Ways to Decrease Cortisol Levels

Adrenal fatigue is difficult no matter what stage of disease you are in.  Keeping cortisol levels low and decreasing your body’s need for cortisol is key to healing.  Simple ways to decrease cortisol levels include: Eating every 2 or 3 hours is important to keep your blood sugar regulated. When your blood levels drop, yourContinue 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

Gluten Affects T4 Dosage

Gluten, a wheat protein found in most grains, is not digested by the body and has been linked to over 300 diseases including thyroid issues.  Gluten intolerance and celiac disease can cause many issues within the body, but the most typical issues include digestive problems such as bloating, abdominal cramping, constipation, and diarrhea.  These gastrointestinalContinue 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

Common Hormone Imbalance Symptoms

  Properly balanced hormones is a part of overall good health.  Below is a list of symptoms people have when their bodies have too much or too little of one type of hormone.  Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can aid in decreasing and eliminating these symptoms by putting hormones back into balance within one’s body.  Contact Becca Walters forContinue Reading

Thyroid and Soy

Although soy is not a “bad” food for everyone, there are several issues that cause problems for people who have thyroid disorders so they should not consume this food. 1)      Wheat, soy, and corn are the 3 largest genetically modified foods.  Although full scientific testing has not been thoroughly conducted, connections between GMOs and obesity,Continue Reading

Fatty Acids

The body can make all fatty acids except for two.  These two essential fatty acids are linoleic acid, the 18-carbon chain omega-6 fatty acid, and linoleic acid, the 18-carbon chain omega-3 fatty acid.  These fatty acids.  Omega-3 fatty acids decrease the risk of heart disease by preventing blood clots, decreasing irregular heartbeats, lowering blood pressure,Continue Reading

Blood Sugar Regulation

Stress and trauma send our bodies out of regulation.  When under these conditions our bodies will react in certain ways including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, migraines, seizures, addictions, and other neurological problems. All people respond in different ways based on their genetics and surroundings.   One of the main reasons for these common conditions is unregulatedContinue Reading

Osteoporosis

Bones are comprised of protein and collagen, which gives the bone strength and flexibility.  Calcium provides the bone’s hardness. Osteoporosis is a bone disease where the bone mineral density including calcium, protein, and collagen are all decreased.  With the bone density being decreased, there is an increased risk for fracture and bone breakage. Reasons forContinue Reading