Early Risk Marker of Heart Disease

Cholesterol is a key ingredient for cell membrane integrity, a key component of all the sex hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone) as well as the steroid production.  Our natural steroids are responsible for a wide range of physiologic processes including carbohydrate metabolism, regulation of inflammation, muscle building, our stress response as [...]

2021-10-17T20:16:41+00:00October 17th, 2021|Categories: Educated Consumer|

Triglycerides-Why You Need Normal Levels

I see so many people who come in “controlled” on cholesterol medications or are told their cholesterol level is “fine” because they have a good ratio who are NOT fine!  Over the next few weeks I am going to dive into different parts of cholesterol testing but today I want [...]

2021-10-10T14:44:04+00:00October 10th, 2021|Categories: Educated Consumer|

MultiSystem Inflammatory Syndrome post-COVID

There are two new inflammatory conditions that are occurring in adults (MIS-A) and children (MIS-C) after they have had COVID.  Many times they had a mild COVID case but within weeks started developing some serious symptoms.  I recently had a friend whose young son had COVID and one month later [...]

2021-09-18T01:46:06+00:00September 18th, 2021|Categories: Educated Consumer|

5 Tips to Manage Fear

Fear is a very real response that has several components.  As COVID ramps back up I am hearing more and more fear and here are a few observations: o        Fear can control you o        Fear can dictate a whole nation o        Common sense gets thrown out the window with fear [...]

2021-08-08T20:25:45+00:00August 8th, 2021|Categories: Educated Consumer|

Help for Hangovers

If you have ever had one too many alcoholic drinks you have most likely experienced a hangover.  The definition of hangover is different for each individual but typically include headaches, fatigue, nausea and impaired attention. Gender, weight and genetics play a big role in how we metabolize alcohol.   Supposedly,  5-25% [...]

2021-07-23T23:40:28+00:00July 23rd, 2021|Categories: Educated Consumer|

Environmental Causes of Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease affects approximately 1 million individuals and these numbers are expected to increase. Over the past 25 years the incidence of Parkinson’s has increased by  22% for the world and 116% for China. Most of you are familiar with the tremor associated with Parkinson’s but many people miss the [...]

2021-07-18T14:44:27+00:00July 18th, 2021|Categories: Educated Consumer|

Delta Variant of COVID-19

By now you have heard about all the different strains of COVID-19.  I know you are probably tired of thinking about this but it is important to revisit this as a different strain is sweeping across the country. When COVID-19 first hit the United States in December 2020 the majority [...]

2021-07-10T22:06:51+00:00July 10th, 2021|Categories: Educated Consumer|
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