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The supplements you should add to your daily routine

While a functional medicine doctor will help narrow down the best supplements for you, there are some essential nutrients you can benefit from now.

Health risks of poor nutrition

According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, over 73% of American adults are either overweight or obese.

Fruits and their surprising benefits

It's no surprise that fruit is good for you, but do you know exactly how beneficial each fruit actually is? Here's a short breakdown.

5 Evidence-based ways to improve your memory

There are things you can do to improve your memory. Many of which are even backed by science. In this post, we explore some of these ways.

The benefits of functional medicine

Western and functional medicine are not enemies. In fact, they can complement each other quite nicely.

Best types of exercises for improved health and weight loss

The key to a successful workout routine is to make it fun.

What to do if you're a Covid long hauler

A COVID long hauler is a term used to refer to people who have contracted the virus, and it resolved with or without treatment and/or hospitalization, however, the patient is left with lingering and seemingly unexplained symptoms.

All you need to know about a stroke

A stroke occurs when there’s a reduction or blockage of blood supply to the brain. We explore all you need to know about stroke.

Junk food is going to kill you

There is a reason why the popular saying, "you are what you eat" exists, and the last thing you should be doing is feeding your body junk!

Nutritional supplements - Help or hype for healthy living?

About 75 percent of Americans take dietary supplements.

Inflammation is the common denominator

When it comes to inflammation in the body, functional medicine is perfectly positioned to help identify and reduce it.

Natural ways to balance your hormones

Hormones are the chemical messengers of your body. They travel through your bloodstream, instructing different organs and tissues on what to do.

All about the C-reactive protein

What, exactly, is the C-reactive protein and how does it correlate to inflammation in the body? We explain here.

Mold illness: All you need to know

Looking into the differences between molds, mold spores, and mycotoxins.

Functional medicine blends traditional and modern practices

Functional medicine is concerned with prevention; traditional medicine on prevention. Here are the differences in the two.

All you need to know about Alzheimer's Disease (and Dementia)

As of 2020, an estimated 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, of which the majority of patients are over the age of 65.

4 strategies to effectively cope with stress

Stress, a completely normal reaction, can still feel overwhelming in larger doses. Here’s how to effectively manage this feeling.

What are bioidentical hormones made from?

Bioidentical hormones are hormones that are chemically identical to those produced in the body

Not all supplements are created equal

Supplements are a part of our everyday lives, but not all are created equal. Don't just take a stab in the dark. We can help educate you on supplements.

Hypothyroidism 101

About one in ten Americans suffer from thyroid dysfunction arising mainly from hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism.

Caring for your mitochondria, and why it's important

Mitochondria are important energy converters in our body. Here's how we can keep them happy and functioning optimally.

What should I know about metabolic rejuvenation?

Metabolic rejuvenation is the process of resetting your body’s metabolic rate through rapid and intelligent planning. Our bodies are highly adaptive.

Five easy steps to start living a green life

Making the transition to green living is an easier process than you think, but it can be overwhelming at first as you educate yourself on this new lifestyle. Our guide will make it less stressful.

What is personalized precision medicine?

The ultimate goal of clinicians has been to create more accurate, proactive, precise, and impactful care for each individual.

Four things to keep in mind when practicing prenatal yoga

Are you ready to get your warrior pose on and breathing exercises in? Prenatal yoga may be just what you need, but we have some tips for what to pay attention to during your workout.

Heart attack prevention - steps to take

Several things raise the risk of heart disease and they are called ‘risk factors’. Some of them are beyond your control. Others are not...

Should you be dry brushing?

Dry brushing is a process with a lot of health benefits. It can be easily incorporated into your daily routine for healthier skin and renewed energy!

Integrative medicines role in treating illnesses

Integrative medicine aims to maintain and restore the wellness and health of a person by comprehending the patient's overall health condition, including spiritual and psychological dimensions.

Why an apple a day may actually keep the doctor away

Turns out an apple a day may actually keep the doctor away. Here's why!

How nutrition plays a role in your health

Your food choices each day play an impact on your health - how you feel today, how you will feel tomorrow, and far into the future. Why?

Which type of meditation is right for you?

Meditation has turned into a common practice and is only increasing in popularity. If you're wondering if meditation is for you, check out our breakdown of some of the most popular forms.

Hormone decline in men

Simply educating yourself in this natural process could mean the difference between sufficient, normal levels and rapid hormonal decline.

How to maintain healthy gut health

Take care of your gut and your gut will take care of you by helping to prevent inflammatory flare-ups and unpleasant immune responses. Here's how it's done.

Lyme disease - causes and prevention

In this article, we’re going to explore what causes Lyme disease and how to prevent yourself from it.

What does our gut bacteria have to do with lupus?

There may be evidence for a relation between lupus and gut bacteria.

How advanced peptides can aid in healing and restoration

What exactly are peptides? How do they function? What makes them suitable for use? Do they have any associated side effects?

The importance of slowing down

We have every intention of living in the moment, but sometimes don’t quite accomplish it. If you’ve been wanting to slow down, here’s how it’s done.

Leveraging genetic data for disease prevention

For years now, genetic data has been providing valuable insights into diseases such as cognition and psychiatric disorders, inherited disorders such as Down Syndrome and Tay-Sachs disease, and much more. We'll help you better-understand this complex topic. Read on.

Functional medicine is about bringing together multiple disciplines

Functional medicine is all about bringing together sometimes disparate disciplines to heal the entire patient.

5 Steps to improve your overall health and well being

Are you living a healthy lifestyle?

Bio-identical hormone therapy: is it for you?

Could plant-based bio-identical hormone therapy be right for you? Here's a look at the benefits.

Side effects of normal aging

Aging is a natural part of life that everyone undergoes. We all experience aging in different ways, and these ways are primarily determined by our lifestyle. Here's what you can expect, and ways to make it easier:

Curious about matcha tea? Here are the basics

It's green. It's frothy. It's matcha. But what exactly is this tea and how might it benefit you? Here's the scoop.

Maintaining a positive attitude regardless of current circumstances

Our cognitive awareness and mental stability play a prominent role in the quality of our lives and functionality of our health in general.

The 3 positive effects of the summer sun

The summer sun brings the heat, but it also brings some positive effects.

Are you at risk for cardiovascular disease?

If you have a comprehensive grasp on the mitigating factors and actionable steps outlining a path to a functionable and healthier lifestyle, the chances of you being at risk for cardiovascular disease decrease exponentially.

Have varicose veins? Try sleeping more

Worried about developing premature varicose veins? Try sleeping more. Seriously.

How do you choose to live?

An unhealthy lifestyle is usually the result of bad habits adopted as a result of stress. It can be hard to imagine changing these behaviors. It all starts with a mental shift.

The life-changing aspects of sleep

Do you take sleep for granted? Most people do. Here's why sawing logs should be a top priority for you each and every night.

Navigating COVID-19 (and the next rogue virus that comes to the United States)

It is likely that COVID-19 will not be the last of the “new” highly contagious viruses to hit our shores, threatening our health and the very foundation of our society. The question is what can we do about it?

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“So far I have lost 30#’s in 6 weeks and have the energy of a 40 year old. Am so thankful to be able to handle unpacking and shelving 6000 books. I am up and down stepladders and extension ladders with books in tow. The awful arthritis pain is there but the energy isn’t depleted from the pain like before and I keep going like this for hours.”

LL - Winchester, VA

June4, 2009. “Good morning! I have to tell you that I weigh 157… down from 191!!! OMG…thank you so much! I feel incredible!”

KB – Reston, VA

Hi Lynese – In an old file I found a print out from an online longevity calculator I had used in 2007 ( I thought I was doing well because it said I would likely live to 86! But I just re-took the survey. Basically by cutting out the coffee, carbs and sugar, increasing my exercise and losing weight, I’ve apparently added 13 years to my life!! The calculator now says I could live to be 99!! With a little more exercise and a little less work, I could live to 106!! Thanks for all the added years Lynese!!!

All the best.

P.S. – I saw Diane over the weekend – she’s looking great, and is so happy with her weight loss.

AP - Falls Church, VA

You are so great! I truly appreciate all you are doing for me. Phyllis and I are so fortunate to have found you.

TB - Pottstown, PA

Dare I say it out loud? It sure is looking as though Semorelin has given me my life back. I was so worried about skiing – afraid I’d ski one day and be in bed the rest of the week. But I was just fine. This past Saturday I prepared, served, and cleaned up (with help) dinner for 14. Sunday I was just fine.

SJ - McLean, Virginia

Dear Lynese,

Words cannot describe how happy I am with your anti-aging program. I have not felt this good in YEARS. Since getting pregnant in 1995 I have been overweight. Between 1992-1995 I was being treated for infertility and had to take all sorts of hormones that made me bloated and tired.

Now, at the age of 46 I have more energy and I look better than I have in YEARS. I actually THRIVE on exercise and do it religiously because I know it is the key to keeping the weight off and enjoying the foods that I love.

As a successful businesswoman, you often feel that you can’t have everything and I put my weight and health on hold to grow my business. You have given me the gift of being able to run a business AND look good. I am getting so much attention for my weight loss and it has helped my confidence and self esteem greatly.Since I do a lot of speaking engagements, I know that image is more important than what you say or how you say it. By looking better and appearing fit and healthy, I am a more powerful public speaker!

I can’t say enough about this gift you have given me and I hope you know how much I appreciate you.

On top of all of this, you are truly a beautiful person inside and out who provides a level of caring I have never seen from a doctor, weight loss clinic or other health professional.

HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KB - Reston VA

Hi Lynese – Just had to share this with you. I have appeared in an online newsletter (Legal Bisnow) twice – the first time a year ago and the second time today. Look at the difference in my photos!

It’s an absolute miracle! In the older photo even my eyelids look fat! I can’t get over how much I now look like my old self – of 20 years ago! I certainly don’t look like I’m closing in on 59, do I??

The best thing anyone has said to me so far was a comment made by a neighbor who saw me today for the first time in over a year. At first he didn’t recognize me. Then he just stared intently into my face for a few minutes and said “How is your mother?” (I was confused because he doesn’t know my mother). Then he said “I had to ask that because you look like your own daughter!” Wow!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

AP - Falls Church, VA

“With that said, I have been getting incredible compliments:
“You look like a movie star”
“What have you been doing”
“You look amazing”
“You look ten years younger”
I feel incredible”

KB - Reston, VA

Hi – hope you are doing well. Are you ready for Thanksgiving? I’m getting there. I wanted to let you know I hit the 30 lb loss today!!! Yeah! So excited! Clothes that didn’t fit are fitting. Clothes I used to wear are too big. Feeling great! A little nervous about tomorrow’s feeding frenzy- but hoping to not overindulge too bad.

LJ - Arlington, VA

Anyway – just had to tell you that my size 12 pants have been falling off of me! I went to Target this weekend to get some cheap crop pants and shorts for the summer – still not wanting to invest much in clothes that are not my “target” size. (I’ve blown past the size 14 shorts I couldn’t fit into for years). And wouldn’t you know – the 12s were too big – I fit best in the size 10!!

I’M A 10!!! I’m amazed!!

I broke the 170 barrier too – I’m now 168. Just 13 pounds to go to my goal weight. I can’t believe it. The meds have been working like a charm. I think the extra thyroid has really boosted me past a plateau. I’m cleaning out my closet like a madwoman; I can’t believe how much clothing I have for donations.

I’m still getting double takes and amazed looks from people who haven’t seen me for awhile. And after remarking how great I look, a girlfriend recently peered suspiciously at me and said – “And have you had something done to your face too? You look younger!” And I do!

AP - Falls Church, VA 6/2010

Hi Lynese — Great news – seems a fibroid has disappeared! The ultrasound revealed only one fibroid this time, and it is just a little teensy bit smaller than before. So it hasn’t gotten any bigger at all. And the other fibroid didn’t show up on the ultrasound. smile

Thank goodness I did not get that hysterectomy, huh? and thank goodness I came to you to start the bio-identical hormone therapy. I believe that the progesterone is working. And I’m so glad I’m not on the birth control pills anymore. BTW, haven’t had a period since September, and haven’t had any hot flashes either! Life is good.

AK - Germantown, MD

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