Simplify What You Should Eat…

With the flood of information available to us combined with the opinions of experts (and self-proclaimed experts) how are we supposed to know what to eat?  Eggs are healthy…or are they? Chocolate is good for you…and what about bacon, can I have that?  What’s the real deal with Keto? Paleo? Intermittent Fasting?  At the end of all our searching, most of us want to be…

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The World Of Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men

Reviewing the complex world of hormones and hormone replacement is often a daunting task.  In this review entry, my hope is to give some information regarding the many choices available to men as they contemplate hormone replacement therapy and to discover if it is right for them. FOUNDATIONS FIRST Before considering the aspects of hormone replacement therapy is it essential that the functional and foundational…

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The World Of Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women

Reviewing the complex world of hormones and hormone replacement is often a daunting task.  In this review entry, my hope is to give some information regarding the many choices available to women as they contemplate hormone replacement therapy and to decide if it is right for them. FOUNDATIONS FIRST Before considering the aspects of hormone replacement therapy is it essential that the functional and foundational…

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But what if I’m a vegan?

Sometimes when people seek my help they want to make sure I know they avoid animal products in their food plan.  This stipulation should never be a reason to avoid any food plan…but it can be difficult if you don’t understand your plant sources well.  The real key to any food regime is how you plan calories, organize macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates and fats) and avoid…

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Is it my thyroid?

It is theorized that it takes the average patient 10 years and they see 7 different physicians to have a clear understanding of thyroid disorders.  Of course sometimes it is picked up earlier, but it is often frustrating to patients no matter how quickly it is diagnosed.  The more obvious symptoms are skin and hair and bowel changes make it easier…but when weight gain and…

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5R GI Restoration

One of the most common ailments I see and treat is the imbalance in the gut.  GI related symptoms are common complaints…but they don’t have to be in order to have an imbalanced gastrointestinal tract.  Many times I will put my patients are a complete or partial 5R GI Restoration Program.  I put this protocol together with the help of a naturopathic physician, a chiropractor…

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10 Ways to Break Your Plateau

(or how to start losing weight again) No one likes being stuck…and when we are stuck, we can’t wait to get unstuck!  When this happens with patients, I always go back to the behavioral lifestyle modifications first.  Often I find that the aspects of stress levels and sleep are suffering and are going unnoticed.  But assuming that your food and movement / exercise is dialed…

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