Insulin Resistance Causes More Than Just Diabetes

by BodyLogicMD More than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes, according to the 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report for the CDC. An estimated 8.1 million of those people, however, are undiagnosed. While many people are familiar with diabetes as a medical term, most are not fully aware of the severe effects that … Continued

The Effects of Poor Sleep — and How to Get Better Rest

by BodyLogicMD Have you ever noticed that when you don’t get enough sleep, you find yourself more likely to overeat junk food? And of course, junk food makes you feel even worse—making you even groggier and adding fat to your waistline in the meantime. You may be surprised to find that there is a credible … Continued

Which Nutrition Plan Is Best?

We are often asked which nutrition or diet plan one should use . It really depends on what they are trying to accomplish. In would never sway someone from eating all organic or vegan. However, many patients do not want to pursue this type of lifestyle. So, in general , I would recommend eating essentially … Continued

Bio-Identical Hormones: Therapy That Uses Mother Nature’s Blue Print

I have been writing quite a few articles on hormone therapy lately and have mentioned bio-identical hormones in many of those articles. I realized that I have never offered an explanation of what a bio-identical hormone is. Bio-identical hormones have been getting a great deal of attention in the media lately, so many are familiar … Continued

What Does Progesterone Do? (part 2)

In “What Does Progesterone Do?, part1“, I discussed how progesterone works in concert with estrogen to orchestrate the monthly changes associated with a woman’s menstrual cycle and how progesterone balances the effects of estrogen to maintain a woman’s sexual health. However, progesterone does not only influence sexual organs and tissues. It has important functions in … Continued

The Spit Test: Why Saliva Tests Are Used To Test Hormone Levels

I haven’t met many patients who enjoy performing a saliva test. It is often difficult to generate enough saliva to adequately measure hormone levels, but saliva testing is very important for guiding hormone therapy effectively and safely. I have spent many hours with a saliva specimen tube in hand and thoughts of my favorite food … Continued

I’m Not A Statin Fan

I’M NOT A STATIN FAN Having practiced medicine since graduating medical school in 1987, I’ve watched several trends come and go in American medicine. Now that my specialization involves prevention, wellness, hormone therapy and medicine looking at causes (rather than just symptom relief), I’ve seen a better view of how the statin group of medications … Continued

Creams, Pills, Patches, and Pellets: The Many Forms of Bioidentical Hormones

There are many ways to take hormone therapy, and the form of hormone therapy prescribed may depend on several variables, such as effectiveness, safety, and patient preferences. The form of hormone therapy that gets the most attention is hormone creams. Most patients have heard about creams and are excited to use this form. Part of … Continued

Holiday stress

During the holiday season , stress can be overwhelming. It is very important to try and maintain some sort of stability during this time of year. This will include trying to control sugar and alcohol intake, continuing to exercise , and trying to keep healthy hormone levels. We can certainly provide guidelines to help with … Continued

What Does Progesterone Do? (part 1)

Progesterone is a steroid hormone that has many biological functions. It is one of the major sex hormones in women and is usually the first sex hormone to decline as a woman enters menopause. It’s also found in men, but at lower levels than in women. When I was in medical school, back in the … Continued