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The Holtorf Medical Group Blog is designed to share timely information on topics that our patients and friends want to hear about. Every month a new topic is discussed and they are archived so that you go back and read them over again. The Holtorf Medical Group Blog prides itself on providing pertinent information that will help all patients find information that they are looking for.

Healthy Thanksgiving Day Swaps

A Healthy Thanksgiving Day Feast – Use This Not That

It may be hard to imagine a healthy Thanksgiving Day dinner as most people don’t equate healthy and delicious. However, it is possible to have both a healthy and tasty holiday meal if you know a few tricks. Try these …

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One Woman's Journey with Lyme Disease

One Woman’s Journey with Lyme Disease: “I’m Thankful For My Diagnosis”

As a child, I was generally healthy and active, but always struggled with anxiety and allergies. By age eighteen, I had developed Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), headaches, multiple chemical sensitivities, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Then came a severe bout …

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Gulf War Syndrome - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

One Man’s Journey With Gulf War Syndrome

Few know about Gulf War Syndrome – a chronic, multi-symptom condition similar chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia that seems to affect veterans of the 1990-1991 Gulf War – and even fewer know how to treat it. Watch as a retired …

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Birth Control and Depression

Do Birth Control Medications Increase Depression Risk?

Although it has long been suspected that hormonal birth control has a negative effect on mood (since the 1960s in fact!), previous research has provided mixed results. This is the largest study to date on the topic and the results …

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Is Type 2 Diabetes Reversible?

American Diabetes Month – Is Type 2 Diabetes Reversible?

Roughly 5% of all diabetic cases fall into the category of Type 1 with the remaining majority being Type 2. The primary difference between the two conditions is their relationship with insulin. Those with Type 1 diabetes don’t produce enough …

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Invasion of the Body Snatcher – A Hormone Horror Story

*Click to enlarge For even more hormonal horror stories, read this!

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Are Sugar-Free Candies Really a Healthier Option?

Ask Our Certified Health/Nutritional Coach: Are Sugar-Free Candies Really a Healthier Option?

Since Halloween means being surrounded by sugary treats, are sugar-free candies really a better option for those with diabetes? The only sugar alternatives we would recommend are stevia and xylitols. Unfortunately, there aren’t many candy substitutes made with these (check …

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Halloween and Type 2 Diabetes

Celebrating Halloween with Diabetes

Diabetes on the whole involves excess sugar found within the bloodstream resulting in various issues such as extreme fatigue, numbness or tingling in the hands and feet, and inhibit health. Almost 90% of all diabetes cases fall into the category …

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Immune System

Immune System 101: Understanding Your Body’s Line of Defense

Even though the immune system may not be at the forefront of one’s mind, it is important to have a healthy understanding of it. Familiarizing oneself with the multiple elements of the immune system, understanding how it keeps the body …

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Flu Season - Immune System

Avoiding Flu Season Frustrations

Influenza, more commonly known as the flu, is a disruptive and potentially life-threatening virus. The flu is more prevalent during specific months and seasons depending on geographic location. Regions with temperate climates, like the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, New …

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