15
Aug

It’s About Time…For an Estrogen Fix

Are you confused about hormones? Are they right for you? When do you start them? Stop them? Which one? How much? What kind? Are bioidentical hormones safer?   If any of that sounds like you, you’re not alone!   Not many medications affect so many people and are so misunderstood. We need an Estrogen Fix. …

27
Jul

What You Don’t Know Can Harm You – The Scary World of Bioidentical Hormones

What do you know about bioidentical hormones? Read on. Most people know less than they think they do – including your friends, your pharmacist and maybe your doctor.   A new article in the August 2017 issue of the journal Menopause of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) concludes there needs to be way more …

1
Jul

When Does Early Menopause Happen? It May Be Sooner Than You Think!

When do you think menopause happens? One common myth that I hear all the time is that menopause happens when you’re older. If you think that menopause happens when you’re older you may may be surprised that the mean age of menopause is 51 years, and the range is 46 to 55. But five to …

12
Dec

Time to Throw Out the Black Box – Vaginal estrogen is safe for most women

The secret is out of the box – half of all menopausal women suffer from vaginal dryness or painful sex. And when women want to use a local estrogen on their private parts to ease the pain and heal the tissue, nothing could be safer. Yet the Federal Government requires the same “black box” warning …

20
Oct

The Breast Archives

Remember the first time you really thought about your breasts?  Remember your emotions? According to filmmaker Meagan Murphy, the majority of women aren’t happy with their breasts. Her documentary film, The Breast Archives, honestly and openly explores this topic–women’s complex relationships with their breasts. In this interview Meagan offered me some background insights into the …

14
Apr

The Estrogen Window on Coffee With America – Dr. Mache Interview

Here’s my interview on Coffee with America. The Estrogen Window is now the #1 national best seller on menopause. Discover why knowing about estrogen is so important for you! Want to know where your symptoms rank? Take the menopause quiz and get your personal score.  

20
Apr

Angelina Jolie, Menopause, Estrogen and Breast Cancer

In this post, I would like to share my thoughts on some important points related to Angelina Jolie, estrogen and breast cancer that are impactful yet have been largely overlooked by most of the coverage. As you likely know, about two years ago Angelina Jolie, who has the BReast CAncer  (BRCA1) gene and a strong …

31
Mar

The Newest Estrogen is the Oldest One – Duavee

For millions of women, Premarin® was a household name. Before the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) was published in 2002, Premarin was one of the most widely used medications in the world. But after the WHI suggested that it caused an increase in breast cancer, blood clots, stroke and heart attacks, sales dropped and the medication …

7
Feb

Does High Cholesterol Cause Breast Cancer?

You know that estrogen plays a role in some breast cancers. You may also know that the sex hormones estrogen and testosterone originally are created in the ovary, testis and adrenal gland by metabolizing cholesterol. You may not know that an intermediate of cholesterol metabolism occurs in a type of blood cell called macrophages. It’s …

2
Dec

Estrogen and its Effects on Breast Cancer

I recently returned from the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine where I had the opportunity to interview Richard Santen, one of the leading authorities on estrogen and breast cancer. Today I’d like to share with you information on estrogen’s impact on breast cancer. When asked to talk about whether or not …

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