Monthly Archives: March 2015

Why Detox?

We’ve talked a lot about detoxing on the blog so far, but perhaps you’re still wondering why detoxing is beneficial. It’s difficult to provide a list of reasons to detox because the effects of a detox vary greatly from person to person: one person may experience a profound shift in physical and mental energy, as…
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It’s Vitamin D Day!

I talk to people every day about vitamin D levels, supplementation, and sourcing. Other than hormone studies, if I’m going to run just one blood test on a new patient, it’s 25-OH Vitamin D! Think you know all there is to know about vitamin D? While there are many conflicting opinions about vitamin D, it…
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Balanced Nutrition, Balanced Hormones

As much as I love seeing the magical effects of a tiny bit of progesterone, estrogen, or testosterone on a person’s sense of well-being, I prefer to promote hormone balance through nutrition. Here are some tips I gleaned from Dr. Jonathon Wright at last year’s Restorative Medicine conference: Vitamin A increases estrogen.  Maybe that’s why…
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Hormone-Related Cancer Prevention

Believe it or not, changes to your diet and supplement routine can decrease your risk for hormone-related cancers. Here are a few tips for hormone-related cancer prevention: Flaxseed and its lignans show strong anti-estrogen effects on estrogen-receptor- positive (ER+) breast cancer tissues.  In this case, the estrogen, when unbalanced, can drive cancer promotion, so this is…
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