Category Archives: Men’s and Women’s Health

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

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

Gluten and Hashimoto’s Disease

Gluten intolerances vary from person to person, but it can affect all body systems and functions.  People are still discovering the ways in which gluten can affect the body, but there are cases of it affecting every body system. People who have gluten intolerance have been shown to have: Cramping Diarrhea Weight loss Anemia MigraineContinue Reading

Trans-Fats

Trans-fats or hydrogenated oils are changed from unsaturated fats to saturated fats by a chemical process known as hydrogenation.  This process adds hydrogen in place of the double bonded carbon resulting in more saturation in the fat to decreased spoiling. Trans Fats Has been linked to: Altering cholesterol levels including: lowering HDL (good) cholesterol, raisingContinue Reading

Fiber

Fiber is an amazing nutrient that Aids in weight loss Benefits weight management Lowers blood sugar levels Decreases cholesterol Reduces cancer risk Reduces heart disease risk Reduces diabetes risk Aids in controlling diabetes Decreases inflammation Prevents Hemorrhoids Prevents Appendicitis Fiber takes longer to digest because it is a complex carbohydrate with unique chemical bonds. TheContinue Reading

Different Types of Calories

Calories may burn the same in a scientific lab, but once they are in the human body, calories burn different based on the structure and nutrients within. Just as every person is different, every food is different as well.  Your body treats food differently based on composition.  Calories that enter the blood stream quickly causeContinue Reading

High Fructose Corn Syrup

Refined carbohydrates and sugars in particular are digested quickly and absorb quickly into the blood stream.  It triggers a vicious cycle of increased insulin production, increased appetite and food cravings (for more carbohydrates).  It is a disastrous cycle when blood glucose spikes and drops. This rollercoaster eventually leads to excessive weight and diabetes.  High fructoseContinue Reading

Inflammation

The most common causes of inflammation are due to our diet.  They include a diet high in sugars, man-made fats, processed foods, and high glycemic meals.  Other contributing factors include lack of exercise, environmental allergies, infections, stress, and toxins.  The truth is that your body is a giant web.  When one area is affected, theContinue Reading