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HEALTHY BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS 101

HEALTHY BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS 101 According to the World Health Organization (WHO) there are 422 million people with diabetes mellitus (DM) and 318 million with impaired glucose tolerance (dysglycemia). This is an important public health issue that requires attention given its relationship to a plethora of chronic diseases as well as economic burden. We know…

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February 20, 2020
melatonin and vitamin d

The Importance of Melatonin for Optimal health.

  • Your circadian rhythm is largely dictated by your pineal gland, located near the center of your brain, which produces melatonin, a hormone that is crucial for the regulation of your sleep cycle • Melatonin is also an important energy hormone and a potent antioxidant that appears to play an important role in cancer prevention. • It…

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February 6, 2020
omega 3

Vitamin D and omega-3s offer protection from cancer and cardiovascular disease

Heart disease and cancer are now the leading causes of mortality in the United States. Together, these two deadly diseases are responsible for over 1.2 million deaths a year – a tragic toll, and one which experts say is largely preventable.Recent research demonstrates the potential of natural nutrients – vitamin D, along with a pair…

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January 13, 2020

Is DHEA Beneficial to Aging Skin?

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is one of the most abundant circulating steroid hormones in humans, with concentrations typically peaking between the ages of 25 and 35 and then gradually declining with age. It is released mostly from the adrenal glands as a precursor to androgens and estrogens, but it may have its own effects on the body…

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November 12, 2019
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Undeniable worldwide problem: Low vitamin D levels increase the risk of disease and premature death

The evidence is overwhelming, yet rarely addressed properly by Western medicine. Researchers have warned (for years!) that low vitamin D levels dramatically increase your risk of premature death from any cause – especially if your blood levels are lower than 30 mg/nl. For example, a 13-year prospective study conducted by the American Journal of Clinical…

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October 31, 2019
thyroid testing

Weight Loss and Thyroid Testing: Beyond Just TSH

Get a bunch of doctors together and ask about thyroid testing, and you’re likely to get a range of responses. One might say that TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is the best and, oftentimes, only test needed, and another might say that TSH is not the answer. When experts disagree about the utility of evaluating thyroid…

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October 29, 2019
integrative medicine new jersey

Is DHEA Beneficial to Aging Skin?

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is one of the most abundant circulating steroid hormones in humans, with concentrations typically peaking between the ages of 25 and 35 and then gradually declining with age. It is released mostly from the adrenal glands as a precursor to androgens and estrogens, but it may have its own effects on the body…

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September 27, 2019
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Reduced IQ Among Boys from Maternal Exposure to Fluoride

While community water fluoridation has been used to prevent tooth decay, health concerns about neurotoxicity have remained. A recent study about maternal exposure to fluoride sheds new light on the issue and shifts the conversation away from what has been considered junk science toward significance. From a clinical perspective, the corresponding commentary suggests that pregnant…

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September 27, 2019
Heart Disease Risk

High homocysteine levels increase risk of Alzheimer’s, heart attack and stroke

(NaturalHealth365) With over 5 million Americans currently suffering from Alzheimer’s disease – and the number expected to triple over the next 50 years – there is a pressing need for better prevention, detection and treatment of this debilitating condition. Researchers have long known of the link between Alzheimer’s disease and elevated levels of homocysteine –…

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September 27, 2019

Environmental Disruptors and Fertility

The global rise in human infertility due to environmental toxicants is gaining attention in both scientific research as well as mainstream media. As the number of toxic synthetic chemical production increases (currently over 80,000) at an alarming rate for use in commerce, both female and male fertility declines. In North America alone, approximately 1 in…

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September 20, 2019