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Frank Nuber, RPh

Frank Nuber, RPh
Frank Nuber, RPh is a consultant, long term care provider, geriatric medication consultant, women's health and hormone consultant, and experience in clinical and hospital pharmacy.

Hormone Imbalances are a Pain in the Neck

Nearly 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, with more than 26 million between the ages of 20 and 64 reporting frequent low back pain (the most common location). There can be many reasons to pain including injury, infection, arthritis, nerve damage etc. although there is typically an underlying inflammatory …

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Sleep Hygiene: Healthy Habits for Hitting the Hay

Sleep Hygiene: Healthy Habits for Hitting the Hay

Sleep disturbances are one of the most common patient complaints in medical offices today. Chances are high that most providers have a large number of patients frustrated by the inability to obtain a good night’s sleep, so familiarity with tools to ensure optimal sleep is priceless. Impairment of sleep is …

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Help Keep Dad Vital this Father’s Day

Help Keep Dad Vital this Father’s Day

Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone with numerous important functions throughout the body. In addition to its well-known roles in male reproductive health including sperm count and libido, it also has an anabolic effect on the growth and maintenance of muscle mass and bone density. Recent research suggests that …

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Bert, Ernie & the Progesterone Paradox

Bert, Ernie & the Progesterone Paradox

Progesterone is a steroid hormone produced in females by the corpus lutem upon ovulation and in smaller amounts by the adrenal glands. As ovulation becomes irregular and eventually ceases in the perimenopausal to menopausal years, a steep decline in progesterone levels with minimal decline in estrogen levels leads to a …

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Oral Contraceptives, Depression and Nutrient Depletion

Oral Contraceptives, Depression and Nutrient Depletion

A 2016 retrospective study of more than a million women between the ages of 15-34 living in Denmark explored the question of whether hormonal contraception increases the rate of depression in its users. The study found that use of any kind of hormonal contraceptive increased both first time antidepressant use …

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Iodine Deficiency The New Epidemic?

Iodine Deficiency The New Epidemic?

“Of all the elements known so far to be essential for health, iodine is the most misunderstood and the most feared. Yet, it is by far the safest of all the trace elements known to be essential for human health.” ~Dr. G.E. Abraham Iodine is essential to the synthesis of …

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Sugar

Sugar

Earlier this year, the American Heart Association released three revised sugar consumption guidelines for children and teens. Published in the journal Circulation, these guidelines are meant to stem obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels. The first recommendation suggests children ages 2 through 18 …

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Afraid You’re Not the Man You Used to Be?

Afraid You’re Not the Man You Used to Be?

By Frank Nuber, RPh Low T or low testosterone talk seems to be everywhere. Sexy women espousing the benefits of taking certain prescription drugs reinforce the idea that Low T is really a thing. It is, and this article will answer many of the burning questions I hear from men …

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