Category Archives: Wellness Promotion

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

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

Hormone Replacement Therapy Bad, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Good

Hormone replacement therapy is often debated within the medical community.  People fail to realize there is a distinct and BIG difference between synthetic hormones and bioidentical hormones.  Studies have shown that hormone replacement therapy using synthetic hormones (Premarin, Prempro, Premphase, Provera, Cycrin, Amen) have actually caused increased risk for disease. 41% increased risk for strokeContinue Reading

Detoxing

In a world filled with toxins, chemicals, and pollution, it is important to aid your body by taking steps to detoxify it.  Toxicity builds up in one’s colon, cells, and fat tissue and causes diseases.  By taking steps to detox your body, it will thank you by running more efficiently including your thyroid, adrenal glands,Continue Reading

Iodine

Iodine is a trace mineral in the body essential for one’s thyroid function.  Iodine aids in the conversion of triiodothyronine (T3) into thyroxine (T4).  Under normal circumstances, your body contains approximately 20 to 30 mg of iodine, most of which is stored in your thyroid gland.  A number of reason cause iodine deficiency: Decreased amountContinue Reading