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Exercise and Sleep

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
A study on 2600 people between the ages of 18-85 showed that if they exercise hard for at least 150 minutes a week that they sleep better and feel more alert during the daytime. The quality of their sleep is 65% better. Insomnia affects us all at some time in our life, but at any one time about 40% of Americans have difficulty sleeping. Other benefits arising...

Embracing Stress with Dan Dunphy, PA

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Stress induces cortisol production. There are three general types of stress: emotional, hypoglycemic, and pain. Over the short haul, this is a powerful protective mechanism, but over the long haul it causes immune supression, lowered serotonin levels, anxiety and insomnia,

Drugs Make Some Depressed People Worse

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Up to a fifth of patients on SSRI antidepressants do worse than with placebo. There is no way to tell who will do worse. It is interesting that no comparison was made with exercise and no credit was given to placebo in this big pharma sponsored study published in Archives of Psychiatry in December of 2011. Little mention was made of the side effects such as GI...

Dreaming Heals Emotions

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  Stress chemicals such as nor-epinephrine shut down and the brain processes emotional experiences during REM sleep according to new research coming out of UC Berkeley that is published in the journal, Current Biology. During REM sleep memories are reactivated, put in a perspective, and connected and integrated, but in a state when stress neurochemicals...

Bullying Linked to Family Violence

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Both bullies and their victims are more likely to live with violence at home and are associated with increase likelihood of suicide, substance abuse, and poor academic achievement. Kids don't often have the tools needed to deal with domestic abuse and do the best they can to cope with situations that they are ill-equipped to manage. It is necessary to...

Insomnia is More Common in Women

submitted by: admin on 04/20/2018
Poor sleep does more harm in women than in men with regard to developing heart disease according to a Duke Medical Center publication. It leads to a higher incidence of a lot of chronic diseases such as arteriosclerosis, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, etc. Women deal with life more emotionally and men more rationally. Women are more concerned with how they feel...

Designs For Health: MagCitrate Powder 240 Grams

submitted by: admin on 04/20/2018
  Convenient delivery system in a great-tasting lemon powder   MagCitrate Powder may support: Constipation – use to help promote bowel relaxation when fiber alone is not working; helps ease constipation by increasing fluid in the small intestine (makes stools softer) Kidney stones – the presence of citrate...

HMF, Past Events

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HMF Podcasts     Listen in... Call in! “Prescriptions for Health” KEST RadioAM 1450with Len Saputo, MDandVicki Saputo, RN Fridays: 9-11 amM-F: 6:30-6:45 am (415) 543-TALK (8255)   We Now Accept for...

Michael Mayer, Ph.D.

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Michael Mayer, Ph.D.                                                                                                  ...

Gaya Bhatnagar, Lac, MS, CAP

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Gaya Bhatnagar, Lac, MS, CAP Acupuncturist and Herbalist Credentials Gaya Bhatnagar is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist. She is also a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, as well as holding certificates in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, Shiatsu and Reiki. Gaya has studied with the top Acupuncturist, Ayurvedic Practitioners and Naturopathic...

Preview, Insomnia

submitted by: admin on 04/20/2018
Insomnia is absolutely essential for good health and we all need between 7-8 hours every night. Lack of sleep leads to a state of inflammation and high levels of stress hormones that lead to a wide range of diseases that include type 2 diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, heart attacks, strokes, cancer, obesity and much more. It also aggravates any health care...

Preview, Parkinson's Disease Overview

submitted by: admin on 04/20/2018
Parkinson's Disease is a progressive neurological disease characterized by a pill rolling resting tremor, dementia, poor balance, stiffness, depression, and insomnia. There is a progressive loss of dopamine and treatment is oriented to restoring it through a variety of drugs. CAM approaches include the addition of glutathione intraveniously and coenzyme Q10....

Preview: Stress Anxiety and PTSD

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Stress in the short term boosts our ability to cope with stress, but when it becomes longterm it creates major problems with our health. When we're stressed and don't have the tools to deal with it, we repress the situation but it remains in our bag of problems. This can lead to PTSD. It is possible to identify and re-address these problems at a time later in...

Preview; Menopause Overview

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There is an epidemic of menopausal syndrome today. Hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood swings, and osteoporosis are now common and often difficult to treat. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been shown to be dangerous because of an increase in the incidence of breast cancer, heart attacks, strokes, and thromboses. Mainstream treatment with pharmaceutically...

The Importance of Sleep

submitted by: admin on 04/20/2018
Sleep is one of the most important lifestyle factors. Prolonged insomnia leads to inflammation and a whole host of illnesses that include hypertension, type 2 diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, overweight, and suppressed immunity. There are hormonal imbalances as well, that include insulin, leptin, ghrelin, adrenal hormones and neurotransmitters that cause profound...

SSRI Antidepressants, Aspirin, and NSAIDs Increase Bleeding

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  Combining SSRI antidepressants with aspirin or other NSAIDs can lead to a 42% increase risk for bleeding. SSRIs may inhibit the uptake and storage of serotonin by platelets. Low platelet serotonin leads to reduced platelet aggregation and a tendency to bleed. Considering that SSRIs have little evidence that they work better than placebo and that...

Prescriptions For Health Radio Show: May 6, 2011

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Prescriptions for Health Radio Show May 6, 2011Dr. Len and Nurse VIcki explore the following topics: The influence of salt in primary prevention of heart attacks and strokes Intestinal microflora types Diet for diabetics: The ketogenic diet Insomnia causes type 2 diabetes Why night owls tend to put on weight Ideal blood sugars increase mortality in people...

Weight Loss: Nutritional Support Protocol

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  Weight loss takes much more than will power. There are many reasons why people become overweight that must be dealt with in order to lose and sustain weight loss. There are endocrine causes such as thyroid, adrenal, and ovarian causes as well as diet, exercise, PTSD, insomnia, environmental toxins, many drugs, and quitting smoking that are involved...

Beyond psychotherapy: Amazing applications of mind-body medicine

submitted by: admin on 04/20/2018
Beyond psychotherapy: Amazing applications of mind-body medicine There is an epidemic of anxiety and depression. Today's world is filled with emotional challenge. How many families do you know that aren't dysfunctional? And who do you know that has not spent time with a counselor, psychologist, or psychiatrist at some time in their life? In some circles it is...