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Archive Category: Aging

LDL–Not the Demon It is Made Out to Be

March 9th, 2017

While excessive levels of LDL (particularly certain fractions thereof) are associated with plaque formation, LDL is also necessary for transport of chemicals throughout the body, including your BRAIN! There are advanced labs that can be run to further assess lipids and their potential risks. And there is simple imaging to screen for plaque formation. The testing allows us to consider the best treatment approach, if any, per individual needs. Please read the attached article and schedule an appointment for testing. To your health!!

“Cancer Defense Diet”

March 3rd, 2017

EWG has just released their “Cancer Defense Diet“. Keep in mind that diets designed to help reduce the risk of cancer also help reduce the effects of aging, too! Check out their recommendations!

Osteoporosis–Men Can Be Effected as Well as Women

October 6th, 2016

Osteoporosis is admittedly more prevalent in women, but can occur in men as well. After 70 years of age, men should consider getting a DEXA (bone density scan), as early as 50 years of age if other risk factors are present. Weight bearing exercise as well as adequate calcium and Vitamin D can support bone health. Read more here.

Vitamin B-complex and EFA’s for Alzheimer’s

February 9th, 2016

Evidence is growing that essential fatty acids (think cod liver oil and fish oil) and B vitamins are beneficial at improving brain function of those suffering with Alzheimer’s. Please eat your sardines, take your cod liver oil or fish oil (I’m not a fan of krill oil as I have not seen it bring up blood levels), and include a B-complex or multivitamin in your supplement regimen.

Which “Face” are You?

November 3rd, 2015

I can’t speak to the authenticity of these particular face profiles, however, eating foods that are inflammatory do cause increased aging and water retention. Avoiding your food intolerances and/or common food intolerances (egg, dairy, sugar, corn, gluten, soy, potato) may help improve not only your appearance, but your overall health!

Foods For Healthy Bones

June 30th, 2015

Dairy is not the “be all, end all” to bone health. In fact, there is argument that it may be detrimental if over-consumed. Eating a diet rich in healthy vegetables and fruits as well as limiting red meat are also helpful. Check out this article for additional ideas to support your bones!

Soda Shortens Lifespans

October 31st, 2014

I think that I’ve posted this recently, but it certainly bears repeating: drinking soda can shorten your life as much as cigarettes. There is nothing good about the junk ( . . . I mean “ingredients” . . . ) they put sodas. Try a lovely iced tea or hot tea with our Autumn weather upon us. If you have a sweet tooth, try a small amount of pure green powdered stevia in your tea. Drink water with a squeeze of lemon, lime, orange or grapefruit. Or soak berries and fruit in your water and keep refrigerated for a day. In the summer, I especially like cucumber slices in my water–nice and cooling, too.

Blueberries–Eat Them!! :-)

October 24th, 2014

I just love when I get to encourage eating such yummy treats! Blueberries are amazing in their anti-oxidant ability and can be particularly good for our eyes. Read about some more reasons to love including this awesome fruit in our diets!

Stop Drinking Sodas!

October 21st, 2014

This study actually shows that drinking sodas shortens lifespans. Stick to herbal teas–iced or warm!

Hormone Imbalance??

October 6th, 2014

While we tend to think of menopause as the time for hormone imbalance (and it IS as the ovaries retire), there are other hormone imbalances that can adversely impact our overall health and mood. Excessive fatigue may be due to thyroid or adrenal imbalances. Excessive hair growth or loss may be a testosterone problem. Sleep problems may be due to blood sugar crashes and adrenal stress. And please note that blood testing is not always the best for determining these imbalances. Please call for an appointment to discuss options for you and a treatment plan customized for you!!

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