The ketogenic diet (keto) is often dismissed as a fad. Much of the media even portrays keto as unsustainable. Even some medical practitioners are skeptical about the health benefits. But we know that the keto diet is a tenable solution to a wide variety of health conditions. Keto has a good track-record in the treatment of epilepsy, obesity, diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.
Nearly half of all Americans aren’t getting enough magnesium, which is contributing to all sorts of underlying health conditions. In my practice, I almost always test for magnesium because deficiency is widespread and can have serious impacts on a person’s health.
There comes a time in every woman’s life where her body decides it’s no longer able to have children. Menopause is the transition from fertility to infertility during which the body undergoes a complete hormonal restructuring.
Testosterone is commonly associated with men, yet what many people don’t realize is this hormone is critical to a woman’s energy and vigor. Women need the right amount of testosterone to feel their best. As a woman, when your testosterone levels are low you could feel sluggish, have a low sex drive, and even experience frustrating mood swings.
The term adrenal fatigue refers to a condition where there’s a decline in energy-providing hormones, such as cortisol. In general, I find this term extremely misleading because it focuses attention on the symptom rather than the underlying cause. Adrenal fatigue is not a condition itself, rather a symptom of other problems – usually issues of the gut or damage due to chronic stress.
If you end up with a hypothyroid diagnosis, there’s a 97 percent chance it’s actually Hashimoto’s (or both). The unfortunately thing here is, many who receive a hypothyroid diagnosis won’t know that they have Hashimoto’s.
Sure, the holidays can bring on some stress. Travel plans go awry, expenses can bring added worries, and spending time with the family might have drama that comes with it.
Sugar is the culprit behind so many health conditions. Shockingly, just how damaging sugar has been for our health has been largely hidden from the general public. This is no conspiracy theory, news reports keep coming out about how the sugar industry paid food scientists to downplay the risks of sugar. Not only did they intentionally cover up the risks of sugar, they pointed the finger at fat.
In the first part of this series, we examined hormones important to men and lifestyle changes for naturally improving hormonal balance. Now, it’s time to look at female hormones and learn what can be done to naturally balance them for a healthier and happier life.
Hormones are important chemical messengers that influence your health in numerous ways. Your hormones play an intricate role in maintaining a healthy weight, balancing your mood, appetite, stress levels, sex drive, and more.