What’s In Our Water? [Infographic]

Endocrine-distrupting compounds (EDCs) are chemicals that are known to interfere with the body’s endocrine system and affect hormonal balance as well as the reproductive, neurological, and immune systems of both humans and wildlife. Recent studies have highlighted both the presence of these chemicals in the water and their propensity to accumulate over time. We created … Continued

Safe, Effective Hypothyroid Treatments

The thyroid gland is a small gland in the neck that has an important job: producing the thyroid hormones that regulate the body’s metabolic function. These hormones also help to maintain a variety of physiological functions throughout the body. A Sluggish Thyroid: Hypothyroidism Hypothyroidism is the most common type of thyroid imbalance. It occurs when the … Continued

S.M.A.R.T. Secrets to Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

The New Year is here and with it we welcome new beginnings; the chance to turn over a new leaf and make a change for the better. Each year millions of us make a commitment to change. And although our New Year’s resolutions tend to vary from person to person, we’ve all been guilty of … Continued

Why Men Should Consider Testosterone Pellet Therapy

Recently, an article in the New England Journal of Medicine described the case of a man whom had visited his doctor and expressed concerns about feelings of decreased energy, inhibited sexual pleasure and erectile function, and a decreased ability to play sports. The man’s blood test revealed that his testosterone level was decidedly below the … Continued

What Most Doctors DON’T Know About Treating Menopause

    For years  ̶– ever since the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released its Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) report in 2002  ̶ – women entering menopause have found themselves in a kind of limbo of neglect. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In a recent Washington Post article, Janice Lynch Schuster explains … Continued

Harmful Chemicals in the Home

In wake of the recent Ebola outbreak, many of us are resorting to antiseptics and antibacterial cleansers to rid our homes of germs. What many of us don’t know is that the chemicals we’re using to safeguard our health are actually making us sick. Although cleanliness is a crucial element in the prevention of sickness … Continued

Better Health Starts with Cooler Bedrooms

For excellent health, sound sleep is a must. A recent study has put the icing on the cake: more virtues of sleep can be achieved by simply lowering the thermostat. Bedrooms kept at cooler temperatures not only transform an individual’s brown fat – thought to be good fat – but also consequently vary the metabolic … Continued

How Do I Know If I Have Low T?

Testosterone, also referred to as androgen, is a male hormone responsible for bone density, muscle strength, distribution of body fat and the sex drive. Low testosterone is commonly referred to as “low T” which is fairly common in older men. Levels of testosterone decline naturally with age. Approximately 20 percent of men in their 60s … Continued

Preventive Medicine for a Healthier Life

There exists a basic difference between traditional and preventive medicine. While the first focuses on the management and cure of symptoms and ailments, preventive medicine focuses on managing the health and lifestyle of a person so that ailments do not occur. The trend of preventive medical care is a sign of maturity in the medical … Continued

Testosterone Therapy Can Reduce Heart Attack Risk

A study involving 24,000 Medicare patients suggests that contrary to popular belief, testosterone therapy does not increase the risk of heart attack. In fact, researchers say that the use of testosterone therapy actually reduced heart attack risk by 30 percent in a group of men that we’re classified as “high risk” based on several other … Continued