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Hormone Systems

Hormone Systems

Fatigue and a decrease in energy are common complaints that many individuals experience. While traditional medicine often struggles to address this symptom, it is crucial to recognize that fatigue is not a diagnosis but rather a sign of an underlying issue. In the United States, the medical system excels in treating diagnosed conditions with specific drugs. However, the complexity of fatigue, which can arise from various systems and causes, often falls short of reaching the diagnostic threshold or a clear treatment path. Integrative medicine offers a broader perspective by considering the interplay of multiple factors and focusing on restoring balance to improve energy levels naturally.

Unraveling the Puzzle of Fatigue

Unraveling the Puzzle of Fatigue

Fatigue and a decrease in energy are common complaints that many individuals experience. While traditional medicine often struggles to address this symptom, it is crucial to recognize that fatigue is not a diagnosis but rather a sign of an underlying issue. In the United States, the medical system excels in treating diagnosed conditions with specific drugs. However, the complexity of fatigue, which can arise from various systems and causes, often falls short of reaching the diagnostic threshold or a clear treatment path. Integrative medicine offers a broader perspective by considering the interplay of multiple factors and focusing on restoring balance to improve energy levels naturally.

Optimizing Brain Health

Optimizing Brain Health

In the COVID-19 era, many people complain of brain fog even months after recovering from the virus. In order to optimize cognitive function, it is important to understand the factors contributing to the function of the brain. Our brain’s ability to store and access information is dependent on several factors, including the cells in the brain, connections between neurons, and our lifestyle. In this article, we’ll explore ways to improve cognitive function, starting with the factors that affect the brain.

Dealing with Anxiety

Dealing with Anxiety

Anxiety is a pervasive symptom in our society. It does not always occur to the degree that it becomes an official diagnosis or disorder but does affect many people. As a physician, I often get asked how to manage anxiety without taking medication. When anxiety occurs, our adrenal glands produce adrenalin, leading to heightened alertness in the body. Adrenalin is the “fight or flight” signal which raises the heart rate and blood pressure, diverting blood flow to the muscles and preparing the body for action. At the same time, it shuts down our ability to think and reason, turns off our digestive and reproductive functions, and has negative effects on our sleep.

10 Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress

10 Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress

The holiday season is easily one of the busiest times of the year for most people. You end up spending more time on others and less time taking care of yourself. Don’t let these added stressors get the best of you this year. Here are 10 simple tips to help you reduce stress and stay on track this holiday season.

What is Integrative Medicine?

What is Integrative Medicine?

Integrative medicine’s (IM) whole-person approach -- designed to treat the person, not just the disease, has appeal to a growing audience. IM depends on a partnership between the patient and the doctor, where the goal is to treat the mind, body, and spirit,...

Bioidentical vs. Synthetic Hormones

Bioidentical vs. Synthetic Hormones

Bioidentical Hormones are exact duplicates of hormones the body produces. Generally bioidentical hormones are plant based and have little to no side effects (not related to dosage levels) since they are molecularly identical to substances already in your body. People...

A Doctor’s Journey

A Doctor’s Journey

I  started to realize something was wrong when I saw a patient who was on 10 medications. The first five dealt with ailments while the second five were for the side effects of the first five. Despite the medications, the patient didn't feel any better. This was the...

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and What You Can Do About It

What is going on with my body? Suddenly, you are experiencing abnormal menstrual cycles, mood swings, excessive weight gain, extreme hair growth, and trouble sleeping. You may think “it’s just a bad period.” If you are experiencing any combination of these symptoms,...