Healthy Aging Articles

Any functional medicine menopause doctor knows that just giving hormones to women experiencing symptoms may not be enough. What you eat, drink, think, how much you sleep and exercise and your environmental exposures can all affect your hormones. When under stress, cortisol is produced at the expens... Read More
Do you often slack off on the healthy habits you commit to? It’s easy to say that you are doing better than someone else or you are not doing so badly. What if you had a more definitive answer to what your risks are? Medicine has evolved a great deal. Risk was measured by your personal and famil... Read More
Did you know that the average primary care doctor’s office visit is less than 11 minutes? How can anyone get to the root cause and treat a whole person in that amount of time? It’s inevitable that issues might not be addressed unless they are full blown illnesses when insurance will reimburse... Read More
Mojo and Motivation: It could be testosterone
Are you feeling grumpy and lack motivation? Are your libido, strength and endurance waning? Do you feel tired and listless? It may be low testosterone. Hormone replacement therapy with bioidentical testosterone can restore your mood, mojo and motivation. Most men can’t arti... Read More
I love bread and pasta, muffins and pastry. Growing up Italian, I enjoyed these foods tremendously. However now I notice many of my patients and I don’t feel as well when eating gluten. Symptoms can be vague like bloating, fatigue and mental fog. I seek answers as to why and have researched th... Read More
Niacin has been used for years to lower cholesterol and lower the risk of heart disease. Yet, recent headlines suggested that niacin cause severe side effects such as diabetes, bleeding in the brain and stomach and infection. It’s important to understand that the study that the media was qu... Read More
For a long time, an aspirin a day has been recommended to prevent heart attacks and other cardiovascular diseases. My patients ask me all of the time if they should be taking it. Several years ago, I would have said yes, however there are some people who are at increased risk of stroke and bleed... Read More
When it comes to exercise, do you have a hard time finding the time or get stopped by lack of equipment or desire to join a gym? Can you find 7 minutes in your schedule? Just imagine that in only 7 minutes you can get all of the benefits of a long aerobic and resistance training workout without ... Read More
Some women experience symptoms of PMS during adolescence. They complain of bloating, weight gain, mood swings, anxiety, irritability, tender breasts and may have heavy bleeding and cramps. This can be due to too much estrogen in relationship to progesterone. It takes a while for the ov... Read More