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My Journey to Wellness: Leslie A. Whippen

Approximately 5 years ago I developed what appeared to be sudden severe pain on the side of both thighs as well as my feet. It was horrible. It felt like red hot pokers piercing several areas up and down my thighs. Probably the worst time of day was at night when I was sleeping, or…
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The Risks and Benefits of Broad-Spectrum Genetic Testing

Since the rise in popularity of 23andMe, AncestryDNA and other direct-to-consumer DNA testing services, my patients are increasingly asking me about (or bringing me their results from) online genetic tests. One test indicated a patient had an increased for risk for Alzheimer disease, and she asked about whether to change her retirement plans. Another’s results…
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Summer page-turners

I love summer and one of my favorite activities is reading on my screened-in porch. This month I’m sharing some of what I’ve been reading and/or look forward to reading this year. Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age Mary Pipher Click to order In this New York Times Bestseller, Pipher shows,…
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The candida protocol

Do you suffer from bladder infections? Sinus infections? Unexplained skin rashes? Or do you wonder why you have joint pain, trouble concentrating, or difficulty sleeping?  You could be experiencing a yeast overgrowth of the fungus Candida. Candida is the most common fungus in the human body and is found in areas like the mouth, digestive…
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