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Cancer Protection and Reserval Protocol

Dr. Thomas Levy, a well known physician, in his book Death by Calcium outlines the following: Minimize new toxin exposure. Eradicate acute and chronic infections. Eliminate accumulated toxins. Improve or normalize critical regulatory hormones (sex, thyroid). Optimize antioxidant and nutrient … Continue reading

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Insulin Resistance (IR)

    Insulin Resistance is a proatherogenic state. Diagnosing IR: Moderate Elevation of GTT and ALT Metabolic Syndrome (also called Insulin Resistance Syndrome) Fasting blood sugar level: 100-125. TG/HDL > 3.5 (Caucasians); >3 (Mexican Americans); >2.0 (non-Hispanic Blacks). A1c >6.5% … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays! the office will close on Thursday 12/24/2015, reopen on Monday 12/28/2015. For next week, our office will close on Thursday 12/31/2015, reopen on Monday 01/04/2016.

This week, the office will close on Thursday 12/24/2015, reopen on Monday 12/28/2015. For next week, the office will close on Thursday 12/31/2015, reopen on Monday 01/04/2016.

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Evidence shows low energy sweeteners help reduce energy intake and body weight

Use of low energy sweeteners (LES) in place of sugar, in children and adults, leads to reduced calorie intake and body weight – and possibly also when comparing LES beverages to water – according to a review led by researchers … Continue reading

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Gut bacteria could be blamed for obesity and diabetes

An excess of bacteria in the gut can change the way the liver processes fat and could lead to the development of metabolic syndrome, according to health researchers. Metabolic syndrome is a group of conditions including obesity, type 2 diabetes, … Continue reading

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Gut microbes: Burning calories while you sleep?

Study links changes in gut bacteria to lower resting metabolic rate and weight gain in mice. A University of Iowa study in mice shows that drug–induced changes to the gut microbiome can cause obesity by reducing the resting metabolic rate … Continue reading

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Low Cholesterol

While we are all worried about high cholesterol, low cholesterol is bad also. If your cholesterol is below 140, you will not make your sex hormones (DHEA, estrogen progesterone, testosterone for both men and women). Causes of Low Cholesterol: Immune … Continue reading

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Ferritin

Ferritin (also part of our Initial Anti-Aging Screening Test Panel). Studies show too much iron (reflected by ferritin level) can increase risk for heart disease.  Every 1% rise in serum ferritin causes 4% elevation in risk of MI*. Can increase … Continue reading

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Lipoprotein (a)

Lipoprotein (a), another item of our Initial Anti-Aging Screening Test Panel, is a small cholesterol particle that causes inflammation and can clog blood vessels.  Research* shows that people with high lipoprotein (a) have a 70% higher risk of developing heart … Continue reading

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Fibrinogen

Fibrinogen is a clotting factor that increases as estrogen decreases and also with smokers.  Elevated levels of fibrinogen can cause heart attack.  Fibrinogen is part of our Initial Anti-Aging Screening Panel. What to do with elevated fibrinogen?  You can use … Continue reading

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