Testosterone Replacement

Testosterone Replacement in Men Must Be Done Properly

by Dr. Robert Thompson and Kathleen Barnes Do older men who take testosterone therapy risk having a heart attack, stroke or to die in the next couple of years? That’s the conclusion of a widely publicized =– and exceptionally flawed — study from the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System in Denver. This one study, … Read more

bypass surgery

Bypassing bypass surgery, naturally

It’s a story we hear nearly every day: a man in his mid-fifties develops chest pain and shortness of breath. A visit to his doctor leads to an electrocardiogram (EKG), then an exercise stress test, perhaps later a visit to a cardiologist, more tests, and finally a diagnosis: blocked coronary arteries that require arterial stents … Read more


Solve the Energy Crisis by Addressing Hormone Imbalances

By Dr. Hyla Cass and Kathleen Barnes, authors of 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health: A Take Charge Plan for Women Are hormone swings making your life, and your family’s, a living hell? PMS is a real medical condition, as are perimenopause and menopause, low thyroid function and adrenal fatigue. These conditions can sap your energy and … Read more


Join the sisterhood for a longer, better and wiser life

Make time for friends—real life ones, not the re-runs of the television show! More and more, science is proving what we woman have known forever: close friendships can help you live longer, better and wiser. In fact, some recent research suggests that building and maintaining social networks can add 30 years to your life. So … Read more

iodine and your thyroid

Book Excerpt: When Things Go Wrong

from What Doctors Fail to Tell You About Iodine and Your Thyroid By Robert Thompson, M.D. Americans are experiencing a dramatic drop in iodine levels and a corresponding deterioration in our collective health. Between the early 1970s and the early 1990s, we experienced an average drop in iodine levels of 50%. In just 20 years! … Read more

drink green tea everyday

8 Reasons to Drink Green Tea Every Day

No doubt you’ve heard by now that green tea is packed with health benefits. I’m here today to tell you the whys and the hows: Boosts metabolism: Green tea is our best source of metabolism-boosting EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) and the mild stimulant effects of its low levels of caffeine (24-40 mg per cup compared to … Read more