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How One Nurse Practitioner Arms Her Immune System to Fight Viruses and Diseases like COVID-19

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

The Vital Role of Hormone Therapy in Managing Dis-ease

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

Worried About Coronavirus? Don’t Panic! 6 Steps to Take Now

As of As of March 9, 2020, the US CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) reported that the coronavirus had spread from China to 100 locations around the world, including the United States. Fears of a pandemic, while concerning, continue to be fueled by the media, leading to panic and anxiety for many here in the US. Should you be worried? Don’t panic. Instead, stay calm, take steps to minimize risk and give your immune system a fighting chance. . AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Coronavirus SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL REALITY CHECK: Sure, the coronavirus is serious but why aren’t people worried about the flu? We get it. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) statistics can be frightening. As of March 10, 2020, Johns Hopkins CSSE reported there were over

HOT, HOT, HOT! How to Set Your Love Life on Fire

Do you fear the spark in your relationship could flame out or has your hot sex life ship already sailed? Many couples have trouble maintaining a healthy level of sexual intimacy and for a variety of reasons. Busy lives, complacency and health issues can all play a role. If you want to maintain—or reignite—a robust sex life with your partner, consider the following tips. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Sexual Health SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL Can’t find time to make love? Place a priority on intimacy. We get it. Life gets busy—especially if you are raising kids, take care of aging parents, have a demanding career or travel a lot. During life’s busy, exhausting times, it’s also easy to take our partners for granted and put intimacy on the

Detox Diets, Cleanses and Teas: Passing Fads or Weight Loss Winners?

To detox or not? That is truly the question... AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Detoxing SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL Many people try detox diets, cleanses and teas for weight loss or to treat other health issues. The question is: Does detoxing work? The answer is: Yes and no because It depends on why you’re doing it and how you go about it. Wondering if a detox regimen is right for you? Find out if toxicity is causing your weight or health concerns first, then skip the detox fads and turn to a medical professional for advice. Start by evaluating your risk factors for toxicity!   Detoxification is a process that removes toxins from the body—and the body does a pretty amazing job of detoxifying

Why New Year’s Resolutions Never Stick

If you’ve failed to stick to your New Year’s resolutions in the past, you’re not alone, in fact many of your friends and family have likely been in the same boat! Research by YouGov revealed that only 6% of people stick to their resolutions 100%, while 14% say they “mostly did.” There are many reasons people fail at this time-honored tradition—but here’s the good news: We’ve got tips to help increase your odds of success and to reduce resolution stress. So, get your selfie stick ready for the amazing before and after photos for your social media, this is your year!. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Health & Wellness SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL  At EVEXIAS, we’ve found there are five common reasons people struggle to stick with

How To Stay Healthy While Flying

Whether you only travel occasionally or consider yourself an air travel expert, it’s smart to be proactive about staying healthy when you fly. Airports and airplanes play host to millions of people and their germs, stress and travel go hand-in-hand and access to healthy food can be a challenge. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Healthy Travel Tips SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL The following travel tips will help protect you in the air and on the road. Tip No. 1: Know where germs tend to lurk on airplanes and at airports. Would you believe that tray tables harbor mega germs on airplanes? According to a 2015 study by Travelmath, a microbiologist found that tray tables—with 2,155 CFU (colony forming units)/sq. inch—carried eight times the amount of bacteria that lavatory flush

The Consequences of Blocking Estrogen in Men

When it comes to hormones, it’s all about optimizing. Contrary to popular belief and old medical teachings, we now know that estrogen is a vital hormone for MEN as much as WOMEN! Not having enough (or any) estrogen isn’t good for many reasons. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Men's Health SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL The truth: Men need estrogen to support heart, bone, brain and sexual health. That is why therapies that block estrogen may put your health at risk.    What many men don’t know is that their bodies make estrogen naturally via an enzyme called aromatase which converts testosterone into their needed estrogen. Aromatase is an enzyme involved in the production of estrogen that acts by catalyzing the conversion of testosterone (an androgen) to estradiol (an estrogen). Aromatase

What You Don’t Know About Hormone Pellets

There is so much misinformation around hormone therapy which unfortunately creates unnecessary fear. Many patients have been told hormones are bad and can cause cancer or blood clots, which is an immediate deterrent! The good news is Bio-Identical Hormones are not the "bad" hormones and have been shown to safely bring symptom relief and be an excellent preventative care tool. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Hormone Health SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL Men and women both are great candidates for Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and should not run from it! Our bodies go through hormonal changes and because of that can have symptoms that can be life altering! Depression, anxiety, low libido, loss of interest in the things we once loved, sleep issues, joint pain, inability to gain muscle, inability to

Tighter Skin Without Surgery Is Possible

New technology and innovative treatments have made it easier to tighten skin without surgery than ever before! Over the years we’ve seen patients from all walks of life, both men and women, who are concerned with how their features change with time. We’re happy to say that you can now refresh your look, rejuvenate your skin, and have a fresh glow—WITHOUT surgery! AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Aesthetics SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL Tighten Skin Without Surgery With These Treatments     Until recent times the only options to tighten your skin were on either sides of the spectrum, being extreme measures that meant a long and painful surgery that may not leave you happy or quick fixes that never seemed to last. Nowadays there are various treatment options that require