Archive for October, 2014

Dr. Family Talks About Conjugated Linoleic Acid

The only way to get Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) in food is through meat and dairy products. It has been shown that the CLA content in our food has decreased by 60% over the past 40 years. This is due to the current feeding practices of cattle farms.

CLA has been shown in numerous studies to reduce body fat while increasing lean muscle mass. Some studies have demonstrated that CLA inhibits lipoprotein lipase, an enzyme that breaks down fat from our diet so that it can be absorbed and stored in the body. By suppressing this enzyme, CLA helps reduce the amount of fat deposited and stored throughout the body.

The CLA formula from the Designs for Health, I find to increase the burn rate of fat cells and increase lean muscle mass. I find that a good diet along with regular exercise is also essential to weight loss.

Nolvadex or “Tamoxifen”

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Here is another article on the subject from Dr. Family’s archives:

Nolvadex or “Tamoxifen” is used for treating breast cancer that has spread to other sites in the body. Nolvadex is an antiestrogen. It works by blocking the effect of estrogen on certain tumors. This may prevent the growth of tumors that are activated by estrogen.

How Is Nolvadex Taken?

Always use Nolvadex as directed by your doctor.

  • Nolvadex comes in doses of 10 mg and 20 mg.
  • Nolvadex may be taken by mouth with or without food.
  • Take Nolvadex with water or another nonalcoholic liquid.
  • Swallow this medication whole. Do not break, crush, or chew before swallowing.
  • Continue to take Nolvadex even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses. Taking Nolvadex at the same time each day will help you to remember to take it.
  • If you miss a dose of Nolvadex , take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider if you have any questions about how to use Nolvadex or call Dr. Family Fitness.