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Thyroid Testing

Thyroid Testing

Before discussing the tests, we need to cover a few definitions:  T3 (triiodothyronine) – this is the active thyroid hormone.  rT3 (reverse T3) – an inactive form of T3 that blocks active T3 from reaching its receptors  T4 (thyroxine) –…

Osteoporosis and Calcium Toxicity

Osteoporosis and Calcium Toxicity

                      .     What is osteoporosis? To be honest, this is not really an easy question, though you will hear simple answers from many practitioners. “It is thinning of…

Women’s Sexual Health by Les Cole, MD

Women’s Sexual Health by Les Cole, MD

What Are the Aspects of Women’s Sexual Health?   In both women and men the biological systems and pathways that mediate the sexual response are surprisingly the same. Ranging from our brain (cerebral cortex) where sexual thoughts and fantasies originate…

Am I Hypothyroid?

Am I Hypothyroid?

Are You Fatigued? Do You Have Low energy? Your thyroid hormone, T3 (the active thyroid hormone), has many functions. One of these is to increase the number of mitochondria (power plants) in your cells. Your mitochondria are intracellular organelles that…

HealthBrief: Magnesium improves physical performance in older women

HealthBrief: Magnesium improves physical performance in older women

Stay Active & Live Well “Magnesium deficiency has proved capable of impairing exercise capacity and reducing physical performance. It is also associated with an increased inflammatory state, muscle cell alterations attributable to increased oxidative stress, and impaired intracellular calcium homeostasis….

Thyroid Function – Les Cole, MD

Thyroid Function – Les Cole, MD

How Do The Thyroid Gland and Thyroid Hormones Work? Your Thyroid is a gland located in the front lower portion of your neck. It has two lobes just below and on either side of your larynx or Adam’s apple and…

Signs & Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism

Signs & Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism occurs as a result of too much thyroid hormone production. It is much less common than Hypothyroidism which occurs 5 times more often. The symptoms listed below are the most common for hyperthyroidism. These may also occur if you…

Signs and Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

Signs and Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism affects many people. It is a condition with many potential symptoms, some more common than others. However, because everyone has different genetic makeup, nutritional inputs, exercise level, toxin exposure, etc., your individual set of symptoms will vary from those…

Autism, Asthma and Acetaminophen

Autism, Asthma and Acetaminophen

The Evidence is Compelling and Growing… A 2013 article in the journal of Restorative Medicine lays out the scientific evidence for these connections in quite convincing detail. Below is a summary of the evidence. There was a marked increase in…

Health Brief: Vitamin D: How Much Is Enough?

Health Brief: Vitamin D: How Much Is Enough?

The verdict is out. We are simply not getting enough Vitamin D. Vitamin D is crucial in every disease from inhibiting cancer and heart diseases to mental disease, recurrent infections, tooth loss, osteoporosis, narcolepsy and auto-immune disease. Unfortunately the reference…

Men’s Sexual Health – Les Cole, MD

Men’s Sexual Health – Les Cole, MD

Male sexual health… is often not discussed leaving many men not knowing where to turn for help. There are several sexual issues that often get jumbled together that result in the frustration, discouragement and sometimes despondency of failed sexual interaction….