PROGESTERONE

 (With thanks to my late  colleague and good friend Mike Cushman from Pharmaceutical Compounding New Zealand) Progesterone “for gestation” – is the hormone of pregnancy. Produced in the ovaries, progesterone prepares the uterus lining to enhance implantation of the fertilized ovum. If implantation does not occur then progesterone thickens the vaginal mucus, assists the fallopian […]

ESTROGENS

 (With thanks to my late colleague and good friend Mike Cushman from Pharmaceutical Compounding New Zealand) Making estrogens safe naturally Why experts are saying that cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli help prevent sex hormone related cancers. Dr Jonathon Wright the eminent nutritional medicine specialist described that we all know Grandma was right when […]

TESTOSTERONE

(With thanks to my late colleague and good friend Mike Cushman from Pharmaceutical Compounding New Zealand) Testosterone and growing up When a girl reaches puberty it is testosterone that stimulated her growth of pubic and underarm hair. At the same time there developed testosterone receptors in the nipple of her developing breasts and a heavy […]

MTHFR – Easier to Say than Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase!

The MTHFR gene, technically referred to as Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, is a key enzyme required to metabolise homocysteine. Mutations of the MTHFR gene may cause elevated (and toxic) blood levels of homocysteine. Read below for more information on this important chemical. We are all born with 2 MTHFR genes, one inherited from each parent. Some people have a genetic mutation […]

Are You a Mutant? Anxiety and MTHFR

Ongoing research implicates MTHFR genetic mutations for not only mood disorders such as anxiety and depression but also in cases of multiple miscarriages, fibromyalgia, strokes, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, migraine, ADHD, Alzheimers Disease and even autism. In a honest and insightful article, journalist Elisa Black chronicled her journey with anxiety. With a life- long experience of crippling anxiety and poor […]

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