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Protect yourself from dangerous blood clots

We are now getting to a point in the COVID crisis in which more is starting to be known about how this virus ravages the body. Autopsies of patients who have died from COVID-19 are showing blood vessels that are riddled with blood clots, leading scientists to believe that, while the virus may enter the…

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An ounce of prevention…

It’s been almost two weeks since I sent out my survey asking for your feelings about COVID-19. As we entered month five of the pandemic, I feared you may be burned out on seeing/reading/hearing about it… I know I hit my limit with it sometimes. But as a health researcher and friend, I was so…

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Hair loss and weight gain and low energy, oh my!

Last week in my article about testosterone I mentioned briefly that I rely on supplements to support my thyroid health. That’s because I’m one of the nearly 5 percent of people in the U.S. living with a thyroid problem. My thyroid gland can’t make enough thyroid hormone to keep my body running normally. I’d had…

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How to stop this testosterone-stealing thief

“There’s a lot of testosterone in this room.” It’s often said by annoyed women in rooms filled with mostly men… locker rooms, boardrooms, my living room when my husband and his friends watched football with a Corona in hand… clearly before the time of coronavirus. But truth be told, there’s probably not nearly as much…

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Coronavirus, Gettin Dizzy With It!

How are you? That was the subject line of an email we sent over the weekend asking that very question. We wanted to know how you’re doing in the time of coronavirus and to gauge your interest in continuing information on this overwhelming topic. Here’s why… As news consumers, we’re bombarded by so much information.…

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So… where the heck do we go from here?

Hello! I hope this finds you doing well. At least as well as possible under the current circumstances. I’d recently taken a break from writing about COVID-19 because I’d begun to feel completely overwhelmed. Perhaps you can relate. As the numbers are no longer creeping up — they are now shooting up — I’ve started…

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50/50 shot at a longer, healthier life

I have a friend who recently lost close to 40 pounds by intermittent fasting. You’ve probably heard of it… it’s all the rage right now. There are lots of versions of intermittent fasting, but the most popular are the 16/8 method and the 5:2 method. In the 16/8 method, people fast every day for 16…

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