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In our tough economy, my patients frequently ask me how they can keep their nutrition up and their food costs down especially when it seems that the healthiest foods are the most expensive. They ask me about including fortified foods in their diet as a way of getting the most nutritional bang for their dwindling food bucks. Like my patients, you may wonder about the value of adding fortified foods to your diet. Allow me to explain and give you some recommendations and cautions about adding fortified foods to your diet.
Some of my patients struggle with health issues due to unhealthy habits such as drinking too much, smoking, overeating the wrong foods leading to high blood sugar and cholesterol levels, nail biting, etc. In order to help them gain control of their health-diminishing habits, I sometimes refer them to a medical hypnotherapist.
A number of my over 40 aged male patients have come to me with concerns that they just don’t feel right but can’t quite put their finger on what exactly is wrong. They have a hard time sleeping, no energy, don’t enjoy friends or relationships like they used to, don’t feel like doing much and just slug through their day, not really feeling sick, but just feeling, like one of my patients describes, “underwater”. When I tell these male patients that they may be suffering from depression, they’re surprised, and, as one man said, ‘I thought depression was a woman thing.’ Depression is also a guy thing too.
A few of my patients have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a condition that can be characterized by severe joint pain and stiffness. Most of them take prescription medications to help their symptoms. However, these medications can cause chronic vitamin deficiencies.
Phosphates, as a by product of phosphorus, are created through a chemical process of mixing phosphorus with either calcium, sodium, potassium, aluminum and are used in foods and products all around us. As such, could you be overexposed to them? Here’s what I advise my patients.
Many of my over-40 male patients are concerned that they are losing muscle mass and ask me if there are any special exercises they can do to keep their muscles strong. Yes and that is to spend a little time in the kitchen! No, not weight training with the appliances, rather, spending some time preparing the correct type of foods that will help you build muscle from the inside out. Let me explain how.
Although most of my patients who try natural testosterone enhancement report that those measures have helped, they may not have been enough to boost testosterone levels high enough to relieve their particular symptoms. The same may be true for you, and like my patients, you may now want to try direct testosterone supplementation through your doctor. In order for you to make an informed decision, here are the pros and cons that I explain to my patients about male hormone replacement.
Every now and then one of my patients will complain that their mouth feels dry much of the time and that this feeling actually wakes them up at night. This is a fairly common condition called xerostomia and means, basically, that saliva production becomes decreased and the tissues of the mouth and throat become dry, tight and uncomfortable. Lips can crack and bleed, sores can form at the sides of the mouth, and it makes it hard to taste and swallow food. Even talking becomes difficult! Take heart, though, as I’m going to tell you about some things you can do to relieve this condition.