Boosting Testosterone via Natural Remedies

When it comes to male swagger, all ears perk when the T-word gets thrown around. Women want to make sure their men have it “going on” and no man readily divulges that he’s concerned his levels are plummeting.

Researchers cannot measure mojo – but they can measure testosterone, the male sex hormone most responsible for masculine behaviors – and studies show that testosterone levels in men have been on a solid decline for the past two decades.

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Why Calorie Counting Keeps You Fat

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“Your body is a chemistry lab, not a bank account.” –JJ Virgin

I wish I had been the one to coin that phrase, but like many in life, I doubt I’ve ever had an original thought. As for the calorie in, calorie out epidemic, I am here to tell you that not all calories are created equal AND that counting calories for weight loss is the oldest news on the block. Unfortunately, many health care professionals, nutrition gurus and the everyday public are still hanging onto the idea that calorie deficits are the ultimate guide to fat loss. Continue reading “Why Calorie Counting Keeps You Fat”

Are You Suffering From a ‘Leaky Gut’?

The most obvious presentation of someone suffering from leaky gut syndrome is the patient suffering from obvious gastrointestinal symptoms, such as bloating, gas, abnormal bowel movements, systemic inflammation and food sensitivities. Additionally, the development of any inflammatory symptoms after exposure to certain foods or diets should always have the clinician proactively evaluating for intestinal permeability dysfunction, also known as “leaky gut”. On the other hand, most often the patient may not complain of any significant intestinal symptoms, but will present with an inflammatory condition, such as chronic joint pain throughout the body, skin rashes like eczema or psoriasis, adult acne, muscle aches and so on… Other times, the patient may never complain of pain and only have issues like depression, anxiety, brain fog or fatigue. Continue reading “Are You Suffering From a ‘Leaky Gut’?”

Patient Spotlight: The Success Story of Brandy Clarke

Brandy Clarke
Brandy Clarke, third from the left, is pictured with Boonville, Missouri’s State Farm team.  Clarke is a 31-year-old mother of two boys, a sassy wife, and well recognized in her community for her undeniable determination and sarcastic, yet fun outlook on life.

On January 30th, 2016 at 9:07 AM, I received a message from Brandy Clarke:

Alright lady, I’ve read post after post of yours and I really feel like you’re talking to me! Not only am I overweight (which I always have been), but I’m so dang tired I just cannot motivate to do anything. I know nothing really about eating right because I eat what is easy and I know easy isn’t healthy. With that being said, I am on meds of course, and now being told [by my doctor] that I’m not only allergic to dairy, but beef and pork too… I have a hard time believing that because I can eat all of it and only sometimes do I get the side effects. I feel like with your brain and my determination to not go through another back surgery, we might be a good match. So, first off, how much do I pay to get your help? And secondly, can you help me? ?

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