Another study has found the significance of low vitamin D levels associated with heart disease. The latest research, from the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism from January 2012, evaluated coronary stenosis in older adults, and categorized them by vitamin D levels.  Those with moderately low vitamin D levels (between 15-29.9 ng/ml)

Thyroid function is typically assessed initially using TSH levels. The thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is secreted by the pituitary gland in response to decreasing thyroid hormone levels in the body. With autoimmune destruction of the thyroid, secretion of TSH increases in response to low circulating levels of the thyroid hormone.  In the

Nutritional Supplements Nutritional supplements include vitamins, trace mineral phytonutrients and other plant and animal extracts packaged in an easily accessible and convenient form. They can be regarded as nature’s pharmacy. Let us look at the history of nutritional supplements, which for some conventional medicine practitioners are regarded as unnecessary or frankly dangerous.

No, cholesterol is not all evil. You need cholesterol to make all your sex hormones: Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, DHEA.  You need cholesterol to make your adrenal hormones: DHEA, Corstisol and Aldosterone. Cholesterol is needed to make hormones for proper brain function: Pregnenalone, and all the sex hormones mentioned above.You need cholesterol to make the

  Recent reports have discovered that quality sleep is just as important as the quantity of sleep.  Even more astounding is that reduced sleep quality raises your risk of type 2 diabetes – significantly.  Follow these tips to ensure you sleep soundly and stay healthy. Maintain a regular bed and awake time

A new study just published in the October 2011 edition of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that any level of thyroid dysfunction in early pregnancy, from mild to severe, can lead to loss of the pregnancy, malformations, decreased vision development, and problems with neurological development, to name a few.

More and more data is being published correlating higher testosterone levels in men with a lower risk of heart disease. A new study in the prestigious Journal of the American College of Cardiology looked at 2400 elderly men, and found that those with testosterone levels in the highest quartile had a 30

Another new study, published in the journal Neurology, showed that low vitamin B12 is a risk factor for brain atrophy and cognitive impairment. This study also found that routine markers of vitamin B12 status, such as a serum vitamin B12 level, were not good measurements of B12 levels in the body. Special

A recent study published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry found that women taking bioidentical estrogen had a significant improvement in memory, compared to women receiving synthetic hormones. Recent research has shown that synthetic estrogen is harmful to brain function, especially in women at risk for dementia. This study looked at

Dr. Phyllis Okereke practices integrative and preventive medicine alongside fellow BodyLogicMD affiliated physician, Lisa Gorn, BodyLogicMD of Dallas. Dr. Okereke treats women and men with individualized wellness programs tailored to address each patient’s specific, personal needs.

BodyLogicMD is pleased to announce the addition of Dallas bioidentical hormones expert, Dr. Phyllis Okereke, who will join fellow BodyLogicMD physician Dr. Lisa Gorn at BodyLogicMD of Dallas. Dr. Okereke practices integrative and preventative medicine, helping patients balance hormones naturally, using a combination of customized nutrition and fitness regimens, pharmaceutical grade supplementation and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).

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