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Endocrine Health – Hormone imbalances

It’s a common argument: “You don’t need to take supplements if you eat a good diet.” Although a good diet is foundational to good health, supplements play an instrumental role in various health conditions. People who don’t understand the value of supplements think they exist only to profit off of “suckers for snake oil.” To [...]

We often think of good health in terms of blood pressure or cholesterol levels, but your libido is also an important indicator. If yours has gone missing, it could be a red flag that important underlying health issues need to be addressed. People who turn to functional medicine for other health issues, such as low [...]

Although we’ve all read the stories about marriage being good for your health, a  bad marriage  is bad your health. In fact, bad marriages are far worse for you than healthy marriages are good for you. In other words, if your marriage is a constant stressor, you’ll lower your risk of chronic disease either going it alone [...]

It's amazing how toxic the standard American household is. Chemicals that are toxic to the brain, immune system, hormonal system, liver, and more are in virtually every household and body product used by the average person. When seeking to improve your health, it's important to "go green" and use  non-toxic  house and body products. Check out the [...]

High blood sugar is ground zero for chronic disease: diabetes (obviously), heart disease, dementia, autoimmune disease, chronic pain, and hormone imbalances. Testing your HbA1c on a blood panel can tell you whether high blood sugar is setting you up for major health problems. High blood sugar can: Trigger chronic inflammation, thus setting the stage for [...]

In the 1800s the average girl didn't hit puberty until she was 15. Today the average age of  puberty  is 12, while the numbers of children showing signs of puberty before age 10 is at all time high and rising. We have seen the age at which children, primarily girls, hit puberty drop in just the last [...]

Do you feel you need anti-depressants or anti-anxiety medications, or has your doctor said you do? Although true depression or anxiety disorders need management, many women are misled into believing they need treatment for what is actually normal behavior. Women are designed to be sensitive to their environments, emotionally in tune with their children and [...]

A blood sugar imbalance can seriously undermine your efforts to manage Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, an autoimmune thyroid disease. A primary factor in taming an autoimmune disease like Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism is to control blood sugar. The body has several ways to keep blood sugar within a narrow range so it doesn't go too high or too low. [...]

It doesn't just make newborns and Grandpa grumpy—constipation is a serious digestive issue that can significantly impact your health, and is common among those with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism. Conventional medicine defines constipation as having hard stools with a bowel movement fewer than three times per week, and severe constipation as less than once a week. In [...]

We sit at desks, sit in traffic, and sit at home in front of the TV. Americans have lost touch with the human being's most basic and unique design function: to walk. Walking daily not only wards off more diseases than you count on both hands, it also soothes the mind, inspires creativity, and heightens [...]

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