Adrenal Fatigue and Low Blood Sugar

People with adrenal fatigue can suffer from blood sugar issues such as hypoglycemia or low blood sugar. This is a result of the body’s inability to regulate glucose within the blood.  As your body digests foods, your pancreas releases insulin into the body.  The amount depends primarily on the food one has eaten:  a highContinue Reading

Serotonin

When people hear the word serotonin, they usually associate it with norepinephrine and depression, but the truth is it does more in the body than just make you “feel good.”  Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that regulates mood, pain perception, gastrointestinal function – including hunger and satiety-, temperature regulation, and sleep functions. Below is a chartContinue Reading

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has long been demonized due to its high saturated fat content.  Almost 90% of the coconut oil is from saturated fat.  Coconut oil is made from the “meat” of matured coconuts.  Due to its increased saturated fat content, it can sustain high amounts of heat without being damaged or beginning to oxidize, whichContinue Reading

Saturated Fats

Saturated fats are renowned for being unhealthy, but more and more research is coming out saying that saturated fats are not the enemy, but important for your body.  Our ancestors have eaten saturated fats for centuries and never had issues like the ones we do today.  Animal fats, butter, and coconut oil are the mostContinue Reading

Fats

Fat is not an enemy, but an ally and an essential nutrient to the body in order for proper function within the body.  Fats have received a horrible, undeserved reputation of being “bad.”  The truth is that fats are essential for your body to function properly.  Fats and even cholesterol is in every single cellContinue Reading

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has been used for over 4000 years as a natural homeopathic remedy.  It is a natural product of fermented apple juice first from juice to hard apple cider and then to vinegar.  The vinegar still contains all the wonderful nutrients from apples including Vitamin C, antioxidants, fiber and polyphenols as well asContinue Reading

DHEA

DHEA or (dehydroepiandrosterone) is the most abundant steroid hormone in the body.  It is made within the adrenal glands and is essential in the making of both male and female sex hormones; DHEA is the precursor for androgen hormones including testosterone and estrogen. DHEA and cortisol have opposite effects on the body.  DHEA increases insulinContinue Reading

Dehydration Part II

In continuation about water, it is also important during athletic training.  The body can lose 1 L or 33.8oz of water in an hour of exercise.  Hydrating before, during, and after is essential not only to ensure that there is no dehydration, but also increase healing time. About a half hour before an event, oneContinue Reading

Dehydration Part I

Everyone has heard that you need to drink eight glasses of water a day.  Still many Americans deal with issues of dehydration.  Fatigue, energy loss, constipation, gas, bloating, pain, nausea, indigestion, loss of appetite, high blood pressure, low blood pressure, stomach ulcers, obesity, arthritis, cholesterol, and urinary infection all are symptoms related with dehydration.  DehydrationsContinue Reading

Adrenal Fatigue and Salt Cravings

Adrenal fatigue is the result of your adrenal glands, located at the top of your kidneys, over functioning for too long.  Adrenal glands are important for the creation of many hormones in your body.  When the adrenal glands have been overexerted, either by one large event or a constant stressful life, the glands become fatiguedContinue Reading