10/ July, 2017
I hope your summer is going not just “OK”, but great! I cringe when a patient tells me their doctor said their lab results were “OK”, or that they are in “the normal range”. Has this happened to you?
This is super common when it comes to testosterone levels, both for men and women.
When men do not have a good testosterone level, they can feel tired, unmotivated (including lack of libido), grumpy, and have muscle weakness or weight gain. There isn’t much agreement about what is a “good” testosterone level for a man. Most of us in the functional or regenerative areas of medicine think a level of at least 600 is good. Often, higher is even better.
21/ June, 2017
Last week we started answering the question, “Why Organic?”
While I am not hard-core about eating organic (at least not yet), I am aware every day in my work the large list of endocrine disruptors in our world nowadays. Eating organically grown and farmed food is one way to decrease the toxic load on our bodies.
This week I want to give you a very short summary of the areas of your body involved in the detox process.
16/ June, 2017
Here is the ‘Dirty Dozen’ that you can avoid and the ‘Clean Fifteen’ that you can add to your meal plans for a healthy and hormone-balanced body.
08/ June, 2017
It was a sunny day in Manhattan Beach, California. I was by the ocean, walking my son Anthony when he was about one year old. I was with my friends Vicky, whose daughter was also 1 year old, and Kate, the veteran of the group – her daughter was already two years old.
12/ May, 2017
“Tango is the one place where we [women] let men think they are in charge…”
…said the wise tango instructor as she took the women to one side to teach us our moves, while her husband took the men to the other side to learn their leading steps.
05/ May, 2017
Women’s health care access is in jeopardy. Most people who care about this issue are aware of the situation.
California needs to join Maryland, Nevada and Oregon in guaranteeing funding for contraception and preventive services for women.
28/ April, 2017
“New research gives patients — who often feel dismissed and forgotten — evidence that their persistent symptoms are not just in their heads.”
21/ April, 2017
“How young should people start taking hormones?”
Bioidentical hormone therapy helps women and men feel their best well into midlife and beyond. I am often asked, “How long do I have to stay on hormones?”
I gave a short answer to this question in a previous blog. I plan to give a longer answer in my next book.