An Introduction to Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

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.

In health,

Dr. Gina


Bio-identical Progesterone for Women and Men

August 19, 2014

AdviceI 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.

Dr. Gina


Dr. Gina’s Introduction to BHRT Program a Success!

July 22, 2014

staff_of_caduceusDr. 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!

Very Good

Thank you so much for a wonderful presentation.

Amazing speaker. So knowledgeable.

Outstanding

Excellent program, I really learned a lot!

Excellent presentation!!

Very informative.

Great program

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


Live FreeCe.com Webinar Series on Bioidentical Progesterone

June 2, 2014

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“The best speaker you ever had!”

“EXCELLENT”

“More presentations by Dr.Gina!”

Back by popular demand…

Get LIVE pharmacy CE credit with PharmCon’s pharmaceutical webinar series on “Progesterone: A Powerful Hormone for Women and Men” June 5th at 6 PM PDT presented by Dr. Gina Nick Cushman, NMD, PhD, founder of HealthBridge Medical Center in Newport Beach, CA.

Sponsored by University Compounding Pharmacy, BHRT Symposium (visit bhrtsymposium.com and enter “FREECME” for $200 off the next BHRT conference), and Labrix Clinical Services (www.labrix.com).

Dr. Gina will be discussing the controversy around bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and its growing demand, and how to determine if bioidentical progesterone therapy is warranted and how to prescribe it safely.

AMA and ACPE approved for 1 live pharmaceutical continuing medical education credit. Cost is free to members (nominal $79 annual fee for unlimited access to live CEs) and $30 to non-members.

Register Now freece.com


The Value of Having a Purpose

May 17, 2014

GirlswithPlanetI recently was a panelist at the American Association of University Women  to discuss holistic approaches to women’s health, where I found myself talking a lot about purpose in life.  What is the point of investing in your health, being proactive, and preventing health challenges down the road?  The point is so that you can feel strong enough to fulfill your purpose(s) in life.

So, it was timely to see this new research study (NOT that we need to spend millions on research studies to prove what we all know intuitively) on the value of having a purpose in life. Click here to read more about the study that included 7,000 Americans, as published by the BBC News.

For some, one’s purpose in life is to go above and beyond the call of duty to improve our local community and the quality of life for children and their families.  The Above and Beyond Awards gala does an excellent job of honoring those people, in the trenches, who are doing just that.  The local Above and Beyond Awards gala is being held this June 21st, 2014 at the Wyndham Avenue of the Arts Hotel.  Click here to register and please contact me at 949-715-9321 if you are interested or know someone who is interested in participating as a sponsor at the event.  The list of honorees is impressive and learning about their tireless contributions  is humbling and inspiring!

In health,

Dr. Gina


Omega 3 Fatty Acids Cross the Blood Brain Barrier

December 5, 2013

human brainNew research from Karolinska Institute in Sweden shows that omega-3 fatty acids in dietary supplements can cross the blood brain barrier in people with Alzheimer’s disease, affecting known markers for both the disease itself and inflammation. The findings are presented in theJournal of Internal Medicine, and strengthen the evidence that omega-3 may benefit certain forms of this seriously debilitating disease. Click here to read more.

This is yet another published study that demonstrates how proper fatty acid balance in the blood stream can prevent and treat diseases with an inflammatory component.  The research to date points to benefit of the essential fatty acids in the following conditions:

Cardiovascular Health

  • Endocrine influence
  • Glucose maintenance
  • Lipids and triglycerides
  • Metabolic parameters
  • Primary prevention
  • Secondary prevention

Children’s Health and Development

  • Adolescent and teen health
  • ASD – Autism spectrum disorders
  • Attention, learning, and behavior
  • Disease prevention
  • Neurological development
  • Intelligence
  • Vision

Female Health and Reproduction

  • Peri-and post-menopause
  • Pregnancy & breastfeeding
  • Puberty and menstrual years

Immune Health

  • Acute infections
  • Allergies
  • Chronic immune deficiencies

Joint and Tissue Inflammation

  • Intestinal health
  • Joint flexibility & mobility

Lifestyle and Healthy Living

  • Alcohol and tobacco use
  • Body fat/weight
  • Fitness
  • Healthful living
  • Stress

Mental/Neurological Health

  • CNS Developement
  • Cognitive function/agent
  • Depression and mood
  • Mental balance

In our concierge medical practice we test the blood for over 30 fatty acids to identify what specifically is out of balance and needs treatment. In some patients, too many of the omega 3 fatty acids can suppress important components of immune function and can promote tumor growth.  In some patients their level of trans fatty acids (hydrogenated fats) are the culprit in blocking cell to cell communication.  Other patients  may only need DHA but not GLA.  And so forth. This is why testing, and getting an individualized report on what your body needs, will lead to a more positive outcome in terms of managing your long term health.

In health,

Dr. Gina


U.S. Senate Passes Resolution for Naturopathic Medicine Week

September 13, 2013

On Sept. 10, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution designating Oct. 7 – Oct. 13 Naturopathic Medicine Week. The resolution recognizes the value of naturopathic medicine in providing safe, effective, and affordable health care and encourages Americans to learn about the role of naturopathic physicians in preventing chronic and debilitating conditions.

Read more here! It is exciting news for the profession to be recognized at a national level.

In health,

Dr. Gina


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