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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.

What is The HCG Diet and Is It Right For You?

What is The HCG Diet and Is It Right For You?

Originally Posted December 2016Updated January 2020 Losing weight can be challenging. In some cases, it may even seem as though the body itself is opposed to it – learn more about the underlying causes of weight retention. Fortunately, a treatment …

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Why You Can't Lose Weight: The Underlying Causes of Weight Retention

Why You Can’t Lose Weight: The Underlying Causes of Weight Retention

Originally Posted January 2017Updated January 2020 According to 2018 data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, nearly 40 percent of adults in America are obese. Sadly, for many of these nearly 100 million people, reaching a healthy weight …

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8 Signs You Need to Fire Your Physician

8 Signs You Need to Fire Your Physician

Originally Posted January 2017Updated January 2020 Sometimes we get lucky and end up in the care of a physician who relates to our medical needs and has a complimentary personality. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to find a good …

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Everything You Need to Know About Melatonin

Everything You Need to Know About Melatonin

Of the body’s many hormones, melatonin is perhaps one of the most widely known. This is primarily due to its notoriety as a safe, effective, and natural sleep aid. However, in addition to supporting sleep, melatonin also has other qualities …

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How Poor Sleep Can Disrupt Your Hormones and What You Can Do About It

How Poor Sleep Can Disrupt Your Hormones and What You Can Do About It

This is in part due to the fact that sleep has notable influence on the body’s ability to regulate and produce hormones. Below we will discuss the importance of sleep, how it relates to hormone activity, and ways to support …

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Can Adrenal Dysfunction Cause Sleep Disorders?

Can Adrenal Dysfunction Cause Sleep Disorders?

There are many potential causes for poor sleep. However, an increasingly common, but often overlooked source of sub-optimal sleep is adrenal fatigue. Understanding the importance of the adrenals, how adrenal issues impact sleep, and how to properly identify and treat …

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How Thyroid Dysfunction Can Cause Sleep Disorders

How Thyroid Dysfunction Can Cause Sleep Disorders

The thyroid influences numerous bodily functions, many of which can affect sleep quality and duration. Unfortunately, thyroid disease and its effect on sleep is frequently overlooked. Understanding the role of the thyroid, its common forms of malfunction, and how they …

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6 Health Benefits of Sleep

6 Health Benefits of Sleep

Originally Posted March 2017Updated December 2019 The constant rush of modern society has caused people to start treating sleep like a resource rather than a necessity. Some feel that by trading in a couple hours of sleep they are better …

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5 Foods that Promote a Good Night’s Sleep

5 Foods that Promote a Good Night’s Sleep

Originally Posted March 2017Updated December 2019 Quality sleep is important for your overall health and well-being – learn more about the importance of quality sleep here. Because of this, developing good sleep habits is vital. Many are aware of the …

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The Importance of Quality Sleep + 6 Tips on Getting Better Sleep

The Importance of Quality Sleep + 6 Tips on Getting Better Sleep

Unfortunately, many do not get the quality sleep needed to sustain optimal wellness. To effectively combat the growing issue of declining sleep quality, we must recognize the importance of sleep, identify what good quality sleep is, and incorporate sleep-supporting practices …

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