Weight loss

During the Holiday season we get many requests about how to either lose weight or just not gain too much. It is easy to say ” eat less and exercise more” , but in reality this time of year is quite perilous when trying to lose weight. Obviously, if able, try to minimize one’s sugar … Continued

Careful With The Antibiotics. They May Cause……Weight Gain!

As this cold, flu, bronchitis and common infection season approaches, you may find yourself in the doctor’s office looking for an antibiotic. Some doctors hold their ground refusing to prescribe antibiotics for clearly apparent viral infections (antibiotics only work on bacterial infections). Other providers want to please their patients and give in to the pressure … Continued

How You Can Reduce Your Risk Of Breast Cancer

One of the concerns associated with hormone replacement therapy is Breast Cancer. Unfortunately, the message often delivered by the media and many physicians is that hormones cause cancer and being on hormone replacement therapy increases one’s risk for breast cancer. Breast Cancer risk has many influences and it’s more complicated than whether or not one … Continued

Progesterone–who needs it? (who doesn’t need it?)

Progesterone is a critical ovarian produced steroid hormone that plays specific roles throughout a woman’s life. For women who are premenopausal, progesterone production begins around mid-cycle, rises to a peak @ day 21 of the typical cycle, and then plummets in the absence of pregnancy, triggering a period @ 2-5 days later. Low progesterone during … Continued

Mark Your Calenders For Next Years SLiiM Conference

Last week November 5, 2011 we completed the 2ndannual St Louis Integrative Medicine Symposium (SLiiM). Our theme this year was INFLAMMATION NATION, and I want to make a pitch for anybody in our region to attend this symposium next year. What a fantastic group of lectures all designed to educate the public on the truths … Continued


With so many ads and articles on vitamins and supplements, it’s impossible for most people to know what to believe. Here’s what I have told every patient of mine for the past 20 years. Take at least a pharmaceutical (chelated) multivitamin with minerals, extra vitamin D3 and fish/omega 3 oil. Why? Because we’re not getting … Continued


We see so many people in the practice that complain about steeds and the effects it has on their life. I tell patients it really does not matter if it is good or bad it is still stress and will cause a change in their cortisol levels. Your body does not care that the cortisol … Continued

5 things you can do right now to avoid breast cancer

I was at a conference last weekend where prevention of breast cancer was discussed at length. Although breast cancer awareness month is over, we need to prevent breast cancer all year long. Here are some tips.   1. Stop eating sugar and simple carbs- sugar feeds cancer. Simple carbs are “white” foods like bread, pasta, … Continued

Diabetes mellitus and Bioidentical Hormones

Diabetes is a problem that is increasing in America, especially as we age. There are many factors involved in this problem including diet, lack of exercise and increasing weight, among other reasons. The big question is what can we do about this problem. We know as we age and the sex hormones change in our … Continued

DHEA: The Other Stress Hormone

The art of what I do involves assessing the whole health picture of an individual as relates to hormone balance. I enjoy explaining what is going on to my patients. When I reach the part about DHEA, eyes begin to glaze over. Nobody seems to have heard of DHEA. Where did our health teachers go … Continued