Lybrido: New Female Viagra or Quick Fix?

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                                                                  The New York Times just put out an article called “Unexcited? There May Be a Pill for That.” The article, by author and journalist Daniel Bergner, focuses on two new “female desire” drugs, Lybrido and Lybridos, that are … Continued

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Get the Most From Your Doctor – Know Your Numbers Part Three

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This is the third of my six part series on Getting the Most from your Doctor. In part two of this series, I talked about inflammation and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), and gave you tips on how to decrease inflammation in your body. In this third installment, I’ll share with you the numbers you want … Continued

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Thyroid Hormone: Regulating Your Metabolism and A Lot Of Other Things Too!

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The thyroid is an important, butterfly shaped gland located in the neck. It produces hormones that influence almost every cell in the body, and people with an unhealthy thyroid will experience a variety of symptoms. The influence of thyroid hormones is extremely diverse, and it would be a monumental task to list all of its specific functions. … Continued

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Vitamin D – is it Really?

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Have you ever wondered about the importance of vitamin D. Certainly with all the publicity regarding the beneficial effects of vitamin D, knowing the levels in your own body and supplementing properly can give you great beneficial effects regarding your future health. Vitamin D is technically not a vitamin. Its active metabolite, calcitriol (1, 25 … Continued

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Hormone imbalances

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Hormone imbalance can occur at any age and in any one. This is a very common problem in today’s society. This is due to the complexities of how our human physiology adapts and responds to life. Life is complex and therefore requires our hormonal system to be complex to respond to this. For example, female … Continued

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Is Your Doctor a Clinical BioChemist? Considering Amino Acid deficiency as the cause of Fatigue and Depression

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The statement “you are what you eat” is only partially true. The statement should be “you are what you Absorb”. This statement can reflect those substances which are harmful or helpful to the body. When assessing a patient for disease states, it is essential to consider one’s diet as well as the ability to adequately … Continued

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Hormones

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Sometimes I take it for granted that patients know what a hormone is. Most probably don’t. A hormone is a chemical messenger created by a gland in the body, which is then released into the blood stream where it interacts with the cells in other places in the body. There are literally thousands of different … Continued

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November Is Diabetes Month: Fighting Insulin Resistance

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I have discussed in previous articles how impaired glucose metabolism, known as insulin resistance (IR), can seriously affect your health. The signs of insulin resistance usually present gradually and are often difficult to recognize or at least, difficult to specifically attribute to insulin resistance. They could include abdominal weight gain, fatigue, depressed mood and foggy … Continued

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How You Can Reduce Your Risk Of Breast Cancer

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One of the concerns associated with hormone replacement therapy is Breast Cancer. Unfortunately, the message often delivered by the media and many physicians is that hormones cause cancer and being on hormone replacement therapy increases one’s risk for breast cancer. Breast Cancer risk has many influences and it’s more complicated than whether or not one … Continued

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