Is Cholesterol all evil?

No, cholesterol is not all evil. You need cholesterol to make all your sex hormones: Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, DHEA.  You need cholesterol to make your adrenal hormones: DHEA, Corstisol and Aldosterone. Cholesterol is needed to make hormones for proper brain function: Pregnenalone, and all the sex hormones mentioned above.You need cholesterol to make the great “sun hormone” … Continued

Make your your sleeping habit great!!!

  Recent reports have discovered that quality sleep is just as important as the quantity of sleep.  Even more astounding is that reduced sleep quality raises your risk of type 2 diabetes – significantly.  Follow these tips to ensure you sleep soundly and stay healthy. Maintain a regular bed and awake time schedule including weekends. … Continued

Normal thyroid function is essential for normal fetal development

A new study just published in the October 2011 edition of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that any level of thyroid dysfunction in early pregnancy, from mild to severe, can lead to loss of the pregnancy, malformations, decreased vision development, and problems with neurological development, to name a few. This study was … Continued

Low B12 is a risk factor for poor memory

Another new study, published in the journal Neurology, showed that low vitamin B12 is a risk factor for brain atrophy and cognitive impairment. This study also found that routine markers of vitamin B12 status, such as a serum vitamin B12 level, were not good measurements of B12 levels in the body. Special testing of B12 … Continued

Bioidentical estrogen improves memory in postmenopausal women

A recent study published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry found that women taking bioidentical estrogen had a significant improvement in memory, compared to women receiving synthetic hormones. Recent research has shown that synthetic estrogen is harmful to brain function, especially in women at risk for dementia. This study looked at women at risk … Continued

Meet Dallas Bioidentical Hormones Expert, Phyllis Okereke, M.D.

Dr. Phyllis Okereke practices integrative and preventive medicine alongside fellow BodyLogicMD affiliated physician, Lisa Gorn, D.O.at BodyLogicMD of Dallas. Dr. Okereke treats women and men with individualized wellness programs tailored to address each patient’s specific, personal needs.

BodyLogicMD of Dallas Welcomes Phyllis Okereke, M.D.

BodyLogicMD is pleased to announce the addition of Dallas bioidentical hormones expert, Dr. Phyllis Okereke, who will join fellow BodyLogicMD physician Dr. Lisa Gorn at BodyLogicMD of Dallas. Dr. Okereke practices integrative and preventative medicine, helping patients balance hormones naturally, using a combination of customized nutrition and fitness regimens, pharmaceutical grade supplementation and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).