I did the test!

...AND THE PROOF WAS IN THE PUDDIN When people ask me if it’s safe to use hormone supplementation. I always say, “ It depends on how you metabolize them, and to know that for certain we should test you. A test for hormone metabolism provides insight into how your body is managing hormones like estrogen. If hormones aren’t processed properly, they can increase your risk for cancer or cardiovascular disease. In women, poorly metabolized [...]

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 I should say 'trying' to sleep. I was reduced to taking a sleeping pill to get any rest at [...]

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 suggested risk for developing age-related macular degeneration and she asked about supplements for prevention. They both wondered whether they [...]

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 In this New York Times Bestseller, Pipher shows, that though older women contend with ageism, misogyny, and loss, they are deeply happy and filled with gratitude for the gifts of [...]

A 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 tract, rectum and vagina. It is generally harmless as the healthy bacteria in our gut keeps the fungus in [...]

What I’m Listening To

One of my resolutions this new year has been to curb my social media habit. In an effort to cut back on my screen time, I started listening to podcasts in the morning instead of scrolling through Facebook. I have found it so enjoyable, I thought I’d share what I’ve found. BULLETPROOF RADIO Dave Asprey created Bulletproof almost a decade ago as a personal account of how he lost 100 pounds with a high-fat [...]

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