HRT Replacement Therapy and Oral Contraceptives May Protect Against Brain Aneurysms!
Oct03

HRT Replacement Therapy and Oral Contraceptives May Protect Against Brain Aneurysms!

Results from a new study suggest that oral contraceptives and HRT replacement therapy may yield an additional benefit against the formation and rupture of brain aneurysms in women. A brain aneurysm, also called cerebral aneurysm, is an abnormal bulge or ballooning in a blood vessel supplying your brain. The weakened area forms a sac or small balloon that fills with blood. Usually brain aneurysms occur at branching points of arteries....

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Progesterone vs. Progestin
Jun28

Progesterone vs. Progestin

With so much discussion regarding natural progesterone side effects, we thought it would be best to clarify the difference between Progesterone, a natural hormone, and Progestin, an artificial hormone. Progesterone is a hormone naturally produced in women’s bodies that regulates our menstrual cycles and prepares our bodies for conception and pregnancy.  Many women are recommended to take progesterone supplements when experiencing...

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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Jun28

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a natural form of HRT Replacement Therapy that uses hormones that are identical molecularly to the endogenous hormones used in hormone replacement therapy. BHRT uses the female hormones estrone, estradion and progesterone, all available in both FDA-approved products and pharmacy compounded products as well as testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone and estriol. Manufactured in...

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The Side Effects of Natural Progesterone Cream
Jun21

The Side Effects of Natural Progesterone Cream

There’s evidence building that most women in our culture are estrogen-dominant.  Using a progesterone cream goes a long way towards balancing hormones, which usually decreases a woman's risk of breast cancer, improves PMS and normalizes her cycle. The major factor causing side effects of natural progesterone cream is that progesterone is fat soluble and once applied to the skin will store itself in the fat tissue. When...

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Hormone Imbalance and HRT Alternatives

Female hormone imbalance starts in menopause.  Women who make smart choices about hormone imbalance in menopause are more likely to live longer, healthier lives. Hormone imbalance can be offset by becoming more physically active.  To offset female hormone imbalance, we know many women who began with a few extra steps and now control hormone imbalance by running miles.  Hormone imbalance repair starts with you. A...

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Progesterone: An Overview

Progesterone is a hormone naturally produced in the ovaries of ovulating women with the primary function of supporting pregnancy. Progesterone-like substances, called progestogens or progestins, can be currently found in either natural or synthetic forms.   Synthetic progesterone is commonly used in supplement due to the tendency of natural progesterone to be broken down by the liver when taken orally rather than be absorbed in...

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