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Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

You’ve heard “good things come in small packages!”  Don’t let the tiny size of chia seeds fool you – they pack a powerful nutritional punch! Chia seeds come from the Salvia Hispanica plant, which is related to mint. These tiny black seeds are well known for their ability to provide sustainable energy, but they also … Continue reading Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

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Benefits of High Protein Snacking

Everyone knows our bodies need protein!  But sitting down to a big steak dinner might not be the best way to fuel your body’s needs.  If you lead an active lifestyle, and want to impact your strength and endurance gains, it is essential to eat adequate amounts of protein throughout the day instead of one … Continue reading Benefits of High Protein Snacking

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Testosterone Therapy for Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, and Hypogonadism

A recent study presented at the European and International Congress on Obesity, Farid Saad, DVM,PhD, andrology and endocrinology specialist, shows long-term testosterone therapy had a substantial impact on weight loss and metabolic parameters in men with Hypogonadism (low testosterone) combined with obesity. The study followed men with low testosterone and obesity over a period of … Continue reading Testosterone Therapy for Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, and Hypogonadism

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The Benefits of B Vitamins

We all know that B vitamins and a healthy diet are good for our overall health and wellness.  It is always good to know the significance and benefits of the individual vitamins and how they interact with your body to impact your health.  There are eight different B vitamins. B-1 – Thiamine: Vital to the … Continue reading The Benefits of B Vitamins

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The Dangers of Sitting Too Much

On average, most people sit for at least 6 hours every day!  Some even more, depending on their lifestyle and entertainment choices. You can be sitting at your computer, watching favorite television shows, or playing video games, all of which temp you into sitting for too many hours.  Most of us think sitting is harmless, … Continue reading The Dangers of Sitting Too Much

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Extreme Weight Loss Aided with Lipoic Acid Supplements

In a recent study conducted by researchers at Oregon State University, lipoic acid supplements were linked to weight loss in obese, but otherwise healthy patients.  The report, published in the Journal of Nutrition, analyzed a group of 31 people over 24 weeks with a daily supplement of 600 milligrams of lipoic acid, with an equal … Continue reading Extreme Weight Loss Aided with Lipoic Acid Supplements

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Vitamin D Levels Could Be Linked to Coronavirus Severity

In one of the largest population-based studies of its kind, Milana Frenkel-Morgenstern of Bar Ilan University in Israel concludes that Vitamin D is “like a steroid” when it comes to effectively reducing the severity of Coronavirus.  According to Frenkel, patients with higher levels of Vitamin D can more quickly and effectively fight COVID-19. The study … Continue reading Vitamin D Levels Could Be Linked to Coronavirus Severity

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Keeping You and Your Pets Safe this Hurricane Season

With hurricane season well under way, make sure you have your hurricane kit prepared and ready to go!  Your basic emergency kit should include the following items: Water: One gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation Food: At least a three-day supply of non-perishable food Battery-powered … Continue reading Keeping You and Your Pets Safe this Hurricane Season

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Secret to Longevity could be Deep Sleep!

It is well known that a good night’s sleep has many health benefits, but according to a recent studies, decreased sleep, particularly REM sleep, can shorten your lifespan.  REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep is when the body is able to repair itself from the previous days toxins and it is also when dreams occur. According … Continue reading Secret to Longevity could be Deep Sleep!

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How to Manage Running Pain Naturally

Aches and pains are just par for the course for most runners.  But there are a few injuries that may require some additional attention to get you back to logging miles. Runner’s knee is one of the most common injuries among runners.  It is often caused simply by overuse of the joint. The pain stems … Continue reading How to Manage Running Pain Naturally

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WARNING: Taking Antidepressants Can Lead to Life-Long Dependency

With an increasing number of Americans using antidepressants, a recent study warns about an overlooked side effect condition called antidepressant discontinuation syndrome.  The symptoms include headache, insomnia, agitation, diarrhea, anxiety, fatigue, and flu-like symptoms.  Researchers note that because they are a mind-altering drug, antidepressants can be very difficult to quit because they produce a state … Continue reading WARNING: Taking Antidepressants Can Lead to Life-Long Dependency

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Discover the Fountain of Youth with Peptides

At Edge, we offer a wide variety of peptides, which are naturally occurring biological molecules, joined by peptide bonds.  Peptides are found in all living organisms and play a key role in biological activity as they are in every cell and tissue in the body. CJC-1295 is one of the many peptides offered at Edge.  … Continue reading Discover the Fountain of Youth with Peptides

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5 Keys to Successful Weight Loss

There are always fad diets and weight loss remedies that claim to help you lose weight.  But we’ve gathered several tips from studies and actual fitness & weight loss coaches for ways to lose weight and keep it off without fad diets and medications. Phyl London – Level IV Master Trainer, specializing in Pilates and … Continue reading 5 Keys to Successful Weight Loss

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Getting in Shape with Walking!

Everyone has to start somewhere!  We all need to move more and sit less – ANY movement is better than none!  According to the American Heart Association, most adults do not get enough exercise.  One of the easiest ways to get started is by walking.  It’s free, easy, doesn’t require any special equipment or training, … Continue reading Getting in Shape with Walking!

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The Hidden Benefits of Peanut Butter

With the recent COVID-19 pandemic causing meat shortages, people are finding other options to get their protein!  With 7 grams of protein in just 2 tablespoons, peanut butter isn’t just a great protein alternative, it actually brings along some health benefits too. Peanut butter is nutrient-rich and high in monounsaturated fats, which means it can … Continue reading The Hidden Benefits of Peanut Butter

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Low COVID-19 Death Rates Linked to Vitamin D

Dr. Lee Smith of Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England stated “We found a significant crude relationship between average vitamin D levels and the number COVID-19 cases, and particularly COVID-19 mortality rates, per head of population across the 20 European countries. Vitamin D has been shown to protect against acute respiratory infections, and older adults, … Continue reading Low COVID-19 Death Rates Linked to Vitamin D

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Edge Medical Helps Patients Limit Prescription Medications at New Tomball Clinic

A recent article in the Community Impact Newspaper highlights Edge Medical’s new clinic in Tomball and the impact it has on the local community. By focusing on treatment of underlying issues and the prevention of disease, Edge Medical is limiting the amount of prescription medications needed. Dr. Carlos Araujo, Medical Director says “a lot of … Continue reading Edge Medical Helps Patients Limit Prescription Medications at New Tomball Clinic

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Osteoporosis Prevention with Magnesium

Magnesium plays an important role in maintaining healthy bones and contributes to increased bone density, which could help prevent the onset of osteoporosis in both men and women.  In a study by UK BioBank Cohort, they studied 156,575 men and women between the ages of 39-72 and found that those with higher levels of magnesium … Continue reading Osteoporosis Prevention with Magnesium

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Vitamin D is Vital to Immune Health

Too much Vitamin D? Maybe it’s not enough. Numerous studies are beginning to suggest that Vitamin D is vital in sustaining immune health and building the strength that our immune system needs to fight infectious diseases. Philip Calder of the University of Southampton England published research that resulted in concluding Vitamin D is essential in … Continue reading Vitamin D is Vital to Immune Health

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Edge Medical Director, Dr. Carlos Araujo takes part in Convalescent Plasma Study for COVID-19 patients

We are fortunate to have Dr. Araujo on our Medical team!  Last week he discharged his first patient who received a convalescent plasma transfusion and is successfully fighting the COVID-19 battle.  Dr. Araujo also serves as the Critical Care Director at HCA Houston Healthcare in Tomball.  He is contributing to a national study on the … Continue reading Edge Medical Director, Dr. Carlos Araujo takes part in Convalescent Plasma Study for COVID-19 patients

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The New Normal Body Temperature?

The “average” human body temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit was concluded from a study over 150 years ago!  That temperature has been used for decades to determine the severity of illness by doctors and parents alike.  Several studies, over recent years, show the average body temperature may be declining. The original study was conducted in … Continue reading The New Normal Body Temperature?

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Health Benefits of Cinnamon

    Cinnamon is commonly known for its sweet flavor in baked goods and adding a little spice to otherwise bland foods like applesauce or cottage cheese. While cinnamon obviously tastes delicious, there is much more to this spice than flavor. As the most consumed spice worldwide, recent studies about its health benefits are encouraging! … Continue reading Health Benefits of Cinnamon

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The Difference between Coronavirus, the Flu and Other Illnesses

With allergy season in full swing, the flu season still active and the new COVID-19 spreading nationally, Dr. Maria Granzotti, chief medical officer at Ascension Texas, gives us guidance on how to differentiate between these and other common illnesses that may have common symptoms. Allergies Runny nose Sneezing Red, swollen eyes Itchy eyes Itchy nose … Continue reading The Difference between Coronavirus, the Flu and Other Illnesses

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Food Sources of Zinc

With all the news today surrounding how to strengthen your immune system, the importance of Zinc is high on the list.  Believe it or not, a study was published back in 2010 that showed how ionic zinc inhibited Coronavirus by preventing its ability to replicate and spread. Zinc is an essential mineral for overall health. … Continue reading Food Sources of Zinc

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Strengthen Your Immune System with Food!

There’s been a lot of talk about keeping your immune system strong to protect your body against disease and infection.  There are several supplements you can take, but the best way to get the vitamins and nutrients your body’s immune system craves is through your diet!  Poor nutrition and overall health can compromise your body’s … Continue reading Strengthen Your Immune System with Food!

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More US Hospitals Using Vitamin C IV Therapy for Coronavirus

Studies are showing that more U.S. hospitals are using Vitamin C IV Therapy, along with other highly available and less costly drugs to treat patients with Coronavirus and greatly reduce the need for ventilators!  New York Internist Dr. Keith Berkowitz says “In this time of crisis, when ventilators are in limited supply, hospitals are overwhelmed … Continue reading More US Hospitals Using Vitamin C IV Therapy for Coronavirus

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High Dose Vitamin C Therapy for Covid-19

Based on clinical data they received from China, the largest hospital system in New York is using High Dose IV Vitamin C therapy to treat patients with Covid-19. Two hospitals on Long Island are administering 1500 mg of Vitamin C intravenously 3 to 4 times per day to their Intensive Care patients. High Dose Vitamin … Continue reading High Dose Vitamin C Therapy for Covid-19

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Boost Your Immune System for the War on Infections

In a time of uncertainty, is it possible to boost our immune system to lower our risk of infection?  While there is no guarantee and nothing can substitute following the common-sense recommendations of the CDC and WHO regarding hand washing, social distancing and limited exposure, there are a few things we can do to boost … Continue reading Boost Your Immune System for the War on Infections

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Vitamin C and Ozone IV Therapy to Boost & Strengthen your Immune System

At Edge Weight Loss & Fatigue, we offer 20 different IV therapies to treat a wide variety of issues, all customized to your personal bloodwork.  With all of the precautions we are putting in place with the arrival of Covid-19, it is important to keep your immune system strong and healthy.  We offer Vitamin C … Continue reading Vitamin C and Ozone IV Therapy to Boost & Strengthen your Immune System

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COVID–19 – An Official Statement from Edge Medical

Dr. Carlos E. Araujo Medical Director of Edge Medical and The Woodlands Lung Center Board Certified Internal Medicine, Pulmonology and Critical Care   FACTS: The Coronavirus – or Covid-19 as defined by the World Health Organization is an upper respiratory infection that presents with fever, headache, dry cough and generalized body aches.  There is no … Continue reading COVID–19 – An Official Statement from Edge Medical

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Burn Calories by Eating Breakfast!

We’ve always heard “it’s the most important meal of the day,” but now there is a scientific study to prove it! According to a recent study by the Endocrine Society, eating a big breakfast can help you burn more calories throughout the day.  This study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, suggests … Continue reading Burn Calories by Eating Breakfast!

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The Polarizing World of Carbohydrates

Let’s dig into the polarizing world or carbohydrates!  Some people avoid them completely, while others can’t imagine living life without them.  So what’s the scoop?  Are they okay in moderation?  Do “good carbs” really exist? First, lets define what a carbohydrate is.  Carbohydrates are molecules that have carbon, hydrogen and oxygen atoms.  When it comes … Continue reading The Polarizing World of Carbohydrates

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Improve Your Health with these Tasty Salt Alternatives

According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, 90% of the US population consumes more than the recommended daily amount of sodium (2,300 mg).  Sodium is an electrolyte and plays an important role in several bodily functions such as fluid balance, blood pressure regulation, muscle contraction and nervous system signaling.  However, too much of it … Continue reading Improve Your Health with these Tasty Salt Alternatives

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Muscle Mass – The Key to Health & Fitness Goals

Are you already frustrated with your New Year’s resolution to lose weight and get healthy? Sometimes it can be discouraging when you’re counting calories and watching the scale, then not reach the goals or see the results you desire. Maybe it’s time to throw out the scales and change your focus! According to Imogen Watson, … Continue reading Muscle Mass – The Key to Health & Fitness Goals

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Edge Medical to Open in Tomball February 13, 2020

Edge is expanding its brand with the opening of Edge Medical! With an innovative approach to medical care, the facility will open its doors to provide services to Tomball and surrounding communities on Thursday, February 13, 2020! With an innovative approach to medical care, Edge Medical will open its doors to provide services to Tomball … Continue reading Edge Medical to Open in Tomball February 13, 2020

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How Stress Affects Your Immune System

When we are stressed, a hormone called cortisol is released into our body.  According to Professor Angela Clow of the University of Westminster, “cortisol has a powerful effect on the immune system.” At night when we rest, our immune system cells attack bacteria and viruses, and fight against cancer progression.  During the day, our immune … Continue reading How Stress Affects Your Immune System

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More Blood Pressure Medications Recalled

The FDA has extended it’s recall of the blood pressure drug Losartan for the fifth time after the manufacturer Torrent Pharmaceuticals found possible carcinogenic impurities in additional batches of the drug.   The effected lots contained unacceptable levels of N-Nitroso-N-methyl-4-aminobutyric acid (NMBA), a “potential human carcinogen” according to the FDA. This recall comes on the heels … Continue reading More Blood Pressure Medications Recalled

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Microblading Flow Brows Now at Edge!

What is Microblading FlowBrows? With all the new innovations in beauty and the desire to achieve a better appearance for both men and women, this advanced form of tattooing was originally developed in Europe and perfected in Brazil by Natalia Martins.  Microblading uses a technique called micropigmentation, where microincisions are made in the form of … Continue reading Microblading Flow Brows Now at Edge!

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Routine Blood Work Now Offered On-Site

There’s no need to drive all over town any longer to have your routine blood work done!  Now you can have your labs drawn right here at Edge!  Whether you’re coming in for your consultation or needing to update your blood work to ensure optimal therapy, we won’t have to send you to an offsite … Continue reading Routine Blood Work Now Offered On-Site

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Edge Sponsors Shop with a Cop with the Tomball Police Department

Robert Pinard and Carlos Araujo of Edge were proud sponsors of the Shop with a Cop program again this year!  Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019 was an amazing day of fun and festivities!  For over 20 years, the Tomball Police Department, together with Tomball Wal-Mart and Tomball ISD, take 20-25 economically disadvantaged children from the community … Continue reading Edge Sponsors Shop with a Cop with the Tomball Police Department

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Dairy Products and Cardiovascular Disease

Dairy products are typically high in saturated fats, which are harmful to our health overall.  However, in a study of over 900,000 participants from several different countries over a period of 35 years, studying whether or not the consumption of dairy products increased the risk of death from cardiovascular disease, serious heart issues or any … Continue reading Dairy Products and Cardiovascular Disease

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Cancers Associated with Obesity

Most people are aware there are risks with obesity, but many do not know that being overweight and having obesity are linked with some cancers.  According to CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald, MD, “a majority of American adults weigh more than recommended – and being overweight or obese puts people at higher risk for a number … Continue reading Cancers Associated with Obesity

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Zantac Recall While FDA Investigates Probable Carcinogen

The manufacturer of the popular heart burn remedy Zantac has voluntarily recalled its drug from stores in the United States and Canada while the FDA continues an investigation about a possible carcinogen in the drug. “Due to inconsistencies in preliminary test results of the active ingredient used in the U.S. and Canadian products, Sanofi has … Continue reading Zantac Recall While FDA Investigates Probable Carcinogen

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Maximum Nutrition with Power Vegetables

We are constantly reminded of the benefits of eating vegetables but choosing the right vegetables to eat can be daunting when combined with busy schedules and frantically choosing a healthy option. Below are a few suggestions to obtain the maximum amount of nutrients with a handful of vegetables that are sure to help us reach … Continue reading Maximum Nutrition with Power Vegetables

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Simple Tips to Reduce Saturated Fats from Your Diet

If you are eating foods that are high in saturated fats, you may want to think about making some changes. The Scientific Advisory Committee released a study that found a direct link between saturated fat intake and the increased risk of cardiovascular disease/high cholesterol. Luckily, there are many ways you can cut saturated fats almost … Continue reading Simple Tips to Reduce Saturated Fats from Your Diet

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The Many Benefits of Vitamin E – Including Patients with Heart Attacks

“One of the most effective anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory agents is vitamin E and its derivatives” sad Professor Karlheinz Pater, the Baker Institute’s Deputy Director, Basic and Translational Science and lead author of the recent study connecting vitamin E therapy given to patients after suffering a heart attack.  The treatment would begin as soon as in … Continue reading The Many Benefits of Vitamin E – Including Patients with Heart Attacks

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The Benefits of Vitamin D for Health & Weight Loss

There are many benefits of Vitamin D, but most people don’t associate it with weight loss.  If you’re struggling with those last few pounds, or just want to boost your metabolism to encourage weight loss, a daily regimen of Vitamin D may be the jumpstart you need! The best way to ensure your body is … Continue reading The Benefits of Vitamin D for Health & Weight Loss

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Does Caffeine Affect Blood Pressure?

On average, people who consume caffeine regularly tend to have higher blood pressure than those who don’t.  With caffeinated drinks becoming so popular these days, it is highly recommended that you consult with your doctor to determine your body’s tolerance to caffeine. Also try to limit your intake to 200mg per day – which is … Continue reading Does Caffeine Affect Blood Pressure?

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Blueberries and Blood Pressure

Blueberries are widely known to have various health benefits as they contain highest levels of anti-aging antioxidants of any fresh fruit. But did you know they can also help lower your blood pressure? A recent study by the Journal of Gerontology* suggests that eating one cup of blueberries each day may help decrease systolic blood … Continue reading Blueberries and Blood Pressure

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Protect & Heal: The Benefits of BPC-157

BPC actually stands for Body Protecting Compound!  It is your body’s protector.  Think of your lean tissues (muscle, tendon, ligament) as a brick building and each brick is a protein.  Peptides are essentially the cement mix that form the bricks.  By introducing peptides we are basically providing the raw materials to rebuild our bricks (lean … Continue reading Protect & Heal: The Benefits of BPC-157

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Put the Pep Back In Your Step with Peptide Therapy

As we age, we all experience a decline in hormone levels which directly effects our sleep, mood, libido, weight and a host of other systems in our bodies.  One way to combat these adverse effects of aging is the use of peptide therapy.Peptides are simply a short chain of amino acids that link together to form small proteins.  They are always present in our bodies and stimulate

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Renew, Repair, Regenerate and Rehydrate – The Benefits of IV Vitamin Therapy

What we put in our body controls how our cells function, and cell function is essential for optimal organ function and overall health and wellness.  Eating a healthy diet, exercise and taking oral supplements aren’t always enough and the essential vitamins and minerals our body needs to function at its best can become depleted.Most of the time by things out of our control,

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The Anti-aging Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Did you know that something as simple as joint pain can be directly linked to a decrease in hormone levels?  As we age our hormone levels begin to steadily decline.  In healthy adults, this begins in our mid-30’s to early 40’s.  This hormonal imbalance can be the cause of several symptoms commonly associated with aging.  However, we don’t have to suffer just

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