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Medical NewsEstrogen: To Use or Not To Use

In my practice, I often encounter post-menopausal clients that are referred for recurrent urinary tract infections. While on some occasions, physically identifiable ailments account for these issues, more commonly, they suffer from a hidden condition named vaginal atrophy which is often ignored or not recognized by patients and/or their physicians. Read more…

Integrated PracticesTestosterone: Not Just for Men

Testosterone therapy has been a very popular topic in men’s health over the past decade, but not much attention has been given to testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in women. With over 75 years of peer-reviewed medical literature from around the world, the evidence is overwhelming that TRT can improve quality Read more…

Medical NewsThe Why and How of Testosterone Therapy

Low Testosterone (T) is common in men over 50. Patients ask us about T replacement after they have seen advertisements on television or direct to consumer advertising for T supplements. Which men are candidates for T replacement? The answer might surprise you! Having a low T on a lab test Read more…

Integrated PracticesPellet Hormone Therapy Benefits

There are several forms of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy including pellet therapy in which a pellet about the size of a cooked grain of rice is easily implanted in the upper fatty part of the hip or buttock. The therapy is viable for both men and women; women typically receive Read more…

Integrated PracticesAdrenal Fatigue and Disorders

The adrenal glands are located above the kidneys and composed of two parts. The outer section, the adrenal cortex, produces hormones that are vital to life, such as cortisol (which helps regulate metabolism and helps your body respond to stress) and aldosterone (which helps control blood pressure). The inner region, Read more…

Natural OptionsYoga for Menopause

Yoga is a spiritual science that has been practiced for thousands of years in India and for over a century in the United States. While the ultimate goal is to achieve a transcendental state, the tools of yoga can be used to alleviate ailments of the body and mind and Read more…

Integrated PracticesYoga for Hormonal Balance

Hormones are essential for every activity of life! This includes the processes of digestion, metabolism, growth, reproduction, and mood control. Many hormones, such as neurotransmitters, are active in more than one physical process. These chemical messengers play a vital role in optimal health and well-being. Chakras are energy centers located Read more…

Integrated PracticesHormones and Alzheimer’s

Do we age because we lose our hormones or do we lose our hormones because we age? This is an interesting question because as a population we are living longer than ever before, but the question really needs to be about our quality of life as we age. Today, everyone Read more…

Natural OptionsThe Many Benefits of Oxytocin

Oxytocin is commonly known as the “snuggle hormone” or the “love hormone.” Various types of positive sensory stimulations such as warmth, touch, or even eating food release it. Nature wired men and women to experience surges of oxytocin when bonding. It helps create the feeling of falling in love and Read more…

Medical News“I Need a Drink!”

So many things change as women age. Our bodies, our minds, our purpose, all appear to go through a major transition between the ages of forty-five and sixty. Perhaps the biggest of the female changes is that of menopause, the end of a woman’s reproductive ability. Currently, the average age for Read more…

Natural OptionsHelping Your Hormones

Have you noticed that many products are now promoting “Hormone Free” on their packaging? How do these added hormones affect our body and what can we do to help our hormones stay balanced? Injecting hormones into cattle, chickens, and other animals that provide meat, dairy and eggs we consume has Read more…

Natural Options’Tis the Desert Season for Adrenal Fatigue

November marks the beginning of Coachella Valley’s busiest season. The weather is perfect, streets are full of cars, and your calendar is booked solid through March. After months of long days, lack of sleep, and poor eating habits, it is just a matter of time before it takes a serious Read more…

Integrated PracticesIs Testosterone Therapy in Men Harmful?

You might have been alarmed by recent television commercials by law firms soliciting patients that have taken testosterone and suffered a heart attack. Unfortunately, these campaigns have been influenced by one or two negative observational studies of weak power and poor design. Fortunately, there is over 40 years of well-designed, Read more…

Health is a ChoicePerimenopause & Bio-Identical Hormones

Suzanne Somers

As young women, we grow up hearing horror stories about “going through the change” when hormone fluctuations create often unbearable symptoms like hot flashes, crazy brain, and mood swings. And we know that when this time comes, we will have to make choices for ourselves. In my early thirties, I learned Read more…

Integrated PracticesMen Go Through It, Too!

Menopause in females is a widely discussed, well-studied phenomenon, yet its equivalent in males – andropause – is virtually ignored. They are very similar experiences. Both typically occur from age 40 on and are caused by a reduction in hormone levels. Both can be accompanied by fatigue, depression, irritability, aches Read more…

FitnessPreparing for Menopause

Every woman experiences menopause differently. For some, it passes quickly and the symptoms are mild, while others experience aggressive changes that include hot flashes and mood swings. Weight gain and muscle loss are also common during this transformation. The good news is that exercise–before, during and after–can help stave off Read more…

Health & BeautyManaging Menopause Naturally

Menopause is a subject on which there are many views and opinions, and it is experienced in just as many ways. Fortunately, there are many simple steps and natural remedies you can take to help relieve the myriad of symptoms you may face. The average age of menopause is around Read more…

Integrated PracticesWeight Loss: An Added Benefit of Testosterone Therapy

A five-year study presented at the annual Meeting of The Endocrine Society by Dr. Farid Saad shows that testosterone therapy can help men with hormone deficiencies reduce body weight and waist circumference. 225 men were treated with long- term testosterone replacement therapy over the five- year study, and 90% lost Read more…

Natural OptionsGetting the Right Thyroid Diagnosis

The thyroid gland and thyroid hormones predominantly affect metabolism in our bodies (protein, fat, and carbohydrate metabolism). The thyroid hormones can also affect the way in which our body uses and processes other important hormones. Thus, our thyroid gland is an integral part of our total body system functions. Many Read more…