Author Archives: Keystone

Tis the season to be stressed?

With the holidays just around the corner; we all can become bogged down with the travel, shopping, and all the preparations that go along with them. The good news is that there are effective ways to help deal with the … Continue reading

Scar Treatment

We have all had scars at one point in our lives, ranging from the results of a skinned knee to a severe, painful and disfiguring keloid scar.  Sometimes when skin is wounded, the blood clots and the area becomes inflamed. … Continue reading

Can Testosterone Treat Dry Eye?

In 2002, Sullivan, and his co-workers at Harvard, linked testosterone deficiency to dysfunction of the lacrimal glands (tear ducts).   They found that testosterone deficiency increases the dysfunction of certain tear ducts, alters the lipid profile of the tears produced and … Continue reading

Environmental Toxins Can Affect Your Hormones

Xenoestrogens are synthetic, environmental estrogens or compounds that mimic estrogen activities. They act by disrupting the regular hormone action without binding to the estrogen receptors.  Xenoestrogens  are thought to affect humans in multiple ways. Unnatural effects contributed to xenoestrogens include: … Continue reading

The diet and brain connection, by Brandi Grimmer, CPhT, CNC

I attended a lecture on food, mood, and cognition recently. Our brain, like any other organ, requires a constant supply of oxygen, nutrients, and stimulation to function optimally. The role the brain plays is to maintain homeostasis, improve mental health, … Continue reading

Losing Your Keys and other “signs” of Menopause

One of my professors during my fellowship stated emphatically there is a big difference between women under the age of 50 and over the age of 50 when it comes to losing their car keys. Those under 50 tend to … Continue reading

Solution to puzzle of brain circuitry controlling fertility

In a landmark discovery, the final piece in the puzzle of understanding how the brain circuitry vital to normal fertility in humans and other mammals operates has been put together by researchers at New Zealand’s University of Otago. Their new … Continue reading

Overview of HR 3089, the “Compounding Clarity Act of 2013”

  On September 12, 2013, Representatives released a draft of a House Resolution 3089 called the “Compounding Clarity Act of 2013.” Here are the bullet points.  How do you feel about these new proposals?   HR 3089 sets forth the … Continue reading

Pillars of Gut Health

Adults frequently list digestive complaints (bloating, gas, constipation, etc) as one of the reasons they visit the doctor. While the root of these complains is our dysfunctional food intake, there is relief that doesn’t have to involve long term prescription … Continue reading

Nausea in Pregnancy

About 50% of women have nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy and about 75% experience nausea alone.  In about 35% of women, the nausea and vomiting associated with pregnancy is significant enough to result in lost work time, dehydration and … Continue reading