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Finding & Treating the Causes of Insomnia

According to the National Institute of Health it is estimated that some 50-70 million Americans suffer from sleep or wakefulness disorders causing nearly $50B in lost productivity and upwards of 5000 car crashes. A related disorder called sleep apnea (temporary cessation of breathing while asleep) affects 12-18 million Americans. In my practice, I see first-hand the […]

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Eat Fat to Lose Weight

Just so you know, it’s taken me decades to improve my diet. Growing up, I drank plenty of soda, ate donuts every weekend, and fast food several times per week. I still love sugar and baked goods—I just don’t eat as much as I used to. We are all plenty educated about what to eat. […]

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Leptin- The Secret to Controlling Appetite

What is Leptin? Leptin is a hormone released by fat cells to tell the brain that a person is full. Women’s fat cells secrete more of this hormone than men’s cells do. How does it work? When leptin is released into the blood stream, it tells the brain that you are full. So, leptin levels […]

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Gymnema for Diabetes

The Sugar Destroyer: An Ayurvedic Gem Nicknamed the ‘sugar destroyer’ (1) in Indian Ayurvedic medicine, Gymnema sylvestre is an herb that is has used for hundreds of year to control blood sugar levels. In my practice, I use Gymnema for it’s ability reduce sugar and carb cravings; this makes it a great adjunct to any […]

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