Get the Most from Your Doctor – Know Your Numbers Part Two:

With the average doctor’s visit lasting only about seven minutes, it’s crucial that you go in armed with information and questions vital to your health. What specific things do you need to know for optimal health? If you don’t know what to ask for, you might miss the opportunity to get the information you need … Continued

Testosterone and Metabolic Syndrome

Here is yet more evidence of the profound beneficial effects of testosterone on the male body. According to a research paper presented this month at the International Diabetes Federation World Diabetes Congress, replacing testosterone to normal levels in middle aged and elderly men significantly improved all components of metabolic syndrome in 24 months. Positive benefits … Continued

Estrogen: a hormone that serves many needs

It is quite common for female patients of mine to question me concerning the need for estrogen as part of their bioidentical hormone regimen This is especially true if they don’t have symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats. In fact most physicians will only recommend estrogen to woman who have severe symptoms like … Continued

Cholesterol- “To Be or Not To Be”

Do you ever wonder why some individuals with lower cholesterol have heart attacks and coronary artery disease while some individuals with higher cholesterol do not? Is there more to heart disease than cholesterol alone? While cholesterol certainly has been proven to be a major risk factor in coronary artery disease and heart attacks, the latest … Continued

Cholesterol: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

While cholesterol is an essential material, high levels of cholesterol flowing through the bloodstream can actually lead to the development of a condition called atherosclerosis, which is the gradual build-up of plaque along the inner walls of veins and arteries.

Medical Mondays: How do I improve my cholesterol levels?

My cholesterol levels are: Total: 246, LDL: 188, HDL: 40. I am not taking any statins as of now, but my doctor keeps pushing me to do so. My question is, what can I do to improve my cholesterol levels aside from taking cholesterol drugs?

The Lazy Man’s Way to Lower Cholesterol Through Diet

A lot of folks always think cholesterol is not good, but you can actually classify it into two types. LDL and HDL are the two types – the bad one and the good one. If you have plaque build-up in your artery, that means you have too much LDL.

Cholesterol is “Good” for You?!?

Statistics indicate that a number of Americans are suffering from hormonal imbalances due to improper diet and ability to handle insulin. These factors can, in turn, affect many other hormones in the body including the sex hormones. If adequate cholesterol levels are not maintained and balanced, these hormones cannot be made in good quantities and symptoms of hormone deficiency may occur.