Homocysteine – What is it and Why is it Important?

Whether you can pronounce it or not, you need to know what it is and how it relates to your heart health. Homocysteine is a sulfur-containing amino acid produced in the body during the metabolism of the essential amino acid methionine, which involves a series of conversions that require enzymes. It is a natural substance made by the body,

Testosterone and You

Medical researchers have known for decades that testosterone supports memory, decreases body fat, strengthens bones, and improves libido in men and women. Yet, when the greater public discusses testosterone, it is typically associated with steroid-abuse, bodybuilders, and baseball sluggers afoul of the rules. While this perspective is valid, it’s limited and terribly outdated.

Transformative innovations in testosterone replacement therapy have made it possible to rebalance,

Attain, Sustain and Maintain Through the Holidays and Beyond

The U.S. Obesity Map can be found here: https://nccd.cdc.gov/dnpao_dtm/rdPage.aspx?rdReport=DNPAO_DTM.ExploreByTopic&islClass=OWS&islTopic=OWS1&go=GO

 

The ho-ho-hefty holiday season is just looming over the horizon, with an imminent arrival just days away. As your calendar fills up with office parties, family gatherings, and festivals, the agonizing pressure to self-sabotage your best laid plans to count calories,

Why Obesity Should be Treated as a Disease

In June of 2013, the American Medical Association (AMA) officially recognized obesity as a disease. This announcement was met with loud opinions on both sides of this issue. From one side, we heard it is about time and now we can start treating obesity as the serious medical condition it is. From the other side,

The 411: Metabolic Syndrome

There’s a reason why Metabolic Syndrome is called the Silent Epidemic: One in four American adults suffer from it, yet most don’t even know it. While there are a number of conditions associated with Metabolic Syndrome, being more than just slightly overweight or obese is common to all who are afflicted with it.

Metabolic Syndrome is a leading factor in heart disease-related deaths.

Why “Normal” Blood Labs May be Steering You in the Wrong Direction

For patients, deciphering laboratory values can be an arduous process. It is easy to become focused on the “normal” range provided along with the results. These are calculations used to guide treatment, but should not be taken as absolute truth or the only way to achieve optimum health for you. I would like to discuss many important components to laboratory values and what they mean for you.

The Hormonal Symphony Balance – What You Need to Know About Female Hormones

It’s all about balance. You will hear us continually talking about that very topic over and over and over again. The main reason is that so many of today’s physicians do not fully understand the delicate balance required by each hormone and simply do not have the time to spend with each patient to really drill down on the specifics of what those relationships mean to your overall health.

What is Good Health Worth?

“Without your health, nothing else matters.” My father said this to me many times as a child. The meaning behind this quote has evolved. When I was young, I had the same mentality of many teenagers—I don’t need to change anything. I was young and invincible. Poor health was something that happened when you get “old”.

Nutrigenomics and Epigenetics

By diving into the world of genetics on a consumer level, you will begin to see and hear scientific buzz words that sound important, but you may not really know what they mean and how they apply to you. “Nutrigenomics” and “epigenetics” are some of the cornerstones at Genetix Health Institute for how we peer into each individual at the cellular level to determine the best,

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