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How to Choose a Supplement

On June 19, 2002, the Journal of The American Medical Association (JAMA) contained a scientific review article by R.H. Fletcher, MD, MSc, and K.M. Fairfeld, MD, DrPH, which addressed the current debate regarding the use of vitamin supplements and the prevention of chronic disease in adults. After reviewing the body of evidence on this controversialView Article
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Anti-Microbial Soaps

With the rise of hospital and health care related infections, there has been a needed push to improve the frequency and effectiveness of hand washing by health care workers.  This has spilled over into the general consumer market with a plethora of anti-bacterial soaps and hand cleaners now available.  Enter 2020 with Covid and nowView Article
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Hormones for a Healthy Heart

What if we had a new medication that slashed the risk of the leading cause of death by about 50 percent? And what if that medication also helped prevent osteoporosis and dementia? That same medication is not a medication at all but rather one of our own hormones normally found in our body up untilView Article
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The Buzz on Botox and Fillers

The Aging Face As we age the face presents clear evidence of the years. Depletion of fat pads in the upper face leads to volume loss and causes the once youthful high cheekbone to disappear allowing the cheeks to drop, hollowness in the mid-cheek, sagging jawline and deep furrowing of the laugh lines, along withView Article
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Peel Away Aging Skin with a Chemical Peel

Chemical peels are a simple and effective method of removing many of the signs of aging or damaged skin while stimulating the natural process of rebuilding new and youthful collagen.  If you would like to brighten and refresh your skin’s health and appearance consider a chemical peel. What is a chemical peel? Peels work byView Article
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In the Spirit of Great Health

Can the mind really exert a significant influence on your health, and how does spirituality or religiosity play a role? Does faith in and of its self confer health benefits, and if so, does it matter if you go to church? It is becoming clear that a high level of spirituality, as well as simplyView Article
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Advanced Testing to Prevent and Reverse Artery Plaque

Cholesterol is our friend. It’s part of every cell membrane in the body, a good portion of brain material, precursor to our helpful steroid hormones, and involved in the repair of artery wall defects. But, cholesterol is also what makes up the plaques that clog the arteries to the heart leading to a heart attack,View Article
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Control Your Genetic Destiny with Epigenetics

Blame it on our genes — the blueprint for life that we inherit without having any say in the matter. We have been led to believe that you can’t change your genes, and thus we are destined to inherit certain traits. It turns out this is not entirely true. We can’t change the blueprint, butView Article
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Bon Appétit with Healthy Fats

“Hydrogenated” oils are stuffed full of hydrogen atoms and bad for your health. “Trans” fats are the result of heat and artificial hydrogenation, have an un-natural structure, and become incorporated into cell membranes and nerve tissue causing harm. Omega-6 oils lead to inflammation and Americans are getting too much omega-6 with not enough beneficial omega-3View Article
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The Language of Fats

Good fats, bad fats, trans fats, omega-3, omega-6, hydrogenated, unsaturated… it gets confusing trying to sort out which fats we are supposed to eat and which ones to avoid. With a little explanation and a little chemistry you will understand the language of fats – and more importantly know how and why to include theView Article
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