July 9, 2002 marked an historic date in medical history. In one of the biggest scandals in medical history, government scientists shut down a study on the most commonly used hormone replacement therapy used in the country. These researchers concluded that it was no longer ethical to keep administering the infamous Prempro hormone replacement drug combination to post-menopausal … [Read more...] about Hormone Replacement Scandal – New Study Discredits Toxic Hormone Combination
Many post-menopausal women in the United States are on some sort of hormone replacement therapy program. However, I believe that hormone replacement therapy the way it is commonly done may cause more harm than good for many women. I prefer to use a personalized, case-by-case approach for my female patients with the goal to restore a youthful balance of sex hormones similar to … [Read more...] about Introduction to Hormone Replacement Therapy Part 2 – Hormone Balancing for Women
In this two part series, I will be giving an overview of my approach to hormone replacement therapy. I call my approach "hormone balancing", which is based on the principles of keeping your sex hormones (testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone) at the same levels that they were at in your mid-twenties. In addition to sex hormones, I also occasionally focus on balancing growth … [Read more...] about Introduction to Hormone Replacement Therapy Part 1 – Hormone Balancing for Men
Probably bodybuilders are the last group of people most overweight women would think of asking for advice on how to transform their bodies. Why? To put it bluntly, most women don’t want to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger in drag. However, observing the habits, training, and eating patterns of bodybuilders can work wonders for women and help them either jump-start their weight … [Read more...] about What Overweight Women can Learn from Bodybuilders
I was one of the first private practitioners in the country to dispense growth hormone as part of an overall anti-program hormone replacement program for adults that fit the criteria of the "Adult Onset Growth Hormone Deficiency Syndrome". Like many other anti-aging physicians, I was extremely impressed by the initial research on growth hormone showing dramatic improvements in … [Read more...] about Growth Hormone vs. Testosterone – A Retrospective Based on the Latest Research
The use of anorectic drugs in medicine has always been a highly controversial issue. It is generally accepted that the problem of obesity comes more from behavior rather than genetics. Many doctors believe that diet drugs should not be used, and instead people wishing to lose weight should simply eat less and exercise. Sounds easy enough, doesn't it? Why bother with all the … [Read more...] about Anorectic Pharmacology Part 2 – Are Diet Drugs Necessary?