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VickiY. said:

Dr. Helen,

I copied/pasted a post from wbteacherlady, the following:

Dr. Helen:

I called in to Health Talk Live about my receiving a low bone density score this week on my right forearm. The score was -3.2. Last year at this time I had a heel test and my score there was -0.9. Is there a more comprehensive test that I can have to show the overall bone health of my entire body? Also, I have other issues and suspect they are all related.

  • I have a goiter diagnosed in 2004. My TSH score on 8/2013 was .56 within the range of .34-4.82. My FT4 score was .63 within the range of .59-1.80. I amnot on medication of any kind.
  • I have dermititis diagnosed in 2011. I take Betamethasone DP Lotion and CMPD Triam in Cetaphil for that. Am I right in hearing that this issue is related to my osteoporosis?
  • I have sleep problems and have been taking melatonin 3mg a night and just heard on your program that melatonin makes you gain weight. I have gained 9 lbs and was wondering why. Now I know. I have to get off this!
  • I have high cholesterol but am not on meds at this time. My HDL is incredibly high and offsets my LDL number. All my numbers are normal but my Trygliceride number came in below normal this lasttime. Is that bad?
  • Issues that I consider to be collateral damage are split fingernails and all of them have ridges, and I have vaginal dryness. I am also nervous, anxious, and irritable attimes.

For my bones, I am ordering your progesterone cream and will begin to take that. I will also order the strontium 1000. If it is in tablet form, can I crush it? I can't take large pills. I will also order the NSC Bone Formula.

What would you suggest I do for my other issues? I am in need of answers. And are all of these things connected?

The first thing I want to tell you is that Betamethasone is not a good thing to use and is probably making your Osteoporosis worse.  I think with the other things you have chosen you should do very well.  Dr Helen

12:18 pm
August 23, 2014


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Dr. Helen,

I copied/pasted a post from wbteacherlady, the following:

Dr. Helen:

I called in to Health Talk Live about my receiving a low bone density score this week on my right forearm. The score was -3.2. Last year at this time I had a heel test and my score there was -0.9. Is there a more comprehensive test that I can have to show the overall bone health of my entire body? Also, I have other issues and suspect they are all related.

  • I have a goiter diagnosed in 2004. My TSH score on 8/2013 was .56 within the range of .34-4.82. My FT4 score was .63 within the range of .59-1.80. I amnot on medication of any kind.
  • I have dermititis diagnosed in 2011. I take Betamethasone DP Lotion and CMPD Triam in Cetaphil for that. Am I right in hearing that this issue is related to my osteoporosis?
  • I have sleep problems and have been taking melatonin 3mg a night and just heard on your program that melatonin makes you gain weight. I have gained 9 lbs and was wondering why. Now I know. I have to get off this!
  • I have high cholesterol but am not on meds at this time. My HDL is incredibly high and offsets my LDL number. All my numbers are normal but my Trygliceride number came in below normal this lasttime. Is that bad?
  • Issues that I consider to be collateral damage are split fingernails and all of them have ridges, and I have vaginal dryness. I am also nervous, anxious, and irritable attimes.

For my bones, I am ordering your progesterone cream and will begin to take that. I will also order the strontium 1000. If it is in tablet form, can I crush it? I can't take large pills. I will also order the NSC Bone Formula.

What would you suggest I do for my other issues? I am in need of answers. And are all of these things connected?

11:00 am
August 14, 2014


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Post edited 8:51 pm – August 14, 2014 by VickiY.


If you google John R Lee M.D. and Prostate and see his studies and research you will see that he suggested a Natural Progesterone to shrink the prostate.  I have given that to many of my patients and they are quite pleased.  The one that I carry is called Progonol for men 

LINK TO DR. HELEN'S PAGE FOR PROGONOL FOR MEN

Dr Helen

10:22 am
August 11, 2014


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I am a 65 year old male. I have had a prostate problem diagnosed in 1994. Last November I went to Manila Genitourinary clinic in Philippines. Their belief is that bacterial infection in the prostate cause the inflammation. Prostate massage gave them samples of fluid to examine and they found the pathogen prescribing antibiotics with daily massage drainage. Ultrasound had revealed a prostate of 158 gms which normally should be 25-30 gms. Bladder was 2 litres. Before I left the infection seemed to be dealt with. The burning in that spot when urinating was gone, but I still had burning in other places.

I was prescribed Proscar to suppress testosterone in the belief that will bring down the enlargement. It made me very sick and dried up my prostatric fluid. I dropped it after about 6 weeks.

I've since read information that enlarged prostate can be a result of high estrogen and low testosterone. I've been investigating testosterone boosters.

I'm confused about the whole issue. In your experience with hormones to you have any wisdom for me?

12:21 pm
August 8, 2014


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atpatton said:

Dr. Helen,

I have a friend that has been diagnosed with Celiac Disease.  She is 24 and had anorexia at age 18.  She now suffers from daily Migraines and is treated with Botox, which helps slightly.  These are her meds: l-Glutamine, Floragen 3, pancreatic enzymes, Buffered Ascorbic Acid, Magnesium glycenate, D3, Iodoral, l-Theaxine, MTHF and Progesterone ADE cream. Do you have any suggestions for her?

Well, as she probably knows she cannot eat anything with Gluten.  At 24 she really doesn't need much, she just needs to avoid gluten.  Dr Helen

11:39 am
August 2, 2014


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Dr. Helen,

I have a friend that has been diagnosed with Celiac Disease.  She is 24 and had anorexia at age 18.  She now suffers from daily Migraines and is treated with Botox, which helps slightly.  These are her meds: l-Glutamine, Floragen 3, pancreatic enzymes, Buffered Ascorbic Acid, Magnesium glycenate, D3, Iodoral, l-Theaxine, MTHF and Progesterone ADE cream. Do you have any suggestions for her?

9:49 am
August 2, 2014


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Dr. Helen I am happy that you, Dr. Jon and Vicki are back on the air and look forward to listening to your show today. Good luck!

8:35 pm
June 28, 2014


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I don't know what I said to make you think my problem is a fake. A lot of us took vows of celibacy before marriage. It is part of our Christian faith in our church and I'm sorry it doesn't make sense to you. I will tell my mother in law and her friend you couldn't help.

2:42 pm
June 28, 2014


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Sommer said:

Dr. Helen, I'm just 18 and haven't had a hysterectomy or any surgery except when I was 10 and broke my arm and got a cast. It's not like I'm not interested in sex. You know Amy Farrah Fowler on Big Band Theory and her electric toothbrush, Gerard? It's like that only I used other things when my husband's not around. It's not like he doesn't try, he just doesn't really do anything for me in bed and he's really gorgeous but not much of a lover. Everything else, he's great! I'd just like to know if your book talks about what to do and how to do them. Like I said, we don't have any experience before we got married. We're Christians and took a vow of celibacy before marriage. Will it get better? My mother is not help because she hates sex. I really want to love it and have a full marriage. I'll try anything.

 

Dr Helen MD said: You don't talk like any 18 year old I have ever spoken to.  Certainly not a celibate ( supposedly) Christian young girl before she got married.  Your "sound" doesn't ring true to me.  Sorry, but you sound like a fake. You don't have to buy my book.  There are plenty of sex books available… since the beginning of time. (Karma Sutra has it's own Wikipedia page!) Please grow up and stop trying to "pretend" you are something you aren't.  I have never and I am not starting now to be CO-DEPENDENT with your weirdness.

Dr Helen

Sommer said:

My new husband and I just got married (June 1) right after graduation from high school. We only knew each other for 3 months but I know he’s my soul mate. My problem is that I’m having trouble getting interested in sex. Neither of us has experience because we both took a vow of celibacy until marriage, so I don’t know what it’s supposed to be like. I just know I don’t like it much and it hurts sometimes and there’s blood. My mother just says sex is a cross all women have to bear. Is that right? We have to have painful sex to keep a marriage? A friend of my mother-in-law said I should talk to you. She has a book you wrote called Better Sex For You but she gave it away to another person who needed it and can’t remember who. I love my husband. Sex just isn’t what I thought it would be from what friends say and what’s in movies and television. They also say it gets better with time but my Mom says it never gets better. You're a female doctor. What do you think?

How old are you? Have you had a hysterectomy?  Also, you can purchase that book on http://www.amazon.com type in Helen Pensanti M.D. and all my books will come up.  Dr Helen

9:23 pm
June 27, 2014


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Dr. Helen, I'm just 18 and haven't had a hysterectomy or any surgery except when I was 10 and broke my arm and got a cast. It's not like I'm not interested in sex. You know Amy Farrah Fowler on Big Band Theory and her electric toothbrush, Gerard? It's like that only I used other things when my husband's not around. It's not like he doesn't try, he just doesn't really do anything for me in bed and he's really gorgeous but not much of a lover. Everything else, he's great! I'd just like to know if your book talks about what to do and how to do them. Like I said, we don't have any experience before we got married. We're Christians and took a vow of celibacy before marriage. Will it get better? My mother is not help because she hates sex. I really want to love it and have a full marriage. I'll try anything.

 

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Sommer said:

My new husband and I just got married (June 1) right after graduation from high school. We only knew each other for 3 months but I know he’s my soul mate. My problem is that I’m having trouble getting interested in sex. Neither of us has experience because we both took a vow of celibacy until marriage, so I don’t know what it’s supposed to be like. I just know I don’t like it much and it hurts sometimes and there’s blood. My mother just says sex is a cross all women have to bear. Is that right? We have to have painful sex to keep a marriage? A friend of my mother-in-law said I should talk to you. She has a book you wrote called Better Sex For You but she gave it away to another person who needed it and can’t remember who. I love my husband. Sex just isn’t what I thought it would be from what friends say and what’s in movies and television. They also say it gets better with time but my Mom says it never gets better. You're a female doctor. What do you think?

How old are you? Have you had a hysterectomy?  Also, you can purchase that book on http://www.amazon.com type in Helen Pensanti M.D. and all my books will come up.  Dr Helen

1:44 pm
June 27, 2014


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Thank you Dr. Helen. I will try your blue label and the B-6 and tell you how it goes. I am 32 years old, single, no kids, live and work in the district and am totally healthy, I exercise regularly, mostly riding, walking and yoga. Thanks.

 

 

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AliP said:

I have very little trouble with my periods but do get bloated and tired and would like to use something natural instead of taking Midol all day. I take too many (up to 10 a day) which is more than they suggest, of course. Should I use one of your creams, Dr. Helen? Is there anything else I need? I have little pain and don't get moody like a lot of my friends but the water and exhaustion, especially now that it's hot all the time, is hard to handle. Taking the Midols helps keep me at work but I know it's not the best way to go. Thanks.

How old are you? I will probably be suggesting my blue label Bio-Identical which is natural progesterone only. I suggest using it day 12-26 of your cycle.  Day 1 would be the first day of your period and start counting days.  This usually takes away the symptoms you have mentioned.  I would also suggest going to a health food store and getting Vitamin B-6 100 mg capsule and taking about 500 mgs a day which will help with the edema ( bloating) you mentioned bothers you.

Dr Helen

12:58 pm
June 27, 2014


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admin2 said:

LEE ~ WEBADMIN MOVED YOUR EMAIL INQUIRY TO THE FORUM:

Dr. Helen, it appears that this email is for your response:

I continue to have reduced hair growth around at the crown of my head and down the center of head. I am 53 and also have recently experiencing a lot of body never before seen on my stomach, chest and shoulder and now the ears. What if any affect will the BIO-PM have on scalp hair growth? How long does it take to see the scalp fill back in with hair. What about the body hair? How often do I need to apply the crème each day? How long does a bottle last? I really hope that this works. I'm running out of options and very discouraged on what to do about restoring a full head of hair. I also wonder is it is okay to take a product called Maximum T for testosterone and/or Zinc.

I just read that at Yale University's Doctors grew an entire head of hair on some man that had Alopecia…no hair at all.  I saw the pictures.  You might google that.  " man with alopecia grows full head of hair" or something like that to find it.  Sounds like you have the bad testosterone DHT.  You can block that with Borage Oil and the Bio-pM.  However neither of these things grow hair.  Jar lasts 1 month.  Dr Helen

9:12 pm
June 26, 2014


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LEE ~ WEBADMIN MOVED YOUR EMAIL INQUIRY TO THE FORUM:

Dr. Helen, it appears that this email is for your response:

I continue to have reduced hair growth around at the crown of my head and down the center of head. I am 53 and also have recently experiencing a lot of body never before seen on my stomach, chest and shoulder and now the ears. What if any affect will the BIO-PM have on scalp hair growth? How long does it take to see the scalp fill back in with hair. What about the body hair? How often do I need to apply the crème each day? How long does a bottle last? I really hope that this works. I'm running out of options and very discouraged on what to do about restoring a full head of hair. I also wonder is it is okay to take a product called Maximum T for testosterone and/or Zinc.

12:38 pm
June 26, 2014


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AliP said:

I have very little trouble with my periods but do get bloated and tired and would like to use something natural instead of taking Midol all day. I take too many (up to 10 a day) which is more than they suggest, of course. Should I use one of your creams, Dr. Helen? Is there anything else I need? I have little pain and don't get moody like a lot of my friends but the water and exhaustion, especially now that it's hot all the time, is hard to handle. Taking the Midols helps keep me at work but I know it's not the best way to go. Thanks.

How old are you? I will probably be suggesting my blue label Bio-Identical which is natural progesterone only. I suggest using it day 12-26 of your cycle.  Day 1 would be the first day of your period and start counting days.  This usually takes away the symptoms you have mentioned.  I would also suggest going to a health food store and getting Vitamin B-6 100 mg capsule and taking about 500 mgs a day which will help with the edema ( bloating) you mentioned bothers you.

Dr Helen

12:34 pm
June 26, 2014


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Sommer said:

My new husband and I just got married (June 1) right after graduation from high school. We only knew each other for 3 months but I know he’s my soul mate. My problem is that I’m having trouble getting interested in sex. Neither of us has experience because we both took a vow of celibacy until marriage, so I don’t know what it’s supposed to be like. I just know I don’t like it much and it hurts sometimes and there’s blood. My mother just says sex is a cross all women have to bear. Is that right? We have to have painful sex to keep a marriage? A friend of my mother-in-law said I should talk to you. She has a book you wrote called Better Sex For You but she gave it away to another person who needed it and can’t remember who. I love my husband. Sex just isn’t what I thought it would be from what friends say and what’s in movies and television. They also say it gets better with time but my Mom says it never gets better. You're a female doctor. What do you think?

How old are you? Have you had a hysterectomy?  Also, you can purchase that book on http://www.amazon.com type in Helen Pensanti M.D. and all my books will come up.  Dr Helen

3:30 pm
June 24, 2014


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My new husband and I just got married (June 1) right after graduation from high school. We only knew each other for 3 months but I know he’s my soul mate. My problem is that I’m having trouble getting interested in sex. Neither of us has experience because we both took a vow of celibacy until marriage, so I don’t know what it’s supposed to be like. I just know I don’t like it much and it hurts sometimes and there’s blood. My mother just says sex is a cross all women have to bear. Is that right? We have to have painful sex to keep a marriage? A friend of my mother-in-law said I should talk to you. She has a book you wrote called Better Sex For You but she gave it away to another person who needed it and can’t remember who. I love my husband. Sex just isn’t what I thought it would be from what friends say and what’s in movies and television. They also say it gets better with time but my Mom says it never gets better. You're a female doctor. What do you think?

8:21 pm
June 22, 2014


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I have very little trouble with my periods but do get bloated and tired and would like to use something natural instead of taking Midol all day. I take too many (up to 10 a day) which is more than they suggest, of course. Should I use one of your creams, Dr. Helen? Is there anything else I need? I have little pain and don't get moody like a lot of my friends but the water and exhaustion, especially now that it's hot all the time, is hard to handle. Taking the Midols helps keep me at work but I know it's not the best way to go. Thanks.

12:39 pm
June 22, 2014


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MarvellaJ said:

Hi Dr. Helen. I’m just catching up. I am using your bioidentical blue lable the way you said and the hydration cubes. You said to put one directly on my vagina every week so am using an Always ultra thin with wings to keep it applied to that area but sometimes it slips. Lucky, I drive most of the day so it stays where it has to for the most part. It’s been slightly over a month and I’m not doing worse. I don’t know if I’m doing a lot better but my headaches haven’t
come back yet hard, which always happens right around my period but it wasn’t bad this month.  Also, I had clots but they weren’t as big and there were less of them. I’m hoping it is your products that did it. I’ll let you know again in
July or August. Thanks, Dr. Helen. You’re the greatest. Marvella

I am so happy for you.  Try using the hydration cubes at night, so you are laying down and not driving.   Dr Helen

1:50 pm
June 20, 2014


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Hi Dr. Helen. I’m just catching up. I am using your bioidentical blue lable the way you said and the hydration cubes. You said to put one directly on my vagina every week so am using an Always ultra thin with wings to keep it applied to that area but sometimes it slips. Lucky, I drive most of the day so it stays where it has to for the most part. It’s been slightly over a month and I’m not doing worse. I don’t know if I’m doing a lot better but my headaches haven’t
come back yet hard, which always happens right around my period but it wasn’t bad this month.  Also, I had clots but they weren’t as big and there were less of them. I’m hoping it is your products that did it. I’ll let you know again in
July or August. Thanks, Dr. Helen. You’re the greatest. Marvella

10:13 am
June 17, 2014


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Dear Melanie,

Is that really your picture?  I don't think that is very good PR for yourself.  Most men are looking for someone who will be a good Mother to their children.  As far as your weight,  I have lots of friends that are as tall as you are and weigh what you weigh.  But, I am from near Hollywood, California and they are all trying to be Models and be Movie Stars.  I am not against being skinny like your Mother is.  In fact I believe what Coco Chanel said " You can't be too rich or too thin"  As far as screaming at everyone, I can fix that.  Please buy my Bio-Identical blue label and use it 1/4 tsp every 12 hours rubbed on inner thighs day 12-26 of cycle.  Day 1 would be the first day of your period and start counting.  I would also suggest 500 mgs of Vitamin B-6 and maybe some Borage Oil 2400 mgs a day. I would suggest practicing being a future " wife without strife".  It is very easy.  See yourself as making every choice the PRUDENT choice.  The Bible says "I Wisdom dwell with Prudence…"  So concentrate on prudent choices. "A Prudent wife is from The Lord"  The Lord will give you as a wife without strife to some UPSTANDING young man.  Tell your Mother you want to be a Model! Dr Helen

5:56 pm
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Dr. Helen, I am in danger of losing another boyfriend, my mom thinks, because of my PMS but I don't have a lot of time for them. I am 23 years old, single, no kids, am a vegan and eat very healthy so I don't know why this is happening. My mom said to write to you because she says the vegan lifestyle is unhealthy. What does she know at her age? Everything is different now than it was!

When I take extra strength aspirin and Midol or Pamprin (have to use one during one month and the other the next for whatever) it helps a lot but I am still always on the edge of screaming at everyone. So is there something better than Midol and Pamprin and aspirin? Some months I only have a day of a period or no period. But I am really busy and stressed out too so maybe that's the problem.

My mom wants grandkids (one more stressful thing) and doesn't see a future with them if I don't get rid of this PMS thing. She said you have creams to use and thinks you won't like my diet because I eat and drink soy products but I know they are healthy because everyone says this and if it was harmful, the Mrs. Obama wouldn't encourage us all to eat it to stay fit. So anyway, here's what I eat. Tofu, toasted soybean nuts, soy and granola bars for protein because I don't eat any meat or byproducts of animals ever because I think we should take care of all animals and not eat them or wear any part of them. It's disgusting. Other than that, I eat salads and stir-fry vegetables with peanuts, drink fruit smoothies with soy powder (more protein) or protein drinks like Naked Juice Protein Zone products, rice, breads and fruits but low-carb. I will say I end up drinking protein drinks most of the time because I'm so busy.

So all I get is criticized all the time by my mom. I am 5'10" and weigh 120lbs, which my mom thinks I'm anorexic, which isn't true. I want to say she is 5'8" and 165lbs, so, fat! I just don't live for food, that's all. She thinks I am not healthy but other than the PMS and some months without periods or only a day or two, I'm fine. It's probably just because I'm working on my Master's, go to a full day of classes, then work at night from 5-11 Thursdays through Monday, so I'm very active. And stressed. I guess if you have some suggestions for me I can try to follow them to make my mom happy. Thanks for your help, Dr. Helen.

Melanie

4:08 pm
May 30, 2014


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MeliH said:

Hi Dr. Helen. I'm 28 years old and have 2 kids (4 and 2). I had them both by csection and want to have my 3rd child natural or by vagina. My doctor doesn't like that idea. He says it's possible and basically I'm strong enough and healed enough but since the other 2 were done csection, he likes that we can pick the delivery date and tie my tubes all at the same time. The tube tying thing sounds logical but since this is going to be our last baby, we are insisting on doing this natural, we decided to use a midwife in our home instead of going to the hospital. My aunt told me to write to you for a second opinion because she's worried and doesn't know anything about all this with csections.

I would do the C-section again if I were you.  AT THIS TIME, they don't even cut the muscles so you will literally be up the same day.  It is not like previous years when you were in bed for days.  Besides, if anything bursts from the previous scar….I don't want to think about the bleeding problems that your Midwife is NOT trained to stop.  I have seen severe bleeding in patients and it is not a pretty picture.  If you don't have someone trained and in a hospital with blood available your babies might end up motherless.  Not a good choice on your part.  Do the PRUDENT thing.  "A wise man sees trouble and avoids it!"  Dr Helen

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May 30, 2014


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Nece said:

I am writing for my mother who lives in Sudan. I wish for her to come to the United States for treatment of many lumps in her breasts, for which there is nothing she can do in Sudan. I know that I can send nothing to her for this in the way of vitamins but are there things that she may find there that can be used? You probably have no knowledge of what is in Sudan but I am hoping there may be solutions. I am very proud to be in America and am working on my citizenship. I was raised Muslim and married a wonderful Christian Army man from America and am now Christian. Among my worries is that they may kill my mother because of what I have done. In Sudan, women are less than animals. Please pray for my family. Thank you in advance for help.

I wouldn't even know where to start to advise, since I haven't examined your Mother.  As you know lumps in the breast can be anywhere from something simple like a cyst to something horrible like Cancer.  I pray that your Mother will be released to your care as soon as possible here in the USA.  I also do at this time pray that your family is surrounded with God's " Peace that passes all understanding" for the dire situations that she may find herself in, and protection from any evil. Dr Helen

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May 30, 2014


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I am writing for my mother who lives in Sudan. I wish for her to come to the United States for treatment of many lumps in her breasts, for which there is nothing she can do in Sudan. I know that I can send nothing to her for this in the way of vitamins but are there things that she may find there that can be used? You probably have no knowledge of what is in Sudan but I am hoping there may be solutions. I am very proud to be in America and am working on my citizenship. I was raised Muslim and married a wonderful Christian Army man from America and am now Christian. Among my worries is that they may kill my mother because of what I have done. In Sudan, women are less than animals. Please pray for my family. Thank you in advance for help.

11:17 am
May 30, 2014


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Hi Dr. Helen. I'm 28 years old and have 2 kids (4 and 2). I had them both by csection and want to have my 3rd child natural or by vagina. My doctor doesn't like that idea. He says it's possible and basically I'm strong enough and healed enough but since the other 2 were done csection, he likes that we can pick the delivery date and tie my tubes all at the same time. The tube tying thing sounds logical but since this is going to be our last baby, we are insisting on doing this natural, we decided to use a midwife in our home instead of going to the hospital. My aunt told me to write to you for a second opinion because she's worried and doesn't know anything about all this with csections.

11:29 am
May 26, 2014


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AngieC said:

Dr. Helen. I had one kid and won't have more. She lives with her father who is divorcing me. I want to have my tubes tied but the obgyn says I'm too young. What difference does that make if I never want more kids? I honestly don't like them and I can't be the only woman on the planet that doesn't like kids, right? What right does a doctor have to decline a procedure if I want it so bad?

If you are under 21, Doctors will not tie your tubes…..FYI… so if that is the case and you are under 21 then no fighting it.  However, going through a divorce and the things you have described in your email are very painful and stressful things.  I suggest it is NOT a good time to be making serious life decisions. So, why not focus on your future because I can tell you that you are "somewhere in the future" and you will be in a better place then you are today.  As the old saying goes…"Today is the first day of the rest of your life!"

Dr Helen

12:55 pm
May 23, 2014


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Dr. Helen. I had one kid and won't have more. She lives with her father who is divorcing me. I want to have my tubes tied but the obgyn says I'm too young. What difference does that make if I never want more kids? I honestly don't like them and I can't be the only woman on the planet that doesn't like kids, right? What right does a doctor have to decline a procedure if I want it so bad?

9:50 am
May 20, 2014


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Post edited 10:57 am – May 20, 2014 by VickiY.


MarvellaJ said:

Dr. Helen,

I used to hear you all on the radio and hope your show comes back soon because I and a lots of us miss all the stuff we learned. That xm 131 screwed up going to ministers but I saw there were some health shows on Saturday. When will you be there or are they going to dump them too? When we are on the road it's nice to hear the different perspective you all brought to us each day.

I have some questions about my periods. I just turned 52 and have a period, then don't for a couple of months, then again, then not for a couple of months. I know I'm beginning menopause and all that but I've used natural products like Emerita and Kal but they don't do much. I used to have soy all the time but stopped a few years ago when you all said it's bad for my hormones. Everything went back to normal when I did that but now that I'm starting menopause, I have some hot flashes that are not bad but noticable, radical periods and some pretty bad moodswings. When I have periods there are big clots and heavy bleeding and sometime pretty bad headaches that take me down for 2 or 3 days. I drive a truck and can't afford to take time off work, so I need your help. Thanks Dr. Helen, Dr. John and Vicki for your help and please let me know when your show is going to be on again. You were always so nice to truckers.

Marva

Dearest Marva:  How sweet of you to remember our darling show.  John and Vicki and I loved doing that show and I thought we were a great team.  Maybe you can write Sirius/XM Family Talk 131 a letter and let them know! I think you would do great with my Bio-identical blue label using it day 12-26 of your cycle for now and maybe some hydration cubes directly into your vagina once a week.  If you go to http://www.askdrhelen.com and/or email me at hp@askdrhelen.com I can point out where those products are available on my site.

Thank you again for liking us.  I am sure Dr John and Vicki 's hearts are as touched as mine is by your comment.  Dr Helen

 

6:30 pm
May 19, 2014


MarvellaJ

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Post edited 6:31 pm – May 19, 2014 by MarvellaJ


Dr. Helen,

I used to hear you all on the radio and hope your show comes back soon because I and a lots of us miss all the stuff we learned. That xm 131 screwed up going to ministers but I saw there were some health shows on Saturday. When will you be there or are they going to dump them too? When we are on the road it's nice to hear the different perspective you all brought to us each day.

I have some questions about my periods. I just turned 52 and have a period, then don't for a couple of months, then again, then not for a couple of months. I know I'm beginning menopause and all that but I've used natural products like Emerita and Kal but they don't do much. I used to have soy all the time but stopped a few years ago when you all said it's bad for my hormones. Everything went back to normal when I did that but now that I'm starting menopause, I have some hot flashes that are not bad but noticable, radical periods and some pretty bad moodswings. When I have periods there are big clots and heavy bleeding and sometime pretty bad headaches that take me down for 2 or 3 days. I drive a truck and can't afford to take time off work, so I need your help. Thanks Dr. Helen, Dr. John and Vicki for your help and please let me know when your show is going to be on again. You were always so nice to truckers.

Marva

8:54 am
May 19, 2014


GretelJ

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Thanks Heaps,

The audio is great, looking forward to more!!

GretelJ 

8:47 pm
May 16, 2014


John

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Post edited 1:18 pm – May 17, 2014 by admin2


Hi GretelJ
No need to wait for the next show, here is that portion of the show (the show was aired live) where we discuss your email. Click here for audio.

HealthTalkLive is working on a new time slot and hopes to return to the air (live, of course) soon. Doctor Helen Pensanti, MD (http://www.askdrhelen.com )has graciously agreed to join us, as well as many of the other regular guest doctors and some new guest doctors as well.

Best Wishes.

5:55 pm
May 16, 2014


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Post edited 6:05 pm – May 16, 2014 by Admin


G’day again Dr Helen,
Had great success with the baking soda and my blood pressure improved also. On your next show with Drs. John and Vicki would you please go over it once more.

Thanks heaps.
Gretel J

March 19, 2013

It was 1/2 tsp of Baking Soda in 8 oz of water and drink it upon waking before breakfast.  Clears out the ammonium stuck in the kidneys that causes damage.  Dr Helen

MARCH 14, 2013

G'day DrHelen,

I listen to the show live here in Brisbane Bay and hear you talking about kidney health and some study where people with serious kidney problems were improved. I forget what you said to do but its really simple and I do not need an act of Parliament to do it. 

Today I see a post in the Reference center about keeping Kidneys healthy and it reminded me to ask you what you said.

Thank you all for the post on kidney health, very informative. 
GretelJ

ADMIN NOTE: Link to the Kidney Health Article in the Reference Center CLICK HERE

3:58 pm
May 12, 2014


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theupser said:

Hi Dr Helen
So at age 59 do I have to take a saliva test to see exactly what I need to be taking as far as estrogen and testosterone and progesterone .or what do you suggest? I know you said to layoff the progesterone for 2-3 months.
Thanks again for your wisdom
Deb.

 

DR. HELEN SAID:

Debbie, I think you would be doing better if you used plain old natural progesterone…my Blue label Bio-p 1/4 tsp every 12 hours rubbed on inner thighs.  What that will do is thin out the endometrial lining and you shouldn't have any problems with bleeding.  Why do they want to do a hysterectomy?  Did they do a D&C and find something? 

Dr Helen

 

To answer your question about Saliva Tests…Yes they are great and really the only way to test hormones.  I must have done 7000 blood tests back in the '90's on women in my office trying to figure out their hormones to no avail.  For some reason, blood levels do not match symptoms…but that is another story.  For women who like to have cold hard facts…yes a serum saliva test is great. But,  I usually can figure out what hormones to use by the symptoms and the severity of symptoms.  For instance,  at your age there would be "typical" symptoms that all women of your age complain of.  BUT, because of your bleeding I would not add any estrogen now.  And testosterone ( natural) is great for sex drive and vaginal dryness.  But, in your case we would have to take it very slowly.  Slow but sure wins the race!

Dr Helen

11:43 am
May 10, 2014


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Post edited 10:06 pm – May 10, 2014 by VickiY.


Hi Dr Helen
So at age 59 do I have to take a saliva test to see exactly what I need to be taking as far as estrogen and testosterone and progesterone .or what do you suggest? I know you said to layoff the progesterone for 2-3 months.
Thanks again for your wisdom
Deb.

 

DR. HELEN SAID:

Debbie, I think you would be doing better if you used plain old natural progesterone…my Blue label Bio-p 1/4 tsp every 12 hours rubbed on inner thighs.  What that will do is thin out the endometrial lining and you shouldn't have any problems with bleeding.  Why do they want to do a hysterectomy?  Did they do a D&C and find something? 

Dr Helen

11:33 am
May 10, 2014


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DEBBIE ~ WebAdmin moved your email questions to the Live Chat Forum for Dr. Helen's input:

ALSO, VICKI POSTED ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS SENT TO DEBBIE FOR DR. HELEN'S CONSIDERATION:

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PROVIDED TO VICKI (FROM DEBBIE) FOR POSTING HERE:

AGE: 59

5'9", 155lbs

HX: Prior MVA w/fractures, laceration, blood transfusion resulting in Hepatitis C, low thyroid; menses ended 12 years ago.

RX: Armour Thyroid, Prometrium

Suggestions and consideration from Vicki to Debbie for Dr. Helen's reference:

Regarding Prometrium, this is a prescription drug and progesterone that is produced synthetically. Side effects include unexpected vaginal bleeding, according to NIH, as well as headaches (including migraine), breast tenderness, upset stomach, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation, tiredness, muscle, joint or bone
pain, mood swings, irritability, excessive worrying, runny nose, sneezing cough, vaginal discharge, problems urinating, breast lumps, weakness, lack of coordination, dizziness, shortness of breath, rapid heart rate, chest pain, coughing up blood, swelling, pain, visual distortion, shaking, depression and seizures.

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ORIGINAL EMAIL, PLUS FOLLOW-UPS, FROM DEBBIE:

I was bleeding for awhile so my gyn decided to do a D&C, which did stop the bleeding for about a month. However, now I have been spotting for a month and to date I now have cramps and heavy bleeding.

I doubled up on my progesterone but when I go back to regular dose I again have excessive bleeding and alot of clots. Uses Armour Thyroid and Prometrium

I am 59 and have not had periods for quite sometime. 12 years

I fear even though I have not been able to talk to my gyn that they may want to do a hysterectomy_

What do you think about all of this?

Thanks Deb

I forgot a lot of stuff I take nsc gold, probiotics,vitamin D. I eat wild fish also and basically try to do the right things to stay healthy and my job is very physical also so I can't afford to not be on my game.  Her diet is excellent, Dr. Helen; eats organic , healthy foods, drinks plenty of water and coconut water - Vicki

Thx
deb

8:17 am
May 8, 2014


Sean

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That is, to make my hair grow without propecia? Seem to remember you talking about about hair growth in the past. Thanks.

6:35 am
May 8, 2014


Sean

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Hi Doctor Helen,

Am taking Propecia oral tablet and am experiencing chills and cold sweats, but it is not as bad as being bald. Do you know of something natural I can use instead?
Thank you.

1:23 pm
May 5, 2014


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Post edited 8:33 pm – May 7, 2014 by VickiY.


Debbie, I think you would be doing better if you used plain old natural progesterone…my Blue label Bio-p 1/4 tsp every 12 hours rubbed on inner thighs.  What that will do is thin out the endometrial lining and you shouldn't have any problems with bleeding.  Why do they want to do a hysterectomy?  Did they do a D&C and find something?  Dr Helen

8:59 pm
May 4, 2014


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Post edited 9:10 pm – May 4, 2014 by Admin


DEBBIE ~ WebAdmin moved your email questions to the Live Chat Forum for Dr. Helen's input:

ALSO, VICKI POSTED ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS SENT TO DEBBIE FOR DR. HELEN'S CONSIDERATION:

                                                                            ************

PROVIDED TO VICKI (FROM DEBBIE) FOR POSTING HERE:

AGE: 59

5'9", 155lbs

HX: Prior MVA w/fractures, laceration, blood transfusion resulting in Hepatitis C, low thyroid; menses ended 12 years ago.

RX: Armour Thyroid, Prometrium

Suggestions and consideration from Vicki to Debbie for Dr. Helen's reference:

Regarding Prometrium, this is a prescription drug and progesterone that is produced synthetically. Side effects include unexpected vaginal bleeding, according to NIH, as well as headaches (including migraine), breast tenderness, upset stomach, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation, tiredness, muscle, joint or bone
pain, mood swings, irritability, excessive worrying, runny nose, sneezing cough, vaginal discharge, problems urinating, breast lumps, weakness, lack of coordination, dizziness, shortness of breath, rapid heart rate, chest pain, coughing up blood, swelling, pain, visual distortion, shaking, depression and seizures.

                                                                            **********

ORIGINAL EMAIL, PLUS FOLLOW-UPS, FROM DEBBIE:

I was bleeding for awhile so my gyn decided to do a D&C, which did stop the bleeding for about a month. However, now I have been spotting for a month and to date I now have cramps and heavy bleeding.

I doubled up on my progesterone but when I go back to regular dose I again have excessive bleeding and alot of clots. Uses Armour Thyroid and Prometrium

I am 59 and have not had periods for quite sometime. 12 years

I fear even though I have not been able to talk to my gyn that they may want to do a hysterectomy_

What do you think about all of this?

Thanks Deb

I forgot a lot of stuff I take nsc gold, probiotics,vitamin D. I eat wild fish also and basically try to do the right things to stay healthy and my job is very physical also so I can't afford to not be on my game.  Her diet is excellent, Dr. Helen; eats organic , healthy foods, drinks plenty of water and coconut water - Vicki

Thx
deb

1:39 pm
May 4, 2014


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Katbird said:

Hi everybody! Good to have my computer back up again. The kids and I moved to Texas for a promotion and it's all new and so exciting. I have a quick question for Dr. Helen but probably anybody can help. I'm now 36 and doctor says it looks like early menopause for me. I have erratic periods every couple of months, nothing in between, and wonder if your creams will help me have my periods regularly again or am I just done at 36? I haven't even married yet because I've been building my career and then a couple of years ago I took possession of my neice and nephew but if I do get married, what if he wants kids? And what if I want one, anyway? I like to keep my options open and right now I'm feeling kind of old!

Just plain old natural progesterone for you .  You are still too young to consider any natural estrogen.  My blue label Bio-Identical would be perfect for you.  And you will know if you are in Menopause by asking your Physician to do  a blood serum sample of FSH.  If it is over 40 then you really are in Menopause.  But these days with  all the new techniques you can probably have a baby any time you want to.  I would suggest "harvesting"  your eggs now and freezing them just in case Mr Right comes along at a later date.   Dr Helen

9:16 pm
May 3, 2014


Katbird

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Hi everybody! Good to have my computer back up again. The kids and I moved to Texas for a promotion and it's all new and so exciting. I have a quick question for Dr. Helen but probably anybody can help. I'm now 36 and doctor says it looks like early menopause for me. I have erratic periods every couple of months, nothing in between, and wonder if your creams will help me have my periods regularly again or am I just done at 36? I haven't even married yet because I've been building my career and then a couple of years ago I took possession of my neice and nephew but if I do get married, what if he wants kids? And what if I want one, anyway? I like to keep my options open and right now I'm feeling kind of old!

12:01 pm
June 14, 2013


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Claire said:

Just wanted to add this last update from the hhs.gov on soy supplements.

What help from soy supplements?

A study indicates soy supplements don’t make life feel appreciably better for postmenopausal women. At Oregon Health andScienceUniversity, researcher Paula Amato was checking indications in some smaller studies that soy supplements improve quality of life – notably, things such as reducing hot flashes.

Amato looked at two years of data on 403 women who were started on supplements or an inactive, fake substitute. She found no difference between the two groups. So, for relatively healthy postmenopausal women, she says:

“It would appear that soy supplementation is not necessary and offers no benefit. I would advocate instead for a healthy diet, regular exercise and adequate sleep.”

The study in the journal Menopause was supported by the National Institutes of Health.

HHS HealthBeat is a production of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Last revised: May 16, 2013

 

Thank you for that…great imput…You know how much Vicki hates soy!!!  Dr Helen

11:58 am
June 14, 2013


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ShamuBarb said:

I just wanted to report back to you guys after 4 months of changing my diet as you suggested, taking the nxc extra strength, enzymes and ultimate flora, and drinking the parsley tea and the baking soda in water that you suggested, Dr. Helen, which was amazing. I was on 4 blood pressure drugs, which made my bp too low, ruined my kidneys (they were going to put me on dialysis) and my liver enzymes were way to high. Thanks to trying some of your ideas, I didn't have to have dialysis and my liver and kidney numbers are all in normal range now, so I just wanted to thank you guys so much. Oh and I don't take any drugs at all because I am eating right. That's the biggest change. I've even lost 30 lbs and haven't felt this good in a long while. Thanks to all of you.

 

Wonderful news…Wonderful!!!!  Dr Helen

9:31 pm
June 12, 2013


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I just wanted to report back to you guys after 4 months of changing my diet as you suggested, taking the nxc extra strength, enzymes and ultimate flora, and drinking the parsley tea and the baking soda in water that you suggested, Dr. Helen, which was amazing. I was on 4 blood pressure drugs, which made my bp too low, ruined my kidneys (they were going to put me on dialysis) and my liver enzymes were way to high. Thanks to trying some of your ideas, I didn't have to have dialysis and my liver and kidney numbers are all in normal range now, so I just wanted to thank you guys so much. Oh and I don't take any drugs at all because I am eating right. That's the biggest change. I've even lost 30 lbs and haven't felt this good in a long while. Thanks to all of you.

9:44 pm
May 29, 2013


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Post edited 9:45 pm – May 29, 2013 by NotDefinedByMyDisease


Thank you Dr. Helen, I agree with you and it is good that my girls can email you whenever they need advice from a caring, professional lady like you. I have asked God to bless you and your family richly, as you have done for mine. My 16 year old (in two weeks) is having a real hard time with her mother's death so the school nurse had her talk to the school district's psychiatrist who thinks she should be on an antidepressant and antianxiety drug. My daughter is smart though. First, she told the psychiatrist she would need to discuss it with me which, my daughter said, seemed to put fear in her eyes and then she said we don't believe in drugs. She asked her if it isn't at least a little normal for a girl to miss her mom after she dies and the woman spit all over herself. At least it cheered my daughter up for a few minutes. I on the otherhand am pretty pissed off and going to speak the nurse and psychiatrist tomorrow afternoon, so I'll miss the show. Anyway, I thank all of you for your help and don't know what we all would do without your common sense.

9:46 am
May 24, 2013


Claire

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Just wanted to add this last update from the hhs.gov on soy supplements.

What help from soy supplements?

A study indicates soy supplements don’t make life feel appreciably better for postmenopausal women. At Oregon Health andScienceUniversity, researcher Paula Amato was checking indications in some smaller studies that soy supplements improve quality of life – notably, things such as reducing hot flashes.

Amato looked at two years of data on 403 women who were started on supplements or an inactive, fake substitute. She found no difference between the two groups. So, for relatively healthy postmenopausal women, she says:

“It would appear that soy supplementation is not necessary and offers no benefit. I would advocate instead for a healthy diet, regular exercise and adequate sleep.”

The study in the journal Menopause was supported by the National Institutes of Health.

HHS HealthBeat is a production of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Last revised: May 16, 2013

12:47 pm
May 17, 2013


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NotDefinedByMyDisease said:

Dr. Helen, I listen to you every Friday and respect you a lot. I am the divorced father of 3 teen girls (one just turned 18, one about to be 16 in June and the last is about to be 13 in November). While I have always had an amicable relationship with their mother and she has been the one to handle all the female things, she passed on reacently, so a lot of changes have occured in the last few months. On top of everything else, my 12 year old just started her period, a topic I have up until now been able to avoid. She is suffering a lot from cramps and moodiness and I need to know how to get a handle on this thing now before it gets worse. It was already bad when the 2 older girls hit their cycle at the same time but this could put me over the edge. HELPYell And while you're at it, please tell me how to speak to my daughters about these things. I'm lost and can't hide from it much longer since they're already rolling their eyes at me. My oldest is helpful but I sense there are things I need to know to help too so you might's well just baptize me in knowlege now. Besides, she leaves for college in the fall, so I can't use her as a crutch much longer. Thank you.

Matt

 

Oh Dear me, Matt this is a tough one.  I think it would be better if you have your girls email me at hp@askdrhelen.com and talk to me personally.  I will be able to guide them online with a "female" approach to these things.  I think it is better for you to stay out of that end of their lives and concentrate on being the " Great Provider" and the "Great Protector" "Wise but not imposing"  " There, but not in the way"  and leave the cramps and menses to me.  Dr Helen

12:35 pm
May 2, 2013


NotDefinedByMyDisease

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Dr. Helen, I listen to you every Friday and respect you a lot. I am the divorced father of 3 teen girls (one just turned 18, one about to be 16 in June and the last is about to be 13 in November). While I have always had an amicable relationship with their mother and she has been the one to handle all the female things, she passed on reacently, so a lot of changes have occured in the last few months. On top of everything else, my 12 year old just started her period, a topic I have up until now been able to avoid. She is suffering a lot from cramps and moodiness and I need to know how to get a handle on this thing now before it gets worse. It was already bad when the 2 older girls hit their cycle at the same time but this could put me over the edge. HELPYell And while you're at it, please tell me how to speak to my daughters about these things. I'm lost and can't hide from it much longer since they're already rolling their eyes at me. My oldest is helpful but I sense there are things I need to know to help too so you might's well just baptize me in knowlege now. Besides, she leaves for college in the fall, so I can't use her as a crutch much longer. Thank you.

Matt

8:30 am
March 19, 2013


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From BigDenCC

 

Hi Dr. Helen
I would like to try your testosterone cream and noticed that you wrote that men should also use the Natural Progesterone. Which of your progesterone creams would I use? How and when would I use them?
 1. BIO-IDENTICAL PHYTO-PROGESTERONE FOR MEN

or
 
2. PROGONOL FOR MEN

 

BTW, I am 56, overweight, very low libido.  

 

Go with the Progonol for Men it is strongest one I have.  Dr Helen

8:29 am
March 19, 2013


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GretelJ said:

G'day DrHelen,

I listen to the show live here inBrisbaneBayand hear you talking about kidney health and some study where people with serious kidney problems were improved. I forget what you said to do but its really simple and I do not need an act of Parliament to do it. 

Today I see a post in the Reference center about keeping Kidneys healthy and it reminded me to ask you what you said.

Thank you all for the post on kidney health, very informative. 

GretelJ

It was 1/2 tsp of Baking Soda in 8 oz of water and drink it upon waking before breakfast.  Clears out the ammonium stuck in the kidneys that causes damage.  Dr Helen

 

ADMIN NOTE: Link to the Kidney Health Article in the Reference Center CLICK HERE


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