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.).
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
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
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
You exercise, you eat right, you don’t get sick often, and you get plenty of rest. So why are you still lagging? Sometimes we can do everything right, but environmental toxins, genetics, and psychological stressors can still take a toll on our physical health. Supplements play a key role in supporting broader health and wellness goals. But what do you know about supplements? We’ll go over a few important factors to keep in mind plus highlight some great supplements to consider adding to your wellness routine. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Supplement Optimization SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL Most of the time we’re able to get vitamins and nutrients from our diet, but like we mentioned above environmental factors, genetics, and even illness can deplete our body of the vitamins we need for
The thyroid may be small, but don’t let it fool you—it can do a lot of good, and just as much damage. This butterfly-shaped gland found in the neck sits just under the voice box with two lobes that sit on either side of the windpipe. The thyroid gland produces key hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4), which are partially composed of iodine. If that seems like a lot to remember, don’t worry. Most people just call them the thyroid hormones anyway. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Thyroid Health SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL The thyroid can have a huge impact on your overall health from your head to your toes as it’s involved with some pretty important functions, like: Regulates the body’s metabolic rate Heart and digestive function Brain development Muscle
Adrenal fatigue – like many things in the medical field – is a controversial topic. It refers to a collection of symptoms, ranging from anxiety to sleeplessness to extreme fatigue. Also known as Addison’s disease, adrenal insufficiency is a related but more specific condition, which refers to an insufficient production of hormones produced by your adrenal glands. Furthermore, while adrenal insufficiency is a recognized and diagnosable medical condition, adrenal fatigue is not. And, adrenal insufficiency is usually treated with some form of hormone replacement therapy. If you see a conventional doctor, however, you won’t receive a diagnosis or treatment plan for adrenal fatigue. Adrenal Fatigue Is Complicated At Evexias, we recognize that adrenal fatigue is complicated. And, just because the symptoms may not be as apparently severe as those of adrenal insufficiency, they are still very real and are still affecting your quality of life. That’s why we don’t look for
If you’ve watched the news lately, you know we’re facing one of the worst flu epidemics in recent years. And it’s not over yet! According to the CDC, the U.S. flu season typically peaks between December and February and can run as late as May. In addition, the flu is a highly contagious and sometimes deadly disease that can be transmitted days before an infected person notices any symptoms. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reduce the risk of getting sick and having to deal with the miserable symptoms that accompany the flu (fever, chills, dehydration, body aches, headaches, cough, congestion, runny nose and fatigue). 10 Simple Precautions To Take Now Wash hands. Wash hands. Wash hands Wipe down grocery carts handles with sanitizer wipes Arm yourself with hand sanitizer in the event hand washing isn’t an option Avoid touching your face – nose, eyes, mouth –