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Can Hormones Make You Fat?

Natalie Buscemi Men's Health, Testosterone, Testosterone Replacement, Uncategorized

Hormones are one of many chemical messengers the body uses to regulate its various processes. your mood to your hairline to your waistline Hormones are playing a bigger role than you think. For hormones to be most effective, they need …

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Is the South Beach Diet Still Legit… or was It just Another Fad?

Natalie Buscemi Nutrition, Weight loss

The South Beach Diet. Without exception, this has been one of the most popular fad diets in the United States in the last 15 years. Created in the early 2000s by Dr. Arthur Agatston, The South Beach Diet is really …

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What is a Fad Diet?

Natalie Buscemi Healthy Living, Nutrition, Weight loss

If you’re an American adult who’s tried to lose weight in the last 30 years, there’s a better than good chance you’ve heard of something called a “fad diet”. Fad diets are diets that get very popular very quickly across …

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The Low FODMAP to Weight Loss

Natalie Buscemi Healthy Living, Nutrition

One of the biggest obstacles to effective weight loss is food sensitivity—it can be incredibly hard to eat the “right things” and have the energy to exercise when the “right things” you’ve been trying to eat leave you feeling **bleh**. …

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Don’t Let “Special Circumstances” Prevent You from Treating Your Varicose Veins

Natalie Buscemi Vein Health, Veins

We’ve discussed how varicose vein treatment should be approached when patients have other conditions like DVT and RLS in the past. Today, let’s look at any other remaining “special circumstances” that might impact your long-term leg health. Special Circumstance #1: …

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Do you have Restless Leg Syndrome? You Probably Also Have Varicose Veins and Here’s Why!

Natalie Buscemi Vein Health, Veins

What is Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)? First diagnosed in 1944, Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a condition in which sufferers have unexplained leg symptoms including an urge to move legs uncontrollably; this urge seems to strike most often at night. …

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The One Superfood You’ve Probably Forgotten

Andrew Simon Articles, fruits and vegetables, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Recipe, Recipes

In health and wellness circles, discussions around “superfoods” are all the rage these days. The antioxidant power of blueberries… The fiber, calcium, and iron of kale… The probiotics of Greek yogurt, and amino acids of quinoa… …The list could go …

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Do you have both PAD & Venous Insufficiency?

Andrew Simon Articles, Ulcer, Vein Health, Veins

We’ve talked about venous insufficiency and how it relates to other conditions in the past (read it here!) but what about if you have Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)? First, let’s break down the difference between venous insufficiency and PAD. We …

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How to Make a Mushroom Latte

Natalie Buscemi Nutrition, Recipe

The next time you sit down to enjoy your morning cup of coffee, there’s an ingredient you need to consider adding. No, it’s not cream. And it certainly isn’t sugar. It’s mushrooms. That’s right, mushrooms The fabulous fungi you’ve enjoyed …

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Don’t Let DVT Keep You from Getting Best-in-Class Vein Treatment

Andrew Simon Vein Health, Veins

Since we treat venous insufficiency or “ugly legs” patients, it is not uncommon to see that their vein health may be so complex that other issues like Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) might also come into play. DVT is a blood …

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Dr. Charles Mok: 2018 Man of the Year Candidate

Natalie Buscemi Allure Events, Announcements, Press Release

    As partners in the community in which we live and work, I invite you to make an IMPACT. Each year, dynamic, passionate individuals engage in a spirited competition to earn The Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s “Man and Woman of …

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Why Most Vein Treatments are Expensive and Don’t Work but They’re Still Popular

Andrew Simon Ulcer, Uncategorized, Veins

As we discussed in our previous post,  “Just How Bad is Ugly Legs”, experts suggest that the annual U.S. taxpayer burden for vein-related ulcers is about $14.9 billion and climbing. Given how painful and expensive “ugly legs” can be, what if …

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