My interest in trying the Fast Metabolism Diet came from 2 things: first, several patients bringing it up to me, and second, many of my patients telling me they want to lose weight only using food. Up to now my biases have been these: due to my personality and my super busy life, I DO like meal replacements – shakes, bars, etc, and I DON’T like counting anything – calories, points, etc. Let me clarify that Haylie Pomroy does sell her own shakes and bars, and I will most likely try these at some point, but I was determined to not use them in order to really try to use only food and see how I felt.
Just a few short months ago, in February of this year, the FDA approved a new drug for women for the treatment of pain with sexual intercourse. It is a pill taken by mouth that is NOT an estrogen, but activates the estrogen receptors in the vaginal tissue. This actually then REVERSES the effect of lack of estrogen on these tissues that happen to many women in perimenopause and menopause.
Libido doesn’t just refer to sex. Libido is life-energy, motivation, a feeling of well-being. When hormones levels fall and life stresses increase, interest in sex can be the first thing to go. With our lifespan extending decades longer than before, people want their healthy sex life to last much longer.
Most of you are aware of my new work with the Holtorf Medical Group in Foster City, CA. I am privileged to help women and men balance their hormones and feel like themselves again. As part of my job now I have frequent opportunities to be interviewed for online journal articles, as well as other media appearances.
NEWS THAT NEVER MADE BIG HEADLINES
Data analysis from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Study, first reported in 2002, just keeps coming, even though the study results are not applicable to most women nowadays due to the women studied and the hormones that were used. The biggest finding that you never heard about was that the women only on estrogen (Premarin) had LESS BREAST CANCER!
This article is taking on a life of its own: I wrote it recently for Woman’s Day online magazine, and it has gotten picked up by NBC’s iVillage, and led to a really fun interview today on the Playboy radio station on Sirius XM. Enjoy!