Hormonal Weight Gain – Why You Need Bioidentical Hormones

This is the story of my patient Patty. When she first came to see me she was 53 and had gained 20 lbs over the previous two years without eating any more or exercising any less. Besides the weight gain, she was also suffering from other significant menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes 2-3 times per day and one time at night (low Estriol), vaginal dryness (low Estriol), which made intercourse painful and she had absolutely no sex drive (low Testosterone).
Patty had started putting on weight several months before she stopped having periods. She was anxious and felt a sense of tension in her tummy most of the time. She was apathetic and depressed and felt a total lack of joy. She hardly recognized herself anymore and felt nearly hopeless.

Erectile Dysfunction linked to high blood sugar

Apr 06, 2010 – Researchers have shown that strict control of blood sugar levels reduces the risk of Erectile Dysfunction (ED). The study published on March 21, 2011, in the online edition of  the Journal of Urology, reports that the higher the level of sugar in the blood as measured by Hemoglobin (Hb)A1c, the higher the […]

Blueberries boost mood and memory

Drinking blueberry juice daily for 12 weeks was associated with improved learning and recall of words, as well as a reduced depressive symptoms, according to findings published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry in January 2010. The study is said to be the first human trial to assess the potential benefits of blueberries […]

Healthiest Diets: Mediterranean and Okinawa

If you want to enjoy a longer life, eat a Mediterranean diet: lots of vegetables, legumes, fruits, and cereals, along with plenty of fish. Keep your intake of saturated fats low but your consumption of olive oil high. Avoid dairy products and meat. The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) guidelines emphasize a plant-based diet […]