fertility

What Is Dioxin—and How Can We Prevent Dioxin Toxicity?

You may have heard the term without realizing its impact, so let's start by answering the obvious question: what is dioxin? Dioxin is a hormone-disrupting, cancer- and diabetes-causing toxic chemical now found in humans all over the world. Dioxin is formed during many industrial processes when chlorine or bromine is … Read More

Is Bottled Water Safe?

If you Googled “Is bottled water safe?” you likely found yourself inundated with countless sources that say, in a word, "No!” If you read on, however, you'd find that most of the controversy surrounding that question involves not so much the water itself, but the plastic bottles. So let's explore … Read More

Get Up and Move to Help Reduce Varicose Veins

Growing up in a medical family, I heard about many physical problems, but the one that always makes me grin when I think back is “varicose veins.”  At the time, I listened as my mother’s friend discussed her varicose veins. She even pointed out the bulging blue, gnarly veins at … Read More

Soy and Soy Milk: Is it Really All Doom and Gloom?

The soybean is an annual legume within the pea family. It contains edible seeds that are a rich source of complete protein (complete protein contains all the essential amino acids our body requires for good health). In the United States, the majority of soybean crops are genetically modified for resistance against … Read More

PCOS Natural Treatment with Inositol and NAC

Are you one of the up to 20% of reproductive-aged women currently suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?[1] PCOS is one of the most common hormonal diseases. It is a multifaceted disease with a complex set of metabolic and hormonal abnormalities, including high testosterone, failure to ovulate, and insulin resistance.[2] … Read More

Diabetes Symptoms in Men

Diabetes symptoms in men can mirror diabetes symptoms in women, but there are some differences, as we discuss here. It helps to first understand what diabetes is: a condition characterized by elevated blood glucose levels, which can lead to a number of serious complications. In people without diabetes, the pancreas … Read More

Elderly Diseases: The Big 12

For both the youthful and the elderly, diseases can be a reality, and they require attention. Many different diseases can affect the human body, but certain ones rank among the most common causes of major illness in older adults. Some of these elderly diseases affect both men and women and … Read More

What Is the Prostate Gland?

The prostate gland is a male organ weighing about one ounce and often compared to the size of a walnut or chestnut. It is located in the pelvic region just below the bladder, in front of the rectum, and above the pelvic floor muscles. The primary function of the prostate … Read More

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