Blog by Kate Vazquez
FACT or MYTH: Soy Causes Breast Cancer

FACT or MYTH: Soy Causes Breast Cancer

FACT or MYTH: Soy Causes Breast Cancer Soy has been given a bad rep. Many women are told that eating soy could cause breast cancer. Men are told that it could cause increase in breast tissue growth called gynecomastia or decrease testosterone. Is soy really that bad?...

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Connection Between Xenoestrogens and Breast Cancer

Connection Between Xenoestrogens and Breast Cancer

Xenoestrogens and Breast Cancer Xeno means “foreign”, so xenoestrogens are foreign chemicals that are molecularly similar to the estrogens our own body makes. Too much of these chemicals can cause an increase in estrogens, especially one called estrone. Estrone is...

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Estrone: The Bad Estrogen

Estrone: The Bad Estrogen

Estrone: The Bad Estrogen Women have four types of estrogens: estrone (E1), estradiol (E2), estriol (E3) and esterol (E4). Estradiol is the most important estrogen which protects us against breast and ovarian cancer, Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease, stroke, etc....

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Rethink Breast Cancer

Rethink Breast Cancer

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I want to bring awareness and offer a different viewpoint to all women. You have the power to prevent breast cancer. Have you ever thought why breast cancer is more prevalent today than it was decades ago? According to...

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Menstrual Cramp Remedies

Menstrual Cramp Remedies

When taking birth control pills, one of the benefits was not only clearing my skin but getting rid of the menstrual cramps. I almost forgot what they felt like until coming off the pill. When I finally stopped taking the pill, after a few months the cramps made their...

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Are Food Sensitivity and Allergy Tests Reliable?

Are Food Sensitivity and Allergy Tests Reliable?

Are food sensitivity tests reliable (or accurate)? When someone gets a blood test to determine if they are reacting to foods, they could have a lot of false positives because it’s not a true allergy. What happens is that certain foods cause inflammation in the...

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Remedies for Colds

Remedies for Colds

Natural Cold Remedies There are a lot of viruses causing the common cold such as Rhinovirus or Adenovirus, which can last up to 7-10 days. Antibiotics do not treat viral infections, they only treat true bacterial infections. When you have a cold, it’s best to treat...

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How to Boost Your Immune System

How to Boost Your Immune System

It’s almost fall, kids are back in school so that means there are a lot of infectious bugs going around. How to boost your immune system? When working in urgent care and seeing a lot of colds, strep, and flu, this was a common question I got asked. Here are 5...

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Fact or Myth: Sweat It Out When You Are Sick.

Fact or Myth: Sweat It Out When You Are Sick.

When you are sick, should you go to the gym and sweat it out? Regular exercise at moderate intensity 3-4 times a week is great for boosting the immune system to prevent infections such as the common cold. The common cold is a viral infection which is contagious the...

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