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January 7, 2018

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is at it again! They have recommended against the use of menopausal hormone therapy (HRT) for the prevention of chronic conditions such as breast cancer, osteoporosis and heart disease, among others. Their recommendation includes statements indicating that hormone therapy actually increases the risk of some of these conditions. Keep in mind, this is the same task force that, without a single urologist on their committee, recommended against routine PSA screening several years ago. The subsequent decline in routine PSA screening has led to a significant increase in the number of men diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. This is also the same task force that recommended against taking vitamin D for the prevention of osteoporosis. Key points the USPSTF failed to take into account are that no distinction was made between synthetic and bioidentical hormones and their mode of delivery (oral vs transdermal). This is critically important because the majority of the data used to formulate their recommendations comes from studies using oral CEE (estrogens from horse urine), with or without medroxyprogesterone (a synthetic progestin). • Medroxyprogesterone is known to increase the risk of breast cancer whereas bioidentical progesterone is protective against breast cancer • Medroxyprogesterone increases the risk of blood clots whereas b

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January 4, 2018

What do you Know About your Blood Type? It is not common that people in the United States know their blood type. Many foreigners have this test done as far as routine medical care. In my clinical practice, patients ask about their blood type as far as directing a special diet to lose weight and stay healthy. Food and weight loss will be addressed later. Look at other aspects that may be related to blood type, 7 Things Your Blood Type Can Tell You About Your Healthhttps://www.thealternativedaily.com/7-things-your-blood-type-can-tell-you-about-your-health/?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=N171225. As far as the difference in blood types, type O does not produce any antigens that will cause antibody production stimulating a rejection process when infused to patients who are types A, B, or AB. O blood can be given to anyone. It is the universal donor. When you look at the other blood types you can see there are certain antigens which will stimulate antibodies. Type AB is known as the universal recipient because they can receive blood from any other blood type without producing antibodies. When you look through the conditions associated with blood types, note the section on cardiovascular disease. There is mention of many other risk factors that are variables involved in this condition which makes it difficult to give a specific risk related to blood type al

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December 13, 2017

Similar age groups today compared with those 75 years ago show a significant drop in hormone levels. For males, this may be up to a 40% drop in testosterone. The so-called metabolic syndrome (consisting of obesity, elevated cholesterol, and blood sugar problems or diabetes) that develops in middle age patients is many times a sign of chemical and hormone imbalance. I have covered these areas before with a previous article, Hormone Disruptors. Many of the chemicals mentioned in that article are also included with this recent article, 9 Chemicals that are Killing Your Testosterone Levels and Stealing Your Manhood. The real culprit are xeno-estrogen like chemicals that display estrogenic qualities. And it may not be just one hormone out of balance. There is a hormone orchestra. A part of this orchestra is the sex hormone section containing testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, and other hormones within that section alone. All three of the above have something to do with health in both men and women. Progesterone has not been considered significant in males. But that is another story. Then consider sections related to thyroid, adrenal, and g

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November 17, 2017

• Cardiovascular risk prevention is an integral part of a longevity program. Significant information can be obtained with noninvasive exams. • The Calcium Score developed by Dr. Agatston is a key factor in preventive cardiology. • Cholesterol testing and blood work identifying chronic inflammation are important. • Blood pressure assessment and management is essential to decrease cardiovascular risk. • SphygmoCor is a valuable tool to assess peripheral and central blood pressure in a noninvasive fashion. • Testing for mercury and lead can identify a source that stiffens the blood vessel leading to a higher blood pressure. Look at your Oligoscan for nutrients and toxic heavy metals that was done in my office. • Other currently available exams related to heart and blood vessel structure and function are reviewed. • Data from multiple tests can provide information identifying significant risk and direct the aggressivity of treatment. I graduated from medical school in 1975. This allows me to reflect on advancements and changes in medicine. As a surgeon, on critically ill patients who needed careful cardiovascular and pulmonary management, I learned to place various lines and plastic catheters with the tip positioned in the lungs, heart, and large arteries and veins located inside the body. There was always some risk with the procedure since it was invasive. It was a

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November 4, 2017

  This article was published last week. I have already posted information pointing to Roundup as a testicle killer. Toxin blast and Importance of detox blast. I present this as something to consider as far as your overall health. If we really had clean and fresh whole food and good water there would not be as much need for vitamins and supplements. Notice I also mentioned water. Here is a review regarding Water–It May Be Almost Everywhere But Not Good Everywhere. So I am not going to talk much. Look at the information and see how this may fit in with your health.

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October 26, 2017
  • look at your ring finger
  • testosterone improves sugar metabolism
  • testosterone lowers cholesterol numbers
  • appropriate hormone replacement looks at identifying your metabolic “sweet spot” for proper levels
  • maybe you want to show your friends the finger

Here is a basic test that can be used to assess testosterone. Besides this test there may be other information supporting hormone replacement therapy. So to start you need a doctor to prescribe testosterone (controlled substance) then just start using it, right? Maybe in some places, but my goal as a physician is to do what is right for my patients. What changes can improved or optimized testosterone levels bring to your health?

  1. Testosterone is an androgenic hormone, which simply means body repair. It stimulates the immune system. It improves body composition and helps increase lean muscle mass.
  2. Testosterone improves sugar metabolism and type II diabetes
  3. Optimized testosterone levels lower cholesterol with no medication. Cholesterol is a precursor for the formation of testosterone. If testosterone levels are suboptimal, cholesterol levels go up.

Abnormalitie

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October 4, 2017

The word doctor comes from a Greek word that means teacher. When dealing with health issues I try to present them in a fashion so that the patient can understand and then determine how to use this information to improve their own personal health. I am not intending to be an alarmist, but this article is very pertinent. Investigative Report: Are You Eating Genetically Modified Salmon? Here’s How To Know I have always pushed a Paleolithic type lifestyle concept, which includes a diet of whole foods, managing altered sleep cycles, and the ability to increase physical activity to a certain level for survival. Packaged and processed food does not improve that diet and further introduces toxins that need to be cleaned up. Chemicals are added, sugar almost always, as well as processed salt. There is a vast difference between Himalayan salt and processed salt. Most sea salts are not worthwhile. Significant differences can be seen whether an animal is farm raised or wild. First of all, sex hormones and growth hormone are given for rapid increase in size in a short period of time. Second, other contaminants may be dissolved in the controlled water environment. Think about the pink color. GMO salmon meat is apparently light colored so it needs to be tinted

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September 28, 2017
   
Cold and Flu Season As we approach the cold and flu season, I see signs in the subway. The flu shot is promoted, but there are many other things promoted to avoid being ill. Push vitamin C. Drink plenty of liquids. Make sure you cover up your mouth and throat when there is a cold wind outside. Don’t go out if your hair is still wet. Use those chemical hand cleansers. Start taking zinc.   Let us review some aspects. This particular article An Innovative Approach to Stopping Colds and Flu points out how certain probiotics can protect the upper respiratory tract. The gut is the nucleus of the immune system with 80% of the body’s lymphatic tissue found in the abdomen. This article presents the concept that certain probiotics can help stimulate the secretion of IgA in the gut. The same opening (mouth and oral cavity) leads to both the respiratory tract as well as the gastrointestinal tract. So this makes sense since IgA will offer protection from microbes

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September 9, 2017

A Few Basics on Fat

  • Many patients are confused by what is a good or a bad fat.
  • Unsaturated spaces on a fat molecule can be oxidized making the subsequent molecule more harmful (inflammation).
  • We do not want polyunsaturated fats processed and oxidized.
  • Saturated fats such as coconut oil and butter are more stable from oxidation and among the healthier oils for cooking .
  • Avocado contains monounsaturated fat and is more stable at a high temperature.
  • A healthy, low-inflammatory  Omega-6 to Omega-3 polyunsaturated diet ratio should be 3:1. Most Americans have a ratio closer to 15:1. Only two fish oil capsules a day are probably not doing any good for most people to improve this ratio if lifestyle is unchanged.
  • Good oils for cooking would be palm and coconut oil, a high grade olive oil, grass fed butter, and avocado oil.
  • Look at Canola.
  • Poor choices for cooking oil are vegetable (corn is bad), canola, cottonseed, safflower, and soybean sources.
  • Carbs make us fat—not coconut oil.

Common oils found in most restaurants for cooking will list canola, cottonseed, safflower, soybean, and vegetable (corn).

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August 12, 2017

Overall health involves balance which includes a chemical and hormonal component and a mind-body connection. As far as prolonging health and longevity, I frequently talk about detoxification since this is very important to maintain balance. Generally with detox I talk about chemical exposure from food and our environment. In addition there is an electromagnetic component to this. As a medical doctor I have seen some health problems develop the past 30 years which may certainly be related to electromagnetic interference.

  1. Sleep patterns are disturbed. This is related to the toxic bluelight from computer and TV screens or your cell phone. Melatonin secretion is affected. The hormone orchestra has several sections. This is one of them. If the melatonin secretion is low it can disrupt aspects of other healthy hormonal sections of the orchestra. The orchestra plays poorly.
  2. Obesity rates are on the rise. Information from sleep studies demonstrate a relationship between sleep problems and obesity. Obesity also relates to a rising lack of physical activity. A sedentary life.
  3. People can have severe, recurrent headaches which I call “text neck.” How about chronic crookedness and hunchback?
  4. I also do joint and soft tissue injections and now have had several patients who needed injections in their thumbs. This can be an overuse condition and I expect

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