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Estrogen

In light of the July 2, 2002 conclusions regarding the Women's Health Initiative Study (WHIS) doctors, women and the media are truly confused about the benefits of hormone replacement therapy. Originally the authors of the study thought hormone replacement would prove to have heart healthy benefits. That is not what they found and the study [...]

DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone)

DHEA is mentioned several times in various chapters, but the importance of DHEA merits a section of it's own. Get a DHEA-S blood test before embarking on replacement. DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) is a hormone produced by your adrenal glands, which possibly may be converted to testosterone or estradiol. It is considered an androgen (steroid hormone) which [...]

Depression Research

Research Modulating the Glutamate Neurotransmitter It appears that modulating the Serotonin receptor is not working well for many patients suffering from depression. Hence, research is being done to ascertain if modulating the Glutatmate receptor will be more advantageous. RESEARCH IS UNDERWAY USING KETAMINE IV TO BLOCK GLUTAMATE EXCITABILITY MAGNESIUM GLYCINATE 400 mg 3-4 times a [...]

Depression – Study Notes

MAGNESIUM FOR TREATMENT-RESISTANT DEPRESSION: A REVIEW AND HYPOTHESIS from Medical Hypotheses 74 (2010) 649-660 REFM Notes: Mg=Magnesium Ca=Calcium GABA=gamma amino butyric acid IC=intracellular EC=extracellular BBB=blood brain barrier one mechanism of action of SSRIs is to increase brain Mg decreased Mg.....decreased ATP.....Ca flux intracellularly.....release GLUTAMATE increased serum Ca may be seen in long term Mg deficiency [...]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia (CFS/F)

There are no diagnostic laboratory tests to confirm the diagnosis Chronic Fatigue SyndromeFibromyalgia. In most instances, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia coexist. Patients report experiencing severe persistent fatigue, pain that migrates (tenderness at 11 of 18 specific tender points located on the upper back and chest, insides of the elbows, lower back, upper thighs, and [...]

Cholesterol

It wasn't enough that the pharmaceutical companies had we physicians pushing their drugs, television is now courting and seducing patients into thinking that if your cholesterol number is good, you are in great shape. Since heart disease is the #l cause of death (Cancer #2, Doctors #3 according to the Journal of the American Medical [...]

Bulimia and PCOS

Women with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) struggle with binge eating for several reasons, both emotional and physiological. When I question women who have undergone treatment for bulimia, I often discover that the physiologic reasons for the behavior have not been part of the treatment plan. Almost all women with PCOS have high Insulin levels because [...]

Brain Wave Technology – Neurotechnology

Have you noticed that you or others have brains that seem like their wires are crossed, brains that are scattered, anxious, and unable to listen? Many of you tell me that your brains won't stop thinking, even as you try to sleep. Actually, this seems like an epidemic. In the 1970s the Menninger Clinic and [...]

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy II

First of all, what is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement (BHRT) therapy. Bioidentical simply means that the hormones you are prescribed are identical to what you were making when you were 20 years old. The hormones are made by a pharmacist who has specialized in compounding. If you think about it, before we had the Food and [...]

Barrett’s Esophagus

Quick anatomy lesson: food goes in your mouth, travels down your esophagus, past your pyloric sphincter which is supposed to close after food enters your stomach, then is sent to your small intestines (Duodenum, Jejunum, Ileum) for absorption. Anything remaining travels to your large intestine, then to your rectum, anus and eventually the toillette. By [...]