To Drink or Not to Drink…

To Drink or Not to Drink…

Alcohol is packed with empty calories just like a sweet hard candy you might want to enjoy from time to time. However, just because you are on a diet does not mean you can’t allow yourself an occasional drink or two. The trick is – moderation and awareness of how alcohol works and how it

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Cocaine and Sugar Addictions

Cocaine and Sugar Addictions

If you are reading this, chances are you know someone with an addiction. The holidays are a season of overindulgence. Are you looking forward to the festive holiday season filled with love and laughter? Or are you concerned the best plans may be compromised by drugs or alcohol or watching an overweight loved one overeating?

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Hormones: Bio-Identical or Pharmaceutical?

Hormones: Bio-Identical or Pharmaceutical?

Are natural therapies better for treating menopausal symptoms? Should you believe popular celebrity spokeswomen and use a more natural approach with bio-identical hormones (BHRT) or follow conventional medicine’s recommendations based on available research? Who’s right? Where is the balance? Do women need any hormones or natural remedies for this biological aging process? The literature is

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The Mind Matters: Part II

The Mind Matters: Part II

In looking at American society today, one might believe there is a massive epidemic of Prozac dependence! The many factors of psychological stress and physical changes that can cause neurotransmitter deficiencies or imbalances. Neurotransmitters are chemicals used to replay, amplify and modulate electrical signals between the nerve cells and other cells. Irregularities in this system

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The Mind Matters: Part I

The Mind Matters: Part I

We’ve all heard the saying, “When Mom’s not happy, no one is happy.” A parent’s struggle with emotional imbalance affects not only the parent but the entire family. Depression, anxiety and mood swings are not something you can just “snap out of.” Science proves these disorders can be caused by an imbalance of brain chemicals,

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Dancing Holiday Hormones

Dancing Holiday Hormones

Are you excited about the holidays? Perhaps you have some “mixed” feelings as you look forward to family, friends and all the celebrations. You love the season and the festivities but may be thinking, “I wish I felt better.”  If only you had more energy, more focus, were sleeping better, had less pain, and were

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Brain Fog

Brain Fog

Are you having difficulty concentrating, remembering names and appointments, and keeping track of your glasses or keys? Are you easily distracted and less focused? Do you feel you are not as sharp or on-the-ball as you once were? Do you worry, “If I am like this now, what am I going to be like in

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Hormonal Replacement Therapy – Health or Harm?

Hormonal Replacement Therapy – Health or Harm?

One of the most complicated and difficult health care decisions menopausal and pre-menopausal women face today is whether or not they should use hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Should you believe a popular celebrity spokeswoman and use a more natural approach with bio-identical hormones (BHRT) or follow the recommendation of conventional medicine? Do women need any

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Balancing Neurotransmitters to Prevent Mood Swings

Balancing Neurotransmitters to Prevent Mood Swings

A person’s emotional imbalances like anxiety, depression, insomnia and mood swings affect the entire family, friends and performance in school and the workplace, and often result in cravings and addictions. These disorders may be caused by an imbalance of brain chemicals, called neurotransmitters. The brain produces more than 100 neurotransmitters, which control every thought, mood,

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Why Am I so Tired?

Why Am I so Tired?

Trying to keep up with the children or your responsibilities is difficult. Fatigue is a common health problem. “I am so tired I don’t have the energy I need for my family, my friends, my job, or for me.” Approximately 20% of Americans complain of fatigue to their doctors. However, in my practice, when I

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Examining Erectile Dysfunction’s Causes & Cures

Examining Erectile Dysfunction’s Causes & Cures

If you have difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection, you may want to take a look inside your medicine cabinet. There are a number of prescription and over-the-counter drugs that may lead to erectile dysfunction (ED). While these medications may treat a disease or condition, in doing so they can affect a man’s hormones, nerves,

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