Vitamin D saving elderly women - Drs. G and M Pearsall

by Drs. Gurney & Marina Pearsall 17. August 2014 09:46
Up until a recent study published in the latest edition of The Cochrane Library, it was not known if there was any benefit to vitamin D supplementation among the elderly.  These women are at a high risk of falls and fractures and are likely to be vitamin D deficient.  What the study found ... [More]

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Is that genetically modified food you’re eating? - Drs. G. & M. Pearsall

by Drs. Gurney & Marina Pearsall 8. August 2014 09:43
Most people will not be able to answer that question because the FDA does not require food that has been genetically modified to be labeled as such. In fact, 80% of our processed foods have been genetically modified. The FDA also does not require any specific testing to determine if it is safe. Comp... [More]

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Difference Between Synthetic and Bio-identical Hormones - Drs. G. & M. Pearsall

by Drs. Gurney & Marina Pearsall 1. August 2014 09:33
In over 10 years of prescribing Bio-Identical hormones we receive many questions, one of the most frequently asked is, "My doctor says that there is no difference between synthetic and Bio-identical hormones, is this true?"  Absolutely not and here are some points to consider when choosing to s... [More]

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The Xtreme Eating Awards - Drs. G. & M. Pearsall

by Drs. Gurney & Marina Pearsall 26. July 2014 11:13
The Xtreme Eating Awards are out and the results help us understand why America’s Obesity Rate continues to climb.  The bullet points for the awards article are: The average male has a Daily Caloric Need of 2500 kilocalories (kcal) per day; the Daily Caloric Need of the average female is... [More]

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Importance of Selenium Supplementation - Drs. G & M Pearsall

by Drs. Gurney & Marina Pearsall 18. July 2014 13:37
A new study suggest that selenium supplementation, when taken after exercise may reduce the markers of oxidative stress, especially for overweight people.  A dose of selenium taken immediately after exercise showed a marked decrease in the level of lipid hydroperoxides.  Lipid hydroperoxid... [More]

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Male Testosterone

by Drs. Gurney & Marina Pearsall 13. July 2014 13:05
As men age, the decline in male sex hormones, called androgens, may result in decreased muscular strength, energy, or libido and an increased risk of erectile dysfunction or depression. For men with a low level of free testosterone in the blood, testosterone or other hormone replacement therapy (HRT... [More]

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Hormonal Confusion - Drs. G & M Pearsall

by Drs. Gurney & Marina Pearsall 23. June 2014 11:00
Most men and women are fearful and confused about aging and hormone replacement. In July 2002 millions of American women who took the popular synthetic hormone replacement drug Prempro were suddenly told to stop because of the risk of breast cancer, stroke and heart disease. Luckily, none of our Ant... [More]

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Nutritional Supplementation Part 3 - Drs. G & M Pearsall

by Drs. Gurney & Marina Pearsall 21. June 2014 16:00
Over the counter (OTC) supplements are laced with toxins. The FDA labels OTC supplements as “food,” so there is no quality control over them. Excessive amounts of lead, aluminum and other toxins have been found in many supplements. Fish oil supplements are especially dangerous due to the... [More]

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Nutritional Supplementation - Part 2 - Drs. G & M Pearsall

by Drs. Gurney & Marina Pearsall 17. June 2014 08:27
If taken in the incorrect form, supplements may have adverse side effects.  For example, take the well-known supplement, Folate. Most people do not realize that folic acid is a synthetic oxidized folate which may leave you vulnerable to Folate deficiency and pose potential health risks. Yet fol... [More]

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Nutritional Supplementation – Part 1 - Drs. Gurney & Marina Pearsall

by Drs. Gurney & Marina Pearsall 14. June 2014 12:30
The key to living a long, healthy life is dependent upon providing nutrients to our cells while protecting them from toxins. Our diet cannot provide the nutrients our cells need, however. For example, if you need one thousand milligrams of vitamin C, you would have to eat twenty oranges. If you need... [More]

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