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HGH: A fountain of youth

October 17, 2012

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by Leonie Rosenberg —  Most people live through their teens and 20s without appreciating the blessings of youth — trim bodies, supple skin, high libido, stamina, agility and a responsive immune system. Often it is not until we begin to manifest the symptoms of aging that we begin to appreciate the health we took for […]

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Stress, exercise, aging and the metabolic syndrome

September 9, 2012

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by Dr. Thomas Alexander —  If a patient with insulin resistance were to ask me, “Doc, give me just one thing I can do to improve my insulin resistance,” I would probably have to say, “Exercise.” Since the word exercise can have many negative connotations, let’s use the term physical activity instead. When we were […]

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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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Sleep for weight loss, good health and a long life

August 16, 2012

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by Paula Owens —  Restful sleep is a must for health, vitality, longevity and fat loss. Researchers have found that sleeping as few as four hours a night interferes with your ability to secrete and regulate hormones, which, in turn, promotes aging, increases appetite and risk of diabetes, and adds inches to your waistline. Lack […]

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Testosterone replacement for men

April 12, 2012

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by Dr. Paul Stallone —  Hormone replacement therapy, specifically testosterone, may help a man feel like he is in his 20s again — a time when building muscle was almost easy, nothing could depress or bring him down, and getting an erection took little to no effort. However, many men over age 35 have a […]

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Natural Thyroid Care

February 27, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  The thyroid gland is not large, but it functions as the “spark plugs” of the body, giving a person plenty of energy for every bodily activity. Thyroid problems are among the most prevalent health disorders. Hypothyroidism. The most common thyroid condition is called hypothyroidism, or a low-functioning thyroid. Symptoms often […]

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D is for depression

February 26, 2012

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by Dr. Tara Peyman —  Many people are aware that vitamin D is important for bone health. Research is emerging that confirms the importance of vitamin D for prevention of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and a variety of other diseases. Recent studies also have shown that vitamin D deficiency may increase your risk of depression, […]

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Higher vitamin D levels ward off cancer

February 24, 2012

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by Dr. Martha M. Grout —  A new study in the journal Anticancer Research states that it takes far more vitamin D than initially thought to dramatically cut the risk of several major diseases, including breast cancer. The study’s co-author, Dr. Cedric Garland, a professor of family and preventive medicine at the University of California, […]

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Are you deficient in vitamin D?

February 23, 2012

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by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  It has been estimated that 1 billion people worldwide have a vitamin-D deficiency. According to several studies, 40 to 100 percent of U.S. and European elderly men and women still living in the community (not in nursing homes) are deficient in vitamin D. More than 50 percent of postmenopausal […]

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Lithium may cause hypo-thyroidism and weight gain

February 23, 2012

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by Dr. Tara Peyman —  Lithium, one of the most commonly prescribed medications for bipolar disorder, can help stabilize mood and reduce symptoms of mania. However, it is important to understand the risks and potential side effects of taking this medication. A frequent side effect of most mood stabilizers, including lithium, is weight gain. This […]

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