Ask Dr. Jen: What is estrogen’s role in breast cancer?

breast cancerI’ve received several questions lately about estrogen’s role in breast cancer. Estrogen-receptor (ER) positive breast cancer is on the rise, as is environmental exposure to xenoestrogens, which are estrogen-like compounds that exist in our environment. So how do you decrease your risk?

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Ask Dr. Jen: Two jobs, three kids, no energy

Endless Energy SaleDear Dr. Jen, I’m working two jobs, my wife works in the city twelve hours a day, and I’ve got three young kids. Between helping with homework and everything else, I’m finding myself running out of energy. I eat energy bars, protein bars, I try to go organic, and I drink coffee to get by. I don’t know if it’s from a lack of vitamins or what, but I’m running out of steam. Please help!

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Ask Dr. Jen: What’s the Best Method for Hormone Delivery?

Dear Dr. Jen, I’ve been taking compounded hormones for about 12 years, but I have started gaining weight and can’t seem to lose it. I decided to ween myself off them because I found out that my body has kind of stopped absorbing them like it should. Or should I find a different way to absorb them and stay on them?

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Ask Dr. Jen: Sex after Baby

new mom and dadMy boyfriend and I used to have sex all the time. Then I got pregnant and I didn’t want it all the time. Then I had my baby girl, and now I’m never in the mood. I try to take it for the team to keep him happy, but it hurts so bad! We tried everything – lube, jelly, everything – and I can never get in the mood, probably because I’m scared it’s going to hurt. Please help!

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