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When you take an antibiotic it causes a disturbance in the friendly neighborhood of the gastrointestinal tract. The normally residential mixture of flora (bacteria) keeps your bowel working appropriately in the course of digestion and is necessary for vitamin production and nutrient absorption. If any portion of the gut’s natural environment is destroyed, the wrong…

All of us will go through menopause and a third of women will have a hysterectomy by the age of 60. Do either or both increase the occurrence of negative mood, (hereafter to be used to connote depressive and anxiety symptoms)? Well what a coincidence that you ask! An article in the May issue of…

When I take a history from a new patient or update her history during a return visit, I always ask her what medications she is currently taking. After she relates her prescription meds, I then inquire about her use of supplements, over-the-counter substances and alternative therapies. And the list is usually long; hence, I read…

Up to 40% of American’s are sleep deprived. Sleep deprivation has been associated with obesity, hypertension, an increase in inflammatory factors, slow glucose metabolism, impaired insulin sensitivity (both leading to diabetes), depression and elevation of stress hormones such as cortisol, all of which increase the risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). And we all know about…

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