In his recent article, Dr. Oz discusses some of the more effective over-the-counter treatments for arthritis relief. Noted popular treatments like Diclofenac and even ibuprofen and acetaminophen are reported to increase the risk of heart and liver problems (especially if taken on a regular basis). Viscosupplementation is not always effective with obesity cited as one of the reasons.
Recommendation for handling the pain? Pain-relieving gels and creams. These include ointments containing capsaicin or prescribed NSAID gels or creams. In addition, and not surprisingly, stretching, exercise and weight loss. Eating a colorful diet rich fruits, vegetables and omega-3 sources like fatty fish (like salmon and trout) and olive oil can reduce inflamation. Stay away from refined grains, sunflower and soybean oils that may also increase inflammation.
In a recent article, Dr. Oz discusses six ways to beat a bad mood FAST! Here they are: music, write down your negative thoughts and then throw them in the trash, pet a pet, gaze at your favorite painting or picture (put it on your PC wallpaper), yoga, humor.
You might think from reading this weeks article in the Dayton City Paper that if you improve your potassium intake and reduce your salt intake that you're on your way to a clean bill of health and a healthy heart. Dr. Roizen and Dr. Oz are MOSTLY on target with some other precautions.
According to a recent article by Dr. Oz, timing your eating habits can be just as important as what you eat. Specifically eating earlier helps with weight loss. Eating a healthy breakfast and having your biggest meal of the day before 3PM was shown to improve weight loss by 29%. The article also suggest that one shouldn't rush through meals, should consider taking diet breaks and as always try to stick to healthy indulgences.
Women going through the early stages of menopause often can feel a little confused. Dr. Oz described it as "brain fog" and the symptoms can include memory loss, fuzzy thinking.
Causes: Hormonal shifts. Estrogen receptors in the brain are not activated when estrogen levels decline. As a result, you tend to forget more and experience other lapses in brain function.
How to fix the problem:
Reduce hormonal swings - Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
(that's where we come in!)
Get good sleep
(Hormone therapy can help stabilize your sleep patterns)
Maintain a good diet - Include Omega-3s
(Discuss your supplement program with Dr. Moore)
Exercise (including cardio and strength training)
Benefits from Medicine have been a key ingredient in the 20th century becoming America’s Golden Century. Although closely paralleled by most of the industrialized nations, the medical system in America is second to none in expenditures, innovations, discovery, and benefits to its population.
We all experience some level of inflammation issues. Reducing the causes of inflammation may be one of the keys to reverse aging. The science of reducing inflammation is certainly consistent with Synergistic Health Center’s recommended best practices.
I am very impressed with the study design and the results of the work of Dr. C. David Rollo of McMaster University in Canada featured in the May 2012 issue of Life Extension Magazine.
Andropause, also known as male androgen deficiency syndrome, is the male equivalent of female menopause. It results from diminished levels of testosterone in the body, and exhibits a similar symptom complex to female menopause.
Testosterone is a hormone secreted by the ovaries, adrenal glands and testes. It is the primary male sex hormone, responsible for male sexual development and critical in maintaining erectile function, libido, normal energy levels, and mood. Testosterone also controls a whole range of physiological functions throughout the body.
As a physician treating patients who have become dependent and/or addicted to opioids which includes pain pills or heroin, I’m convinced that most of the truly wonderful personalities I work with would have never started overusing, abusing, or for that matter following a doctors recommendation for use of pain killers if they had known it was going to break their brain.