Topamax is one of the most dangerous drugs in the prescription market today. Not only is it a diet pill made from sugar derivatives (actually a sugar substitute) but it uses two dangerous methods to achieve what several classes of drugs normally do separately and thus with one medicine it affects and potentially damages two circuitries in the brain. Topamax should be prescribed with a lot more care!
There are many misconceptions about the after effects of hysterectomy. There are a number of reasons for this. First and foremost, gynecologists are not honest with women. They present hysterectomy as merely the end of our ability to have children. A bonus is no more periods. Secondly, their professional society, ACOG, has a lot of […]
A 76-year-old woman was referred to me by her daughter for health and wellness. After a consultation about arthritis, a sleep issue, and some allergies, she shocked me by saying, “I’ve never had an orgasm. Can you fix that?”“You have two grown children,” I replied in amazement, “and you’ve never had an orgasm?” “Yes,” she reiterated, […]
Hormonal birth control is bad. It just is.I know there are women who say they took it for decades and it didn’t do any harm to their bodies. It’s possible that’s true for a very small percentage of women. Maybe it didn’t cause any noticeable harm, but I can guarantee it didn’t do anything good […]
Migraine has been the focus of my research for over the past decade. Over the years, I had been interviewed many times, some with more and others with less technological success. By this I mean, that sometimes the webcam malfunctions and other times the internet connection on the interviewer’s end fades in and out like […]
The FDA just received a Citizen’s Petition submitted by a group of physicians, scientists, and women’s health advocates regarding side effects caused by hormonal birth control. After a comprehensive review of literature, the petitioners believe there is enough compelling evidence to warrant new and more forceful warnings for all hormonal birth control products. I am […]
In recent hearings on Capitol Hill, freshman Representative Lauren Underwood challenged Labor Secretary Alex Acosta on his Cabinet department’s efforts to allow insurance exemptions to employers who wish not to cover birth control for religious reasons. She told him, “Women’s lives and their health depend on their ability to access contraceptives.” Then, citing the many […]
I had the great pleasure of speaking to the Washington Alliance for Responsible Midwifery (WARM) recently about re-framing the concepts around maternal health and understanding the biases in medical research. One of the great questions that has been occupying my time lately is understanding how the frameworks for understanding medical concepts emerge. Shorthand: how do […]