Aging Gracefully Includes A Plan to Keep Lean Muscle

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Aging Gracefully Includes A Plan to Keep Lean Muscle

 

By: Bren Boston, M.D.

The slippery slope of lean muscle loss begins at a younger age than you would guess. The medical term for age-related loss of lean muscle is sarcopenia, and it starts in our 30’s. Sarcopenia occurs at a rate of 3-5% per decade. Less muscle means less strength, less stability, and less dense bones, which all increase the risk for falls and fractures.

It doesn’t have to be this way. You can fight against the loss of lean muscle ...

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Hormones and the Aging Process

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Hormones and the Aging Process

 

By: Maggie Ney, ND

Hormones are involved in every metabolic reaction in the body. As we age, hormones decline and we begin to feel less vital, more metabolically imbalanced and not quite like ourselves anymore.  Men may start to gain weight around the middle, lose hair, have more difficulty maintaining and gaining muscle mass, and experience a lower sex drive. Women, in addition to experiencing uncomfortable symptoms of hot flashes and night sweats, will also experience a loss ...

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Aging and Your Genes

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Aging and Your Genes

 

By Jean-Marc Sobczyk MD, ND

Glutathione is the most important anti-oxidant available in the body. Glutathione helps preventing oxidation/damage done to the cells and the DNA, combatting oxidative stress and free radicals.

Oxidative stress and free radicals are the result of various processed including daily exposure to toxins (environmental pollutants, pesticides in food, water, heavy metals in food and in our environment, cigarette smoke and many other sources)

Glutathione supports optimal cells function and prevents ...

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Nutrient of the Month: Vitamin C Has Powerful Anti-Aging Properties!

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Nutrient of the Month: Vitamin C Has Powerful Anti-Aging Properties!

 

By: Amanda Miller MS, RN

With all of the secret potions of youth around, most people don’t think to look at getting their youth from a plain old vitamin.

”But getting enough Vitamin C is a powerful way to slow down the aging process”

In fact, a deficiency in Vitamin C can not only rapidly increase signs of aging externally, but can lead to chronic conditions of aging internally. Signs of deficiency include bleeding gums, bruising easily, and ...

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Reducing Your Risk for Breast Cancer

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Reducing Your Risk for Breast Cancer

 

By: Bren Boston, M.D.

1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, which is a scary statistic. Although the two most common risk factors for breast cancer (being a woman and getting older) are things you cannot change, there are some lifestyle choices you can make to at least reduce your risk.

  • Maintain a healthy weight, as gaining weight in adulthood increases the risk of breast cancer.
  • Exercise regularly to lower your risk of breast cancer by ...
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Contributing Factors of Breast Cancer

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Contributing Factors of Breast Cancer

 

By Dr. Maggie Ney

It is breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and is the second leading cancer killer in women. I find that my patients and friends are very diligent about getting recommended mammograms and breast ultrasounds. Doctors and the media have succeeded, I feel, in getting the word out about the importance of these cancer-screening tests. Still, I would like to see more attention directed towards educating the public on ...

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October Nutrient of the Month: Zinc

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October Nutrient of the Month: Zinc

 

By Amanda Miller MS, RN
Clinical Integrative Nutrition Nurse Consultant

Stubborn acne? Thinning hair? Dandruff? Always feeling run down? You may blame these on stress or aging and may even consider them as minor annoyances. But these symptoms may actually be signs you are suffering from low levels of an essential mineral: Zinc.

Zinc is often treasured as a go-to-support for helping to battle the common cold, but zinc does so much more for the body than just bolstering your immune ...

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Longevity Depends on Your Liver

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Longevity Depends on Your Liver

 

By Bren Boston, MD

Your health depends on your liver. The liver is your largest solid organ other than your skin. It is located in the upper right corner of your abdominal cavity tucked under your rib cage. Your liver helps you digest and absorb fats and vitamins. It stores iron so that you can make red blood cells to circulate oxygen. It stores glucose for when you need a burst of energy. It makes proteins involved ...

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Liver Disease: The Next Epidemic

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Liver Disease: The Next Epidemic

 

By Jean-Marc Sobczyk, MD, ND

Do you have a fatty liver?

If you are like me you will answer: “of course not!” – I am healthy, active, and I don’t take any medications. These are all excellent deterrents, but sometimes still are not enough to prevent liver disease.

People who are overweight, diabetic, inactive or with a poor diet are more likely to have what we call Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). NAFLD is ...

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Children’s Obesity, The Top 8 Genes influencing Weight and Children’s Health

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Children’s Obesity, The Top 8 Genes influencing Weight and Children’s Health

 

By Jean-Marc Sobczyk , MD ND

According to the World health organization, Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. The problem is global and is steadily affecting many low- and middle-income countries, particularly in urban settings. The prevalence has increased at an alarming rate. Globally, in 2016 the number of overweight children under the age of five, is estimated to be over 41 million.

Today, about one in three American kids and teens ...

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