Fifty Shades of Low Testosterone

Fifty Shades of Low Testosterone

I’ve been trying to figure out why EL James’ Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy is a runaway bestseller among women from twenty to seventy. It’s going into its 27th week on the NY Times bestseller lists. When I first started listening to it (audiobook), I thought for sure it must be a sendup of the […]

Low Thyroid and Depression

Low Thyroid and Depression

In the early 1900s, doctors often considered depression to be a symptom of low thyroid levels. We now understand that depression is about more than low thyroid, but still, they were onto something. Today many doctors are again turning to thyroid medication for their patients with depression. The long list of symptoms that can be […]

Progesterone and breastfeeding

Progesterone and breastfeeding

Q: I utilize progesterone therapy in my chiropractic/acupuncture practice but cannot find information about the use of it postnatal. I have a patient who had great success with eliminating fibroids with progesterone use and quit mid-pregnancy, which allowed the fibroids to return. I want to start her on the therapy again, but want to confirm […]

Progesterone and epilepsy – NIH-sponsored research shows benefit

Progesterone and epilepsy – NIH-sponsored research shows benefit

It’s been fairly well established that women who suffer from premenstrual or catamenial epilepsy improve when they use progesterone, but mainstream medicine never got on board with the treatment. Now a gold standard, NIH-sponsored multicenter randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled phase III clinical trial should finally make progesterone a front line treatment for catamenial seizures. Andrew Herzog […]

What Causes Brain Freeze?

What Causes Brain Freeze?

If you’re over the age of 55, chances are you’ve had a Rick Perry-style brain freeze or some other variation on the theme, such as forgetting why you just walked from the kitchen to the living room, or the name of your daughter’s mother-in-law. Most likely there’s no need to go for an Alzheimers’ test […]

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