Show Quicklinks & Search

Site Quick Links

Think Fungus: Holistic Approaches to Black Mold

10/10/2017 - 7:30am

With numerous hurricanes having recently brought deadly winds and floodwaters, we are now left with a crisis on numerous levels.  For many, getting the basics of food, water, and dry shelter from more flooding is still a major concern; electricity remains to be a problem and could continue to be for quite some time; the elderly, young children, and those with special medical needs remain to be at high risk; and, the task of rebuilding is physically, emotionally, and financially overwhelming, to say the least.  Unfortunately there is another, more hidden, health risk looming in the fu...

Balance Your Hormones – Trim Your Waistline

10/04/2017 - 2:50pm

Tears flooded down her cheeks cascading onto her blouse. I reached out and handed her a box of Kleenex and waited, “Tell me what’s going on.”  The room was quiet for a moment.  “It’s my weight,” More tears. “And, I’m doing everything right; everything I know to do. I exercise almost every day; eat whole foods, no gluten or sugar."  As I listened intently, eventually the real culprits began to surface: a troubled marriage, a stressful job, poor sleep, menopausal symptoms, tired all the time and high-strung. Her two children had grown and left h...

Integrative Medicine

09/16/2017 - 8:49am

 In a breakthrough decision, the American Board of Physician Specialties has recently established a new Board Certification in Integrative Medicine for medical doctors. Why has this new breakthrough in practicing medicine come about and what does it mean for you and your family?  Read on to discover the answer. Here in the US, we’re constantly searching for that ever-elusive miracle cure for various health ailments. Per capita, we are spending more than double for healthcare, yet, at the same time, experts have found that life expectancies here in the US are significantly lower than...

Top 5 Health Habits That Can Harm You

08/29/2017 - 1:13pm

What would it take to live a longer healthier life? Here are a few common health practices which may stand in your way. Eat seafood for heart and brain health – Right?    Not Always – While the USDA Economic Research Service publishes an article about how Americans need to eat seafood for brain and heart health, high levels of mercury (a carcinogen and a dangerous neurotoxin that can disrupt brain function and harm the nervous system), have been found in some fish. It truly depends on the kind of fish you eat. Older fish, like tuna, sea bass and swordfish, have the highest mercury....

Energy Kaput

08/02/2017 - 1:00pm

Ka-put / Kä ‘pŏŏt – no longer working, broken down; inoperative. It’s not all in your head Women should feel healthy, vibrant and strong throughout their adult lives. If you’ve been told, “It’s all in your head,” or “learn to live with it,” read Debbie’s story below... Debbie visited The Renewal Point several years ago, at the age of 52. During her evaluation, she lamented that since menopause her health had taken a dive. She suffered from fatigue, brain fog, depression and insomnia. She had frequent bouts of mood swings and lack of romantic desires, both affecting her marriage. Debbie also ex...

Bogged Down by Fatigue Or Outright Exhaustion?

07/12/2017 - 7:07pm

Have you checked your adrenals? As a physician, I am frequently reminded of just how fragile our bodies are to fall ill. At the same time, I am amazed at our ability to recover once the root cause is detected and corrected. A concerned husband recently asked if I would meet with his wife, Patty. “Normally a fun-loving woman, fully engaged in life, she had become listless, moody, thrown ‘out-of-sorts’ by petty things for months now.” She had seen her primary care physician who diagnosed depression and placed her on an antidepressant. When she entered my office, she fell into a chair as if she w...

Low energy, fatigue, weight loss

Weight Loss Struggles?

06/01/2017 - 2:57pm

Let’s take a closer look at your thyroid...beyond the routine screening tests! When Ms. M. L., a 45-year-old mother of two, came to The Renewal Point for a consult, she asked if I could help her with a frustrating problem. “I’m so depressed and fatigued that I don’t feel like stepping outside my house. I feel cold all the time. I’ve gained twenty pounds around my middle in the last few months and haven’t changed anything. I exercise, eat well, and take supplements. What do you think is going on?  I have all the symptoms of Hypothyroidism, yet my doctor tells me my lab tests are all normal...

What Every Woman Should Know About The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Estrogens

04/26/2017 - 3:06pm

 “The ‘facts’ that most women and clinicians consider in making the decision to use or not to use hormone replacement therapy are frequently wrong or incorrectly applied,” says Professor Robert D. Langer, one of the principle investigators for the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Study. (1) For instance, have you or your doctor considered balancing the Estrone levels and, more importantly, their inflammatory and carcinogenic forms? When Charlotte P. came to The Renewal Point, she was “frustrated and scared.” At only 55 years-old, with three children, she felt like she was falling apart. “E...

Can Balancing Testosterone Improve Mental Function in Women?

03/25/2017 - 1:19pm

When you think about testosterone, do you consider it for brain health in women and wonder about the power of balancing it? At age 53, Laura had it all together: two kids in college, married to the love of her life, and a successful real estate practice. Then menopause struck, and her world came tumbling down: sleep disturbance left her tired throughout most of the day with little energy for practically anything. Hot flashes were a constant bother, and she became irritated over even the most minor disturbance. As her desire for sex and love diminished to almost nothing, it caused marital probl...

Karenia Hysteria - It's Not Just Dead Fish

02/22/2017 - 12:20pm

How Harmful Algal Blooms Affect Humans “What’s going on with me?” I woke up several mornings ago, with a swimmy-like headache, ringing in the ears, dizziness, extreme fatigue, brain fog and muscular weakness. While I generally wake up full of ‘vim and vigor,’ it felt like I had been run over by a Mack truck. “A virus,” I first thought. But, there was no fever and the symptoms felt strangely familiar to the ones my wife and I experienced from black mold toxicity ten years ago. “There is no black mold in our new home,” I reassured myself. That same morning, our medical office phone began ringing...