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Uric Acid Associated With Hip Fractures

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 1, 2019 3:05:00 PM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Men's Health, Body Health, Women's Health

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 We all want good working hips throughout our lifetime.  A recent study found that older men (age 65 and up) who had higher uric acid levels were 62% more likely to fracture a hip.  High uric acid levels were associated with higher rate of hip fractures in older men and not women.

Higher levels of serum uric acid had a protective bone effect in postmenopausal women. Women with low uric acid levels had a 40% increased risk for osteoporosis.  

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Are Statins Making You Fat?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 31, 2019 2:49:00 PM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Heart Health, Chronic Illness and Disease, Body Health

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Big Pharma has been aggressively pushing statins for the past 15 years.  They have been able to dodge bullets from causing elevated liver enzymes, creating mitochondrial dysfunction with a rash of muscle aches and body pains, increasing the risk of diabetes to making users feel generally unwell in less than six weeks. 

Researchers looked at data about individuals who were prescribed statin therapy for high cholesterol because once you take a pill the cholesterol will go down and you're good, right?  

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Osteoporosis and Asthma: What's the Connection?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 29, 2019 2:28:00 PM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Chronic Illness and Disease, Body Health

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Your bones are living tissue and they breathe.

You need essential nutrients, water and breath to optimize bone health. People with asthma are at increased risk for bone loss. In a Korean study of 7000 adults, individuals with asthma had significantly lower bone density in the lumbar spine. Both men and women with "airway hyper-responsiveness" were in normal range for total bone density, but - it is clear that asthma is a risk factor for bone loss.  

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Oldways Herbal Treatment for Psoriasis

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 9, 2019 11:18:00 AM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Chronic Illness and Disease, Body Health

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Psoriasis, an intractable and prevalent autoimmune skin condition, is helped by an old tree.

Pycnogenol or Maritime Pine bark extract is rich in condensed tannins. These tannins act as anti-inflammatory agents and reduce oxidative stress safely.   

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How Celiac Disease Increases Your Risk of Heart Disease

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 10, 2019 1:24:25 PM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Gut Repair, Heart Health, Chronic Illness and Disease, Body Health

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Celiac disease affects one in 133 Americans.

It is four times more common today and 80% of individuals with celiac go undiagnosed or wrongly diagnosed for years. Celiac and other autoimmune diseases; lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease are all linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Do you have celiac disease and don't know it?

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Paleo Protein in the Modern World

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 9, 2019 1:30:00 PM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Healthy Living, Body Health

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You are committed to a Paleo diet but you live in the modern world. This modern world where you are working and commuting 12-14 hours per day.  You can't even do your laundry let alone cook beef broth all day. You don't have time to hunt down your food on the plains or forage for nuts and berries. You need food and you need it fast.  Here is the solution thanks to Designs for Health.

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Who is Prescribed ADHD Meds and Why?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 29, 2019 2:00:00 PM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Healthy Living, Body Health, Women's Health

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Can Antibiotics Cause Celiac Disease?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 24, 2019 12:18:00 PM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Autoimmune Disease, Gut Repair, Chronic Illness and Disease, Body Health

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Is there a connection? Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden think so because they found people with celiac disease were more likely to have used antibiotics in the year before their diagnosis.

Celiacs were more likely to have been prescribed multiple courses of antibiotics.

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The Truth about Tattoos

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 23, 2019 11:30:00 AM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Healthy Living, Body Health

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As soon as my daughter turned eighteen she got a tattoo.  Over 45 million Americans have tattoos as part of their story.  Many of my patients have tattoos to commemorate a significant loss or a transformative passage of time.  Aesthetically, I love tattoos, but I don't like their hidden dangers.

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Joint Preservation and Fracture Protection

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 21, 2019 2:00:00 PM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Body Health, Women's Health

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Our bones are living tissue. As we age, so do our bones. I see several women a week who have been diagnosed with osteopenia and osteoporosis. Both conditions mean that there is active bone loss. Bone loss increases your risk of fracture. How can you prevent bone loss? For starters, we check for celiac disease, bone health markers, vitamin K and vitamin D levels.
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Isadora Guggenheim, ND, FNP, RN, MS, CNS, LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
For all appointments: Tel: 845 358-8385 Fax: 845 358-2963 drguggenheim@msn.com