Hormone Health: Estrogen Metabolism – The Good The Bad and the Ugly
Estrogen is very important for all women and men. A lot of people don’t realize that estrogen doesn’t exist as a singular molecule; there are different versions of estrogen. As you’ll see, there are good estrogens, bad estrogens, and downright ugly estrogens. What is Estrogen? Estrogen is a steroid hormone, originating from cholesterol (specifically LDL-C).…Read More
What is Estrogen Dominance?
Estrogen dominance is a clinical phenomenon that may affect a woman at any point during her life. Although estrogen is generally considered the main, beneficial female sex hormone, there is such a thing as too much; this is referred to as estrogen dominance. A Review of Estrogen Metabolism Estrogen is not one singular molecule floating…Read More
What Makes Estrogen Good or Bad?
This article will demonstrate the difference between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ estrogens. To review the basics of estrogen metabolism please click here. Basic Review of Estrogen Metabolism In another article, I discussed how 2-OH-Estrogens are considered good, 4-OH-estrogens are considered bad, and 16-OH-estrogens are considered ugly. This article will discuss the factors which make a hormone…Read More
Supplements for Optimal Bone Health
What Supplement Regimen Do I Need for Optimal Bone Health? The major players in the supplement world for bone health are calcium, magnesium and vitamin D. This article discusses how and when to take these supplements, along with other micronutrients important for bone health. Calcium Many people think of calcium first when talking about bones.…Read More
How to Minimize Age Related Changes to Bone
There are many aspects to aging that are normal and inevitable. Changes to bone mass and bone density gradually decrease as we age; however, there are many factors which help protect against these changes. It’s important to understand how bone health changes as we age, and see what we can do to help slow these…Read More
The Dangers of Supplementing Calcium Without its Co-Factors
Many patients, especially women at risk of osteoporosis, take supplemental calcium. I often tell them it’s actually dangerous to do so without taking special precautions. This article will shed light on the dangers of supplementing unopposed calcium. Calcium and Bones It is true: many people need to supplement calcium. Ninety-nine percent of our calcium is…Read More
An Integrative Approach to Bone Health
An Integrative Approach to BONE HEALTH BONE HEALTH at Absolute Health and Wellness Our skeletal system is comprised of 206 bones, which provide structural support, protection for our vital organs, and allowing us to move. Within the bones is bone marrow, where blood cells are created. The bones also serve as a reservoir for minerals…Read More