BioFunctionalMed eBook: Weight and Obesity Research Compilation
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We are pleased to offer our readers a compilation of the best available research on weight management and obesity. The compilation is written in an easy to understand and digest fashion. The compilation demonstrates research on many great topics: Can cinnamon help me lose weight?   Does sleep effect insulin sensitivity?  How does the timing of eating effect weight?     BioFunctionalMed eBook_Compilation Weight and Obesity

Top 20 Health Benefits of Testosterone Therapy
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The Top 20 Health Benefits of Testosterone Therapy for Men and Women 1. The cardiovascular benefits of testosterone therapy are numerous. These study authors showed that restoration of natural steroid hormones like testosterone provided a favorable benefit on cholesterol profiles. Cardiologists should consider hormone replacement to provide additional cardiovascular benefits [1] [2]. [1] Dzugan SA, Smith RA. Hypercholesterolemia treatment: a new hypothesis or just an accident? Med Hypothesis. 2002 Dec;59(6):751-6. [2] Dzugan SA, Smith RA. Broad spectrum restoration in natural … Read More

What is Kyphoplasty for vertebral body compression fractures?
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Kyphoplasty Procedure   A kyphoplasty procedure is a type of vertebral augmentation procedure for compression fractures that occur in osteoporotic vertebral bodies. Compression fractures can be extremely painful conditions and fracture stabilization can greatly improve the patient’s mobility and respiratory ability. During a kyphoplasty procedure, a narrow spinal needle is directed through the pedicle using fluoroscopy into the optimal position inside the affected vertebral body.  The doctor will insert a special balloon through the needle and into the vertebral body. … Read More

What are Epidural Steroid Injections?
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Epidural Steroid Injections: Rocky Mount, Wilson, Raleigh An epidural steroid injection (ESI) is a minimally invasive procedure that can help relieve neck, arm, back, and leg pain caused by inflamed spinal nerves. Your healthcare provider and spine specialist can determine from MRI or CT imaging which type of ESI would be most beneficial in your unique case.  The professionals at Carolina Sports and Spine have completed over 10,000 injections with no complications. ESI may be performed to relieve pain caused … Read More

LipoB12 Shots
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Lipotropic B12 injections, which are sometimes referred as LipoB12 shots, contain high doses of fat blasting compounds Methionine, Inositol, Choline (MIC) and a potent dose of B12. B12 provides high energy and increases metabolism. The results are often fast acting with individuals reporting 1-2 lbs the first day and up to 4-5 lbs in a week after starting B12-Lipo shots (results vary). Jump Start your weight loss today with a weekly program of LipoB12 Shots. The benefits are numerous: 1. … Read More

Melatonin
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Want a naturally occurring supplement that can help with jet lag, poor sleep and make you look and feel younger and healthier? Look no further than Melatonin.  Melatonin is a naturally produced hormone in the human body, but it declines in production as we age.  Researchers have known since the 1950s of the remarkable power of Melatonin to help prevent age-related illnesses and help promote sleep.  Recently, researchers have noted that Melatonin is also a powerful antioxidant, cancer inhibitor, immune … Read More

Weight Loss Lecture Series: The Science of Why You Can’t Lose Weight
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The Science of Why You Can’t Lose Weight (Presenters: Alvin Antony, MD | Jennifer Yap, DO | William Mayo, PAC MS) Saturday May 21st: 10:30 am     Limited Seating Free to the first 25 Responders. Must RSVP by May 7th.   After May 7th Registration is $25. Email: info@carolinasportsandspine.com to RSVP Phone: 252-442-4024 to Reserve your seat Online: carolinasportsandspine.com use Contact Us page to register Topics Covered:  The Science of Why You Can’t Lose Weight Learn which foods boost weight … Read More

The 7 Most Important Decisions You Can Make to Avoid Back Surgery (Part 2/7)
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(This post is part of a 7-part series focused on exploring options to help you avoid Back Surgery)   2. Decide to be ACTIVE versus Sedentary. I know several patients that were able to cancel back surgery by giving up their inactive lifestyle and focusing on being active.  The bony spine is a large structure that carries a large majority of our upper body weight.  The spine could not carry this weight without the help of the muscles and ligaments … Read More

Sugar vs Fat: What hits the waistline harder?
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Check out this amazing infographic from Dr Mark Hyman of the Cleveland Clinic which helps unravel the issue of which is worse for your waistline, sugar or fat.  The facts may astonish you. Are you willing to accept the fact that fats don’t make you fat? Check out the full story here.    

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