Use Caution with Soy Foods

DON'T GO OVERBOARD WITH SOY A Cautionary Tale by John R. Lee, M.D. and Virginia Hopkins If my mail is any indication, soy food products are becoming very popular in the US. And why wouldn't they? Soy contains the full complement of amino acids, can be made to fit with a low fat diet, and, […]

Breast Cancer News and Reviews

NEWS AND REVIEWS ABOUT BREAST CANCER by John R. Lee, M.D. and Virginia Hopkins   NEWS BITES FROM THE HOPKINS HEALTH WATCH by Virginia Hopkins Eating Meat and Eggs Does not Increase Breast Cancer Risk During the 90s, much ado was made about a possible link between eating saturated fat and increased breast cancer risk. […]

Dietary Guidelines for Osteoporosis

You May Be Surprised to Learn that this is Not a Calcium Deficiency Disease by John R. Lee, M.D. and Virginia Hopkins Now that scientists know the process of preventing osteoporosis begins early in life, we're hearing about sugary drinks fortified with calcium for teenagers, antacids with calcium, and calcium supplements. Osteoporosis is not a […]

Dr. John Lee's 3 Rules for BHRT

DR. JOHN R. LEE'S THREE RULES FOR HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY (BHRT) Use a sprinkle of common sense and a dash of logic. by John R. Lee, M.D. The recent Lancet publication of the Million Women Study (MWS) removes any lingering doubt that there's something wrong with conventional HRT (see Million Woman Study in the UK, […]

Progesterone and Estrogen Effects

PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF ESTROGEN AND PROGESTERONE Estrogen Effects Creates proliferative endometrium Breast cell stimulation (fibrocystic breasts*) Increased body fat and weight gain* Salt and fluid retention Depression, anxiety, and headaches* Cyclical migraines* Poor sleep patterns* Interferes with thyroid hormone function* Impairs blood sugar control* Increased risk of blood clots* Little or no libido effect* Loss […]

Environmental Illness

COULD CHEMICAL OVERLOAD BE THE CAUSE OF YOUR ILLNESS? Interview with William J. Rea, M.D. from the John R. Lee, M.D. Medical Letter William J. Rea, M.D. is a pioneer and the leading researcher and clinician in the field of environmental medicine and chemical sensitivity, which is the treatment of illness caused by food and […]

HORMONE BALANCE – Articles – Research – Advice

  Bioidentical Hormone Balance Library Articles & Research Articles and research about bioidentical hormone balance and natural hormone balance, how to use progesterone cream, managing menopause and PMS, including many articles by Dr. John Lee and other experts.   Advice, Opinion: Virginia Hopkins Health Watch Blog News, articles, research, advice and opinion about bioidentical hormones, […]

All Articles and Research

Here's a list of all the articles about natural hormones, nutrition and commonsense solutions for optimal health found on this website, including issues of the Virginia Hopkins Health Watch, the Health Watch Q & A, articles from the John R. Lee, M.D. Medical Letter and many articles by guest authors such as Dr. David Zava. […]