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If recovering from exercise is so difficult it feels like it's ruining your days and sapping your motivation, you may be suffering from loss of exercise tolerance. Exercise is supposed to make you feel better and give you more energy, not make you feel worse. The occasional off day is nothing to worry about, but [...]

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 [...]

Lesser known causes of infertility

The failure to conceive can be very distressing to couples, and rates of infertility in both women and men are on the rise, affecting between 10 to 15 percent of couples. Although some causes are well known, couples should consider lesser known but important factors when trying to conceive. Some of the more commonly known [...]

Overcoming Infertility – The Natural Approach When you and your partner have decided to try for a baby, you assume it’ll be easy. Some couples manage to conceive within a few months and don’t seem to have any issues. Unfortunately, some are not so lucky. The American Pregnancy Association estimates that six million American women [...]

Couples trying to conceive may want to add a gluten-free diet to their regimen. Research shows a clear link between celiac disease (gluten intolerance) and infertility in both women and men. Infertility affects about 10 percent of couples wanting to have children, or more than 6 million Americans. Several studies have shown the prevalence of [...]

Can't fall asleep? You may need to turn the lights off earlier. Studies show exposure to light after dusk, particularly light from computer screens, iPads, iPhones, televisions, and other electronic items, significantly inhibits the production of melatonin, your body's sleep hormone. For the person with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, this is important as appropriate melatonin production helps [...]

For many people, a gluten-free diet erases Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism symptoms   like a magic wand. For others, it doesn’t make a dent, despite a proven gluten intolerance. What gives? A diet that also eliminates dairy, grains, and other foods may be necessary, along with nutritional compounds to restore gut health. Gluten damages the small intestines and [...]

The term "antioxidant" has become popular in a multitude of products from acai to dark chocolate, but the most important antioxidant is the one made by your body: glutathione. Sufficient glutathione is vital for combating autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism. Glutathione is a molecule that protects the body in many ways. It shields cells [...]

A recent study found a diet high in trans fats shrinks the brain and increases the risk of dementia, making them a poor choice for people with Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism. The brain depends on proper thyroid function, and a brain-healthy diet is paramount for people with Hasimoto’s and hypothyroidism. Trans fats are found in fast [...]

Thanks to exciting new research, we can more effectively manage autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism. This new approach involves the use of two natural compounds, resveratrol and curcumin, which have been found to work better when taken together than separately. Synergy between resveratrol and curcumin Resveratrol is a compound derived from Japanese knotweed, and [...]

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