Author Archives: Dr. Kenneth Varano

In the new age of functional medicine, patients are still confused by the approach I take as I evaluate their complaints of peri menopause. Most female patients in their 40′s have an imbalance in progesterone and estrogen and this leads to symptoms of agitation, sleep disturbance, brain chatter, anxiety, mood swings. As

Oh those delicious Christmas cookies! One of the blessings of being a doctor is the parade of treats that seem to come daily into the office during the holiday time. Fruit and nuts, chocolate and those Christmas cookies! They are not on the list of healthy foods that I preach to people

December 12, 2011

Hormone imbalances

Hormone imbalance can occur at any age and in any one. This is a very common problem in today’s society. This is due to the complexities of how our human physiology adapts and responds to life. Life is complex and therefore requires our hormonal system to be complex to respond to this.

Before I spent years of educating and training in the physiology and biochemistry of hormones, I too found myself using these two words interchangeably. They are the same thing, right? Wrong! I have even heard Gynecologists lecturing to the public use these two words as if they are one and the same.

More and more men are being started on testosterone gels by the traditional physicians as direct to consumer advertising campaigns take their effect. We also see a flurry of new testosterone delivery systems being pushed out in from traditional pharmaceutical companies. Testosterone now comes in patches and gels that can be applied

Thanks to BodyLogicMD, the general public is becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of hormone replacement therapy in the aging male. Andropause or Male Menopause as it is sometimes referred to, is very common in the Baby Boomer population. This has not gone by unnoticed by the mainstream pharmaceutical industry. Two main

August 9, 2011

Food signaling

I’m very excited to welcome you all to my first blog. I plan to discuss different topics that are really exciting. Some of the topics will be common to everyone and other topics will be more specialized. Hopefully there will be information in each blog entry that people can take away something

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