Confused about bio-identical hormones during menopause?

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Today on Couch Talk I am talking with Dr. Edwin Lee. He is a past Couch Talk guest and one of the best physicians I know.
And we’re talking about one of my favorite topics, the use of bio-identical hormones in the treatment of menopausal symptoms in women.

Dr. Lee believes that the best way to treat hormonal imbalance is by natural bio-identical hormone therapy. Natural hormones are the exact and identical …

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Taking the heat out of hot flashes!

As a gynecologist and women’s sexual health expert I have heard a lot about how impacting hot flashes can be.
They can embarrass you (if you let them!). They can make you uncomfortable. And they can make you feel a little less than the “Hot Mama” you really are!

But hot flashes are a natural part of menopause, and they are the most frequently reported negative symptom women experience during this time (1).  Hot flashes usually show up in our 40’s and 50’s; when …

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Nuances to exercising over 50! Oh the joys!

Debra Atkinson

My Couch Talk guest today is Debra Atkinson, and we will be talking about exercising over 50 and how your bad exercise habits might not be serving you well.
The perfect “after 50” fitness formula!
Debra shares how you can get more energy with less exercise!
I like the sound of that!
And she is such an expert…love her videos on instagram!
If you are struggling with fatigue and reaching for caffeine in mid-afternoon, or if you can’t rev up your metabolism and lose that …

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Cooking for hormone balance with Magdalena Wszelaki

Really enjoyed this podcast with Magdalena Wszelaki, the founder of Hormones Balance.
Magdalena talked about the significant health crisis she went through as a result of a highly stressful career in advertising. A high profile and demanding lifestyle, stressful in every way! Mentally stressful, never in the same time zone, lack of sleep, hotel and fast food on the run. This eventually ended in complete adrenal fatigue, autoimmune conditions, estrogen dominance and even depression.
But she was able to heal herself and go into complete …

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Hormone to Gut Connection

I want to share a fabulous discussion that I had recently with Dr. Michael Ruscio about women’s hormones and how gut bacteria can have such a tremendous effect on them!
He is a functional medicine practitioner with an emphasis in gut health. He also specializes in autoimmune, thyroid, and digestive disorders. He is a wealth of knowledge and provided many great insights.
Listen to our discussion on “The Hormone to Gut Connection”
Key points from our interview include:

Pylori – dangerous or protective?

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Sexual health is about much more than sex

I have been posting a lot of new information on my blog lately relating to women’s “sexual health”.
I had already suspected that many of the men who follow this blog were likely getting tired of hearing about all of this “lady parts” stuff (unless, of course, they were passing it along to the special women in their lives…which I always hope they do)…oh, and guys…I have an upcoming blog just for you so stay tuned…
But I hadn’t expected a particular message from a …

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Why DHEA is optimal for vaginal dryness, pain and pelvic health

I recently wrote this very detailed article on why the natural hormone DHEA is a superior treatment option for vaginal atrophy and menopause symptoms in women. I used DHEA when developing my new restorative feminine vulvar cream, Julva, because of its tremendous vaginal health benefits and safety.
I think you will find the article informative…and it may help you immensely.

Please feel free to provide the link to this article to your friends, loved ones and/or patients. Practitioners may link to it in their …

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Neurology Meets Gynecology: Hormones and Menopause

Wow! I am super excited to have been interviewed by one of my favorite mentors…
Dr. David Perlmutter!
He interviewed me on his podcast, “The Empowering Neurologist“… about what might surprise you relating to hormones and menopause!
He is a Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. I have known Dr. Perlmutter for many years and have read many of his books and listened to his lectures.  I have been a fan and he has mentored me as well.
We’ve been on a scientific …

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We may be getting better but we are feeling older

Women, I firmly believe the 1980’s saying, “You’re not getting older, you’re getting better!” This can be the reality for all of us. And it should be!
Yes, our bodies change as time passes…but too many of us are feeling older than our age. Especially pre, during and after menopause.
So how are women really FEELING…? (what the research says!)
There are many researchers out there routinely doing large surveys and studies about how women are aging, both in terms of actual physiology (hormone changes …

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The story behind my new Julva feminine cream…

There are many normal physical changes that occur to our beautiful feminine parts over time.  This is just reality.  In general, some of us age better than others. And sometimes there are unnecessary changes and consequences that, up until now, have been ill addressed.
As a gynecologist and obstetrician I have delivered thousands of babies including 4 of my own. Through this experience I became acutely aware of the metamorphic changes that occur to our whole body, especially our breasts and vagina.
If you too …

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