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 Link Between Inflammation and Food Sensitivity

We hear quite a bit today regarding inflammation and gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free and vegan eating trends. But what does it all really mean? Let’s start from the beginning.

Inflammation is the body’s natural response to any type of damage or foreign invader as it tries to heal itself. While short-term inflammation is essential for the healing process (such as sore muscles from physical activity),

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 While this perspective is valid, it’s limited and terribly outdated.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.

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