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Anti-aging skin care — An important subject for women

February 1, 2014

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by Dr. Sima Aidun —  It is well known that during pre-menopause and menopause, the skin starts showing signs of aging, which can be very traumatic for women, and with good reason. Aside from problems caused by sun damage, peri-menopausal and menopausal women experience thinner, looser, less elastic skin; reduced collagen production; cessation of oil […]

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Prevent holiday hot flashes

December 20, 2013

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by Dr. Adrienne Stewart —  All hormones in the body are designed to work together in a type of hormonal symphony. One off-pitch member affects the entire orchestra, and the other members have to try to compensate. During the holiday season, we are surrounded by the comfort and cheer of our family traditions. Many women […]

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Music on your brain

December 4, 2013

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by Jill Mattson —  Music as entertainment is just the tip of the iceberg. Music is a hidden giant with far-ranging impacts on our health and learning. It is easily accessible and inexpensive. So, what is wrong with this solution and why is it not used more? Music stimulates regions of the brain responsible for […]

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Menopause making you miserable?

June 2, 2013

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by Dr. Tracy Mageruss —  Menopause is a normal part of healthy aging, but some of the associated symptoms can be very troubling. For example, are hot flashes and night sweats interfering with your ability to get a good night’s sleep? Is the sleep deprivation causing anxiety or irritability or making you lose focus? Are […]

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New technology + old science = amazing results

January 12, 2013

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by Linda Leibl —  I love America; I could not imagine living anywhere else. But in many areas, our culture has perfected the art of what “does not work.” Look at our diets, eating habits and lifestyles, compared to those of Europeans. If you have ever traveled to Europe, you likely observed the difference between […]

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Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy

December 24, 2012

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by Dr. Sima Aidun —  Bio-identical hormones are made from plants — estrogen from soy and progesterone from wild yam. They are identical to the chemical structure of the hormones produced by the human body. Bio-identical hormones are the closest in chemical structure, actions and interaction to those hormones produced by humans. Effects of bio-identical […]

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Am I in menopause yet?

November 4, 2012

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by Dr. Sima Aidun —  As a doctor, I see patients who wonder what is going on with them. They have symptoms of menopause, but still are menstruating every few months. For example, they suffer from among the following symptoms: Hot flashes — Sudden, brief sensations of heat, often over the entire body, sometimes more […]

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Inflammation and the truth about fats

September 12, 2012

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by Dr. Shelley Crombach —  Have you ever gone to the doctor while experiencing pain? Did the doctor diagnose inflammation, or give you anti-inflammatory medicine or supplements? What exactly are we fighting with these remedies? Inflammation is an immune reaction that aids in the body’s healing process. Despite its bad name, it is important for […]

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The connection between pain and hormones

September 4, 2012

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by Dr. Mark Starr —  If you have been trying to rid your body of pain and so far nothing has worked, the problem may be that you are low thyroid, or hypothyroid. The vast majority of people with chronic pain are low thyroid. Increasingly today, people are hypothyroid because the cells in their body […]

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Is exercise really necessary as you age?

August 25, 2012

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by Becky Coffield —  There are several reasons why exercise regimes often fall by the wayside as one gets older. The problem is usually not the exercise routine itself, but may actually be in the imbalance of hormones and nutrients in an aging person’s body. There comes a day when many life-long exercisers are tempted […]

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Recognizing and alleviating menopause

August 9, 2012

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by Dasha Trebichavska —  Though many of us have been taught otherwise, menopause in not a disease; it is a normal physiological transition in a woman’s life from a reproductive to a non-reproductive age. The main problems a woman is likely to experience with menopause, with varying degrees of severity, are tiredness, lethargy, irritability, anxiety, […]

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Are your hormones out of whack?

August 6, 2012

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by Dr. Paul Stallone —  Many of us have heard or used the expression “Your hormones are out of whack.” Whether the reference was made about a spouse, friend, co-worker or even ourselves, we may wonder how much validity this slang-phrased statement truly carries. Quite a bit, actually. Hormones are powerful chemical messengers produced by […]

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Return your body to a youthful and vibrant state

July 21, 2012

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by Dr. Paul Stallone —  The Fountain of Youth is a legendary spring that reputedly restores the youth of anyone who drinks of its waters. If only it were so easy to reverse the body’s inevitable aging process and restore its original vitality. While no single elixir exists, fortunately there are integrative healthcare options to […]

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