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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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Are You Getting Enough Iodine?

Did you know that we need more iodine than most of us are getting? The use of iodine has been strongly opposed throughout history, but was first used in the medical field in 1811 to treat goiter. The Great Lakes region experienced high rates of goiter until 1928, when iodized salt was introduced to the…
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