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Nine tests your doctor should run…but probably doesn’t

Nine tests your doctor should run…but probably doesn’t

I think that one of the best feelings in the world is when you go for a checkup and are given a clean bill of health. Fair statement? But unfortunately, a clean bill of health does not necessarily guarantee that you are healthy. Because although you may get a thumbs up from your doc following your physical exam and bloodwork, trouble may still be brewing. To get a more complete picture of your innards and...

Jun 07, 2024 0 comments

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Got cravings?  Here’s why (and how to stop them)

Got cravings? Here’s why (and how to stop them)

  My late mother Freida used to have a theory about pregnancy cravings. She craved watermelon like it was disappearing tomorrow when she was pregnant with my brother Bob. No matter what the day or time, she couldn’t get enough of it. Well, Bob grew up to LOVE watermelon, and my mother swore it was because of her pregnancy cravings! I’ll let you decide whether her theory has any validity LOL, but seriously, I think...

Apr 29, 2024 0 comments

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Could this be why you’re tired and gaining weight?

Could this be why you’re tired and gaining weight?

  How would you feel if this happened to you? Let’s say you were suffering from fatigue no matter how much you slept, you felt like you were in a fog most days and you were putting on weight without changing your diet? So you go to the doctor and after having bloodwork, you’re told there’s nothing wrong.  Um, OK, but why do I feel this way?? After some time, your problems worsened!  Eventually you...

Aug 24, 2023 1 comment

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Gaining weight?  Low libido?  Fatigued? This could be why.

Gaining weight? Low libido? Fatigued? This could be why.

A disturbing phenomenon has been increasing in our society over the last few decades, resulting in a myriad of unexplained symptoms and complaints.  These can include things like weight gain, low libido, depression, fatigue, insomnia, and digestive problems.  And if you go to a doctor with one or more of these complaints, you likely will be given medications such as antidepressants, sleep drugs or acid reducers.   But this only multiplies your problems!    Because in addition...

Sep 13, 2022 3 comments

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Going through menopause? This can help!

Going through menopause? This can help!

  Here are a couple of funny quotes about menopause to start your day with a smile: Wouldn’t it be amazing if we burned as many calories in a hot flash as we did doing a 5-mile run? I swear, if my memory were any worse, I could plan my own surprise party. Although it can be the subject of many jokes and even a hit musical comedy, for women who have gone though it...

Jan 31, 2022 1 comment

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What in the world is MTHFR?  (And why you should care)

What in the world is MTHFR? (And why you should care)

  Although it looks like an acronym for a dirty word, MTHFR stands for methyletetrahydrofolate reductase—which is an enzyme that converts folic acid (vitamin B9) into its usable, active form—called methyl-folate (5MTHF).  Active methyl-folate is important because it plays a crucial role in a biochemical process called methylation. Methylation is heavily involved with your body’s ability to detox itself, as well as enzyme, hormone and neurotransmitter production, and it even affects your DNA! Methylation is...

Aug 02, 2021 2 comments

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