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09/19/2019 - 11:41am

How understanding the Gut-Brain connection can help you lose weight. Overeating can make us gain weight, especially if its high fat,  high sugar  or just plain old junk food.  "Well.... I knew that", you might say.  But how and why do some people feel full after a nutritious meal while others are still hungry ,or worse, left with an intense craving for poor food choices?  Those were the questions a multi-institutional  team at Baylor College of Medicine was attempting to explain when their research revealed a previously unknown gut-brain connection that is respons...

anti-aging, sex, bio-identical hormones, testosterone

Sex in Later Life: Better for Women than Men?

08/22/2019 - 1:01pm

By Dr. Dan Watts and Helena Williams, APRN-C Patients in their 60's and 70's tell us they enjoy sex more now than when they were younger.  Some people may find this hard to believe and ask,   "I've heard that as you get older, you lose it.  What's their secret?" Historically, one of the most distressing side effects of aging has been a loss of one's sexuality, including romance, performance and satisfaction. Many men experience a decrease in erections, while women notice a decline in overall sexual desire and enjoyment. No doubt this can be an area of great frustration!...

Glyphosate spray

Common Environmental Chemical Discovered to Increase Breast Cancer

07/25/2019 - 10:36am

Learn about the dangers of Estrogen Mimics. (CNN) -- Glyphosate, an herbicide that remains the world's most ubiquitous weed killer, raises the cancer risk of those exposed to it by 41%, a new analysis says.  While the potential carcinogenic properties are the subject of widespread debate, the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer classified glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic to humans" CNN went on to report on thousands of people suing the multinational chemical company that makes Glyphosate for having caused cancer.  One high-profile case against...

Can We Really Reverse the Aging Process?

07/03/2019 - 11:31am

Since the discovery of telomeres, doctors and scientist have dreamed of using them to control aging.  In 1973, Alexey Olonikov discovered that telomeres, which are tiny units of DNA at the very end of each chromosome, shorten each time the cell divides.  Hence, as you get older and your telomeres get shorter, you are at increased risk for many age-related diseases including death.  The theory is that if you can keep your telomeres from shortening, you can live much longer with a higher quality of life. Most recently, Ronald DePinho, a cancer geneticist at the Dana-Faber Cancer I...

weight loss, metabolic weight loss, bio-identical hormone balancing

Why Does Long-Term Weight Loss Seem Impossible As We Age?

05/30/2019 - 1:27pm

Because, with the “calories in, calories, out” approach, it usually is… “Only about one in every six Americans who have ever been overweight or obese loses weight and maintains that loss”, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.   For a long time, weight loss was simplified with a “calories in, calories out” approach…eat less, exercise more.  However, as we age, this approach can be a lot like trying to stop a freight train with your pinkie finger….it simply won’t work. While eating less addresses some of the underlying causes of weight gain, the high failure rate of...

Video- No-Brainers for Brain Health Seminar

05/07/2019 - 1:58pm

Video of No Brainers for Brain Health Toxins, nutrients, age, genetics....these all play a role in how our brains function.  We actually have a lot more control over brain power than previously thought!  Watch this semianr to learn more about the things that you can do to optimize your brain.

Tired of Problems “Down There”?

05/02/2019 - 1:18pm

We are talking UTIs, yeast infections, dryness, low libido hormone imbalances…the list goes on and on. Recurring gynecological problems aren’t just a bother…they can really get in the way of leading a happy, healthy, productive life.  In fact, gynecological issues can contribute to emotional trouble, relationship/intimacy problems, and physical issues (for example, yeast infections and UTIs don’t mix well with exercise). While almost all women deal with some sort of gynecological issue during their lifetime, the problems really start to get in the way when they are recurring.  Gettin...

Video - Bio-identical Hormone Balancing Seminar

04/03/2019 - 2:59pm

Video of Bioidentical Hormone Balancing Your body's hormones (estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisol, etc) produced in various glands of your body act as "messengers," sending signals to your cells to function, grow, regulate or balance important body processes. Though it is well-known that the levels of some of these hormones fall as we get older, it is not common knowledge that almost all of these hormones diminish during the course of life or change dramatically to life's stresses. As hormone levels fall or fluctuate, they cause the signs and symptoms of PMS, menopause, and d...

Nobel -Prize-Winning Breakthrough May Make Memory Problems a Thing of the Past

04/03/2019 - 10:35am

An article I read recently by Dr. Frank Shallenberger on a Nobel Prize winning scientist grabbed my attention.  Although this article  pertains to all of us,  if you suffer from memory problems,  it may be the most exciting news you read this year. Not long ago, Rita Levi-Montalcini celebrated her 103rd birthday. During the festivities she made a speech.  She said: "my mental capacity is greater today than when I was 20." Normally when I read a story like this,  I smile and I say "God bless her."  And then I turn the page. But in this case, I took Rita's comm...

hormones, bio-identical hormone therapy, hormonal issues

One Woman's Journey to Find a Hormone Expert

02/28/2019 - 12:58pm

By Ashlee Hutchens, RN, MPH Lynn B. was at her wits’ end and about to “throw in the towel” when a friend recommended her to The Renewal Point. A 55-year-old mother of one and long-time resident of Sarasota, Lynn was doing fine until menopause and thyroid imbalances disrupted her life. “I was exhausted during the day, then couldn’t sleep at night. I was depressed as well from having gained a ton of weight. A complete loss of sexual desire and painful sex had put a dent in my loving relationship with my husband. I had seen several doctors for hormone imbalance, trying different pills, patches, a...