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    Do You Really Know What Hormones Do?

    As Sue thought about her upcoming anniversary celebration, it was with mixed emotions. She was really looking forward to an evening out with her husband alone but was dreading what she knew would come after – SEX! It was hard for her to believe how her once robust libido had taken a sharp nose dive shortly after the birth of her children. Funny how nature works, but no it wasn’t funny at all especially now that her sex drive was virtually nonexistent. Sexual intimacy was something she had once enjoyed immensely in the early years of her marriage but...

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    A Quintessential New England Ecofriendly Resort: The Nonantum Resort

    Quintessential New England… that was my first thought as I drove through the picturesque, winding, maple and oak tree-lined roads into Kennebunkport. Passing by quaint little shops, luxurious hotels and charming inns, enticing restaurants and the coolest directional signs I’ve ever seen, I could feel every muscle in my body relax. Having been to Maine dozens of times, somehow I’ve always missed this place. And if you’ve ever been, you know I was definitely missing out! Maine in October would not be my first choice of places to visit, being that my motto is “the hotter the better!” But,...

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    Who stole our retirement?

    My father worked at his company for 45 years. Now 82 years old, he still enjoys a healthy pension that provides for him and my mom. Today, if you are one of the 10,000 people turning age 65 each day, your future is likely going to be very different. In fact for most of the middle class, traditional retirement is dead. So what happened? Who stole our retirement? And could something good actually come out of all of this? First, a little history. Who invented retirement? If the question sounds absurd, consider: in traditional societies, and until recently most...

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    Is There a Relationship Between GMOs and Gluten Sensitivity?

    Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) have become increasingly prevalent in North America since their commercial introduction into the mainstream food supply in the mid-1990s. Since 1999, GMO-containing foods have dominated North American markets. During the same period, North Americans have seen corresponding increases in inflammatory gastrointestinal conditions (such as ulcerative colitis and irritable bowel disease), autoimmune diseases (like celiac disease), endocrine and reproductive disorders (such as type 2 diabetes, thyroid dysregulation, obesity, and fertility problems), neurological and developmental disorders (such as Alzheimer’s and autism), and food allergies, including gluten-related disorders. Although correlation does not prove causation, the sheer number of...

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    The Benefits of High Cholesterol

    That’s right, the benefits. While researching this article I came across an interesting study that demonstrated the power of cholesterol. Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology looked at 52,087 individuals between the ages of 20 and 74. After adjusting for factors like age, smoking and blood pressure, researchers found women with high cholesterol (more than 270 mg/dl) had a 28 percent lower mortality risk than women with low cholesterol (under 193 mg/dl). Risk for heart disease, cardiac arrest and stroke also declined as cholesterol levels rose. Yet, if you do a quick search on the internet,...

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    The Naturopathic Treatment of Autoimmune Diseases

    When I see autoimmune patients in my practice, one of the first things I tell them is that they need to know their own body better than any of the doctors they are working with can possibly know it.  Doctors see many patients with the same conditions, but none of the patients are exactly the same. ‘Doctor’ in Latin means teacher.  We need to teach our patients how to control or correct the condition they have. In order to do this effectively, the patient has to know his or her own body. Autoimmune disease is a diagnosis that I...

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    Attracting the Perfect Partner

    It’s Valentines Day and I am having dinner alone again.  What am I doing wrong? Why is it so difficult to find someone I’d like to spend time with? There was a time when I longed for the perfect partner and was frustrated that he was not in my life.  This was my reality until I discovered that my thoughts, feelings, and actions regarding attracting the perfect mate were all wrong.  I learned to shift my thinking and feelings in terms of having a life partner, and my ideal husband and mate arrived shortly thereafter. According to The Law...

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    The Statin Battle Intensifies

    Have you heard?  A huge shift has occurred in medicine.  For years, High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL—the ‘good’ cholesterol) and Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL—the ‘bad’ cholesterol) were used to define our chance of having a heart attack or stroke.  Doctors would treat us with statins and other medicines based on those numbers. Over the years, many people have disagreed with that approach, including me.  Studies have found that other factors, such as inflammation and blood-sugar levels, are just as important if not more so.  In addition, I always have advocated a multifaceted approach which encompasses diet, lifestyle, genetics, and living environment. In...