Michael T. Murray

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Specialties:

  • naturopathic medicine

Location:

  • Atlanta, GA

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  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Since vitamin D can be produced in our bodies by the action of sunlight on the skin, many experts consider it more a hormone than a vitamin. Sunlight changes a compound (7-dehydrocholesterol) in the skin into vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol). It is generally thought that as little as 15 minutes of direct...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Beriberi was relatively common in the general population of Asia, and, globally, in sailors and in prison populations. Prior to the late 1890s, the cause of beriberi was not known. The first clue occurred in 1873, when a Dutch naval doctor observed that European crew members had significantly fewer...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Vitamin D is often added to milk and other foods. Some natural sources of vitamin D are cod-liver oil; coldwater fish, such as mackerel, salmon, and herring; butter; and egg yolks. Vegetables are low in vitamin D, but the best plant sources of vitamin D are dark green leafy vegetables. Vitamin D...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Iron deficiency is the most common cause of anemia; however, it must be pointed out that anemia is the last stage of iron deficiency. Iron dependent enzymes involved in energy production and metabolism are the first to be affected by low iron levels. Serum ferritin is the best laboratory test for...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Low fluid consumption in general and low water consumption in particular make it difficult for the body to eliminate toxins. As a result, low water consumption increases the risk of cancer. Drinking enough water is another basic habit for good health, as you've probably heard 1,000 times. It's true: you...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    The prostate is a single, doughnut-shaped gland about the size of a walnut that lies below the bladder and surrounds the urethra in males. The muscular part of the prostate controls the release of urine. The prostate also secretes a thin, milky, alkaline fluid that increases sperm motility and lu...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    The word "protein" is derived from the Greek proteios, or "primary." The name is fitting, because after water, protein is most plentiful component of our body. The body manufactures proteins for the production of hair, muscles, nails, tendons, ligaments, and other body structures. Proteins also f...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Whether you are aware of it or not, you must definitely have developed a pattern for coping with stress. Unfortunately, most people have found patterns and methods that ultimately do not support good health. These include negative coping patterns such as overeating, uncontrolled emotional outbursts,...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    The mechanisms underlying the effects of anger on cardiovascular disease are being explored. In one study, the relationship between habitual anger, coping styles, especially expression of anger, and serum lipid concentrations were examined. Habitual expression of anger was measured on four scales:...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Although medical textbooks state that the cause is unknown in 95 percent of cases, hypertension is closely related to lifestyle and dietary factors, which have a direct effect on the health of the arteries. When the arteries become hard due to the buildup of cholesterol-containing plaque, blood p...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Dietary measures alone are often extremely effective in lowering cholesterol levels. For example, in one interesting study the participants were randomly assigned to receive one of three interventions on an outpatient basis for one month: (1) a diet low in saturated fat; (2) the same diet plus lovastatin,...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Vitamin C is perhaps the most publicized vitamin. The primary function of vitamin C is the manufacture of collagen. Vitamin C is involved in the joining of the amino acids lysine and proline to form hydroxylysine and hydroxyproline. The result is a very stable collagen structure. Since collagen is...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Soybeans are an excellent source of protein and molybdenum. They are a very good source of iron, calcium, phosphorous, and dietary fiber. In addition, soybeans are a good source of vitamins B1, B2, B6, and E and folic acid.

    Soybeans are an especially important protein source, containing 38 percent...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    The stress response is as follows:
    • The heart rate and force of contraction of the heart increase to provide blood to areas necessary for response to the stressor.
    • Blood is shunted away from the skin and internal organs except the heart and lungs, while the amount of blood supplying required
    ...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Soybeans are well known as a common allergen. Those with thyroid problems should limit their consumption of raw or sprouted soybeans. Raw or sprouted soybeans contain goitrogens, which can interfere with thyroid gland activity. Dietary goitrogens are usually of no clinical importance unless they...Read More