Organic$ - Do the benefits justify the price?

Organic$ - Do the benefits justify the price?

While more and more consumers are turning to Organic selections as part of their routine health and dietary regimens, many still question whether the benefits justify the premium costs over conventionally produced items.  In order that you may make a more informed decision for you and your family I offer here a broad overview that addresses several of the questions I am frequently asked as a Healthcare practitioner.  Enjoy the journey and feel free to ask for clarification or specific insights in the “Comments” section below.  I’ll be happy to respond.

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THE HCG DIET

THE HCG DIET

The HCG DIET, which has been used successfully since the 1950s, is having an unparalleled upswing in popularity again over the past couple of years.  In my practice it is typical to see requests for this protocol to triple at this time of year when people are looking for a rapid weight loss method that works in anticipation of Summer's outdoor activities.

HCG, or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, is a hormone that increases to a very high level during pregnancy.  When given in much smaller doses over a 28 to 40 day duration of the Diet program, it enables a patient to maintain a very restricted caloric intake without experiencing the degree of hunger they otherwise would.  It is also believed to help mobilize unhealthy fat and reset one's metabolism for lasting results.

If you are one of the many people who are frustrated by minimal weight loss despite rigorous dieting and strenuous exercise, or if you have typically regained lost weight and then some following other diets, you may want to consult your practitioner about the HCG Diet Program.  Read on for additional information and feel free to give me a call if you'd like to find out if this protocol is for you.

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Are You Suffering from Undiagnosed Low Thyroid?

Are You Suffering from Undiagnosed Low Thyroid?

Do you often feel fatigued, depressed, indifferent?  Have trouble focusing, poor memory?  How about aching joints, cold hands and feet, dry skin and hair, thinning hair (especially the outer 1/3 of your eyebrows), puffy eyes and face? These are among many symptoms typical of Hypothyroidism. 

It may even have occurred to you that you have Low Thyroid but a doctor has told you that your lab tests are normal.  But did your doctor include the tests that could have settled the question unequivocally?  Very often physicians may have requested an oft recommended screening test for thyroid disease that produced a "normal" result despite symptoms you know to be real.

Read on to see why your Naturopath would have felt your symptoms convincing enough to suggest the presence of thyroid pathology.  She would then have ordered more refined tests that provide a quantitative finding that reveals whether your serum levels of thyroid hormone are optimal, and not simply "normal" or "abnormal".   It's good to listen when your body speaks.

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I LOVE MEN!

I LOVE MEN!

I LOVE MEN!!  Yes, you read that right.  I love my male patients and I want to help them feel as healthy and vital as possible. One of the important ways for men to optimize vitality is to replace testosterone levels to youthful levels.  Are you confused about whether or not taking Testosterone Replacement Therapy is safe?  Read on to learn more about this and other vital treatments to optimize Male wellness!

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SPRING COOLSCULPTING EVENT - APRIL 20, 2016

SPRING COOLSCULPTING EVENT - APRIL 20, 2016

CoolSculpting!  The revolutionary new body-reshaping technology you've been hearing about and seeing everywhere, popularized by that army of celebs always in the vanguard of the best in health and beauty.  But now it's easily within your reach, financially and geographically.  I offer CoolSculpting right here in my office and it's amazingly affordable to you, my awesome Patients and new friends alike.  Come to our next fun Event on April 20 and get the whole scoop!  At last, I can help you tackle those stubborn problem areas . . . easily, safely, affordably.

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COGNITIVE ENHANCEMENT GOES MAINSTREAM!

COGNITIVE ENHANCEMENT GOES MAINSTREAM!

Widely disseminated in the popular culture of late, even making appearances in blockbuster movies, the so-called 'Smart Drugs' and nootropics are not only the subject of much chatter but, large numbers of people are trying them as they are widely available OTC and online.  Academic research has been limited and mainly restricted to use in neurological conditions and age-related dementia but there is abundant anecdotal evidence that overwhelmingly supports their beneficial effects in improvement of cognitive function among youthful, healthy folks.  Do you suffer from "Brain Fog", memory impairment, lack of focus, etc.?  Perhaps you should see me for an evaluation -- there may be a "Smart Drug" with your name on it!

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LOOK YOUR BEST FAST -- A HOLIDAY MIRACLE FROM ME TO YOU

LOOK YOUR BEST FAST -- A HOLIDAY MIRACLE FROM ME TO YOU

Do you have those stubborn problem areas such as "love handles", muffin top, double chin, that no amount of incessant dieting or rigorous exercise ever seems to decrease?  Do you find the prospect of surgery or other invasive procedure too risky and frightening, or just too expensive?  Then you've landed on the right page.  Read on for details of my new CoolSculpting technology and find out how to join us for an exclusive event on Monday, November 16, 2015.

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BRAINFOG? Let's Fix It!

BRAINFOG? Let's Fix It!
One of the most common complaints I hear from patients concerns their poor memory, lack of focus, and brain fog.  Every single day patients come in to my office to talk to me about their brain.  They are secretly worried they may be getting dementia or Alzheimer’s.  But let me reassure you that there is a big difference between forgetting where you put your glasses (brain fog) and forgetting that you even wear glasses in the first place (possibly Alzheimer’s)!  
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Find out about 5 things that are making you fat – and they have nothing to do with your diet or exercise!

1. Obesogens

What in the world is an obesogen?! An obesogen is a substance or chemical that interferes with our normal fat metabolism, thus contributing to weight gain in some people.  This includes a wide variety of chemicals such as certain medications like SSRI antidepressants, plastics such as water bottles and coffee cup lids, receipts, processed foods, skin care products, packaged foods, and non-stick cookware.  These are chemicals that we are exposed to on a daily basis multiple times.  It is fascinating to look at the correlation between the raising obesity rates and the increased exposure of these obesogens over the past few decades.  Scary, Larry!

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