Flax Flash!

LOOKING TO COOL DOWN those blistering hot flashes naturally? You may want to sprinkle some ground flaxseed on your cereal, toss some in your smoothie or grab a flaxseed muffin. Just a little over 1 ounce/day may tame those troubling transient temperature rises. The best news yet, Flaxseeds have a wonderful, nutty taste. In fact, Dr. Hyman has several delicious recipes in his book UltraMetabolism that includes them as a healthy, nutritious ingredient. (more…)

Frankincense Superior to Chemotherapy in Killing Late-Stage Ovarian Cancer Cells

Frankincense Superior to Chemotherapy in Killing Late-Stage Ovarian Cancer Cells

Like the Magi, carrying myrrh, frankincense, and gold, researchers from the University of Leicester have, for the first time, demonstrated the potential of treating ovarian cancer using the Christmas gift frankincense.

The origins of frankincense can be traced to the Arabian Peninsula. According to Herodotus (5th century BC):

Arabia is the only country which produces frankincense, myrrh, cassia, and cinnamon.. the trees bearing the frankincense are guarded by winged serpents of small size and various colors. (See this GreenMedInfo Summary) (more…)

10 Health Benefits of Maca

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Maca ( Lepidium meyenii ) is a plant that has exceptional  nutritional and also medicinal properties. Due to all of the benefits provided it is classified in the category of super food.
Maca root is a source of strength and fertility. Contains vitamins B1, B2, B12 and C, alkaloids, macro and micro nutrients, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, fatty acids, fructose, starch, tannin, sodium, potassium, calcium, copper, zinc, iron, manganese, silicon and magnesium.

Calcium, phosphorus, vitamins B1 and B12, and fatty acids have a beneficial effect on the nervous system, stimulate the appetite and positive impact on digestion. Sterols, calcium and vitamin C from mace help build muscle mass and increase physical endurance. That is why one of maca supplements used by many top athletes.

Maca contains a four unique alkaloids – macaina 1, 2, 3, 4 – not found in any other plant. Alkaloids from maca help in exploiting all the nutrients from the mace that the body needs.

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More Misinformation on Bioidentical Hormones

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CBS News says that  Bioidenticals are no safer than other hormone replacement therapy.  This is incorrect, they are actually safer.

Recently, CBS News did an interview with Dr. Christina Matera entitled,Bioidenticals no safer than other hormone replacement therapy”

Although Dr Matera managed to get some of the information right, much of it is misinformation and drug company propaganda.

Left Image: Dr Christina Matera courtesy of CBS News (1)

A Hatchet Job Against Compounding Pharmacies-

Here is a quote from the article:

“Dr. Cristina Matera, a reproductive endocrinologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center,  warned that patients should be aware of the risks that come with using products that are compounded and not FDA approved…..One of the main concerns is that the amount of each hormone used is not monitored. When treatments like these are produced in a compounding pharmacy, the final product is not FDA regulated. Compounding pharmacies themselves aren’t subjected to the same quality standards as other medical production facilities that are regulated by the FDA.” (more…)

Can Cinnamon Improve Fertility?

About 11% of women in the U.S. have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to full term in the 15-24 year age group.1 Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is commonly the cause.

PCOS is a hormonal condition in which women produce excessive amounts of androgens. The ovaries may grow cysts, which can lead to hormone imbalances and difficulties with ovulation.

Symptoms of PCOS may include menstrual irregularities, weight gain, male pattern baldness, and acne.
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Estrogen Dominance: Is It Affecting Your Health?

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When researchers from l’Universite de Montreal recently tested the waters of the St. Lawrence River downstream of Montreal, they discovered levels of estrogen 90 times the normal rate. These estrogens were both the natural type (estradiol) occurring in all women and men, and synthetic estrogens, like the ones found in some contraceptive medications and medications used in hormone replacement therapy.

Although the original reason for the research study was to determine the cause of changes in the reproductive organs of fish, there are implications for humans as well. As many as one-third of a species of minnows in that portion of the St. Lawrence River were found to be developing ovaries within their testes. (more…)

Newsweek Attacks Oprah Winfrey and BioIdentical Hormones

oprah_crazytalk_newsweek_Bioidentical_HormonesNewsweek Attacks Oprah Winfrey and BioIdentical Hormones by Jeffrey Dach MD

Oprah’s TV show advocates Natural Medicine and Bioidentical Hormones in direct competition to the interests of the Pharmaceutical Industry that makes synthetic hormones.  Newsweek is merely an attack dog for the drug industry. A typical issue of Newsweek magazine contains $2 million in pharma ads,

Left Image: Cover of Newsweek depicting unflattering image of Oprah as a witch.  Courtesy of Newsweek.

Smash and Grab the Loaf of Bread

To make matters worse, all print media is suffering from declining readership, a casualty of the Internet Revolution.  According to the LA Times, Newsweek is starving along with the rest of the print media, with declining readership and declining ad revenue.  Rather than ponder ethical standards, a starving homeless man will smash and grab the loaf of bread in the bakery window.  It’s the same for Newsweek, a magazine described as “an infomercial masquerading as medical news” and “an example of corruption in journalism”.

Bread in the bakery windowNewsweek is a Desperate Mouthpiece for the Pharmaceutical Industry (more…)

13 Things Sure To Slow Down Your Metabolism

Every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism — the process of turning the food you eat into energy that keeps your heart beating, lungs pumping, and muscles moving. The faster your basal metabolic rate, the more calories you burn. And just like there are ways to speed it up — by increasing muscle mass and exercising — certain habits can hit the brakes on your natural calorie-churning engine. Here are 13 things sure to slow you down.

1. Eating Inconsistently At Odd Times From Day To Day
In a 2012 Hebrew University study, mice fed high fat foods sporadically gained more weight than mice that ate a similar diet on a regular schedule. Researchers suspect that eating at the same times every day trains the body to burn more calories between meals. Eat frequent, consistently sized meals to avoid binges and feel happier. Research from Liverpool John Moores University found that women who fluctuated between low- and high-calorie meals were less happy with their bodies than those whose plates packed a similar number of calories from meal to meal.
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Natural Solutions to Estrogen Dominance

The WideSpread Problem with Estrogen Dominance:

Aging and high levels of physical, chemical and emotional stress are associated with the loss of progesterone in women and testosterone in men. When these key hormones are depleted it causes a state of estrogen dominance. This state of estrogen dominance is one of the major factors associated with degenerative disease processes.

“As a species, we`re on a fast track to extinction,” says Ori Hofmekler, author of The Anti-Estrogenic Diet. “In the past few decades, men have lost 50% of their sperm count and within only one generation, the average man’s sperm count and testosterone have dropped by 20%. Women are no better. Staggering figures show that most women today are suffering from female disorders and three out of ten women between the ages of 35 to 60 will develop breast cancer.” (more…)

Why Having ‘Normal’ or ‘High’ Bone Density is Bad For Your Health

Why Having 'Normal' or 'High' Bone Density is Bad For Your Health

A new study published in The Breast Journal, authored by researchers at the Department of Surgery, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY confirms numerous past studies showing low bone mineral density lowers the risk of breast cancer,[i], [ii], [iii], [iv], [v], [vi], [vii], [viii], [ix], [x], [xi], [xii], [xiii]  and validates the hypothesis that women with breast cancer and low bone mineral density will have lower breast cancer recurrence rates than women with so-called ‘normal’ bone density. (more…)