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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.

Weight loss program

Stop the Weight is Back!

In preparation for the launch we sat down with Dr. Evans to learn a little more about the online weight loss program she designed. About Stop the Weight Interviewer: We’re here at the Holtorf Medical group with Dr. Evans to …

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Everything You Need to Know About Digestive Health

All About the Gut: Everything You Need to Know About Digestive Health

The systemic reach of the gut means that it has the potential to cause significant damage to important areas such as the brain, immunity, and nutrition if it is not properly cared for and protected. Therefore, it is critical to …

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Do You Have a Yeast Overgrowth? Signs and Symptoms of Candida

Do You Have a Yeast Overgrowth? Signs and Symptoms of Candida

One form of yeast infection that many overlook is candida albicans overgrowth, commonly referred to as simply candida. It is a relatively common condition with multiple causes that can induce a wide array of symptoms. Having a greater understanding of …

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How Hypothyroidism Affects the Entire Body

How Hypothyroidism Affects the Entire Body

The deep interconnectivity of the body means that the areas directly impacted by poor thyroid function can reverberate and damage other, seemingly unrelated areas. Hypothyroidism is one of the most common forms of thyroid disease that, like other thyroid conditions, …

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How Thyroid Dysfunction and Menopause are Connected

How Thyroid Dysfunction and Menopause are Connected

Typically, perimenopause, the precursor to menopause, develops in the late 30s and early to mid 40s. Women in this age group may be familiar with various symptoms associated with the condition such as discomfort, hot flashes, and difficult menstruation. Many …

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Can Thyroid Dysfunction Cause Shoulder Pain?

Can Thyroid Dysfunction Cause Shoulder Pain?

Although the most common problems associated with thyroid issues involve energy level, cognitive function, and weight fluctuations, there is another area of discomfort that can develop from thyroid dysfunction. Muscle and joint pain is not an uncommon occurrence for those …

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Top 5 Nutrient Deficiencies

The body requires many different vitamins and minerals to function properly. If you’re unable to absorb the proper amount of a specific nutrient or aren’t getting enough through your diet, you will develop a deficiency. A deficiency can lead to …

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Finding Quality Supplements

Finding Quality Supplements That Are Right for You

Many factors of the modern world including exposure to pesticides and toxins, soil depletion, and the proliferation of nutrient-deficient, genetically modified foods have resulted in poor individual nutrient levels. Therefore, supplementation has become a necessity. The world of supplementation can …

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Does Supplement Quality Really Matter?

Does Supplement Quality Really Matter?

Common substances that are necessary for the body’s well-being such as omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins B and D, folate, zinc, magnesium, iron and others are frequently, at least mildly, deficient in an immense number of the population because the nutritional …

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Do You Really Need Nutritional Supplements?

Are Nutritional Supplements Necessary?

Everyone has unique dietary needs meaning that there is no perfect diet that fulfills individual nutritional needs. Furthermore, there are many factors that make theoretically optimized diets ineffective. Depleted soil, food storage and transport, irresponsible farming techniques, exposure to toxins …

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