Men's health·Research·Women's health

sex-hormone binding globulin and hormone/metabolic imbalance

Women’s health concerns are becoming more and more prominent. In clinical practice, naturopathic doctors see both imbalances with estrogen and progesterone, and estrogen and testosterone. The availability of these hormones on the body’s tissues is dependent on carrier or binding proteins. Sex-hormone binding globulin is the protein to carry both estrogen and testosterone. Elevated levels… Lire la suite sex-hormone binding globulin and hormone/metabolic imbalance

Cancer·Diabetes and Cardiovascular·Men's health·Stress·Women's health

burn-out and salivary cortisol hormone

New research coming from Montreal is confirming what Naturopathic Doctors have been doing for a long time…. http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20120210/burnout-spit-blood-test-120211/ Cortisol, the hormone responsible for coping to stress, in normal conditions is lowest in the evening and peaks in the morning. People under chronic mental stress, or who are exposed to other physical stressors that affects melatonin… Lire la suite burn-out and salivary cortisol hormone

Diabetes and Cardiovascular·Men's health·Women's health

research for this vitamin points to stronger bones

Studies on the use of vitamin K for the prevention and treatment of osteoperosis are conflicting. However, there has been some pretty good evidence to support the use of vitamin K2 (menaquinone-4 or 7, or MK-4 or MK-7) in conjunction with vitamin D, calcium, and magnesium for the prevention of hip fractures and to help… Lire la suite research for this vitamin points to stronger bones

Cancer·Men's health·Research

prostate cancer and MCP

PSADT – prostate specific antigen doubling time, is a useful clinical marker for recurrence of prostate cancer post radical prostatectomy or external-beam radiation therapy. A low value general signifies a poorer prognosis. MCP – or modified citrus pectin, are polysaccharides obtained from the peel and pulp of citrus fruits. MCP has been clinically shown to… Lire la suite prostate cancer and MCP

Cancer·Men's health·Research

Soy and green tea for men

There is sufficient evidence to support the consumption of soy and other phytoestrogens as cancer prevention in women at risk for breast and uterine cancer. Green tea has been under investigation and its anti-oxidant properties make it very intriguing for cancer prevention. A recent study found positive effects for both soy and green tea in… Lire la suite Soy and green tea for men