Dr. Marra Francis

Austin, Texas 19 posts

Keeping an Eye on Your Fertility

As time goes on, it seem's women are waiting longer and longer to start a family. It makes sense, as it has gotten more difficult to properly provide a foundation for children to thrive, and it's perfectly responsible as well as wise. But, with waiting, us women run the risk of missing our peak of being able to conceive. With that in mind, it's very important to keep an eye on your fertility, and it's pertinent that you make sure...

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Foods That Can Help Reduce Bad Cholesterol

First, let's start with the obvious: what is cholesterol? It is a fat-like substance found in every cell of the body. The cholesterol in your cells is used to create structure for cell walls, help with digestion, and produce vitamin D. It also helps make hormones such as estrogen and testosterone. It should be noted that not all cholesterol is bad! HDL cholesterol is regarded as good cholesterol because it helps remove bad cholesterol (LDL) from the arteries to the...

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How to Achieve All Day Energy

We all know that energy relies on the food you put in your body; when you feed your body the right foods at the right time, it’s better able to regulate blood sugar and keep energy levels steady. Eating for all-day energy isn’t hard! In fact, following these simple dietary rules will help you blaze through your workout—and your day—with energy to burn. Bed to breakfast Eating a breakfast of complex carbohydrates and lean protein, such...

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The Truth About Heart Disease: It's More Than Just Bad Cholesterol

In order to reduce the risk of a heart attack and prevent heart disease, we've been taught that the solution is simple: lower your cholesterol. But is that really all it takes? Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart attacks and strokes, remains one of the leading causes of death and disability in the developed world despite increased understanding and numerous medical advances to try to address this plague. For decades, medical scientists have understood what contributes to most cardiovascular disease: bad...

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How to Ask a New Partner About Their Sexual Health

Did you know that April is STD Awareness Month? It's so important to get tested if you are sexually active, and with modern technology allowing you take an STD test in the comfort of your own home now, people no longer have a reason not to get tested. Discussing your sexual health can be uncomfortable and downright awkward, but it's crucial to know before engaging in sexual activity. Both people involved are more than likely wanting to ask the same...

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