What is leaky gut syndrome?

Some of my patients ask me about a phenomenon called “leaky gut”. There really is such a thing. What this means – and it’s kind of complicated, but I’ll break it down pretty simple – what can happen and especially in reaction to eating certain foods, there can be microscopic inflammation that happens in the … Continued

How long does menopause last?

  Hello. My name is Dr. Keith Wharton and I’m the medical director of BodyLogicMD of Pittsburgh. A question I frequently get in my practice is how long does menopause usually last? The answer is it usually lasts 1-5 years but can last longer. The good news is treatments are available. The more common symptoms … Continued

Can bioidentical hormones help after a hysterectomy?

  I see many patients that have problems with depression or mood swings. Often, these are women who have had hysterectomies or have been tried on antidepressant medications without any relief. These mood issues are often due to estrogen, progesterone, testosterone or adrenal hormone imbalances. These symptoms often begin in the 30s or 40s and … Continued

What are the benefits of taking fish oil supplements?

  I’m doctor Jeff Maehara. I’m the Medical Director of BodyLogicMD of Honolulu. Our offices are located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Today we’re going to talk about omega-3s. It’s a very popular topic. It’s a very common supplement. So, when we talk about omega-3s, I like patients to realize, first of all, that we have different … Continued

What can middle-aged men do to improve their overall health?

  Father’s Day is coming up in June, as is National Men’s Health Week and, as a middle-aged man, I’ve noticed a lot of things. One of the things men do in their middle age is they stop taking care of themselves. They stop eating healthy, stop exercising and start putting on the gut. These … Continued

Can bioidentical hormones help prevent osteoporosis?

  A lot of my patients ask me about osteoporosis and the role that bioidentical hormones play in preventing and/or helping osteoporosis – and they really do. For instance, estradiol, which is a type of estrogen, prevents further bone loss. So you have estrogen preventing bone loss. And then progesterone actually helps lay down bone. … Continued

What are hormones and how do they work in our bodies?

  I work with peoples? hormones every day and people really don’t understand what hormones are a lot of times. They think they know what hormones are, but I want to tell you a little more about how the hormones work in our body. So hormones are our body’s chemical messengers and they send messages … Continued

How long will I need to use hormone therapy?

  Hi, I’m Dr. Thackrey of BodyLogicMD of Fort Lauderdale and a question that I’m often asked is how long will I need to stay on hormone therapy once I begin it. There’s not a real specific answer to that question. If you are talking about hormones that are non-bioidentical, the current thinking is that … Continued