Author: Dr. Masina Wright

Masina Wright is a Maine-based Integrative Medicine doctor specializing in hormonal wellness, fertility and Trans* health. She sees patients at Age Management Center. Connect with her on Twitter @thewrightdoctor

Lyme: Pediatrics & Nutritional Support

There are so many facets to Lyme disease; it affects mental, emotional and physical wellbeing of both children and adults. Unlike some chronic disease, it is not just the toll of having a silent, often underdiagnosed health condition that is the issue; the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria themselves affect mental health. Fortunately, there are medication options... Read more »
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Lyme: Testing & Antibiotic Therapy

As more adults and children in Maine become diagnosed with Lyme disease, the need for Lyme literate practitioners and reliable Lyme treatment strategies increases. This condition has increased dramatically in Maine over the past 2 decades, from 225 confirmed cases in 2004 to 1127 confirmed cases in 2013. Lyme is much more than a tick... Read more »
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Product Spotlight: L-Carnitine

L-carnitine is an important amino acid that helps the body to utilize fats as fuel. Technically, L-carnitine is the amino acid that ferries fatty acids to the mitochondria of the cell, where they can be made into ATP (cell fuel.)It is derived in the body from L-lysine, and methylated with the help of L-methionine (SAMe)... Read more »
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Love the Love: Improving Libido

The libido is about as complex as we humans get. Hormones, psychology, self-esteem, metabolic health, childhood issues, stress responses … the intimate layers are seemingly endless once you start diving in. Still, there is great personal and relationship reward from doing the work – a great sex life – when you are willing to investigate... Read more »
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Drug Nutrient Depletion Series: Metformin

Metformin is an antihyperglycemic agent that improves glucose tolerance in patients with Type II Diabetes unable to control blood glucose levels with diet and exercise alone. Metformin is classified as a biguanide, and is sometimes combined with another class of antihyperglycemic medication called sulfonylureas such as glipizide or glyburide. It is also used in the... Read more »
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Nutrition to Balance Blood Sugar

by Dr. Masina Wright Low blood sugar is stressful to your body. By eating irregularly over a period of time, you can develop hypoglycemia – a constellation of symptoms including irritability, headaches, dizziness, and weakness that signals your body requires more blood sugar for energy. When these signals are chronically ignored, or are followed with... Read more »
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Drug Nutrient Depletion Series: Proton Pump Inhibitors

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) are a class of over the counter (OTC) and prescription medications commonly used for heartburn, ulcers, erosive esophagitis, gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. The generic names of the medications all end in –prazole, and include: omeprazole (Prilosec, Zegarid), lansoprazole (Prevacid), esomeprazole (Nexium), rabeprazole (Aciphex), pantoprazole (Protonix). Mechanism of Action:... Read more »
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Chromium

by Dr. Masina Wright We cannot have a newsletter highlighting skincare without a conversation about acne. IBISWorld, the largest publisher of US industry research, stated in 2011 that the OTC (over the counter) industry for acne treatment manufacturing was forecasted to rise at an annual rate of 3.2% to $2.6 billion through 2014. Proactive, a... Read more »
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