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Understanding Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy with Pellet Implants Index What is bio-identical hormone replacement therapy? What are bio-identical hormone pellets, and how do they work? Who can benefit from bio-identical hormone replacement therapy via pellets and how? Getting to the root of the problem Common symptoms of hormone imbalance for MEN Common symptoms of hormone imbalance for WOMEN Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy FAQS Why should I choose EVEXIAS® Medical Centers as my bio-identical hormone replacement therapy provider? AUTHOR Staff CATEGORY Health & Wellness SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL What is bio-identical hormone replacement therapy? Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is a natural alternative to synthetic hormone replacement therapies. With bio-identical hormones, the structure of the hormone – testosterone, estrogen or both – is perfectly matched to the individual patient’s body. Bio-identical hormones are natural, plant-based substances that

Is the Paleo Diet Right for You?

Consuming foods that were only available to cavemen and women, popularly known as the Paleo diet, has received a great deal of media coverage.  Many experts have written  that the modern diet – consisting of trans fats, refined carbs and easy-access sugar – “is to blame for everything from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease to depression to infertility,” not to mention the obesity epidemic. Typically, this very popular diet features seasonal fruits, nuts, meats and seeds, while dairy sugar and starch are avoided. On the question of whether grains and vegetables should be included in this diet, Paleo diet advocates have differing opinions. Some feel that these two groups contain “anti-nutrients” which can block the absorption of vitamins and minerals. As with the early humans, opinions about the Paleo diet are evolving. According to an article in “Men’s Fitness,” magazine the interest in the Paleo diet began with the premise that our

How you can Stay Well after the Biggest Football Game/Party of the Year

At 5:30 pm on Sunday, February 5, 2017, more than 112 million casual and serious football fans – on 72 percent of all of the U.S. televisions sets – will be glued to the big screen awaiting the kickoff for the 51st Super Bowl. This event has become an excuse for fans to spout arcane NFL statistics, place friendly wagers, eat and drink vast quantities and get together with a few dozen friends for the annual Super Bowl party. Unfortunately for some of these fans, medical research has shown that the Super Bowl party might be hazardous to their health. For several years, epidemiologists have noted the obvious. When a few dozen people get together for a party in the middle of winter, especially if their favorite/home team is playing in the Super Bowl, many of them will catch a cold or flu from other attendees. Others (who have

Yo-Yo Dieting May be Killing You

person on a scale The worldwide obesity epidemic continued in 2016, despite aggressive educational programs, public awareness of its ramifications and countless changes in the ways processed foods are prepared. It seems to be getting worse, not better. About 38 percent of adults in the U.S. are considered clinically obese and 71 percent are considered overweight, based on research from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. This has led to an explosion of obesity-related chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Billions of dollars have been spent on preventive programs, diets and medical treatments, but the deadly trend continues. To make matters worse, it is estimated that after losing weight by means of extreme diets and exercise, about 80 percent regain the weight after a short amount of time. According to recent research, rapidly and repeatedly losing and regaining weight may increase the risk

The Holidays: A SAD(Seasonal Affective Disorder) State of Affairs

When the days get shorter and the temperature turns cooler, most people put on a sweater and add another log on the fire. Others, however, find it difficult to even get out of bed. This winter depression is widespread and it can often be debilitating.   Mental health practitioners have a medical term for this type of depression which is related to the change in the season. It is called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and, according to the Mayo Clinic, an estimated 5 percent of the population experience symptoms such as: Irritability Tiredness or low energy Problems getting along with other people Hypersensitivity to rejection Heavy, "leaden" feeling in the arms or legs Oversleeping Appetite changes, especially a craving for foods high in carbohydrates Weight gain American Family Physician notes that women are more likely to experience SAD than men. When this condition is

Processed Foods: Are they Causing Your Migraine Headaches?

There are more than 40 million people in the United States who regularly suffer from debilitating migraine headaches, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Their loss of productivity is overshadowed by the blinding pain of these headaches. For many years, certain foods were associated with the onset of migraine headaches and until recently, this has been largely anecdotal. However, new research on this subject found that people who suffer from migraines may be reacting to nitrate. Foods such as processed meats, leafy vegetables and wine have a high level of nitrates, which suggested to the researchers that these foods might play a role in the onset of migraine headaches. Do you suffer from migraines? We might be able to help.  One of the Root Causes of Migraines: Processed Foods Terri DeNeui  is a nurse practitioner and the founder of Evexias Medical Centers (link to contact

Before Taking All Those Pills for Your Multiple Medical Conditions, Read This. It Could Save Your Life.

As the Baby Boomer generation gets older, the medications to help them stay healthier have gotten better. Unfortunately, this has led to unintended consequences. Physicians and medical groups are concerned that the entire population and especially those who are older are over-medicated. According to a news report in the Wall Street Journal, about 40 percent of patients who are 60 and older regularly take as many as five medications simultaneously. This has caused a situation where the “cure” has the potential of being more deleterious than the “disease.” As a result, doctors are beginning to de-prescribe medications. There are even websites sprouting up to help patients with multiple medical conditions and drug regimens sort out this very dangerous calculus. According to Cara Tannenbam, a geriatrician and scientific director of the Institute of Gender and Health at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in Montreal who was quoted in the

How Vitamin D Reduces the Risk of Asthma

Asthma is a serious health problem in the United States and in other developed countries around the world.  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the federal agency charged with tracking incidence of disease, about 17.7 million adults and 6.3 million children in the U.S. are living with asthma - a respiratory condition caused by inflammation and obstruction of the airways. While the causes of asthma remain unclear and no cure for this disease has been found, its symptoms - such as wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest pain and tightness - can be triggered by exposure to allergens and irritants. These include grass or weed pollen, molds, dust mites, pollutions, smoke and other elements found in the air of urban environments. There are medications which can help manage symptoms of these asthma attacks, but a new study suggests that a well-known and easily available vitamin may reduce the risks of

Why Couch Potatoes Have Smaller Brains

Television audience research notes that in the fall and winter, everyone, especially men, spends a great deal of time watching sports. This is good news for the sponsors of the NCAA and the NFL but bad news for the health of these so-called “couch potatoes” who are spending vast amounts of time watching. Based on a recent study, this lack of physical activity can have unintended consequences for the brain. Poor physical fitness in middle age may be linked to a smaller brain size 20 years later, according to a study published in the online issue of Neurology® , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The Founder of Evexias Medical Centers, Terri DeNeui, DNP, ACNP, APRN-BC, was asked to evaluate this research and offer her insights on how a sedentary lifestyle affects the size and health of the brain. Want some help getting off that couch? Click

New Research Makes a Strong Case for a Personalized Approach to Weight Loss and Nutrition

“One size fits all” approaches such as using the food pyramid to illustrate the ideal quantity and types of food have been ineffective and, instead, resulted in what the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calls an “obesity epidemic.”   Over the years and despite their best intentions, nutrition specialists have largely failed to help children and adults develop healthier eating habits, including consuming less red meat and reducing salt. “One size fits all” approaches such as using the food pyramid to illustrate the ideal quantity and types of food have been ineffective and, instead, resulted in what the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calls an “obesity epidemic.” In a recent European study entitled “Food4Me”, 1,607 adults across seven countries were randomized to one of four treatment groups. In addition to a control group which was given conventional dietary

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