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Understanding SMART Goals

August 19, 2022 By Sydenham Clinic In Health
As the New Year begins, we hear so much about resolutions, “New Year, New You”, and how we must make changes, be better and improve. It’s true that a new year brings a marker of a change. But we succumb to the “fresh start effect” that usually begins with a bang but fizzles out as [&hellip...

Understanding Fasting:

August 19, 2022 By Sydenham Clinic In Health
Fasting is a practice that has endured centuries. It is one of the most ancient traditions in human history. Greek physician Hippocrates recommended abstaining from food or drink for his patients as early as 400 BCE. Practiced by many cultures and religions, our modern day is beginning to see fastin...

Testosterone Replacement Therapy: What is it?

August 19, 2022 By Sydenham Clinic In Health
Many men with low testosterone report improved energy levels, sex drive, and mood after testosterone treatment. If testosterone is low, why not replace it? Not so fast. A low testosterone level by itself doesn’t need treatment. Testosterone replacement therapy can have side effects, and the lo...

Continuous Glucose Monitoring: What is it?

August 19, 2022 By Sydenham Clinic In Health
Simply put, a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) tracks glucose levels throughout the day and night. It can alert you if your levels go too high or low. CGM systems take glucose measurements at regular intervals, as frequently as every 5 minutes, and translate them into dynamic data to show glucose...

Understanding Omega-3 Fatty Acids

August 19, 2022 By Sydenham Clinic In Health
The human body can make most of the types of fats it needs from other fats or raw materials. That isn’t the case for omega-3 fatty acids (also called omega-3 fats and n-3 fats). These are essential fats—the body can’t make them from scratch but must get them from food. Foods high in Omega-3 in...

GLP-1 Agonists – What is it?

August 19, 2022 By Sydenham Clinic In Health
There’s a class of type 2 diabetes drugs that not only improves blood sugar control but may also lead to weight loss. This class of drugs is commonly called glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) agonists. Another class of medications associated with weight loss and improved blood sugar control is th...