Libido Enhancement

Botanical and Hormonal Support for Increased Satisfaction Chris D. Meletis, ND (with permission from cpmedical.net, access pin: 587556) [Editor’s Note: Dr. Meletis is author of the book Better Sex Naturally, published by HarperCollins.] Low libido is a health concern most people are reluctant to discuss. Yet, it can take a huge toll on emotional health.…

Iodine (part 2)

The Miracle Mineral, Part Two Chris D. Meletis, ND (with permission from cpmedical.net, access pin: 587556) Last month, I discussed the important role of iodine in thyroid, gastrointestinal and cognitive health. I also reviewed common causes of iodine deficiency such as salt-restricted diets; low iodine levels in the soil; intake of goitrogens (foods that reduce…

Iodine (part 1)

The Miracle Mineral, Part One Chris D. Meletis, ND (with permission from cpmedical.net, access pin: 587556) Iodine is a trace mineral that is necessary for various functions in the body. It is acquired from the diet, and intake is primarily from iodized table salt in the U.S. Yet, with the new heightened awareness about sodium…

Insulin Resistance The Surprising Antioxidant-Related Cause Behind This Highly Destructive Process

The Surprising Cause Behind This Highly Destructive Process Chris D. Meletis, ND (with permission from cpmedical.net, access pin: 587556) For a long time, scientists have known that free radical damage is an important component of insulin resistance, one of the most important factors leading to diabetes and other diseases. Up until now, scientists have thought…

Immune System Dynamics

Understanding Immunity is Vitally Important to Overall Health Chris D. Meletis, ND (with permission from cpmedical.net, access pin: 587556) The immune system is best compared to a well-trained army that utilizes both defensive and offensive mechanisms. Immune system chemicals such as interferon, antibodies, cytokines, etc. represent the marching orders, bullets and other devices the body…

Holiday Survival

A Guide to Stress Support, Weight Loss and Other Seasonal Challenges Chris D. Meletis, ND (with permission from cpmedical.net, access pin: 587556) The holiday season is one of the busiest times in clinical practice as a result of an increase in patients suffering from acute illnesses ranging from stress-related illness, colds, flus, bronchitis, pneumonia, anxiety…

Healthy Skin From Within

Healthy Skin From Within Chris D. Meletis, ND (with permission from cpmedical.net, access pin: 587556) Considered the largest human organ, the skin comprises 12-15 percent of our total body weight, has a surface area of 1-2 meters, and varies in thickness from 0.6 millimeters on the eyelids to 3 millimeters on the palms and soles.…