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Link between aluminum antiperspirants and breast cancer?

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Do your genes really determine your future?

"It just runs in my family?" Do your genes really determine your future, your health and your lifespan? If one or more parents had heart disease, or diabetes, obesity or cancer, does that mean that you will experience the same fate? How much control do we really have over the expression of our genes?

It turns out that some aspects of our genes can be controlled. Within our DNA are single nucleotide polymorphisms or SNPs (pronounced "snips"), genetic variations. Some SNPs are actionable, that is, we can take certain actions, like diet, excercise and other lifestyle changes to prevent the negative manifestation of some of those characteristics.

Wired and tired?

Do you find yourself feeling fatigued, out of proportion to your level of physical exertion?  Do you sometimes feel anxious but cannot pinpoint anything specific that makes you feel that way? Do you even sometimes suffer from panic attacks? Or crying, but you don't know why? Is your sleep suffering? These may be signs of hormonal or endocrine imbalance. Sometimes when patients report symptoms like these to a traditional doctor, they are quickly dismissed with a prescription for antidepressants or sedatives. But wouldn't it make more sense to find the root cause and treat that? At Alpharetta Wellness that is what we do. Find out how you can find relief from these symptoms and start living your life with renewed vitality and joy!

What are the Benefit of Infrared?

Detoxification: Studies have shown that sweat produced during infrared sessions can contain as much as 20% fats and toxins.

Weight Loss and Cellulite Reduction: Infrared helps eliminate fats, toxins and helps rebuild collagen to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Pain Relief: Infrared may reduce pain by as much as 70%

Skin Rejuvenation: Infrared may improve the condition of skin by increasing blood flow and oxygenation

Relaxation: Infrared sessions promotes profound relaxation by helping to balance cortisol levels

Link between aluminum antiperspirants and breast cancer?

As an oncology certified nurse practitioner I have been instructing patients to avoid the use of aluminum based antiperspirants for years. I had read research several years ago that showed a link between fibrocystic breast disease and antiperspirants. My reasoning was that if aluminum was showing up in breasts cysts, it certainly could be linked to breast cancer. Here is research to show that there is in fact a link. More studies and research are needed, of course. But should we wait for definitive proof or be proactive about protecting against breast cancer?

Vaccines getting out of control

Had an interesting discussion with a colleague today about childhood vaccines. She brought to my attention that the number of required vaccines has risen to 102 by the age of six. The incidence of serious adverse effects and complications has also risen dramatically. Coincidence?

Bioidentical Hormone Pellets

You may have heard about bioidentical hormone pellets. They have been popularized by celebrities like Suzanne Somers, who has actually written several books about the subject. Many claim that bioidentical hormone pellets have renewed their youthful energy, mental clarity and libido, and given them a new lease on life! So what is all the fuss about?
 
Bioidentical hormone pellets have several advantages:
1. They provide a more constant level of hormone in the blood.
2. They are more convenient in that, unlike creams, pills, patches and gels, they only have to be inserted 2-3 times per year.

Prevention is Our Passion

Welcome to the Alpharetta Wellness Clinic blog! Our topic today is Prevention. For most people, preventive medicine means mammograms and screening of various kinds: Pap smears for women, PSA lab tests for men, and colonoscopy for both. But these are not prevention in the pure sense of the word. They are really means of early (hopefully) detection.
 
At Alpharetta Wellness Clinic we take a different view of prevention, an approach we like to call Proactive Prevention. What we have discovered over the years is that many , in fact most diseases are preventable, simply by making certain choices in life.