Wellness

Gluten Sensitivity-how to spot and what to do

When it comes to irritation of the digestive tract, ie IBS, abdominal bloating/pain, constipation, there are usually three sources of the irritation: Celiac disease/gluten sensitivity, bacterial infection/ parasites, or an overgrowth of bad bacteria and/or yeast.    In both Celiac disease and gluten intolerance, the body experiences adverse effects when gluten which is the protein …

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Testosterone….and it's role in preventing heart attacks, strokes and depression.

Testing total and Free Testosterone Levels along with Testosterone replacement is important in the prevention of heart attacks, strokes, depression, Diabetes, and even brain function or cognition. The fact is, aging is accompanied by reduced levels of hormones required to sustain life.  But did you know that Heart Disease, osteoporosis, muscle wasting, chronic inflammation, depression, reduced sexual desire and …

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The cost of being overweight or obese

I wanted to share with you the staggering figures regarding the epidemic of overweight and obese Americans. According to an article that I recently saw in Life Extension’s magazine, July 2011 issue, 65% of Americans are now overweight or obese and this excess weight costs our nation an estimated $93 billion in annual medical bills. …

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Keep the Swine flu away by amping up your immune system

Is there an alternative other than a vaccination (which is a live virus, by the way) to protect you and your loved ones from the swine flu? Yes, there are two very effective alternatives. The first, is Vitamin D and the second is something called Beta Glucan.Let’s start with Vitamin D first. Most Americans are …

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Answer to Question of the day-Estrogen and men.

Higher levels of estrogen in men can lower libido, lower the ability to dissolve blood clots and raise PSA levels (a marker used for prostate cancer). Belly fat or visceral fat often increases the production of estrogen in men and women. So getting rid of the spare tire around the middle will definitely improve how …

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