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Dr. Holthouse's Pearls from the IFM Conference

by : Joe Starrett Date : Monday, April 04, 2016

Each year, the Institute for Functional Medicine hosts a conference focused on a topic. This year, the conference took place in Austin, Texas, and was about genetics. Dr. Holthouse gained some valuable insight he would like to share with current and prospective patients. The transcript to the blog is provided below. Hey  ...

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Why Low Testosterone Isn't Just About Sex

by : Joe Starrett Date : Monday, April 04, 2016
Why Low Testosterone Isn't Just About Sex

Hormones aren't something you've probably given much thought to, yet when it comes to your health, every man should be talking testosterone with their doctors. Testosterone is your primary sex hormone and it's essential for building muscles and strong bones, your libido, and of course, your performance in the bedroom.  ...

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The Anti-Breast Cancer Diet

by : Joe Starrett Date : Monday, April 04, 2016
The Anti-Breast Cancer Diet

I'm sure you never miss your mammography appointments, right? Okay, I get it. You're busy. But even if you're late getting to the appointments, you're still taking charge of your health. And what about monthly self-breast exams? They're important too, since 40 percent of all breast cancer diagnoses are detected by wo ...

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8 Ways Chemicals Kill Your Testosterone

by : Joe Starrett Date : Monday, April 04, 2016
8 Ways Chemicals Kill Your Testosterone

BPA. Formaldehyde. Phthalates. You've probably heard these buzzwords from time to and time. And chances are, you also shrugged them off as something women worry about. But these are chemicals — there are actually about 80,000 of them in total — that we come into contact everyday. Even more alarming is tha ...

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The Surprising Truth About Mammograms and Breast Self-Exams

by : Joe Starrett Date : Monday, April 04, 2016
The Surprising Truth About Mammograms and Breast Self-Exams

Mammograms and breast self-exams are one of the best ways to identify breast cancer early on, right? Not quite. Although experts used to recommend women do monthly self-breast exams religiously and have regular mammograms, conventional wisdom has changed a bit and we now know these tests are not all they're cracked u ...

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8 Ways to Prevent Prostate Cancer

by : Joe Starrett Date : Monday, April 04, 2016
8 Ways to Prevent Prostate Cancer

Although there is plenty of research and theories as to what causes prostate cancer, it's still not clear if there is one definitive link. It's likely that it has to do with how our hormones change as we get older which is why optimizing them now may prevent a diagnosis down the line. Here, read on for 8 things you c ...

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3 Easy Ways to Prevent Breast Cancer

by : Joe Starrett Date : Monday, April 04, 2016
3 Easy Ways to Prevent Breast Cancer

In my previous posts, I talked about what really causes breast cancer (read it here (#)) and why a healthy diet is one of the best ways to prevent it (read it here (#)). If you're already making changes, you're taking a huge step in the right direction to finally take control of your health. Yet diet isn't the only t ...

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What Every Man Should Know About Prostate Cancer

by : Peak Dev Date : Monday, April 04, 2016
What Every Man Should Know About Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is one of the topics I devote a lot of time to when I see my patients, and it's something you should always be thinking about, too. Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the U.S. Approximately 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. The Na ...

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Why Eat Organic?

by : Peak Dev Date : Monday, April 04, 2016
Why Eat Organic?

The next time you are lamenting your spare tire or that stubborn bulge around your middle think about this ... it is not just what you are eating, it is also about what was eaten by what you are eating! Huh, you say? Well, let me explain. "Persistent organic pollutants," or POPs, are synthetic organic compounds that  ...

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10 Foods for Prostate Health

by : Joe Starrett Date : Monday, April 04, 2016
10 Foods for Prostate Health

The prostate is a small gland about the size of a walnut that’s part of your reproductive tract. It surrounds both the bladder and the urethra and helps make semen, which carries sperm from the testicles when you ejaculate. Although making babies may not be on your mind, as you get older, it's important to keep you ...

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