Ask Dr. Marty: Milk

QUESTION: I know that milk is not my friend, but I love it. I get the sniffles and have to clear my throat every time I have milk, yogurt or cheese. But I am not brave when it comes to milk alternatives. Which ones have the best flavor and...
By Dr. Richard Chern, M.D. Women often ask us to optimize their creams or sublingual hormones another physician put them on.  Men ask us to get their testosterone shots dosed correctly.  Unfortunately, it’s not possible to get consistent therapeutic levels of hormones using these methods.  Secondly, most research indicates these...
Are you aware that approximately 1,100 cases of child sexual and physical abuse are reported annually in Okaloosa and Walton Counties, an average of three a day? Despite those big numbers, nearly 2/3 of the actual needs to help child victims go unmet due to lack of reporting to...
Ascension Sacred Heart’s hospitals in Miramar Beach and Pensacola have been named to Newsweek’s 2021 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals. Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast and Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola were two of only seven hospitals in Florida named to the list. The Best Maternity Care distinction recognizes...
By Todd Craig Do you ever find yourself unhappy, sensing you need to make a change, but confused about whether that change is going to help you toward the life you really want? Often, feeling stuck is about fear of the unknown and false stories you tell yourself about what you...

Ask Dr. Marty: Sugar

QUESTION: I am so confused about sugar. There seems to be an unending selection of sugars. Which ones are healthy? Which ones taste awful? Which ones will cause me to spend half my day in the bathroom? ANSWER: There ARE a lot of choices. And of course, some are better...
By Lisa Turpin, Health and Wellness Coach Boosting your metabolism is important to losing weight. Genetics, age, and gender play a huge role, but there’s not much you can do about how old you are and whether you are male or female. There are, however, some ways you can increase...
By Dr. Richard Chern, MD Some patients and doctors ask us about testosterone and its effects on the heart. Many patients (and some doctors) are mistakenly under the impression that testosterone increases the risk of heart problems. This article will hopefully dispel these myths and explain how they came about. There...
DID YOU KNOW statistics show 1 in 3 adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner. And, 1 in 10 high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend, with 80% of...

The All or Nothing Trap

By Stephenie Craig, Journey Bravely Are you already over hope for new year possibilities? Maybe 2021 is already draining you and feeling like a punch in the gut. Sometimes you round New Years with ideas, goals and energy for something new only to be met with resistance, sick season, negative thinking...

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