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Archive Category: General Health

Obesogens May Be Thwarting Weight-Loss

January 13th, 2017

For so many of us, weight loss is becoming more and more difficult and obesity is on the rise. A very real culprit may be hidden “obesogens”. Xenoestrogens have long been known to increase risk of weight gain and difficult weight loss. Avoiding plastics and parabens can help–see the attached article for more information.

Leaky Gut Testing

October 21st, 2016

If you suspect you may have “leaky gut”, these testing options may help guide treatment. Often, however, clinical treatment (without testing) is very effective and saves the cost of the testing. Please schedule an appointment to determine best treatment approach for you.

Leaky Gut effects our entire body!

Leaky Gut effects our entire body!

Vitamin D May Help Reduce Risk of ADHD

October 20th, 2016

A recent study reports a reduced risk of ADHD in children whose mothers who took Vitamin D during their pregnancy. This is wonderful news! But note that the mothers were being monitored. Please do not simply supplement vitamin D without having your levels checked. There are risks to bone health in particular if someone is over-supplementing. I monitor serum calcium and Vitamin D25OH, as well as parathyroid hormone and Vitamin D-1,25diOH if indicated.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D

Peace–For Your Health

October 11th, 2016

In the hustle and bustle of our lives, I hope you can enjoy some peace today. Our health requires it. Take deep breaths, enjoy the sunshine, go for a walk, and plan on quiet time.

Peace in Autumn

Peace in Autumn

Industry and Research

September 23rd, 2016

So, you’ve probably seen a lot lately in the news about the sugar industries “skewing” of research results–just remember that other industries are just as connected to research. Check out this article. AND keep in mind that we have wonderful food available in our groceries: vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, poultry. Enjoy your healthy diet!!!

How The Impact of Sugar Has Been Down-Played

September 14th, 2016

Sugar is associated with cancer, diabetes, heart disease, inflammation, and more. One of my favorite recollections was in medical school when I was scanning the nutrition shelves. I flipped open an OLD nutrition book (from late 1800’s)–the author was emphatically warning of the health consequences of “artificial sweeteners”. I rechecked the publication date, scratched my head, and read on, wondering what “artificial sweetener” this could be. It was CANE SUGAR!! Please read the attached article and watch the Fed-Up movie.

FDA Bans Ingredients in Anti-bacterial Soaps

September 13th, 2016

Finally!! The FDA has ruled that antibacterial soaps are no more effective than good ol’ soap and water and has banned “19 active ingredients — including the most common, triclosan and triclocarban —  in liquid soaps, bar soaps and other items.” Read more here.

Go Fidget!

August 30th, 2016

You’ve probably already heard the health risks of a sedentary lifestyle, including sitting at your desk all day! Good to know is that even “fidgeting” can reduce some of the risks! And there still is no substitute for adequate movement and exercise! 🙂 Check out this article.

Healthy Foods for Liver Support

August 30th, 2016

All I can add is “Ditto!”. Check out this article 🙂

Acid-Alkaline Questions

August 23rd, 2016

There is so much advertising out there about the benefits of alkalinizing our bodies. This article succinctly addresses the facts about such claims. Yes, eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and limit protein to appropriate levels (0.8 – 2 g per kg of body weight, depending on your activity level). But the rest of the claims . . . .

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