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Do feel bloated?  Do your kids or husband say you’re bitchy?  Is your skin breaking out?  Are your breasts tender?  And, are you bleeding?  Congratulations, these are the classic excess estrogen symptoms.  Isn’t life great? Excess estrogen levels can be just as problematic for women as low estrogen levels.  There are several common reasons for

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Understanding How and Why We Get Fat Why we get fat? We must first answer that question before we can solve how to get un-fat. Here are what a couple of experts think. We don’t get fat because we overeat; we overeat because we get fat. Gary Taubes Obesity is not an imbalance in calories; it is

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Testosterone – it’s more than just a “sex hormone”.  Today we learn about the nonsexual benefits of testosterone therapy. We have over 80 articles on this website that discuss the importance of testosterone for men and women. We will zero in on just five nonsexual benefits of testosterone replacement therapy.  Frequently, thought of as the

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If you hear of people being in Blue Zones you might think they have depression, but you would be wrong. A Blue Zone is not a mood. It is a place. A special place. In fact, there are only five such places currently known. Blue Zones are unique places where people tend to live longer than 90

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The Galleri Test: Introduction Did you know that 71% of cancer deaths are from cancers not commonly screened for? That’s where the Galleri Test comes in and provides promise for detecting these unscreened cancers early in their course so that early treatment can be initiated. Why is this important?  When cancers are diagnosed early before

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In our previous article, 5 Heart Rate Training Zones we emphasized the importance of Zone 2 training. Today we will discuss this training zone in more detail. Zone 2 Training Summary If your primary focus of exercise and obtaining and maintaining good health then Zone training is where you want to live, therefore, the zone you will

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There are five heart rate training zones. The zones describe and measure the intensity at which your body is using aerobic metabolism to produce energy from fat and glycogen. Each zone corresponds to a specific percentage of your measured and age-determined maximum heart rate.

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What is the Flu? The flu season is upon us. Are you ready for it? Do you know the key symptoms that suggest you may have the flu? And, do you know what to do if you develop symptoms of the flu? *this article pertains to adults and the flu. The word “flu” is used a lot as there are many types

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While You Were Sitting… …your body was deteriorating. Today we discuss the health hazards of sitting. In 1995, Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman starred in the romantic comedy, While You Were Sleeping. We typically think not much is going on with our bodies while we are asleep, but during sleep our bodies are quite active physiologically. The same is

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Become More Attractive: Improve Your Posture Do you want to look more attractive than you currently do? Improve your posture. We all look more attractive the healthier our posture. And, improving your posture is easy and not very expensive. Next time you are in a public setting take careful notice of those around you and

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A cardinal mistake is thinking you can exercise yourself out of a poor diet. You cannot. Don’t make that mistake that so many who go to health clubs make. It is extremely difficult to lose weight with exercise alone. In fact, exercise only contributes a small fraction of weight loss. Diet is the real key when

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Generic Premarin: Why Isn’t There One? Have you noticed there is no generic Premarin?  You probably never gave it any thought, most likely, until now. Knowing why there is no generic Premarin is revealing and says much about what had been the most commonly prescribed female hormone and the mainstay of hormone therapy. For years

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Have you ever seen a 70 year-old man or woman struggle to get out of a chair and stand-up? That does not have to happen. Don’t let it happen to you. Do RESISTANCE TRAINING. What is Resistance Training? Resistance training (sometimes called strength training) involves the performance of exercises to improve muscle strength – sometimes

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Weight loss is more complicated than simply being a mathematical equation. We’ve all heard that there are 3,500 calories in a pound, and that if you want to lose one pound a week you need to create a calorie deficit of 500 calories a day either by eating fewer calories or burning more calories through

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Are You Sure There are 3,500 Calories in a Pound? How many calories in a pound? Seems like an easy question to answer, but is it? We have all heard it. You even have read it on this blog. It’s as commonly accepted as 24 hours in a day and 365 days in a year.

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Emotional Eating: What is It? Emotional eating is eating for reasons other than hunger. And, that can sabotage your health. Emotional eating provides some level of reward or satisfaction that goes beyond simply satisfying the stomach of hunger. We tend to gravitate to emotional eating when: We are confronted with a problem or challenging circumstance.

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Educating Women on Low Testosterone in Men We often see ads and commercials regarding low testosterone targeted to men, but I think it would be just as beneficial to target the women on this topic and better educate them as well. The reason for that is men frequently will not seek out help or medical care unless their

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Mitochondrial Decline Theory of Aging If your goal is to live as long as possible as well as possible it’s essential that you have some understanding of how we age. There are several theories of aging, and it’s most likely that these various theories all contribute to the aging process. In previous posts we discussed

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There are two types of middle aged women – those who do and those who don’t. Those women who feel younger than their age, and those who feel older. Those women who embrace life with energy, and those who slog through the day as if might be their last. Those women who are pleasant to be around, and those you

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What is Accelerated Aging? It is most probable that everyone who reads this article will suffer from accelerated aging to one degree or another.  To understand accelerated aging we must understand healthy aging. So what is healthy aging? Healthy aging has been described as”dying at the slowest rate possible”.   Another definition of healthy aging

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Muscle Mass Matters If you want to stay healthy, maintain your muscle mass. Muscle mass is an indicator of one’s heath status. The weight of skeletal muscle represents muscle mass. Muscle mass can make up 40% of one’s total body weight. We typically use the Body Mass Index or BMI as a health indicator. It

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Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP Platelet-rich plasma (Abbreviation: PRP) is a growing and robust therapeutic option in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. PRP is blood plasma that is rich in platelets. As a concentrated source of autologous platelets, PRP contains (and releases through degranulation) several different growth factors and other cytokines that stimulate healing of

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Six Steps to Help You Age Faster and Die Younger Every once in a while I hear someone say that they have no interest in living longer. When I ask them if they want my advice to help them die sooner they become perplexed and say “No, that’s okay. I’m not ready to die yet”.

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Why the Musculoskeletal System Needs Hormones   Without a healthy musculoskeletal system it’s hard to enjoy life – even if your heart and brain are in great condition. I’ve spent a better part of my career in office orthopedics and sports medicine – where the focus is on keeping people physically active, and I’m partial to the importance

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Lower your cancer risk by losing weight. Forty-five percent of men and 38% of women will get cancer. But, many of these cancers are preventable as 25% of cancers are related to lifestyle factors such as being sedentary and overweight. According to the American Cancer Society 1,900,000 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in

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Low Testosterone: What You Should Know By now you probably have seen ads or TV commercials about low testosterone. That’s good because for too long the importance of maintaining healthy hormone levels in men has been ignored. This increased awareness about low testosterone has driven more men (who typically ignore their health) to finally see

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How to Avoid Sarcopenia In 3 Steps Sarcopenia is the age-related loss of muscle mass, strength, and endurance. Sarcopenia is the loss of muscle function associated with degeneration of muscle that occurs as we age. But, other factors beside aging contribute to sarcopenia including physical inactivity and declining sex hormone levels especially low testosterone. Sarcopenia is

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The Other Miracle of All Miracles: Life It’s been called the miracle of all miracles – the creation of the universe. But, is it? There’s another miracle every bit its rival. One that in some ways is more impressive than the birth of the universe. Unlike the universe this miracle didn’t happen just once. It has occurred billions of

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Can Keto Diet Cause Gallbladder Problems And Gallstone Issues? Gallbladder problems can occur on a keto diet. Rapid weight loss regardless of the diet used to achieve it can promote the formation of gallstones increasing the risk of a “gallbladder attack”. Rapid weight loss can occur with the keto diet. Those with pre-existing gallbladder disease

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Can Keto Cause Stomach Ulcers? Keto diet and ulcers. Is there a link? Some who try a keto diet will complain of gastrointestinal symptoms. This can include nausea, constipation, diarrhea, and abdominal discomfort.  It can also cause changes in stool color. Some individuals report having ulcers related to the keto diet, but they use the