MS, RD Sometimes used as little more than a garnish due to its vibrant color and interesting star-like appearance, the star fruit is actually packed with important nutrients and healt

Use Astrology To Find Your Purpose

When someone asks me why astrology plays such an important role in my life, I know they don't see astrology the way I do. Astrology connects us to the universe—to the whole. It helps us make meaning

E. coli Symptoms: 6 Natural Ways to Help Fight the Infection (+ 4 E. coli Prevention Tips)

Did your stomach start cramping and feeling a bit off after you ate that beef burger? Did you sprint to the bathroom after enjoying that romaine lettuce salad? You may have an intestinal infection cau

41 Wild & Healthy Waffle Recipes (No. 35 Is Crazy!)

Do you have a waffle maker lying around that just doesn’t get the use it should? Try these wild and healthy waffle recipes for a healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner and even dessert! Note: I recommend

Leucine: The Muscle-Building Amino Acid Your Body Needs

by Rachael Link, MS, RD A favorite of both bodybuilders and pro athletes alike, leucine is revered for its incredible ability to boost muscle mass and improve athletic performance. Not only that, but

Coronary Artery Disease (+ 6 Natural Ways to Help Beat CAD)

by Katherine Brind’Amour, PhD Coronary artery disease (CAD) occurs when the major blood vessels around your heart become diseased. “Coronary” means around the heart. The disease can affect your

Detox Diet Plan: How to Detoxify the Body & Reset Your Health

by Rachael Link, MS, RD Turn on the television, flip through a magazine or open your internet browser and you’re bound to hear about a new detox diet or juice cleanse being peddled, likely accompani

tBHQ, the Food Ingredient that May Cause Cancer?

Has anyone else noticed that the FDA sometimes approves ingredients without really understanding how they might affect the human body? The preservative known as tBHQ is no exception. tBHQ — or terti

6 Steps to Get Your Cortisol Levels Under Control & Turn Down the Stress

Do you find yourself overly stressed, tired and even notice weight gain despite not changing your diet or workout frequency? Your cortisol levels may be out of whack. More specifically, they may be to

30 Best Quinoa Recipes

If you are looking to spice up your meals, while adding loads of nutrition and texture, it’s time to try nutrition-rich quinoa and the best quinoa recipes out there! Quinoa is a seed that acts li

Are You Wave Aware?

Understanding the effects of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF)  and Radiofrequency Radiation (RF) on Your Health Our health is directly affected by a variety of things we cannot see but know to be true

Why Your Psoas Muscle Is The Most Vital Muscle in Your Body

The psoas muscle (pronounced SO-as) may be the most important muscle in your body. Read on to find out whether you might have a psoas muscle imbalance, and how to correct it.

5 Ways to Rev Up Your Energy!

One of the best indicators that you’re having a great day is the feeling that your energy is high, steady, and that overall you feel good and can enjoy accomplishing the tasks at hand. Maybe it’s

4 Ways To Reduce Cognitive Dissonance

As humans, we tend to seek consistency in our beliefs and actions. So, when you have two conflicting thoughts at the same time, or when you engage in behavior that conflicts with your beliefs, you are

Is Your Thyroid Healthy?

Did you know that a tiny, butterfly shaped gland nestled in your throat is responsible for producing and regulating one of the most important hormones in your body? This mighty gland is called the thy

Do You Really Need to Eat Gluten Free?

If you are wondering whether you have a gluten sensitivity, or you’re not sure if a gluten free diet is good for you, or if you have struggled with going gluten free and haven’t fully been able to

Everything You Need to Know About Eating Fat

Are you Eating the Right Fat? If you believe that eating fats and oils is a no-no, you might be in for a surprise. Fat is a vital component to a balanced diet and is a requirement in order for the bod

Health Risks of Energy Vampire Relationships

Have you ever seen a couple that just didn’t seem to make sense?  The man is stunningly attractive and the woman is puffy, overweight and tired-looking. Or vice versa. Maybe you have a friend who c

How to Know if You are Overloaded with Toxins

Your body is a miraculous thing. For all your body’s parts and abilities there are corresponding systems designed to monitor what they’re experiencing and then decide whether what is happening in

How To Reverse Insulin Resistance At Midlife

You always have low levels of insulin circulating in your body. When insulin is out of balance, the result is abnormal blood sugar levels.  High insulin levels can make you feel tired, bloated and ca

8 Ways to Turn Your Empathy into A Super Power

Empaths are highly advanced souls being incarnated on earth in increasing numbers to shed light into the darkness during this time of transformation. There are more empaths on earth right now than eve

9 Steps You Can Take To Overcome Addiction

If you or someone you love has an addiction, you are not alone. According to a Columbia University study, 40 million Americans age 12 and over meet the clinical criteria for addiction to nicotine, alc

Poor Memory Curcumin Might Help

Memory complaints can sometimes begin as early as the 20s but for most, not until after age 60. Postpartum women and women going through menopause can also sometimes begin to experience memory problem

An Empath’s Best Protection Against Energy Vampires

There are identifiable personality traits and common manipulation tactics that, when recognized, will “out” an energy vampire.  When you see these qualities, you can learn to protect yourself.

Use Tapping (EFT) For Better Health

I had always been interested in the link between beliefs and health. But after my divorce, I learned —up close and personal—the link between finances and beliefs! In short, I realized that my atti

Natural Flu Prevention

You probably know someone who has had the flu this season. It’s been a very early flu season and a more severe one than we normally experience. With estimates of the vaccine only being 10 to 30% eff

Progesterone: The Forgotten Hormone

Estrogen’s forgotten sister, progesterone, is often overlooked. For example, a woman who has a full hysterectomy (causing a surgical menopause) may be given solely estrogen and no progesterone. This

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!

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Most of us know that a good night’s sleep is key for happiness and productivity, and that conversely, a night of poor sleep can have negative effects on our performance during the day. But a new stu

Craniosacral Therapy Explained

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A Quick Guide to Condiments

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Detox and Toxins in Your Body

Many people have heard about detox for means of health and how to cleanse your body but not many people realize just how important this is and what exactly it means. Semantically, everything is a toxi

Unlikely Cause of Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are a painful and common ailment today. Most people know that drinking dark sodas in excess are one of the ways that you can develop these deposits. The real problem with kidney stones i

Bio-Identical Hormones and How They Can Help

  There are many times in a men and women’s lives where hormones have a part to play in illness. Hormones are very interesting as they are unique to each person. It is a delicate formula that many

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