Foods That Make You Younger Versus Foods That Age You

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Five years ago, I found out my body was in a failure state as measured by my telomeres, the protective caps on chromosomes that reflect how fast you are aging. As with many stories of initiation, my failing telomeres started me on an unplanned journey of surrender and healing. You may wonder what my … [Read more...]

De-Stress to Look Younger: Top Health Apps That Beat Plastic Surgery

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Cathy fit an all-too-typical patient profile: beyond stressed, cursing at the bathroom scale, and spending far too much money on toxic beauty products. During our second visit, Cathy complained that the repercussions were showing up around her face with sagging, wrinkled skin. Then she dropped the bomb: … [Read more...]

Medical Emergencies While Traveling and What to Do

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When I was in my thirties, I traveled from San Francisco to Paris for vacation. We took a red eye, hoping my baby daughter would sleep. Just as I was dozing off, I heard an announcement: “Is there a doctor on board?” Apparently, I was the only volunteer. The flight attendant brought me to the front of … [Read more...]

Why Can’t I Lose Weight and Keep It Off? (Hint: It’s Not Your Fault)

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Have you tried every diet imaginable, and still find it hard to lose weight? Or maybe you lose weight, only to gain it back within a few months? Chances are your metabolism is broken. A broken metabolism is intertwined with what I call hormone misfires, which make you store fat no matter what diet you … [Read more...]

Detoxification: Your Questions Answered

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What does detox mean, in a nutshell? Detox is nutrient rehab. Detoxing means cleaning out the body, removing toxins, clearing out your jammed hormone receptors, and resetting key hormones. Most simply, detox is a tool of functional medicine: remove the obstacles to radical health, and add in the … [Read more...]

Hormones and Their Interaction with the Pain Experience By Dr. Joe Tatta, DPT

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If you struggle with chronic or persistent pain, you’ve probably been in and out of many doctor’s offices yet never feel as if you have received a good solution. Unfortunately, over 100 million people who live with persistent pain share that same story. Persistent pain has a number of underlying sources, … [Read more...]

30-Day Challenge: The ONE THING YOU CAN DO TO RESET YOUR HORMONES

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I am often asked: What’s the ONE THING that will fix my hormones as fast as possible? My answer is to drink a green protein shake every day until your hormones are back on track, which usually takes 30 days, or longer depending on severity. Since you’re reading this article, I will assume your hormones … [Read more...]

5 FAQs on Hormones and Weight Loss Resistance

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What happens in the body regarding weight gain and loss when estrogen and progesterone are out of balance? Estrogen is the primary female sex hormone. It gives women hips and breasts, buffers mood, and keeps you on task by regulating serotonin. Estrogen is responsible for the first half of your … [Read more...]

7 FAQs on Cortisol

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At a basic level, what is cortisol's role in the body? Cortisol is the hormone that governs your digestion, hunger cravings, digestion, sleep/wake patterns, blood pressure, physical activity, and your capacity to cope with stress. Cortisol is the main stress hormone and is released when you're in a … [Read more...]

What To Eat When Your Main Hormone Levels Are Too High

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When in balance, your hormones are like text messages in your body from a wise mentor. Each hormone sends a “do this” or “do that” task to specific cells all across your body in an effort to create homeostasis. You'll feel this balance as a full head of hair, strong nails, clear skin, stable mood and … [Read more...]