A recent report states that those supplementing with high dose B6 and B12 are at greater risk of fractures. We do not want to ignore the association, but there are a lot of questions regarding their research. They did have a large sample of 76,000 women and followed most over […]
Even so-called “natural cleaners” may contain dangerous chemicals. A big part of the problem is that companies are not required to label cleaning products ingredients. And sources of dangerous chemicals can be hidden in different terms such as “fragrance”. Your best bet? Make your own! There are many simple and effective options. […]
There is new evidence that coffee may help reduce the risk of dementia in women. Since I love coffee, this is especially good news to me 🙂 Now, remember though, moderation is important. Limit coffee consumption to 1 – 2 cups daily and avoid filling it with sugars and syrups. […]
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.
The article summarizes findings comparing the popular Mediterranean diet to the increasingly popular Paleo (or pre-agrarian) diet. The findings suggest improved weight loss and especially improved reduction of waistlines. And those in the study ate until they were full. Schedule an appointment to see if the diet is right for you, […]
This is an interesting article revealing a link between low thyroid function (specifically both low TSH AND low free T4) and increased risk for gestational diabetes. Most doctors run only TSH to monitor thyroid function. I always recommend screening TSH with free T4 AND free T3 for more complete thyroid […]
That is just the tip of the iceberg–check out the first line in the attached article: “It’s tough being a woman in this world. Women are twice as likely to experience major depression than men and more likely to suffer from heart disease.” Stop the multi-tasking. Eat a healthy (and simple!) […]
“The Guidelines May Kill You” Please read the attached article. Exciting is that more research is being conducted regarding cardiovascular health in women and more evaluation options are available. I’ve found Boston Heart is a great resource for my patients.
I sure wish it were different, but so many so-called “safe” products are actually potent endocrine disruptors. What that means is that these products adversely effect our thyroid and sex hormones. They can cause such problems as hypothyroid symptoms, weight gain, and infertility, among many others. PLEASE read the attached […]
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 […]