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This Hormone Does Cause Cancer

This Hormone Does Cause Cancer

Last month I got a call no doctor wants to get. My patient Helen (never real names of my patients) told me she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It is possible to be lucky with cancer, and we think...

Liz’s Laws of Libido

Liz’s Laws of Libido

... or, if God can "do over" the 10 commandments, Dr. Liz can give you her "3 Laws of Libido"! Last week at the Golden Gate Theater, I saw "An Act of God" with Sean Hayes. It was awesome and...

Hormone Therapy: Wrongly Convicted

Hormone Therapy: Wrongly Convicted

(Talk given at Toastmasters Club in Foster City, California) Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, You have the opportunity today to right a terrible wrong. I am here today for only one purpose: to show...

Symptoms of Inner Peace

Symptoms of Inner Peace

To counteract the "everyday crazies", I pass along to you a lovely piece shared with me by a friend. Symptoms of Inner Peace 1. A tendency to think and act deliberately, rather than from fears based...

Is Your Scale Judging You?

Is Your Scale Judging You?

You should weigh yourself every day. You should not weigh yourself every day. You should weigh yourself once a week. You should never weigh yourself – just judge your weight by how your clothes fit....

Is Your Brain “On Fire”?

Is Your Brain “On Fire”?

One of my patients recently cracked me up when she told me she is now known among her family as the one whose “brain is on fire”. What??? What she’s talking about is the mental sharpness that she...

Do You Sleep Like a Teenager?

Do You Sleep Like a Teenager?

My teenage boys can sleep and sleep. And sleep. I’m envious. My friend’s teenage daughter was recently feeling sick, and literally slept it off. She slept all day, woke up to eat, then was able to...

Is Hormone Therapy Just a Crutch?

Is Hormone Therapy Just a Crutch?

The word “crutch” has negative connotations, implying weakness or lacking. A crutch means something is broken. Menopause is not a place where something is broken or wrong – it’s simply a time of...

HRT and Pancreatitis

HRT and Pancreatitis

I read an article the other day and I have to say as a doctor I was outraged. The scary headline reads, "Hormone Replacement Therapy Associated with Increased Pancreatitis Risk". It goes on to...

Dr. Liz on the Fast Metabolism Diet

Dr. Liz on the Fast Metabolism Diet

My interest in trying the Fast Metabolism Diet came from 2 things: first, several patients bringing it up to me, and second, many of my patients telling me they want to lose weight only using food....