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Fish Oil and Heart Health

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Fish Oil and Heart Health

Posted by Dr Elise Schroeder  Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death, and most of us know someone whom heart disease has affected in one way or another. In honor of heart health month I interviewed Dr Aimee Gould Shunney medical advisor for Nordic Naturals and Naturopathic Physician. We talked about how fish oil supplementation can have a positive effect on the cardiovascular system, lowering risk of stroke, high blood pressure, heart attack and blood clots and improving lipid profiles (TG, LDL, HDL). Omega 3 Are EssentialOmega 3 fats, found in fish oil, are long chain fatty acids which the...

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Why I’m One OB/GYN Who Is Not Prescribing the Birth Control Pill

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Why I’m One OB/GYN Who Is Not Prescribing the Birth Control Pill

I watch a bit of television now and again, and repeatedly see a commercial for a birth control pill. It looks quite glamorous to be taking it. Granted, at the tail end of the commercial it states many of the bad things contraceptive pills are widely recognized to cause. But the real impact of what birth control pills do to female bodies is never discussed and what is discussed is completely glossed over.  The true nature and impact of birth control pills is very concerning and prevents me from prescribing them in good conscience. All women should come to grips with the...

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Menopause Awareness - A Case Study

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Menopause Awareness - A Case Study

We invite you to discover Dr. Kate's Clinical Cases, a library of presentations, created by Dr. Kate Placzek, to assess patient issues with the aid of neurotransmitter testing. You’ll find case reviews on conditions including anxiety and depression, ADHD, PTSD, insomnia and many others – highlighting real patients and their results, ranging in age from children to post-menopause, as well as a veteran with PTSD. For Menopause Awareness Month, let’s take a closer look at a recent case study of a postmenopausal woman. Guest speaker Dr. Allison Smith joins Dr. Kate Placzek to present a common scenario of mood and vasomotor...

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A Small Molecule with a Big Impact on Sleep - Glycine

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A Small Molecule with a Big Impact on Sleep - Glycine

Glycine has a calming effect on the brain – it helps you wind down and prepare for sleep. Its role as an inhibitory neurotransmitter has been unfolding over many years of ongoing research efforts. Easily one of the most versatile amino acids, glycine serves as a building block to proteins (collagen, the most abundant protein in our body, is one-third glycine), and is heavily utilized for the production of heme, DNA and RNA synthesis, glutathione formation, and for enriching the body’s capacity for methylation reactions [1][2]. Sleep Problems People need sleep. It is our basic human need. Too many of...

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HORMONE BALANCE: The Key to Health

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HORMONE BALANCE: The Key to Health

By ZRT Laboratory.  Most hormones are produced by a group of glands known collectively as the endocrine system. Even though these glands are located in various parts of the body, they are considered one system because of their similar functions and relationship to each other. Hormones are secreted into the bloodstream by these glands. From there, they travel to all parts of the body playing the role of chemical messengers turning specific target tissues on or off. Because they can’t be stored in the cells, hormones do their work as they pass through and then they’re gone. As a result,...

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