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The purpose of this blog is to shed my personal and professional experiences on the topics of Estrogen, Menstrual Cycle Preservation & Restoration, Perimenopause, Menopause, Hormone Balancing, and Female Hormone Replacement Therapies.  

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Estrogen The Enabler

 
In the female body, estrogen enables all, from the creation and manufacturer of the thoughts in your brain to the beating of your heart.
 
Estrogen plays a central role in facilitating every known physiologic process in the female body.
 
Without enough estrogen, no physiologic processes take place the way they were intended to function.
 
Estrogen is the prime mover that facilitates every known biochemical reaction in the body.
 
The need for estrogen has...
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Anatomy Of A Hot Flash

 

When estrogen gets too low, the brain realizes estrogen is no longer high enough to protect the body and do its job, so the adrenal gland kicks in and increases cortisol secretion to excess.

This excess is enough to cause an instability of the blood pressure, appearing as a vacillating hypertension, both systolic and diastolic.

The diastolic pressure becomes less increased than the systolic, resulting in a larger pulse pressure, then resulting in a visceral response creating a hot...

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When Will My Hormones Be Balanced?

 

I received this question from a 43 year old woman clearly suffering from perimenopause. Read on and see if you can relate.

When Will My Hormones Be Balanced?

I’ve been seeing my doctor for about three years now and she recently did about $1800 worth of testing. How will I know when my hormones are balanced? I hate the night sweats, hot flashes that make my entire head sweat like crazy, and the stupid emotions that like to be on a roller coaster. 

Does your doctor have any...

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What Is The Best Form Of HRT?

 

This question was sent to me by Kelly L. who is 40 years old suffering from perimenopause.

What is the best form of HRT?

It depends on your clinical goals. If your goal is to manage the symptoms of your hormone deficiencies, then you can take a patch or a low-dose compounded cream. This method also requires pharmaceutical drugs to assist the hormones in managing the side effects of hormone deficiencies, aka, hormonal imbalances. The reason drugs are needed with this approach is because...

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Coronavirus and Workplace Wellness

 

I often get asked questions about hormones, menopause, and estrogen and how these topics relate to current events.  Here is one of those questions that pertain to our current situation with the Covid-19 pandemic and the effects it will have on the female workplace environment.

How do you think the world of workplace wellness for women will change as a result of the Coronavirus?

The Coronavirus will impact women (and men) in significant ways of which no one can really predict the...

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Four Pillars of Hormone Balancing

 

Balancing hormones is not easy. Most doctors think that slapping a hormone patch on a woman should do the trick. And most women think it should be this easy too. The truth is, balancing hormones for women is quite challenging, not only for hormone prescribing doctors but for women as well. Balancing hormones is a process that takes place over a period of about 12-18 months, and is strictly interdependent upon four critical pillars.

 

1.  The Right Diet

There is much confusion...

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Estrogen Deficiency: The Real Chemical Imbalance

 
You know that "chemical imbalance" your doctor talks about when you go in for depression and they mention neurons and synapsis?
 
That chemical imbalance is really an estrogen deficiency.
 
Here is an excerpt from the New York Times article from 1994 entitled How Estrogen May Work to Protect Against Alzheimer's where Dr. Toran-Allerand discusses how estrogen works on neurons.
 
"Scientists are now trying to sort out precisely how estrogen works on neurons....
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The Cost of Hormonal Imbalance

 

The cost of hormonal imbalance is high. It affects every aspect of your life right down to your inner being.  It is a lonely and dark place of existence that changes how you see yourself in this world and how you feel about yourself. 

Women spend most of their lives in a state of hormonal imbalance, and are more prone to mental health disorders than any other demographic.  For most women, symptoms come on over a period of time, and in multiple ways they or their doctors...

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