Extra Fat Tranforms Testosterone to Estradiol

It is so important for men to keep their weight within optimal ranges as they age. Many aging males experience decreased testosterone levels, now associated with declining health. Typical symptoms include decreasing vigor, loss of muscle strength and power, decreased bone density, depression, erectile dysfunction, thinning skin, and decreased concentration and cognitive performance. They will […]

When Problems Remain After Medical Procedures

One of my patients elected to have a much-needed heart valve replacement within the past year. Fortunately, as weeks went by following the procedure she continued to improve. At a certain point, however, she realized that the sites where wires had been placed to close her chest were continuing to bother her. She could not […]

Circadian Rhythms, Hormones & Neurotransmitters

Neurotransmitters and hormones are intimately connected. The effects of their relationship on the body/mind are termed neuroendocrine. One cycle in the body that represents this relationship is called the Circadian Rhythm Cycle. It represents the body/mind’s responses to a 24 hour light/dark cycle.   Why is the Circadian Rhythm Cycle Important to Your Health? This […]

Dr. Oz Suddenly Turns a Blind Eye

I recently read the December 3rd cover story, “What to Eat Now” by Dr. Mehmet Oz in Time magazine.  I love that Dr. Oz is bringing up the important consideration of cost when considering healthy foods.  It is a challenge we need to address.  I need to take issue, however, with his apparent stand in […]

Video Picks: Toxic Chemicals and GMO – Good Reasons to Eat Organic

Consuming foods laden with toxic chemicals and those grown from GMO seeds seriously threaten our health much more than we previously believed. Here are three videos that will help you understand why it is critically important for you, your family members and your pets to avoid these two types of “non” foods.   Genetic Roulette […]

GMO Risks Discussed – A Heart Felt Thanks to Dr. Oz

I just watched an eye-opening interview recently conducted by Dr. Oz with film maker Jeffrey Smith and Dr. Robin Burnhoft on the potential dangers of genetically modified foods (GMO). In the interest of fairness, Dr. Oz also gave equal time to Martina Newell-McGloughlin, a prominent authority who is pro GMO. According to Smith and Burnhoft, […]

FDA Blocks Printing of the Essential Oils Desk Reference

A User’s Response: I was shocked when I heard that the FDA has not allowed reprinting of the Essential Oil Desk Reference, (EODR), 5th Edition, since May of this year. Apparently, the agency is demanding editing changes before it will allow further publication. Anticipating the outcome, I can easily imagine how it might dilute and […]

Lessons from Fukushima and Ways to Protect Your Health from Nuclear Radiation

1 Excessive radiation released during the recent emergency in Fukushima, Japan helps us realize that dangers caused by unforeseen events at nuclear power generating plants pose a realistic threat to our well being. Living with nuclear generators means that we must all be better prepared for the possibility of a nuclear disaster, including Minnesotans. Currently, […]