Total Cholesterol — Who cares?

For years, I have been telling patients that I don’t care what their total cholesterol is. It’s like how much do you weigh? Again, I don’t care. What I care about is what your body fat percentage is, not your weight. I know a 160-pound woman who is in shape and I know a 160-pound Read More

Your Body, Your Car — Get a Tune Up

Hey Guys! Do you own a car? Do you take your car in for regular maintenance checks? Do you change the oil? Do you get it tuned up? Do you have the tires changed? We will all agree that regular maintenance of our car keeps it running longer and better. Do you put sugar in Read More

Probiotics! The Gut Bacteria — The Forgotten Organ

Our intestines harbor trillion of organisms; in fact, they constitute 95% of the cells in our bodies. DNA studies indicate that the human gut houses somewhere in the order 30,000-40,000 different bacteria, and with each passing year, new physiologic roles for these organisms have been discovered. Some investigators have gone so far as to refer Read More

Cortisol Curve Collapse — Fatigue

Hormones affect every system in the body. Cortisol, the adrenal hormone that helps the body manage stress, has impacts on nearly all the body systems. Cortisol levels naturally fluctuate throughout the day, normally peaking in the morning hours and bottoming out at night. Studies show that deviations from this pattern are associated with signs and Read More

Depression and Menopause — Hormone imbalance

Women approaching menopause are at increased risk for depression, and two new studies offer some of the strongest evidence yet that hormonal changes may be at least partially to blame. Both studies followed women through the transition to menopause, known as perimenopause. None of the women had a history of depression prior to this time Read More

Chelation and Heart Disease

Chelation (pronounced key-LAY-shun) is the use of a chemical substance to bind molecules, such as metals or minerals, and hold them tightly so they can be removed from the body. Chelation therapy removes excess or toxic metals or minerals to minimize their effects on the body. The therapy was first used in the 1940’s by Read More

Yoga — Being Grateful

The world is getting increasingly yogic. There seems to be a lot of interest in Eastern practices, as well as its philosophical foundations. Yoga, which makes people pull their faces and bodies into strange and unfamiliar shapes that they wouldn’t, normally, is an exercise in reaching out for peak performance in physical, mental and spiritual Read More

Age of Genomics — Personalized Medicine

“It is far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has.” — Hippocrates A tectonic shift is taking place in medicine. For the average patient the movement is subtle, perhaps imperceptible, but ultimately it will affect the entire landscape of our healthcare system. Since the mapping of the Read More

IV Therapy

Intravenous (IV) nutrition is much more than intravenous vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other nutrients. OurIV nutrition program has consistently been proven to be one of the most effective ways to improve on many numerous health conditions. The benefits of intravenous nutrition programs have been described as life changing. While all IV nutrition programs are Read More

Estrogen and Testosterone Hormones, Women and Men, Libido

A hormone is a chemical substance produced by an endocrine gland that has a specific effect on the activities of other organs in the body. The major sex hormones can be classified as estrogens or androgens. Both classes of hormones are present in males and females alike, but in vastly different amounts. Most men produce Read More