Estradiol May Have Protective Effect Against Cognitive Impairment In Women With Visceral Adipose Tissue, Research Suggests

Nutrition & Wellness

More evidence that estrogen is protective to brain function and hopefully inching the needle toward more acceptance of normalization of estrogen for women.  The headwinds and resistance still abound when it comes to estrogen use in women. Newer studies are showing that if estrogen is started early, when the decline starts that cognitive function may be protected.    It seems …

Study Shows Women With Endometriosis More Likely To Use Opioids For Prolonged Periods, Use Benzodiazepines Concomitantly

Fertility, Nutrition & Wellness, Practice News, Surgery

Of course this is the case.  The medical system is failing endometriosis patients in a dramatic way.  If you were taught that endometriosis surgery doesn’t work and that it recurs anyway, and that most medicines to treat pain only work or are allowed to be used short term, then as a doctor you really don’t have anything to offer.  Many …

Summer Tomato Salad for Your 4th of July Celebration

Nutrition & Wellness

https://kalynskitchen.com/summer-tomato-salad-with-goat-cheese/ BASIC SALAD DIRECTIONS: Slice tomatoes in thick slices, half-moon slices, or even large diced pieces if using small tomatoes. Arrange tomatoes on seving dish. Drizzle tomatoes with basil vinaigrette, then sprinkle goat cheese and chopped herbs over. (Leave the cheese in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use it, or it will get too soft and be hard to …

Fertility Clinics Reportedly Refusing Treatment To Women With High BMI

Fertility, Nutrition & Wellness

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/18/magazine/fertility-weight-obesity-ivf.html This is certainly a very emotional and controversial subject.  To read the coverage on this, you would think doctors are refusing care to patients because they don’t like people who are overweight.  This is far from the truth.  A host of studies that look at IVF outcome based on BMI (body mass index or height to weight ratio) have …

Nursing Mothers To Avoid Marijuana

Pediatrics Group Advises Nursing Mothers To Avoid Marijuana.

Fertility, Nutrition & Wellness

Caution:  It has been amazing to me the speed with which the marijuana legalization movement has changed popular thought.  Especially in our younger patients, there is a sense that somehow marijuana is good for everything.  We see patients regularly who have “read studies” that marijuana works for just about anything.  We jokingly say, soon there will be a study that …

Prepregnancy BMI

Prepregnancy BMI May Be More Important Risk Factor For Adverse Maternal-Fetal Outcomes Than Weight Gain During Pregnancy, Meta-Analysis Suggests.

Fertility, Nutrition & Wellness

This study clearly supports our belief that BMI correlates with metabolic dysfunction severity.  Pre-pregnancy weight is the measure of this parameter.  If this can be significantly changed, we see a much better outcome beginning with fertility and continuing through the delivery including fetal and neonatal health.  Our experience for patients who pursue an aggressive nutritional transformation prior to pregnancy attempt, …