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 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.
April 23, 2014
A quick note to let you know that Dr. Gina was selected as one of four panelists and will be presenting at the Laguna Beach chapter of the American Association of University Women’s conference this Thursday April 24th from 7-9PM at the Laguna Beach Woman’s Club, 286 St. Ann’s Street, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. The topic is “Holistic Approaches to Women’s Health.” Click here for more information!
HealthBridge Medical Center
May 29, 2013
A new study reveals that prolonged exposure to pesticides, bug and weed killers, and solvents raise the risk for developing Parkinson’s disease.
Italian investigators who reviewed more than 100 prior studies found exposure to such agents boosted Parkinson’s disease risk by anywhere from 33 percent to 80 percent, they reported in the May 28 issue of the journal Neurology.
“Due to this association, there was also a link between farming or country living and developing Parkinson’s in some of the studies,” study leader Dr. Emanuele Cereda, of the IRCCS University Hospital San Matteo Foundation in Pavia, said in a journal news release.
Some studies specifically explored how home or work environment affected disease risk. Where individuals got their water also was the subject of some investigations.
Environmental toxins absolutely contribute to this disease and there are ways to test the blood and urine which we regularly do for our patients at HealthBridge to identify possible exposure and associated damage to neural tissue years before a disease like this has the opportunity to manifest. We implement customized purification programs to assist in lowering the toxic burden and risk of disease.