• Man Boobs to Metabolic Syndrome–Inflammation

     

    Inflammation10Inflammation is a hot topic button these days.  It is hard to read any medical or Health related publications and not read something about inflammation and its contribution to medical problems, disease, and the obstacle it provides to Health.   Increased inflammation is found in people with low vitamin D.  Increased inflammation results from imbalanced gut bacteria and contributes to extreme metabolic dysfunction and eventually metabolic syndrome.  Good nutrition can reduce inflammation; a lack of good nutrition results in inflammation.   Obesity is associated with increased systemic inflammation and the result is increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.  Inflammation is critical to the environment that favors cancer development.  Whatever the headline, inflammation’s impact on health and disease is hard to miss.

     

    What Does inflammation have to do with Testosterone in men?  Quit a bit actually.

     

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    Dr Goodyear speaks at Fagron Academy in Miami

    logo_1Dr Goodyear had the honor of speaking at the Fagron Academy Advanced BHRT symposium in Miami, FL 6.21.15.  The Fagron Academy is a comprehensive educational experience for pharmacy professionals.  Dr Goodyear spoke on the topic Man Boob Nation to Metabolic Syndrome and Beyond.  Dr Goodyear highlighted an Integrative medical approach in the treatment of low Testosterone in men as found in the scientific literature—no opinion, just scientific evidence.  Dr Goodyear also highlighted the causes of low Testosterone in men, as highlighted in his book Man Boob Nation, and the metabolic dysfunction that results from low Testosterone in men.  Dr Goodyear followed the timeline of low Testosterone as an effect, to low Testosterone as a cause of metabolic dysfunction, and the disease that results.

     

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  • Living Healthy is easy! Grow Microgreens

    Living Healthy is easy!

     

     

    Living Healthy is easy–I promise.  Living Healthy just requires rethinking and a little planning.  We have been raised in and taught to live in a Disease world for so long that we have forgotten how to live Healthy.  Disease living has become the new normal.  It is as if we are simply a commodity to feed an industry based on Disease.  Healthy living is not difficult, it just requires a change of habits—a new way of thinking—a first step.

     

     

    Lifestyle transitions require small steps.  Today is the first small step—growing Microgreens at home.

     

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  • Testosterone Quagmire

    “Men are from Mars and women are from Venus”

    —John Gray PhD

     

    Women and men are very different.  The concept seems fairly easy to grasp.  Most get it.  It seems obvious.  Even the science supports it.  However, this point seems to escape most in Medicine today.

     

    The perfect example of this biochemical difference is found in Testosterone.  The effects and risks of Testosterone in women stand in stark contrast to men.   Low Testosterone is associated with an increased cardiovascular disease risk in men.  Yet, elevated Testosterone is associated with an increased cardiovascular disease risk in women.  A recent publication highlights the different Testosterone picture in women with obesity and Metabolic Syndrome (elevated Testosterone) and men with obesity and Metabolic Syndrome (low Testosterone).

     

    Join Nan Sprouse as she discusses the quagmire of Testosterone in women in her latest video blog.  No opinion here, just science.

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  • Keep on Track with your Health–Simple Nutrition

     

    Keeping On Track With Your Health- It Really Can Be Simple.      

     

    January, February, March have passed by and we are now moving into April.  So, how is your health?  How are your new year resolutions to improve your Health going?

     

    By this time each year, many have fizzled in their efforts to improve their Health (whether it is to eat healthy, exercise, lose weight or just stay fit).  Healthy nutrition seems to be extremely difficult with convenient (food that is quick and lacks nutritional value) and tempting foods so easily accessible.  Living in Knoxville, with so many eateries, it seems so easy to pick up fast food, or eat at a quick line restaurant or even a sit down restaurants.

     

    At what cost?

     

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  • Seasons of Farragut ~ Clinic

    Balance your body. Balance your life. It’s more than just a couple of phrases. Seasons of Farragut is a wellness center with a refreshingly different approach toward health and wellness. Why the focus on health and wellness these days? At Seasons we believe that wellness is the body’s natural state, and giving your body the support it needs is the key to a vibrant and healthy life.


    Seasons blends state-of-the-art testing and medical knowledge to design an individualized treatment program for each patient. Using saliva, blood and GI tests, actual levels of hormones, vitamins, amino acids, toxins, bacteria, and more can be determined. Identifying and addressing food and chemical sensitivities can dramatically improve complaints of weight gain, fatigue, mood swings, joint pain, headache, IBS and more.

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