Thyroid medications are the most popular drugs year after year, in 2022. Thyroid medicine was the third most often prescribed drug. Regardless of the medicines available, the rates of hypothyroidism continue to rise. The American Thyroid Association that hypothyroidism more than doubled from 1997 to 2016. My focus today is on the possible causes of hypothyroidism. What are the symptoms of low thyroid function? Fatigue Weight gain Lack of motivation Acne Constipation Hair loss Has anyone ever heard about what causes hypothyroidism? Did anyone ever hear about the fact that heavy metals, such as lead, mercury, cadmium, and others, [...]
At some point there was an exposure to the allergen when the health of your mucous membranes of your eyes, nose, throat, lungs, or gastrointestinal lining was compromised. This allergen then got through the protective layer into the blood stream, and caused a reaction - foreign substance alert!
What is a whole foods diet? How to get started? Selecting, preparing, and eating foods close to how they are found in nature: unprocessed; unrefined; and free from preservatives, additives, pesticides, antibiotics, and hormones. Why is it important to eat a whole foods diet?The health of the gut is essential to the health and well-being of the entire body (and mind!). The numerous alterations made to the foods that many Americans consume are deleterious to our health. Our diets are behind the rise of cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and other systemic inflammatory diseases. Many other diseases such as depression, [...]
My favorite question is "why?". I ask it many times in my mind during an intake until I really get to the root causes of the health concern. When we ask ourselves, our body, "why is this happening to me?", we can often find the answers ourselves. Our body is always trying to communicate to us what it needs and doesn't need. With awareness of the wisdom of the body, even in its dis-ease, we learn, grow, have hope, and enlighten ourselves and all that we touch. We learn to trust the body, its vital energy to heal itself, and [...]
What is happening to me? Now I am sensitive to foods! Finally, the body is trying to tell you what foods are harmful, the signal is getting louder, and you are hearing it! These symptoms are truly blessings in disguise. As you may know, trying to figure out exactly which foods are bothering you can be maddening. Everyone has 1 or more food intolerances, and have had them since birth. Many of us don't ever notice symptoms, others notice and patch the symptoms with medications. In recent years, with the surge of gluten intolerance, the idea of food intolerances is becoming more popular, so [...]
Our world is full of toxic chemicals. Never before have such large numbers of people been exposed daily to chemicals from building materials, home furnishings, food additives, solvents, pesticides, insecticides, heavy metals, phenols, formaldehyde, BPA's, PCB;s and VOC's. These are found in hundreds of products we touch every day. The problem is that these toxins accumulate in the body, commonly in the adipose or fat tissue, and eventually make us sick. Toxins in the body are known to be part of the underlying cause of the following conditions. Ever wonder if you are toxic? Take the Toxicity Questionnaire and [...]
The weight loss and health benefits of fiber are vast. When we eat fiber, food passes through the body quicker, less fat is absorbed. We have a decreased appetite. Our cholesterol level is decreased. We use more calories because we have to chew longer and the stomach takes more time to digest. Best of all, fiber is detoxifying to the body. Dietary fiber is that part of plant cell walls, such as lignans and polysaccharides, which our bodies cannot digest. There are two main types of fiber: insoluble and soluble. The best known insoluble fiber is cellulose. An example [...]