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Empowering Men’s Health With This New Product!

MediHerb® Tongkat Ali for Testosterone Support

Many men imagine themselves maintaining muscle mass, fitness, vitality, and a healthy sex life throughout the aging process. However, this is not always the case. Age-related testosterone decline — the key masculine hormone — can contribute to poor energy levels, sedentary lifestyles, and loss of libido.

Tongkat Ali contains a clinically trialed and standardized root extract of the revered Southeast Asian herb, Eurycoma longifolia, also called ‘Malaysian ginseng’ or ‘Long Jack’. This specific Tongkat Ali extract has been studied extensively in clinical trials.

Long used throughout Southeast Asian countries as a traditional tonic to promote healthy sexual interest and vitality, Tongkat Ali uses are also now supported by scientific evidence. Many of the benefits of Tongkat Ali are thought to be due to its positive effects on testosterone synthesis and free testosterone levels.

How Tongkat Ali Supports Men’s Health

The amount of testosterone in a man’s body naturally decreases with age. Levels tend to peak between the age of 25 and 30, but then decline gradually over time. At age 60, testosterone levels may have fallen by more than 50% with everyday stress, diet, exercise, and sleep also affecting normal levels. Testosterone levels strongly determine levels of sexual interest, mental and physical energy, and general well-being.

A special, standardized proprietary root extract of Tongkat Ali has been investigated in a number of research studies in men of Asian and American descent aged 40 years and over. These studies clearly demonstrate beneficial effects in various areas of men’s health that include sexual interest, healthy testosterone levels, free testosterone levels, overall well-being, and vitality.

Why Consider MediHerb® Tongkat Ali?

Tongkat Ali, an herbal testosterone support supplement for older men, supports normal testosterone production and healthy sexual interest.

It can be used in older men to help:

Support healthy sexual interest
Support normal testosterone production/synthesis
Support normal healthy testosterone levels
Maintain free testosterone levels
Support general well-being and vitality

You can read more about it and check it out now!

Read the Product Brochure – here.

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Palmettoplex UPDATE:


Palmettoplex Update and MediHerb Prostate Product

I promised to update everyone once we had some word on the Standard Process Palmettoplex.  Right now it seems that it will most likely be out of stock for the rest of the year.  


But I do have some good news!


MediHerb – which is one of the herbal company that is sold by Standard Process in the United States, has released a prostate product called PROSTACO that can now be purchased online that also has Saw Palmetto, one of the main ingredients in Palmettoplex. The recommended daily dose is 3 capsules per day.

About ProstaCo

ProstaCo contains Saw Palmetto, Nettle Root and Crataeva in a Pumpkin Seed oil base to provide prostate support.

These herbs have been traditionally used in herbal preparations to:

  • Support healthy urinary tract and prostate gland function
  • Support healthy bladder function*

Key constituents of this complex include fatty acids, glycerides, sterols, lignans and polyphenols. This product is standardized to contain 96 mg per capsule of Serenoa repens fatty acids to ensure optimal strength and quality.

Suggested Use: 1 capsule 3 times daily, or as directed.


If you’d like to check out this product or add it to your protocol you can see the ingredients and purchase at the following link.
https://drzgraggen.standardprocess.com/products/prostaco

Also, if you have any questions feel free to mail us call our office at support@drzgraggen.com or 843.214.2997.


Cheers,

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Medi-Herb Tribulus is FINALLY back in stock!

ANNOUNCEMENT – Tribulus is back in stock!
We are excited to share the good news with you: MediHerb® Tribulus tablets are now back in stock!
 Previously, MediHerb had been unable to source Tribulus terrestris herb that met our shared quality standards. After much persistence, we are happy to share that we can once again produce the product so that it upholds the quality that Standard Process® and MediHerb are known for.
 Tribulus contains an extract of Tribulus terrestris herb (aerial parts – leaves and stems) and contains steroidal saponins, mainly furostanol glycosides (including protodioscin and protogracillin) and small quantities of spirostanol glycosides, sterols and other compounds.
 This product is standardized to contain 90 mg per tablet of furostanol saponins to ensure optimal strength and quality. Protodioscin, a furanostanol saponin from Tribulus terrestris, is considered responsible for the plant’s effects on libido and vitality.
 M1445-Tribulus-Bottle-TabletM1445 | 40 tablets |

The compounds in Tribulus have been used traditionally to:

*support healthy libido in men and women
*promote normal menstrual flow
*tonify and promote vitality
*promote an overall feeling of well-being
*support during menopause 

Want to learn more about Tribulus? 

Watch Kerry Bone’s video about Tribulus terrestris.

Need to place an order? Send us an email to support@drzgraggen.com or call our office at 843.214.2997 and we’ll be happy to help.

Yours in Health,

Dr. Stephanie Zgraggen, DC, MS, ACN, CNS, CCN
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Should YOU take a Hormone Test?

Balancing Female Hormones Naturally is Only a Test Away


As a doctor in clinical practice, I am frequently asked by my female patients, “Is it possible to manage my female hormone issues naturally, without the use of drugs, synthetic or bio-identical hormones?” The quick answer to that question is a resounding YES. The biggest challenge, however, is in knowing exactly where you stand with your current hormone status.

Your body has a number of hormones that need to be in balance with each other in order to achieve proper female health and function. The two that will be discussed in this article are estrogen and progesterone. If these are out of balance, women can experience a variety of symptoms and conditions such as weight gain, headaches, premenstrual syndrome, breast tenderness, fibroids, ovarian cysts, heavy bleeding or clotting, menstrual cramps, hot flashes, low libido, migraines and even osteoporosis! The interesting fact is that whether you have too much or too little of the hormone, the symptoms are usually the SAME, so testing for hormones becomes vitally important in determining a specific natural protocol for each woman.

Your hormones are made by glands in the body and deposited directly into your blood stream. They are very powerful, yet made in very small amounts. Your estrogen and progesterone are measured in nanograms (parts per billion), and picograms (parts per trillion). These are very small amounts; a nanogram is equivalent to a pinch of salt in 10 tons of popcorn, and a picogram is equivalent to one drop of water in a 6 mile long train.

I have had many patients who have been prescribed medications or creams from their physicians and when asked how the doctor decided on that treatment, the patient’s answer was “he just wanted me to try this for a bit to see if it helped.” Because these hormones are made in such small amounts, it can be easy to unbalance them if you consume herbs, creams, or hormone replacement therapy without knowing if it is truly necessary.

So how do you determine if you need some support for your hormonal health?


The easiest and most convenient way to test all of your hormones is via a saliva test. This is much different than the routine blood tests that are typically performed.

Routine blood tests will test for the protein bound form of each hormone. In this instance the hormone is bound to a protein and in its INACTIVE form. Approximately 99% of your hormones are in this form and considered the “hormone reserves.” This is why many women can experience symptoms, go to the doctor for a blood test and that test comes back negative. A saliva test, however, will test for the unbound form of each hormone. In this instance the hormone is not bound to a protein and this is the ACTIVE form or functional form of the hormone. It is when we test these hormones that we truly see an accurate picture of a woman’s health.

So if you are experiencing symptoms, the first step is proper testing of your hormones to determine the most appropriate course of action!

Symptoms your hormones are out of balance:

  • Do you wake up tired, but have trouble winding down to sleep at night?
  • Do you struggle with sugar cravings or energy crashes through the day?
  • Is your hair thinning/falling out?
  • Are you having trouble losing weight?
  • Are you experiencing hot flashes or night sweats?
  • Is your libido cooling off?
  • Are you struggling with brain fog, or mood swings?
  • Are your periods irregular, heavy, or painful?

Think you may want to get tested? Check out Dr Stephanie’s hormone testing options below. Each link lists out what hormones are tested with each panel.

Want to learn more about YOUR hormones? Dr. Stephanie offers a phone consultation to chat about your hormones, your health goals to see if natural female hormone balancing would be a good fit for you. Check out more information here.

Author:

Dr. Stephanie Zgraggen, DC, MS, CNS, CCN is a licensed chiropractor, certified clinical nutritionist, and owner of Lime and Lotus, LLC in Charleston, South Carolina.  She utilizes saliva testing, herbs, and whole food supplements to correct female hormones imbalances in her patients.  Download her free guide: Dr. Stephanie’s Naughty List – The Top Five Foods that Wreck Your Hormone Health here

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Welcome to the Summer of Education

Let’s use this summer to learn more about our bodies, our health and easy ways to improve them both!

Welcome to the summer of education – So many of my patients and followers ask for resources and education to learn how to empower themselves and take charge of their own health. So I thought I’d take this summer to introduce you to some of my favorite reading and resources. I’ll even be starting a monthly book club where we can read a book as a group and start some lively discussions!

My first block of resources is focused on the Standard American Diet, how we botched it up, how to get back in check with what we’re eating/growing/producing and the drug companies that are making a fortune off of our misfortune.

Check out the list and see if any resonate with you to check out – If you’ve already read a few on the list let me know in the comments or comment on which one you’re going to read (you know for accountability 😉

Cheers –


2019 Summer Reading List
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New Year, New You

Ring in the New Year with a Weight Loss and Detoxification Program

After the last few months of holiday festivities, overindulgence in the form of food, alcohol, and stress can be at the forefront of our minds.  With the New Year upon us, many people vow to change their lives and lose weight, drink less, and meditate more.  One avenue that most people do not consider after a period of overindulgence is detoxification to rid the body from the chemicals and impurities that accumulated over the holiday season.

Detoxification is defined as the metabolic process by which toxins are changed into less toxic or more readily excretable substances.  It can be compared to the “junk drawer” that most people have in their home.  Over time, more items collect in the junk drawer until it cannot even be opened anymore.  Your body collects junk in the same way with the food you eat, the water you drink, and the air you breathe.  This junk consists of pesticides, pollutants, preservatives, heavy metals, chemicals and caffeine.

The liver, kidneys, gastrointestinal system, and lymphatic system are all in charge of the handling and excreting of toxins from the body.  If these organs are overburdened, they can become inefficient just like a clogged air filter might.  Signs of toxicity include weight gain, fatigue, poor digestion, difficulty sleeping, food cravings, mental fog, dark circles under the eyes, moodiness, and low libido, just to name a few.

Many detoxification programs exist.  Here are a few key steps to follow when choosing the right program for you:

  • Always check with a licensed healthcare professional before you begin a detoxification program because people with certain diseases like diabetes, need to be monitored especially well while detoxifying.
  • Make sure that the program is made from food and is free of preservatives, chemicals, and artificial sweeteners and ingredients.
  • It is usually better to perform a detoxification program that is gentler on your body, so choose one that lasts for more than a day or two.
  • Buddy up…When you complete a detoxification program with a friend or family member it helps to stay focused and the results are usually more significant.

After the completion of a detoxification program, most people experience increased energy, improved health, weight reduction, improved digestion, clearer thinking, and removal of food addictions.  With all of these improvements the New Year can definitely begin the start of a New You!

Did you know that Dr Stephanie has created her own online detox program?  Her comprehensive step by step system will walk you through a 28 Day Hormone Reset Detox – Want to find out if it’s right for you?  Check out the program link here.