Archive for March 2012

What can you do to outsmart stress & prevent adrenal fatigue?

This Thursday, March 29th, 2012 at 8 PM eastern (www.time.gov), I have the pleasure of discussing the “Adrenal Fatigue & Outsmarting Stress” with Dr. Lena Edwards.

“Avoid Stress”. You’ve heard that before. So what are you supposed to do? Avoid your wife or husband, better yet the kids. How about avoiding those bill collectors and your boss, or the insane manager, who just doesn’t get it. Maybe the manager is you. Maybe you can’t meet payroll and you’re about to get fired, and the list goes on and on…divorce, death, disability, termination, and those crazy, unexpected life events. And don’t forget The Economy. Everything, that is out of your control. Or is it?

This is such an important topic since everyone is “Stressed Out” in some form or fashion, and the health effects are taking a large toll on the body, mind and spirit, in individuals and in families.

What is real solution for this “all time” pan-epidemic problem of the 21st century? And, why does it matter? Or does it?

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Buyer Beware, All Cleanses are Not Created Equal

We had a great discussion yesterday with Dr. Aimee Gould Shunney on the topic of “Buyer Beware, All Cleanses are Not Created Equal: Understanding the Pros and Cons of Different Types of Cleansing Programs”. Dr. Shunney also had a special offer for her cleansing program. She has an excellent program that also provides coaching services. The offer expires 3.31.12 and this is a great offer. Check it out. Buy it for yourself or as a gift for a loved one. The coupon code is “healthyspring2012”.

For more info, please visit Dr. Shunney’s website at www.cleanseorganic.com.

Dr. Aimee Gould Shunney, Naturopathic Physician, is in private practice in Santa Cruz, CA where she blends conventional medical diagnosis and treatment with the use of natural therapeutics including dietary and lifestyle counseling, nutritional supplements, herbal medicine, homeopathy, and bio-identical hormones. Dr. Shunney specializes in women’s health, functional endocrinology, and family medicine, consulting with men and women on many health issues. She also enjoys treating children, teens, and pregnant women. In 2010 AND 2011, she was voted Best Naturopathic Doctor (and second Best Doctor) in Santa Cruz in the Metro Santa Cruz poll.

Dr. Shunney’s weekly radio show, Green Tea & Honey, co-hosted by Chef Jennifer Brewer, is a playful exploration of integrative medicine, delicious food and joyful eating. Dr. Shunney and Chef Jenny are also the creators of Cleanse Organic, a 28-day whole foods cleansing program. This innovative approach to detoxification combines an anti-inflammatory hypoallergenic diet, easy-to-prepare delicious recipes, and individualized support to optimize health and create sustainable healthy living choices.

Here are a few of the questions we discussed:

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Reduce Stress, Improve Your Sleep & Enhance Libido With Life Enhancing Laminine

Are you stressed out? Well, Welcome to 2012, planet earth, out of control. A stress filled world. So, what’s the answer?

“Avoid Stress”. Sure, you’ve heard that before. So, what are you supposed to do, avoid your wife or husband, better yet, the kids. How about avoiding those bill collectors and your boss, or the insane manager, who just doesn’t get it? Maybe the manager is you.

Maybe you can’t meet payroll and you’re about to get fired, and the list goes on and on…divorce, death, disability, termination, and those crazy.. Unexpected life events. Hey, let’s not forget “The Economy”, and everything else that is out of your control. Or is it?

What is real solution for this “all time pan-epidemic ” problem of the 21st century. And, why does it even matter?

As an anti-aging physician, I see lots of patients who are just stressed out, can’t sleep, moody and irritable, and sometimes, just plain, mean. Stress related problems are one of the five reasons why I see adult patients. Chronic, and unrelieved stress has been shown to “shrink the brain”, according to researchers reported in the journal, Biological Psychiatry, and it also increases free radical generation in many tissues of the body, especially the brain. Seems like protecting the brain is must for anti-aging.

Good nutritionals for stress might include 5 HTP (helps increase serotonin), St. John’s Wort, SAMe, saffron, etc., etc. The list goes on and on.

In short, I love it when I find the right nutritional that answers specific needs, since I have been taking supplements to retard my own aging for the past thirty years. Well, this new addition to my supplement family is just what the doctor (Me) ordered. There may not be a literal “fountain of youth”, but I will continue to look for it and use the best remedies that I can find. That’s why I think Laminine deserves more attention, now and not later.

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Looking Younger: Beauty Secrets from a Plastic Surgeon

How to “Look Better & Younger”, as you age.

Wow. What a great conversation we had with Dr. Charles Boyd, discussing “Non-surgical Alternatives to Help You Look as Youthful as You Feel”. Dr. Boyd discussed “Looking Better” as a main concern for many of his patients. We all want to look the best we can, at any age.

In many cases, these non-surgical procedures are the best answer. In fact, Botox has some incredible effects with respect to making you look better & younger. In summary, we discussed Cool Sculpting, BOTOX and safety issues, how to choose the right cosmetic surgeon, and answers to questions from Dr. Maria’s Office in Pasadena, California, about dark spots and health issues concerning sunblock and melanoma.

My friend, Ronni, loved Dr. Boyd’s comment amount not just looking younger, but looking better. This was an AHA moment for her. She said “no other subject has interested her, but her looks. I could have heart failure, but I want to die looking great. 🙂 (disclaimer: She’s also a comedienne, and a health buff.)

For more info, please visit Dr. Boyd’s website at www.renewfaces.com.

Dr. Charles Boyd is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert in facial plastic surgery and rejuvenation. Double Board Certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology and Harvard Medical School trained, Dr. Boyd has made a career out of helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals through the latest in surgical and non-surgical procedures. Dr. Boyd’s expertise in his field has led him to the training of hundreds of top physicians throughout the United States and abroad on advanced injection techniques utilizing Botox, JuvĂ©derm, and other minimally invasive modalities. He is also one of a select group of physicians involved in several research studies including FDA trials to test and evaluate cosmetic products created for consumer use. Dr. Boyd’s research has been published in several medical and surgical journals and he has used his education and experience to author book chapters on cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Charles Boyd is currently the owner and medical director of the Boyd Cosmetic Surgical Institute in Birmingham, MI where he treats patients from all over the country. As a respected pioneer and specialist in all aspects of facial rejuvenation, Dr. Boyd offers his patients the most effective care the industry can offer to deliver results that help them to look as youthful as they feel.

Here are a few of the questions we discussed:

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