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Nexus Metabolic Health Protocol Sep 8th, 2021

NEXUS METABOLIC HEALTH PROTOCOL PREVENT DISEASE WITH DIET AND LIFESTYLE FIRST Diet and lifestyle modifaction is the foundation of most medical guideline’s first-line intervention and should be a foundation of disease prevention and modification.  According to the world’s greatest heart attack and stroke prevention specialists, in the book, Beat the Heart...

Understanding the CardioRisk IMT Test Aug 16th, 2021

CARDIORISK IMT TEST CARDIORISK INTIMA-MEDIA THICKNESS (IMT) TEST The CardioRisk IMT (intima-media thickness) Test is performed to better assess one’s risk for a future adverse cardiovascular event. The results of the test are used in conjunction with other risk factors like one’s personal medical and dental history, family medical history,...

Heart attack risk and Lipoprotein(a) Jun 24th, 2021

Ever Heard of lipoprotein(a)? Try asking your primary care doctor if they’ve ever checked your lipoprotein(a) level. If it’s high, do they know what to do about it? Lipoprotein(a) (Lp[a]), pronounced literally as ‘little-a,’ is something that rarely gets checked in primary care. It’s not something that gets a lot...

Good Cholesterol and Bad Cholesterol Jun 2nd, 2021

The Big Question Is your healthcare provider performing the test that the medical research shows is the superior lipoprotein metric of your risk to build plaque in your arteries or for your future heart attack risk? Background Cholesterol is typically discussed as either ‘good’ or ‘bad;’ but, I’m here to...

How a Heart Attack Actually Happens May 23rd, 2021

HEART ATTACKS IN THE US According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States accounting for 1 in every 4 deaths and killing someone every 36 seconds. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of...

Testosterone & Remission of Diabetes May 16th, 2021

Testosterone Causes Remission of Type 2 Diabetes  There is some very exciting news in the arena of men’s health, particularly with regard to patients who have Type II diabetes and who also have low testosterone. It has long been known that there was a strong association between low-T and Type...

The Cardiovascular Disease Dirty Dozen℠ May 2nd, 2021

Risk Factors The following risk factors are associated with varying degrees of risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). It doesn’t mean that they will cause CVD but when someone has CVD, or an adverse CVD event, such as a heart attack or a stroke, some of these things are typically lurking in the...

What You Weren’t Told About Menopause Symptoms Apr 28th, 2021

Menopause Symptoms I have seen and treated hundreds of women over the years. A common and unfortunate statement that I have heard is that, “I was never told what was going to happen to my body.” One woman told me that this is an issue that has underpinned her entire...

Onset of Effects of Testosterone Apr 23rd, 2021

Effects of Testosterone Therapy Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) is one of the primary treatments in the area of men’s health when low testosterone levels are diagnosed. Low testosterone in men can lead to fatigue, reduced energy levels, erectile dysfunction, loss of sexual interest, and it can affect your mood as...

Should I Check My Testosterone Levels? Apr 17th, 2021

Testosterone Testosterone is the male sex hormone that is produced by the testicles. Testosterone plays a vital role in the development of male sex characteristics such as a man’s frame, their strength, facial and body hair growth, and a deeper voice. Testosterone also has a number of health benefits. As...

How Inflamed are Your Arteries? Apr 5th, 2021

What is Inflammation Inflammation is a part of the body’s immune system response to injury or illness. For example, if you get sick, like a cold or a sinus infection, the body mounts a measurable inflammatory response to help your body fight the infection and to facilitate healing. Acute rises...

Why You Should Have the CIMT Test Mar 26th, 2021

The Big Question If you could have a test performed that could predict the likelihood of having an adverse cardiovascular event, like a heart attack or stroke, would you be interested? I want to introduce an inexpensive, non-invasive, fast and simple test that can do just that. The Current Model Treating...

Women’s BHRT Safety – but why the fear? Mar 24th, 2021

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) for women has been used for decades to improve women’s quality of life and to relieve symptoms of both menopause and perimenopause (e.g., hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, insomnia, painful intercourse). Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is also used to prevent worsening bone loss in osteoporosis for...

Physical Signs of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Mar 12th, 2021

Red Flags A red flag is a risk factor; it’s a sign to take a closer look. In my particular profession, I use risk factors as tools to decide whether or not to completed a more in-depth screening for certain diseases. Risk factors don’t mean that someone has a particular...

Low Testosterone and Potential Risks Mar 1st, 2021

Low Testosterone and Potential Risks  Low testosterone levels in men have historically been accompanied by other medical conditions, for instance cardiovascular disease, obesity, some types of cancer, diabetes, and respiratory and renal diseases. The big question is – does the condition of low testosterone affect men’s health by promoting these...

Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Feb 18th, 2021

Personalized Lifestyle Medicine  It has long been recognized that nutrition and the prevention or reversal of disease are flip sides of the same coin, and that the two are very closely inter-related. Going all the way back to Hippocrates, who allegedly said, “Let they food be thy medicine, and thy...

Is Testosterone Safe? Feb 9th, 2021

Testosterone Replacement Therapy Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) for men has gained significant widespread interest because of the profound effects of TRT for men with a testosterone deficiency. The sexual and non-sexual effects of testosterone deficiency can negatively affect quality of life and are associated with serious health concerns. It is...

What is Metabolic Syndrome?!!! Feb 2nd, 2021

Feeling Stuck I’ve seen many patients over the years who have come to me because they feel stuck. They are stuck with their progress, their weight loss, and their energy levels – many of them aren’t sleeping well at night either. These people often present with similar medical complaints and...