Overtraining and Sex Drive

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Does Overtraining Exist? Overtraining has emerged as a concept of increasing interest (or worry, rather) for countless bodybuilders and gym-goers alike and its effect on sex drive. What’s fascinating about this trend is that back in the “Golden era” of bodybuilding (i.e. the 1970s), overtraining wasn’t even a theory, and many bodybuilders, such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, were working out multiple … Read More

End Seasonal Affective Disorder

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Do you struggle with the winter blues, also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD? For many of my patients, the change of season brings an unwelcome change to their moods. This form of depression occurs mostly in the shorter, darker days of fall and winter, but can also occur in summer. Most conventional practitioners prescribe antidepressants, which can have … Read More

The Secret to Treating Depression

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Depression is a worldwide epidemic. In America, over 16 million adults struggle with this condition. Antidepressants are the third most common medication taken in our nation, with a laundry list of side-effects that many are unaware of. They also have an increased suicide risk! Thankfully, functional medicine has uncovered a better solution with absolutely no risk and no side-effects! What … Read More

Depression During PMS: It Doesn’t Have to Be Normal for You

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For many women, the two weeks before menstruation are especially trying. This condition is commonly referred to as premenstrual syndrome, or PMS. Hormone fluctuations, insomnia, anxiety, food cravings, bloating, and a lack of motivation are a common occurrence. Add to that the usual stresses of an overly-busy lifestyle, and it’s no wonder more and more women are becoming fed-up with … Read More