A recent study suggests that people who chronically use over the counter sleep aids have a shorter life span. Many patients can have improved sleep by getting their hormones in better balance. In particular, women with low progesterone levels often have difficulty sleeping as well as do those with poor melatonin production.

Well, a little off the wagon today. Hungry for a little bread like food so a bagel and other small piece of bread went down the hatch. Mostly good though, and will eat mostly raw the rest of the way. Crunching is very important it seems. Marilee made some crackers in the

This is harder than I thought it would be for me. Unfortunately I passed a couple of kidney stones on Friday which has me a little slowed down still. Eating raw is somewhat difficult when you are used to cooked, hot food. In addition, I have been used to eating more processed

This is a great time to start planning for the new year. Motivation and discipline can use any impetus and resolutions for the upcoming year can sometimes be used to jumpstart a healthier life. Consider how important any kind of exercise is to eliminating so many of the chronic conditions that might

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of traveling to Boca Raton, Florida to spend some time at the BodyLogicMD corporate headquarters. This was part of the training process that all new BodyLogicMD physicians go through. Not knowing entirely what to expect, I must say that I was thoroughly impressed! The

Sometimes I take it for granted that patients know what a hormone is. Most probably don’t. A hormone is a chemical messenger created by a gland in the body, which is then released into the blood stream where it interacts with the cells in other places in the body. There are literally

This is a difficult time of year for many of our patients who struggle with their weight or with food sensitivities. Every office and work place is loaded with very tasty creations that “stick” to us more than we would like. Remember that we have choices about what we eat and that

I have taken care of breast cancer patients as a surgeon for over 25 years. It is a devastating diagnosis because of the severity of the treatments and because it affects so many young women. As I treat women with hormonal imbalance now, I have a different understanding of the importance of

All is well with just two more days of detoxing with Core Restore and proper eating for our BodylogicMD of Sacramento crew. It has become easy now and everything feels good. The menu has expanded and hopefully our bellies have shrunk a little. A couple more days of veggies and beans and

We are 2 1/2 days into a 1 week detox being accomplished with some of our patients at BodylogicMD of Sacramento. The first two days were essentially complete fasting days other than 4 scoops of Orthomolecular Core Restore mixed with water. Those were kind of hard days with limited calories, long hours

Today marks the beginning of our program during which we detox with some of our patients. Everyone knows that we accumulate toxins over time. Sometimes through the air we breath, or the food we eat or because our metabolic pathways are deficient. Today we embark on a one week, intense detox to

We all seem to be addicted to something. Sometimes it is coffee or alcohol or food or tobacco. These substances seem to make us feel better while we use them and sometimes for a while afterwards. They probably act in a way that raises levels of certain neurotransmitters in our brains. It

Many middle-aged adults have problems with diminished libido. It is very common for that to be one of the top few symptoms in patients we see at BodylogicMD of Sacramento. Sometimes this is easily correctable by augmenting testosterone levels. This can be done with subcutaneous pellets placed every 3-5 months, with weekly

Many women we see at BodylogicMD of Sacramento have hot flashes as a chief complaint. A lot of these women are still having periods, although often not in a regular way. These hot flashes are annoying during the day but sometimes debilitating at night. Women often wake up in a puddle of

A new study from Australia recently published in NEJM, http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1105816 shows evidence that despite successful weight loss, biological markers and hormones make the regaining of that weight very likely. Substances that the body produces to protect it in cases of famine permit and even encourage us to maintain unhealthy body weights. With

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