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

Increasing Rates of Male Infertility + 5 Natural Remedies

Is a Western lifestyle to blame for increased rates of male infertility? All signs are pointing to yes. According to a recent report, sperm counts of men in North America, Australia, Europe and New Ze

Organic Farming: 5 Major Benefits (Plus, Can It Really Feed the World?)

Did you know it’s possible to produce healthy crops without the use of preservatives, radiation, genetic modification, sewage sludge, synthetic fertilizers and chemical pesticides? People practi

How to Remove Skin Tags Safely: 10 Natural Ways

Soft, fleshy growths that hang from the skin are commonly referred to as skin tags. Acrochordons — as they are referred to within the medical community — are not cancerous. They are genera

16 Natural Ways to Manage Meniere’s Disease Symptoms

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders estimates that 615,000 people in the United States have been diagnosed with Meniere’s disease, and nearly 50,000 new cases ar

6 Ways to Improve Scleroderma Symptoms Naturally

Scleroderma  is a rare and difficult disease. Also known as systemic sclerosis, it affects about 75,000 to 100,000 people in the United States. It can be a severe condition that can cause signifi

Omega-3 Supplements Can Help Kids with ADHD

If you’re the parent of a child with ADHD who’s looking for a natural treatment approach, you may have heard about an ADHD diet and how, in particular, omega-3 fatty acids can improve symp

Does the Cheat Day and/or Cheat Meal Work for Weight Loss?

“I can resist anything except temptation.” For most of us, that quote feels most applicable when we’re in the middle of changing our eating habits — also known as going on a he

Dyslipidemia Causes + 5 Tips to Manage It Naturally

Dyslipidemia is a group of disorders characterized by changes in plasma lipids or lipoproteins, including two we are familiar with: cholesterol and triglycerides. The goal for adults over 20 years old

How to Lose Water Weight the Right Way

By Rachael Link, MS, RD Water is crucial to health and accounts for a pretty big chunk of your body composition. In fact, the human body is made up of between 55 percent to 75 percent water. (1) Still

Perdue Chicken Changes Setting a New Industry Standard?

One of the nation’s biggest poultry companies, Perdue Chicken, is transforming the way that chickens are being raised for consumption and ushering in major changes. So just what is Perdue Farms,

Everything You Need To Know About HRT

The topic of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), especially with bioidentical hormones, seems to raise more questions than answers. Given the amount of misinformation and confusion that exists, I have

Do You Need Bioidentical Hormones?

There seems to be a lot of confusion around the definition of "natural" versus "bioidentical versus "synthetic" hormones. One thing to remember when making this distinction is that "bioidentical" refe

Herbs To Relieve Menopause Symptoms

Dear Dr. Northrup, I know you've been an advocate of bioidentical hormones for menopausal symptoms, but sometimes you also recommend herbs. I'm confused. How do I know which I should take? Thank for y

9 Ways A Digital Detox Can Improve Your Health

Do you need a digital detox? While technology has made our lives easier in many ways, studies show that the constant use of digital technology can also make us less focused, less productive and less s

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.

What Is A Holistic Dentist?

I am a huge fan of holistic dentists and holistic dentistry — it’s true preventive health care. Holistic dentists practice a form of dentistry that takes into account a person’s

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&rsquo

Are Vitamins The New Magic Bullet?

Do you pop vitamins or supplements like they are pills? In today’s society, whenever we are sick or have some discomfort, we are told to pop a pill. I was again reminded of this when someone rec

8 Healthy Habits to Kickstart Your Summer

I'll share 8 ways to tweak your health habits this summer to feel like you're enriching your life instead of depriving yourself!

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&rs

Infrared Sauna: Can You Really Sweat Out the Toxins?

Can infrared saunas really help you sweat out the toxins? For thousands of years, many cultures have used heat bathing, to cleanse and heal the body. The Finnish heat baths were — and still are

9 Ways To Awaken the Energy Healer Within

Energy healing can be a powerful way to improve your health and your life. Did you know that you actually have the power to be your own energy healer? Like anything else, it’s about having the r

What Are Flower Essences?

If you’re like me, then you know that seeing and smelling beautiful flowers can make you feel amazing, not to mention how a beautiful bouquet can transform any space. Then it’s probably no

How does poor sleep affect our ability to learn? Study investigates

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

Craniosacral Therapy Explained

What is it? Craniosacral Therapy is a hands-on therapy that uses light pressure to manipulate the Dura Mater (the material that surrounds the brain and spinal cord) to enhance the production, circulat

A Quick Guide to Condiments

Avoiding processed foods is always best. But what about all of the delicious condiments that we’ve grown accustomed to using? What’s in them and are there any healthier options? Here&rsquo

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

Natural Remedies to Fight Cold and Flu

Antibiotics are not always the answer to fighting off that pesky cold and flu. With more and more people using antibiotics regularly, super resistant strains of illness are being bred and this is not

Health Care not Sick Care!

There is much debate now about health care reform and the stranglehold grip that Big Pharma has on the United States economy, politicians and the general health and wellbeing of our citizens. Conventi

Understanding Blood Sugar and Its Effect on You

Something that often goes overlooked in determining how healthy you are is blood sugar. A deficit or a surplus of blood sugar can affect your health in a myriad of ways. From metabolism to emotional h

Increase Nutritive Value of Your Veggies by Eating Whole Eggs Too

Wayne Campbell, Ph.D., Professor of Nutrition Science, Purdue University with the help from Jung Eun Kim, Ph.D., R.D. conducted a recent study that assessed the effects of egg consumption coupled with

Insights into the Drug Delivery Process

Scientists from the TU Darmstadt (Germany) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (US) have challenged a view on how drugs are delivered to our systems. This article talks about a particular view on fat

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