• The unlikely Origins of the Hot Flash

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    September is Menopause Awareness Month.

     

    In support of Menopause Awareness Month, and women struggling with Hot Flashes everywhere, I want to highlight 5 unlikely causes of Hot Flashes.  Sure low Estrogen can cause Hot Flashes, but is that all there is to a Hot Flash?

     

    For so many, Menopause or Peri-menopause for women means Hot Flashes.  Hot flashes are the #1 identified menopausal symptom.   Whether they be day or night, they are still Hot Flashes.  Some women struggle with severe Hot Flashes, other women battle almost no Hot Flashes.  Why the difference?  Simply stated, Hot Flashes are complex.  If Hot Flashes were simply the result of a decline in Estrogen during the Menopause transition, as most marketing implies, then all women would struggle with Hot Flashes in the Menopause transition.  But obviously, Hot Flashes (and Menopause for that matter) is so much more than declining Estrogen levels.  The following 5 unrecognized causes of Hot Flashes will reveal the complexity of the dreaded Hot Flash.

     

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    Man Boobs to Metabolic Syndrome

    Does Testosterone therapy increase Cardiovascular disease in men?  Does low Testosterone increase Cardiovascular disease in men?  Is low Testosterone even a problem in men, or is it simply a marketing fallacy?  Is there a timeline of low Testosterone to the development of disease in men to follow?  Are men simply Testosterone fueled erections as marketing implies or is Testosterone simply one piece of the puzzle in men’s health?   Is Testosterone the effect, the cause, or both?

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    As it relates to Testosterone, that is all we get today–questions.  Is Testosterone safe?  Is Testosterone dangerous?  How about some answers?  This new video post will  review the scientific evidence and the timeline of Low Testosterone to Cardiovascular disease in men.  No opinions here, just let the science highlight the metabolic dysfunction that is the result of low Testosterone.  The result is Metabolic Syndrome that is the door way to disease for men.  Dr Goodyear will answer these questions and more as he moves beyond Man Boob Nation to “Man Boobs to Metabolic Syndrome”.

     

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  • Dorothy, there is no place like home!

    Yard to table blog exists to highlight and integrate natural therapies into the everyday life.   Natural, Healthy living is not hard.  In fact, the means to live Healthy is all around us.  Most just need to start. Most just need to take that first step towards Health.

     

    So many of the toxins and health disruptors that we encounter everyday occur right in the very site that should be the safest—our homes.  UnknownAs Dorothy stated, “There is no place like home”.  Unfortunately, for toxins, that quote rings true.  We expose our families to chemicals and toxins through the foods that we eat and the chemicals that we use.  The EPA estimates that the air inside the home is 2-5 x more toxic than outside the home.  For many, stepping outside the home is the first step towards Health.  What better place to start Healthy living than right 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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  • 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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