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Pain in the heel or bottom of your foot?

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Here’s another one to add to the number of signs and symptoms of declining hormones. Are the heel or bottom of your foot causing you pain? Are you finding yourself seeking relief in the Dr. Scholl’s section of the pharmacy? It could be due to foot fat pad atrophy. The foot fat pads are the tissue that protects your foot on the ball of the foot and at the bottom of the heel. Atrophy means shrinking or disappearing. The foot pad tissue under the foot does decline with age. Menopause and surgical menopause increase the rate of decline. Obvious mechanical issues, such as being overweight, can also have a negative impact and hasten the loss of the plumpness of this tissue. If plantar fasciitis (painful inflammation of the bottom of the foot) has been an issue, your practitioner may have used one or more injections of “cortisone” to relieve pain. Unfortunately, this “cortisone” is not the same as the cortisone hormone the body produces; it is actually a synthetic analog that can lead to even more atrophy of the foot pads. In addition, as Dr Dzugan points out in The Magic of Cholesterol Numbers, cholesterol levels elevate when the body senses a deficiency of the sex and adrenal hormones, which are normally produced from cholesterol. So statin users beware! When taking statins, not only do cholesterol levels fall, but the ability to make hormones drops even further. Statin drug use may be a source of foot pain from accelerated foot fat pad atrophy.

If you are experiencing foot pain, ask Sue to check for hormone deficiencies, including vitamin D (which is also made from cholesterol). These deficiencies may be the underlying cause of your foot pain.

Carol Petersen, RPh, CNP – Women’s International Pharmacy


Obesity: Costs and Chronic Conditions

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Obesity is one of the leading drivers in healthcare costs today. Here are highlights of a few of the main chronic conditions that contribute to these rising costs. For more information on ways to control your weight, see Weight Loss the Jabez Way or The Seven Numbers by Dr. Scott Conard.

Obesity: Costs & Chronic Conditions


Diabetes Prevention – It’s Never Too Late!

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Diabetes prevention can be yours. Here is an educational tool to open your eyes and instruct you visually in the best path to better health and well-being. Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death. It is no surprise that 28.5 million people suffer from it creating a whopping 174 billion dollar cost to the US health system. It is important for everyone, therefore, to take action to control the rise of diabetes and do their part for the good of society as well as for themselves.This graphic teaches the importance of good nutrition and regular exercise as steps to success. In addition, getting regular checkups and controlling fat intake are essential. Dietary supplements are conveniently listed to assist in the process including raspberry ketones, garcinia cambogia, saffron, green coffee bean, and acai berry. If a strict regimen is followed, you can improve your odds while you receive multiple health benefits to the heart, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and more. Weight loss is the answer to the rampant spread of diabetes. Insulin resistance and control is the goal. Only then can you avoid the numerous side effects listed below that include serious repercussions for the eyes and kidneys, the heart, nerves, and even feet. For more information on diabetes and how to combat it, please see The Seven Numbers by Dr. Scott Conard. It’s never too late to start!

Weight Loss Leads to Diabetes Prevention


How Gum Disease Affects the Body

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Gum disease affects the entire body. By neglecting to both brush and floss properly, you’re giving up the easiest and best way to protect against gum disease as well as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and premature birth. A healthy mouth can reduce disease by 20%, so don’t ignore your mouth!

How Gum Disease Affects the Body

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12 Amazing Uses For Lavender Essential Oil

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12 Amazing Uses For Lavender Essential Oil

What is Acne and What Can I Do About It?

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Acne can be painful, both physically and emotionally. Here is information on its causes, when it occurs, what people do about it and how you should clean your skin.

Acne graphic

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Protein, The Building Blocks Of Your Body

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Your muscles, bones, blood, skin, hair, nails, and brain cells all rely on protein. Check out the chart below to learn some of the benefits of protein, how to get it and how much you need each day.

Protein, The Building Blocks Of Your Body

 

 


Menopause for Men?

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Men’s bodies start producing less testosterone after age 30. Research shows that after this age, the body reduces testosterone production by nearly 10% each year. You can find out how to fight back against andropause by reading about the symptoms on this chart from a Beverly Hills hormone therapist. If this describes you, we can help! Call us for an appointment.

 

Menopause for Men? The Very Real Effects of Andropause

 

 


Balancing Carbs

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For a diabetic, balancing carbohydrates is critical. See the chart below for important information on the basics of diabetes and carbohydrate management.

 

 


Flu Shots Are In at GOH!

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Flu season is upon us and the Flu Shots Are In @ GOH Medical!

Stop by (walk ins welcome) to GOH Medical and get your flu shot/mist.

Also don’t forget to get your rest, manage stress and eat a “flu fighting” diet.

www.healthfuldietandnutrition.com

This combination will most certainly lower your chances of getting this airborne illness that can be responsible for a week of missed work/productivity, and refer to Seven Healers (www.theSevenHealers.com) to learn more on how to keep your immune system vital and strong.

Sue Thomas, RN, MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified