Algal Oil versus Fish Oil     

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Algal Oil versus Fish Oil     

 

By. Dr. Edison de Mello

Fish oil is today one of the most highly marketed and used supplements for health and well-being. An impressive body of research has shown that fish oil provides the body with both of eicosepentenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) Omega-3s, which are essential for optimal brain function, cardiovascular health and healthy aging. But along with the explosion of the world population and global warming that have resulted in an unprecedented threat to our survival, the demand ...

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What is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis?

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What is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis?

 

By. Dr. Sari Eitches

One in ten Americans will have a thyroid disorder in their lifetime. The most common cause is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis- an autoimmune condition in which the body’s own antibodies attack its thyroid. This causes destruction of thyroid tissue which  impairs the thyroid’s ability to function properly and can result in hypothyroidism.

Hashimoto’s is more common in women than men, and incidence increases as we get older. Some of the susceptibility for Hashimoto’s can ...

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Intermittent Fasting and Your Hormones

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Intermittent Fasting and Your Hormones

 

By. Dr. Maggie Ney

There is been so much excitement recently about intermittent fasting, (IF), and for good cause. New research studies suggest that intermittent fasting helps optimize insulin levels, promote weight loss, facilitate cellular repair and even control gene expression to promote longevity and disease protection. People who practice IF report feeling more energetic and wake with a feeling of alertness and excitement to start the day.

What is Intermittent Fasting?

Intermittent fasting is a term used to describe an eating ...

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Intermittent Fasting: What Are the Benefits?

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Intermittent Fasting:  What Are the Benefits?

 

By. Dr. Bren Boston

Intermittent fasting (IF) has been associated with weight loss, improved brain health, improved energy, enhanced tissue healing, and longevity. Intermittent fasting can mean fasting for 16 hours overnight while eating during the remaining 8 hours during the day, or it can mean reducing your caloric intake to 500 cals/day for two non-consecutive days of the week while eating a normal healthy diet the other five days.

Research out of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has shown ...

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Movement, Libido and Well Being

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Movement, Libido and Well Being

 

By Olivia Barry PT, E-RYT-500

Our ability to expand our energetic field depends on the cleansing and strengthening properties of regular exercise. Movement, well-being, and libido coordinate in a cycle. If we exercise, we feel better — energy levels rise, aches subside, and self-image improves. When we feel better and more energized, we’re more likely to engage in a broader variety of activities, including sexual intimacy.

Research shows that as we age, the upper regions of ...

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Balanced Hormones = Better Sex, Increased Well-Being and Longer Life

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Balanced Hormones = Better Sex, Increased Well-Being and Longer Life

 

By Dr. Sari Eitches & Dr. Edison de Mello

Hormones are secreted by endocrine glands and have a very complex and important role in our health and well-being. The optimal function of our physiology depends on the interaction and balance of many different hormones. Testosterone, progesterone, estrogen and DHEA, known as the sex hormones, interact with other hormones from the pituitary, thyroid, adrenal glands, pancreas, and other endocrine glands to ...

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Better Sex Starts in your Gut

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Better Sex Starts in your Gut

 

By Dr. Edison de Mello

“There’s a Connection Between Your Gut Health and Your Sex Life”

What are the most common causes of low libido?

Libido and sexual arousal is, for the most part, grounded on intimacy involving the interaction of several components, including physical trust, belief system emotional well-being, previous experiences, self-esteem, physical attraction, lifestyle and current relationship.

In addition, a wide range of illnesses, such as thyroid disease, arthritis, diabetes, neurological disorders, hormonal changes and physical changes, such as High blood ...

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When the Luv Bug Catches You!

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When the Luv Bug Catches You!

 

By Edison De Mello, MD, PhD

Blame it on chemistry: Testosterone, Dopamine, Oxycotin, … and your nose, get you Ready for Luv.

Testosterone is not just the “macho hormone” that most people think of it as. It actually drives sexual desire in both men and women. The salivary transfer of this powerful hormone is believed to be what increases sexual desire in partners during kissing.
Dopamine levels, the brain’s pleasure hormone that plays a role in gambling and drug use, are also ...

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Why Men Have Trouble Showing Love

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Why Men Have Trouble Showing Love

 

By Dr. David Laramie

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and with it comes countless customs for displaying love. Lets take up the popular trope that men do not show love as much as women. In the conventional discourse active listening and intimate, expressive, emotional, talk are the standard for what love is supposed to look like. Contemporary pop psychology and many psychotherapies often hold them up as the ideal method of communicating affect. In turn, men are often deemed ...

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Stretching the “Love Hormone”

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Stretching the “Love Hormone”

 

By Olivia Barry, PT, E-RYT500

“Honey, have you been to yoga lately?” You may have asked the question; you may have received the question, but many of us know that yoga — mindful movement and breath practices — plays a big part in how we interact with others. How is it that our partners know if we have been practicing yoga? They can’t feel if our hamstrings are getting a little tight. They don’t ...

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