Metabolic Syndrome and the Cholesterol/Insulin Connection

Every doctor knows of patients who have a large belly, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, and high blood sugar (glucose).  This collection of symptoms is commonly known in the medical world as “metabolic syndrome.”  Typically the approach to treatment goes something like this… “Mr. Jones, your blood tests look pretty concerning, your cholesterol …

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The Weight and Fat Loss Secret…

After treating thousands of patients, trying a variety of diets myself, and experimenting on my own, I have come to the conclusion that, while there are many ways to lose “weight”, there is only one way to lose fat and preserve muscle mass.  Diets that restrict calories but don’t change the type of food you …

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Why you should not buy your Supplements on Amazon or EBay

-I am re-posting an article by Gary Collins, an FDA special agent, concerning the epidemic of fraud and counterfeiting of supplements, particularly those sold on Amazon or EBay.  As my patients are aware, we provide links to reputable manufacturers of nutritional supplements through our website home page.  They are offered at special discounted prices, with …

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How to properly manage menopause

At my practice, Optimal Wellness MD, about 60% of my patients are women seeking relief of menopausal symptoms.  I commonly see women complaining of: Hair Loss Hot Flashes, Night Sweats, Wrinkles Sagging Breasts Can’t Lose Weight Increased belly fat Heavy Periods PMS Insomnia Anxiety & Depression “Brain Fog” or problems with focus and memory Osteoporosis/Osteopenia …

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Bloating, cramping, diarrhea, constipation, gas-sometimes all at once…Always having to plan where the next restroom is, canceling social engagements…This is a problem that plagues a significant number of my new patients. Many of them have been suffering for years, have had endoscopies and colonoscopies, are constantly taking over the counter drugs, yogurt, fiber, probiotics, colonics, …

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Xenoestrogens are “alien-estrogens” that are not made in your body.  They come from natural compounds in foods you consume, pesticides and herbicides you are exposed to, plastics that come into contact with food and water, and hormones, mostly in food but also in water.  These hormones can  be natural, such as those found in milk …

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