Are You Too Tired to Read This? (Adrenal Fatigue)

Do you have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning? Do you feel exhausted even after eight hours of sleep? Do you feel “burned out” or “stressed?” Do you push yourself with caffeine and sugar? Do you lack energy to parent or work your normal job? Do you have a “second wind” … Continued

Tips to Maintain Your Weight During the Holidays

Remember the real reason for holiday get-togethers is to spend time with your family and friends and NOT to overeat. Maintain your exercise routine.  Find time to exercise amidst your holiday preparations.  If you don’t have an exercise routine, give yourself the gift of health and start working out.  Just make sure you have the … Continued

The Benefits of Bioidentical Progesterone

Bio-identical progesterone is not associated with an increased risk of breast cancer and actually decreases the risk of breast cancer.  Bio-identical progesterone is associated with a lower risk of heart disease and stroke as compared to synthetic progestins like Provera and is more effective. Patients report more satisfaction and fewer side effects with bio-identical progesterone. … Continued

What are bioidentical hormones?

Bio-identical hormones are identical to the human hormones that our body produces, but are made from a natural plant source like wild yams, soy, or peanuts. Synthetic or non bio-identical hormones are not identical to the hormones that are body makes. They are synthesized chemically or made from non-human sources like a pregnant mare’s urine … Continued

Beat the Blues (and more) with Vitamin D

Do you start to get depressed in the fall around day light savings time?  Perhaps you are deficient in Vitamin D. Vitamin D can prevent depression, over 17 types of cancers ( such as breast, colon), heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, auto immune diseases like multiple sclerosis, diabetes, osteoporosis, infectious disease, colds and viruses,  … 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

Why Supplements are Important for Good Nutrition

I previously wrote an article about how proper nutrition is an essential step to optimal health. Many of us may not be getting all the nutrients needed in our diets, which is why it’s so important take certain dietary supplements to help provide us with those essential nutrients we may be missing in our diet. … Continued

Interesting WSJ Article About Menopause & Hormone Therapy

Yesterday, there was a very interesting article in the Wall Street Journal titled New Views of Hormone Therapy in Menopause. I actually commented on the article yesterday. For me, as an OB/GYN who practices integrative medicine at BodyLogicMD in Hartford, CT and also as a menopausal woman who uses bio-identical hormones, I am excited to … Continued

Secrets of Healthy Aging

Ever wonder what are the secrets of healthy aging? A study presented in the July Journal of the American Medical Association shares four important habits of longevity. Not smoking, exercising at least thirty minutes a day, eating a Mediterranean diet, and maintaining a BMI (body mass index*) of less than 25 was associated with a … Continued