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Take Up Your Testosterone with Exercise

Natalie Buscemi Men's Health, Testosterone

Testosterone—men and women need it more than they know. As one of the body’s core hormones, testosterone is essential for the production of lean muscle mass and the maintenance of bone strength (an important note for older women who’re more likely …

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Grazing Versus Set Eating—What You Need to Know

Natalie Buscemi Healthy Living, Men's Health, Nutrition, Testosterone

For decades, dieticians and nutritionists have been encouraging Americans to eat three square meals per day—breakfast, lunch, and dinner—and avoid snacking as a means of losing weight.   But now weight loss experts appear to be changing. Instead of encouraging people …

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Weight Maintenance Versus Weight Loss

Natalie Buscemi Men's Health, Weight loss

If you ever open a web browser and search for information on “weight loss” you’ll be inundated with all kinds of blogs, articles, and instructional videos about how to shed that unwanted weight.  But sometimes weight loss isn’t the outright goal. Sometimes the …

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What Is the Plant Paradox? Does It Actually Work?

Natalie Buscemi Healthy Living, Nutrition, Weight loss

Of the dozens and dozens of fad diets in the media, none is trendier than the Plant Paradox which—thanks to a very public endorsement from Grammy-award-winning singer Kelly Clarkson—has become the diet across the country. But what is the Plant …

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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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What causes spider veins?

Matt Hirsch Vein Health, Veins

Spider veins are often confused with varicose veins, mostly because they have the same causes. They do have a different appearance, however, and different symptoms associated with them. Let’s take a look at the symptoms, what causes them, and how …

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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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Varicose Vein Symptoms

Matt Hirsch Vein Health, Veins

Varicose veins are swollen and twisted veins that are visible under the surface of the skin. They are most common in the legs and occur when the valves in veins that prevent blood from flowing backward become weak or damaged. …

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What Causes Spider Veins in the Face

Matt Hirsch Uncategorized

As you age, you may notice tiny but noticeable veins appearing on your face and legs. These tiny, swollen, and twisted veins are usually a reddish-purple color, and they appear right below your skin. These veins can look very similar …

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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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