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A Special Interview With "The Hormone Helper" Dr. Holly Lucille, N.D., R.N.

By John Benson Contributor
Updated: August 23, 2008
One of the greatest benefits of my job is the privilege of speaking with the best of the best in the fields of fitness, medicine and health. What a great way to stay motivated!

Here is a great example - my latest collaboration with "The Hormone Helper". Dr. Holly Lucille has been helping men and women over the age of 30 manage their hormone problems naturally for almost a decade. I have included a short excerpt from her "NaturaPause" audio series at the end of this article.

You will immediately see that Dr. Lucille's approach is a breath of fresh air...and, at the same time, highly successful in the treatment and relief of menopausal symptoms, andropause (male menopause), easy and rapid weight gain that occurs during this time, mood swings, hot flashes, fatigue - the list is almost endless. And, Holly's expertise is in getting you relief and on the road to total wellness.

About Naturopathic Medicine

Dr. Lucille is an "ND", or Naturopathic Doctor." NDs practice medicine with the philosophy that the body is the only true healer. Drugs are used as a last resort, not a front-line strategy, in most cases. Naturopaths are just as schooled as their MD counterparts (more-so in many cases), but far more trained in preventative medicine.

Boy howdy, that's a far cry from "allopathic" medicine - or the medicine that an "M.D." practices. Most MDs are trained to treat the symptoms of disease, not the root cause.

Truth be told, we need NDs and MDs. If you break your leg or have a heart attack, you'll want a trained surgeon (usually an M.D.) with a skilled team working on you. In this regard, Western medicine presents us with the most amazing doctors and technology the medical world has ever seen.

But what about helping us all live healthier lives and avoiding disease? That is the realm of the ND (again, in most cases), as they are trained to help you and your body prevent illness before it occurs. They are highly trained in nutrition, alternative medicine (a misnomer), and helping you heal from the inside-out. That includes emotional health, and in some instances even spiritual health. I personally know NDs who have twice the education of an MD who meditate and even pray with their patients. I don't believe that service is covered on your co-pay plan!
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Now, before you assume that NDs are "granola" and new-agey, while allopathic physicians are "the smart ones", check this out: the first doctors were technically NDs in philosophy. At one time, these physicians worked hand-in-hand with their patients using herbs and self-healing - quite successfully might I add. They also worked with chiropractors (DCs) in the attempt to treat the body as a "whole" rather than patch-working the symptoms with drugs and quick fixes.

In the 1920s and 30s, the times began to change. The Rockefeller Family took an interest in the emerging pharmaceutical industry. The mentality of the times shifted from prevention to acute care - and that meant a surge in the use of drugs.

Drugs represent a wonderful hope, and are something I am personally quite thankful for. So many illnesses have been stopped and even prevented with the use of drugs and vaccines. However, like all good things, if overused it becomes a crutch rather than a solution.

A Nation On Crutches

Look around today and you'll see a nation (The U.S.) on a massive set of crutches called "medicinal drugs". It has to stop...balance must be achieved. The body must be given a chance to heal itself with a judicial and even cautious use of drugs rather than tossing meds at every problem.

How bad is this becoming? Just this week I saw a very disturbing new study that was filtered through Canadian channels, but funded, naturally, via American pharmaceutical ties. New 'research' is showing that children and teenagers are now candidates for "moderate to aggressive cholesterol management".

In short, there's a push to put your kids on statin drugs. Oh, that's lovely. As if statins have not done enough damage, there's now a group of greed-mongers trying to poison children with this junk. Now, as I've said many times, statins have, in my humble, non-medical, nutritional opinion, a very small but potentially important role in some cases of heart disease.

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