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Need an Effective Herbal Hotflash Remedy?

Many patients seek advice for natural herbal remedies as their first line approach to hot flashes.  Who wouldn’t want natural remedies…if they work?   Requesting herbal remedies, in general, denotes a patient’s desire for a remedy with hopefully low chances of long-term side effects or regrets.  As the Hippocratic Oath for medical physicians states, “First do no harm”.  In this article, I will give you a list of the most popular & successful hot flash herbal remedies that I encourage patients to...

Please Help My Acne!

My teenage niece texts me this past weekend:  “I was wondering if we could talk about me going on birth control for my acne. Can you help me find what kind would be best for that?” My niece is in high school, and I’m now trying to read through the lines. Does she really just want help with her acne? Are contraceptive needs also being considered?  We chat on the phone and I let her know that there are many...

The Art of Hormone Balancing

Hormones out of whack?  Not sleeping well?  Losing hair? Gaining weight? Losing your desire?  Experiencing hot flashes? Often the root cause of these problems is a result of the inevitable depletion and shifting of hormones within the body.  During this process, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, pregnenolone, and thyroid levels may fall, resulting in sometimes a chaotic emergency within the body.  Some people may resign themselves to accepting this as a normal and irreversible change of aging.  Some instead decide to...

Does HCG Hormone Work for Weight Loss?

Have you heard of weight loss with HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin)?  HCG is the human pregnancy hormone, found to help with weight loss in the 1950s by a British doctor in Rome, Dr. A. T. W. Simeons.  It was originally only available as HCG injections, but now there are HCG homeopathic drops that also work. Dr. Simeons was an endocrinologist who was aware of Frohlich’s syndrome, where teenage boys have too much fat on their hips and thighs.  HCG was...