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Protect Your Pets this Spring

Spring time and the Easter holiday bring flowers and other plants into your garden and home.  The aroma and appearance, however, may be appealing to more than just you.  Things we may never think of sticking in our mouth may look far too tempting for our four-legged house mates.  One little nibble could mean serious health problems for your beloved pets.  Please be aware of what is being brought into the ho ...

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Stress and Its Connection to Cortisol

Stress is defined as "what you feel when life's demands exceed your ability to meet those demands".  When we encounter temporary stress (physical, mental, or emotional), our cortisol levels rise, and then appropriately fall.  However, if we experience chronic or long-term stress, and we are unable to reduce those stressors, then our cortisol levels stay constantly elevated above normal levels. Examples of o ...

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BHRT Saliva Testing

What Is It, And Why Do I Need It? Saliva testing is the most reliable way to measure free, "bioavailable" hormone activity-- hormones actually doing their job at the cell level. These free, or unbound, hormones are what we want to measure, since they are available to the target tissues such as the breast, uterus, brain and skin. Most blood tests do not measure "bioavailable" hormone levels. Saliva testing a ...

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Benefits of BHRT

What Are the Benefits of BHRT? Relief of Menopause Symptoms: Hot Flashes & Night Sweats Increased Anxiety, Depression & Mood Swings Vaginal Dryness, Atrophy, and Painful Urination Loss of Concentration and Memory Sleep Disturbances Dimineshed Sex Drive, Painful Intercourse Loss of Muscle Strength Urinary Incontinence The hormones we use are biologically identical to the hormones your body produces n ...

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Eight Hours: Myth or Reality? How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

By Michael Breus, PhD, ABSM and Stuart J. Meyers, MD If the sleep fits... Although many factors influence how much sleep you really need, most young adults report sleeping about seven and a half hours on weekday nights and eight and a half hours on weekend nights. And the common recommendation is eight hours a night. But individual needs vary greatly. There are so-called short-sleepers and long-sleepers -- ...

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10 Tips to Get Better Sleep Set yourself up to get a good night’s sleep.

By Michael Breus, PhD, ABSM and Stuart J. Meyers, MD We all have trouble sleeping from time to time. But you can make it easier to get a good night's sleep every night with these simple steps. Cut caffeine. Simply put, caffeine can keep you awake. It can stay in your body longer than you might think -- up to about 14 hours. So if you drink a cup of coffee at noon and are still awake at midnight, that might ...

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Sleep Dos & Don’ts “Sleep Hygiene” Solutions for Better Sleep

From having occasional difficulty sleeping to insomnia, there is a lot you can do to get a better night's sleep, feel refreshed when you awake, and remain alert throughout the day. It's called "sleep hygiene" and refers to those practices, habits, and environmental factors that are critically important for sound sleep. And most of it is under your control. There are four general areas important to sleep hyg ...

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Sleep: More Important Than You Think Chronic Sleep Deprivation May Harm Health

By Michael Breus, PhD, ABSM and Stuart J. Meyers, MD Not sleeping enough and not sleeping well is not OK. As a matter of fact, there is quite a price to pay. It may surprise you to learn that chronic sleep deprivation, for whatever reason, significantly affects your health, performance, safety, and pocketbook. There are many causes of sleep deprivation. The stresses of daily life may intrude upon our abilit ...

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