Ozone is an unstable gas made of three oxygen molecules. This instability causes it to readily break apart and release a single electron (a.k.a. a free radical) in a chemical process known as oxidation. You have probably only heard of oxidation as being bad or harmful, but just as with inflammation, it’s only in excessive amounts that it leads to degeneration and disease – a little bit is beneficial and actually necessary for health.
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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a 300 year old medical treatment that consists of administering 100% oxygen under pressure in order to saturate body tissues with oxygen so they can function optimally. Normally, oxygen is almost exclusively carried by the red blood cells in your body.
The top killer of American women is heart disease, so keeping our tickers strong and resilient is of the utmost importance for a long, healthy life, right? I’m sure you’re familiar with some of the risk factors you can control to keep your heart strong including daily exercise, eating very little sugar, lots of healthy Omega-3 oils and vegetables, avoiding excessive alcohol and smoking, and maintaining low visceral body fat (that’s the abdominal fat around your organs). It’s this risky, inflammatory visceral fat I’m going to address first.
Remember hearing about the most recent article that was published in JAMA that suggested that Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) increased the risk of Strokes and Heart Attacks?
The results showed that the male veterans who took testosterone had lower rates of Heart Attacks, Stokes, and Death compared to men who did not take testosterone.
The reason the word belief is in quotation marks is because these doctors are 100% misinformed. If science is a religion then I suppose we can call their opinions— albeit without facts— beliefs.
There are many studies demonstrating the risks of Progestin in women and the benefits of Progesterone.
What factors contribute to breast cancer? One in eight women over 50 develop breast cancer. There are three main factors and many other factors that contribute to this high prevalence of breast caner. The three big ones are lack of self-love and appreciation, decline in progesterone and toxic exposures. Self-love – Our breasts play two roles in a woman’s lifetime – one is that they can sustain a life for the first year of an infant’s existence.
We all know that vegetables are one of the best types of foods we can feed our bodies with, right? Did you know that if you ferment your veggies they become a superfood? Yup! Culturing vegetables improves the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immune effect that vegetables have on our system! You’ll soon find out how.
Raw vegetables can be tough on the system to digest in some people and can often lead to gas and bloating. If you ferment your veggies though they are very easy to digest and they actually help your digestive tract work better!
May is the month that we celebrate Physical Fitness!
I have always enjoyed exercising and I know that’s not the truth for everyone. We all know it’s good for us but why? People who exercise feel stronger than people who do not as they are making their cells stronger. Just like muscles in your arms, legs, abs, and back, which become stronger and more toned, so does your heart.
We cannot see the heart but we can feel it as it is working out at the same time your structure is.
May is physical fitness month. Please let me share my physical fitness story. It’s a hoot!
When I was young and living in Philadelphia I took the subway to my aerobics class. During my traveling nurse days I cycled in marathons, my first one in Hawaii on a rented bike to the top of a live volcano. The first night there I woke in the night to use the restroom. As I stood up in the gymnasium filled with sleeping bags and snoring people, I collapsed as my legs had so much lactic acid in them I could hardly walk!
Are you struggling to muster the motivation to start exercising regularly like you know you should? You are in very good company! This is the case for so many of us. This is my personal story of the final piece of the puzzle that has worked for me.
As a naturopathic doctor whose practice is mainly working with very busy women, it’s my daily duty to remind my patients how important it is to exercise, both for their physical and mental health. This isn’t news to any of us, everybody knows you need to move your body and do something active every day. Most of us also know how great we feel mentally after we do an invigorating workout.