Your Hormone Health, Saliva Tests & More - Articles By Jackie Harvey

Breast Cancer Estrogen Dominance And The Imbalance Of Hormones
  Estrogen Dominance is a term coined by the late John R. Lee, M.D., author of a number of books on the topic of women s hormones. The theory of Estrogen Dominance describes a condition where a woman can have deficient, normal or excessive estrogen but has little or no progesterone to balance its effects in the body. Even a woman with low estrogen levels can have estrogen dominance symptoms if she doesn't have any progesterone. Basically estrogen dominance reflects hormones that have gone out of balance. Out of balance hormones can affect women from 14 to 94.
  Jackie Harvey Monday, January 1, 2007 865 Words
 
5 Steps to Hormone Health and Weight Loss
  Our hormone health effects our bodies in many ways but one specific way is an increase in weight. Hormonally challenged women gain weight around their middle between the armpits and the top of the thighs. Often their arms are normal, their legs are normal and from the neck up they look great! Hormonally challenged men gain weight around their waists and often are on their way to developing breasts!
  Jackie Harvey Monday, January 1, 2007 1512 Words
 
Hormones and Breast Cancer - What is the Connection?
  Breast cancer has become a major health issue for women in North America. The rate of breast cancer has increased by 1 per cent a year since 1940. In our country, a woman dies of breast cancer every 12 minutes! It has become the most common cancer-related cause of death in women. World-wide about 1,670,000 women have breast cancer. Our risk of surviving malignant breast cancer is just about the same as it was 50 years ago, when the only treatment was mastectomy; about one in three. The incidence of breast cancer is steadily rising and the numbers are appalling. Between 1973-1998 the incidence of breast cancer rose by over 40%.
  Jackie Harvey Monday, January 1, 2007 1544 Words
 
Hormone Balancing and the Risks for Heart Disease
  Risk factors for heart disease are primarily the same in women as they are in men. Smoking, high blood pressure, excessive weight, sedentary lifestyle (little or no exercise), high Homocystine levels, diabetes, high cholesterol, age and family history of heart problems all increase a woman's chances of having heart disease.
  Jackie Harvey Monday, January 1, 2007 1340 Words
 
Lower Your Risk For Breast Cancer & Heart Disease
  Many postmenopausal women are looking for alternatives to hormone therapy, especially in light of the recent Women s Health Initiative research findings concerning the risks of combined estrogen and progestin therapy. Of particular interest are phytoestrogens, which have been gaining popularity due to their natural status, alleged health claims, and availability in a wide range of foods and supplements.
  Jackie Harvey Monday, January 1, 2007 1340 Words
 
Ovarian Cancer & Hysterectomies - Becoming Informed About Your Options
  A hysterectomy is not often a procedure that needs to be performed urgently, except in the case of cancer. Therefore, a woman considering the procedure should take time to investigate all her options, including other possible treatments. There are now new treatments for conditions that previously would have required a hysterectomy. Women advised to have a hysterectomy for a non-cancerous condition before being offered more conservative treatments may find it beneficial to seek a second opinion.
  Jackie Harvey Monday, January 1, 2007 1527 Words
 
The Birth Control Pill & The Breast Cancer Connection
  There is only one drug in the world so well known that it's called "the Pill." For more than forty years, more people have taken the Pill than any other prescribed medicine in the world. Sex, pregnancy, and contraception have been hot topics for millennia. It wasn't until the U.S. government approved the birth control pill in 1960 that possibilities for contraception changed dramatically. The majority of women -- and plenty of men -- welcomed the Pill .
  Jackie Harvey Monday, January 1, 2007 1077 Words
 
Let's Talk About Hormones - What Every Woman Needs To Know
  I have recently observed a number of women friends and acquaintances, who have had their HRT therapy - a combination of the pharmaceutical drugs Premarin (pregnant mares urine) and Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate) - discontinued by their physicians. Suddenly, women ranging from their 50's to late 70's are suffering from hot flashes, vaginal dryness, weight gain, fatigue and worse.
  Jackie Harvey Monday, January 1, 2007 1164 Words
 
Saliva Testing - What about Early Menopause?
  Early menopause and/or premature menopause are terms that are often used interchangeably -- and are often used as umbrella terms to cover many different situations and conditions -- from premature ovarian failure to surgical menopause to menopause caused by chemotherapy or radiation.
  Jackie Harvey Monday, January 1, 2007 1087 Words
 
Women's Hormone Replacement Therapy - Are You In Balance?
  It has been two years since the Women's Health Initiative Estrogen plus Progestin (WHI) arm of this large trial was stopped early because it caused harm. The WHI showed the opposite of what was expected--Estrogen (Premarin) plus Progestin (Provera) caused heart disease and breast cancer as well as blood clots and strokes. WHI results show that estrogen does not improve the quality of life for women. WHI estrogen plus progestin results are "evidence-based."
  Jackie Harvey Monday, January 1, 2007 1329 Words
 
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