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Burbank Chiropractor Reminds Us that Men Have Hormones, Too!

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

As a Burbank Chiropractor and R.N. who has spent a lot of hours studying how the human body functions, I can tell you that many men would greatly benefit from knowing more about their hormones.  With all the constant fuss in the media about women’s hormones, it’s time men get their day because you guys have hormones, too!

In fact, men have some of the same hormones as we women. That’s right, men have estrogen and progesterone in their bodies, only in much smaller amounts than women do.

And then there is testosterone.

Testosterone is an androgen hormone produced by the adrenal cortex, the testes in men, and the ovaries in women. It is considered the primary male hormone.

Testosterone stimulates the development of male characteristics such as body hair and muscle growth and is essential in the production of sperm. In women, testosterone plays a role in egg development and ovulation.

Healthy males who have gone through puberty have 20 times the levels of testosterone compared to a healthy female.  Low levels of testosterone in men can cause male infertility, while high testosterone levels in women are associated with female infertility.

Testosterone production may diminish with age, causing the loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, depression, decreased cognitive ability, lethargy, osteoporosis, and loss of muscle mass and strength.

Before you give in and try that little blue pill, give a healthy change of diet a try. Good nutrition can be your best friend. Zinc, vitamin D, and a whole plethora of nutrients available in natural foods can help put the spring back in your step and the zing back in your love life.

Testosterone-boosting foods include honey, cabbage, asparagus, garlic, eggs, bananas, watermelon, ginseng, almonds, oysters, oatmeal, citrus fruits, spinach, grapes, wild salmon, avocado, tuna, pomegranate, and lean beef.

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Natural products for men only during the month of June, Men’s Health Month …

I recommend a line of natural supplements, available only through doctors, called Standard Process, that feature a number of products which are extremely effective for encouraging healthy prostate and testes function. Throughout the month of June 2017, I’m offering 20% off men’s health products Prost-X, Prostate PMG, Zinc Liver Chelate and Symplex M.

Ask me about which one is best for you (or your loved one) when you are in the office.

Until next time…

Yours in health,

Dr. T

Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center
A Winner of the Top Doc L.A. Award
Increasing Health & Vitality for Over 30 Years
1612 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506
http://www.ThorburnChiropractic.com
Phone: 818-841-1313
Fax: 818-841-3340

Be sure to follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thorburnchiropractic twitter @ThorburnChiro and also find us on Instagram at ThorburnChiro and check out our monthly contests and promotions!

 

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How Seeing a Nutritionist Can Heal Your Allergies

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Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

We are at the very height of allergy season. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has named the month of May National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. With the drought-busting rainy season we experienced and windy days we’ve had lately, it’s no wonder that people are coughing, sneezing, and suffering from one of the most intense allergy seasons we’ve seen in California in years.  As a Burbank nutritionist, I deal with these problems all day long.

It seems that everywhere I turn, I’m hearing from patients and friends who have never had a problem with seasonal allergies, asking me, “What can I do?”  From a constant cough and pesky post-nasal drip, to sticky eyes and sneezing, these symptoms just don’t seem to let up.

So what can you do about your allergies?

Over-the-counter and prescription medications only mask the symptoms and don’t get to the root of the real problem.  And some have potential side effects that are far worse than the allergies they supposedly alleviate.

As a Burbank nutritionist, I recommend a line of natural supplements, available only through doctors, called Standard Process. They offer a number of whole food-based products which are extremely effective for the relief of seasonal allergies.

These products, all available at our office, include:

Allerplex:  Supports the body’s response to seasonal, environmental and dietary stressors. Supports healthy liver function, manage mucous movement and healthy lung and respiratory function.

Antronex:  Supports detoxification via the liver and allows the liver to produce more natural antihistamines.

Cal-Amo:  Maintains proper ph balance.

Drenamin: Helps the body fight everyday stressors that can overload the immune system and improves energy, mood, sleep, and well-being.

Emphaplex: Combines vitamins, minerals, and glandular nutrients to support respiratory system health. It assists the body’s natural ability to expel respiratory secretions.

Fen-Gre:  Fenugreek is the main ingredient and it is used to maintain the body’s natural respiratory function.  It also maintains healthy mucous and phlegm in the lungs and bronchial tubes.

Pneumotrophin PMG: Supports healthy lung function.

Which of these is best for you?  The next time you are in the office, tell me about your allergy issues and I’ll get you on the natural road to feeling and breathing so much better!

Memorial Day Weekend hours…We will be open regular hours this Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27.  We will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.  We will be open Tuesday (next week only), Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, regular hours all days. Enjoy the holiday!

Until next time…

Yours in health,

Dr. T

Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center
A Winner of the Top Doc L.A. Award
Increasing Health & Vitality for Over 30 Years
1612 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506
http://www.ThorburnChiropractic.com
Phone: 818-841-1313
Fax: 818-841-3340

Be sure to follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thorburnchiropractic twitter @ThorburnChiro and also find us on Instagram at ThorburnChiro and check out our monthly contests and promotions!