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

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

Longevity vs Inflammation

Longevity vs. Inflammation. This is the “Rumble in the Jungle,” the MAC vs PC – a battle of true superpowers. The outcome of this continual confrontation will determine your destiny. Will it be cardiovascular disease, stroke, colon cancer or maybe… you’ll literally lose your mind. At this point, the method of your demise doesn’t matter … Continued

The Mystery Hormone and why everyone needs it.

What is 1,25 hydroxycholecalciferol? Drum roll please!………………..you may know it as “Vitamin D” “Vitamin” D is not a vitamin; it is a critical hormone! It is produced largely by your body in response to direct sunlit to large areas of exposed skin (meaning with no protective sun block). In the middle of the day in … Continued

Beat the Blues (and more) with Vitamin D

Do you start to get depressed in the fall around day light savings time?  Perhaps you are deficient in Vitamin D. Vitamin D can prevent depression, over 17 types of cancers ( such as breast, colon), heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, auto immune diseases like multiple sclerosis, diabetes, osteoporosis, infectious disease, colds and viruses,  … Continued

Vitamin D

One of the supplements we recommend to all of our patients is Vitamin D. We measure all of our patient’s level at the time of the initial consultation, and unless the patient is already supplementing with at least 4000 units of VitD3 they are all deficient. We need lots of Vit D. It is an … Continued

Vitamins

A new observational study recently published has been reviewed by USA Today. The study suggests that older women taking a variety of supplements may live less time than those who don’t. It is an interesting study that looks looks at self described vitamin usage without dose specificity or diagnoses. It doesn’t propose to convey that … Continued

Sunshine On My Shoulders Makes Me Happy

The signs are unmistakable. It is now the time of year again in the Upper Midwest when many of us are noticing the shortening of the days. For those who look forward to winter sports or pulling the snowmobile out of storage there can be a sense of excitement during this time. However for those … Continued

What you need to know about dietary supplements

Proper nutrition is an essential step to optimal overall health, but what if you’re not getting all the nutrients you need in your diet? You’re not alone — most people don’t. That’s why dietary supplements are so important.

Vitamin D: Most Valuable Hormone

Are you getting enough vitamin D? You might be surprised by how much you really need and just how beneficial this hormone-like vitamin actually is. BodyLogicMD physicians recommend that you talk to your doctor to make sure you’re getting the vitamin D you need to keep your body strong and healthy.

Medical Mondays: Which Supplements Should I Be Taking?

I really want to do everything in my power to get healthy in the coming New Year. I’ve started working out here and there and I’ve also eliminated certain foods from my diet that were likely doing more harm than good. I used to take a women’s multi-vitamin, but a girlfriend of mine recently told me that I should be careful when using supplements/vitamins, because many are not as effective or safe as the manufacturers claim. What are some supplements that you would recommend for a menopausal woman?