Do you know Which Hormone is Most Important for the Brain?

THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT HORMONES FOR THE BRAIN…Progesterone is produced by both the ovum released by the ovaries and the adrenal gland.  And of course, in men the adrenals are the only source.  Progesterone gets converted to a compound called allopregnanolone, which is a neurosteroid.  The compound is incredibly protective to the […]

The Health of Your Child is Entirely Up to You

THE HEALTH OF YOUR CHILD BEGINS BEFORE YOU GET PREGNANT.  When you really think about it, our system of healthcare really is screwed up.  The body does not respect the artificial barriers of specialties as we have designated them.  The impact of an OB/GYN making the recommendation for a couple looking to get pregnant to […]

The C-Section Rates

HOW DID WE HUMANS EVER MANAGE BEFORE THE ADVENT OF THE OB/GYN PRACTICE?  I can understand that there are scenarios where a C-section is lifesaving to the mother or newborn.  But 30% of the time?  This is an unbelievably high percentage of women undergoing C-section.  Some of it is driven by the medicalization of the […]

Low T Symptoms and Fertility; Barking up the Wrong Tree?

I could not be more against testosterone supplementation. Sure, patients feel better and have more energy, but people on cocaine have more energy, too. Doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. Several years ago, very aggressive marketing by the manufacturers of testosterone supplementation put “low T” on the map, leading to a huge uptake of lab […]

Are Home Births More Risky?

Forget the meat of the actual article here.  Just skip to the conclusion to find out that home births have a three times higher risk of neonatal morbidity. Scrap home births.  They’re dangerous.  Less medical intervention means higher risk of death to the baby. But wait!  When we read through the meat of this particular […]