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PMS: Taming the Monster

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pms taming the monster

We have all heard of it and many of us suffer from it…PMS or Pre-Menstrual Syndrome.  Symptoms such as bloating, hunger, headaches, and moodiness can begin anywhere from 5 to 11 days before menstruation.  Most women (about 90%) get some sort of PMS symptoms each month and this is especially true for women in their […]

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Bone Health 101: Bone Cannot Survive on Calcium Alone

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Bone Health

Bone Health 101 I have quite a few patients that are concerned about their bone health, and the first question they normally ask is “how much calcium should I be taking?” The answer is that amounts vary according to the patient, and you should not be taking calcium alone. The first question you should ask […]

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A Brief Introduction to Inflammation

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Introduction to inflammation

A brief introduction… When most practitioners talk about “anti-inflammatory” they are generally referring to prescriptions that mask swelling such as NSAIDs like ibuprofen or naproxen.  When functional medicine practitioners talk about anti-inflammatory we are referring to the foods and supplements that prevent the cause of inflammation in the body. Inflammation is the beginning of all disease states […]

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Prescription Drugs that Deplete Your Nutrients

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Prescription Drugs Deplete Nutrients

As patients, we all strive to do what is best for our bodies. We eat well, exercise, and take any necessary medications when needed. However, what is not well known is that sometimes the medications we take can cause a depletion of important nutrients. Don’t get me wrong, prescription medications are a necessity for many […]