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Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Action Guide

You may be confused or have many questions about hormone replacement therapy.  Maybe your doctor told you not to take hormones.  Or you may have read in the news that hormones cause cancer.  Perhaps a friend told you they would cause weight gain.  Could be you want to avoid “medications” and replacing hormones seems unnatural.View Article
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Why am I so tired ~ Could it be Low Thyroid?

If you suffer from fatigue, sluggishness, or trouble losing weight then you might be low on your thyroid hormone. Other symptoms could include intolerance of cold or cold body temperature, brittle thinning hair, dry skin, constipation or indigestion. You might even be depressed, apathetic, have “brain fog” or low sex drive. Abnormal menstrual cycles orView Article
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Thyroid Tests

Thyroid tests are misunderstood by patients and doctors alike.  Here is a run down of the various options for thyroid testing.  We typically run the basic thyroid panel and/or thyroid antibodies panel.  The less helpful / more specific tests are not that useful and/or reserved for monitoring thyroid cancer, etc. Basic Thyroid Panel Thyroid StimulatingView Article
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Thyroid Hormone Chemistry

Thyroid hormones are combinations of the amino acid tyrosine and iodine.  Two tyrosines are linked to either 1, 2, 3 or 4 iodine molecules to create what are known as T1, T2, T3 and T4, respectively. T4 (levothyroxine) is the main thyroid hormone released from the thyroid gland, but is not considered significantly metabolically active. View Article
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Pitfalls of Standard Thyroid Tests

Standard thyroid tests such as TSH and T4 may miss low thyroid conditions, while T3 and reverse T3 testing often tells a more accurate story. There are numerous, well documented reasons for this disparity.  Conditions that are shown to cause disruption of standard thyroid testing include: physiologic and emotional stress depression dieting obesity leptin orView Article
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FREE SEMINAR: Regenerative Therapies

Introduction to Regenerative Therapies This is an exciting time in medicine with regenerative therapies that can stimulate the repair and healing of damaged tissues. For arthritis, muscle strain, ligament sprain, injury or overuse, and more, we now have treatments that can help. The days of doing nothing but treating the pain or waiting for surgeryView Article
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Sunscreen Tips for Youthful Skin

The number one thing that ages skin is sunshine. Not just the sunburn, but the relentless day-to-day exposure to the sun causes the skin damage that leads to discolored spots, wrinkles and sagging skin. And don’t be fooled as most sunscreens do not protect from all the skin-damaging rays. If you want youthful skin thenView Article
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Why Am I So Tired – Could it be Adrenal Fatigue?

Don’t Stress Over Adrenal Fatigue The body has a marvelous system for dealing with acute stress, allowing us to meet challenges and perform at a high level both physically and mentally.  But, chronic stress, day in and day out without respite, leads to burnout and numerous health problems, especially fatigue.  Learning how to recognize andView Article
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Adventure Medical Kits

What if your routine cross-country ski jaunt turned emergent and you were stranded – would you be able to spend a night out in the mountains?  Or how about an incapacitating sprained ankle or illness during the backpacking trip – how would you deal with that?  Having the right medical gear is simple and mightView Article
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Allergy Treatments

Aah-aah-aah-choo! That sound marks the time of year for stuffy noses and itchy, watery eyes. The best treatments are started early and used regularly. Here are some tips on natural, over the counter, and prescription relief, as well the closest thing to a cure for allergies. Allergies are the result of pollen triggering the releaseView Article
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