August 27, 2014
Thank you to all who attended my Progesterone seminar last week. I am delivering another Continuing Medical Education lecture this evening at 6PM Pacific on “An Introduction to Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy.” Thank you to all who left such positive reviews from the last BHRT introductory session and I look forward to interacting with you again. If you would like to attend you can still register by clicking here.
August 19, 2014
I am delivering a live CME seminar online on Bio-identical Progesterone tomorrow at 7PM Pacific time. Thank you to the physicians and pharmacists who attended the last session (there were over 500 of you!) and left such positive feedback, and I look forward to answering all of your GREAT questions tomorrow! You can register by clicking here.
For those of you who are interested in more intensive training I recommend the BHRT Symposium. I have attended a lot of BHRT conferences over the years and look to this symposium for the most advanced training I have found so far. There is a special $200 off promotion right now if you enter FREECME when registering at bhrtsymposium.com.
August 1, 2014
A new patient recently came in to our office with a diagnosis of stage 3 breast cancer. She is postmenopausal and has been on a calcium channel blocker medication for high blood pressure for upwards of ten years. Sadly, the doctor who prescribed the medication never informed her of the association between long term use of calcium channel blockers (like diltiazem…brand names Cardizem, Dilacor, Tiazac) and breast cancer in post menopausal women. Even after her diagnosis of breast cancer, neither her primary care doctor who prescribed the medication nor her oncologist mentioned the possibility or discussed an alternative medication for her.
I would say this medication might be at least one contributing factor to the underlying cause.
Step one..remove the barriers to cure.
Click here for more detail on this association between calcium channel blockers and breast cancer.
In naturopathic medicine we aim to investigate the underlying cause of diseases or symptoms, and spend upwards of an hour with each patient to catch elements that cannot be found in a 5 minute visit. I am seeing that patients are becoming increasingly frustrated with the traditional medical model where you have very little time with the doctor and consequently poor long term results.
July 22, 2014
Dr. Gina just delivered her new Introduction to Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy presentation this morning and the feedback has been great! There were over 450 physicians, nurses and pharmacists that attended the doctor’s lecture this morning. Here are just a few comments from the doctors in attendance, as compiled by the continuing medical education (CME) provider:
Dr Cushman, Thank you for an excellent and well organized presentation. You helped “fill the gaps” in my knowledge of this area. I especially like your ending “Blind Man and Elephant” story as this is what I use to explain to patients and clients why an integrative medical approach is so important.
What an excellent topic!!! i have been very curious about this topic and am delighted to be more informed-excellent presentation!!
This was a wonderful CE. I wish it was longer! I’ll check out the additional resources provided.
Great topic! Enjoyed presentation!
Great presentation, eye-opening!
Thank you so much for a wonderful presentation.
Amazing speaker. So knowledgeable.
Excellent program, I really learned a lot!
Absolutely the best CE I’ve heard from FreeCE yet!!!
Great job! excellent presentation! Presenter well versed in subject presented and answered all questions effectively
Love to hear Dr. Cushman speak. How about one presentation per week?
Her next presentation on this topic is on Wednesday August 27th at 6PM Pacific. Visit here to learn more.
The word is getting out about this emerging treatment modality. It is an exciting time for those patients and doctors who are engaged in an integrative, more holistic approach to medicine and healthcare!
HealthBridge Medical Center and DrGina.com
July 21, 2014
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The Angel Light Academy Leadership Training Institute is a phenomenal organization that teaches problem solving, communication and leadership skills to under served youth. There is nothing like this organization out there, which is why I have been an active volunteer for the past 8 years and support the organization’s efforts to create quality leaders in our world.
Please consider sponsoring at least one child for the year. We provide training every six weeks and hold a two day long annual conference each year in Indio, CA in March. Our organization is 100% volunteer run by teachers, physicians, lawyers, judges, army generals, etc., and EVERY dollar goes DIRECTLY to the children.
$1000 sponsors one child for the entire year of programing. Some of the kids have been participating since they were 3 and are now college graduates. This organization STICKS WITH the children all the way through, until they reach their desired professional and personal goals.
Please consider sponsoring five or more children this year if you are able. They truly are our future, and this organization is committed to creating the future leaders.
Angel Light Academy has been in operation for nearly 20 years and we currently do not have a benefactor so your donations mean so much to me and to the organization and most importantly to the children.
July 18, 2014
Dr. Gina just gave another PharmCon continuing medical education presentation this morning at 7:30 AM on Progesterone: A Powerful Hormone for Women and Men. The response was overwhelming. There were nearly 600 attendees (!) at her presentation. Here are a few comments from the doctors in attendance:
“Great program. This is an area that most of us do not get much exposure to. Really Enjoyed it.”
“LOVED this presentation and topic!”
“Please have more! Very informative and interesting presentation.”
“Excellent, we need more of this type. excellent overview of advantages of various dosage forms of progesterone,deficiency symptoms, differences from estrogen and xenoestrogen, additional source material and most importantly differences between bioidentical and synthetic progesterone and estrogen.”
“Excellent presenter and great presentation.”
“Thank you very much. GOD bless you. Excellent and informative presentation.”
“Dr.Cushman is [an] excellent presenter.”
If you are a licensed healthcare professional or a patient who wants your doctor to learn more about this emerging field of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy…don’t miss her next lecture!
Topic: An Introduction to Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
When: July 22nd at 7:30 AM PDT
Receive 1 hour of LIVE continuing medical education credit.
Hope to see you there!
HealthBridge Medical Center and DrGina.com
June 12, 2014
Federal officials on Tuesday announced major changes in advice to pregnant and breastfeeding women by recommending consumption of at least 8 ounces of low-mercury fish per week.
It is the first time that the Environmental Protection Agency and Food and Drug Administration have issued recommendations on the minimum amount of fish that pregnant women and children should eat. The previous advisory, issued in 2004, included only maximum amounts to protect their fetuses and young children from mercury, which can harm developing brains and reduce IQs. Click here to read more.
That is a good step in the right direction. Now we need to be made aware of the levels of radioactive chemicals showing up in the fish as that is equally if not more concerning to human health.