This is the third of my six part series on Getting the Most from your Doctor. In part two of this series, I talked about inflammation and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), and gave you tips on how to decrease inflammation in your body. In this third installment, I’ll share with you the

When I was trained as a physician, we were taught that if a person lives in the south (south of Virginia) – it is not necessary to check for vitamin D levels. Of course over the past few years, the importance of vitamin D and its rampant deficiency has become evident. Therefore,

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)

Longevity vs. Inflammation. This is the “Rumble in the Jungle,” the MAC vs PC – a battle of true superpowers. The outcome of this continual confrontation will determine your destiny. Will it be cardiovascular disease, stroke, colon cancer or maybe… you’ll literally lose your mind. At this point, the method of your

What is 1,25 hydroxycholecalciferol? Drum roll please!………………..you may know it as “Vitamin D” “Vitamin” D is not a vitamin; it is a critical hormone! It is produced largely by your body in response to direct sunlit to large areas of exposed skin (meaning with no protective sun block). In the middle of

Do you start to get depressed in the fall around day light savings time?  Perhaps you are deficient in Vitamin D. Vitamin D can prevent depression, over 17 types of cancers ( such as breast, colon), heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, auto immune diseases like multiple sclerosis, diabetes, osteoporosis, infectious disease,

One of the supplements we recommend to all of our patients is Vitamin D. We measure all of our patient’s level at the time of the initial consultation, and unless the patient is already supplementing with at least 4000 units of VitD3 they are all deficient. We need lots of Vit D.

A new observational study recently published has been reviewed by USA Today. The study suggests that older women taking a variety of supplements may live less time than those who don’t. It is an interesting study that looks looks at self described vitamin usage without dose specificity or diagnoses. It doesn’t propose

The signs are unmistakable. It is now the time of year again in the Upper Midwest when many of us are noticing the shortening of the days. For those who look forward to winter sports or pulling the snowmobile out of storage there can be a sense of excitement during this time.

Proper nutrition is an essential step to optimal overall health, but what if you’re not getting all the nutrients you need in your diet? You’re not alone — most people don’t. That’s why dietary supplements are so important.

Are you getting enough vitamin D? You might be surprised by how much you really need and just how beneficial this hormone-like vitamin actually is. BodyLogicMD physicians recommend that you talk to your doctor to make sure you’re getting the vitamin D you need to keep your body strong and healthy.

I really want to do everything in my power to get healthy in the coming New Year. I've started working out here and there and I've also eliminated certain foods from my diet that were likely doing more harm than good. I used to take a women's multi-vitamin, but a girlfriend of mine recently told me that I should be careful when using supplements/vitamins, because many are not as effective or safe as the manufacturers claim. What are some supplements that you would recommend for a menopausal woman?

New evidence presented to the American Heart Association suggests that vitamin D deficiencies can triple a woman’s risk of high blood pressure during and after menopause.

BodyLogicMD covers the gamut – nutrition, rest, fitness – all of those combined have helped me get in balance. I feel really great now and have been feeling wonderful! I actually felt good enough to compete in Mrs. Georgia United States 2009 and I won photogenic and tied for the Swimsuit Award (with someone who was born the year my husband and I got married)! I would never have been able to do that if I hadn’t seen Dr. Donohue. It felt so great when I won the swimsuit award – and I was competing with women in their 20’s! Taking good care of yourself and getting the right kind of medical advice can make all the difference…

Vitamin D and calcium help prevent and coupled with the treatment of cancer, may in some cases slow the growth of colon and prostate cancer cells and, in some reported cases, may cause some cancer cells to die.

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