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“In Memory of Bread: A Memoir” by Paul Graham (Book Review)

I just finished reading Paul Graham’s book chronicling his diagnosis of celiac disease, followed by 2 years of coming to terms with the elimination of all things gluten, from his world. He is an accomplished cook and was brewer of

By |January 31st, 2017|News|0 Comments

Do you have enough testosterone?

We typically think of testosterone as the manly hormone, especially in regard to sexual function of men. Research shows that men with low testosterone, and even testosterone levels in the lower end of the normal range, have higher risks for diabetes, heart disease, cognitive dysfunction (poor brain function), bone density loss/osteoporosis, abnormal lipid lab tests. Women can also have low testosterone, but that is a subject for another blog!

By |January 17th, 2017|News|0 Comments

How Healthy are You? Measuring pH

A lot of people rely on their annual physical and labwork to decide if they are healthy. Lungs sound good, heart ticking regularly, feeling pretty good… routine labs like chemistries, complete blood count, lipids good… therefore, all must be well,

By |January 2nd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Thyroid Medication: Decisions, decisions, decisions!

If you need thyroid hormone, there are a number of options to choose from. In general, side effects are limited to the symptoms of hypothyroidism if you are not taking enough (dry skin, fatigue, weight gain, foggy brain, heavy periods,

By |July 25th, 2016|News|0 Comments

What do my Thyroid Tests Mean?

Have you been told that your thyroid tests are normal, but you still wonder if something is not right?

Are you confused with all of the test names and result ranges?

Let me help you understand what those tests mean, and what

By |July 13th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Pain and Fatigue: Is it really Fibromyalgia, or is it something else?

Chronic, widespread pain and achiness, debilitating fatigue – most would get a diagnosis of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). But, before making that diagnosis, it is important to rule out other disorders that masquerade as fibromyalgia. Research shows that of people diagnosed

By |June 20th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: What You Can Do to Get to the Underlying Cause

 

Have you been told you have hypothyroidism?

Do you take medicine for “low thyroid”?

Do you have an enlarged thyroid gland?

Do you have positive thyroid antibodies?

 

If you can answer yes to any of these questions, you may have a problem called Hashimoto’s

By |June 16th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Eating Disorders from a Medical Perspective

Do you or someone you care about struggle with an eating disorder?  These disorders are much more common than one would think – one reference from 2002 estimates that almost 30 million Americans suffer from an eating disorder (including males

By |February 24th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Get the Lead Out!

The recent reports of high lead levels in the water in Flint, MI are shocking.  Most concerning is the fact that this danger was not publicized immediately – so action could have been taken to protect the citizens there.

In our

By |January 28th, 2016|News|0 Comments

5 Things You Can Do to Lower Your Cancer Risk

"You have cancer." Three little words, terrifying to their core. Have you or a loved one heard those words? Did they shake your foundations, make you wonder if you would live long enough to see next year, next month? One in three will hear those words in their lifetimes. Shocking!
By |December 29th, 2015|News|0 Comments