When you think of someone with high blood pressure, diabetes, mental illnesses, or an autoimmune disease – do you automatically think, “I wonder what’s going on in their gut?” Most people don’t, but your gut is considered to be your “second brain” and has many influencers that can affect your health.
Detox diets and juice cleanses have been plastered all over social media platforms longer than I can remember. These diets and cleanses have promised excessive weight loss leading to a new, sexier looking you. But who wouldn’t lose weight by restricting an absurd amount of calories?
An estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease. Women are 5-8 times more prevalent than men to have these disease. So the question is how can you balance your thyroid hormones naturally?
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.