Hormones Do's and Don'ts

Hormones Do's and Don'ts

Every system in the body is controlled by hormones. As we get older, hormone levels change…and so do we. Manipulating levels of certain hormones can provide a significant change to the quality of life. I would like to provide certain information that might help you wade through the morass of conflicting statements associated with advice about hormones. Questions may arise about the following: Which hormones do I replace? Should they be in the form of pills, creams, injections, troches, or pellets placed under the skin? Should I have a blood test, saliva test, or a urine test to determine my...

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Flu Vaccinations - Do They Prevent the Flu?

Flu Vaccinations - Do They Prevent the Flu?

As most people are aware, we are entering into flu season. Without fail, there are multiple notices encouraging people to get flu shots. I have never been convinced that flu shots actually prevent the flu. In fact, I believe that they are more likely to give you flu-like symptoms. The question, of course, arises, is there a better way to prevent the flu? In fact, there is. And this is an ideal time to mention this because we are in the midst of breast cancer awareness month, which should more appropriately be designated as breast cancer prevention month. As it...

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Treating ADHD - The Truth

Treating ADHD - The Truth

The only way to cure an illness is to treat the cause of the illness – ADHD is no exception.

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Migraines, Headaches & Tinnitus

Migraines, Headaches & Tinnitus

People with excess adrenaline often suffer from frequent headaches. Adrenaline can give rise to muscle tension in different areas of the body. When the tension is localized to the neck—not an uncommon place to feel tension—it can cause traction headaches, also known as tension headaches.  One type of traction headache, called occipital neuritis, is often mistaken for a migraine headache because the pain can be severe. However, a migraine is characterized by a pulsating type of pain, while the pain of occipital neuritis is piercing. It arises at the base of the skull on one side or the other and...

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