By I. Michael Borkin N.M.D.
Originally Published in Alternative
Medicine, Issue 37
Female hormonal health is not just related
to menstruation and menopause - it is a matter of lifelong well-being
While a great number of women in our culture develop some kind
of sexual reproductive organ dysfunction, most are misled about
true sexual and reproductive health and what options exist to achieve
it. People tend to think of women's "hormone problems"
as starting in midlife with the onset of menopause. In fact, a dysfunctional
pattern can begin during adolescent years or even before birth.
The severity of hormonal problems may increase with age, but it
is not aging per se that is the root of declining health. It is
most often the cumulative physiological effects of stress that cause
disruption of the natural rhythms and balancing mechanisms of women's
hormones (see Quick Definition), thereby eventually compromising
overall health as well as sexual and reproductive health.
Quick Definition - Sex
and stress hormones are chemical messengers formed in
endocrine organs and certain body tissues and then carried in the
blood to other areas of the body. Depending on how specific their
effects, hormones can alter either the functional activity or the
structure of one or more organs. Synthetic hormones are different
from naturally occurring hormones; they are structurally altered
(so as to be patentable).
Allopathic (conventional) medical thinking fails to look for
or treat the root causes of women's hormonal imbalances. For
example, more young women today are experiencing infertility because
they are not ovulating, yet they are being given fertility drugs
like Clomid without comprehensive hormonal evaluations. Though these
women often succeed in conceiving, they generally end up paying
a price for short-sighted symptom management. The future health
consequence is that other symptoms will appear and hormonal imbalance
Similarly, women are led to believe that it is normal to experience
distressing menopausal symptoms. They anticipate having to accept
the conventional treatment choice of hormone replacement therapy
(HRT) with synthetic hormones. Women are encouraged to do this in
spite of the fact that estrogen supplementation places them at
risk for breast cancer and other serious health problems. HRT
and fertility drugs -- as well as birth control pills and other
hormonal therapies -- were all designed to treat only specific symptoms
with no regard for the effects they have on the entire body. Because
of this non-holistic approach, we are seeing an increase in the
incidence of not only breast cancer and sexual reproductive organ
dysfunctions but also uterine and ovarian cancer.
Another problem with conventional HRT is that it generally employs
the wrong forms of estrogen and progesterone. Synthetic estrogens
or the estrogens that are excreted in pregnant mare urine are often
used. And of the three estrogen hormones (estradiol, estriol and
estrone) found in women's bodies, most conventional pharmaceutical
products use only estradiol. Many HRT formulas also contain synthetic
progestin (as opposed to natural progesterone), which is included
to help balance the effects of synthetic estrogen. Yet an artificial
hormone cannot function in concert with another artificial hormone
to create balance in the body. Worse, these HRT formulas ignore
the increasingly common wisdom that it is progesterone deficiency
-- not estrogen deficiency -- that leads to early or difficult menopause
and many other health problems affecting women.
A lot of women are discovering that conventional HRT does not give
them the overall health and well-being they had hoped for, and they
are seeking out healthier alternatives. What everyone will hopefully
soon realize is that menopausal and sexual reproductive problems
are actually symptoms of overall hormonal imbalances. Women need
to get a complete picture of their hormonal status and find appropriate
therapeutic steps to maintaining balance.
Meanwhile, millions of women continue to experience dysfunctions
such as PMS, depression, decreased libido, fibrocystic breasts,
food and sugar cravings, uterine fibroids, irregular or excessive
uterine bleeding and endometriosis (see Quick Definition below).
Those whose dysfunctions are extremely painful or debilitating are
told that their "health is more important than their reproductive
organs" and that "a hysterectomy would be the best thing."
Unbelievably, an estimated trillion-plus dollars was spent during
the twentieth century to remove women's reproductive organs. Hysterectomy
now out-numbers almost all types of surgery performed in the U.S.
Reproductive organs play an important role in more than reproduction.
Many studies show that each aspect of the female sexual anatomy
serves an integral part in the health and well-being of the entire
body. Each function is part of the whole, part of a system, or symphony,
of interrelated parts and timing.
The Endocrine Interplay
What needs to be understood is that, for example, if a woman's
thyroid or adrenal glands are depleted or functioning inadequately
-- a fairly common occurrence in our stressful culture -- she will
likely experience problems with her sexual reproductive organs.
The connection between these organs and the thyroid, the adrenals
and other endocrine glands is that they are all governed by endocrine
hormones. This is an important interrelationship, which is why what
disrupts one gland can disrupt another, causing a kind of domino
effect or vicious cycle. The immune system and the thymus are involved,
too, because immune response is inhibited by abnormal hormone levels.
The endocrine system (see below) is responsible for homeostasis,
the body's ability to maintain stable internal conditions, including
body temperature, regardless of changing external conditions.
Balance is crucial to all life processes. The
body functions within very specific margins, and being forced to
function outside of those margins can cause a whole series of negative
events, even death. The endocrine system also controls the processes
of reproduction, metabolism, growth and development.
The Endocrine System and the Female Cycle
The endocrine system regulates the body's major continuous and
prolonged processes, including reproduction; growth and development;
cellular metabolism and energy; blood balance of nutrients, electrolytes
and water; and the mobilization of body defenses against stressors
(things that cause wear and tear on the body's physical and mental
resources). It is made up of eight different glands located strategically
throughout the body:
ovaries (in men, the testes)
hypothalamus, which is also
part of the nervous system
Besides these major organs, the system includes pockets of hormone-producing
cells in tissues in the small intestine, heart, kidneys and stomach.
The endocrine system develops and begins producing hormones by the
end of the second trimester of fetal development.
In the order of endocrine command, the hypothalamus is the body's
CEO, orchestrating the events of the rest of the endocrine system.
The hypothalamus controls autonomic reflexes (such as the activity
of the heart and smooth muscles), and it houses the body's "thermostat"
and biological clock, which maintains the body's rhythm of 24-hour
sleep-wake cycles. The somewhat mysterious pineal gland also has
a role in biological timekeeping, being an organ sensitive to retinal
response to light. The pineal gland, believed to coordinate fertility
hormones, produces melatonin, the hormone known for its sleep-triggering
The hypothalamus also initiates part of the adrenal stress response,causing
the pituitary to secrete the hormone that travels to the adrenal
glands to stimulate secretion of cortisol, DHEA and aldosterone.
The hypothalamus also initiates the female cycle by producing gonadotropin-releasing
hormone (GnRH), which signals the pituitary to secrete follicle-stimulating
hormone (FSH). FSH stimulates the ovaries to secrete estrogen, the
sex hormone thatstimulates development of breast, uterine and ovarian
tissue (and in synthetic HRT forms is associated with excessive
cell growth that leads to cancer).
When estrogen reaches a certain level, it signals the hypothalamus
to trigger the pituitary to secrete luteinizing hormone (LH). Estrogen
levels then fall, while the level of LH rises and peaks (around
day 14 of a 28-day cycle), stimulating ovulation, the release of
an egg from its ovarian follicle. After ovulation, the follicle
(now called the corpus luteum) is filled with cholesterol, which
is converted first to pregnenolone and then to progesterone. This
newly-made progesterone is used in part for the building up of the
uterine lining. If after about 13 to 15 days the egg is not fertilized,
the uterine lining is sloughed off (in menstruation) when both estrogen
and progesterone levels drop.
Both estrogen and progesterone are necessary in
the female cycle, and their balance is key for full health. Many
women in our culture have an imbalance of these hormones, especially,
insufficient levels of progesterone to counter excessive
estrogen -- an imbalance further exacerbated by chronic stress.
Progesterone is a hormone important to a number of body functions.
During times of stress or conditions of chronic adrenal hyper-stimulation,
progesterone is capable of being converted into the stress
When one goes through chronic or severe long-term stress, the hypothalamus
at first triggers an overproduction of the adrenal hormones (especially
cortisol and DHEA). This eventually leads to adrenal
insufficiency, a state in which the exhausted adrenals
cannot respond adequately.
The thyroid gland is also adversely affected by chronic stress.
This gland's roles include regulating calcium metabolism and
glycolysis, the breakdown of glucose for body energy fuel. Under
normal conditions, the fight-or-flight response causes the thyroid
to increase glucose breakdown. In conditions of chronic stress,
however, the thyroid is continually overstimulated and eventually
becomes depleted. Thyroid function is also disrupted by excessive
estrogen, but this can be prevented by adequate progesterone levels.
Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid functioning) and especially
hypothyroidism (low functioning) have become more common. The classic
symptoms of hypothyroidism include sluggishness, early morning fatigue,
cold extremities, lowered basal temperature and menstrual problems,
including scanty periods.
Adrenal and other hormonal gland dysfunctions can cause some of
the above symptoms and more, including cravings for sweets, weight
gain, allergies, heart palpitations, insomnia, depression, fatigue,
poor memory, foggy thinking, headaches, nervousness, inability to
concentrate, recurrent infections and glucose intolerance.
One very damaging adrenal dysfunction is excessive cortisol
production, which causes, among other serious problems, increased
calcium mobilization from the bones, leading to osteoporosis, or
loss of bone density. In a person with a healthy stress response,
excessive levels of cortisol are automatically buffered. Constant
stress destroys this feedback loop.
Hormonal imbalances compromise not only physical health but
also psychological health, manifesting as problems ranging from
depression to panic disorder. One way the body tries to compensate
for imbalances created and exacerbated by the demands of stress
is to overproduce key hormones. Another way it tries to compensate
is by converting sex hormones to stress hormones, thus further diminishing
reproductive functions and the enjoyment of sexual health.
It is helpful to learn about these hormonal interdependencies because
they allow one to see the bigger picture, that the problems commonly
associated with menses or menopause are actually indicators of greater
endocrine imbalance. For many women, the next step in understanding
the bigger picture might be to look at digestive health -- such
as the possibility of malabsorption syndrome or food allergies --
and at nutritional supplementation strategies (see Supplementation
below) that help restore or maintain hormonal balance.
One of the biggest reasons why hormonal imbalances are misunderstood
is because "modern" medicine disregards the way the human
body deals with its environment. Consider that the body's responses
basically have not changed for 50,000 years. We still respond
to our environment with the most primal of mechanisms: the "fight-or-flight"
mechanism, the release of adrenaline and other stress hormones.
The stress response, initiated in the hypothalamus and pituitary,
and regulated by the adrenal glands, is responsible for redirecting
energy and resources away from the reproductive organs when we are
under severe or chronic stress, directing it instead to the muscles
and organs that are necessary for survival. This redirection is
allowed to take place because, on the body's list of priorities,
survival comes first and reproduction comes last.
The reproductive system is the only body system whose functions
are biologically expendable. With this in mind, we see how the ability
to reproduce becomes a privilege in the body, not a right. Fertility,
or the ability to ovulate, is therefore a good indicator of the
overall health of a woman.
The fight-or-flight response can be a detriment as well as a lifesaving
response. In a modern environment, many things -- ranging from allergic
reactions to being cut off while driving -- can evoke this mechanism.
Throughout daily life, there are many hidden as well as overt sources
of stress. Most of the time, our response to stress ends without
a literal "fight" or some form of physical activity, as
our ancestors would have engaged in. One of the problems with this
is that adrenaline, unlike most hormones, has no enzyme "switch"
to turn it off. Once released it must be used or it remains
active. As a result, we remain in a state of hyper-stimulation,
with abnormal levels of adrenaline and cortisol, the primary fight-or-flight
hormones. Other hormone levels, such as the pancreatic hormone glucagon,
also become dysregulated. If hyper-stimulation persists, we have
diffi- culty inducing a relaxation response, and we do not return
to a normal state.
Over a period of time, if chronic stress continues, the body adapts
to adrenal hyper-stimulation, continuing in a perpetual fight-or-flight
mode. This is called maladaptation, a process in which endocrine
system organs begin to break down. This process eventually reaches
the point where the adrenals become exhausted and cortisol levels
drop. One example of what can result from adrenal exhaustion
is fibromyalgia, a condition
that can arise when the protective benefits of normal cortisol levels
The adrenals are usually first in the order of endocrine function
breakdown, followed by the insulin-producing portion of the pancreas,
thyroid, ovaries, parathyroid, pineal, pituitary and finally, the
link to the autonomic nervous system, the hypothalamus. The
thymus gland, which produces immune defense cells, is also affected
in the endocrine breakdown process. Each of these glands controls
specific functions, and as each breaks down new symptoms appear.
Symptoms are subtle at first. Then over the years, as the body goes
further into deficit, the symptoms will increase and worsen.
The more stress endured, the worse the hormonal problems become.
When the endocrine system is severely dysregulated, the hypothalamus
is affected. If the production of corticotrophin-releasing hormone
(CRH) becomes severely affected, the psychological symptoms can
become debilitating. Because CRH controls fear through stimulating
adrenal secretion, an abnormal level of CRH can make it difficult
to perform routine chores or leave the house. The fear response
in turn worsens hormonal problems by further stressing the adrenals,
which respond by converting more sex hormones to stress hormones
and becoming more maladapted -- a vicious cycle.
The Creation of Maladaptation
A woman's hormonal problems can begin even before birth,
during her fetal development. If her mother is under chronic stress
and adrenally hyper-stimulated, the mother's body will draw on the
developing fetus's "survival chemistry" to supplement
her own body's hormonal needs. During the second trimester, the
placenta produces on average about 450 milligrams of progesterone
a day, and some of this progesterone will be routed to the stressed
mother and converted for stress purposes. In the third trimester,
the developing baby's adrenal glands begin to produce stress hormones,
and these can also be taken and used by the mother.
Quick Definition - Endometriosis
is the buildup of endometrial (uterine lining) tissue outside the
uterus, most often in or on the fallopian tubes, ovaries and pelvic
area. It is thought to be caused by or exacerbated by estrogen dominance
(too much estrogen in relation to progesterone), and it can in turn
cause organ dysfunction or intestinal blockage. Symptoms include
painful menstruation and frequent and severe bleeding.
Women are rarely cautioned about this kind of fetal stress before
or during their pregnancies. Nor are they told how the developing
baby's adrenal glands will enlarge to meet the mother's demand for
additional stress hormones. A baby born in this state of secondary
hyper-stimulation produces too much stress hormone. While the baby's
adrenal glands can eventually decrease their output, the glands
will tend to reinflate more easily -- like a balloon -- every time
extreme demands are made upon them.If severe or chronic stress persists,
however, hyper-stimulation continues. As the baby grows and matures
into an adult, this maladaptive cycle will be perpetuated, causing
her sex hormones to be routed from her reproductive system and used
for her own stress purposes.
Breaking the Stress Cycle
Once a maladaptive stress cycle has been established, it will continue
until appropriate intervention takes place to restore hormonal balance.
This can be done at any age, and functional hormonal testing is
the first step. The best type of stress and sex hormone testing
is known as a circadian test, which is performed over a 24-hour
Sampling is easily accomplished at home, and the test results will
determine the exact levels of accumulated stress and sex hormones.
Using a collection kit, a woman can obtain a saliva sample every
four hours for 24 hours by chewing on a salivette (a small dacron
roll). The results will show specific hormonal changes that occur
every four hours, demonstrating a 24-hour graphic representation
of the body's stress reactions.
Salivary testing is the best test method because saliva
contains free fractions of stress and sex hormones. Free fractions
are the utilizable hormones, those that the body actually has access
to. Many studies have been conducted showing the validity of assaying
these steroid hormones in saliva. The usual hormone tests, conducted
with blood samples, measure total hormone production, a value that
includes bound (not free) hormones that are unavailable for the
body's use. It is important to measure free fractions to get
an accurate picture of how sex and stress hormone levels are varying
by body function and activity.
Also, conventional hormone panels usually test only the blood plasma
levels of the sex hormones and only at the moment of sampling (when
the blood was drawn). The Female Circadian Panel from Sabre Sciences
evaluates fluctuations of the salivary hormone levels of estrogen
(estradiol), progesterone, testosterone, cortisol, DHEA and melatonin
over a 24-hour period. Important clues about endocrine health are
revealed by circadian fluctuations. For example, we know that because
human skin regenerates mostly at night, high nighttime cortisol
values mean that less skin regeneration is taking place.
Steps to Restore Hormonal Health
First, support the endocrine system and allow it time to repair.
Support immune function, thereby reducing stress on the endocrine
Make dietary and nutritional changes according to genetic predisposition,
allergies, personal weight and exerciseobjectives.
Support proper digestive function; eliminate any malabsorption
Get exercise, establishing your level of capacity and personal
To relieve stress, try meditation, hypnotherapy, visualization,
Hatha Yoga, Tai Chi or QiGong.
Consider individual counseling and group stress management
Relax by walking in nature, swimming, pursuing creative activities,
Establishing a Baseline
Comprehensive hormonal testing should be performed to establish
a baseline before a woman chooses any kind of hormonal treatment,
and then should be repeated periodically thereafter. Baseline
test results are also needed to order custom-made transdermal hormonal
creams from Sabre Sciences and various compounding pharmacies around
the country. Women should also consider additional testing, such
as a comprehensive, 5-hour glucose tolerance test and a lipid panel
(cholesterol, triglycerides and HDL). An abnormal (especially high)
level of cholesterol, the basic building block of sex and stress
hormones, indicates that the body is attempting to provide more
stress hormones. In some cases, testing for gastrointestinal problems,
allergies or even parasites is advised.
Note, however, that "normal" (negative) results from
conventional laboratory diagnostic tests do not always mean normal
function. Some tests do not reveal serious existing conditions,
others are not able to detect borderline conditions. One example
is thyroid testing, which cannot indicate how well thyroid hormone
(T3) is able to bind to target cells, a thyroid condition that can
be caused by high levels of estrogen. Woman suspecting hormonal
imbalances or experiencing distressing symptoms should discuss testing
with a healthcare practitioner.
By evaluating hormonal changes over a 24-hour period, a pattern
can be determined and a treatment protocol designed. An effective
plan involving natural hormones, nutritional support and various
stress-relief therapies can be successfully implemented to reestablish
the proper menstrual dynamics, hormonal balance and well-being.
It should be mentioned that in many scientific circles, the 28-day
menstrual cycle is believed to be a result of the impact of the
modern world. Up until the last hundred years, the menstrual cycle
is said to have reacted to seasonal changes. Fertility was at its
peak during the fall months, thus helping guarantee the survival
of the newborn during the much more hospitable spring and summer
environment. The menstrual/fertility cycle could last as long as
90 days, and was absent during times of serious stress.
When evaluating the "modern" 28-day cycle and hormonal
balance it is important to understand that approximately the first
14 days of the cycle are estrogen dominant and the second 14 days
are progesterone dominant. This is an over-simplification but it
helps to establish an understanding of the healthy dynamics of the
The first treatment consideration is that the maladaptive stress
response must be interrupted so that sex hormones will no longer
be converted for stress purposes. Women must know that, until these
conversion pathways are closed, supplementation with the sex hormones
estrogen and progesterone is of little value because they will easily
be converted. First, therefore, proper levels of the adrenal hormones
cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) need to be reestablished.
DHEA is a much talked about hormone these days because of its importance
in maintaining youthfulness; a healthy DHEA level is considered
an indicator of longevity.
Hormonal restoral with transdermal creams is accomplished using
a dual-phase approach, which uses estrogen-dominant supplementation
during the first 14 days and progesterone supplementation during
the second 14 days.
Transdermal Delivery System
In addition to individual needs, an important factor regarding
the correct levels of any kind of supplement is how quickly it is
metabolized and eliminated from the body. This is called metabolic
clearance. A supplement, especially a hormone, should not accumulate
or remain in the body too long, or it will interfere with the changes
that must occur -- in this case, the necessary shift from estrogen
to progesterone -- for supplementation to be effective.
A transdermal hormonal cream supplement works best. It is easily
applied and delivered, bypassing the obstacle of breakdown in the
digestive system or liver. Most of the available hormonal creams
claim to be transdermal, but are actually topical. A big problem
with topical creams is that most of them use an inexpensive oil
cosmetic base. They are absorbed into fat cells, and months after
discontinuance they can still be found in body tissues. Also, a
topical relies on the small size of the hormone molecule (progesterone
being very small, estrogen very large) to transverse the layers
of the skin and make its way into the bloodstream. A true transdermal
does not rely on the size of the molecule; instead it has a vehicle
to carry it to the target. This is called a liposomal delivery system,
which employs a molecular coating to control absorption.
A "stealth" liposome has 100 bilayer lipid shells, identical
to cell membrane lipids, allowing it to pass through the skin
tissue. The shells slowly dissolve, releasing hormones and cofactors
gradually into the bloodstream.
The Sabre Sciences transdermal cream delivery system is also pulsatile,
meaning that only a small, measurable quantity of hormone is released
at one time. This not only allows for easy calculation of the amount
that will be in the blood but also comes closest to matching the
body's own cyclic hormone rhythm.
Recreating Healthy Dynamics
The key factor in positively influencing estrogen and progesterone
levels is to recreate or enhance the healthy dynamics of the menstrual
cycle by maintaining estrogen dominance during the first 14 days
of the cycle and allowing a shift at mid-cycle to progesterone dominance.
A one-phase treatment involves supplementation throughout the entire
cycle using only estrogen or progesterone factors. If you use this
approach, not only will you not restore hormonal balance but also
you will cause further imbalance, negatively affecting sexual and
reproductive health as well as the health of the whole body.
To support the adrenal system, dual-phase transdermal creams from
Sabre Sciences contain DHEA and pregnenolone, important precursors
of sex and stress hormones. The creams also contain cofactors and
nutrients (such as Alpha Lipoic Acid) as well as botanicals and
homeopathics, all of which help estrogen and progesterone work properly.
Custom transdermal creams are formulated using an individual's hormonal
test results. Off-the-shelf dual-phase creams called BioEst™
Phyto-Estrogen Formula and Bio-Femme™ Progesterone Formula
are also available. These creams are designed to enhance the healthy
dynamics of estrogen and progesterone activity in both pre- and
post-menopausal women. For example, women suffering from hot flashes
or postmenopausal vaginal dryness are aided by the phyto-estrogen
The following list includes general recommendations for women
who are "stressed out" or hormonally imbalanced and would
like to restore overall hormonal health. For best results, consult
a qualified healthcare practitioner for guidance in establishng
a supplement plan before assuming the important responsibility of
Transdermal hormonal supplements (dosages vary)
Vitamin A (25,000 IU daily as beta carotene)
Vitamin B5 (5001,500 IU daily)
B complex vitamins (2550 mg daily)
Vitamin C & Bioflavonoids (2,000 mg/1,000 mg daily)
Vitamin D (4001,000 IU daily)
Vitamin E (400 IU daily; 800 IU for women on HRT)
Digestive enzymes (needs and dosages vary)
Probiotics (including acidophilus; dosages vary)
Alpha Lipoic acid (100200 mg twice daily)
Biotin (1,000 mcg prior to meals)
Calcium (1 tsp Coral Calcium daily)
Chelated magnesium (1,000 mg daily)
Licorice root (use if cortisol level is low)
Phosphatidyl choline (acetylcholine precursor; use if
cortisol level is low)
Phosphatidyl serine (revitalizes nerve cells; use if
cortisol level is high)
Siberian Ginseng (use if cortisol level is high)
Royal Maca (affects hypothalamic action; important to
all hormonal therapies)
While the use of these creams or any other hormonal therapy should
be initiated under the guidance of a healthcare practitioner, the
creams provide an individual the ability to adjust the dosage to
the exact amount needed during each phase. Supplementing with both
phyto-estrogen (from natural plant sources) and progesterone will
re-balance the natural monthly cycle. Pre-menopausal women should
use the phyto-estrogen cream from day one through 15 of their monthly
cycle (day one is first day of menses); the progesterone cream should
be used from day 16 through 28. Postmenopausal women can create
a cycle by choosing a day to begin using the creams. After four
cycles, women should get fully retested to see whether the dosages
of the creams and other supplements need further adjustment.
Women have seen amazing results after employing these creams, especially
in combination with other treatments, including nutritional supplements
(see above) and therapies for normalizing adrenal stress. Some women
without a period for years, clinically diagnosed as being post-menopausal,
have begun to menstruate again after using this system of hormonal
supplementation. Most women find that the healthy, youthful aspects
of their skin, hair and nails are reestablished, and they report
greatly enhanced moods and feelings of well-being.
Again, it is important to look at all aspects of the reproductive
system and its interplay with the endocrine system, especially adrenal
health. It is equally important that women become observant
and vigilant about what is happening in their own bodies. This is
what it takes to maintain optimum sexual and overall health and
Contact: I. Michael Borkin, N.M.D., in professional practice
for 17 years, is dedicated full-time to endocrine research and is
CEO/Director of The Foundation for The Advancement of Endocrine
Research. He is also Director of Research and Development for Sabre
Sciences. A pioneer in transdermal delivery systems, his ideas have
given birth to naturopathic therapies, including Neuro Emotional
Sensory Training (NEST) and Quantum Magnetic Manipulation (Q2m).
He is past president of the California State Naturopathic Medical
Association, and is an independent medical/nutritional consultant.
Sciences, Inc., EndoScreen Labs: hormonal test kits
for women and men. (Doctors can order test panels; patients can
order user-friendly testing systems.) 910 Hampshire Road, Suite
P, Westlake Village, CA 91361. Tel: 888-490-7300. Web address: www.sabresciences.com.
Sabre Sciences, Inc., Transdermal Division:
transdermal creams. 910 Hampshire Road, Suite P, Westlake Village,
CA 91361. Tel: 888-490-7300.
The Foundation for The Advancement of
Endocrine Research: 1218 S. Eastern Ave. Las Vegas, Nevada
89104. Tel: 323-450-7101. Hormonal research information (physicians
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