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The FDA, ACOG, and NAMS Denounce Bioidentical Hormones

Dr. Neal Rouzier recently shared a an email thread between him and Dr. Dirk Parvus. We found it to be quite moving and thought it would be useful to post.
Hi Neal,I am attending a hormone conference in Chicago as part of a series given by the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM). I am interested in their approach to treating chronic…

Anti Aging Conference

Anti-Aging Market to hit $114 Billion: Let’s Separate the Gimmicks from the ‘Real Deal’Look-young concoctions and feel-good elixirs. The anti-aging market is well-established and only getting stronger, as over 70 million aging baby boomers are driving the movement to look and feel younger. Currently at $80 billion, the anti-aging market size is expected to reach more than $114 billion by…

9 Medical Practice Marketing Tips for Success

Wow, this looks like a long post! Well, quite frankly it is. But hang in there, because we are willing to bet that you will get some practical takeaways. Whether you are just starting a practice or simply seeking to increase your patient base, at some point you will have to implement a marketing plan-of-action, so your prospective patients can…

The 7 Hormones Everyone Should Know

DHEA
Clinical studies have demonstrated that DHEA has a beneficial effect on immune response, sex drive, metabolism and emotional stability. DHEA benefits the immune system and reduces visceral fat associated with diabetes mellitus. Other health-related benefits include support of cognitive function, helping the body cope with stress, and protection against heart disease through its effects on lipids and body fat….

Estrogen Dominance in Men

The Role of Testosterone on E2 Levels
Testosterone replacement therapy has a significant role in protecting aging men’s health, including greater protection against heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.123 However, it naturally increases estrogen levels in men, which has brought the benefits of testosterone therapy into question.
You may have heard the warning that high estrogen levels cause prostate cancer in men, but…

Transdermal vs. Oral Estrogen

While experts agree estrogen has far reaching benefits in menopausal women, researchers tend to disagree on how estrogen therapy should be administered.Is Transdermal “Less Risky?”The current trend is to prescribe transdermal estrogen cream. Why do some physicians choose transdermal instead of oral estrogen therapy? Many are worried about the health risks associated with oral estrogen. These concerns were initiated by…

Clearing Up Controversy about Hormones and Cancer

Since the 2002 report known as The Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Trial, Prempro sales have fallen to $161 million annually and more than 10,000 lawsuits have been filed against Pfizer by women, who declared the company’s HRT drug lead to their development of breast cancer and other health ailments. Pfizer Inc. recently set aside $772 million to settle these cases….

Melatonin for Sleep

Dr. Rouzier recently provided some tips in response to an online publication writer who asked the question, “What are some tips on how to avoid sleep disruptions when season’s change?” I thought it would be appropriate to post here and expand on natural sleep in general. Read the tips below and feel free to provide your own based on your…