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Why I End Showers With Cold Water

When most people hear the words “cold water”, the last thing they want to do is to immerse their body in it. Although a cold-water rinse will wake you up, a shot of cold water actually has a number of health benefits. Improves Circulation Alternating between hot and cold water can strengthen your vasculature (veins

Childhood Anxiety

Dr. Tonya Pasternak & Dr. Craig Fasullo These are stressful times. In our modern world, the onslaught of information rarely ceases, and as a result we are expected to be available for others to an unprecedented degree. As adults, we each spend each day navigating and multitasking our way through a remarkable amount of to-do’s

The In’s and Out’s of Hormone Replacement Therapy

What is bioidential hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)? Bioidentical hormone therapy refers to hormone replacement with hormonal substances that are, on a molecular level, identical to what our own bodies make.  This, as opposed to replacement with synthetic hormones, allows for several advantages.  First, because the bioidentical hormones you receive are identical to your own, they

Metabolic Exercise-Roadblocks to Weight Loss

One of the most common patient concerns voiced in the office is “I want to lose weight.” Most patients have already tried a combination of various medications, crash diets, surgeries and exercise regimens with limited, if any, success. Success rates are so low is because there are many complex pathways and chemical messengers mediating the

Tick control for your yard

Tick season is upon us and this is unfortunately going to be one of the worst years in terms of population yet. As the prevalence increases it can seem near impossible to protect yourself from these tiny insects. It used to be the case that avoiding brushy areas of the woods was enough, however this

Hair Loss: Underlying Causes of Hair Loss in Women

One of the more common complaints in my office is that of women suffering hair loss, also called alopecia. Women often report they notice more hair in the drain after showering or in the hair brush and while there is a normal amount of hair that can be expected to be lost in a day,

Annoying Allergies – Beyond Decongestants

Spring is finally here and the gorgeous weather beckons. Unfortunately, an all too-common flare of seasonal allergies can hamper participation in outside activities. Trees, grasses, and weeds have bombarded the air with pollen, making it difficult to see, breathe, and enjoy the outdoors. Background Allergies are the most common cause of nasal congestion and sinus

Nutrition: The importance of cooking methods and health

First we were told to avoid fat, then to count calories, then certain macromolecule ratios, and now the Internet tells us a little bit of everything. But I rarely hear the discussion of how you cook your food. My mentor always said- it’s the AGEs that age you, that is Advanced Glycation End products. These

Supersize Your Salad

Do you like to eat salads? If you do, great! For those of you who would like to eat healthier, it’s natural to seek out a salad for lunch or dinner. How about making them bigger? Restaurants encourage us to supersize our steaks or French fry orders, but why not double up on the veggies?

Tea time! What you may not know about ‘tea’

Tea is the common name for the plant, Camellia sinensis.  If you were to take the leaves of this plant and steep in them hot water, you would create an infusion of tea (Camellia sinensis). This is what most people refer to as tea, and this is the most consumed beverage in the world. If

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