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Diabetes affects 25.8 million people in the U.S. 8.3% of the U.S. population


18.8 million people


7.0 million people

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What is Stress?

Stress is defined as "anything that disturbs the normal state of the body. It can be illness, pain, fear or even getting married. We all experience stress every day; our lives are filled with it. We have jobs, families and finances to cope with in an uncertain world. Our communities are filled with dangers and threats. All of these things are significant sources of stress.

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Basics About Hormones

Hormones are chemicals released in the body as part of a system called the endocrine system. These hormone chemicals, or molecules act as signals between cells; most of them reach their target cells by traveling in the blood stream. This network of chemicals control and coordinate functions within the body, functions such as reproduction, behavior, metabolism growth and development.

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Patients often ask me what kind of exercise is the best to do. My response is typically, “the kind you will do”. The most important thing about exercise is that you have to do it consistently. The following is a list of physical activity that would be good for anyone trying to achieve optimal health.

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and Peri-menopause

The changes of menopause begin when your ovaries, the organs that form eggs, no longer produce those eggs. Their production of female hormones decreases at this time as well. As discussed earlier hormones are chemicals secreted by endocrine glands that travel through the blood to organs, where they produce a specific effect on some bodily process. Two hormones made in the ovaries estrogen and progesterone help to regulate a woman's monthly period.

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One of the most important health issues for middle-aged women is the threat of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become thin, fragile, and highly prone to fracture. Numerous studies have linked estrogen deficiency to this subtle, yet debilitating disease.

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Meditation has been practiced in many cultures for thousands of years. It focuses and calms the mind, clearing it of memories of the past and thoughts or worries of the present and future. The secular form of meditation, without new age overtones, can have many physical benefits. The goals of religious meditation, however, extend far beyond the physical health benefits. Higher human function of the body, mind and spirit is a desired part of many religions of the world, including Christianity.

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Many of us already understand the power of human touch. Some of my fondest childhood memories surround my cuddling up next to my grandmother to watch our favorite television show, or laying my head in her lap when I didn't feel well.

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Thyroid Disorders

The thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland inside the neck, located in front of the trachea and below the larynx. It produces two thyroid hormones - tri-iodothyronine (T3) and thyroxin (T4). These hormones travel though the blood to all tissues of the body just as the other hormones.

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Water: Essence of Life

Any discussion about a healthy body must start with water. Our bodies are composed of about 70 percent water. Water consumption is essential for our survival, yet most of us give it little thought. Water is one of the two most important substances necessary for the survival of the human body. The other is oxygen.

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Food the substrate for life, it is the great equalizer, without it we all die. We all know that we must have food to survive, but in today’s world I think very few of us really think about why our bodies need food. We rarely think of food as anything more than something to extinguish the physical and emotional craving that we have for it. We give little thought to what it is made, where it comes from, or the sacrifice that was made for us to have it.

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Dr. Jill Waggoner
Charlton Medical Group
3450 West Wheatland Road
Physician Offices II, Suite 340
Dallas, Texas  75237

T 972.217.3007

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