Overcoming Stress and Understanding Your Adrenals

by BodyLogicMD Exhaustion. Forgetfulness. Anxiety. Weight gain. Trouble sleeping. These are all-too common effects of a stress-filled life. Stress is a very real problem in today’s fast-paced society, one that can lead to very serious consequences. Stress itself is widely recognized as the number one proxy killer disease today—the American Medical Association has stated that … Continued

Insulin Resistance Causes More Than Just Diabetes

by BodyLogicMD More than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes, according to the 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report for the CDC. An estimated 8.1 million of those people, however, are undiagnosed. While many people are familiar with diabetes as a medical term, most are not fully aware of the severe effects that … Continued

Could the Women’s Health Initiative be to Blame for Insomnia?

by BodyLogicMD The Women’s Health Initiative made big news back in 2002 with its highly controversial report that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) could increase the risk of cancer and other detrimental diseases. Lately, the study has been in the news again—but this time it’s not in the spotlight to showcase the study’s findings, but rather … Continued

Safe, Effective Hypothyroid Treatments

The thyroid gland is a small gland in the neck that has an important job: producing the thyroid hormones that regulate the body’s metabolic function. These hormones also help to maintain a variety of physiological functions throughout the body. A Sluggish Thyroid: Hypothyroidism Hypothyroidism is the most common type of thyroid imbalance. It occurs when the … Continued

Preventive Medicine for a Healthier Life

There exists a basic difference between traditional and preventive medicine. While the first focuses on the management and cure of symptoms and ailments, preventive medicine focuses on managing the health and lifestyle of a person so that ailments do not occur. The trend of preventive medical care is a sign of maturity in the medical … Continued

Antidepressant Gets FDA Approval for Hot Flashes

The FDA recently approved Brisdelle, the first non-hormonal medication for hot flashes associated with menopause. This may be exciting news for women wishing to avoid hormonal options for their hot flashes. But, before you take on a new medication, consider the side effects and other options (including bio-identical hormone replacement) to see if Brisdelle is … Continued

Getting a Second Shot at Youth

Hormone treatments for men and women are increasingly popular among the Baby Boomers and others seeking the fountain of youth in a pill, pellet, patch or gel. These treatments are touted by anti-aging centers and some doctors as a way to battle the bulge and loss of muscle, strength, sex drive and stamina that may … Continued

What Does Progesterone Do? (part 1)

Progesterone is a steroid hormone that has many biological functions. It is one of the major sex hormones in women and is usually the first sex hormone to decline as a woman enters menopause. It’s also found in men, but at lower levels than in women. When I was in medical school, back in the … Continued

How Long Do I Need To Take Hormones?

I often get asked this question by my patients, and I advise them to consider some important facts about hormone therapy. Most patients come to see me because they’re experiencing symptoms of hormone deficiencies and want to feel better. This is an important aspect of hormone therapy. We all want to feel better and have … Continued

Do bioidentical hormones cause breast cancer?

Does bioidentical hormone therapy cause breast cancer? Hormone replacement therapy got a lot of bad press since publication of the Women’s Health Initiative.  This study looked at over 16,000 women whose average age was 64.  The women in this study took the synthetic hormones: Premarin and Provera.  This study sought to answer the question, “Does hormone replacement … Continued