Archives for October 2011

Female Hormones

Millions of women today experience some kind of health issue relating to their hormones, ranging from premenstrual moodiness or sugar cravings, to severe hot flashes and sleep problems during menopause. Infertility and miscarriages are becoming more and more common. And while more and more women are searching for solutions, frequently the only solution offered to them by their doctors is to put artificial hormones into their body to relieve their symptoms. Hence the millions of prescriptions for synthetic Hormone Replacement […]
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Male Hormones – “Men”opause

The “mid-life crisis” that affects men in their 40’s and 50’s has never been well understood in medical terms. We now know that men go through hormonal changes in their middle years, just like women do. It’s been termed “andropause”, and it can be just as debilitating and emotionally challenging as menopause can be for women. Men and women have the same sex hormones in their bodies, just in different proportions. Men have a predominance of testosterone, while their estrogen […]
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Natural Solutions for Eating and Dieting Disorders

Whether you are a self-confessed compulsive eater, a compulsive dieter or have been diagnosed with an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia, getting your eating habits back in balance and your body functioning optimally again is no easy task.  Certainly, any type of disordered eating pattern usually has a psychological component that must be addressed.  But there is also a strong physiological and biochemical component that is overlooked in many medical circles.  The cause and effect aspect of some […]
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Low Dose Naltrexone

Low Dose Naltrexone: A beneficial modulator of immune function An immune modulating agent that can help patients with HIV, cancer, auto-immune disease and central nervous system disease?  It’s available, it’s relatively inexpensive, and it has application to autism, Lyme disease and thyroid disorders also through its beneficial effect on the immune system.  It is called Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN). Naltrexone in higher doses (50mg) was approved by the FDA in 1984 for helping heroin or opium addicts, as it blocked […]
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