CBD Oil is Gaining Popularity, But What Do We Really Know About It?

CBD oil is one of the newest, hottest products in states where medical marijuana is legal, and Arizona is no exception. It is said to have health benefits for a wide range of people who have trouble getting relief through traditional medicine. However, a late June decision by the Arizona Court of Appeals illegalized the sale of marijuana extracts–including CBD oil – and dealt a big blow to Arizona’s $425 million medical cannabis market.

In this post, we’ll explain what CBD oil is, what its uses and effect are, what the evidence is for its medical effectiveness, and we’ll get into the court decision as well.

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What Is BHRT?

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, or BHRT, treats men and women who suffer from hormone imbalance.  Bioidentical hormones are artificial hormones that come from plant estrogens. They are custom-made to be chemically identical to the hormones produced by the human body.

For many women, the typical peri-menopausal or menopausal symptoms of hot flashes, mood swings and sleep disruption are debilitating. BHRT has been proven an effective treatment for these women.

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When Should I Start Using Anti-Aging Treatments

There is no magic age at which you should start using anti-aging treatments. For many, the natural aging process really seems to kick in sometime in your 40s, when your hormone levels begin to decline. But, for some, effects from hormone imbalance can be felt at any time. This means the best time to start using anti-aging treatments could be now.

If you’re considering anti-aging treatments, we encourage you to look into whether BHRT (bioidentical hormone replacement therapy) is right for you. Bioidentical hormones are derived from plant estrogens.  They are made to be identical in molecular structure to the hormones your body naturally produces.

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What Kind of Doctor Does Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy requires special training, resources and time. Your primary care physician will not be able to provide the care you require for true hormone replacement therapy. For the best results, you should visit an MD, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant that specializes in preventative care and age management while offering various treatment plans for your symptoms.

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My Weight Loss Journey – by Kelly O

“I’ve struggled with my weight for the last 9 years. I’ve tried a ton of different ways to lose weight. Everything from diets to exercise, to starving myself, to a bunch of “fad” things that go around.  I always gained all the weight back and more. In July of 2018, I was at my heaviest weight of 205 lb. I felt depressed, alone, and just gross. I was very unhealthy. My kids were worried about me and begging me to lose weight.

I started watching what I was eating and making better choices. I got down 185 lb. Then it happened… I got stuck again!  I was frustrated and ready to quit. A friend of mine recommended that I go see Dr. Cafaro at Balance Hormone Center. I was impressed with  Dr. Cafaro and his staff immediately. Dr. Cafaro took all of the time he needed to with me. He  explained everything in detail and answered all my questions. He is very caring and understanding.

I started with the program that Dr. Cafaro put me on.  I stuck to the plan and the weight started coming off! I was so happy and excited that I was finally having success. I was even starting to feel better. I added a  nutritional cleansing system to my program. When I started fueling my body with amazing superfood, along with Dr. Cafaro’s program, the weight just started melting off!

I have now reached my weight loss goal. I have shed over 60 lbs!  I never thought that I would reach 145 pounds. I feel the best I have ever felt and the youngest I have ever felt. I can share clothes with my 12 year old daughter! I can never thank Dr. Cafaro and his staff enough! I do not even have the words to express my gratitude. Dr. Cafaro and his staff are amazing and their support and encouragement has meant so much!”

 

Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Safe?

When used under medical supervision and on a temporary basis, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been proven safe. Studies indicate that women and men on HRT experience a decreased risk of osteoporosis and colon cancer. Individuals who are involved in HRT have seen overall improvements in muscle tone, weight gain and overall physical and emotional health.

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