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

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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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Coronavirus Has a Crush… on Sugar

Coronavirus Has a Crush… on Sugar

By Bren Boston, MD

Coronavirus has a crush on sugar.  It gets really amped and energized on sugar and makes a bunch of virus babies.  Coronavirus loves that sugar is the most inflammatory food you can eat.  So, if you are exposed to Coronavirus, don’t feed it sugar or processed foods that turn into sugar once you eat them.

What should you eat to help your body beat the Coronavirus?  Foods that decrease inflammation can help your immune system squelch the Coronavirus.  

Anti-inflammatory foods include:

• green leafy ...

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Total Cholesterol Levels Misses the Mark for Assessing Heart Disease

Total Cholesterol Levels Misses the Mark for Assessing Heart Disease

Maggie Ney, ND

Heart disease is the number one killer in the world. However, our assessment of heart disease risks is based upon a standard cholesterol panel which really only tells a very small part of the story. There are so many misconceptions about cholesterol and heart disease and how to determine if you are at risk for heart attacks and strokes. In the 1980s, it was widely advised to limit cholesterol in the diet. Fat in food was replaced ...

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What Being Without a Father as a Black Man Taught Me

What Being Without a Father as a Black Man Taught Me

by Jonny Parker, MBA 

Breaking barriers and assumptions of what America says the black man “should” be without a father

As a 27-year-old black man, I, unfortunately, became a statistic when I was under the age of 18.

I was not thrown in jail, or even put in handcuffs or put in the back of a police vehicle. But I was another black teen living in a single-parent home.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, only 38.7 percent of African-American minors live with both ...

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How to RESET your System after the Holidays Food Indigence indigestion

How to RESET your System after the Holidays Food Indigence indigestion

By Edison de Mello, MD PhD

It’s that time of year again – the after the holidays time when some of us ask ourselves: “What was I thinking? Why did it eat that much, drink that much, party that much?

The holidays are one of these times when we flood our system with fatty, sugary foods that can lead to digestive issues, low immune function, and plenty of weight gain. In fact, the average American gains 5 pounds between Thanksgiving and ...

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The Power of Kindness in an Unkind World

The Power of Kindness in an Unkind World

By Maggie Ney, ND

Acts of kindness are often relatively simple things we can do that can have the effect of increasing our own happiness while also letting others know they’re not alone. For many of us, there has never been a more important time in our lives to approach the world and all our interactions through kindness. A fundamental principle of acting through kindness is to give people the benefit of the doubt. We have no idea what challenges ...

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Sex Drive Hacks: Have More Sex in 2021

Sex Drive Hacks: Have More Sex in 2021

Dr. Rachael Ross

The biggest sexual complaint that I get from my patients is “I just don’t feel like doing it. What’s wrong with me?” If you have suffered in silence, just know that you are not alone. The stereotype exists that this dialogue comes most often from women, but honestly, I get this complaint from both sexes.   

Things have gotten even tougher, now you have had to sprinkle your sex drive with COVID restrictions, quarantine, no real away time ...

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What Successful COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Look Like

What Successful COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Look Like

By Edison de Mello, MD, PhD

Testing for the safety and efficacy of vaccines can be a daunting, expensive, and time-consuming task. That is why we usually only hear about a particular vaccine in the news when the trials have been completed and safety and scientific evidence are presented for final approval. 

However, the relentless interest in a COVID-19 effective vaccine has consumed the airwaves and our psyches for the last nine months. No matter which way we turn, we find ...

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Celebrate Holidays with Superfood Cocktails

Celebrate Holidays with Superfood Cocktails

By Bren Boston, MD

If you’re planning to have a holiday cocktail anyway, you might as well have one that contains superfoods.  Superfoods have lots of nutrients that improve our health at the cellular level.  Superfoods can contain antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins, or minerals.  

The important thing to remember is to limit your alcohol intake to a maximum of 1 drink per day for women, or up to 2 drinks per day for men.  The size of the drink should not be determined by the size of ...

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