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Increasing testosterone may increase optimal health.

A recent email newsletter in my inbox caught my eye. Clicking through, I came across some information regarding a revealing Swedish study that took place back in 2011 where some 2,416 men — between the ages of 69 and 81 years — were subjected to a variety of tests that looked at (among other things)…

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What is Homocysteine?

Homocysteine is an amino acid which is not obtained from the diet.  It is derived from an essential amino acid called methionine.  Homocysteine is important because at higher levels, it is toxic to the lining of your blood vessels, called endothelium.  Do you have any idea how much endothelium you’ve got in your body?  If…

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Living Longer Better!

By all accounts, our first annual Health Symposium, which took place Sept 28th at Parkinson Rec Centre, was a huge success. Feedback from speakers, sponsors, and attendees alike has been glowing! Not only did we feature a terrific lineup of very informative speakers, we had a good number of health care booths in our expo…

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Want a healthy brain? Increase Omega-3 Fatty Acid

Having trouble with that crossword puzzle? Here’s some interesting information from a study by Finnish researchers, recently published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The report acknowledged the reduction in small brain lesions (called “Silent Infarcts”) in men and women with higher levels of plasma omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). Silent Infarcts are…

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Prostate Health

If you don’t have a prostate, chances are you know someone who does. (You may even wish to forward them this newsletter!) As a very common spot for cancer in men, it’s an important organ to take care of. In fact, prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American men, and…

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Heart Disease & Omega 3

I was dismayed recently when I read about a large clinical trial in Italy which showed no benefit to the risk of heart disease from supplementing 1 gram per day of Omega 3 (fish oil), published in the New England Journal of Medicine May 9 (1). They took 12,500 high-risk patients, many of whom had…

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Vitamin D And Breast Cancer Survival

Breast cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are twice as likely to survive the disease as women with low levels of this nutrient, reported a group of San Diego School of Medicine researchers in the March issue of Anticancer Research. Metabolites of Vitamin D are apparently able to increase the communication between…

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What’s the deal with this Paleo craze?

Many books have been written on the merits of returning to a more basic way of eating, eliminating refined grains and processed foods, referred to as a “Paleo” diet.  You may also see the terms “Primal” or “Stone Age” diet. This harkens back to our Paleolithic days when we foraged daily for our food: hunting…

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Get more active in 2014

Last week on my blog I shared “Live to be 100,” written by my pal Dr. Mark Fromberg.  It is a great collection of straightforward tips for those shooting to celebrate birthdays in the triple digits.  The advice includes healthy nutrition, exercise and adequate sleep as pillars of a healthy lifestyle. If you’re struggling to pick  a…

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Rethinking Weight Management

Many people come to me for weight loss advice.  They have already tried all the strategies they can think of.  Generally, they try to eat fewer calories and go hungry, which only works for a short while. After losing weight and promptly regaining it on popular diet plans, most people settle for trying to “eat…

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