Sunday, November 27, 2011

Can't Sleep? Why Not?

The management of menopause today is a confusing and borders on negligence. As a result, women’s quality of life and longevity are being unnecessarily compromised. While health care professionals continue to debate about when menopause begins and ends, whether menopause should or should not be treated, and if so, with what, for how long, and by what delivery method, millions of women suffer needlessly and billions of health care dollars are pointlessly expended.

The current approach to managing menopause is either to do nothing or to simply treat its symptoms but not its cause. This approach is wrong, shortsighted, destructive and costly to women.

It is wrong for a number of reasons. One, this approach views menopause as merely a harmless transition out of a woman’s childbearing years during which she must cope with a number of temporary, bothersome symptoms, such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, loss of libido, INSOMNIA, weight gain around our midsection, heart disease, bone loss leading to osteoporosis, forgetfulness leading to dementia.

Failure to treat menopause correctly is unacceptable to me! It is not as if menopause affects only a small fraction of the population. It affects all women who live to middle age — that’s 50% of the population, 100% of the time! Furthermore, the cause of menopause is absolutely known, as are its effects.

The medical profession is woefully misinformed about the long-term effects of menopause on a woman’s quality of life and well being. We didn’t used to live long enough for the ravages of menopause to be apparent!

In other words, we are in this mess due to misinformation, misunderstanding, and a lack of financial incentive to change it. Actually, if you ask me, for some, there is a tremendous disincentive to change it. The drug companies and hospital facilities make billions of dollars thanks to the mistreatment of menopause.

I practice what I preach. I treat menopause as the permanent loss of a hormone system. By treating the cause of menopause, I successfully help literally thousands of women slow down their aging process, defend against degenerative diseases, lose weight, have more energy, and generally feel better, while at the same time effectively treat such common menopause problems as:

• Hot flashes
• Sleep disruption
• Heart palpitations
• Night sweats
• Vaginal dryness
• Low sex drive and difficulty achieving orgasms.

By treating the cause of menopause, I have also been able to:

• Reduce cholesterol levels without cholesterol lowering medications
• Normalize blood pressure without blood pressure lowering medications
• Remedy sleep disorders without sleeping pills
• Improve blood sugar levels in women with diabetes without drugs or insulin
• Increase bone density without using anti-resorptive drugs.

The results are truly amazing!

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Friday, November 4, 2011

You Want to Feel Healthy Again, Lose Weight, Sleep on

What we do with our bodies begins when we are young and continues as we age. Healthy nutrition, managing stress, avoiding toxic chemicals, balancing hormones that are out of whack and exercise are all important to keep us healthy and age as slowly as possible. It is never too late to adopt better habits. To restore metabolism and achieve ideal body composition and obtain optimum health is a journey that will give you tremendous rewards. Let me guide you into this area of medicine that is not always discussed with Standard of Care physicians.

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Why Should We Worry About Menopause Symptoms?

We need to de-myth Menopause for both Women and Physicians. We are taught in medical school that menopause is no big deal and easy to treat. That's laughable. We are taught that our sex hormones are just for reproducing babies, fertility, and when we are done with our child bearing years why do we need them. We are taught that if we aren't having any symptoms we must be done with menopause. And yet, these women can't sleep, they have osteoporosis, they have mood problems, are on antidepressants, heart disease is around the corner, and so is memory loss. Menopause is PERMANENT and it means that estradiol and progesterone are gone. We are living longer and our system that makes our hormones is aging faster than we are dying. It is a degenerative aging of our reproductive system. We don't need to tough it out ladies. Another myth. Maybe because we were told that HRT is bad for us. That is due to the Women's Health Initiative Study on synthetic oral hormones; Premarin and Prempro. We are told HRT is not safe for us so just tough it out and here is your Zoloft or Prozac. What I believe is we need to treat the cause of menopause, not the symptoms. The cause is the loss of estradiol and progesterone in rhythmic cyclic levels.

We can do this together and I can teach you how to manage hormone replacement yourself with bioidentical hormone transdermal creams used in cyclic dosing. Without these hormones your body ages faster. Heart disease. Bone loss. Memory loss. Metabolism loss. Sleep disturbances. Just to name a few.

Let's educate ourselves women! Empower yourself with knowledge and spread the word.

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