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Amino Acids: Stress, Depression, Migraines, Weight Control

Amino Acids: Stress, Depression, Migraines, Weight Control

Amino Acids are the building blocks for proteins, hormones and neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are naturally occurring substances, which are secreted between brain cells and are needed for sending information through the brain and nervous system. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter. The major antidepressant medications were developed to enhance the amount of serotonin between the neurons (brain cells) to relieve the symptoms of depression/ anxiety.  An important problem found with the use of these medications is that over time the natural level of neurotransmitters may diminish and the original dose of the medication is found to stop working as well. As a result the patient either gets a higher dose or a second medication, or because of side effects the physician may resort to trying another medication. Patients are told that the problem is their depression.

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Cranial Electrical Stimulation (CES)

CES is a safe, non-invasive way to treat stress and a wide range of behavioral/emotional problems and pain syndromes.

CES applied by the ALPHA-STIM machine is a painless, non-invasive technology which has been studied in controlled settings. The favorable results obtained in over 125 studies have been published in a wide range of medical and scientific journals. After trying it out in the office, and receiving our instructions, the patient at home successfully applies the treatment.

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The Natural Hormone Solution

The Natural Hormone Solution

Synthetic female hormones are among the most widely prescribed medications in our country today. They are prescribed most often at menopause for symptoms such as hot flashes, but also as a preventive measure against osteoporosis. In younger age groups, they are prescribed for other hormone related problems. There are many side effects associated with hormone therapy (just look at the package insert) and there are also great concerns over the long-tern risks, such as an increased risk of breast cancer.

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Thermography

Thermography

Increase your chances of detecting breast cancer in its earliest stages with thermography. This early detection method is now available at our office!

Thermography involves Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI), a technology that is entirely non-invasive and does not use radiation, as is associated with mammography.

Thermography is a 15-minute imaging test of physiology that detects the subtle changes that accompany breast disease, whether it is cancer, fibrocystic disease, vascular disease, or an infection. It is painless as there is no contact with the body in doing the examination. You are simply seated in front of the D.I.T.I. camera.

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Risk of Elevated Liver Enzymes, Rhabdomyolysis, Cancer

Insights From Large Randomized Statin Trials

Molecular Cardiology Research Institute and Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Tufts-New England Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts. February 21, 2007.

The authors of this study conclude, “The risk of cancer is significantly associated with lower achieved LDL-C levels”. And that “the cardiovascular benefits of low achieved levels of LDL-C may in part be offset by an increased risk of cancer.”

For more information on how to use non-drug methods to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, call our office.

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Statin’s Risk of Elevated Liver Enzymes, Rhabdomyolysis, Cancer

Insights From Large Randomized Statin Trials

Molecular Cardiology Research Institute and Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Tufts-New England Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts. February 21, 2007.

The authors of this study conclude, “The risk of cancer is significantly associated with lower achieved LDL-C levels”. And that “the cardiovascular benefits of low achieved levels of LDL-C may in part be offset by an increased risk of cancer.”

For more information on how to use non-drug methods to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, call our office.

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Newsletter #1- General Health Tips

CANCER PREVENTION – NOT JUST EARLY DETECTION PREVENT BREAST AND OTHER CANCERS VIA THE ESTROGEN METABOLISM URINARY PROFILE

Perhaps you’ve heard about “good” and “bad” cholesterol? Research shows that the risk of acquiring certain cancers may be related to the presence of too much ‘bad” (16-hydroxyestrogen) and not enough “good” (2- hydroxyestrogen) estrogen. A first morning urine sample can tell you if you’ve got an elevated risk of breast, cervical and other “estrogen sensitive” cancers. If the results show that you are at higher risk we can help you to change the ratio of good to bad estrogen and lower your risk. For a more detailed explanation see the lab tests section of our website http://drsobo.com/ or visit us at the office. We particularly recommend this test for anyone taking estrogen hormone replacement,  and anyone with a family history of breast, cervical and other cancers.

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Testimonials coding

Since I started receiving my personalized intravenous vitamin IV’s, I feel I am on the road to repair for the first time in over 10 years! During my first visit I found Dr. Sobo to be empathetic about my illness and that he really listened to me. I couldn’t feel safer or more pleased with Dr. Sobo and his very knowledgeable and welcoming staff.

— Caren, NY

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