Tag Archive for: obesity

TMJ Syndrome and Low Progesterone?

A recent study[1] appearing in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation really caught my attention. The authors examined the various sexual hormones (e.g., estrogen, progesterone, testosterone) in a group of women with temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD).  The authors discovered clinically significant progesterone deficiencies linked with TMJ syndrome. Some in-depth digging uncovered a few other studies that […]

Piceatannol: The Answer to the Obesity Epidemic?

Forgive the hyperbole of the title, but this compound is truly one of the most realistic hopes we have, outside of diet/exercise, of exogenously treating obesity — and it is a naturally occurring compound. Piceatannol is a compound similar in structure to, and a metabolite of, Resveratrol. Resveratrol is a compound found in grapes, red wine, purple grape […]

“Slipped Disc” vs “Slipped Vertebrae”

What is a “Slipped Disc?” Slipped disc is probably a term you have heard from someone you know describing what happened to their back, but what actually is a slipped disc? A slipped disc is more often referred to as bulged, herniated or a prolapsed disc in the medical community. Causes These slipped or herniated […]

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