Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Holiday Survival Tips for Dieters

The solution to almost any holiday challenge is to have a plan and be prepared. Here are some tips to help dieters survive the holiday season.

  • Plan and prepare for parties and events one at a time. Ask yourself, what is the biggest challenge this poses and how can I overcome it?
  • Never go to a party hungry. Trying to save calories is the surest way to ensure you will overindulge. Eat all your meals as you normally would before you arrive.

Reap the healthy rewards of an anti-inflammatory diet

Inflammation is a component of essentially all autoimmune diseases. From a naturopathic perspective in treating the cause of inflammation, one of the first ways to address this is through an anti-inflammatory diet. This upstream approach to treatment focuses on avoiding pro-inflammatory foods and eating a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods.

Additionally, since medical research is converging on inflammation as the common link in most diseases (heart disease, Alzheimer’s, asthma, diabetes, cancer, etc.), eating an anti-inflammatory diet is a great model of dietary health for everyone.

Testosterone replacement helps you feel like yourself again – even better!

Commonly referred to as “male menopause” Andropause is the result of declining testosterone levels, which naturally occurs as men age – typically in their late 40s and 50s, though testosterone levels actually begin a gradual decline in the 30s. Men who are experiencing Andropause may notice a decline in some or all of the following:

  • Sexual arousal
  • Morning erections
  • Erection stamina
  • Orgasm intensity
  • Lean muscle mass
  • Skin elasticity
  • Energy levels

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Why be miserable? Bio-identical hormones can make all the difference!

As a woman ages and goes through menopause, her body loses much of the natural health benefit supplied by her hormones throughout her child-bearing years.  Estrogen levels dramatically decrease, changing body chemistry. The long-term effects of this estrogen loss can have serious late-life health consequences, including loss of bone, connective tissue and muscle. And then there are those aggravating mood swings, vaginal dryness, weight gain, loss of sex drive, and sleeplessness …

Today a woman’s life expectancy averages 30 years beyond the onset of menopause, and without estrogen replacement, those years can feel like a daily uphill struggle to maintain a healthy balance – physically and emotionally. Reported health risks associated with traditional, “old school” Hormone Replacement Therapies, most notably an increased risk of breast cancer or stroke, have led many women to tough it out, when that is simply unnecessary.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Stay revitalized and healthy with the power of Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, plays an important role in the normal functioning of the brain and central nervous system, as well as in blood formation. Because it is water soluble, as is the case with all B Complex vitamins, Vitamin B12 requires routine replacement. The B Complex vitamins serve a vital role in keeping our skin, hair, eyes, liver, nerve cells, red blood cells, DNA and RNA in optimum condition. The B vitamins also help our bodies convert carbohydrates into energy-producing glucose, giving us the energy boost we need to function at our best in our busy, daily lives!