Facebook: Susan Baxter (Vancouver network)
Susan teaches from time to time at the Faculty of Health Science at Simon Fraser University. as well as at the Seniors Program. Read more at http://www.sfu.ca/seniors/
For Jerilynn Prior’s blog and media kit for book, The Estrogen Errors: Why Progesterone is Better for Women’s Health see:http://estrogenerrors.com/
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Further reading on women’s health issues can be found at the Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research site: http://www.cemcor.ubc.ca/Written by a friend of Susan’s, www.frogheart.ca is a blog on nanotechnology in particular and science and technology in general.
One of Susan’s particular pet peeves, if one can call it that, is the hype and hysteria surrounding high cholesterol – and that anyone with high cholesterol should force the numbers down by taking drugs. The reality is that as primary prevention (for people who are well, in other words, and have not already had a heart attack) lowering cholesterol is useless (barring a very small subset who suffer from hyperlipidemia). The latter often runs in families so if you had a parent or other close relation who died of heart disease at a young age (around 50) then perhaps taking a statin might be a good idea. But for the vast majority of us, lowering cholesterol has not been shown to be of any benefit. For more see Dr. Uffe Ravnskov’s site:
As a rule Googling your symptoms is a really Bad Idea. There are only a handful of symptoms; the trick is teasing out what’s relevant and what could be connected to what. If you must, try the Mayo clinic site (www.mayolinic.org) or the Merck site which is a reboot of the old Merck Manual. (merckmanuals.com). Trouble is, most of the time reading through these will convince you you’ll be dead by next Tuesday. Use sparingly and try not to take things too seriously. Most of us have vague symptoms and most of the time they mean nothing.