DHEA in Females

A new study in Climacteric, the Journal of the International Menopause Society has found evidence that the hormone DHEA can help with menopausal symptoms and female sexual function. The study found both HRT (estradiol and a synthetic progesterone) and DHEA to be effective at improving symptoms. For those of us who recommend DHEA regularly this … Continued

Antidepressants and Bioidentical Hormones

I have many women who come to see me for bio identical hormone therapy while on SSRI antidepressants like Prozac and Lexapro. It seems that women who have not been depressed prior to menopause and not on antidepressants prior to menopause will consistently be able to gradually get off their antidepressants. This occurs because estrogen, … 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

Adrenal Fatigue: The Interaction Between Stress & Your Hormones

It’s my belief that inferior doctors treat disease and superior physicians prevent it.  I see patients come to the hospital who are dying from conditions that could have been prevented, from things that could have been treated early and never were. As an emergency room doctor, I developed an interest in anti-aging therapies from seeing … Continued

Stress-Reduction Techniques Can Decrease Risk of Heart Disease

According to an article on NaturalNews.com, recent studies funded by the Medical College of Wisconsin and Iowa’s Maharishi University have concluded that people who use stress-reduction techniques such as breathing exercises and meditation can significantly reduce their risk of heart attack, stroke and death attributed to heart disease.

What is DHEA Anyways?

I’m sure you’ve heard a lot about DHEA and how it’s been coined as the “Mother of all Hormones,” but what exactly is DHEA? Where does it come from and what makes it so important?