Glands and Hormones
Endometriosis is a condition that affects millions of American women. This common, painful condition is caused when the tissue
from lining of the uterine wall grows outside the uterus in other parts of the body like the bowel, bladder, ovaries, and most
often in the pelvic area. These tissues become trapped in the body between layers of tissue which in turn causes inflammation,
build up of scar tissue, problems with the bowel, intense pain, and can eventually lead to reproductive problems. The
symptoms usually include pain during intercourse, pain before and during menstruation, pain in the pelvic region, painful bowel
movements, fatigue, infertility, painful urination, and gastrointestinal problems such as constipation, diarrhea, or nausea.
While many believe there is no cure for endometriosis, a study done by Dr. Zev Myerowitz proves otherwise. Thirty women
were put on a treatment plan that included chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, taking Ovatrophin, Utrophin, Symplex F, and
using an Aqueous Chlorophyll douche. Before and after laproscopic tests were done to compare the results and 29 out of the
30 tested were cured of their endometriosis.
If you or someone you know suffers from this painful condition, call and schedule an appointment today. We can help you get
the relief you need naturally.
Breast and Prostate Cancer
More than likely you or someone you know has been affected by breast or prostate cancer. It is estimated that 211,000
women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 232,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year. These
numbers will continue to increase if we don't change our lifestyle. Many people confuse fitness with health and think that if they
simply remain at their "Ideal weight" and exercise they are healthy. While these things are a good start, this does not ensure
health. The food we eat and the products we use on our hair, face and body greatly contribute to our risk factors for cancer.
Next time you are in your bathroom look at the ingredients on your shampoo, soap toothpaste or make-up. These words that
are impossible to pronounce such as parabens and glycols, as well as lauryl or laureth sulphates are likely causing hormone
imbalances, increasing the amount of Estrogen in both men and women, and introducing more toxins in our bodies. An
increased amount of estrogen in the body increases the risk for these cancers. By reverting back to nature and using products
made with all natural ingredients and natural, organic foods, we can significantly change these cancer statistics.
The Power of Iodine
We have all probably heard by now that we need Iodine. However, most of us think that the iodine we get in our every day
table salt is enough. There is a need throughout the body for Iodine both in the form of Iodine and Iodide. Table salt only
contains Iodide. Not only are they good for the thyroid they are also essential for the stomach, breasts, adrenal glands,
intestines, and skin. Studies have shown that Iodine can help with many conditions including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism,
Fibromyalgia, Fibrocystic breast disease, memory, obesity, and protection against breast, ovarian and thyroid cancer. Taking an
Iodine supplement for thyroid problems will often lower the dosage or eliminate the need for thyroid hormones often
prescribed by a doctor.
Thyroid Problems: They are More Common Than You Think
How many of you or someone you know suffer from common symptoms such as fatigue, depression, weight gain, dry or coarse
hair, loss of hair, constipation, dry skin, muscle cramps, cold intolerance, brittle nails, PMS, high cholesterol, decreased
concentration, swelling of the legs or vague aches and pains? The majority of us suffer from one or more of these symptoms,
but what you may not realize is that you could have an under active thyroid or improperly treated hypothyroidism. The thyroid
is a bowtie shaped gland that can be found in the neck just below the Adam's apple. As one of the biggest glands in the
endocrine system, the thyroid gland controls how quickly the body burns energy, how sensitive we are to other hormones, as
well as secreting essential hormones. Due to unspecific lab tests, thyroid problems are some of the most under diagnosed
medical issues. A person would have to have severe thyroid problems to show up on a blood test. Hashimoto's Syndrome is an
autoimmune disorder that attacks the thyroid. The symptoms of this disease are basically the same as hypothyroidism. If a test
is specifically ordered, this disease will show up on a blood test. Most of the time Synthroid and other synthetic hormone drugs
are prescribed for any thyroid issues that are diagnosed. However, most patients get a better response and seem to favor
more natural alternatives such as Armour Thyroid. Nutrition is an imperative aspect to keeping a healthy thyroid gland. Due to
the toxins and poisons in the food and water we put into our bodies, natural supplements are often needed to off set their
effects. For a more accurate way to test your thyroid at home try the Barnes Thyroid Test. For a copy of this test and more
information click here.
When was the last time you thought about your health? Not just the daily issues like a small headache or a slight twinge here
and there. When was the last time you thought about the big picture of your health? The prevention of potentially fatal disease
we can actually do something about? The answer to this question is dramatically different for men than it is for women.
Statistics show that women outlive men by an average of five years. Over half of all diseases, accidents, and injuries men
endure are preventable. One of the biggest issues of men's health today is prostate problems. Over 30 million men suffer from
prostate problems each year and 230,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Rather than relying solely on early
detection, prevention through proper nutrition and supplementation is the key to optimum prostate health. A rotation of
supplements made by Standard Process for the prostate called Prostate PMG, Prost-X, and Palmettoplex keep the prostate
Signs of enlargement of the prostate include difficult urination, night-time urination and urgency to urinate. Elevation of PSA
occurs often but is not as reliable as was once thought. Periodic physical exams are also useful.
Rather than merely relying on early detection of health problems, I prefer to focus on prevention through proper nutrition and
supplementation. Instead of relying on one supplement to help maintain a healthy prostate, I prefer to rotate amongst Prost-X,
Prostate PMG and Palmettoplex, both made by Standard Process. It is also essential to maintain a diet rich in Omega 3 fatty
acids or supplement with Chlorophyll Oil, Cataplex F tablets or Omega 600 Fish oil. Vitamin D in maximum doses has been
shown to be protective against prostate cancer. The safest way to achieve maximum dosage is through short sunlight
exposure without sunscreen or sun block (being careful to avoid sunburns) as the body will not overproduce Vitamin D. If
relying on supplementation, periodic testing either at the office or with blood test is necessary to avoid over dosage of Vitamin
I also recommend the use of Symplex M (M=male), Orchic PMG and Tribulus to provide nutrition for proper formation of
testosterone. As a side note, Tribulis will also increase libido in women. Healthy liver function is necessary to remove secondary
by-products of testosterone which contribute to male pattern baldness and an enlarged prostate. Livaplex, SP Cleanse and
Betafood are the primary supplements recommend in addition to the Detox program. Testosterone deficiency has been linked
to an increase in Alzheimer symptoms.
Although not as critical for sex drive as in women, healthy adrenal gland function is vital for production of other androgenic
(male) hormones. Drenamin, Symplex M (or Symplex F for females) and several other supplements are often used. Symplex M
(or F) also contributes to healthy nutrition for the pituitary, which regulates the production of testosterone. Sometimes the use
of Hypothalmex or Hypothalamus PMG is needed to provide the proper nutrition to regulate the pituitary. A healthy solar dried
sea salt is critical for normal adrenal function although this can increase blood pressure, which is usually indicative of a
Foods rich in Vitamin E or the supplements Cataplex E or E2 are also vital for proper oxygenation and protect from free-radical
Heart or cardiovascular disease is another growing problem in men's health. Over 32 million men in America will have one of
three main conditions of heart disease including high blood pressure, coronary artery disease and stroke. With these numbers
it is time to look at the big picture of men's health. There are so many small steps of prevention that can make a huge
difference. It is important to reduce carbohydrate consumption and eat a variety of foods. Choose organic foods when all
possible and make sure to eat twice as many veggies as fruit. Exercise is key to optimum health. Even a brisk 20 minute walk a
day can make a huge difference. Most of all remember the basic common knowledge we all know, yet tend to sometimes forget.
Wear your seat belt when in the car, avoid any possible dangerous situation, don't smoke, limit alcohol intake to two drinks per
day, protect your skin form the sun, limit stress, and most of all take the time to take care of yourself.
With so many issues women have to face on a daily basis, trying to maintain our health and stay on top of all the changing
issues in your lives can sometimes seem impossible. One of the biggest problems women have with their health is hormone
imbalances. Estrogen and progesterone are two of the main hormones associated with women. Estrogen is produced by the
body to prepare for pregnancy. This hormone is dominant in the first two weeks of the menstrual cycle. Progesterone is
produced to balance estrogen and stabilize the uterus to accept pregnancy. This hormone is dominant the last two weeks of
the menstrual cycle. When there is an imbalance of hormones in the body it is possible to have too much estrogen. This is
called estrogen dominance. The symptoms of this imbalance are much like that of menopause. It can cause night sweats,
headaches, anxiety, cramps, heavy prolonged bleeding, insomnia, decreased sex drive, infertility, depression, gall bladder
problems, and mood swings. If not taken care of, estrogen dominance can lead to Fibrocystic breast disease, breast cancer
endometriosis, and poly-cystic ovary disease. It is very important to understand the difference between good and bad
hormones. Any hormone naturally produced by our body is a good hormone. Bad hormones would be any hormone or chemical
that mimics hormones (aka hormone disrupters) that would come from something we take in. For example, many of the foods
we eat are injected with hormones. We can also get bad hormones from birth control pills, hormone replacement therapy,
artificial fragrances, pollutants, preservatives, plastics, etc. For a list of ingredients to avoid, click Here.
Even good hormones can become bad hormones if the liver is overburdened with toxicity. Another common problem women
often have is imbalance in the adrenal glands. If these hormone producing glands are overworked from physical or emotional
stress, the raw materials needed to make progesterone are used to make cortisol and adrenaline, further contributing to
estrogen dominance. Standard Process has several supplements that can help with balancing hormones and support overall
health the natural way. Ovex and Ovatrophin help the ovaries produce adequate progesterone. Symplex F is also a
supplement that balances overall hormone function. Utrophin keeps the uterus in a good state of repair and supports uterus
function. Drenamin helps support healthy adrenal function. Iodine, Vitamin D and the Omega 3 fatty acids are also important.
We can run a "quick check" to see what supplement s would benefit you the most. Take time out of your busy life to take care
of yourself. Good health is not as impossible as it seems.
With over 23 million Americans suffering from diabetes, it is definitely time to do something about this growing epidemic.
Diabetes is a disease where the body has problems making or properly using insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is made by the
pancreas to help cells use sugar or glucose as energy.
There are several types of diabetes, but it is mostly categorized as type I or type II. Although type I is usually something that
shows up in childhood, adults can also develop it. Diabetes is considered type I when the body's immune system attacks cells
in the pancreas that make insulin. In this case insulin shots are needed.
Type II diabetes is the most common yet preventable form. In this form of diabetes, the body is still making insulin, but the cells
are resistant and unable to use it. This causes levels of sugar to build up in the blood stream which can damage your organs
and can increase your risk for heart disease and stroke. Diabetes can also cause high blood pressure, blindness, kidney
disease, dental problems, complications with pregnancy, sexual dysfunction, damage to the nervous system, limb amputation,
etc. Symptoms for type II diabetes include feeling thirsty, excess hunger, frequent urination, weight loss without trying to lose
weight, fatigue, blurred vision, infections and cuts healing slowly, tingling and numbness in the hand and feet, frequent skin,
bladder and gum infections, etc.
One of the major causes for the diabetes outbreak is processed food, especially white and wheat flour products. Foods high in
sugar, wheat and anything with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) can disrupt glucose tolerance which leads to the build up of
sugar in the blood. Staying off all wheat products for three to six months can significantly improve the body's glucose tolerance.
Once a balance has been reached, you can slowly reintroduce whole wheat products back into your diet with moderation. It is
also important to avoid HFCS and excess carbohydrates, sodas and sweets. A variety of colorful organic fruits and vegetables
is always a better choice.
Exercise is also important in the battle against diabetes. Weight lifting and staying active by walking or jogging three to seven
times a week can make a big difference.
Because diet and exercises may not be enough to reverse the damage done by processed foods, Standard Process has
supplements to help. Taking Diaplex 2-3 per meal, Cataplex GTF 1-2 per meal, Min-Tran 2-4 daily, and a tablespoon of flax or
cod liver oil for about six months can help significantly improve diabetes. Each case is a little different so we can test you for the
best supplements to help with your needs.
Take charge of your life and stop the diabetes epidemic.
Did You Know?
1/3 of people with diabetes do not know they have it.
1.5 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed each year.
About 59 million Americans have pre-diabetes.
Diabetes increases the risk for stroke by 2-4 times.
Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure.