Entries by Jill D Davey

Oestrogen – Should you take Pills or a Gel?

When the oestrogen/progestin (synthetic progesterone) arm of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study abruptly shut down back in July 2002, women were shocked . . . stunned. It wasn’t only the study’s participants. It was equally devastating to the millions of other women around the world taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT), thinking they were doing […]

Why Do a Blood Test?

Today, more than ever, people are taking an interest in their health and overall well-being. Even more importantly, they’re becoming active participants in self-guided healthcare. This is a very good thing. After all, your state of health ― both now and in the future ― relies mainly on self-directed care. Let’s face it: Who’s going […]

Why does BHRT Work for Everyone but Me?

We hear wonderful things about bioidentical hormone restorative therapy (BHRT), and those glowing reports foster high hopes ― but, sadly, sometimes the experience doesn’t live up to our expectations. I’ve heard the above question many times, along with others: How come I feel no improvement since taking the prescribed hormones? How come I get more […]

Can Perimenopause Cause Hypothyroidism?

You’ve no doubt heard horror stories about the symptoms that may come with perimenopause, the transitional period leading to menopause. But the problems can be far more complex. As if hot flushes, night sweats, insomnia, loss of libido, weight gain and brain fog weren’t enough, you can also develop hypothyroidism ― that is, an underactive […]

Acetyl-L-Carnitine – Protecting your Heart and your Head

Acetyl-L-carnitine (ALCAR) is known for its strong benefits for brain health ― improved neuron health, plus mental energy, alertness and function ― but did you know that the L-carnitine part of this compound also provides potent heart protection? ALCAR gives you a true two-for-one benefit! Unlike L-carnitine, ALCAR contains acetyl, which enables it to cross […]