Fatigue, Irritability, Fertility issues, and Weight Gain: Could Estrogen Dominance be the Cause?

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By Dr. Karen Bender What is Estrogen Dominance? Estrogen dominance is a condition in which there is too much estrogen in the body.  It results from a combination of factors that lead to an imbalance between its production, breakdown, and elimination. Obesity can contribute to excess production of estrogen because fat cells are an additional source of estrogen production.  Factors … Read More

Why I Prescribe and Use Bio-Identical Hormones

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Why I Prescribe and Use Bio-Identical Hormones by Dr. Elizabeth Jensen As a women’s healthcare provider, I have had a complete change of heart in my opinion of bio-identical hormone therapy. I was educated in the traditional medical model and taught that bio-identical hormone therapy was unsafe and “not evidenced based” and therefore should not be offered to patients. I … Read More

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

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What are bioidentical hormones? Bio-identical hormones are hormones that are derived from natural sources such as yams or soy.  The chemical structures of these natural compounds are identical to the structure of hormones produced by the human body. This differs from traditional synthetic hormones mass produced by pharmaceutical companies where the chemical structure of the hormone is not exact to … Read More