Thyroid and Chemicals

Hypothyroidism is often linked with chemical and heavy metal toxicity.  These chemicals are found in our food and in our environment and seep into our bodies and can cause thyroid or other endocrine disorders. The ways in which chemicals affect thyroid function include: Changing  the thyroid hormone metabolism Intoxicating the thyroid gland changing function andContinue Reading

Testosterone for Women

Testosterone is often renowned as the hormone that causes bar fights, wrestling, and big muscles.  It is associated with men mainly, but the truth is that women have a need of testosterone as well.  Testosterone has been associated with helping women feel confident and sexy.  The difference between men and women is the level ofContinue Reading

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia affects over 10 millions Americans, almost all of them, 75-90% are women.  Symptoms of this disease include: stiff joints, dry eyes, dry skin, brain fog, moodiness, depression, anxiety, and muscular pain all over the body.  People with this disease can also have sleep issues, irritable bowel syndrome, headaches, facial pain, and sensitivity to odorsContinue Reading

10 Interesting Truths about Thyroid

The cases of hypothyroidism are rising.  According to an article in Medical New Today, and author of the book “The Thyroid Diet,”  Mary Shomon,  there are 10 facts that doctor’s forget relay about thyroid disorder to patients. A “normal” TSH” does not an indicate a healthy thyroid.  The truth remains that doctors don’t even agreeContinue Reading

Organic

The History At one point in history, all produce was “organic.”  There were no chemical, pesticides, or sewage sludge used on the plants; genetically modified foods and irradiated foods were non-existent; and there was no need for the government to inspect the farms.  As the industrial revolution began to take place chemicals such as pesticidesContinue Reading

Synthetic Vitamins

Processing foods strips them of their natural vitamins and minerals.  Many Americans eat a diet high in processed foods leaving them depleted of their essential nutrients.  In addition, our soil has fewer nutrients, which causes our food to have decreased vitamins and mineral content.  With lower amounts of nutrients in the Standard American Diet (SADContinue Reading

Tulsi or Holy Basil

Tulsi or Holy Basil is an herb used to decrease oxidative stress. It has primarily been used to treat fevers, flus, and cold. More recently people have been using it as an adaptogen to reduce stress. The Indian culture believes this plant to be sacred and they often keep it in the center of theirContinue Reading

Siberian Ginseng

Siberian Ginseng is an adaptogen.  Adaptogen is a term used to describe herbs and other nutrients that aid in decreasing the cellular response to stress.  Siberian ginseng nourishes the adrenal glands, supports healthy liver metabolism, decreases lactic acid, and increases energy and endurance against stress. Siberian gensing increases general vitality, strength, endurance, and has shownContinue Reading

Hormones in Meat

Conventional meat from cows, chickens, pigs, and farm raised fish are fed antibiotics, steroid hormones, and other sex hormones within their feed to aid in preventing disease, increasing weight gain, and increasing speed of the weight gain. This issue with this is that the consumer (humans) will eat and retain the hormones, antibiotics and otherContinue Reading

Adrenal Fatigue and Other Symptoms and Issues

Adrenal exhaustion, adrenal dysregulation, adrenal fatigue, and adrenal stress all amount to different levels of one’s adrenal system not being fully healthy.  The symptoms that come with adrenal issues are difficult, but there are also side issues that relate to adrenal problems that people need to be aware of. The adrenals cause hormone dysregulation betweenContinue Reading