Blog Archive

Progressive Medical Edge Podcast Mar 30th, 2022

Listen to Dr. Agolli and Dr. Mastrogianakis discuss the latest insights and research into COVID-19. Prepare to be informed and be entertained with the Progressive Medical Edge Podcast.  

7 Strategies to Detoxify Your Body Oct 14th, 2021

Air pollution, cigarette smoke, heavy metals, pesticides, chemicals, plastics… Let’s be real, we are exposed to more toxins than ever before in our human history. It’s just too much for your poor body. You have a sophisticated system to detoxify your body through your lung, liver, kidneys, digestive system, and...

Food Allergies: Testing and Solutions Sep 2nd, 2021

You are what you eat. This is not just a cliche. Food can be nutritious medicine. It can also be the driving force behind your uncomfortable symptoms and health issues. Food allergies and food sensitivities are some of the most common underlying causes of chronic symptoms. We see patients with...

7 Tips on How to Reduce Inflammation in the Body Aug 23rd, 2021

Are you dealing with fatigue, low energy, muscle pains, headaches, digestive discomfort, or other nagging symptoms? You are not alone. We see these complaints at our clinic every day. The root cause of these chronic symptoms is usually inflammation. Don’t worry. You can reduce inflammation in your body naturally with...

Keeping Your Kids Healthy for Back to School Sep 14th, 2020

At Progressive Medical Center, we are committed to health and wellness. We apply a whole-person approach to every member of your family to derive comprehensive insights into health that unlock a better quality of life.  We know that 2020 has been a difficult year to say the least, full of numerous stressors....

What Is Chronic Fatigue? Sep 3rd, 2020

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), otherwise known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is a long-term illness that deeply impacts numerous body systems resulting in a range of wellness issues.The CDC estimates that globally around 17-24 million people from CFS or ME and those that suffer often cannot perform life’s daily activities. As...

Frustrated With Weight Gain, Mood Swings or Brain Fog? Aug 21st, 2020

Are you struggling to lose weight? Feeling depressed, irritable or fatigued more often? These symptoms, and others such as a low libido, reduced mental clarity and trouble sleeping, could be due to an imbalance of hormones in your body.  Balanced hormones are essential for your overall wellness and disease prevention....

Allergies and Immunotherapeutic Aid Aug 21st, 2020

Allergies can be debilitating and cause significant interruption to life’s routines. Ranging from minor irritations to potentially life-threatening circumstances, allergy symptoms can vary greatly.  Allergies occur when the human body reacts to a foreign substance—whether an environmental substance like pollen, pet dander or dust mites; a food, particularly peanuts, eggs,...

Investigating Hypothyroidism Aug 21st, 2020

Hypothyroidism is a health condition where the human body has an underactive thyroid, which interferes with the production of crucial hormones. If left untreated over extended periods of time, hypothyroidism can cause health complications including obesity, infertility, heart problems, and joint issues. As a necessary part of the body’s lipid...

Chiropractic Services Aug 18th, 2020

As a health care concentration that focuses specifically on the body’s musculoskeletal and nervous systems, along with disorders that affect these areas, chiropractic care is one of the largest primary health care professions today. In fact, the United States alone boasts the largest number of qualified practicing chiropractors in the...

Do You Have High Blood Pressure? Jul 20th, 2020

What is High Blood Pressure? Although the term sounds self-explanatory, there is a lot to consider when determining how and why your blood pressure is above normal. High blood pressure can cause or be symptomatic of a variety of issues inside the body. Blood pressure is the measure of how...

Fibromyalgia: What Is It? Jun 23rd, 2020

If you or a loved one is suffering from fibromyalgia, you understand how the pain affects a person’s overall quality of life. On average, fibromyalgia affects 2% of the American population each year. That’s 4 million Americans who suffer from pain, every day. Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes abnormal pain processing,...

Diabetes: Navigating Two Pandemics May 18th, 2020

Long before this pandemic had spread across the world, we were dealing with another threat. Diabetes, a comparatively silent pandemic, has been around since the 1900s and occurs when an individual’s blood sugar is too high and causes damage to various parts of the body. By 2025, the number of...

How to Boost Your Immune System: A Simple, Yet Effective Tool for Greater Health May 11th, 2020

Our immune system is the first line of defense against viral infections and more. As the old saying goes, ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’. Hence, it’s no secret that during these trying times, many of us are focusing on how to boost your immune system....

Mental Health in the Midst of Quarantine May 1st, 2020

COVID-19 has affected the way we interact and how we deal with global conflict. It has provided insight on how technology can affect the way we socialize, communicate with health care providers, and engage in community events. Not only is COVID-19 adversely affecting our physical health, but it has also...

Allergies or Something More? Apr 24th, 2020

An allergy is a heightened response from the immune system to a stimulant that is ordinarily harmless. Allergies occur when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance by producing antibodies. These antibodies protect you from unwanted invaders that could make you sick or cause an infection, even if it...

What Is Leaky Gut? Feb 7th, 2020

Gut Health is often the root of so many health issues. It is where inflammation almost always starts. It is linked to healthy brain activity, mood regulation, and inflammation throughout the body. Gut health is critical for overall health! Leaky gut is a growing condition affecting millions of americans who...

Progressive Platinum Program Feb 7th, 2020

We are committed to your wellness and want to make top quality care accessible. The Progressive Platinum Package allows you to have access to the kind of ongoing care you need to manage a chronic, aggressive, or advanced conditions. It is also a realistic option for those looking to optimize...

Reversing Diabetes Feb 7th, 2020

Treatable. Reversable. Manageable. Preventable. What causes Diabetes? Diabetes is actually a hormone imbalance. Insulin, that processes sugar, is a hormone. Research is pointing more and more to the idea that sugar management plays a great roll in not only diabetes but cancer as well. The better our therapies for dealing...

Treating PTSD… Better Nov 11th, 2019

In today’s world, we see an increase in stress across the board. The amount of anxiety disorders is on the rise amongst the general population. Over 70% of primary care physician visits are driven by stress-related conditions. The good news is, there are wonderful natural solutions to manage and even...

Getting Rid of the Cold and Flu Nov 11th, 2019

Say goodbye to colds & flu! The common cold robs of us days, lowers our energy and leaves us feeling generally unwell. The common cold is spread either by direct contact with contaminated surfaces or by inhaling the airborne virus. A healthy individual who then makes direct contact with the...

Top Risks for Thyroid Disorders Oct 2nd, 2019

You may be familiar with the thyroid gland- a small butterfly shaped gland situated on the front of the neck. You may know people with thyroid disorders. You may have heard of people with thyroid issues: Oprah, Zoe Saldana, Tarek from Flip or Flop, Sofia Vergara from Modern Family, and...

Fatigue: Fighting Back Oct 2nd, 2019

Do you ever feel like it’s difficult to get through the day? Is it common for you to experience a sense of tiredness, struggle to regain energy, or hit a wall in the afternoon? Did you used to have more energy than you have now? Are you blaming your tiredness...

Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health Aug 16th, 2019

Progressive Medical’s signature Cardio/Metabolic Profile Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer today. The worst part is that symptoms typically do not show up noticeably prior to something like a heart attack or a stroke occurring. That’s scary. Is there something we can do about it? YES Is there a...

Why Is Gut Health So Important? Jul 18th, 2019

Gut health affects so much more than just noticeable digestive disorders… and it of course affects them too: GI issues, digestive troubles, constipation, bloating, and on. But poor gut health, even unnoticed, can be the main culprit behind anxiety, mood disorders, impulse control, ADHD, sexual health, autism, autoimmune disorders, arthritis,...

Summer Detox Salad Jun 26th, 2019

With the heat outdoors turned up, our bodies often want to lean down and feel lighter. This specialty salad is designed to give your body so many amazing micronutrients as well as help your body clean out and detox any bad stuff stuck in your system. It is tasty and...

Stress: Measuring Oxidative Stress and How to Lower It Jun 25th, 2019

The paradox: We spend a lot of money and time on increasing our antioxidant intake through foods and supplements. Yet most of us never know if this effort is making any impact on our health.Should we be checking our oxidative stress levels as often as we check our cholesterol? Antioxidants...

Summer Cucumber Salad May 28th, 2019

Summer has arrived! The sun in shining, the weather is warm, and our appetites are peaked for healthy, refreshing, fresh produce dishes! The wonderful certified nutritionists and dietitians at Progressive share with you one of their favorite summer salads, complete with fresh cucumbers, basil, and thyme. You’ll certainly enjoy this...

How Vampire Facials Work May 10th, 2019

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) + Microneedling are your answer to claiming all the benefits of plastic surgery… WITHOUT the surgery. No recovery. No expensive bills. PRP is used in facials to turn back time and reduce fine wrinkles. It is used to stimulate and regrow hair. And it has been effective...

Cancer Immunotherapy Support May 1st, 2019

Boosting Strength While Undergoing Chemo Cancer and cancer treatment have a language of their own, which anyone who has been diagnosed has had to learn to understand. This vocabulary is necessary in order to make informed decisions on the choices you have to make. On top of the emotional impact,...

Spring Detox Juices Apr 30th, 2019

Something about the warmer air, the green leaves, and the world coming alive makes our bodies spring to life as well. If you’re body is wanting to be healthier, or if you are due for your seasonal detox, our nutritionists have pulled together some wonderful intro detox smoothies & juices...

Why Is My Hair Falling Out? Apr 30th, 2019

By: Lindsay Moreau, N.D. Hair loss is a big deal. It’s not just old men. It happens to young men, too, and can be devastating to a woman’s ego. Hair loss is largely accepted as normal or unavoidable, but just because something is common does not mean it’s normal. By...

Progressive 2019 Spring Magazine Mar 25th, 2019

Welcome to the Spring 2019 Edition of the Progressive Medical Center Magazine! For best mobile viewing, tap the yellow circle in the bottom left corner to “Expand” then turn phone horizontally to read and swipe! For best viewing on desktop, please click the double arrows on the left side of...

Celery Juice Hype Mar 4th, 2019

You may have heard about the rising popularity of celery juice and are wondering if it has legitimate foundations in science? Progressive Nutritionists weigh in on the matter: Celery is commonly used in combination with other ingredients to create highly nutritious, raw, fresh juices. But did you know that pure...

Top 10 IV’s Jan 29th, 2019

THERE IS NO MAGIC PILL, BUT THIS COMES CLOSE! TOP 10 IVs You would have to eat 714 oranges to get the nutritional benefit of a high dose vitamin C IV. IV Therapy is a great way to jumpstart your body. Supercharge it with nutrients, and deliver vitamins, amino acids,...

Depression Is Not Your Fault, It’s More Like a Code Error Jan 28th, 2019

by: Dr. James Munro, N.D. Depression is the body’s signal that something is wrong: physically, chemically, or emotionally People with depression often avoid talking about their symptoms, hesitate before seeking help, or speak of their symptoms with shame. They sometimes believe their depressive SYMPTOMS reflect their strength or character. Of course...

Advanced Digestive Diagnostics Jan 27th, 2019

GET TESTED. KNOW THE WHOLE STORY. “After dealing with chronic digestive issues for over 10 years and trying numerous conventional medicine doctors, I decided enough was enough and made an appointment with Progressive Medical Center. You can’t have more thorough testing performed or [a] more genuinely concerned group of providers....

Wait! What About My Weight! Jan 17th, 2019

New Year’s has come and gone but those pounds you swore off have not. You’re not alone though- Americans gain up to 60% of their annual weight during the holidays! Have you tried eating better and exercising more but your metabolism is not following suit? If you eat less and...

The Acupuncture Facial Phenomenon Dec 7th, 2018

Would you like the option of looking younger without toxins, without surgery, and at a fraction of the price? The acupuncture facelift has been called a “virtual facelift” or “Facial rejuvenation” and is growing in popularity for good reason! It is less invasive and has great results! We would say...

Shake Off the Cold! Dec 3rd, 2018

Are you or is someone you know always cold? Cold hands, cold feet, cold nose, cold toes? Well, Winter is coming! And there is more cold on the way. Instead of buying a 550 fill down coat to wear at work or hiding under a pile of blankets while the...

The Gift of Health Nov 29th, 2018

The holiday season is in full swing! The crisp air, the glowing lights, the hustle & bustle of the season… which we love! This holiday season, we keep thinking of advice one of our grandmothers used to say all the time: “You don’t know it now, but your health is...

More Than a Checkup Nov 27th, 2018

At Progressive Medical Center, we have a team of the most caring, experienced, and qualified Medical and Integrative staff to support you on your health journey. Our doctors and medical professionals spend MORE TIME WITH YOU than traditional doctors. In fact, we spend 50 minutes on average for your first...

Healthy & Delicious Thanksgiving! Nov 22nd, 2018

Enjoy This Thanksgiving Even More this Year! This year, our Progressive Medical Center expert nutritionists have pulled together some of their favorite Thanksgiving holiday dishes & healthy tips to share with you. The great thing about their tips is that they are healthier options, without losing the flavor, fun, and...

The Gut-brain Connection Nov 9th, 2018

Have you ever felt nervous like having butterflies in your stomach?Then you know the brain and gut are connected! The brain is the master conductor of the body. If it is not functioning well, everything will be out of tune and lack synchronicity with your body. Our moods, the clarity...

Putting Insomnia to Sleep Nov 7th, 2018

Did you know that some people wake up over 100 times at night and don’t realize they woke up at all? Interrupted sleep can leave a person tired, even after they thought they got their full 8 hours in. The thing is- many people suffer from insomnia. Whether they are...

Sugar May Not Be So Sweet… Nov 2nd, 2018

This Year’s Villain We love it, it’s delicious, and it has us wrapped around its metaphorical little finger! Here’s the not-so-sweet truth… We are killing ourselves by consuming truckloads of hidden sugar. Sugar is 8 times more addictive than cocaine. Yes, you read that right. It is highly addictive. Highly. It’s...

Fall Cornucopia Salad (Recipe) Oct 29th, 2017

The weather is getting cooler as fall rolls in, and that always has us reaching for rich dishes. Before you reach for that comfort food sandwich, with bread and gluten and flour in it, dig into a colorful and delicious Fall Cornucopia Salad instead! Full of nutrients and delightful to...

Candida: Coffee Alternatives Oct 23rd, 2017

A modified diet to eliminate Candida can be a strict protocol, forbidding sugar and many other carbohydrate-rich foods. However, dieters often complain that the hardest thing to give up is not the junk food, the fruit, or the alcohol. What many people have the most trouble with is actually reducing...

5 Reasons to Consider IV Therapies Oct 17th, 2017

One of the most valuable of the comprehensive integrative therapies available at Progressive Medical Center is the Intravenous delivery of life enhancing nutrients and natural medicines. Intravenous (IV) therapies provide relief and healing for people with a wide array of health concerns and objectives. Other reasons to use IV therapies...

Ep 58- The Ketogenic Diet Jul 17th, 2017

In the 2nd episode on the Ketogenic Lifestyle, Dr. Agolli is joined again by Dr. David Jockers to discuss the ketogenic diet, the types of foods you can eat and types of recipes you can cook. Listen and download the episode below!

Ep 57: What Is the Ketogenic Lifestyle? Jul 10th, 2017

Dr. Agolli is joined by Dr. David Jockers to discuss what the ketogenic lifestyle is, how to get into ketosis and the benefits it has for your body. Listen and download the episode below!

Ep 56: Treatments & Root Cause of Arthritis Jul 3rd, 2017

More than 50 million adults and 300,000 children have some type of arthritis.On this episode, we discuss the types of arthritis and the treatments for it. Listen and download the episode below!

Ep 55: What Is Arthritis? Jun 26th, 2017

There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions. People of all genders, race and age can and do have arthritis, and it is the leading cause of disability in America.More than 50 million adults and 300,000 children have some type of arthritis.On this episode, we discuss...

Ep 54: Supplements for Cancer Treatments May 29th, 2017

Supplements are a key piece of the puzzle when it comes to cancer treatment.On this episode, we discuss the best vitamins & minerals patients can use to help battle cancer. Listen and download the episode below!

Ep 53: Diet & Nutrition for Cancer Treatment May 22nd, 2017

Your body is a temple and what you put into your body matters. It has an impact on your health and overall well-being. When you change your diet, you can change your life!On this episode, we discuss the best diet & nutrition options available for patients battling cancer. Listen and...

Ep 52: Treatments for Cancer May 15th, 2017

Even though there is not currently a cure for cancer, there are still numerous treatments that can be offered to help fight cancer.On this episode, we discuss the different treatment options available for patients battling cancer. Listen and download the episode below!

Ep 51: What Is Cancer? May 8th, 2017

1 out of 2 men & 1 out of 3 women will suffer from cancer at some point in their life. We don’t say these statistics to scare you but to help understand the magnitude of this disease.On this episode, we discuss what causes cancer, the different types of cancer...

Ep 50: Treatments for Insomnia May 1st, 2017

Over 30% of the population suffers from insomnia; you don’t have to be a number in those statistics!On this episode, we discuss the types of treatments for insomnia and how you can create a life that is conducive to healthy sleep. Listen and download the episode below!

Ep 49: What Is Insomnia? Apr 24th, 2017

Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? You’re not alone! More than 30% of the population suffers from insomnia.On today’s episode, Dr. Agolli & Dr. Burdette discuss:1. What is Insomnia?2. What causes insomnia?3. What are the symptoms of insomnia?4. What are the types of Insomnia?5. What are natural...

Ep 48: Steps for Weight Loss Program Apr 17th, 2017

There are six different types of weight gain. How do you know which one you are struggling with?On this episode, we discuss the types of weight loss & the steps inside our 16-week weight loss journey at Progressive Medical Center. Listen and download the episode below!

Ep 47: Weight Loss Journey Apr 10th, 2017

Over the last several years, the CDC has reported an increase in obesity in the United States. 38.3% of women and 35% of men in our population are obese.On this episode, we discuss the 16-week weight loss journey Progressive Medical Center created to help fight this problem. Listen and download...

Ep 46: Treatment for Allergies Apr 3rd, 2017

Allergies got you feeling down this year? Don’t worry… Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette discuss the types of treatments for allergies on this episode:1. What is a detoxification program and how can it help your allergies?2. The types of vitamins and minerals which can help treat allergies.3. Nutritional treatments for...

Personal Training With Taras Howell, One of Atlanta’s Best Mar 30th, 2017

What do professional athletes and people who want to transform their physical appearance and overall quality of life have in common? They both seek out the skillful and knowledgeable personal training expertise of Progressive Medical’s certified in-house personal trainer, Taras Howell. With over fifteen years of experience training people at...

Ep 45: What Causes Allergies? Mar 27th, 2017

It’s that time of year again…allergies are upon us! On this episode, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette discuss:1. The different types of allergies.2. Signs and symptoms of allergies.3. What causes allergies?4. How do you keep your body from reacting to your environment?5. Types of allergy testing. Listen and download the...

Ep 44: Treatment for Addiction Mar 20th, 2017

Although addiction is a problem we face around the world, there are numerous options for treatment. On this episode, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette discuss treatment options from an integrative point of view:1. What do your vitamin and mineral levels look like from your blood test?2. How is your gut...

Ep 43: What Is Addiction? Mar 13th, 2017

According to the Addiction Center, over 20 million Americans over the age of 12 have an addiction (excluding tobacco). 100 people die every day from drug overdoses (This rate has tripled in the past 20 years). On this episode, we want to help tackle this problem by discussing:1. How can...

Ep 42: Treatment for Depression Mar 6th, 2017

We know depression is real and now we know the signs and symptoms, but how do we treat it?In the final episode of this series on depression, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette discuss:1. What kind of side effects does depression medication have?2. The type of diet that helps treat depression.3....

Ep 41: Signs and Symptoms of Depression Feb 27th, 2017

Now we have acknowledged depression is real, what are the sign and symptoms of it?On the 2nd episode in this series on depression, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette discuss:1. Signs of depression.2. The difference between chronic depression and situational depression.3. Causes of depression.4. The impact stress and a poor diet...

Ep 40: the Root Cause of Depression Feb 20th, 2017

There are over 20 million documented forms of depression in the United States. There is also a stigma that comes with depression where people don’t want to talk about it. Today, we help break down that stigma by discussing:1. What causes depression?2. What’s the youngest age children are diagnosed with...

Ep 39: Solutions for Our Healthcare System Feb 6th, 2017

What’s wrong with our healthcare system in America?On the final episode in this series, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette discuss:1. How to solve the problems in our healthcare system.2. Why we should re-train our physicians on how to practice medicine.3. What’s the difference between treating the symptom and the cause?4....

Ep 38: What's Wrong With Our Healthcare System in America Part 2 Jan 30th, 2017

What’s wrong with our healthcare system in America?On the second episode in this series, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette discuss:1. How to hold the government accountable for our healthcare system.2. What went wrong with the American Medical Association.3. Why you are not the label of your disease.4. How many patients...

Ep 37: What's Wrong With Our Healthcare System in America Jan 23rd, 2017

What’s wrong with our healthcare system in America?On this episode, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette discuss the broken healthcare system in America. They will cover:1. The issues our healthcare system is currently facing.2. What is cost containment?3. Who is the medical underground dictatorship?4. What roles do the pharmaceutical industry and...

Ep 36: Treatment Options for Autoimmune Diseases Jan 16th, 2017

On the final episode on autoimmune diseases, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette discuss:1. The types of treatments for autoimmune diseases.2. How the gut impacts your autoimmune health.3. Why probiotics are great for your body.4. Why you should be using an oxygen delivery system such as a Hyperbaric Oxygen chamber.5. The...

Ep 35: Types of Autoimmune Diseases Jan 9th, 2017

On the second episode on autoimmune diseases, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette discuss:1. The types of autoimmune diseases.2. What is Lupus?3. What is Hashimoto’s disease?4. How can they be treated? Listen and download the episode below!

Ep 34: What Are Autoimmune Diseases? Jan 2nd, 2017

On the first episode on autoimmune diseases, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette discuss:1. What are autoimmune disorders?2. What is rheumatoid arthritis?3. How your diet can impact autoimmune disorders.4. What is Multiple Sclerosis? Listen and download the episode below!

Ep 33: Treatment Options for Fatigue Dec 19th, 2016

On the final episode of the series on Fatigue, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette discuss:1. How to check your vitamin and mineral bottles to see if you will absorb them.2. The types of vitamins and minerals that impact your fatigue.3. The type of nutrients that impact your fatigue.4. How stress impacts your...

Ep 32: Types of Fatigue Dec 12th, 2016

On the second episode of the series on Fatigue, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette discuss:1. The different types of fatigue.2. What is chronic fatigue syndrome?3. What is adrenal fatigue?4. Why women have a higher rate of extreme fatigue than men do.5. What is muscle fatigue?6. What is emotional fatigue?7. Your...

Ep 31: Finding Your Fatigue Type Dec 5th, 2016

On the first episode of the series on Fatigue, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette discuss:1. What is fatigue?2. What causes fatigue?3. The different types of fatigue.4. Signs and symptoms of fatigue.5. How to treat anemia.6. The different vitamins and minerals that impact your fatigue. Listen and download the episode below!

Ep 30: Treatment for Heavy Metal Toxicity Nov 28th, 2016

On the final episode of the series on Heavy Metals, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette discuss:1. Treatment plans to detoxify your body from heavy metals.2. Why you need a detoxification plan.3. Phase 1 & phase 2 liver detox.4. Why gut healthy is important for heavy metal toxicity.5. The different types...

Ep 29: Testing for Heavy Metal Toxicity Nov 14th, 2016

On the 2nd episode of the series on Heavy Metals, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette discuss: How to diagnose acute heavy metal toxicity.  The impact lead toxicity has on your body. How to test for chronic heavy metal toxicity.  What is provocative chelation?  How to detoxify your body from heavy...

Ep 28: Heavy Metal Toxicity Nov 7th, 2016

On the first episode of the series on Heavy Metals, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette discuss: What are heavy metals? How do heavy metals affect the human body? Symptoms of heavy metal toxicity  The types of heavy metals.  The types of foods that can cause heavy metal toxicity.  Listen and...

Ep 27: Diet and Diabetes Oct 31st, 2016

On the 4th and final episode of the series on Diabetes, Dr. Agolli and Dawn Repucci, discuss: The Glycemic index and Glycemic load. What is a detox diet? Why you should remove gluten and dairy from your diet.  The benefits of a low carbohydrate diet. Sugar and the impact it can...

Preventing Breast Cancer Oct 25th, 2016

1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. You don’t have to be one of them. Breast cancer is a disease in which breast cells grow at an uncontrollable rate. There are many kinds of breast cancer but the most common are “invasive ductal carcinoma” and...

Ep 26: Preventing Diabetes Oct 24th, 2016

On the 3rd episode of the series on Diabetes, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette discuss: What type of treatments prevent Diabetes.  The drug Metformin and the impact it has on your body.  Obesity and how it contributes to Diabetes. Lifestyle changes you can make to decrease the risk of Diabetes....

Ep 25: Testing for Diabetes Oct 17th, 2016

On the 2nd episode of the series on Diabetes, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette discuss: Can Type II diabetes be reversed? How to test for Diabetes.  The symptoms of Diabetes.  What is Gluconeogenesis? Is Diabetes a lifestyle condition? The Glycemic index and Glycemic load. Listen and download the episode below!

Ep 24: What Is Diabetes? Oct 10th, 2016

On this episode, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette start the first episode of the series on Diabetes: What is Diabetes? What is Diabesity? The increase in Diabetes in the United States.  The impact Diabetes has on chronic diseases.  Why younger individuals are getting Type II Diabetes.  How Diabetes becomes a...

Ep 23: Treating Your Adrenal Glands Oct 3rd, 2016

On this episode, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette conclude the 3 week series on the Adrenal Glands: The relationship between nutrition and the adrenal glands. The types of vitamins and minerals that affect your adrenals.  When is the right time to take a steroid for your adrenals? Why Amino Acids...

Ep 22: Stress and Testing Your Adrenal Glands Sep 26th, 2016

On this episode, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette continue the series on the Adrenal Glands: Why it’s important to determine the adrenals from a functional perspective. Why Doctors focus on saliva and urine for adrenal testing. What is hypoadrenalism? Symptoms of adrenal inefficiency. The questions to ask if you have...

The Quinolone Risk Sep 22nd, 2016

Quinolone toxicity is an issue in medicine we’re constantly trying to shine a light on. Recently, we sat down Progressive Medical doctors, patients, and our friends at the Quinolone Vigilance Foundation to create some videos to bring greater attention to fluoroquinolones and the havoc they can wreak on someone’s life....

Ep 21: What Are the Adrenal Glands? Sep 19th, 2016

On this episode, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette start the series on the Adrenal Glands: What are the adrenal glands? How do the adrenal glands affect your body? What are the different parts of the adrenal glands? The two hormones you cannot live without.  An overview of the hormone DHEA....

Ep 20: Hashimoto’s and the Root Cause of Hypothyroidism Sep 12th, 2016

On this episode, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette conclude the series on hypothyroidism: What is the root cause of hypothyroidism? What is Hashimoto’s?  Dispelling the myth that Hashimoto’s cannot be treated.  The treatment protocol for Hashimoto’s. The impact your diet has on Hashimoto’s and your thyroid function.  Listen and download...

Ep 19: Treating Your Thyroid Sep 5th, 2016

On this episode, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette continue the discussion on your metabolic engine, also known as your thyroid. Are you getting treated appropriately? What is the proper treatment? What are the types of tests you can do to check your thyroid? Listen and download the episode below!

Ep 18: Thyroid & How It Affects Your Body Aug 29th, 2016

On this episode, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette discuss your thyroid: What is a Thyroid? How does Thyroid affect your health? Have you been misdiagnosed by your primary care physician? Statistics of the American population that currently have or will develop a thyroid condition. Listen and download the episode below!

Ep 17: Prolozone Therapy Part 2 Aug 22nd, 2016

On this episode, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Meyer continue the discussion on Prolozone Therapy. Who is a candidate for Prolozone? What can you expect when you have Prolozone Therapy? Examples of patients who have used Prolozone Therapy. The proper injection protocol of Prolozone Therapy. Why you should check the credentials...

Ep 16: What Is Prolozone Therapy? Aug 15th, 2016

On this episode, Dr. Agolli brings on Dr. Meyer to discuss Prolozone Therapy. What is Prolozone Therapy? What is it used for? How can it help you? Listen and download the episode below!

Ep 15: Food Allergies Cause Weight Gain Part 3 Aug 8th, 2016

On this episode, Dr. Agolli & Dr. Burdette finish the series on how your food allergies can cause weight gain and what you can do to fix it. They specifically discuss how to eliminate the food allergies, how to rotate the foods in your diet, what supplements you can take...

Ep 14: Food Allergies Cause Weight Gain Part 2 Aug 1st, 2016

On this episode, Dr. Agolli & Dr. Burdette continue the discussion on how your food allergies can cause weight gain and what you can do to fix it. Listen and download the episode below!

Are Your Food Allergies/Sensitivities Making You Fat? Jul 27th, 2016

YOUR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM may be making you fat. It’s hard to believe—but very true. bugs in your digestive tract upset your gut’s immune system, and how they just might be behind those extra pounds. The gut, the immune system, detoxification system, hormones and more—are connected. There’s powerful evidence that addressing...

Ep 13: Food Allergies Cause Weight Gain Part 1 Jul 25th, 2016

On this episode, Dr. Agolli & Dr. Burdette discuss how your food allergies can cause weight gain and what you can do to fix it. Listen and download the episode below!

Adrenal Fatigue; Run Down and Burned Out, Build Your Body Back Jul 19th, 2016

Although stress-related conditions like Adrenal Fatigue are becoming increasingly common, many in the medical professional still do not give them the recognition they deserve. There are many ways in which stress can impact your health, and chronic stress in particular can lead to hormonal depletion, exhaustion, and adrenal fatigue. Stress can affect your...

Don’t Regret, Just Say Yes to You! Jul 19th, 2016

Many of us are full of the nos, or I cant’s. I can’t exercise, I can’t eat good food, I can’t get sleep. We begin to put our energy into our rationalizations and believes that our life is constructed in a way that we can’t take care of ourselves. Next...

The Arthritis Revolution – Don’t Get “lame,” Stay in the Game! Jul 19th, 2016

Osteoarthritis and arthritis are reaching epidemic proportion. Hip and knee surgery are bankrupting our health care system, and many of these procedures have to be done more than once. However, there is a missing link in how we are treating arthritis and osteoarthritis. The assumption is if you weigh too...

Bone Up on Gut Health Jul 19th, 2016

Bone broth is chalked full of nutrients that help bone and skin. These nutrients are some of the key nutrients that are also critical for gut health. However, bone broth is time consuming to make. Progressive is now providing a powdered bone broth that can easily be added to shakes,...

Don’t Miss a Beat! Arrhythmia Reversed Jul 19th, 2016

The term “arrhythmia” refers to any change from the normal sequence of electrical impulses. The electrical impulses may happen too fast, too slowly, or erratically – causing the heart to beat too fast, too slowly, or erratically. When the heart doesn’t beat properly, it can’t pump blood effectively. When the...

Ep 12: Treatment Strategies for Leaky Gut Syndrome Jul 18th, 2016

On today’s episode, Dr. Agolli & Dr. Burdette discuss the treatment strategies for leaky gut syndrome. Listen and download the episode below!

Ep 11: Diagnostics of Gut Health Jul 11th, 2016

In this week’s episode, Dr. Agolli talks with Dr. Burdette and they continue their discussion on gut health. What type of medicine can hurt your gut? What are signs of leaky gut syndrome? What is zonulin and how does it affect your gut? What causes inflammation in your gut? Listen...

Childhood Obesity Jul 8th, 2016

THERE IS A SOLUTION FOR YOUR CHILD’S OVERWEIGHT CONDITIONIs your child overweight? Are you tired of their tears, your concern and everyone’s frustration about the confusing information published on weight loss?At Progressive Medical Center, we don’t promote fad diets, harmful supplements, or unrealistic calorie-restriction diets for adults, and they certainly...

Ep 10: What Is Gut Health? Jul 4th, 2016

In this week’s episode, Dr. Agolli chats with Dr. Burdette and they dive deep into your gut health. What is a leaky gut? How does your gut impact the rest of your body? How can you improve your gut health? Listen and download the episode below!

Ep 9: Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Jun 27th, 2016

In this week’s episode, Dr. Agolli addresses The Quinolone Vigilance Foundation, and their work to bring awareness to fluoroquinolone toxicity. He also speaks with Australian QVF Assistant Director Donna Schutz on her fiancée’s first experience with Progressive Medical Center and their successful treatment of his ill-advised fluoroquinolone prescription. Dr. Burdette closes...

Ep 8: Resetting Your Autonomic Nervous System Jun 20th, 2016

In this week’s episode, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Warren examine chronic debilitating care, as well as how Dr. Warren resets the patient’s nervous system using his chiropractic methods. Dr. Agolli also revisits a few success stories from Dr. Warren’s methods. During today’s journey, they address the following questions: What is...

Ep 7: Physical Medicine Assessment Jun 13th, 2016

In this week’s episode, Dr. Agolli and the previous episode’s guest, Dr. Malcolm Warren, explain how Progressive Medical Clinic’s staff evaluates new patients physically. They also shed light on the following questions: What is the most important aspect of all human beings? How is the human body like your cell...

Ep 6: Introduction to Physical Medicine Jun 6th, 2016

In this week’s episode, Dr. Agolli tackles chronic and acute pain. Dr. Agollis brings on a special guest, Dr. Warren, to speak on his chiropractic expertise. In this episode they cover: What is the main cause of chronic or acute pain? When is it appropriate to prescribe pain medication(s)? What...

Ep 5: Weight Loss Treatment Plan May 30th, 2016

In this week’s episode, Dr. Agolli delves into comprehensive treatment protocols for weight loss. He provides answers to the following questions: How much of weight loss is “about the genetics”? What is glucose and why is it pertinent to weight loss? Why is the thyroid important? What role do essential...

Ep 4: Testing for Obesity May 23rd, 2016

In this episode, Dr. Agolli educates the audience on how to properly test for obesity and what parents can do to enrich their children’s lives through what they eat and drink. He also discusses the epidemic of nutritional misinformation, and why it exists today. In addition, he explores the following:...

New Metabolic Quiz! May 22nd, 2016

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The Autoimmune Maze of Confusion May 17th, 2016

This patient story comes from Dometa. She shares a similar story to millions of Americans with autoimmune diseases. “For four years, I had been dealing with chronic pain, fatigue, weight gain, andfluid retention. I tried to fight through it, but the last straw was having an amazing vacation in Aruba...

Introduction to the Progressive Medical Edge May 16th, 2016

Welcome to The Progressive Medical Edge! This podcast, hosted by Dr. Gez Agolli, the founder of Progressive Medical Center, is here to help educate and empower you to take control of your health. We are going to help you get to the root cause of chronic disease. Ask yourself… Are...

It's Not Your Fault May 6th, 2016

Weight gain puts Americans at risk for Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke dementia, and many other conditions. We know this. Every new year…till about Spring, we eagerly jump on the weight loss bandwagon with determination and focus. We say “THIS will be the year I drop the belly...

Inflammation, the Silent Killer That Starts in the Gut May 3rd, 2016

Many people when they think of inflammation, they think of a swollen ankle, or pain in the hip. While that is one type of inflammation, not all inflammation causes pain. Some inflammation that is directed at the heart or the brain, doesn’t make us hurt at all, rather just “burns”...

NFL Athletes Using Hyperbaric Chamber to Accelerate Healing Apr 25th, 2016

The 2016 NFL Draft starts this Thursday, April 28th, and will be aired on ESPN. Hundreds of young men that were just in classrooms a few months ago will don suits and snapback hats to pledge allegiance to their new employers and fanbases.In today’s world, with our knowledge of how...

Inflammation, What’s the Big Deal? Apr 12th, 2016

The difference between acute and chronic inflammation is that acute inflammation is typically short, and chronic inflammation is persistent and long-lasting. Acute inflammation is said to have five major traits, including heat, swelling, and loss of function in the affected area. Chronic inflammation may have these characteristics, but they are...

A Healthy Life Is Worth the "Weight" Apr 11th, 2016

Weight loss is one hot topic. More than 40% of people that visit their physician have a concern related to their weight. However, what are the main areas that you can focus on to make weight loss a reality? A Healthy Thyroid How does the Thyroid cause weight gain?The source of metabolism,...

Detoxification Will Improve Your Health Apr 10th, 2016

A toxic body can lead to chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, depression, digestive disorders, infertility, hormonal imbalances, allergies, and even cancer. Therefore, it is important to detoxify your body on a regular basis to promote optimal health with an integrative approach. What is Detoxification? When most people hear the word “detoxification,”...

Heavy Metals; Are They Dragging You Down? Mar 3rd, 2016

At Progressive Medical Center, we have observed that even when people follow healthy dietary guidelines, they can still have serious health problems. They may digest their food poorly, experience digestive distress, or be generally sickly.One reason may be toxic metals like: Mercury Aluminum Cadmium Arsenic Lead Nickel other metal poisons that...

Integrative Medical Update Feb 23rd, 2016

We have created a new series call the Integrative Medical Update! This series will focus on ways that you can become a healthier you through discussing specific conditions, treatments, and even things you can do without going to a doctor’s office!The Integrative Medical Update, with Dr. Cheryl Burdette, ND, will be presented in videos, blog posts, and some...

How Effective Is Your Medication? Feb 8th, 2016

When a person takes a drug, it’s critical that he or she first consider the potential for interactions with other substances in the body. Drugs can react to other medications, health supplements and even food or alcohol. There are a few instances when such reactions are the goal because they...

Part 3: The Long Journey of Our Patients Feb 5th, 2016

We would like to say THANK YOU to all of you who have responded with your stories & successes from your experience with Progressive Medical Center!If you have not sent your story to us, but would like to, please click here to send us an email. Please provide a photo as well!We are...

Part 2: The Long Journey of Our Patients Jan 29th, 2016

At most times, we reserve this blog for educating about treatments & conditions, information such as new treatments & protocols we offer, and, sometimes, entertaining articles. While none of that is going away, it’s time to spotlight a topic that is even more important than anything mentioned above.This is Part 2...

Your Body, Your Planet Jan 25th, 2016

Environmental medicine is a multidisciplinary field involving medicine, environmental science, chemistry and others, overlapping with environmental pathology. It may be viewed as the medical branch of the broader field of environmental health.The scope of this field involves studying the interactions between environment and human health, and the role of the...

Real Stories: The Long Journey of Our Patients Jan 22nd, 2016

At most times, we reserve this blog for educating about treatments & conditions, information such as new treatments & protocols we offer, and, sometimes, entertaining articles. While none of that is going away, it’s time to spotlight a topic that is even more important than anything mentioned above.We are beginning a...

MSIDS, the Undiagnosed Thief Jan 18th, 2016

If you or someone you know went from having good health and a normal life, to a quick decline that resulted in total change in quality of life, there is a cause.Distinct from chronic conditions that develop slowly over the years, a sudden shift has a cause, and usually is...

Have You Tried Everything to Lose Weight? Jan 15th, 2016

The Top 6 Reasons you may not be Losing Weight Tired of constantly dieting with little or no success? Have you tried practically everything?Guess what? It may not be your fault.When it comes to losing weight, there can be multiple factors working against you. Without knowing what they are and...

Amp Up Your Exercise Jan 11th, 2016

Where are you with your resolution? Did you do the right thing? Increase your exercise, pull out those running shoes and go? You gave up the Christmas cookies for kale salad, you increased your physical activity, but you aren’t seeing it on the scale? Why?Often the amount of exercise that...

Its Not Just Your Swimsuit, Its Your Life! Jan 4th, 2016

Many of us think a little weight gain is no big deal. However current research shows us in large prospective study of more than 20 000 people has shown that body-mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC)–accurately measured by trained staff–were equally predictive of cardiovascular disease events and mortality over...

Weight Loss Fact, Fiction of Fad? Dec 28th, 2015

Ever read the same book your friend did about weight loss, tried it out and your results vary radically? Why is this? Its that each person is fundamentally difference. This difference means that no two paths are the same for weight loss. In fact, leading researchers can even look at...

Holiday Cheer or Fear? Dec 21st, 2015

While many are busy making merry, for those who aren’t experiencing cheer, the holiday season can feel particularly isolating. High expectations, money woes, and other holiday hazards can spell trouble for anyone, but especially those prone to depression. With a bit of foresight and planning, however, holidays can leave you...

10 Tips for Avoiding the Holiday Pounds Nov 30th, 2015

Even if you have superhuman willpower, the holiday season is challenging for everyone. Staying on track can seem so daunting, you feel like swan-diving into the eggnog and sending your sensible routine into hibernation until the New Year. But, as we all know, excess pounds don’t disappear along with decorations,...

Happiness & Wellness Through Hormones Nov 23rd, 2015

The Balance of Nature and Science with Extraordinary Benefits! Balanced hormones are necessary for good health and disease prevention for women and men as we age. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy from Progressive can help. Hormone therapy is not just for libido. Hormones are critical for the brain, heart and bones....

Sick Building Syndrome Nov 16th, 2015

What Mold Does to Your Body – Understanding Mold Illness Things didn’t used to be so difficult to accomplish. It didn’t used to be impossible to make it through a day at work. Now you find it almost impossible to get through a load of laundry. You are so tired...

Let’s Make the Common Cold Less Common Nov 9th, 2015

The common cold robs of us days, lowers our energy and leaves us feeling generally unwell. The common cold is spread either by direct contact with infected secretions from contaminated surfaces or by inhaling the airborne virus after individuals sneeze or cough. Person-to-person transmission often occurs when an individual who...

What's Behind the Detox Craze? Nov 4th, 2015

While studying search engine trends worldwide, searches for “What is Detoxification?” is considered a “breakout” category. That means that there’s not a scale available to measure the increased volume in just 10 years!With that knowledge, lets dive into detoxification! Detoxification Defined Toxins in the body can lead to chronic conditions. Obesity, diabetes, depression, digestive disorders, infertility, hormonal...

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, A Life With No Drive! Oct 26th, 2015

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a debilitating condition in which the will for life is present, but the ability to follow that will is gone. It is an isolating condition in which one “looks” normal, or even has many blood tests that also “look” normal resulting in doctors telling patients, “You...

Prediabetes Oct 19th, 2015

What is prediabetes? Is this an actual diagnosis. Isn’t diabetes like pregnancy in that you either are or you aren’t, you either have diabetes or you don’t? Prediabetes is a warning sign not of things to happen but of the path you are currently on.Trends in blood sugar shifting can...

Breast Health Is Total Health! Oct 12th, 2015

Many questions are unanswered about who will get breast cancer and why. However, there are many well researched facts that help with prevention and overall health of the breast. Breast tissue is a sensitive type of tissue that is very responsive to stimulus from hormones to environmental toxicity.There is little...

Toxic Times! Oct 5th, 2015

The times we live in are toxic. We no longer live on the same planet our ancestors lived on. The world we face is laden with pesticides, metals and chemicals.Our country allows almost 300 different chemicals to be added to our foods, where as our European counterparts allow less than...

What Is SIBO? Sep 28th, 2015

What is SIBO? SIBO, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, is defined as an increase in the number of bacteria, and/or changes in the types of bacteria present in the small bowel. In most patients, SIBO is not caused by a single type of bacteria, but is an overgrowth of the various...

Treating Painful Joints Sep 24th, 2015

This pain is interfering with your life, and nothing you’re doing is working. So, how exactly can you go about treating this problem? Joint pain can have many different causes, but when you come to Progressive Medical Center, our team uses a comprehensive and integrative approach to provide you with...

5 Ways to Avoid Getting Sick When You Travel Sep 13th, 2015

No one wants to get sick—not before their trip or during their trip. Well how do you avoid or minimize your chances of getting sick?There are plenty of ways!In this article, we will discuss 5 things you can do before your trip and during your travel excursions. 5 Natural Ways...

Debunking Myths of Integrative Medicine Sep 5th, 2015

Maybe you’ve heard about integrative medicine, but aren’t sure exactly what it entails. In this article, based on an interview conducted with Dr. Gez Agolli, ND, PhD, DrPH, founder and managing director of Progressive Medical Center, we’ll discuss important topics, such as: What is integrative medicine? What are the misconceptions and myths...

Bone Health Is So Much More Than Calcium! Aug 31st, 2015

We’ve all seen the ads for “drink more milk” to optimize bone health, but are milk and dairy products really the answer? Bone health is related to more than how much calcium we consume in a day, and is significantly influenced by factors such as:Hormones- did you know that progesterone levels...

Focusing on Attention Deficit Disorder Aug 31st, 2015

While 10% or more of children in this country are diagnosed wit Attention Deficit Disorder, only .5% of children in France are diagnosed with this condition.While many things could explain this discrepancy, it shows that there are multiple ways of looking at this condition. Attention Deficit Disorder is of course...

Back to School and Back to You Aug 24th, 2015

With schools off to a start busy families and parents have been consumed with getting the right notebooks, lunch boxes and schedules together. With so many moving pieces that come along with back to school, it is easy to forget about oneself.As children go back to school, make a commitment...

Pain, Pain Go Away! Aug 20th, 2015

Pain and its impact on us is staggering. For example:• Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined.• Pain is cited as the most common reason Americans access the health care system. It is a leading cause of disability and it is a major contributor to health...

The Aftermath of the War on Cancer Aug 10th, 2015

A diagnoses of cancer is scary, but not without hope. 85% of women diagnosed with a stage I breast cancer will survive the scare. However, what can we do to understand what was going on in our body to cause this and how do we prevent it from reoccurring.The World...

Brain Booster Part 2 Aug 3rd, 2015

In part 2 we focus on natural treatments that can be used to help train your brain to be stronger. Listen to learn more about powerful tools such as biofeedback that are used to map your brain, and outcomes to better health and a better brain.

Brain Boost; Power Up! Jul 27th, 2015

The brain is the master conductor of our body. If it is not functioning well, everything will be out of tune and lack synchronicity with body around it.The brain can be damaged from trauma, nutritional deficiencies, and even stress. Just like when we are injured in other areas of our...

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth Jul 20th, 2015

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO, is a condition that occurs when there are a lot more bacteria than normal in the small intestine. This can lead to symptoms such as bloating and distension, flatulence, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.Normally, there are fewer than 10,000 bacteria per milliliter of fluid in...

Fluoroquinolone Toxicity: Getting "Floxed" Jun 22nd, 2015

Fluoroquinolones are one of the most commonly prescribed classes of antibiotics, and are very powerful medications. Unfortunately, these big guns have a track record of being prescribed as a first line of defense against a variety of routine infections instead of when the illness’ outcome outweighs the risk of the...

The Power of Oxidative Therapies Jun 22nd, 2015

Dr. Kyle Myer, ND discusses the power of prolozone therapy with your host Dr Gez Agolli, ND, DrPH, PhD on how this virtually unknown treatment in the medical community may alleviate your chronic pain condition with just a few simple and safe joint & muscular injections. Listen and learn how...

Detriments of Sleep Deprivation Jun 15th, 2015

R.I.P. Rest in peace is a common epithet found on graves, but it is exactly what can happen if you don’t do just that.Not sleeping enough and not sleeping well is not OK. As a matter of fact, there is quite a price to pay. It may surprise you to...

How to Detoxify to Live! Jun 11th, 2015

According to the EPA over 4.2 billions pounds of chemicals are emitted into our water, air and soil. 10% of this is “LEAD”. Furthermore, EPA studies of chemicals stored in the fat of humans show that 100% of people had dioxins, PCBs, dichlorobenzene, and xylene while another analysis of the...

Fight the Battle of the Bulge Jun 1st, 2015

Join Dr Kyrin Dunston, MD and Gez Agolli, NMD DrPH on how to effectively get to the root cause of obesity. Learn the 7 imbalances that hinder your weight-loss experts.Have you been unable to lose weight even with diet and exercise? No matter how an imbalance manifests on the outside,...

Youthify Your Brain!! May 11th, 2015

We are all in the habit of thinking about how we can lose weight or look younger, but what about making our brain younger and more vibrant? Have you noticed as you age that you don’t remember things quite as well, that you struggle to find your keys a little...

Prediabetes Treatment May 4th, 2015

Healthy eating is a cornerstone of healthy living — with or without diabetes. But if you have diabetes, you need to know how foods affect your blood sugar levels. It’s not only the type of food you eat but also how much you eat and the combinations of food types...

Prediabetes Apr 27th, 2015

A little fatigue. An extra five pounds you can’t shake. A bruise that just won’t heal. None of these symptoms are especially eyebrow-raising on their own. But taken together, they could be signs of a silent epidemic that’s affecting more and more AMERICANs across the country: pre-diabetes. The Centers for...

Hormone Health; Youthification; Pathways That Slow Aging Mar 16th, 2015

Hormone health is about total person health. One of the reasons that hormones can be so clinical useful and can even help with “Youthification” is because they turn on our own antioxidant systems in our body. Cutting edge research shows that hormones are not the only way to turn on...

National Autoimmune Diseases Awareness Month Mar 11th, 2015

On the evening of March 4, 2010, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution designating March as “National Autoimmune Diseases Awareness Month” and supporting efforts to increase awareness of autoimmune diseases and increase funding for autoimmune disease research. Today, fewer than 13% of Americans can name, unaided, an autoimmune diseases. This...

5 Step Bottle Check Mar 2nd, 2015

Its a buyer beware market, so how can you know if you are getting a quality multivitamin? It is at times difficult to know because it comes down to how reputable is the manufacturer. Knowing who you are working with requires research and investigation. You must know if they use...

The Elixir of Youth Feb 23rd, 2015

Many of us think once we are older we should just be more tired, or maybe we should just gain more weight. We write off feeling good to be a natural consequence of aging. But just because you are older, you are not destined to a life of poor quality....

Buyer Beware–What Is the Data on Supplementation? Feb 16th, 2015

With news articles circulating and information whirling about supplements, their quality and efficacy it becomes increasingly difficult for a person to know if they should be on supplements and even more difficult which ones they should be on. The media is full of all kinds of claims, both good and...

Antibiotics Concerns Feb 9th, 2015

Fluoroquinolones are one of the most commonly prescribed classes of antibiotics. They are very powerful medications often wrongly given as a first line of defense against a wide variety of routine infections.All antibiotics have side effects. What differentiates this class of antibiotics from others is its ability to cause severe...

Youthification From Within Feb 2nd, 2015

For many the consequences of aging seem inconvenient to devastating. Maintaining our youth is synonymous with maintaining energy and health so we are able to stay fully engaged in life. Aging is associated with not only change in looks, but how we feel and think. Our most powerful anti-aging tools...

Beauty From the Inside Out Jan 12th, 2015

LaVon Marrow has a long term career focusing on helping people discover their beauty by igniting their health. She is a firm believer that beauty comes from within, and that health is the way to build true beauty. Now, with over 12 strong years of building a career in the...

Healthy Goals for 2015: Weighing Your Options Jan 5th, 2015

Another year has gone by and once again we have the opportunity to embrace a fresh season of life. Every year as January 1st approaches many Americans begin to ponder what it will take to achieve new goals whether it be ideal weight or a level of health; there’s generally...

Blue Christmas???? Seasonal Affective Disorder/Holiday Blues/Depression Dec 8th, 2014

Joy to the world! ‘Tis the season to be jolly! Festive music fills the air; holiday cheer abounds. Everyone is happy at holiday time — right? Wrong. Truth be told, many people feel lonely, sad, anxious and depressed at this time of year. How can this be?There are many reasons...

How to Make Merry Without Maximizing Weight Nov 17th, 2014

The holidays are here, and it is time for cheer. However, that cup of cheer might soon bring fear when we add up all the extra calories that show up all around. From Christmas cookies to Christmas stress, there are many reasons that our bellies grow and create the need...

Unlock Your Genetic Code Nov 10th, 2014

So many times we know someone who begins a treatment and it doesn’t work, or it creates terrible side effects and the treatment ends up being worse than the condition itself. Doctors often say it is called the “practice” of medicine because they have to practice to get it right....

Menopausal Relief Without Hormones Oct 29th, 2014

Many women suffer common menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and mood swings, yet are not sure they want to “mess with Mother Nature” and take hormones. There are safe, natural approaches to relieving the symptoms and improving hormonal balance that every woman can incorporate into her lifestyle.In...

The As, Ds, and Cs of Boosting Your Immune Health! Oct 27th, 2014

Every time we turn on the news we hear about the constant threats to our immune system. We often wonder how at risk we are, and whether or not certain vaccines will help. The impression given is that we there is no rhyme or reason to who the next virus...

Why Evaluate Adrenal Function? Oct 24th, 2014

Chronic stress can wear down the body, causing fatigue, hormonal imbalance, and insomnia. The adrenal glands determine how well your body handles stress and testing your adrenal function is the first step in restoring your energy levels.The Adrenal Stress Test provided at Progressive Medical Center gives a clinical snapshot of your hormone...

Fall's Fabulous Fare Oct 23rd, 2014

Fall has definitely arrived! This time of year not only brings cooler temperatures, weekends of watching football, and the nearing of the holidays, but also a myriad of brightly colored, delicious, and nutrient dense seasonal fare. Take advantage of not only their ability to add amazing flavors and a festive...

Mining the Micro-biome; From Gut Health to Whole Person Health Oct 20th, 2014

The frontier of the micro-biome provides an interesting area of exploration and new avenues to treat common conditions. This virtual organ inside an organ is metabolically active in its own right. We harbor 10x more microbial DNA than human DNA which has fascinating implications on health. The micro-biome influences health...

Food Sensitivity Testing Oct 17th, 2014

Why Test for Food Sensitivities? This test has literally been life changing for our patients Progressive offers a unique gut biome test that harnesses the latest technology. Thanks to the cutting-edge techniques, you can see a more accurate picture of your gut health. The results are precise and detailed, and...

Ebola and the Business of Medicine Oct 13th, 2014

Our Medical Expert Contributor, Dr. Gez Agolli was in the studio today to talk about Ebola and how the country and CDC are handling it.We also talked about medicine as a business and discussed the idea of corporate culture and core values in medical practices. Dr. Agolli says without those...

Complete Thyroid Profile 1200 Oct 8th, 2014

Why Test Thyroid Gland Activity? The thyroid gland is responsible for energy and metabolism in the body. It produces and regulates hormones that are important for growth development, mood, and sexual function.Thyroid hormones impact metabolism, cognitive function, mood, emotions, concentration, memory, and attention. Better thyroid function helps our immune system, energy...

Life After Breast Cancer Sep 29th, 2014

Part of preventing an occurrence or re-occurrence is knowing what happened in the first place. An extensive history as well as testing to understand one’s individual biochemistry is critically important, especially in the complexity of breast cancer. A combination of assessing nutrient status, looking at genetics, addressing free radicals and...

Quinolone Toxicity – One Patient's Story Sep 29th, 2014

My name is Jeff. I used to be a healthy, active 42-yr-old man. I’m now a 44-yr-old disabled man.In January of 2013 I had just returned from visiting my fiancé, Donna, in Australia when I came down sick with a virus and sinus infection. I was prescribed the antibiotic Levaquin,...

Prostate Health, From “Watch and Wait to How to Thrive” Sep 22nd, 2014

Prostate cancer is something that more than 80% of men will have on autopsy, but only 3% of men die from. This demonstrates that it is common, but not always deadly. Many men when they first receive the diagnosis are given the advice, “Let’s just watch and wait.” However, one...

From Dysfunctio​n to Function-A Functional Approach to Neurology Sep 8th, 2014

Many neurologic diagnosis can seem that one is being robbed of life and that there is no where to go, and no answers to find. While a diagnosis such as Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, ALS, and neuropathies can seem overwhelming, there are some common nutritional interventions that can make a huge difference...

Use It or Lose It, the Importance of Lean Muscle Mass Aug 25th, 2014

Lean body mass consists of biologically active tissue including muscle, bone, nerve and vital organ tissue. These have a greater calorie-burning capacity than fat tissue. When we lose lean body mass (LBM) we unfortunately lose the most active tissue. This changes our metabolism which naturally declines with age anyway. Loss...

Why Fats Are Fabulous! Aug 18th, 2014

In the past 2 decades, views about dietary n−3 fatty acids have moved from speculation about their functions to solid evidence that they are not only essential nutrients but also may favorably modulate many diseases. DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid (22:6n−3), which is a vital component of the phospholipids of cellular membranes,...

Progressive Medical Center Supports the Quinolone Vigilance Foundation Aug 16th, 2014

The Quinolone Vigilance Foundation is an international non-profit, charitable foundation that funds research on fluoroquinolone toxicity and helps raise awareness among patients and medical professionals about the dangers of these antibiotics.Donna Schutz, assistant to the Director, reached out to Progressive Medical Center, where her fiancée Jeff was being treated for fluoroquinolone...

An Integrativ​e Approach to Auto-immun​e Disease Aug 11th, 2014

Auto-immune diseases such as Crohn’s, Celiac, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Lupus all involve an imbalance of the immune system. A large part of conventional treatment for these diseases involves suppressing the immune system. In auto-immune conditions, a part of the immune system has become confused and overactive. Our immune system begins...

Genetics, the Future of Medicine, Today! Aug 4th, 2014

Genetic testing allows one to unzip their genes and get a sneak peek at our biological destiny. Our DNA is made up of 3 billion base pairs, with myriad possible sequences of the four chemicals (represented as A, T, G, and C) that form the “instruction book” for a human...

Managing High Blood Sugar With Diet and Exercise Jul 29th, 2014

In today’s world the last word we would use to describe living a healthy life would be “easy”. While we’ve made incredible strides in the fields of public health, surgery, medication, and infectious disease, we now find ourselves in a new and very dire conundrum.Our society is a place where...

Multi-system Infectious Disease Syndrome Jul 28th, 2014

When it rains it pours, especially with infection. When a chronic condition sets in we are all anxious to find the cause. In fact, we have been taught for a sickness, there is one drug, one prescription and therefore one “cure.” This limitation of thought is what often prevents people...

Radio Series: Don't Lose to Weight Loss Jul 14th, 2014

Weight Loss can be a troubling topic for most, or something that is disregarded by others. However, it is one of our best barometers for how our body is functioning.Conventional wisdom will say calories in equals calories out. However conventional wisdom is not so wise in this case. Every person’s...

5 Alternatives to Rid You of a Headache So You Can Get on With Your Day! Jul 11th, 2014

Go to almost any home in America. Open the medicine cabinet. What’s the first thing you see? I’ll bet, that 9 times out 10, it’s probably some pain reliever—Tylenol, Advil, Motrin, or any generic ibuprofen. In our fast-paced lives, nothing seems easier that taking a household-name pill to solve every...

3 Signs of Vitamin D Deficiency Jul 11th, 2014

Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin as it’s commonly known, is vital to many bodily functions that we may not be aware of. A vitamin D deficiency can make itself apparent in a variety of different ways throughout the body, including physiological and psychological repercussions. Though the most accurate determination of...

4 Key Benefits of Treating Menopause With Bioidentical Hormones Jul 11th, 2014

Some women may feel great with high levels of hormones, while another feels better with moderate levels. However, most women with low levels may feel out of sorts or experience symptoms such as hot flashes, sleep issues, mood changes, fatigue, irritability, and vaginal dryness.Identifying hormonal balances with laboratory testing is...

Why Do Athletes Use Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy? Jul 11th, 2014

By Taras Howell of FitPro ConsultingHyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) in sports has become more prevalent in today’s collegiate and professional realm. Mild HBO therapy provides a highly effective way to increase the volume of oxygen in the blood and thus increase the many beneficial effects that oxygen has on the body....

Portable Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers Jul 11th, 2014

About Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Hyperbaric therapy from Progressive Medical Center is a painless procedure in which a person is exposed to increased pressure, allowing greater absorption of oxygen throughout body tissues. This increased pressure allows more oxygen to reach the cells within the body, contributing to the many healing and therapeutic benefits....

Natural Treatments for Hashimoto’s Jul 10th, 2014

Integrative and functional medical doctors have great success treating Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism with dietary modifications, gut repair, nutrition, and stress reduction. If you’ve been told that you should just live with Hashimoto’s, your doctor may not be aware of these natural treatments that help to retrain the immune system to live...

I Have Hashi- What?! Jul 10th, 2014

If you find yourself having trouble pronouncing your diagnosis- then you may have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. It means that your immune system is mistakenly attacking your thyroid gland. Its name comes from the Japanese surgeon who first discovered the illness. If your doctors tell you that Hashimoto’s thyroiditis has no treatment,...

Natural Treatment Options for Hypothyroidism Jul 10th, 2014

There are many natural treatments for hypothyroidism. Thyroid hormone is made naturally by the body, from tyrosine and iodine. Therefore some doctors support the production of thyroid hormone with these nutrients. If a person has low T3, then natural treatments that enhance the conversion of T4 to T3 may cause...

Thyroid Function: The Biochemistry Within Jul 9th, 2014

The thyroid gland is called the “master regulator” because it is vital for so many metabolic systems in the body. Hypothyroidism or “low thyroid” can be easily remembered as low metabolism. Think about someone with a system-wide, slow-down on metabolism: cold, sad, tired, weak, the GI tract moves slowly, and...

The Proof Is in the Patient Jul 7th, 2014

Tonight’s show will interview current Progressive patients from athletes to those chronically fatigued. The show will focus on types of treatments offered and how they can help people on their individual and personal path to health. There is power in story and by listening to others health progress you will...

Beware of Your Hair Jun 30th, 2014

Too often we neglect signs that our body is need of a tune up. Hair loss falls into this category. Hair loss can be stressful, embarrassing and even isolating, yet it is drastically under treated. Hair loss is a sign something is off in your system. Listen to your body...

Progressive Power – Integrative Medicine Unleashed Jun 9th, 2014

Integrative Medicine is a rapidly growing in our country and others. While consumers are asking questions about health, want to change diet and want to see improvement in quality life, clinicians are doing the same. Just like patients, clinicians are looking for a more wholesome and engaged experience. Listen to...

Top 5 to Charge Your Life Jun 2nd, 2014

While individualization of supplements is helpful based on each person’s health and previous medical history, there are some nutrients that are powerful for all of us. Listen to tonight’s show to find out which nutrient reduces all-cause mortality by 40%. Other singular nutrients reduce high blood pressure, prevent headaches, help...

Victory Over Diabetes May 19th, 2014

There has been a recent change in the face of type 2 diabetes in the United States. Type 2 diabetes has changed from a disease of our grandparents and parents to a disease of our children. As more and more children and young adults develop this devastating disease, it has...

The Gut Lining; Our Interface With Planet Earth May 12th, 2014

The Gut is far more than a filter. It is our wall of defense and acceptance between the outside world and everything we are exposed to. Specific programming that happens at our gut wall programs our immune system in a way that makes us able to resist pathogens from the...

Total Toxicity; Are We the Next Roman Empire? May 5th, 2014

Leading scientists recently identified a dozen chemicals as being responsible for widespread behavioral and cognitive problems. But the scope of the chemical dangers in our environment is likely even greater. Why children and the poor are most susceptible to neurotoxic exposure that may be costing the U.S. billions of dollars...

5 Gluten Intolerance Symptoms to Look Out for Apr 15th, 2014

It started with the phrase “I just don’t feel right.” In no way was it clear that Julie had a gluten sensitivity… at least to Julie. She had been feeling tired, lacked clarity of thinking, and was generally feeling down.  While many people ignore what their bodies are telling them,...

Chronic Fatigue Relief! Apr 14th, 2014

The problem with chronic fatigue syndrome is inherent in its name. It is not a syndrome at all but a symptom that can have a number of causes. Standard of care seeks to label conditions or diagnose them. This is helpful, but not alone. Naming a symptom without addressing the...

Detoxification Through Sweating Apr 7th, 2014

Tonight we’ll be discussing the benefits of detoxification through Far-Infrared Sauna Therapy. One of our bodies three main mechanisms of detoxification is sweat, but not all sweating methods are created equal. Normal exercise or heat initiated sweating is beneficial but far-infrared heat that we normally receive from the sun’s rays...

Alternative Weight Loss Programs in Atlanta From Progressive Medical Center Apr 2nd, 2014

Weight loss is one hot topic. More than 40% of patients seen have a concern related to their weight. As you will learn in this article, eating habits are only one component of maintaining a healthy weight. Thyroid Support: How this Gland Can Cause Weight Gain The master metabolism endocrine...

An Integrative Approach and Marla Maples Mar 31st, 2014

Tonight’s show features actress, radio and television host, songwriter and performer, and advocate of natural medicine, Marla Maples. She was raised in the beautiful countryside of Georgia. A true southern tomboy she dreamed of one day being in the Olympics but after success in the pageant world she changed course...

Stressed Out and Adrenal Fatigued Part 2 Mar 24th, 2014

The Adrenal Glands are located near the kidneys and produce hormones responsible for a variety of functions in the body. Among those produced are the steroid hormones Cortisol, and DHEA (Dehydroepianrosterone) which contribute to metabolism and the immune response. The production of these hormones can become altered by internal and...

Stressed Out and Adrenal Fatigued Mar 17th, 2014

The Adrenal Glands are located near the kidneys and produce hormones responsible for a variety of functions in the body. Among those produced are the steroid hormones Cortisol, and DHEA (Dehydroepianrosterone) which contribute to metabolism and the immune response. The production of these hormones can become altered by internal and...

Natural Hormone Therapy, Bioidentical Hormones Are Not the Only Answer. Mar 3rd, 2014

Natural Hormone Therapy is a valuable area that can help many people. However, the most natural hormone is the one the body makes itself. The most natural hormone approach is not through outside sources, but getting the body to do the job itself. While bioidentical hormones are game changers for...

Doctors Traditionally Prescribe a Pill for Every Ill – Dr. Lavalle Feb 24th, 2014

Dr. LaValle has published multiple books and over 150 articles. He is a much sought after speaker, owns clinics and trains doctors around the world. Dr LaValle says,“Doctors traditionally prescribe a pill for every ill. But for most people, these single solutions don’t work. The truth is, most chronic health...

Hormone Health Nationwide! Feb 17th, 2014

A large part of integrative medicine is community. As an active part of our community we routinely collaborate with other clinics, share information and work together to make sure that all our patients have the best information possible. Tonight we welcome one of the top hormone clinics in the country...

Flu Vaccines Offer the Same Odds as a Toss of a Coin Whether or Not It Will Help Feb 10th, 2014

Flu vaccines are not without side effects and their efficacy, as reported by the CDC is about 50%. In otherwords, it is the same odds as a toss of a coin whether or not it will help, and everytme we get a vaccine it increases our chance of allergies and...

Have a Heart; Its Time to Get Heart Healthy; Current Science Around Testing and Tools… Jan 31st, 2014

Heart disease is our number one killer. However, cholesterol is hardly predictive. In fact a recent study said that people that see their doctor once a year do not live longer than others that don’t. The problem is not our doctors, but the lack of predictability of markers. All is...

Treatment Not Toxins; How to Make an Informed Choice, Read a Label, and Ultimately… Jan 31st, 2014

Treatment not ToxinsNo one would question the difference between telling time with a sundial versus a Rolex. It would be obvious that the quality of these time telling devices would matter. However, many people times we do not apply the same standard to our supplements. Supplements are not regulated in...

Media Misses the Mark Jan 22nd, 2014

With conflicted media it is easy to wonder if vitamins matter. Often studies are conflicted because the wrong type of vitamin is used or not enough. It is deceitful and borderline dangerous advocate that vitamins don’t matter. Careful attention must be given to the type and the amount even how...

Boost Your Digestion, Boost Your Health! Jan 22nd, 2014

Every week we hear some new information with the latest insight into our health. There is so much information out there is hard to sort through what is right for you! Everyone wants to eat properly and do the right exercises, but it can still all get a bit overwhelming...

Detox or Die: Part 2 Jan 13th, 2014

Now you know why you should detox, but what do you do about it. Tonight’s show will cover basic foods and nutrients that you can use to clean out your system and jump start health. Detox is not some elusive herb from a faraway place, but common tools you have...

Detox or Die Jan 2nd, 2014

This is not the same planet our grandparents lived on. The earth is increasingly more toxic; however our physiology has not evolved to deal with this burden. This is why even though we have spent millions on fighting cancer we have not seen substantial shifts in deaths from this condition....

A New Year’s Resolution You Can Stick to – Start With a Detox! Dec 27th, 2013

It’s already time for the New Year and New Year’s resolutions! We often take this time to reflect on the year behind us and set our sights on the upcoming year and all of the promise it holds. We can see that most Americans want to put health first when...

Turn Back Time! With Nutritional Tools Dec 19th, 2013

Do you feel frustrated about your health? Do you feel like you don’t get answers and no one listens to you when you visit your doctor? You are not alone. It turns out that many doctors are also frustrated by this style of medicine. Because of this, the paradigm is...

Preventing That Christmas Belly That Shakes Like Bowl Full of Jelly Dec 9th, 2013

We can all picture Santa Clause with his rosy cheeks and his belly that shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly. However, those red cheeks could be inflammation that is occurring from the obesity and gluten sensitivity of one too many cookie. This year the FDA defined...

Putting the I Into Health Dec 2nd, 2013

Putting the I Into Health:Part of the problem of medicine today is that we sit around and wait for that dreaded day of a diagnosis. Instead of sitting around and waiting, there are basic processes that can be evaluated to prevent day one of that diagnosis from even occurring. Long...

Hormone Therapy Nov 18th, 2013

Hormones are the oil in our engine. With age, they naturally decline. This doesn’t mean we have to dwindle in energy and be destined to feel like a dried up leaf waiting to hopeless fall from a tree. With all the confusion around hormones, one might have thought that they...

Better Your Brain Age Nov 11th, 2013

Better Your Brain AgeEver heard the term, “having a senior moment?” Have you decided not being as sharp as you were is natural, and this is something that happens to everyone? This is not the case. Recent neurologic science shows that the brain retains the ability to grow and develop,...

The Sugar Epidemic Nov 4th, 2013

The impact of sugar has become epidemic. Once known as “adult-onset” diabetes, caused by over consumption of sugar and carbohydrates, is now just called type II diabetes. The name had to be changed as more and more children were receiving this diagnosis which was typically reserved for those of age....

Finding the Person in the Chaos of Cancer Oct 14th, 2013

There is a single diagnosis that terrifies us all, and that is cancer. But even with that singular diagnosis there is no “one size fits all” approach. Along each step there are natural therapies that can be added alongside conventional care that increase efficacy and decrease side effects. There are...

Best Answer for Cancer; Prevention Oct 7th, 2013

50% of women will have breast cancer cells in their breast by age 40-50. These are the findings on autopsy when a female dies unexpectantly in a car wreck. However, 50% of all women do not go on to have a full-blown diagnosis breast cancer. The reason for this is...

At Attention! Attention Deficit Disorder Sep 30th, 2013

Attention Deficit Disorder or with Attention Deficit Disorder with hyperactivity has moved to a being a condition of medical management rather than a condition of helping the child with management. One of the key places that pharmaceutical agents are recruiting drug reps from to sell medications for ADD is councilors...

Gut Health; How to Win the Battle Sep 23rd, 2013

Conditions of the gut can be disconcerting to life threatening. Despite conditions such as Crohn’s and Colitis being widespread, as many as 75% of people that have a gut disturbance do not seek treatment for it. These conditions make us more likely to have issues with bone density or even...

Nurture the Brain to Restore Your Game! Sep 9th, 2013

Anxiety and Depression affect millions of people. However, many of the medications recommended have a black box warning or medical warning indicating that the same medications that are used to treat depression may cause suicide. Many of the tragedies that happen in the US today may not be merely a...

Detox or Die!! Aug 19th, 2013

Life on today’s planet earth is not the same as it was for our ancestors. There are more chemicals, more exposure and higher levels of contamination. Even umbilical cords of newborns test positive for 100s of chemicals and pesticides that are present in our environment. Our DNA is under constant...

Fat Free, the Fast Track to Disease Aug 5th, 2013

Fats have a myriad of beneficial roles. The risk for sudden cardiac death is reduced by up to 90% in individuals with the highest HS-Omega-3 Index, or those who have healthy fats, and there is growing evidence for an association between omega-3 biostatus and other conditions such as cellular aging,...

From A to E, Fat Soluble Vitamins and What They Mean for Your Health Jul 29th, 2013

Our modern nutrition has lead us to believe that fat is bad. However, the brain is made of fat as is every nerve in our body and the membrane of every cell. Fat is critical to life. Fat is also necessary for all of our fat soluble vitamins. These are...

What the Cell? Jul 22nd, 2013

In today’s medical system the idea around diagnosis is to find out what is wrong with a particular organ, name it and give a medication to fix it. Doctors are trained to look for heart disease, bowel dysfunction, or thyroid issues. However, before an organ begins to fail, the cells...

What Is Integrative Medicine? Jul 8th, 2013

Simply put, integrated medicine is just plain ole’ good medicine. Integrative medicine recognizes that there is strong research that supports the use of vitamins, minerals and other natural substances. Integrative medicine recognizes that these have a place in care as they often have lower side effects and can be achieved...

Pain, Pain Pain Go Away May 20th, 2013

Why are millions of Americans suffering with Chronic pain? You will learn what are the triggers of chronic pain are by tuning into our radio show, even if you can’t catch it tonight, you can always hear archives of any of our shows by clicking here. Is pain structural, metabolic, emotional,...

Risk Factors for Osteoporosis Apr 29th, 2013

Are you at risk for developing osteoporosis? Here is a list of risk factors for Osteoporosis that may contribute to the development of this common condition.Physical FactorsSex – If you are of female gender you are far likelier to develop osteoporosis than men. This disorder affects approximately half of women older...

5 Tips to Prevent Osteoporosis Apr 29th, 2013

Osteoporosis is the result of the body’s inability to form new bone or the process in which bone is gradually resorbed by the body. As a result, bones become thin and weak, contributing to a heighted susceptibility to develop fractures and broken bones. Fortunately, the following healthy lifestyle choices can...

The Healing Power of Nature and Ozone Apr 15th, 2013

The Power of Ozone Therapy Ozone is one of nature’s most powerful oxidants. It is used in water purification and sewage treatment and is now being applied medically to treat everything from wounds and colitis to cancer, stroke, and AIDS. (This is the same ozone found in the atmosphere.) As...

5 Quick Tips to Reduce Stress Apr 3rd, 2013

Stress Awareness Month: 5 tips to Reduce Stress Everyone knows that stress can be bad for your body, but not everyone necessarily knows how to handle it. For Stress Awareness Month, we would like to provide you with five tips to reduce stress. 1. Plan and Prioritize Write out your...

Magnesium Deficiency Mar 26th, 2013

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is essential to good health. Approximately 50% of total body magnesium is found in bone. The other half is found predominantly inside cells of body tissues and organs. Only 1% of magnesium is found in blood, but the body...

Clinical Pearls Mar 11th, 2013

One area of medicine that can not be taught, that is not in books, is the clinical experience of each clinician. Throughout years of practice, clinicians will find different ways to treat or tricks of the trade that serve as powerful tools in their arsenal of patient care.Tonight’s show will...

Check Up on Your New Years Resolution Mar 5th, 2013

It’s the three month check in to see how you are coming with your New Year’s resolution. Have you moved closer to your goal? If your goal was weight loss, we are going to review some common reasons you could have fallen short. If you are part of that crowd...

Headaches Feb 1st, 2013

Headaches come in all shapes and sizes, and consequently there are many different types. It is important to understand that each individual could have a unique trigger for headache. It is imperative that one address root cause when treating headaches, as otherwise headaches are likely to continue indefinitely. Headaches can...

Surviving the Holidays This Year! 2012 Dec 17th, 2012

We want to revisit some tips that Dr. Agolli share with us last year around the Holidays… Exercise Begins Now Not as your New Years resolution. Remember, movement is medicine for your body. Tip: Try to exercise for 20 minutes three times a week. A great 20-minute workout can include...

Is Your Belly Flat or Fat? Dec 10th, 2012

Beer belly. Love handles. Fat.Whatever you want to call it, excess weight around your middle can be the most difficult weight on your body to lose.It is also more dangerous to your health than those extra pounds that accumulate on your hips or thighs.The fat around your belly is an...

Do You Make These 5 Fitness Mistakes? Nov 12th, 2012

Stroll through any gym and you’ll notice many mistakes. Mistakes that waste time. Mistakes that put people in danger. And mistakes that are just plain crazy. Maybe you even make a few of these mistakes yourself.By avoiding these common blunders, you’ll put yourself on the fast track to results. Check...

15 Reasons to Exercise Oct 29th, 2012

It’s normal to have days where you just don’t feel like exercising.You feel too busy, too stressed and quite simply too tired.And you forget about all the amazing benefits that a consistent and challenging exercise routine gives you. I’m here to remind you.Here’s a list of 15 of the top...

The Unhealthy Side of Fruit Oct 22nd, 2012

You know that healthy weight loss comes as a result of regular exercise and a diet filled with plenty of fruits and vegetables.But is anything with the word “fruit” or that contains one fruit or another a valid way to meet your fruit quota? No. Here’s proof.Proof One: Fruity, Sweet...

5 Lifestyle Changes for Healthy Weight Loss Oct 12th, 2012

Have you ever wondered…Why do so many diets end in failure?Why is it so easy to gain lost weight back?And why can’t you maintain your ideal weight at all times?If you’ve tried every quick-fix fad diet under the sun, you realize they can help you lose weight instantly. Unfortunately, keeping...

Optimal Exercise Time for Every Age Oct 1st, 2012

Being active is an important part of staying healthy at any age.Just by spending the optimal amount of time exercising each week, you’ll become healthier.Regular exercise helps to maintain a healthy weight and drastically lower your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, hypertension, various cancers, and an array of...

Do-it-yourself Kitchen Raid Sep 28th, 2012

Want faster weight loss?Then do a self-guided kitchen raid.If your kitchen is stocked with the makings for healthy meals and snacks you’ll easily stay on track, even when those late-night cravings strike. So what should you keep on hand and what should be banned?Use this self-guided kitchen raid to help...

Your Flat Abs Plan Sep 17th, 2012

One of the most popular questions that I’m asked is, “How can I get great abs?”You may have pondered this question at some time or another.Many people are frustrated by their waistlines, to the point of giving up after doing dozens of crunches with zero improvement.It’s time to forget everything...

3 Steps to a New You Sep 10th, 2012

Are there things about yourself that you’d like to change?Your weight, your habits, and maybe even your outlook on life?We are trained to think that change is hard, that it takes time. But it really doesn’t have to be.I’m here to argue that lasting change happens in an instant.I understand...

Try These Fatigue-fighting Foods Sep 4th, 2012

Have trouble getting started in the morning?Feel sluggish in the afternoon?Ready to crash come evening?You’re not alone.Many people, especially women, are constantly suffering from a lack of energy. Fatigue can be caused by a number of different factors, but for many people, poor nutrition is to blame.Since food is the...

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Your Dinner Made Healthy in 5 Steps Aug 27th, 2012

You think you’re eating healthy meals, but aren’t sure?If your weight loss has slowed, or even stopped, then there’s a good chance that you haven’t been eating as healthy as you should be.I’m going to end the guesswork for you, once and for all, with my 5 steps to a...

5 Simple Exercises for Sculpted & Toned Legs Aug 20th, 2012

Are you self-conscious about your legs? Do you dread the thought of wearing shorts-let alone a swimsuit?Maybe you think your calves are too skinny or you hate that your thighs rub together and your buns jiggle when you walk.Whatever you don’t like about your legs, it isn’t going to fix...

Top 10 Exercise Ball Moves to Tighten Core Aug 13th, 2012

With everything that you’ve got going on in your life, taking time to tighten your core is probably not a high priority.Sure, you’d love to have tight abs, and you exercise when you can, but your core could definitely use some more attention.An easy way to incorporate core strengthening into...

5 Myths About Strength Training Jul 30th, 2012

I’ve got to warn you. There are bogus rumors going around about strength training.The truth is that strength training is one of the absolute best things you can do for your health and appearance.If you’ve fallen for these 5 myths then you’re missing out on tremendous potential results.Myth #1 Muscle...

The Last Weight Loss Tip You'll Ever Need Jul 24th, 2012

By now you’ve just about had it.You’ve been exercising and eating healthy for ages, but haven’t met your weight loss goal.What gives?It’s an issue that every whole-grain-veggie-and-lean-meat-eating health-seeker faces at some point in their fitness journey.Until you come face-to-face with one ugly truth about yourself, you’ll always be stuck in...

How Healthy Is Your Salad? Jul 16th, 2012

Did you ever think that a salad could have more calories and fat than a serving of fried chicken?Most people believe they’re making a smart diet choice by opting for a salad, but end up sabotaging their weight loss goals.Don’t get me wrong – salads are a great way to...

Do You Believe This Belly Fat Lie? Jul 9th, 2012

So you want to get rid of some belly fat.And you can’t help but be on the lookout for that magical exercise that will give you flat abs once-and-for-all.I’m sorry to burst your bubble of hope…But all the ab crunches in the world won’t make a dent in your muffin...

This One's for Your Sweet Tooth Jun 28th, 2012

Your sweet tooth has gotten you into lots of trouble over the years.All those diets you abandoned for a slice of cake, all the extra calories you took in ‘just to have a taste of something sweet’ before bed.Where has it gotten you?Into pants that are another size larger. Into...

3 Ways Exercise Makes You Feel Better Jun 23rd, 2012

When we talk about the benefits of exercise, looking better gets the most attention.Burning off unwanted pounds is a great thing, but let’s not overlook a more immediate benefit of exercise.Exercise transforms how you feel—with a quickness.It’s true. While weight loss takes time and extended effort, all it takes is...

5 Reasons People Gain Weight on Vacation Jun 14th, 2012

Vacations are a time to get away from the grind of everyday life – to indulge mind and body in relaxation and enjoyment.Unfortunately all that indulgence typically leads to a pound gained for each day that you’re away.To help you combat these unwanted pounds, I’ve identified the 5 main reasons...

7 Deadly Dieting Mistakes Jun 8th, 2012

It’s a common problem. You’ve been on a diet for weeks and aren’t losing weight like you thought you would. It may be because you’re consuming more calories than you think. Keep reading to discover seven sneaky habits that may be sabotaging your weight loss efforts.Mistake #1: Forgetting Liquid CaloriesIt’s...

The Cure for Your Yo-Yo Body May 30th, 2012

Have you noticed a pattern?You’ll spend a couple of weeks eating clean, exercising and losing weight, but then the pendulum swings and you spend the next week or two indulging in your old unhealthy habits.After enough chubby days you’ll get back to your clean habits, and so the yo-yo goes.It’s...

Got Stress? Get Moving! May 14th, 2012

Feeling kind of stressed? You’re not alone.Stress is an inevitable part of our modern existence. Whether you’re the president of a Fortune 500 company, a Kindergarten teacher or a construction worker, you have stress to deal with.But you don’t have to let it get the best of you.By battling stress...

8 Lies Fitness Magazines Tell You Apr 30th, 2012

A popular magazine recently boasted the headline of “8 Lies Trainers Tell You.”This quickly peaked my interest. Lies! Me? No way.I read the article and was not impressed. The “lies” were nothing but a bunch of fitness myths, nothing worth repeating and definitely nothing that I’ve told my clients.Then I...

Fuel Your Muscles Before and After You Workout Apr 23rd, 2012

What you eat before and after exercise has a huge impact on your results.Think about that.You could be doing intense workouts, pushing yourself hard in the gym, but then eating all the wrong foods that keep your body looking the same.I don’t know about you, but if I’m going to...

5 Simple Steps for Achieving Any Goal Apr 18th, 2012

If you’re not happy with your body then your workouts have lost focus.What is your immediate goal?If you don’t have a ready answer then chances are good that your motivation is low and it has resulted in a lack of results.I know from firsthand experience that operating without a goal...

Make Sure Your Fitness Plan Is Smart Apr 13th, 2012

If you’re reading this, you know how important exercise is.However, there are right ways to exercise and there are wrong ways. In order to get the greatest benefit from your workout and prevent possible injury, you’ve got to do it the right way.What is the right way? You’re about to...

When You Eat at Home, You Know What You’re Getting. Apr 4th, 2012

Head to a restaurant, and it’s another story. The ingredients, method of preparation, and portion size can easily add excess calories to your diet. Restaurant menus have so many choices and are often full of unfamiliar terms. Is a food fried or baked? Does it come with a sauce or...

The Morning Fuel Up Apr 2nd, 2012

Your mornings may be hectic, the alarm may not go off, or the kids may not seem hungry first thing after waking up.Whatever your reasons may be, skipping breakfast puts your kids at a distinct disadvantage. And while you know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, approximately...

Solutions for Chronic Fatigue Mar 26th, 2012

Chronic fatigue is concerned a “waste basket” diagnosis. This means if a doctor thinks they have ruled out all normal reasons for fatigue, and can’t figure out the reason, this is the label you get. The definition of chronic fatigue is the “absence of other causes of chronic fatigue.” The guidelines...

Good News About Red Wine! Mar 21st, 2012

If seems these days that Doctors keep taking away the foods you love….STOP WHINING because we have good news about WINE! In general, alcohol is not good for us due to several factors such as over loading the liver and affect blood sugar….. But the truth is undeniable as we...

When Exercise Adds Pounds Mar 5th, 2012

It is common knowledge that exercise burns calories and helps you to shed extra pounds.Armed with this knowledge, many people think that losing weight should be easy with enough exercise. You may take this as bad news, but the truth is that for those who aren’t used to exercising and...

The Morning Fuel Up: Mar 2nd, 2012

Your mornings may be hectic, the alarm may not go off, or the kids may not seem hungry first thing after waking up.Whatever your reasons may be, skipping breakfast puts your kids at a distinct disadvantage. And while you know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, approximately...

Ozonotherapy: Help Your Body Renew Itself Feb 21st, 2012

This past weekend several members of Progressive Medical Team physicians (Dr. Matalone, Dr. Burdette, Tom Geckler, PA Dr. Heck and Dr. Agolli) traveled to Dallas to attend the American Association of Ozone Therapy. In all of the years of practicing integrative medicine and attending hundreds of medical seminars, this seminar was in my...

5 Foods Never to Eat & Five Substitutues Feb 6th, 2012

The world of fitness and weight loss is often confusing, with contradictory information swirling about. I’m going to cut through the confusion and make things really simple for you.Below is a list of 5 foods that you should never eat.These foods will derail your fitness and weight loss efforts every...

Are You Gluten Intolerant? Jan 30th, 2012

Research shows that gluten sensitivity in some form, including celiac disease and mild gluten intolerance, affects approximately 15% of the US population. These statistics are likely to be similar in Western countries with similar health issues and dietary patterns. Are you one of these people? How do you recognize gluten intolerance symptoms?...

Teens Need Exercise Too Jan 23rd, 2012

So get ’em off the couch, pull the cell phone out of their hands, and send them to the field and the gym.Remember the good old days, when the only video game available was a pinball machine down at the local soda shop? Well, those days are long gone. Today’s...

How to Get Everything You Want in 2012 Jan 9th, 2012

Here’s to a Happy New Year and to getting everything that you want out of 2012. Today you have a clean slate with a brand new year spread out in front of you, filled with endless possibilities.How will you harness your potential to create the very best you? I recommend...

Goal Setting in the New Year 2017 Jan 2nd, 2012

Happy New Year! What a great time of you to get focused on goal setting. Unfortunately 85% of all goals set on January 1st are broken in the 1st 30 days. The # 1 goal broken is weight loss and getting healthy. If weight loss is your 2012 goal do...

Here’s How to Snack Smart: Dec 26th, 2011

Everyone loves a good snack. But what defines “good”?If your stomach starts rumbling and lunch is still two hours away, you’re going to need a snack to make it through the day. What you reach for at snack time can make a big difference in your energy level, weight, and...

Sueroviv: Whey of Life Dec 19th, 2011

We wanted to share with you the new Beyond Organic product called Suero Viv for which the literal translation is “whey of life”. The main ingredient in this beverage is cultured whey. That may not mean much to you yet but by the time you finish reading this blog post...