CATEGORY: Heart and Blood


Certain Estrogen Products can Increase Your Risk of Clotting

It is a well known fact that estrogen can “cause blood clots”, but is that always true? Blood clots are scary. You can die from them. This week we are speaking about the risks of blood clotting and what you[...]
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How To Detox On Your Vacation

Toxins are everywhere, and as we continue to industrialize we increase the number of toxins. You can use your vacation to actually get healthier by detoxing during your time off work.  We often go on vacation to recharge, and then[...]
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Top 10 Big Ideas – How To Detox From Sugar

We now know that Fat is not the thing we should be most concerned about in our diets, it is sugar. We want to express our appreciation to Dr. Mark Hyman, M.D. as we are using much of his research[...]
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What Are The Risk Factors That You Can Change To Improve Your Blood Pressure?

There are several personal habits that you can change to improve your blood pressure.   Being overweight—taxes the heart and increases blood pressure. Belly fat is exceptionally dangerous because it causes arterial stiffness and produces inflammation that causes plaque formation[...]
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High Blood Pressure. What Does It Mean, And How To Help Your Doctor Help You.

What is the mechanism of hypertension? How does high Blood Pressure cause future disease? Hypertension and high blood pressure are considered to be signs of future disease.  The treatment of high blood pressure has been one of the first preventive[...]
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Too many red blood cells are a side effect of Testosterone Therapy

Why should every man who takes testosterone have a CBC (Complete Blood Count) blood test every year? Every man who takes testosterone should be aware that one of the lab tests they should get yearly, or more often, is a[...]
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Hot Flashes and Night Sweats Are Not Always Hormonal

Discussing the non hormonal reasons men or women might experience hot flashes and night sweats. It is a part of conventional wisdom and common medical knowledge that hot flashes are caused by hormonal changes.  While it is true that hormonal[...]
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Statins: Should You Use Them?

Can Taking Statins Prevent a Heart Attack? When Statin drugs were first prescribed, they were prescribed for those people who had already had a first heart attack in the hopes of preventing a second event. The thinking was that Statin[...]
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Age and Gender Differences in Blood Test Results

Just because your blood test result is in the “normal” column, doesn’t mean your hormone level is healthy! The truth is that when we are young, fertile and healthy our GH, Testosterone and Estradiol are at their peaks.  As we[...]
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The Magic of Blood Test – What Doctors are Looking for in Your Results

There are literally thousands of tests that can be done on your blood work to determine things about your health and physical condition. Physicians regularly ask you to obtain  blood tests. If you have reached the stage of life where[...]
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