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Where is the Little Pink Pill?

Unless you’ve been living completely cut off from media outlets, advertising and marketing since the late 90s, you’ve heard of Viagra. I think it’s safe to say the little blue pill has changed the landscape of male sexual dysfunction, and also left many women wondering about a little pink pill. Although there are no equivalent sex drugs for women currently on the market, it’s not for a lack of trying. For years, scientists have been busy attempting to create the female Viagra. And what they have realized is that the solution to a woman’s sexual disinterest is much more complex….


Are Expired Drugs Still Safe And Effective?

With a pounding headache you reach into your medicine cabinet for some aspirin and realize the expiration date on the bottle passed … quite a while ago. Do you take it?  Will it be a fatal mistake or will you simply continue to suffer? One of the questions I get asked the most by patients is: “Should they take expired medication or throw it out?” This information is very important for two reasons:  A.) There are some medications that should not be used past their expiration dates and  B.) Medications can be expensive and habitually replacing expired but unused drugs…


Going through “the change”?

Going through “the change” can be confusing and overwhelming. Menopause can cause a different range of symptoms. The first thing to change is your monthly cycle. At the beginning of menopause you may have light or heavy periods that come and go at erratic times. The frequency of your periods may begin to change as well. Other symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, decreased sex drive, vaginal dryness, pain and discomfort, palpitations, mood changes, depression, anxiety, exhaustion, insomnia and recurring UTIs (Urinary Tract Infections). This period of change can take anywhere from two to five years before fading. Some symptoms…


Headaches are Caused by Dehydration?

Did you know that 80% of headaches are caused by dehydration? On especially hot days, nine degrees or more above average, your risk of getting a migraine jumps 8%. Our brains are mostly water and when you reduce the water content in your body your brain literally shrinks because your blood flow function becomes disrupted and causes a reduction of flow to the brain. This in turn causes inflammation. In short, your body simply does not have enough water to function properly. You can recognize a dehydration headache because it causes pain when you move. To improve the symptoms, reduce…


Good Bacteria

Bacteria comes in two forms GOOD and BAD. Bad bacteria is, of course, what can make us sick but good bacteria keeps us healthy. It is important to keep a steady stream of good bacteria coming into our bodies. Good bacteria is more commonly referred to as probiotics. Here are some great sources of probiotics you can begin consuming right away. -There are dairy sources such as yogurt, kefir, buttermilk and aged raw cheeses. -Veggies and fruits are also a great source– introduce tomatoes, artichokes, onions, greens, asparagus, garlic, leeks, berries and bananas. -Veggies and fruits are most effective when…


ADHD Awareness Month

Because October is Global ADHD Awareness Month, we wanted to highlight the fact that standard prescription drugs don’t always provide adequate relief, especially for patients dealing with complex conditions such as Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder. In those cases, compounded medications, which are personalized for each patient, are always a great alternative. There are several ways to help a person that suffers from ADHD. Besides finding a personalized, compounded medication to treat ADHD, making certain changes to diet and routine may help. Many doctors and patients are noticing an improvement by simply eliminating processed foods and those containing chemical additives and sugars….


Depression Education and Awareness Month

Celebrity deaths, like that of Robin Williams, heighten suicide awareness. In light of National Depression Education & Awareness Month, we need to be cognizant of the fact that depression is more than just feeling a little “blue” for a few days. It’s a chemical imbalance, and medication often plays a part in an effective treatment plan. A case of the blues, grief over a traumatic event or loss, or general sadness is not the same as experiencing depression. Feeling sad, anxious or unmotivated may be symptoms of depression but are just a few of the things that define this condition….


National Honey Month

The more research conducted on honey, the more people learn about its versatility. This month, National Honey Month, we want to remind you honey is not just a kitchen staple. Medicinal honey treatment may help disorders such as ulcers and bacterial gastroenteritis. That is just the start! Honey is also a powerful anti-aging element because it contains enzyme and antioxidants that naturally moisturize the skin without making it oily. It is so gentle it is also great for use to make your own shampoo, creams and cleansers.


National Cholesterol Education Month

Seventy-one million Americans have high cholesterol, but only one-third of them have the condition under control. September is National Cholesterol Education Month — a good time to resolve the matter. A great way to do that is by eating the right kinds of foods. Avocado, garlic, dark chocolate, mushrooms, oats, walnuts, salmon and other fatty fish, legumes and olive oil all contribute to lowering bad cholesterol. But food is just part of the story, you must also reduce your table salt intake, drink alcohol in moderation, stay away from processed junk food plus watch food labels and watch your approach….


Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month has begun! Here’s a tid bit many confuse all the time…Forms often ask if you are white, black or hispanic. In reality being Hispanic or Latino is not a race it’s an ethnicity. Hispanics can be black, white, native or asian! But many are a mix of two or more races. No matter what your race is, if you’re Hispanic there are some diseases that target you genetically in part probably thanks to the foods you eat. Cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis and AIDS all target minorities in the US most. Take this month to be…

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