Help Stop Restricting or Banning The Use of Compound Hormones  

Help Stop Restricting or Banning The Use of Compound Hormones  

Dear patient,

 I’m writing to let you know about a threat to patients who benefit from compounded hormone therapy (sometimes called “compounded hormone replacement therapy” or “cBHRT” or “cBHT”).

The Food & Drug Administration has signaled it may consider restricting or even banning the use of compounded hormones, not because they have proven to be unsafe — they’ve benefited patients for decades — but because they haven’t been tested the same way mass-produced hormones products have been.

(You might think that millions of women and men using them for years would be proof, but you aren’t a government agency.)

Several organizations are working to convince the FDA not to restrict these critical medications without good reason. They’re telling the FDA that customized, compounded hormone therapy is essential for many Americans whose physicians have determined they can’t use mass-produced hormone products.

One of them, the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding, is collecting patient testimonials: the stories of women and men whose lives have been improved by their hormone therapy. They’ll be using these stories as part of a campaign to convince the FDA not to take away this treatment.

What you can do:

Very easy. If you or someone you know has benefited from using compounded hormones, share your story. Simply go to and click on “My Story.”

Every story we collect is more proof that compounded hormones work, and that they are life-changing — and sometimes even life-saving. Please share your story – to help ensure they aren’t regulated away.

Dr. Darren Farnesi

Medical Director
Medical Age Management

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Summer is fast approaching. After more than a year of quarantine, many of us are ready to travel again. Luckily, many countries are opening once-closed borders and preparing to welcome tourists. While summer vacations might not feel as carefree as they normally do, they can still be enjoyed with safety guidelines in mind. Click here to read 13 travel tips for a healthy, happy, and safe summer.

Things You Can Do When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated

Things You Can Do When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated  

According to the Center for Disease Control, if you are fully vaccinated, you can resume many activities normally as you did prior to the pandemic. Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. If you travel in the United States, you do not need to get tested before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel. Click here to learn more. 

If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, find a vaccine here

Consumption of Added Sugar Doubles Fat Production  

Too much sugar is unhealthy, but it’s not just about the high calories. Even moderate amounts of added fructose and sucrose double the body’s own fat production in the liver, researchers from the University of Zurich and the University Hospital Zurich have shown. In the long term, this contributes to the development of diabetes or a fatty liver. Click here to read more.

How Alcohol Impacts Your Sleep  

Having a glass of wine or a nightcap before bed is a common nighttime ritual. In fact, approximately 20% of the U.S. adult population drinks alcohol to help them fall asleep. This is one shortcut you may want to avoid because while you may fall asleep quickly, the quality of your sleep suffers under the influence. Alcohol affects multiple processes in your body that prevent you from getting high-quality sleep. Click here to read more.

Coping with Stress During COVID-19  

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on our lives. Many of us are facing challenges that can be stressful, overwhelming, and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions, such as social distancing, are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but they can make us feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety. Learning to cope with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and those around you become more resilient. Click here to read more.

8 Ways to Detoxify Your Liver 

Do you have allergies, skin and digestive issues, chronic fatigue, headaches, joint pain, sensitivity to chemicals, hemorrhoids, varicose veins or pain under the right side of the rib cage? You may have an overburdened liver. Click here to read about 8 ways to detoxify your liver.

How to Get COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments at Pharmacies, Health Centers, Supersites 

With supersites, pharmacies, and community health centers now providing COVID-19 vaccinations, you may be trying to figure out whether you’re eligible, and if you are, how to navigate the process. For more information, please click here.


Dr. Farnesi’s Tip: For those without internet access or not comfortable with online scheduling, anyone in San Diego County can call 211 on their phone for help with scheduling.

Foods to Help Relieve Stress  

The pandemic has been a stressful time for many people. This is why we want you to focus on your mental health through nutrition. Click here to learn about the 18 stress-relieving foods and beverages to add to your diet.

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