Stop Middle Age Weight Gain

Stop Middle Age Weight Gain

By Dr. Maggie Ney

These are my 8 Tips to help you stop menopause weight gain. Estrogen deficiency, the state we find ourselves in once we are in menopause, is associated with insulin resistance and mid center weight gain. Even without changing our exercise routine or diet, women face an increased risk of weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease, just by going through the normal stages of aging.  For us women, it can feel that we have lost all control ...

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Sugar Baby – My Journey with Gestational Diabetes

Sugar Baby – My Journey with Gestational Diabetes

By Bren Boston, MD

I was 32 years old and in my first job after my Pain Fellowship.   I was pregnant for the first time and didn’t have any pregnant friends to learn the ropes from – so it was all learning from books for me.  I remembered that some people develop a type of high blood sugar during their pregnancy called Gestational Diabetes.  From my rusty OB/Gyn textbook learning back in medical school, I thought ...

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The Magic of Intermittent Fasting

The Magic of Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting can promote diversity of gut bacteria, which can lead to positive brain/mood changes and better sugar balancing.

But what exactly is intermittent fasting and how does it work to improve gut health?

Yes, it is true. Similarly, to many “new ideas” in modern day, intermittent fasting is not new. What is new today being why people chose to do it. In fact, humans have intermittently fasted throughout our evolution. Whether it was because food was not available or as part of major a religious practice ...

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Is Your Body a Machine, or A Garden?

Is Your Body a Machine, or A Garden?

By Danél Lombard, MPT, MA, E-RYT

Have you ever had an unexplainable ache or pain that just wouldn’t budge? You went to the doctor, physical therapist, or chiropractor, and they explained to you precisely why you were having this pain from a structural viewpoint. They also explained to you exactly how and why it would get better with their treatments. And it all made perfect sense. Except, it didn’t work. Relief would be short term or non-existent. You experienced frustration, ...

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The power of music to reduce stress levels

The power of music to reduce stress levels

By Edison de Mello, MD, PhD

Here is how:

I came to Rio this past December to present my work, visit family and to enjoy the  “Cidade Maravilhosa”, or Marvelous City as Rio is known to most Brazilians.

There’s a lot to love about Rio and its beautiful landscape.

The weather, the beaches, great places to eat…

But there’s one thing that can be a real drag…

O Transito… The traffic.

Crawling along, bumper-to-bumper, watching the minutes on the clock tick… tick… tick away. It can get pretty frustrating — ...

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How does the testosterone gel work?

How does the testosterone gel work?

Dr. Rachael Ross

If you’ve been on testosterone supplementation for more than five years, you know how it feels to have your testosterone appear to just stop working. 

For my patients, the same often runs true. We place them on testosterone, and they feel great. They go to the gym and lift more, they’re in a better mood, they have better sex, their sex drive comes back, and they lose weight. It is almost like a magic button was pressed. ...

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Sperm Health: Does Age Matter?

Sperm Health: Does Age Matter?

Maggie Ney, ND

Male fertility can persist late into life. While there is not a lot of evidence on the impact of advanced paternal ago on sperm health, we do know that men can conceive into their 70s and beyond. So much of the dialogue on fertility is focused on women and enhancing egg quality. When a couple is having challenging time getting, or staying pregnant, our attention is generally focused on the woman. Only recently have studies started to ...

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Why Does My Knee Hurt?

Why Does My Knee Hurt?

Danél Lombard, MPT, PhD

Are you, or have you ever, experienced knee pain? Knee pain is extremely common in those that are active as well as people who are inactive. Diagnoses for knee pain vary from patellar tendonitis, to meniscal tears, to osteoarthritis. Most people think that strengthening the quads (thigh muscles) are the best way to treat their knee pain. But what if I told you that most knee pain is a result of biomechanical dysfunction (poor movement patterns ...

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Hormone Therapy and Breast Cancer – What are The Actual Risks?

Hormone Therapy and Breast Cancer – What are The Actual Risks?

Maggie Ney, ND

Developing breast cancer is the number one concern my patients have before starting hormone therapy. There is so much confusion and misinformation regarding hormone therapy and breast cancer. My goal is to educate about the actual risk hormones play in the development of breast cancer so women can approach menopause empowered rather than with fear. I have seen even the most well-intentioned physicians be misinformed about the research on hormone therapy and the actual risk it may ...

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Unbalanced Hormones and Gallstone Prevention

Unbalanced Hormones and Gallstone Prevention

Edison de Mello, MD, PhD

It’s estimated that millions of Americans have gallstones. Studies have shown that women are twice as likely as men to form cholesterol gallstones. This gender difference begins in puberty and continues through the childbearing years, highlighting the importance of female sex hormones. Pregnancy, birth control pills, and the natural fluctuations of the menstrual cycle can cause a slowing down of the contractions of the gallbladder, causing bile to sit longer than usual. 

A significant number of ...

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