Victoria Maizes MD- Male Factors for Fertility
Fertility is a team effort, meaning the health of your partner is just as important as yours. Male sperm counts have been declining for decades. While the exact cause is unknown, it is likely to be multifactorial, including environmental exposures to pesticides, exogenous estrogens (estrogens from animals or estrogen mimics in pesticides, plastics etc.), and heavy metals.Victoria Maizes MD- Reduce your Chemical Exposure
There are over 85,000 industrial chemicals on the market today. Only about 200 of them have been tested to be sure that they are safe when it comes to influencing human health. Does that surprise you? It did me! In 1976 Congress passed the Toxic Chemicals Substance Act which most experts agree has no “teeth.” This has left the chemical industry in the US to be mostly self-regulated with regard to human safety.Victoria Maizes MD- Environment
In addition to being mindful about what we put into our bodies, we need to be aware of the potential toxins in the environment in which our bodies reside.Victoria Maizes MD- Facing Cancer
In integrative medicine, we usually recommend conventional treatment of the cancer and use the tools of nutrition, mind-body, and alternative systems to help support a person’s over all well-being and reduce treatment side effects.Victoria Maizes MD- Your Belief System
No two people are exactly alike. How do you prefer to be treated? On a scale that goes from natural and minimally invasive – to very aggressive treatment, where do you place yourself? What are your beliefs about what precipitated an illness? What does your intuition tell you to do to enhance healing? There are situations in medicine where everyone agrees that there is one best approach. More often, in medicine, there are shades of gray where a patient’s beliefs and preferences become incredibly important when making treatment decisions.