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Hot Flashes, Hormones, and Health

Dr. Cynthia Horner 

What’s a Woman to Do?

Yes. I hear myself saying “is it hot in here, or is it me?” Although symptoms may vary;  from foggy thinking, hot flashes and changes in  general health, if you are female, you will go through menopause. Once you check in, you can’t check out. If you are not therehot flash (1) yet the best way to prepare for an easy passage is to be knowledgeable. It’s your body, it’s your life. Put all the information you can on the table and sort through, and pick out what make sense, what is good for you. Continue reading

Some Real Causes of Breast Cancer

By Dr. Cynthia Horner

Why Are We Running For the Cure But  Running From The Cause?

Breast cancer in both men and women is a serious issue.  Yes, breast cancer does affect men also. My heart is touched by those whodownload have endured treatment or have had their breasts removed because of this disease.  What troubles me is the media’s and medical community’s avoidance to acknowledge that many of the causes of breast cancer are well known and therefore breast cancer could be reduced or prevented.

I am not a fan of Susan G. Komen for the cure and I am far from alone in this opinion. I will support breast cancer research and efforts to eliminate causes of breast cancer but I will not run to support a multi-million-dollar company with assets totaling over 390 million dollars . Only 20.9% of these funds were reportedly used in the 2009-2010 fiscal year for research, “for the cure.” Why don’t we close the barn door before the animals get out. I am all for doing as much to prevent the causes of breast cancer as cure it. Continue reading

Not All Natural Estrogens Are The Same

by Dr. Cynthia Horner

Estrogen refers to a group of 20 hormones with similar molecular structure and similar names. Three estrogens –  estradiol, estrone and estriol –  are found in larger quantities in females and are considered the most important of the estrogens. Although similar in name and structure there is a major difference in how various estrogens work in the body.

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