I have an update for you! I am now 12 weeks into enjoying the benefits of Bio-Identical hormone replacement therapy. Let me list for you the marvelous benefits I am receiving:
1) Glorious, blissful, sweet-dreams sleep every single night. No more waking up at 3 am and sighing at the long night ahead.
2) Unlimited energy. Guess what…I enrolled in a 3-day a week workout boot camp…and it begins at 5:30 AM. No kidding…5:30 AM!
3) NO more forgetting what I needed in the basement. Sound familiar? Did you know that “brain fog” is a very common sign of menopause? Not long ago I needed Post-it notes on each finger to remember what I was supposed to get only six steps into the basement.
4) Testosterone miracle cream! Who knew we ladies need it..and are very lacking in it. Our bodies simply stop producing this all-important hormone…and we thought it was only for men! Dr. Sinda prescribed a perfectly dispensed cream for me after reading my blood tests. This nifty little bottle dispenses the exact amount my body was lacking. There is no guessing on how much cream to apply.
Coincidentally, last week I was watching the KATIE show, which airs just before my FAVORITE television show (Twin Cities Live, of course!) and was happy to see Suzanne Sommers being interviewed. As you likely know, she is a big advocate for bio-identical hormones and the need for women to get the right amount of testosterone. I was smiling as I heard her say: “My husband and I are enjoying the best love life of our lives..and we are in our 60s!” Let’s just say…at our home…we get it!
More to come…let’s see what happens next! Enjoy you day!
Are you experiencing loss of sleep, brain fog, or low sex drive? Call 952-922-2345 to set up a consultation and see if Bio-Identical hormone replacement is right for you!
Happy spring everybody! I am attending a Functional Medicine conference in Boston this weekend but wanted to share some information about DHEA. It is mysterious and not much talked about natural molecule and is very important for the human body.
DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) is produced mostly by the adrenal glands, which are a pair of small roughly pyramid shaped glands stacked on top of each of our kidneys. They make over 100 different chemicals for our bodies. Adrenal glands in some ways can be considered our ‘stress glands’ because they secrete the stress hormones adrenaline (epinephrine) and cortisol into our bloodstream when we are under any type of stress. They also make DHEA, one of the most abundant sex hormones in our bodies. Most of us stop making enough DHEA for our needs after age 30 or 35 and there are health consequences and risks associated with the deficiency.
There is strong scientific evidence that a natural DHEA supplement can:
1) Increase bone density in post-menopausal women
2) Successfully help treat depression
3) Boost metabolism and thereby assist with weight or fat loss
Unfortunately, DHEA does not get a lot of press. Once again, mainstream clinical practice lags behind science and DHEA-S levels (a simple blood test) are NOT being routinely checked in most parts of the country.
Why? Physicians are discouraged from treating deficiencies of natural molecules with the actual natural molecules our bodies stopped making. Natural molecules cannot be patented and are of no interest to pharmaceutical companies; no patent = no huge profits.
Get a better grasp on the role your sex hormones play in your body. Read more on our website or schedule a consultation with me to discuss further.
– Dr. Rich Sinda
PS – Stay tuned to find out what I learned at this weekend’s medical conference focusing on “Transforming the Assessment, Prevention, and Management of Chronic Metabolic and Cardiovascular Disorders”.
Greetings! Well, we all survived the frigid and brutal Minnesota winter and that is a good excuse to talk about the importance of vitamin D.
Preliminary studies have suggested that vitamin D may have a role in prevention of heart disease and even certain cancers. That is in addition to its known benefits for maintaining healthy bone mass (and thereby preventing osteoporosis) as we age. It allows us to absorb the calcium that we eat.
I will agree with most other physicians and scientists that the best way to get your vitamin D levels up is by exposing your skin directly to sunlight. Unfortunately, in the Midwest we get very little exposure to the sun during the winter and if we are being smart we keep our skin covered up during those times. Interestingly, scientists have noted that in tropical regions of the world where the local people wear less clothing and have much more sun exposure, multiple sclerosis (MS) is almost unheard of. I remember being told during my residency training back in Michigan, that the upper Midwest is referred to as the ‘MS belt’ by physicians because the incidence of MS is so high compared to other parts of the country.
The use of vitamin D supplements in prevention and treatment of MS (if deficient) is a classic example of how American healthcare decisions are guided mainly by interests of the pharmaceutical companies.
Why don’t we use vitamin D more often since it is an inexpensive and highly effective treatment? Read briefly the 2 links below. Then compare the average costs of the ‘cutting edge’ immune system modifying MS drugs (which are all patentable) and vitamin D (which can NOT be patented).
My question is: Why didn’t this research make it to the general public since it was very big news with huge medical decision making implications? I’ll give you a hint – no patent…. no profit to be made ….. no incentive to get the word out.
Here is something else to think about:
- Taking 5,000 units of Vitamin D daily costs about $2 to $3 per month.
- Multiple sclerosis specialty drugs cost about $1,800 to $3,500 per month.
The benefits of taking a vitamin D supplement are enormous. Talk to us or your family doctor about testing your vitamin D level and taking a vitamin D supplement.
– Dr. Rich Sinda Request a consultation
I make a smoothie for breakfast every morning. They take less than 5 minutes to make, are easy and are nutritious; perfect for my grab and go kind of mornings.
To get the most flavor and nutrients into your smoothies, don’t take up space with ice. Instead use frozen fruit or portion out your own fruit (berries or bananas are good choices) and keep them in the freezer for instant access. You can also give it a boost by adding in protein powder, seeds (chia, flax) and vitamin mixes.
My favorite is a Sweet Cherry Smoothie. The recipe is below.
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Sweet Cherry Smoothie
1 cup Silk Unsweetened Almond Milk
1/4 cup Orange Juice
1 cup Frozen Sweet Cherries
1 tbsp Raw Honey or Agave
1 tbsp Chia Seeds
1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
1 cup Ice
Fresh Juice should always be drunk on an empty stomach. This allows the vitamins and minerals to go directly into the bloodstream. The juice will also help reduce cravings you have for sweets and carbs.
If there is already food in your stomach (especially fiber) the absorption is delayed and digestive issues like heartburn can occur.
When you drink juice with greens in it, you should wait 2 hours after a meal to drink the green juice. If you are drinking it on an empty stomach, wait 20 minutes after drinking the juice to eat.
Try out our GREEN ENERGY drink we carry, it is an excellent option for giving you your daily servings of fruits and vegetables and tastes really good.
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– Sarah, RN