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Women’s Health

Women’s Health

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Not Losing Weight? You May Have Leptin Resistance…

You have tried everything to lose weight… You have tried the latest and greatest diet or fat-melting workout. You have tried weight loss supplements or prescription medications, but you are now heavier than ever. Sound familiar?  Humans are very successful as a species because we can store energy (fat) very efficiently and have multiple ways…

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5 Ways To Get To Your Goal Weight

Struggling to get back to your normal weight or to just lose a couple of pounds? I hear this over and over in my practice, I can’t even tell you how common it is!  “I turned 45 and now it seems like I can’t stop gaining.” “I really need to watch what I eat and…

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Prolotherapy: What it is and How it Works

What is prolotherapy? Prolotherapy is a regenerative injection therapy that stimulates the body to repair inflamed and painful areas.  More specifically it involves the injection of dextrose, a sugar solution into painful areas to stimulate the body’s own repair mechanisms to strengthen and heal injured soft tissues.  In short, prolotherapy is used to strengthen ligaments and tendons. Ligament injury…

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Sleep Problems & Menopause

Sleep difficulties and insomnia are a common problem among women during menopause due to hormonal fluctuations, hot flashes and night sweats which commonly interfere with a restful night’s sleep. According to a recent study, disturbed sleep is present in 40-70% of women in the menopausal transition.  Results of the study concluded that women with insomnia, compared…

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Supplements for the Best, Healthy Skin

Your skin is a window into your overall health.  In other words, what happens on the skin’s surface such as acne, premature aging, eczema, and dry patches is most often a symptom of what is happening inside your body. Overall inflammation, hormonal imbalances, age, nutritional deficiencies, and allergies can affect the health of your skin.…

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What is Endometriosis & How to Treat it

What is Endometriosis? Endometriosis is an inflammatory condition that is caused by endometrial tissue (the tissue that normally lines the uterus) that is displaced outside of the uterus and is reactive to hormones such as estrogen. The most common places to find endometrial deposits are in the abdominal cavity where it can grow on the…

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How to Have a Healthy Heart

Did you know 50% of people, who have had a heart attack, have normal LDL cholesterol. 1 Cardiovascular disease currently affects 1 in 3 adult Americans. 2 Clinical trials have shown that lowering LDL cholesterol reduces the risk of a cardiovascular event by only 25% on average, meaning that standard drug therapy fails to address 75%…

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Fertility and Toxicity: The Powerful Effects of Endocrine Disruptors

Infertility, defined as the inability to conceive after 1 year of unprotected intercourse, is increasing. Fertility rates in the United States have been declining since 1980, reaching the lowest rate in 2009, at 64.1 per 1000 women aged 15 to 44, according to the National Vital Statistic Report published in 2010.  Genetic changes cannot explain this…

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Hard to Poop? Common Causes for Constipation

Not your typical constipation For roughly 15 years, Mary took laxatives or would drink senna tea to treat her chronic constipation. Even with the use of medications and supplements she only managed to have a bowel movement (with great difficulty) on some days. Mary was only 42 years old and sought help from various practitioners for her…

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Acid Reflux

Most of us have seen the commercials for antacids; you know the one which portraits a large man is sitting on a stool in café holding his chest in pain after eating his lunch consisting mostly of fried foods? Then someone comes to the rescue and hands him some antacid and he is instantly better…

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