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Balancing Your Hormones to Beat Belly Fat

12/29/2015 - 10:46am

"Losing weight can be a challenge,” so says Deborah L. Oleynik, ND. While this sounds more like a fact of life than a profound statement, anyone who has ever tried the simple formula of exercise more/eat less and failed, needs to also understand the symphony of hormones that are involved in metabolism. These metabolic hormones make up a complex resonance in which the absence or over-abundance of just one can make or break the outcome. Some of the better known players included in this orchestra are: growth hormone, insulin, thyroid, cortisol, testosterone, estrogen and a lesser known hormone, L...

Podcast - Staying Healthy During the Holidays

11/19/2015 - 4:11pm

Helena Williams, ARNP, MSN describes our metabolic weight loss program and also gives tips for how to stay healthy through the holidays.  Learn about her 3/4 strategy to help enjoy your holiday favorites without going overboard!   

Sex and the Female Brain

10/28/2015 - 4:00pm

     "He wants sex.  She wants romance."  So says John Gray, PhD in 'Mars and Venus in the Bedroom'.  Sometimes it seems as if our partners are from different planets.  In the bedroom, it is obvious that men and women are different, but we may not realize just how different.  It is only through understanding and accepting our obvious and less obvious differences that we can achieve true intimacy and great sex.¹      It's no secret that boys and girls are different and it's not only our outside appearance.  Our brains are hugely differ...

Secrets of Living Longer

09/01/2015 - 3:22pm

"Everyone wants to live longer and science is starting to make that happen. But living better will be the real challenge and "opportunity". In Time Magazine's article on the science of aging well, Laura L. Carstensen explains: “We live in extraordinary times. And thanks to medical and scientific advances that even a generation ago would have sounded like science fiction, our lives are getting longer. An American born today has a projected average life span 20 full years longer than one born in 1925, and we are, as a society, growing old. For the first time in U.S. history, the number of people...

Powerful CoQ10

07/15/2015 - 9:42am

CoQ10 is an essential fat soluble nutrient and key to maintaining healthy mitochondria, the main source of the body's cellular energy.  Specifically, CoQ10 is one of the most powerful intracellular antioxidants, protecting DNA, membrane proteins, and mitochondrial phospholipids from oxidative damage (Molecular Biotechnology, 2007). The levels of this essential nutrient are decreased through the aging process, as well as with certain medication use.  Statins, the popular cholesterol-lowering drugs, have been found to decrease levels by as much as 40% (Journal of Cl...

Is Your Skincare Aging You FASTER?

07/06/2015 - 10:48am

Imagine you're trying out personal trainers. One is very aggressive and harsh, screaming at you to "Get on the ground and do push-ups NOW!"  The other is firm but encouraging, "I know you can do this, I believe in you!" We don't know about you, but we'd probably perform better with the encouraging trainer! Similarly, the skin responds more optimally when given the best possible treatment and respect.  Our skin absolutely has the capacity to heal itself, stop the clock on aging, and reverse past damage; we just have to nurture it the right way.  Every skin condition has a ro...

Podcast - Metabolism and Weight Loss

06/25/2015 - 4:43pm

 Our country seems to be obsessed with fad diets ~ are they okay to follow?  Which metabolic functions are the keys to weight loss success?  Can hormone balancing also help guys lose weight?  We hear a lot about adrenal glands but how do they relate to weight?  Listen to this podcast to find out!    

Demystifying the Aging Process - Video

06/24/2015 - 11:50am

One of our favorite Osmosis videos! A 5 minute video clip ~ Dr. Ben Johnson provides insight into how Osmosis MD creates a "paradigm shift in the way we approach aging and damaged skin"!  Click this link to watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SARVtYT-AM

Podcast - The Awesome 4some for Heart Health

06/08/2015 - 4:41pm

  The heart gets its energy from the mitochondria ~ find out which foods and supplements keep your mitochondria healthy!    

Podcast - How much protein do we really need?

05/14/2015 - 3:10pm

Everything that we do requires protein ~ how much do we really need?  What are good sources other than meat?  Older adults need more, but how much is enough?  Also, Dr. Watts and Heidi share stories on how lack of protein affected those close to them.   

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