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Cosmetic Procedures on the Rise in the United States & Brazil

Statistics from ASAPS 2013 showed that liposuction and breast augmentation continue to be the first and second-most performed surgical procedures in the U.S. Buttock augmentation and labiaplasty were credited for the most significant increases for cosmetic surgery procedures for that year. In addition, these procedures are also on the rise in Brazil. A recent article[1] […]

Food Allergies: The Simple Elimination Diet

Food allergies or food hypersensitivities can result in a multitude of medical problems from skin rashes to bowel problems. Non-specific symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, diarrhea, chronic sinusitis, psoriasis, skin rashes and malaise can be caused by food hypersensitivities which create inflammation within your body producing these and many more problems. One way to find […]

Hormone Therapy and Breast Cancer: 12 years after WHI

A recent article published in Lancet Oncology puts into perspective the use of estrogen in women postmenopausally and their risks of developing breast cancer and of all cause mortality.[1] The WHI was the study that made so many women get off of hormone therapy in 2002 with a scare that “hormone therapy caused cancer of […]

Hair Growth Using Your Own PRP

You may have heard about how celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Bar Refaeli have improved their skin using their own blood via a process called the Vampire Lift. Although appearing somewhat bizarre, the procedure does work to stimulate rejuvenating factors in your skin to help keep it young looking. The procedure has become so […]

PRP Improves CO2 Laser Treatments

A recent article has confirmed the benefits of using PRP (platelet rich plasma) together with CO2 resurfacing (SmartXide Dot laser).[1] We have seen this beneficial effect in our practice at TrueMD, and recommend patients to have PRP added to their facial rejuvenation package. The biggest concern most patients have regarding the CO2 facial resurfacing procedure […]

Melatonin Benefits more than just Sleep

You have probably heard of melatonin, the supplement that can help you sleep. But have you heard that melatonin has a lot of other actions that help improve your health, and may enhance your lifespan? We have discussed telomeres and how they affect the aging process. As you age, your telomeres shorten. If you have […]

Bigger, Rounder Bottoms are “In”

According to a recent review in Cosmetic Surgery Times Trends[1], buttock augmentation is one of the “hottest” procedures now being performed in the U.S. This trend is stemming from a global influence for women to have more beautiful and rounder bottoms. South America has set the air for improving the appearance of the buttocks. Because […]

Keep “PACE” with Your Health

Exercising has always been an essential part of a lifetime of healthy living. If you embrace a healthy lifestyle, studies have shown an up to 80% reduced risk of developing degenerative medical conditions [1] and incorporating regular exercise into your lifestyle plays a major part. Unfortunately, most Americans don’t exercise enough, and there is always […]

Lung Power and Aging

We all know that you need to breathe to stay alive. But have you ever thought about what happens to your lungs as you get older. The truth is that lung function declines as you get older. Studies from the 1970’s have shown this way back then. It’s actually shocking that most of the medical […]

Osteoporosis Treatment with Silicon

As we age our bones may degrade and become thin, a process we call osteoporosis. We have all heard or seen the “little old lady” who breaks her hip after a minimal fall, or we have seen them with severely hunched backs. These are all changes that have occurred primarily due to this process of […]