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   Anthony J. LLabres/Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner/Health Coach

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Informative links to explore recommended by FDN of SW Florida.

1. http://functionaldiagnosticnutrition.com/

2. http://kalishinstitute.com/the-kalish-method/

3. http://www.fmtown.com/

4. http://biohealthlab.com/

5. http://biomatrixone.com/

6. https://emersonecologics.com/drkalish

7. http://nowleap.com/mediator-release-testing/mrt-iii/

8. http://ketonutrition.org/

9. http://jackkruse.com/

10. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/#axzz3JWvAYbRX

11. http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/

12. http://thewholejourney.com/

13. http://www.primalbody-primalmind.com/

14. http://www.defymedical.com

15. http://wholelifenutrition.net/

16. http://RayPeat.com

17. https://www.functionalmedicine.org/What_is_Functional_Medicine/AboutFM/

To learn more call us today at (239) 478-3082 or email at FDNofSWFlorida@gmail.

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Men need progesterone too!

Posted on February 6, 2015 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

A man over 50 literally has more estrogen than his postmenopausal wife! That is scary. This excess of estrogen in aging men is responsible for a variety of problems such as adiposity, breast develop-ment, many cancers, prostate problems, baldness, and other conditiions that come with advanced age. Testosterone deficiency goes hand in hand with all this, and the testosterone to estrogen ratio falls as men age. Estrogen rises and testosterone falls.

 

What is the most potent antagonist to estrogen? Progesterone!!!

 

It is progesterone that inhibits the harmful effects of too much estrogen more than anything else. As estrogen levels rise in men, there is no parallel rise in progesterone to balance this. For men, progesterone is therefore anti-feminizing. Progesterone is not a “female hormone”.

 

Any man over 50 can use a small amount of transdermal natural progesterone daily to offset the excess estrogens in his blood. Since women commonly apply about 25 mg topically, a man could use 5 mg a day topically. Applying a mere 1/8th teaspoon directly to the scrotum (testicle sac) five days a week is all you need. You can also use your inner wrists (thin skin), abdomen, or neck. Use a good cream with 1,000 mg per two ounce jar. It is reassuring to know that progester-erone has no toxicity to speak of, especially in these small amounts. It is very safe to use without any known side effects at all. Studies in laboratory animals given very large doses resulted in no side effects.

 

Progesterone levels literally rise 2,000% or twenty times in pregnant women to pro-tect both the baby and the mother. This is real world proof of it’s safely.We've all heard of 5-alpha reductase, and how this turns vital testosterone into unwanted dihydro-testosterone (DHT). Excess levels of DHT are associated with baldness, prostate disease, and a host of other illnesses as men age.

 

DHT binding is the real issue though. Progesterone is a pow-erful 5-alpha reductase inhibitor. Progesterone will protect you from DHT binding.Did you know your prostate actually has progesterone receptors. To have a healthy prostate gland, your receptors must constantly have enough blood progesterone to keep them filled. Studies on laboratory animals have actually reduced the weights of their prostates just by giving them natural progesterone. We need some studies on real men here. Progesterone is therefore anti-feminizing in men.

 

Be Careful with GLUTEN FREE!!

Posted on February 6, 2015 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

As you all know, I am a HAWK for sugar balance. Foods that cause sugar spikes should be monitored at all cost. There are times that we may get good results with a HIGH GI sugar rush, but that is for advanced folks that work out quite abit. Just remember that constant sugar spikes force insulin into action. In the presence of insulin it is virtually impossible to lose fat. Over time the constant flow of insulin will induce insulin resistance and TYPE II diabetes. Once the hormone cascade starts to fail, its a long way back to recovery.

KNOW how the foods you eat impact your overall health. Buy a cheap glucose meter from amazon and test the food before you eat it and at 1 and 2 hour intervals. This will give you immediate feedback on how this particular food is being managed by your body! The goal is for a fasting glucose between 80-90. At the 2 hour mark after you eat the food, your glucose level should return to below 90 in an ideal scenario.


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Transdermal Magnesium: I highly recommend! Raise DHEA natuarally

Posted on January 8, 2015 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

 

 

Dr. Norman Shealy comments that low or deficient DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) levels are present in every illness, with few exceptions. When Magnesium Oil is sprayed on the skin bring the DHEA levels back to normal in the body within 30 to 45 days.

 

Almost 100% of us are magnesium deficient and it’s obvious because we keep aging! Degenerative aging is directly related to insufficient magnesium, according to Holy Water, Sacred Oil, The Fountain of Youth by Dr. Norman Shealy M.D., Ph.D.

C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D. is one of the world’s leading experts in pain management. His research into this has led to several patented techniques for pain relief. He is a graduate of Duke University medical school and a well-known author and lecturer. Since retiring from private practice in 1999, Dr. Shealy has devoted his time to research. Here’s what I’ve learned from him.

 

Sufficient Magnesium will support the nervous system, heart, blood, and normal hormone levels, particularly DHEA levels. Taking DHEA is not recommended. Making your own is the best answer, and to do that you need sufficient minerals.

 

DHEA/magnesium deficiency symptoms include: (are you ready for this?) anxiety, hyperactivity, confusion, depression, diarrhea, or constipation, faintness, fatigue, hyperventilation, lack of coordination, insomnia, intestinal problems, muscle cramps, muscle tightness (and with that chronic spinal misalignments/subluxations) pain, poor memory, seizures, tinnitus (ear ringing and other noises) hearing loss, vertigo (dizziness),

 

Major diseases associated with DHEA/ magnesium deficiency are: angina pectoris, arrhythmia, asthma, atherosclerosis, Attention Deficit Disorder, (ADHD) auricular fibrillation, bulimia, cancer, cardiomyopathy, chronic fatigue, chronic bronchitis, congestive heart failure, cirrhosis, depression, diabetes, emphysema, gall bladder infections and stones, hearing loss, heart attack, high cholesterol, hypertension, hypoglycemia, chronic infection (viral and bacterial) intermittent claudication (leg calf pain), kidney stones,migraine, mitral-valve prolapse, osteoporosis, panic attacks, PMS (premenstrual syndrome), benign prostate hypertrophy, and strokes.

 

In no illness is DHEA/magnesium deficiency more prevalent than myocardial infarction (acute heart attack).

 

On average, heart attack patients immediately given magnesium intravenously have a 50% greater survival rate. It has also been shown that mothers who are given magnesium intravenous feedings just before giving birth are much less likely to have children who develop cerebral palsy.

 

When DHEA is raised, testosterone levels are raised. This raises libido in men and women. DHEA is a major reflector of overall health and stress reserves. DHEA is the health and youth hormone.

 

 

Dr. Norm Shealy, has tested magnesium oil using it transdermally against oral and intravenous applications. He emphasizes that through magnesium transdermal use, DHEA levels raise within a short period of time. Dr. Shealy also states that the best absorbed oral magnesium is magnesium taurate, but in his experience, it takes up to five years of taking oral magnesium to restore intracellular levels to normal range. But using magnesium oil transdermally, it restores the intracellar levels within four weeks.

Magnesium Chloride Hexahydrate (magnesium oil) is easy to use and it is extremely absorbable. There is no known danger to using magnesium unless you have kidney failure.

Cinnamon Experiment

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Now the story about the 2 pictures below.

I was working with a practitioner in Texas and having a discussion about blood sugar. We have always known that cinnamon is a potent sugar reducer. There are many kinds of cinnamon out there, but the one below was recommended. So this morning I woke and placed 1 TSP in my AM java. 1/2 hour later my sugar was the lowest I have EVER seen it. I will check at 2 hours as well to see the impact.

The main issue is that no matter what you HEAR...you may have to find out the results on your own!

Cinnamon Experiment

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Ok,so most know my website is up and running @ fdnofflorida.com. Please check it out and provide feedback good or bad.

Now the story about the 2 pictures below.

I was working with a practitioner in Texas and having a discussion about blood sugar. We have always known that cinnamon is a potent sugar reducer. There are many kinds of cinnamon out there, but the one below was recommended. So this morning I woke and placed 1 TSP in my AM java. 1/2 hour later my sugar was the lowest I have EVER seen it. I will check at 2 hours as well to see the impact.

The main issue is that no matter what you HEAR...you may have to find out the results on your own!

Trusted Links you can bank on!

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The links on this page are a small sample of people or companies that I know and trust. The information compiled by these vendors, scientists and health related companies have your health at the forefront of their mission statements. They have established strong reliable reputations that I want to share with my clients and friends. Please take the time check out their websites and start your journey into the science of well-being and health. No matter what your goal, you can find excellent science based information through these resources.If there is a company or individual you would like me to review, please drop me and email and I will do my best get back to you in private or via this website.  

Expect this page to grow as I add to this page weekly. I plan to promote the BEST of the BEST!


In good health

Anthony


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