Why Doesn’t My Testosterone Seem to Work For Me Anymore?

Why Doesn’t My Testosterone Seem to Work For Me Anymore?

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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Do Not Settle for an IBS Diagnosis

Do Not Settle for an IBS Diagnosis

By Maggie Ney, ND

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a diagnosis many people have received. But it is not a diagnosis that should leave you satisfied as to why you are experiencing bloating, gas, constipation, and/or diarrhea. Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a label that describes these uncomfortable symptoms, but it does not tell you the cause of your symptoms. There are many causes of IBS and being told you have IBS, without a discussion as to the possible causes, is practicing ...

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Here’s a Secret: Your Gut is Happier with Beans

Here’s a Secret: Your Gut is Happier with Beans

By Bren Boston, MD

We are all learning how important our gut microbiome is for our physical and mental health.  We have more beneficial bacterial cells in our gut than we have human cells in our body.  These beneficial bacteria perform cell signaling, play a role in our immunity, and are crucial for preventing cancer and chronic disease.

Ok, now that we can all agree that our healthy microbiome bacteria are precious to our longevity, how do we make sure they thrive?  Microbiome bacteria ...

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Better Sex Starts in your Gut!

Better Sex Starts in your Gut!

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

By Edison de Mello, MD, PhD

1. What are the causes for lack of libido?          

Libido and sexual arousal in both genders, but more specifically in women  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-steam, physical attraction, lifestyle – and the current relationship. 

In addition, a wide range of illnesses, such as thyroid disease, arthritis, diabetes, neurological disorders, ...

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Dr. Ney’s Interview With GOOP on Safe Lubricants

Dr. Ney’s Interview With GOOP on Safe Lubricants

See Dr. Ney’s interview with GOOP on safe lubricants and how vaginal dryness can affect libido

Here it is…

After watching an episode of Netflix’s Grace and Frankie—starring (respectively) Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin—in which Frankie develops her own homemade lube (the primary ingredient being yams), we got to thinking. Seriously, though. We’d never considered what went into lube, and that it’s actually super toxic (the most popular options contain parabens, for one), and that we are ...

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Not all Fats are Bad For You!

Not all Fats are Bad For You!

By Gina Galvez M.S., PA-C

Are you trying to trim fat? Do you have high cholesterol? It seems logical that cutting fatty, high cholesterol foods is the direct path to trimming body fat and and lowering cholesterol. But not all fat is bad, and not all cholesterol is bad. Indeed, good fats and good cholesterol are essential for good health.

First, let’s start with the bad. Cholesterol has a reputation of being associated with heart and blood vessel disease. These ...

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