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MENOPAUSE EFFECTS ON THE AGING FEMALE

Posted by Gretchen Jones on Oct 21, 2019

MORE REASONS TO JUSTIFY HORMONE REPLACEMENT Vasomotor symptoms may begin up to 7 years before the final menses and may last 7 years after the final menses. VMS become the “canary in the coal mine” signaling estrogen production has begun to fluctuate. In a study by Suzuki with mice, they…


Hormones are Misunderstood

Posted by Gretchen Jones on Sep 29, 2019

More estrogen when you are young could mean that you will be healthier as you age. Having children younger is a good thing since it permanently changes the rate of apoptosis in the whole body and in organs such as the breasts and heart. So how did you spend your early years, pregnant or on…


PHYSIOLOGICAL RHYTHMS AND YOUR CYCLE

Posted by Gretchen Jones on Sep 16, 2019

BULLETS The menstrual cycle starts with the first day of the period and ends when the next period begins Hormone signals are sent back and forth between the brain and the ovaries, causing changes to the sacs in the ovaries that contain eggs (follicles) and the uterus The first part of the cycle…


WHAT IS THE APPROPRIATE METHOD OF MONITORING HORMONE LEVELS

Posted by Gretchen Jones on Sep 13, 2019

I’ve been reading about the delivery of the bio-identical transdermal hormones and the dosing needed to reach therapeutic levels in the bloodstream. In my readings, I am finding that serum and urine testing are underestimating hormone delivery vs capillary testing. This has me thinking. If…


Hormones and Cancer

Posted by Gretchen Jones on Aug 13, 2019

Americans are becoming more and more aware that there is a new approach to aging and are taking action to reverse the process of aging. As I've written in many of my blogs, successful anti-aging begins and ends with bioi-dentical hormone replacement. The effects of real hormone replacement are so…


What is Biomimetic Hormone Restoration

Posted by Gretchen Jones on Jul 07, 2019

What is the role of the hypothalamus and what is it? It is a gland in the brain that is responsible for regulating the body's endocrine functions, sleep patterns, sex drive, thirst, hunger and interacts with the pituitary/adrenal axis, ovary or testes axis in feedback loops to direct action. This…


Twenty Reasons to Replace Hormones Rhythmically

Posted by Gretchen Jones on May 29, 2019

ALLERGIES Without rhythmic hormones, immune response can soar, activating mucous membranes, causing an increase in allergies. Adolescents, for example, are more allergic than children are because their hormones are in flux. Once adolescence is over, allergies often stabilize. BLEEDING OUT OF…


Cancer is only transformation, unless it kills you first.

Posted by Gretchen Jones on May 19, 2019

All of the genes active in cancer are active at only one other time in life. They are all switched on in the high estrogen/low progesterone state of the first nine weeks of life in utero when we are neither man nor woman. Since nature abhors a vacuum and is about duality, we must be one or the other…


Frequent Questions Asked By Doctors

Posted by Gretchen Jones on May 19, 2019

Q. Why can't I start them on a 1/2 dose and titrate up? A. The minimum dose used by the Basic Wiley Protocol may seem a bit high; but it is actually the least amount needed to show consistent improvement clinically and even approach the bottom of the reference range in the blood work for healthy…


Hydrogen Water, What is It?

Posted by Gretchen Jones on May 09, 2019

Back in high school science class, you probably learned that the chemical formula for water is H2O. That’s two parts hydrogen for every one part oxygen. So if water is already made of up hydrogen, what is this hydrogen water you keep hearing about? And should you bother drinking it? Hydrogen water…


Why is Sleep Deprivation Fatal?

Posted by Gretchen Jones on May 05, 2019

Why is Sleep Deprivation Fatal? I sleep seven-and-a-half to nine hours every twenty-four hours, usually seven to eight hours at night. When I hit this targeted amount of sleep, my workouts are better, my heart rate is awesome, my nerves are sharp, and my creativity and memory are at their peaks. In…


All About Progesterone

Posted by Gretchen Jones on May 04, 2019

Progesterone's role in the body is closely linked to that of estrogen, in that in many ways it seems to oppose, or counterbalance, the action of estrogen. In fact, many receptors in the body can be occupied by either hormone. When progesterone is occupying an estrogen receptor, the action that…


HYPOESTROGEN WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

Posted by Gretchen Jones on Apr 30, 2019

Women of all ages can have hypoestrogen. Hypoestrogen is when the level of cycling estrogen falls below the normal range of 150 pg/ml to 550 pg/ml. The symptoms are felt by women in many ways. And every woman knows when “the change” happens. Some women even know when slight changes begin to occur…


BREAST CANCER AND HORMONES; IS IT SAFE

Posted by Gretchen Jones on Apr 28, 2019

In my experience, women associate breast cancer and hormones together. I understand one of the greatest concerns some women have is developing breast cancer during their life time. Breast cancer mortality is on the decline according to some studies and breast cancer awareness is everywhere with…


Common Questions Asked When Starting Transdermal Hormones

Posted by Gretchen Jones on Apr 28, 2019

Many of us need even more hormones than the Standard of Care provides. Starting physiologic restoration to achieve the blood levels normally found in young, healthy, cycling females is key. Using compounded hormone creams to mimic ovarian estradiol and corpus luteum progesterone in amounts…


How's Your Memory?

Posted by Gretchen Jones on Apr 28, 2019

A study conducted at the University of Southern California demonstrated that estrogen promotes the growth of those essential neurons in the brain's hippocampus that are critical to memory function. Scientists there created a hippocampal campus in a petri dish, inducing these cells from the memory…


Hormone Replacement STILL Controversial

Posted by Gretchen Jones on Apr 28, 2019

Hormone replacement is still controversial. In the 1960's women were ecstatic to finally have a remedy to the hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, mood swings, low libido issues and doctors were more than willing and able to write the prescription to alleviate their symptoms. However, after the…


Common Questions Regarding Biorhythmic Restoration

Posted by FixAFlash on Mar 02, 2019

Is it safe giving unopposed estrogen 2 weeks out of the month? Is it reasonable to keep the blood hormone levels within the reference range levels of healthy fertile women in their late 20’s-early 30’s? Why only give E2 and not combinations such as Biest and Triest? Why is biomimetic dosing better…


Hormones and Your Health

Posted by Gretchen Jones on May 01, 2018

T.S. Wiley before the Special Committee on Aging in front of the United States Senate April 19, 2007 I prescribe to my patients a new method of hormone replacement therapy(HRT) called the Wiley Protocol for women to use as a more accurate form of replacement for lost endocrine function. The remedies…


Wyeth Willing to Pay Millions to Influence Doctors to Prescribe PREMPRO

Posted by Gretchen Jones on Aug 23, 2016

PREMPRO is a combination of Premarin, an estrogen drug derived from the urine of pregnant mares and first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1942, with an additional hormone, progestin. Part of the Premarin saga shows how a drug maker successfully and cannily expanded a franchise whose…


Let Me Show You How to Replace Your Hormones

Posted by Gretchen Jones on Jan 30, 2016

How to navigate all the hormone replacement options out there?! You are offered troches, patches, pellets, tablets, creams, tinctures. They all sound promising. The difference in results for each of the above is enormous. Here is an analogy to help you understand the difference it will be to you…


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