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BioIdentical Hormones – Be Informed! Part 3

2018-05-29T20:25:39+00:00

3. HT is made from plants or herbs, like yams, soy, or chasteberry. Bioidentical hormone therapy doesn’t contain drugs. Does it? Some women choose bioidentical hormone therapy (BHT) because they believe it is natural, meaning that it is made from plants, not drugs, therefore it is safe. According to  Dr. Margery Gass, a NAMS-certified menopause [...]

BioIdentical Hormones – Be Informed! Part 32018-05-29T20:25:39+00:00

BioIdentical Hormones – Be Informed! Part 2

2018-05-29T20:15:02+00:00

2. Biodentical Hormone Therapy is natural, therefore bioidentical therapy is safe. Is it? There are a lot of medicines made from natural sources but does that mean that bioidentical therapies are safe? For example, tiotropium is a derivative of atropine from Atropa belladonna, a tall bushy herb of the nightshade family, and is used in the treatment [...]

BioIdentical Hormones – Be Informed! Part 22018-05-29T20:15:02+00:00

BioIdentical Hormones – Be Informed! Part 1

2018-04-17T14:34:51+00:00

BioIdentical Hormones – Be Informed! Bioidentical hormones isn’t a scientific term and it means different things to different people. The Endocrine Society defines bioidentical hormones (BH) as “compounds that have exactly the same chemical and molecular structure as hormones that are produced in the human body.” The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) doesn’t recognize the [...]

BioIdentical Hormones – Be Informed! Part 12018-04-17T14:34:51+00:00

Menopause Café Toronto, March 6th

2018-03-06T14:00:55+00:00

Menopause Café Toronto – The First Menopause Café in Canada Canada’s first Menopause Café will be held in Toronto next month. The purpose is to start conversations about menopause. Menopause is not a disease but it affects women experiencing it—and their partners, children, family, friends, and colleagues. It’s offered on a not-for-profit basis, and it [...]

Menopause Café Toronto, March 6th2018-03-06T14:00:55+00:00

Be Kind To Your Skin In Menopause And Beyond

2018-02-17T10:59:18+00:00

Summer is here and we must take good care of our skin! Estrogen levels are very low after menopause (menopause is confirmed when a woman has not had a period for 12 consecutive months) and this contributes to a decline in skin collagen.  Since collagen is responsible for skin volume and its elasticity—the ability to [...]

Be Kind To Your Skin In Menopause And Beyond2018-02-17T10:59:18+00:00

Exercise For Your Menopausal Bones

2018-02-17T11:03:37+00:00

Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones characterized by brittle and fragile bones. If you suffer from osteoporosis you are more likely to suffer a fracture if you fall. Even a small fall may cause a fracture in someone with osteoporosis which may not have in someone not suffering from osteoporosis. We cannot modify [...]

Exercise For Your Menopausal Bones2018-02-17T11:03:37+00:00

Bones And Menopause

2018-02-17T11:12:58+00:00

We build bone mass in our younger years, up to around age 30, at which point we generally reach a plateau. Around menopause women lose a lot of bone mass due to hormonal changes, but after menopause the rate of bone loss decreases. If we didn’t make enough bone in our younger years the risk [...]

Bones And Menopause2018-02-17T11:12:58+00:00