The Twisted Sisters

Happy Mothers Day all you Mama Bears! You are the inspiration for this blog. The stories you share and every email I receive reassures me that we all have challenges, but that we are not alone in our journey!

I would like to send my very own mommy a special Mothers Day greeting. Mom, you are my best friend, you have never failed me, you are my safe place. Thank you for all you are to me. And, sorry I didn't send a card this year :), I know you understand.


What would we do without friends? A couple of mine have stepped up to the plate to guest post in my "absence" and I am grateful! A week ago my father passed and I am with my boys and grandparents in Las Vegas sorting through matters. My best friend and husband has been a champ holding down the home front. Thanks hubby!!

Hearing of our news, one of our long-time friends, Dr. Wayne Tompkins offered to do a "guest appearance" until I am able to get back into the kitchen. Dr. Tompkins has a wellness practice in Hollister, Missouri where he treats patients for fertility, women’s health and a myriad of health concerns. Please welcome Dr. Tompkins! 

The Twisted Sisters: The Female Hormone Saga

Once upon a time there were two sisters who had to live together and get along. One of the sisters was very bossy and had a domineering nature. Her name was ‘Estrogen’. The other sister was quiet and submissive and named ‘Progesterone’. Estrogen tried to run the show and didn’t know her boundaries. Unfortunately, she had all the connections and received a lot of help and support from outside the house. She hooked up with her evil friends like Toxin, Stress, and Pollution. With supervision, Estrogen really shined, but left alone, she made poor choices in choosing her friends which upset the restful order in the home.

Dr. Wayne Tompkins of Tompkins Wellness CenterProgesterone, on the other hand, was pretty smart, but she needed lots of help. When Estrogen and her evil friends ruled the roost, she tended to shut down and not stand her ground. However; she knew what it took to create an environment that was inviting and safe for new little inhabitants in the house. With some support from her friends, Rest, Nutrition, and Purification, she harmonized marvelously and stood her ground with her often dominant sibling.

Now you’ve probably figured out this house is your body and the story is not a fairy tale from ages past. It is present day reality and describes a condition commonly known as ‘estrogen dominance’ ... when estrogen has the upper hand. Estrogen’s friends are what are known as, or false estrogens. They are toxins, food dyes, preservatives and noxious chemicals. They are very good imitators of actual estrogen and easily latch on to its receptor sites. The result is hormone imbalance and a dominance of estrogen in the body.

Keeping a balance between estrogen and progesterone are critical for fertility and female health in general. Read the following lists and decide which category you fit into.

Symptoms of Estrogen Dominance

  • Infertility
  • Painful, irregular menstrual cycles
  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Fibrocystic Breast Disease
  • PMS
  • Fatigue
  • Hot flashes
  • Foggy thinking…just to name a few

Results of Hormone Balance

  • Fertility
  • Regular menstrual cycles
  • Sufficient energy levels
  • Normal sleep patterns
  • Smooth transition into menopause
  • Absence of unwanted conditions/diseases such as endometriosis, PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), fibrocystic breast disease etc.
  • Clear-headed thinking

Hopefully your body is in a state of balance. All too often; however, we see a prevalence of estrogen dominance. Read on to see how balance can be restored in your body.

Dr. Wayne’s Protocol for Restoring Hormone Balance

1. Get a clear picture of your hormone health. Visit with a Natural Women’s Health Practitioner you trust to order a female hormone panel which is customized to your stage of life. (See special offer at the end of this article to get started)

2. Commence recommended female hormone balancing program which usually includes:

  • Specific herb and supplement protocols
  • Detoxification and lifestyle modification
  • Possible adjunctive therapies such as chiropractic and acupuncture
  • Labs to determine initial baseline and progress

Dr. Tompkins offers free 10 minute consults over the phone. To schedule time with him for a chat, call his office at 417-336-2620. In addition, Dr. Tompkins is extending the following Mothers Day special offer to readers of Lexie's Kitchen! For more information, visit


Mother’s Day Special Offer

25% off: Initial Female Health Panel

Good through May 18, 2011 

Call: 417-336-2620