The Dance of the Sugar Woes! You might not believe it but the facts are certainly clear. Sugar is one of the biggest woes of our generation. We think innocently enough that a little sugar here and a little sugar there is not going to be a problem but the effects are clear and cumulative. [...]
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Continuing our discussion of hormones, it is important that we understand exactly how hormones work and why some of the prescription medications that we are given do not work as well given that they are not of the same chemical structure. A natural hormone works much like a lock and a key. It takes the [...]
Fructose Leads to Obesity and Fatty Liver What a lot of folks don’t realize is that fructose is actually the biggest cause of obesity and overweight in America. It is not the fat consumption of Americans (except for the FrankenFats – such as partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil, trans fats, margarines, etc.) that we consume that [...]
With all of the stress that we put our bodies under, it is imperative that we maximize our health by trying to reduce our stress. We can do this by sleeping eight hours a day, drink plenty of water, avoid smoking and processed foods, and have fun. All of these things will help to optimize [...]
Oftentimes when you hear this catchy little slogan you will think of alcohol. However, as much as this is also a problem, there is also a huge problem with sugary beverages. I want you to think about this the next time you reach for that sugary beverage. How can you avoid this great temptation? One [...]
The brain is very greedy when it comes to energy. In fact, the brain needs almost twice the amount of sugar than other parts of the body. However, it can run even more efficiently on ketones that it can on sugar. It is actually better for the brain overall that all of that sugar. Ketonic [...]
For many years, I have been a strong advocate of putting the good bacteria back in our system with probiotics. Researchers have proven the benefit of probiotics over the past few years. As part of the Functional Medicine approach to overall health, we know that probiotics help to replace the good bacteria that are often [...]
Researchers now know that as the testosterone level in men decreases, the risk of certain disease will actually increase. One such disease is heart disease or sudden cardiac arrest. There are several mechanisms for the condition but one that is very common in American culture is the “beer belly” or the increase in abdominal circumference. [...]
As par for the course in a busy Ob/Gyn practice, I would see women with major life stresses such as a baby, divorce, marriage, or loss of an aging parent. When this would occur, I would often hear the complaint that my stomach just hurts: ” I feel bloated and huge.” However, since retiring from [...]
Looking back, I think about how things have really changed and evolved in ways that I would have never imagined. If someone had said to me 8 years ago that I would be practicing weight loss medicine, I would have thought them crazy. However, that is exactly what I am doing. Instead of doing bariatric [...]
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