Category: Skin Disorders

Is This Really a Good Idea?

I work predominantly with people who have a hormone problem – infertility, PMS, menopause, PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids, hypothyroidism, acne, anxiety, cervical dysplasia, adenomyosis, painful periods, heavy periods, irregular periods etc.  Many of these people have been through the medical route either unsuccessfully or with too many unwanted side effects.  Frequently these hormonally imbalanced people have been put on hormones.  At best this approach is only masking an underlying imbalance that will return when the hormones are taken away.  At worst, putting hormones into someone whose body is not managing hormones correctly can be downright dangerous.  More than one patient of mine who has been put on hormone treatment has developed blood clots, these women are fortunate to be alive to tell their story.  My way of thinking is if someone’s hormones are imbalanced, does it really seem like a good idea to throw some more hormones into them?  Wouldn’t it be a better idea to assist their body by:

  1. Producing any hormones that appear to be inadequate by supporting the thyroid, the adrenal glands, the ovaries, the pituitary etc?
  2. Facilitating removal of any hormones that may be in excess through the liver?
  3. Facilitating removal of chemicals, pollutants, pesticides and herbicides that can act like hormones in your body? 
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New Research: Does diet really affect acne?

Observational studies reported that cow’s milk intake increased acne prevalence and severity, and a positive association between a high-glycemic-load diet, hormonal mediators, and acne risk. Based on these findings, there is convincing data supporting the role of dairy products and high-glycemic-index foods in influencing hormonal and inflammatory factors, which can increase acne prevalence and severity.

Source: Skin Therapy Letter, Volume 15, Issue 3, pages 1-2, 5, March 2010.