Green Bay Integrative Health Blog

What Is Integrative Medicine

An increasing percentage of the population is consulting complementary medicine practitioners. Why is this trend happening? Patients are often unsatisfied with what they perceive as a focus on using pharmaceuticals to treat or suppress a specific disease rather than helping them become and remain healthy. Physicians have become so specialized that their traditional role of […]

Natural versus Synthetic Hormone Therapy

The usual aging process leads to slow decline in the levels of estrogen and progesterone in women and testosterone in both men and women. The decline in hormone levels begins during middle age and slowly progresses long before symptoms occur. Women often experience premenopausal or postmenopausal symptoms including hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, fatigue, mental […]

How Much Fish Oil Do I Need for Maximum Benefit?

  Many consumers may not obtain maximum possible benefits when taking fish oil supplements. Often consumers are unsure of the proper daily dose to take. Recommended daily intake varies from 1-12 g based on the goals of therapy and ailments treated, from severe inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis to fatty liver disease or hypertriglyceridemia […]

Is Prescription Lovaza Superior to OTC Fish Oil Supplements?

  Glaxo Smith Klein, the largest pharmaceutical company in the world, sells Lovaza which is an omega 3 fatty acid derivative medication approved by the FDA in 2004 for treatment of high serum triglycerides. Elevated triglycerides form one the most common problems in lipid metabolism and an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Hypertriglyceridemia also […]

Lifestyle Changes: The Best Medicine Your Doctor Is Not Using

A 3-part series examining why traditional medicine has failed to promote lifestyle changes as a pathway to preventing disease and mortality. Based on a News & Perspective article published on April 22, 2015, in Medscape Internal Medicine by Christopher Labos, MD CM, MSc. Research Fellow, Division of Cardiology, McGill University Faculty of Medicine; Staff Physician, […]

Revitalize Yourself

Aging is a process that many people fear, and with good reason. Among men, physical aging is often linked to general loss of vigor as well as increased risks of diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular ailments. Women, on the other hand, experience menopause that is associated with osteoporosis, urinary problems, weight gain, heart disease, […]

The Single Most Important Ingredient for a Healthy Marriage

IT EVEN WORKS FOR HUSBANDS WHO PLAY IN THE NFL! When violent incidents such as those of former NFL player Ray Rice punching his fiancée, now wife, flash on our television screen, we are appalled and sickened. While this physical battering is atypical and is the end of the scale for abuse, there are many […]