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Christine Horner, MD

Christine Horner, MD is a board-certified and nationally recognized surgeon, author, expert in natural medicine, and a relentless champion for women’s health. She spearheaded legislation in the 1990s that made it mandatory that insurance companies pay for breast reconstruction following mastectomy. She is the author of Waking the Warrior Goddess: Dr. Christine Horner’s Program to Protect Against and Fight Breast Cancer, winner of the Independent Book Publishers Award 2006 for “Best Book in Health, Medicine, and Nutrition.”

Website: www.drchristinehorner.com


Female and Over 40?

Today, turning 40 is less about being “over a hill” and more synonymous with “running up a hill,” as women in this age bracket tend to be at the peak of busyness. Surveys and census data show more women over the age of 40 are starting families, getting married and are at the pinnacle of their careers. But running at such a fast pace can lead to critical mistakes with your health that can potentially make you feel and look older than your real...

Skin issues can potentially plague you from the beginning of your life to the end. Just shortly after starting your life, you may suffer with an uncomfortable diaper rash. In your teens, your skin may break out with embarrassing acne. When you reach menopause, your skin thins and can become dry inside-and- out, which can cause irritations and pain, and even interfere with your sexual intimacy.

Relief for all of these skin problems, as well as many more may be as close as...

Menopause is a natural process that for some women brings on a myriad of uncomfortable symptoms. These symptoms usually come from imbalances your physiology that usually stem from poor choices in diet and lifestyle.

Common perimenopausal complaints include:

  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Hot flashes
  • Headaches
  • Loss of libido
  • Dry skin
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Mood swings
  • ...

As a plastic surgeon, I witnessed the horrors of breast cancer almost every day while taking care of my breast reconstruction patients. I became even more alarmed as I watched my patients become younger and younger until finally, women in their twenties with breast cancer began walking through my door. Then this disease became too personal—it claimed the life of my own mother in 1994. I knew there had to be a good explanation for why breast cancer had become an epidemic in this...