Month: October 2010

How To Increase Your Lifespan

It is natural for women to question whether they really need bio-identical hormone therapy (BHRT), especially if they are not having any of the typical menopausal symptoms of  hot flashes, low libido, vaginal dryness and wrinkles.  I tell patients that prior studies have shown that they protect against Alzheimer’s disease and  heart disease, and slow …

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Food and Beverage Industry Attitudes

The food and beverage industry wants to forestall government intervention in the hope that self- regulation is sufficient.   However, as we have seen with the tobacco industry, this approach ultimately undermines public health. One approach that they are using to side step the issue excess calories is to emphasize “balance” and “calories out”.   However, when …

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Pfizer Repositioning Itself

  Several weeks ago there was news that  Pfizer, the maker of Lipitor, was buying  King Pharmaceutical.   The financial analyst commented that they were making this  3.6 billion dollar deal to help off set the predicted decline in income when their blockbuster drug Lipitor goes generic. Well, in addition to this multi-billion dollar cash purchase, …

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Spring For Babies

  Couples who experience infertility can spend upwards to $20,000  for each attempt of  in-vitro fertilization.  But the cost is often  nothing in comparison to the emotional ups and downs that are experienced.  You have the waiting and wondering, the depression and exhaustion, and roller-coaster hormones. Well, a study out of Sao Paulo, Brazil has …

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Sun and Vitamin D

Vitamin D has gotten a lot of press the past several years.   The more we know what helps or hinder our body’s natural production of vitamin D, the better.    Below are some fascinating facts about this vitamin’s relation to the sun:   -Sunscreen with SPF 8, decreased vitamin D synthesis by 97.5%. -Above latitudes of …

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Vitamin D for Cognitive Decline and Parkinsons

Two new studies published this year have shown that vitamin D  is beneficial in preventing two diseases commonly seen in the elderly. One study, which was published by P. Knekt in the Archives of Neurology, followed   3,173  Finlandians for  29 years. The results showed that  high vitamin D levels do provide protection against  Parkinson’s. The …

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“Anti-Bitch Remedy”

Pre-Menstrual Syndrome, Psychotic Mood Shift, Puffy Mid-Section, Perpetual Munching Spree, Pass My Snacks, Potential Murder Suspect or very simply PMS.   Women do not like it just as much as men don’t.   They like to be able to think, fit in their jeans, eat a balanced meal and be logical and unemotional.   There is one product …

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