A Sip of Estrogen, Anyone?

17 Oct 2007

We ought to have concerns about consuming recycled sewerage drinking water that comes from water-reclamation plants. Are there standards for how much synthetic estrogen and other hormones can be released in sewage and wastewater, and do treatment plants generally monitor for it? It’s one thing to use recycled water for non-drinking purposes such as irrigation and flushing of toilets, quite another for the masses to be drinking it. Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are man-made synthetic chemicals that interfere with the endocrine systems of humans and animals by mimicking, blocking and/or interfering in some manner with the natural instructions of hormones to cells. The resulting disruption creates many problems with physical.

Huge Victory! Major Legislation Passes without Compounding Restrictions

11 Oct 2007
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Letter from Patients and Professionals for Customized Care At the beginning of the year, Big Pharma stepped up their efforts to get Congress to pass a bill that would have restricted your access to compounded medicines. As you know, we worked hard to try and stop them. Late last month, the bill that would have been the vehicle for anti-compounding legislation passed without any mention of compounding thanks to you. This is great news for patients with unique health needs! With your support, the pharmacy profession and patient groups lobbied Congress aggressively to oppose Big Pharma’s bill. In our meetings on Capitol Hill, we heard directly from members of Congress.

How Much Vitamin D to Take?

04 Oct 2007
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How Much Vitamin D to Take?

It’s the latest, greatest vitamin, but what’s the safe and effective dose? New research on vitamin D is showing that most Americans are deficient, and that a lack of it may be contributing to breast cancer, colon cancer, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia, just to name a few. In fact, if you work inside and use sunscreen you’re probably vitamin D deficient. This applies even more if you live in a northern latitude. You can get some vitamin D from food, and of course you can take supplements, but the very best, safest and most reliable source of vitamin D is sunshine. No doubt about it. But haven’t we been.

Novel Perspectives For Progesterone in HRT

04 Oct 2007
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… with special reference to the nervous system … The utility and safety of postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has recently been put into question by large clinical trials. Their outcome has been extensively commented upon, but discussions have mainly been limited to the effects of estrogens. In fact, progestagens are generally only considered with respect to their usefulness in preventing estrogen stimulation of uterine hyperplasia and malignancy. In addition, various risks have been attributed to progestagens, and their omission from HRT has been considered, but this may be to underestimate their potential benefits and therapeutic promises. A major reason for the controversial reputation of progestagens is that they are.

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