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Hypertension Drug-Driven Deficiencies: Beta Blockers

August 25, 2013 | 9 Comments | SAFM Team

I hope you found this quick clinical tip helpful!  Beta blockers are one of the most popular drug prescriptions for hypertension or chronically elevated blood pressure.  They are also prescribed for other cardiac challenges such as angina or atrial fibrillation (which is often caused by magnesium deficiency – but that’s another video for another day!). […]

Rapid Relief for Urinary Tract Infections (the dreaded UTI)

August 17, 2013 | 4 Comments | SAFM Team

Help your clients to avoid unnecessary courses of antibiotics! I recommend a trio of uva ursi, d-mannose, and alkalizing the urine.  D-mannose (a nonabsorbed sugar) is released from the body via urine and encourages bacteria to release their grip on the lining of the urinary tract – in favor of grabbing ahold of one of […]

Natural Pain Killers: NSAID Alternatives

August 14, 2013 | 54 Comments | SAFM Team

Q:  Tracy, what do you recommend to your clients who need routine over-the-counter pain medication?  Are there natural alternatives that really work?  And what’s the difference between drugs like Tylenol and Advil and Aleve?  I have heard that these are actually much more dangerous than we think, but I am not sure I can explain […]

Valium Withdrawal (or other Benzos)

August 14, 2013 | 2 Comments | SAFM Team

Q:  Hi Tracy – love your guidance and insight; thanks very much! I have a client who takes Valium to sleep. What kind of drug is it, and how does it work? She wants to stop taking it. And I want to know if there is anything I can do to help her?   A: […]

Root Cause of PMS

August 14, 2013 | 4 Comments | SAFM Team

Q:  Hi Tracy, why are some women’s PMS experiences so much worse than others?   I’ve read that diet is a big deal, but that can’t be all that matters.  I am sure there are a lot of reasons but what are the biggest drivers?  I get this question a lot and obviously it’s a […]

Cell Phone Radiation Danger or Deception?

August 14, 2013 | No Comments | SAFM Team

Q:  I want to understand more about the supposed risk of cell phone radiation.  Is there real evidence of harm from scientific research yet, or just suspicion?  I’d really like to discourage my clients from using their phone so much – especially children and teenagers which really alarms me!   I mean their brains are […]

Clinical Clarity or Confusion? Omega-3s

August 14, 2013 | No Comments | SAFM Team

Q:  Hi Tracy, I’m interested in your thoughts about this headline I read: ”Fish oil increases the Risk of aggressive Prostate Cancer”.  Is this true?  There wasn’t enough data presented to really understand what the study showed, but headlines like that certainly get a guy’s attention. I am never quite sure what to say to […]

Hormone Help: Libido Help for Women

July 14, 2013 | No Comments | SAFM Team

Q:  A 62-year-old woman started working with me recently, and one of her main goals is to boost her libido.  She says she loves that her husband is still “in the mood” at times, but even when they are on vacation, she’s just not interested.  She’s also got a lot of stress, so our sessions […]

Calcium Concerns

May 14, 2013 | 8 Comments | SAFM Team

Q:  I just started working with a new female, 56-year-old client who is on the verge of menopause.  She’s really concerned about bone density, so given what she’s “googled” on her own, she’s taking about 1500mg of calcium daily.  Isn’t this way over the top?  I know that calcium is important, but can’t it be […]

Diabetes Medication Downside

April 14, 2013 | No Comments | SAFM Team

Q:   My 39-year-old female client with type II diabetes has a huge issue with low energy.   I know blood sugar fluctuations and her extra ~20 lbs have a lot to do with this!  We’re working on a low-glycemic diet, but I want to give her something to get a real energy boost.   […]