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That if you have a high fasting insulin level (even if your blood sugar level is normal) you won’t be able to lose fat?  High insulin inhibits an enzyme (hormone…

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Holy Basil

…that patients with insulin resistance who are treated with Holy Basil see an improvement in insulin secretion from the pancreas?   At dosages of 300mg twice daily, Holy Basil not only…

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Ashwagandha’s Calming Effect

…that Ashwagandha induces a calming, anti-anxiolytic effect on patients that is comparable in studies to the benzodiazepine, Ativan?  Ashwagandha has this effect without the side effects of “sleepiness,” and there…

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Rhodiola

…that Rhodiola can improve test scores in school along with providing improvement in stamina and endurance in athletes?

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

…that patients who have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) will commonly have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?  Patients with PCOS have low progesterone with high estrogen and testosterone.  Progesterone stimulates breathing while…

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Benzodiazepines

…that benzodiazepines like Ambien, Valium, Ativan and Xanax suppress cortisol’s natural increase in the early morning preventing restorative sleep? Patients who take these medications will get a good number of…

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Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) Deficiency

…that a Riboflavin (vitamin B2) deficiency can be a cause of migraine headaches?       If this deficiency is discovered, adding 50-400mg of vitamin B2 daily may help to resolve…

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Cat’s Claw

…that Cat’s claw can reduce gut inflammation, has antimicrobial activity, repairs “Leaky Gut” and reduces cancer risk?     Cat’s claw can reduce the risk of developing diverticulitis, stomach ulcers, and…

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Water Pill For High Blood Pressure

…that taking a commonly prescribed “water pill” for high blood pressure (Hctz – hydrochlorothiazide) can increase the risk of developing diabetes?  This is due to the depletion of magnesium, potassium and…

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