The Overwhelming Influence of Gut Health on Your Total Health

Do you feel depressed, anxious or moody without explanation? Do you struggle to find the energy to get through each day or the calm to sleep through each night? Stress and aging are often to blame for these symptoms; however, more and more people at younger and younger ages are finding it difficult to cope with stress or focus on a task while also enduring emotional distractions. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Gut Health SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL For almost a decade, scientists have come to recognize that the health of your gut is closely linked to your mental and physical health too. In fact, a 2019 research study concluded that 90 percent of the body’s serotonin supply resides in the gut. Serotonin is a key neurotransmitter, responsible for regulating

Hair Loss: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Diagnosing the root cause of hair shedding is key to effective treatment Hair loss can be traumatic, whether it comes on suddenly or hair becomes progressively thinner or bald spots appear over time. Both men and women experience hair shedding due to aging but a host of other issues can play a role. Hormonal hair loss, iron deficiency, thyroid issues, nutrition, medication and certain health conditions are common culprits. What is the best treatment for hair loss? You need to figure out what’s causing it first. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Hair Loss SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL Hair 101: How normal, healthy hair grows To understand what causes hair loss for men and women, let’s first look at how healthy hair grows. Normal, healthy hair grows and dies in

9 Simple Tips for Healthy, Younger Looking Skin This Summer

Celebrate summer and show off your skin with confidence From pool parties to barbecues, ’tis the season to show off more skin, celebrate summer and reconnect with friends and loved ones as social distancing restrictions ease. If a stressful year or the hands of time have taken a toll on your skin, don’t fret! We’ve got some terrific tips on how to get younger-looking skin in the short- and long-term. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Skin Care SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL Summer celebrations start NOW! Follow these tips to learn how to look younger FAST If your skin appears dull or you’re wondering, what can I do to make my skin look younger and tight—right away—you do have options. There are numerous aesthetic treatments you can DIY or undergo

Don’t Let Your Guard Down!

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

Less Stress and More Sleep

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

Not Every Cough, Sniffle and Sneeze is Coronavirus!

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

What Are Exosomes? The Body’s Anti-Aging, Immune Boost Secret

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

Collagen Peptides May Be the New Anti-Aging Superhero

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- For MORE Than Just Sleep

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.).

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

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