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Vitamin D: Health Improving Hormone

Vitamin D can improve your health in multiple ways. Multiple studies have confirmed that if you can get your blood level of vitamin D in the higher range, you can benefit through a decreased risk of many cancers, less heart disease, less bone problems, and less chance of developing brain deterioration. A recent study found […]

Vitamin D: Vital for Recovery from Stroke

At the recent American Stroke Association Conference in February, 2015, evidence was presented that demonstrated better recovery after a stroke if vitamin D levels were high. This is more evidence to proof that you should make sure your vitamin D levels have been checked and optimized. The study was performed in Massachusetts and colleagues studied […]

DHEA: Restorative Therapy

Maintaining optimal levels of DHEA can help improve your health in multiple ways. We recommend optimal levels of DHEA in order to achieve this. Optimal serum levels for women are around 250 ug/dl to 300 ug/dl and for men are around 350 ug/dl to 400 ug/dl  DHEAS (the measured metabolite of DHEA in your blood). […]

New Study on Hormones: No Difference in Death Rate

It’s always reassuring to know that taking any medication will not increase your risk of death. Women can now thus be reassured about hormone therapy. A recent study from the Cochrane Foundation has now confirmed that taking hormones does not increase your risk of dying from a number of medical problems. The findings were based […]

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 […]