Category Archives: Hormones

Amino Acid Therapy

The two most common underlying causes of eating disorders, fatigue and depression include neurotransmitter dysfunction and HPA axis (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis) dysfunction. Neurotransmitter dysfunction leads to obsessive compulsive actions, forcing people into a downward spiral of food restriction and depression.” Continue reading

Menopause

Some women sail through menopause while others find that is dominated by disruptive symptoms such weight gain, joint pain, night sweats, irritable bowel, mood swings and depression, and hot flashes. It doesn’t have to be like this if the imbalances are identified. Continue reading

Restoring Your Brain Chemistry Naturally

Anxiety disorders are not a sign that you are psychologically impaired, but more of a sign of insufficiency in specific brain nutrients.

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Low Carb Diets and Keto

During recent years, an increasing amount of research with compelling clinical evidence

has accumulated and been submitted for publication in scientific journals about diet and its links with chronic disease.

Again low carb diets are in the spotlight and have been identified as being particularly healthy in the management of a number of diseases including epilepsy, type 2 diabetes, PCOS, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic inflammatory and for pain management.(1)(2)(3)(5)(6) Continue reading

Caffeine – Pick me up or Slow You Down

Coffee and caffeinated drinks are the number one ‘Go To’ for a pick me up when you are feeling worn down. Caffeine has become the cultural norm to get us going in the morning, even to the extent that some countries have put an age limit on selling caffeinated drinks to minors.

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PCOS and Fertility

Changing Hormones and Fertility

Hormonal imbalances affect millions of people worldwide, in the forms of common disorders such as menstrual irregularities, infertility, low testosterone and estrogen dominance, diabetes, and thyroid disorders. Along with hormone levels dipping as age progresses, poor gut health, inflammation, high amounts of stress, genetic susceptibility, and toxicity intensify symptoms. Continue reading

Step-Up Testosterone Naturally

Testosterone is more than just a manly hormone essential for the continuum of the human race.  It is crucial for energy pathways, robust heart health, mental clarity, insulin sensitivity, protein synthesis, and bone and muscle density. Like estrogen in women, it helps us keep our peak performance and delay the major factors associated with degenerative disease processes. Continue reading

Skin Health

Micro-fining, glow boosting, hydrating, nutrient dense, opthamalogically tested are tantalizing visions of a more youthful appearance when it comes to your skin care. Do you not wonder how a cream can be firming, line reducing, regenerating and rejuvenating? Micro-fining ‘my’ research, there is good evidence to support some of these claims. Some partnerships align beautifully such as the health of your skins collagen with the state of your nutrition. Continue reading

Befriend Your Liver

Cleansing, excreting and burning fat, synthesizing protein, producing bile to aid in digestion, and emulsifying fats for general circulation. Your liver performs hundreds of functions. It is an integral organ for metabolism and hormone regulation, including thyroid and cortisol breakdown, and filters all blood. Continue reading

Flagged Energy and Fatigue

tiredAna was 43 and had always been bubbly and active with tons of energy and a quick mind. She kept up with her health checks, had normal iron levels and no concern with her thyroid, and she ate a nutrient rich diet including some red meat rich in iron and zinc. She was working five days per week with regular hours and enjoyed her job. But now she was tired and could hardly get through the afternoon. She had lost her lust for life and even her evening social tennis was in the past. Ana’s doctor told her it was age related but a physical well-being test and fitness assessment did not indicate this at all and in fact gauged her fitness as that of a 35 year old. She was depressed and absolutely stumped as to what had changed to make her feel so low.

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