Category: Women’s Health & Hormones

Urine Testing to Monitor Transdermal Estrogen Creams or Gels

Written by Mark Newman, President of Precision Analytical, Inc.  In this blog, you will see the data that has led us to the following conclusions about monitoring transdermal estrogen: Serum and urine (DUTCH) testing can be used to monitor transdermal creams and gels. Clinical parameters tested in the research (bone loss, vasomotor symptoms, FSH suppression) parallel… Read More »

Does She/He Really Need Thyroid Replacement Therapy?

by Jim Paoletti, BS Pharmacy, FAARM, FIACP When symptoms of hypothyroidism exist, there are many cases where the cause of the problem is not lack of thyroid hormone being produced from the thyroid gland. Before initiation of Thyroid Replacement Therapy (ThRT), it is very important to determine if the gland has the capacity to produce optimal thyroid… Read More »

Birth Control Pills and IUDs Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Written by Dr. David Brownstein For many years, I have been counselling my patients not to use birth control pills as a form of contraception. My reasoning was that there were too many adverse effects with oral contraceptives and there were safe and effective alternatives that were not associated with serious adverse effects. In the… Read More »

How Can Periomenopause Cause Unexplained Anxiety and Feelings of Doom?

Written by SottoPelle What’s going on with the hormones of periomenopause that may cause anxiety in a woman? The late Dr. Gino Tutera, B/GYN and specialist in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, believed that “these feelings are primarily due to lack of testosterone.” Periomenopause Can Cause Anxiety Yes, younger women naturally product the “male hormone” testosterone,… Read More »

Estriol Supplementation and Metabolites – A Caveat

Written by Mark Newman, President of Precision Analytical, Inc. I want to discuss a complicated scenario with you. If you give estriol, please keep reading. If you don’t use estriol in your practice, feel free to forward this to those who do! Bottom Line: When a patient takes estriol (especially if it is oral/sublingual) some… Read More »

What is the Value in a Virtual Dispensary?

Written by Fullscript There is no question that having an online presence facilitates the awareness and delivery of your health care services. Likewise, if you recommend and sell natural health products as part of your practice, having a virtual dispensary is a great way to facilitate your health care delivery. Whether you don’t yet have… Read More »

The Potential Benefits of “4-Spot Urine Testing” for HPA Axis Assessment

Written by Mark Newman, President of Precision Analytical, Inc. and Carrie Jones, ND The health of the entire hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is critically important for maintaining proper health primarily because of cortisol’s role in the body. Cortisol is known as a glucocorticosteroid because of its effects on blood sugar regulation (gluco), it is made in the… Read More »

Most Prescribed Supplements of November 2017

Written by Fullscript Are you curious about what supplements other practitioners are prescribing to their patients? Each month, Fullscript, the #1 award-winning, online, supplement dispensary, shares what their community of more than 17,000 practitioners prescribe the most. This information is currently based on U.S data. Here are the top 10 most prescribed supplements on Fullscript for November… Read More »

Preserving Muscle in Menopause

By Paul Savage, MD, FAARM, ABAARM – Founder and Chief Medical Officer | Power2Practice New research suggests that taking vitamin D supplements can help women to significantly increase their muscle strength and reduce the loss of muscle mass for at least 12 years after menopause. Dr LM Cangussu, from the Botucatu Medical School at Sao Paulo State… Read More »

Subtleties in the Diagnosis of Endocrine System Dysfunction

Written by Mark Newman, President of Precision Analytical, Inc.  The DUTCH (Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones) test is currently the most comprehensive lab test available in the market. Therefore, it is not surprising that reading the patient reports can be a bit overwhelming at the beginning. In order to help you with the learning curve, Dr. Tim Hyatt, ND… Read More »

Menopause, Hormones and Heart Health

Written by SottoPelle Recent studies show that women are experiencing menopause at much earlier ages than expected. By age 40, most women are totally depleted of normal levels of estrogen and have lost nearly all their progesterone and more than half of their testosterone. The average woman can expect her periods to stop when she… Read More »

Is There an Optimal Cut-Off Value for Highly Sensitive CRP?

By J.E. Williams, OMD, FAAIM Testing patients for C-Reactive Protein (CRP) is as necessary to disease prevention as flossing your teeth or getting your LDL cholesterol level checked. Because CRP is a key marker for inflammation, routine monitoring can help prevent cardiovascular disease and save lives. C-Reactive Protein (CRP) is a type of protein secreted… Read More »