Dangers of Unopposed Estrogen

To function optimally, the female body requires a balance of estrogens (a trio of related hormones called estradiol, estrone, and estriol) and progesterone. The ovaries are the primary site for the production of both the estrogens and progesterone. But while both estrogen and progesterone levels decline with age, progesterone declines much more dramatically. By menopause,

How to Travel with Your Hormones

Summer is here! Are you getting ready for your much awaited vacation?  “Clothes – check. Swimsuit – check. Passport – check. Hormones – wait –how can I take them on vacation?” This is one of the more popular questions we get from our guests.  My husband and I love to travel to England, and it

Why You Should Use Aluminum-Free Deodorant

Spring is here, the weather is warming up and you are ready to get outside and have some fun! As women, we always want to look and feel our best, and that includes smelling fresh and clean. No one likes to deal with unpleasant underarm odor, and choosing the right deodorant is important because it

Spring Clean Your Medicine Cabinet

Springtime is here and it usually motivates us to do some spring cleaning of our home, bedroom, closet or pantry.  Nothing feels better than having a fresh start!  However, you may not realize that spring cleaning your medicine cabinet is much needed, too.  Not only is it important to clean out and get rid of

Allergies and Adrenal Fatigue

Did you know that chronic allergies can lead to overworked adrenal glands? People with allergies commonly have weak adrenal function, also known as adrenal fatigue. Most allergies involve the release of histamine and other pro-inflammatory substances. Cortisol, which is produced by the adrenal glands, is a strong anti-inflammatory hormone. The more histamine that is released,

Hormone Replacement Therapy Protects Women's Hearts

Did you know that restoring and balancing hormones can help women prevent heart disease and live a longer life? A new imaging study by Cedars-Sinai suggests that women using hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to treat menopausal symptoms have a LOWER risk of death as well as lower levels of plaque buildup in the arteries (atherosclerosis),

The Prescription for Silky Winter Skin

Is the winter season making your skin feel dry, tight or chapped?  Even in a warmer climate like we have here in south Texas, the colder weather can be harsh on our skin, and our hair doesn’t always like it, either. There are some things you can do to keep your hair and skin glowing

Stressed Out? There’s a Hormone for That.

What does stress look like for you? Is it raising young children? A stressful job? Maybe it’s the passing of a loved one or the feeling like you can barely catch your breath with an overpacked schedule? These life circumstances are indeed emotional stressors, and when paired with various physical stressors such as exercise or

The Truth About Estrogen for Women’s Health

Given the many conceptions about estrogen in the universe, it can be hard to distinguish which is right, wrong or even close to accurate. So, let’s debunk some common estrogen myths: Estrogen is not bad. Because of the correlation with estrogen and various cancers found in women, estrogen has gotten a bad rap. The truth

Do You Know What's REALLY in Your Hormones?

Did you know?  At Hotze Pharmacy, we believe that the quality of your compounded hormones directly affects the way you feel and respond to those hormones. In light of that, we have committed ourselves to the following standards of excellence.  In 2007, Hotze Pharmacy was among the first in the nation to receive accreditation from