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WHAT IS A BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE?

Category: Hormone Balance  |  Permalink

Published: Thursday, June 25, 2015

EXACTLY WHAT IS A BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE?

 

    

 

Here are the properties of Bio Identical Hormones

(Natural Hormones, NOT Synthetic)

 

1.  They are derived from either Soybeans or Wild Yam

     I prefer the Yam base as soy can be detrimental to the thyroid.

 

2.  Diosgenin is the active molecule which is converted to an actual hormone. Your body recognizes as something it made itself.

So.. diosgenin becomes bio-identical progesterone.

 

3.  The conversion is done in a laboratory as the human body can not convert the Diosgenin into an actual hormone.

 

4.  Bio Identical Hormones could also be called human-identical.

 

5.  These hormones, though they get their start in nature, are easily converted into the exact hormones that the body makes and needs.

 

6.  The body recognizes bio-identical hormones and uses them just as it would if they were being produced by the ovaries, testes, or adrenal glands.

 

In other words... not synthetic!!  No harmful side effects. Just leave you balanced and feeling GREAT!!

 

Call or email me if you have more questions.

I AM HERE TO HELP YOU! <3

 

                     

 

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The Many Benifits of Vitamin D

Category: General Health Information  |  Permalink

Published: Friday, June 19, 2015

Keep Your "Vitamin D" Levels Strong


Did you know that Vitamin D is really a hormone?

Yes, folks... vitamin D is actually a hormone, NOT a vitamin. Vitamins cannot be produced by your body; we get them from dietary sources, whereas Vitamin D is made in your body. It was mistakenly labeled many years ago & has never been changed. That is why vitamin D is so important. It is a steroid hormone & crucial for preserving health & preventing diseases. Hormones are the "Messengers of the Body" and they pack a lot of punch!

Why you need it. Vitamin D improves the absorption of calcium and phosphorus in your body, boosting bone density. It can also reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer and breast cancer. About 60% of participants in one recent study were deficient in vitamin D. WOW! That's a lot of you. Your body produces D naturally when exposed to sunlight. Unless you are getting a lot of sun exposure, vitamin D levels are likely to be low. Since most of us purposely stay out of the sun for protective reasons, supplementation is the smart way to go!

The right dose At least 1,000 IU a day in summer and 2,000 IU in winter. If you check your levels, the healthy range is 20 to 36 nanograms per millimeter of blood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 


Low Vitamin D Levels Are Associated with:

 

Increased Coronary Artery Disease

There is a correlation between declining vitamin D levels and increased coronary artery disease (CAD). A study included 1,484 subjects who underwent an angiography to evaluate arterial blood flow. Coronary artery disease was 32% higher among those with vitamin D deficiency and nearly twice as high among subjects with severely deficient levels compared with those whose levels were normal.

 

Greater Risk of Fracture In Women
A large study found a greater risk of fracture in older women with low levels of vitamin D measured over a five-year period compared to those with higher levels. The subjects were followed for 10 years, during which time any fractures were documented. While 20.6% of women with low vitamin D levels experienced high fracture, they occurred in just 6.9% of those with adequate levels.

 

Cognitive Decline

The April 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society published findings derived from the Health, Aging, and Body Composition (Health ABC) study showing a protective effect for higher vitamin D levels against cognitive decline over a four-year period.
Vitamin D levels were measured and cognitive function was evaluated at the beginning of the study and after four years. The researchers observed an association between better cognitive scores at the beginning of the study and higher vitamin D levels. When test scores at the end of the four-year period were analyzed, a greater decline was noted in association with low levels of vitamin D.

 

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to High Prostate Cancer Risk.
Men at risk of prostate cancer are more likely to develop an aggressive form of the disease if they are vitamin D deficient. This is the first study to link vitamin D deficiency and biopsy outcomes in high-risk men (Clinical Cancer Research).

About 44% of men with positive biopsies have low vitamin D levels. Among the men who tested positive for cancer after biopsy, those with very low vitamin levels had greater odds of more advanced and aggressive cancers than those with normal levels. And the lower the vitamin D level, the higher the risk.

 

Other Benefits!

Correcting Low Vitamin D Levels Results In Weight Loss And Reduced Inflammation
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published the results of a vitamin D supplementation trial which found that correcting low vitamin D resulted in weight loss and a significant reduction in C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation.  

Among women whose vitamin D3 were at normal levels, weight loss averaged 18.7 pounds, while those with low levels lost an average of 12.3 pounds. Women with normal vitamin D levels also experienced a significantly greater reduction in insulin levels, waist circumference, and body fat.

 

Higher Vitamin D Levels May Increase Survival Rates for Breast, Lymphoma And Colon Cancer Patients
A large mega study revealed that cancer patients with higher baseline vitamin D levels at the time of diagnosis have better survival rates and remain in remission longer than patients who are vitamin D deficient.


Scientists reached their conclusion after analyzing the results of 25 different studies that examined vitamin D levels and death rates in 17,332 cancer patients. The study found cancer patients with a 10 nmol/L increase in 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in their blood had a higher 4% survival rate than those with lower levels.

The scientists say the strongest link between vitamin D levels and survival was detected in patients with breast, lymphoma and colorectal cancer.

"Are you taking your D? I hope so!

Vitamin D to the Rescue!"

Love, 

Barbara

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The Top 5 Age Erasers

Category: Skin and Hair Care  |  Permalink

Published: Friday, June 12, 2015

The Top 5 Age Erasers


For: Lines, Dark Spots, Uneven Skin Tone, Youthful Moisture,
Furrows & Sagging 

1) Line Softeners... Retinol.

Retinol is a vitamin A derivative. It stimulates collagen production and skin cell turnover to smooth fine lines and furrows. The prescription lotions are stronger, but if you can't get a prescription, try Retin-AL. It can greatly improve skin tone and firmness.

  • Reduction of the appearance of wrinkle depth and volume
  • Increased collagen and elastin production
  • Elasticity restored, skin lifts and firms
  • Peptides activate cell turn-over
  • Promotes brightness and clarity
  • Improves hydration
  • Reduction of roughness (skin becomes softer)

2) Skin Brightener... Ester C

Serums containing Ester C relax fine lines and even out skin tone by amping up collagen and elastin production and reducing free radical damage.
With twice-daily use, you'll notice a quick change in as little as 4 weeks.

 

Try our "C" U-Later Wrinkles!

  • Lessens appearance of wrinkles & crow's feet
  • Skin appears softer, smoother, healthier & more youthful
  • Helps reduce age spots & skin pigmentation on hands & face
  • Increases skin elasticity & resiliency
  • Skin tone evens out
  • Increases hydration
  • Skin becomes firmer as wrinkles fill in
  • Effective treatment for rosacea & psoriasis                     

 

3) Moisture Booster... Hyaluronic Acid

The lotion you've used for years may not be hydrating enough anymore. The reason: Oil production slows as we age, causing skin to be thin and prone to dryness. To make it more supple, switch to a product with hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid acts like a sponge and increases the moisture content of the skin almost immediately. It is capable of retaining up to 6,000 times it weight in water! Your skin will feel like silk!

 

  • A visible lessening of wrinkles
  • A very noticeable increase in skin moisture; you will glow!
  • Improved texture
  • Promotes firm skin tone
  • H.A. carries your other anti-aging ingredients directly to the skin's cells
  • Promotes collagen & elastin

 

4) Dull Skin... Glycolic Acid

Glycolic Acid sloughs away dead cells to brighten your complexion and make it smoother. Your skin will GLOW!

  • Evens Out Skin Tone
  • Smoothes Out Fine Lines & Wrinkles
  • Follicle Size Can Diminish Dramatically
  • Sloughs Off Dead Skin Cells & Youthful Glow Returns
  • Repairs Sun-Damaged & Aging Skin
  • Prevents Adult Acne & Prevents Future Acne
  • Skin Appears Softer, More Luminous, Smoother & More Hydrated
  • Continuous Release Over 8 Hours

5) Dark Spot Destroyer... Hydroquinone

 This ingredient lightens skin by decreasing melanin (the pigment in your skin) and production and breaking up existing pigment. Estrogen regulates the production of melanin so when it decreases, brown spots can start to pop up along your face, neck, chest and hands. When people used a combination of hydroquinone and retinol twice a day, their spots were lighter and smaller. Ester C stops general brown spot accumulation but if you have actual brown spots, try Hydroquinone found in our 6% Skin Bleaching Cream or Bleaching Serum Forte. 


  • Hydroquinone, Kojic Acid and Bearberry Extract
  • Rich in vitamins C & E to rejuvenate and protect

  • Hydroquinone, Kojic Acid and Vitamin A
  • Prevents melanocytes from producing dark pigmentation
  • Evens skin tone & reverses fine lines and wrinkles

Look Air-Brushed without the Air-brushing . . . Do it Naturally!

Love,

Barbara

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Melatonin for Insomnia

Category: Sleep/Insomnia  |  Permalink

Published: Thursday, May 14, 2015

Melatonin for Insomnia

 

   

 

If you cannot sleep, you are not deficient in Ambien, Lunesta or other drugs. It is melatonin deficiency that causes insomnia.

 

How does it work?

Melatonin is not a sleeping pill. It is a hormone. It will reset your circadian rhythm    back to normal.

It can take from 1 week to 6 weeks to accomplish this.

A sleeping pill will NOT restore normal sleep cycles, so if you discontinue them insomnia returns.

 

Signs of melatonin deficiency:

  • Poor sleep: superficial or anxious sleep
  • You wake easily during the night
  • It is difficult for you to fall asleep, fall back asleep, or both
  • Anxiety, lack of inner peace, especially at night
  • Poor dreaming
  • Restless legs at night
  • Premature aging
  • Fatigue
  • Eyes look tired, bags under eyes
  • Early graying of hair
  • Flabby muscles

Important Note About Weight: Good sleep lowers cortisol levels (the stress hormone). High cortisol leads to weight gain right around the middle; the infamous "spare tire".

 

Melatonin has been shown to:

-Help you fall asleep more quickly       -Enhance overall sleep quality  

-Increase your feeling of sleepiness     -Lengthen total sleep duration       

-Improve morning alertness                  -Reduce daytime fatigue    

 

 

 DIRECTIONS FOR MELATONIN USE

  • Take Melatonin about 45 Minutes to 1 hour before you plan to sleep. Begin with a dose of 1.2 - 3 milligrams.
  • You can take additional melatonin if you repeatedly wake up during the night, using the supplement to create a deeper sleep, but give it a try for a week or so before moving to a higher dose.

*If you feel groggy, you can take the melatonin earlier in the evening.

*Expect some vivid dreams for the first week. This is a good thing-a sign you are in deep sleep which is restorative sleep.

 

Traveling? Jet Lag?

Use melatonin to reset your body clock when you experience jet lag by taking it at the appropriate time to sleep in your time zone, even if you are not tired yet.

 

 

Testimonials:

 

* I did not sleep through the night for two years. After 3 weeks of using Melatonin I slept all night long every night! - D.M.

 

* Hello Fabulous! Well guess what!! I am now sleeping! Yeeeeaaay! I did what you suggested, I'm using the MMCreme in the morning and the ProHelp at night. And I'm

Taking 3 Somno Pro at night. I noticed a difference the first night doing this and each night gets better and better! My husband says I'm snoring like a big dog! Lol!

Barbara, you are truly a blessing to all of us. And I thank God for you each and every day. YOU ROCK GIRL! Now I can put the hammer back in my husband's tool box and the bottle of wine back in the cellar! Lol!  I thought you'd appreciate the update. I also got three of my girlfriends on your products! Happy New Year to you and your family!  L.F.

 

Find Better Health Naturally's Bio-identical progesterone crèmes here:
www.bhnformulas.com

 

 

Restful Night Melatonin Crème (Plus Collagen)

Learn more about Restful Night Melatonin Crème

 http://www.bhnformulas.com/restful-night-melatonin.html

Melatonin 3 mg Sublingual Tablets

Learn more about Melatonin Sublingual tablets

 http://www.bhnformulas.com/melatonin-3-mg-sublingual.html


Somno-Pro


Learn more about Somno-Pro

 http://www.bhnformulas.com/somno-pro.html

 

Love, 

Barbara

 

 

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ANTI-DEPRESSANT ALERT

Category: Anxiety/Depression  |  Permalink

Published: Tuesday, April 28, 2015

ANTI-DEPRESSANT MEDICATION ALERT

 

Researchers have discovered that over 2/3 of people taking antidepressants may NOT actually have depression. Why?  They do NOT meet the official criteria for depression.

 

Listen to this:

  • The study analyzed those taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
  • 69% of them did not meet the criteria for clinical depression
  • 38% did not meet the criteria for other mental conditions like anxiety 
  • The Conclusion: Drugs are prescribed without an evidence-based diagnosis 

 

More than two thirds of people taking antidepressants did not meet the criteria for clinical depression and are taking them unnecessarily.

The U.S. investigators looked at those taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI), the most commonly prescribed type of anti-depressant. 

SSRIs are usually the first choice medication for depression and other psychiatric conditions because they generally have fewer side effects than most other types of antidepressants. 

Clinical depression is distinct from temporary feelings of sadness. Also, the study says that way too many people are given anti-depressants for other conditions in addition to feeling blue or sad... Such as anxiety, fearfulness, insomnia and even HOT FLASHES!   Wow!  Regarding "feeling blue", the head doctor doing the research noted that

"we all experience periods of stress, periods of sadness, and periods of self-doubt. These don't make us mentally ill; they define us as human."

In the U.S., official guidelines say clinical depression exists if a person has 5 or more depressive symptoms over a 2 week period, occurring MOST of the day, nearly EVERY day. If that's not you, don't fall for that prescription.

The true symptoms include a depressed mood; a loss of interest or pleasure in activities; weight loss, weight gain or changes in appetite; insomnia or increased desire to sleep.

Other symptoms included restlessness or slowed behavior; fatigue or loss of energy; feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt; difficulty making decisions or trouble concentrating, and thoughts of death or suicide.  Remember . . . to be truly depressed, they must occur most of the day and nearly EVERY day.

 

CAUSE FOR ALARM... Prescriptions for anti-depressants have more than trebled since 1998.
 

SSRIs (Selective Re-uptake Inhibitors)



The most common SSRIs are: 

  • Citalopram (Celexa)
  • Escitalopram (Lexapro)
  • Fluoxetine (Prozac)
  • Paroxetine (Paxil, Pexeva)
  • Sertraline (Zoloft)

HOW DO SSRIs WORK?

SSRIs work by altering the levels of a chemical called serotonin in the brain.

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter (a messenger chemical that carries signals between nerve cells in the brain).  It has a positive influence on mood, emotion and sleep.

After carrying a message, serotonin is usually reabsorbed by the nerve cells (known as 'reuptake').

SSRIs work by blocking ('inhibiting') re-uptake, meaning more serotonin is available to pass further messages between nearby nerve cells without being discarded by the body as is usual.

 

However, SSRIs do not INCREASE the amount of serotonin you make; they just keep the amount you are making (which can be very small) going "round and round" in your body instead of being reabsorbed. 

So... you are not really solving the problem, just "masking" it.

 

MORE BAD NEWS:

 

Pregnant?

A large study found that women who take antidepressants during pregnancy are more likely to have a baby with autism.  This study supports previous research which has shown that taking SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy increases a woman's risk of having a child with the developmental disability.

 

Adolescent?

Other American scientists' research revealed that young adults taking high dose antidepressants such as Prozac and Seroxat have double the risk of suicidal behavior.

YIKES! These are our kids & the future generation!

 

What type of medicine is being practiced here?  Are there other things you can do to help yourself?  YES!

 

See my Depression Blog's For Natural Ways to Combat Those Depressed Feelings

 

 

Don't be one of the 69% who is taking an SSRI without really needing it!

I care about you... always!

 

Love,

Barbara


 

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