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“Just feeling lousy,” a new patient lamented the morning I met her in my office for a consult. She went on to tell me she did not feel like working today, but she had no choice.  She was the owner of the business.   “Already stressed to the max with kids […]
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Why you should know about Brain Derived...

According to a recent peer reviewed research paper in Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience by Magdalena Miranda,  “Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) is a key molecule involved in plastic changes related to learning and memory”. In plain words, it is the fertilizer of new brain cells and very active in neurotransmission […]
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Bioidentical Hormones –...

“Unnecessary?” I wondered as I tried to understand exactly what my patient’s Internist was referring to. “The bioidentical hormones that Dr. Watts prescribed for you are unnecessary for life.” Gloria’s primary care physician had further explained and then questioned, “Why take them?” Now I understood. Most doctors are not taught […]
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Estrogen in Men and Women

Excessive levels of estrogen can be dangerous to a woman’s health and, believe it or not, a man’s too! Over and over these days we hear doctors and then the media tell us we need to check our hormone levels.  Most of the time we think we will discover what […]
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Having Brain Fog? We Can Help

Brain fog can be a sign that your hormones are out of balance. A 54-year-old woman began to notice difficulty thinking shortly after beginning menopause.  When she was first seen in my office, she stated that she was not hopeful because she was told by other doctors that there was […]
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Tummy Troubles

Stomach cramps, bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, or anything else for that matter? You don’t need to suffer in silence! Dealing with tummy troubles can be a painful, stressful, even embarrassing ordeal for a lot of people, yet people don’t actually realize just how common these digestive issues are. In terms […]
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Hormone Balancing and The Female Brain

Another article on Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus? Perhaps, but read on to learn how you can help yourself or your loved ones. Let’s explore the difference between the female and male brain by looking at the advantages of being female caused by the effect of one […]
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Three Ways Bio-Identical Hormone...

Recently, 56 year old working mother of two presented to my office with a frustrated frown…  she couldn’t fit into an outfit she had her heart set on wearing to  her daughter’s wedding coming up this summer. “It used to be so easy,”  she told me, her frown increasing.  “I […]
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Lucky Collard Greens

It’s been said that Collard Greens bring luck at the start of a New Year. We figured…lots of greens & vibrant color…let’s give it a try! Here’s to good luck, health, and happiness in 2021 🎉 (makes approximately 6 servings with 130 calories per serving) 1 pound fresh collard greens, […]
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Low-Carb Holiday (or any time) Side...

Roasted Low-Carb Vegetables Green Pepper (cut into 1-inch chunks) Broccoli and Cauliflower (cut into 1 to 1-1/2 in diameter individual florets) Green Beans (remove stems) Onions (cut into 1 ½ -inch wedges, and break apart into individual layers) Zucchini/Summer squash (cut into 1-inch chunks) Olive Oil Salt and Pepper Thyme […]
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5 Ways to Stay Healthy During the...

♫ Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la– la la la la! That’s right, soon we’ll be donning our gay apparel and getting ready for holiday fun, songs, and gifts, whether it’s in-person or virtual.  And let us not forget the bountiful feast: pecan pie, […]
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Let’s Stay Active This Fall!

With Daylight Savings Time ending we’d like to address the issue of exercise, particularly this year. Many people have decided to forgo their gym memberships and opt for CKC Fitness, outdoor exercise, and/or home gyms (who says soup cans can’t double as free weights?!).  However, with fewer hours of daylight […]
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