Month: March 2013

  • Foods that Cause Inflammation

    As discussed previously, these pro-inflammatory foods not only cause you to gain weight more easily (and make it harder to lose weight), but they also result in chronic disease conditions as long as you consume them.  This list comes from Nat Jones, an expert on this topic. Bagels, Breads, Baked goods, Croissants, Muffins, Pastry, Rolls […]

  • Metabolic Syndrome

    Metabolic Syndrome (or Syndrome X) is a disorder that is characterized by hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, hypertension and central obesity.  Other manifestations of this Syndrome are glucose intolerance and a loss of insulin sensitivity, increased uric acid in the blood due to a decrease in clearance at the kidney, increased salt retention, and increased fibrinogen giving a tendency […]

  • Thanks to our MLA Mr.Keith Bain for recognizing our work!

  • Drug Depletions for Statins

      Statins have become a double edged sword for many of our patients.  Without them choldesterol levels would be through the roof (although keep in mind that just because your LDL is high doesn’t necessarily mean it will lead to plaque buildup on your blood vessels – but it might). It is the oxidation of […]

  • Testosterone use in Women (including improved breast cancer outcome)

      As much of a struggle as it can be to convince a practitioner to write for estrogen and progesterone, I get even stranger responses when my recommendations include testosterone for women.  All hormones are important to our wellbeing.  It is like a conductor directing a symphony, or a contractor making sure the trades all […]

  • No clear evidence that decline in hormone replacement therapy use linked to fall in breast cancer.

      Coincidentally, after the last blog, Science Daily reported the following post: This report show how women are needlessly being denied hormone replacement therapy’s benefits over the last decade.

  • More Hormone Therapy and Breast Cancer…

    This has proven to be a popular topic based on the last blog.  I am hearing that you would like more information on this topic. In a 2006 study that sought to assess the effect of menopausal hormone therapy (ht) on reoccurrence , cancer-related mortality and overall mortality after a diagnosis of breast cancer, nearly 3500 […]

  • Hormone Replacement Therapy and Breast Cancer

        It’s a common question when someone approaches me on whether or not it’s safe to use hormone replacement therapy (bioidentical or not) with a breast cancer concern.  Although it had its flaws, the Women’s Health Initiative clearly showed us that conjugated estrogens from horse urine (albeit a natural source of estrogens) when combined with medroxyprogesterone […]

  • How Ideal Protein Weigh Loss Works

    In response to your numerous requests on Ideal Protein Weigh Loss Program, here are the basics: Phase I of the diet is for the entire time you want to lose weight to your goal.  Women typically lose 3-5 lbs per week and men 5-7 lbs per week.  Following the diet strictly is important for this […]

  • Stress and Nutrition

      Acute stress has followed us as long as we have existed.  It is what the body is designed for and thrives under.  When food was available to the caveman they ate as much as they could, as fast as they could whenever they could because famine could come tomorrow.  Our bodies are designed to […]