By Dr. Richard Chern, MD Testosterone does much more than just build muscle mass.   Testosterone absolutley benefits women in many ways. The body uses testosterone to make estrogen, making it vitally important for women. The benefits of testosterone hormone replacement therapy are equally as good for women as men.  Improved libido...
By Melanie Stewart It’s time to meet the Dream Team! Let me introduce the Small Intestine, responsible for absorbing precious nutrients, and his good friend King Pancreas, creator of vital enzymes that release those nutrient gems. As food leaves the stomach, it enters the small intestine and the conversation between...
By Christine Rushford, MS, LMHC, LLC We often hear the term co-parent as it relates to couples who are divorcing and attempting a “new normal” when it comes to raising their children in the aftermath. Many times, I will have couples come to my office for therapy who happen to...
By Kelly Layman When Hurricane Michael ravaged the Central Panhandle, it literally whipsawed four of the six counties within our regional watershed that includes freshwater springs, lakes, rivers, creeks, and the Choctawhatchee-the source of your water. Walton and Okaloosa were relatively unscathed. Meanwhile, Jackson, Holmes, Washington, and Bay remain bent but...
By Roger Hall  In 2017, more than 250,000 women are expected to be diagnosed with an invasive form of breast cancer. That why during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I’m pleased to share the good news that Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast plans to increase our mammography screening capabilities...
By Susan Authement Dunnam Have you ever heard of the Rossiter System®? It’s a series of powerful and effective techniques that address structural pain and restriction of movement at its source, the body’s fascia, ligaments, tendons, collagen, and elastin—collectively called connective tissue. Tight connective tissue can be the source of...
By Melanie Stewart As we continue on our digestive journey, we arrive at that blessed moment when we typically stop thinking about food for a while. With enough food in the stomach, we no longer feel hungry and our minds tend to move on without much thought beyond feeling satiated....
By Christine Rushford The kids are back to school now and along with new classes and new teachers, is the not so new issue of bullying. As a parent, it’s difficult to know how to help our children navigate this social territory with their emotional health intact. There is no...
~Eating Gulf of Mexico Fish~ In light of the Destin Fishing Rodeo season, here’s great news for our area about the health benefits of our Gulf fish! So, we’ve all read or heard that fish is healthy for you. But cold water fish such as salmon make the healthy headlines....
By Melanie Stewart One of the most important facts of positive health is that it is dependent on an alkaline environment, while disease thrives in an acid environment. To achieve an alkaline system, we need LIVE foods that are nutrient dense, enzymatically active and energizing. LIVE foods include fresh fruits...

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