Archive for September, 2012

Endocrinologist / Primary Care Physician Bias Against Treating T3 Deficiencies

Even when doctors do prescribe thyroid hormone, they usually prescribe only the prohormone
T4 (Synthroid®, Levoxyl®). It must be converted to T3 to become active. They give T4 in low
doses that just “normalize” the TSH to any value within the reference range. The result is an
almost universal undertreatment of thyroid insufficiency. One cannot assume that there will
be sufficienc T4 to T3 conversion with this unnatural replacement.

Supplements for Endothelial Health

Michael Guth:   I am curious whether you are taking any supplements to improve your endothelial health.  I take two supplements, but I want to see if you take anything before I tell you about them. Primary Care Doctor With Specialty in Hormone Therapy:   Mike, the question that my article will attempt to answer is “Why […]

Prostate Self-Exam; Digital Rectal Exam Self-Examination

  Prostate Self-Examination; Prostate Self-Exam At Home Teaching Men How to Take More Responsibility for Their Own Health Michael A. S. Guth, Ph.D., J.D. Senior Director, Health Economics & Outcomes Research Risk Management Consulting Oak Ridge, Tennessee Most men are reluctant to see doctors. Digital rectal exam may be deterring some men from seeking preventive […]

Are employers really serious about improving employee health using the best available information on prevention of diseases?

Question: are employers really serious about employee health? If so, they need to stop the generalized platitudes and get down to scientific evidence supporting improved health. How many employers know the best test available to check their employees’ risk of heart attack? When we get down to that level, we can start making real progress. […]

Eating Right for Healthy Aging

high glycemic foods

Any time there are spikes in blood glucose levels, there are abnormal reactions between sugars and proteins, which produce pro-inflammatory products that accelerate aging in the body. Everyone seeking to delay age-related diseases should adopt an anti-inflammatory eating plan for life.

Employee Health and Wellness

Experienced manager responsible for the design, implementation, evaluation, and continuous improvement of a comprehensive health measurement and health education / wellness program.  Develop scientific evidence-based, leading-edge, cost-effective testing protocols and strategies to increase employees’ engagement in their health and build a resilient and productive workforce.  Maintain excellent interpersonal and working relationships with key stakeholders to […]

New Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase (MTHFR) Testing Available

“My primary aim for this article series is to introduce you to a mutation in a gene known as methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR). MTHFR is an enzyme that helps our bodies “activate” folic acid and use it in our bodies. Although the name can be an intimidating mouthful, pronouncing the letters out loud is all that […]

Even in normal range, high blood sugar linked to brain shrinkage

</body> People whose blood sugar is on the high end of the normal range may be at greater risk of brain shrinkage that occurs with aging and diseases such as dementia, according to new research published in the September 4, 2012, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “Numerous […]