Women’s Health

How I Cut My Cholesterol in Half Without Drugs. Case Study of 65 Year Old Margaret.

How I Cut My Cholesterol in Half Without Drugs. Case Study of 65 Year Old Margaret.

Margaret came to me at 65 years of age and wanted to change her life. She was tired of feeling tired and knew that her health was taking a nosedive. She had a laundry list of complaints that was growing with each passing year and she feared that her next 2 decades would be miserable if she didn't get things in order. Despite appropriate drug therapy by her primary care doctor her lab numbers were getting... [Read more]

Another Option to Mammography?

Another Option to Mammography?

Yes, it is October and the Pink Ribbons are flying.  Breast Health Awareness is in full swing, so let's share information and tips about how you can make small changes that create big results in your overall breast health. Right off the bat it is worth repeating that thermograpghy is an outstanding option for all women as a screening tool for breast health. If you are over the age of 50 then... [Read more]

75% Report More Satisfying Sex Following Yoga

75% Report More Satisfying Sex Following Yoga

That’s right, in one study 75% of women reported more satisfaction in their sex life after only 3 months of regular yoga practice. The most substantial improvements were found in women 45 and older. Not ones to be left out, men also reported a boost in sexual function from a similar 12-week yoga course. Research reported in the Journal of Sexual Medicine (yes, there is such a thing), outlined... [Read more]

Why Can’t Lisa Lose Weight? Part 2

Why Can’t Lisa Lose Weight? Part 2

If you missed Part 1 of Why Can't Lisa Lose Weight, check it out now. Complexities Leading to Weight Gain So we begin to see the complex interrelationships that lead to poor metabolism and weight gain. Medications like Prozac and Omeprazole don’t really “fix” anything. They simply attempt to control symptoms while leading to other problems. The real issue is why does Lisa have heartburn?... [Read more]

Why Can’t Lisa Lose Weight? Part 1

Why Can’t Lisa Lose Weight? Part 1

Say hello to Lisa. Lisa recently responded to an article I posted entitled “Diet & Exercise But Still Can’t Lose Weight?” that went on to detail 5 metabolic reasons that often make losing weight difficult for many people. I found her brief story to be rather compelling as it is a theme I see played out over and over again in my own patients when they first come to me. Lisa has given us... [Read more]

7 Steps to Breast Cancer Reduction

7 Steps to Breast Cancer Reduction

When it comes to chronic disease, breast cancer often takes center fear-stage in the hearts of American women. While I’m thrilled for the outreach and resources to women who have been impacted by this devastating disease, I also want to focus on the empowerment, not the fear, that should come with medical research and advancements. Let’s take a breath and focus on the active things the majority... [Read more]

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