Is estrogen good or bad? Should you take it or avoid it? The answer depends in part on the type of estrogen. Estrogen is the main female hormone, causing breast development, monthly menstrual cycles, the shape of a woman’s body, and much more. We are exposed to many different estrogens, not only what we makeView Article
Estrogen dominance is a very common condition with women, and may include symptoms such as PMS, anxiety, irritability, insomnia, breast tenderness, water retention, mid-cycle bleeding or heavy painful menstrual cycles. This is caused by an imbalance of estrogen and progesterone. Simply put, estrogen stimulates and progesterone puts the breaks on estrogen. Excess estrogen or deficientView Article
Weight Loss the Integrative Medicine Way
If losing weight seems impossible then rest assured for there is an answer to the weight loss equation and it lies at the heart of integrative medicine. By taking a holistic functional medicine approach, integrating behavioral coaching with medical science, everyone can “break down the wall” to weight loss. Of course diet and exerciseView Article
Live longer with laughter
How delightful to learn that laughter really is the best medicine and will perhaps add as many good years to your life as other familiar health tips. Could it be so simple that a positive attitude reduces heart disease and stress-related hormones, improves the immune system and leads to a longer life? The scripture teachesView Article
Vitality for the Aging Man
Men, if you feel like you are losing your mojo then maybe it time to check your testosterone level. Aging men will have a predictable decline in the male sex hormone, testosterone, leading to decreased energy and fatigue, weight gain, loss of muscle mass, and loss of sex drive or erectile function. They will alsoView Article
Why am I dog 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
The goal of anti-aging is to slow, stop, or even reverse many of the changes associated with aging. This means staying healthy, active, and vibrant of body and mind, while avoiding the common diseases and infirmities of aging. One cornerstone of anti-aging strategy is to replace the hormones that naturally decline with aging, including theView Article
Why Am I So Tired – Could it be 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 and deal with chronic stress orView Article
Keys to Great Health
Health, like so many things, does not rely on a secret key that suddenly unlocks the pathway to success. We can’t have instant success, instant loyalty or trust, instant weight loss, or instant health. Success starts with a desire, a vision, and a plan. Success happens due to effort and perseverance. Great health is achievedView Article
Natural Lyme Treatment
There are a few natural treatments that work to eradicate Lyme and the common co-infections. The links are to products we use in our office. Cat’s Claw (Uncaria tomentosa) – Samento Otoba Bark Extract (Otoba parvifolia) – Banderol Biocidin It may take 3-6 months to see results.