Take these supplements to stay healthy as cold, flu and COVID season rages on! AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Immune Support SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL During the winter, we regularly share tips on how to ward off nasty cold and flu viruses. Maintaining a healthy immune system is key! Since COVID-19 is the biggest viral threat to public health right now, we must stay vigilant and take steps to strengthen our immune systems during cold, flu AND COVID season. Nutritional supplements can play a role. As I’ve said in previous blogs, if we bolster our immune systems, we don’t need to fear coronavirus COVID-19. We’ve also learned a lot about the virus this past year and how certain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants can help protect us from getting sick or
Besides the aging process, there are many things that have been linked to sub-optimal thyroid function. Aside from the ones listed previously, stress, low calorie diets, chronic pain, etc., below are a few others you may not have thought of. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Thyroid Health SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL Estrogen, Environmental Toxins, Iodine Levels and More It has long been accepted that estrogen has an indirect effect on thyroid function. This makes sense, since thyroid disorders are much more common in women (typically occurring between puberty and menopause, and often following pregnancy). Recent research also suggests that estrogen and the way that estrogen receptors function may have a direct effect on thyroid cells and even play a role in the proliferation of thyroid cancer cells. Research also
Less stress, more sleep: Your prescription for a healthy new year! AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Stress & Sleep SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL For most Americans, stress, insomnia and mental health issues have never been as troubling as they are today. After all, we’re in the midst of a pandemic, recession and political unrest—all at the same time. The good news is you can get a handle on this troubling trifecta and live a calmer, healthier life. Let’s take a look at the stress-sleep connection and a few, simple lifestyle changes that could make a huge difference for you. What came first, the chicken … umm … stress or insomnia? What about anxiety? It actually works both ways. Anyone who has experienced stress (that’s most of
How to protect yourself against viruses like colds, flu and COVID-19 a symptom based strategy. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY COVID-19 SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL We’re entering the cold and flu season in conjunction with a potential “second wave” of the coronavirus. The “second wave” is simply because we are going back indoors as the season gets colder, and no longer out in the sunshine daily. Enclosed spaces increase risk of transmission of any viral illness. This fact concerns many of our patients, who are asking us, “What can we do about it?” and “Should I be afraid?” and “How dangerous is the COVID-19 coronavirus?” As a former emergency room provider who has stared down some of the worst viruses, I learned that taking protective measures is the best
The role of exosomes in tissue repair, pain relief, lung health, immune support, youthful skin, sexual health and more! AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Exosomes SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL You’ve probably heard about the regenerative powers of stem cell therapy but there’s a “new” kid on the block. Research suggests that exosome therapy may work better for tissue repair, anti-aging treatments, immune support, hair loss, sexual health and fighting illnesses like lung diseases. What is an exosome and what role do exosomes play in fighting aging and disease? Read on! What are exosomes and what is the function of exosomes? The definition of exosome and extracellular vesicles (EVs): Exosomes are extracellular vesicles, which are tiny fluid-filled sacs or nanoparticles that originate in many different types
What Are Collagen Peptides, Do They Work and Are They Safe? AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Collagen Peptides SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL Collagen helps promote hydration and elasticity in the body’s tissues—from bones to muscles to skin and beyond. Aging, genetics, poor diet and environmental factors can lead to collagen deficiency and the commons signs of aging (wrinkles, stiff joints, muscle loss and more). Some people take collagen peptides to boost collagen levels but what are they, do they work and are they safe? First, let’s take a look at the role collagen plays in the body and what happens when production of this fibrous, amino-acid-packed protein drops. What is Collagen? Collagen is a non-soluble protein found in the connective and fibrous tissues of
Melatonin: A powerful antioxidant for sleep, preventing disease and so much more . AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Melatonin SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL The hormone melatonin has long been touted for supporting a good nights sleep but does it really work? And do the benefits of melatonin stop there? If better sleep, immune system support, preventing disease or weight loss matter to you, understanding how this powerhouse antioxidant works could set the stage for better health. Along with supporting the body’s circadian rhythm, research suggests melatonin may help ward off inflammation, obesity and diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and more. Let’s take a deeper dive into how melatonin works (for sleep and disease prevention) and a closer look at melatonin supplements (dosage, side effects, etc.).
Having a dedicated skincare routine is essential, but did you know you should be switching things up seasonally? AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Summer Skin Care SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL At the start of every summer, we all expect a beautiful, glowing complex. However, the Texas heat and humidity can do everything but make our skin attractive. Instead, we are forced to deal with splotchy, sunburnt, and sometimes hyper-pigmented skin. Many people stick to their regiment year-round but read on for important tips and treatments that should be on your radar in the coming months. And, when it comes to summer skincare, much of the conversation is focused on prevention methods. Whether you’re dealing with extra oil, shine, or the occasional sunburn, we have some expert ideas for you.
As a Doctor of Nursing Practice and former emergency room nurse, staying healthy has always been important to me. If you’re working on the front lines during the coronavirus crisis—healthcare, grocery store, sanitation, delivery workers and first responders, to name a few—I’m sure your health is a priority, too. Amid the current pandemic, people keep asking me what I do for me, my patients and my family to keep our immune systems strong. Below are my top five tips for optimizing immune system function. None of the following information should be considered to be medical advice for anyone with whom I have not established a healthcare provider-patient relationship as required by law and medically ethical practice guidelines. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY COVID-19 SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL Dr. Terri’s
Our healthcare system is facing unprecedented challenges with the recent pandemic of coronavirus and ensuing SARS Cov2, or COVID-19, and it is vital healthcare providers keep their patients active and healthy so as to not over burden a vulnerable system. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY COVID-19 SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL As an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner researching and practicing advanced endocrinology concepts over the past 12 years, I have recognized an overarching theme: hormones are active and play a vital role in every single body system. The far-reaching impact of restoring hormone homeostasis on health-related quality of life is an often-misunderstood phenomenon in both the healthcare and lay communities. With the additional burden of stress these uncertain times adds to an already encumbered psyche, classifying hormone therapies as inessential