Slow Metabolism and Weight Gain (and my doctor says blood tests are normal)

"I have gained weight and don't know why. I've have been to many doctors and they've checked the thyroid blood work, but found everything is normal." Sound familiar? There are lots of reasons for a suddenly slower metabolism and weight gain. I am sharing this so you can use the information with your doctor team and get the best results for your health! A holistic view of a person, means examining one's lifestyle, diet, hydration, nutrient status, energy/sleep patterns, digestion, other health conditions and often we need a physical exam. It is important to talking about the degree of [...]

Slow Metabolism and Weight Gain (and my doctor says blood tests are normal)2023-04-24T14:00:00+00:00

Exhausted and labs normal? Could it be adrenal fatigue?

"Am I crazy?  The doctor said I am normal!  I have every test and then was prescribed an anti-depressant!" No, no, you are not crazy.  The doctor is just looking in the wrong place for the answers to your health issue. I would like to address one of the most common underlying causes of exhaustion, and that is...Adrenal Fatigue. Our two adrenal glands, are endocrine glands that are located near our kidneys and control many parts of our health.  They secrete adrenaline which gives us energy and resilience during stressful times.  They wake us up in the morning and get us [...]

Exhausted and labs normal? Could it be adrenal fatigue?2024-01-02T20:47:56+00:00

Natural remedies for Insomnia

Natural remedies for Insomnia Sleep is vital to life. During sleep is when our bodies heal, regenerate new cells, make growth hormone and thyroid hormone. Without sleep for many days, one can literally go mad.  To find a cure for insomnia one must understand the cause of their sleeplessness.  There are remedies that can help however, even when the cause remains a mystery. Today we will discuss insomnia causes and natural remedies. When we lay down to sleep after a busy day, we need to switch to total relaxation mode. There are many bodily processes involved in this ‘bedtime’ [...]

Natural remedies for Insomnia2019-01-28T19:29:35+00:00

Maximizing Your Workout: tips of the trade

Maximizing Your Workout: tips of the trade   Exercise can cause inflammation in the joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.  Having a body that combats inflammation well is key.  Most are aware, a diet rich in plant nutrients and omega 3 foods such as wild salmon, is important to keep inflammation low. Also, limiting processed foods, fried foods, sugars, alcohol and red meat can help, too. When it comes to supplements, it can be a hassle to surf the shelves and wonder which is best. After a long look at the research, the following supplements rise to the top.   [...]

Maximizing Your Workout: tips of the trade2019-01-22T16:40:24+00:00

Reducing inflammation in the body

What is inflammation actually? Inflammation is a good thing!  Immune cells in the area send alert signals called cytokines and they bring healing to the area in need.  Cytokines cause healing and also cause pain. When it goes on daily, weekly, chronically is when our body gets out of balance.   In general, if our inflammation is high, any pain, strain, arthritis, or soreness will be felt more and can last longer than if we are in a healthier, lower inflammation state. We cannot exist without any inflammation as it’s needed to send signals for healing.  The problems arise [...]

Reducing inflammation in the body2019-01-16T19:27:22+00:00

Food & You: The Body-Mind Connection

Food & You: The Body-Mind Connection   There's no doubt about it: what we eat, and how much we eat, has a direct impact on our physical health. But did you know that those same choices also influence mood, mental alertness, memory, and emotional well-being? Food can act as medicine, have a neutral effect, or it can be a poison to the body and mind.  When we have an imbalance, how do we know it is food?  The trick is to determine if the food you are eating is causing the issue or there is something else happening.  This is [...]

Food & You: The Body-Mind Connection2018-06-23T17:00:43+00:00

Why can’t I sleep?

  Why can't I sleep?   Why it matters? A survey conducted by the American Cancer Society concluded that people who sleep 6 hours or less per night, or who sleep 9 hours or more, had a death rate 30 percent higher than those who regularly slept 7 to 8 hours. Even those who slept 6 hours or less who otherwise had no health problems had death rates 1.8 times higher than those who slept "normal" hours. Sleep is essential to LIFE! What happens when we sleep? Our brain goes through 4 stages of brain wave patterns that move [...]

Why can’t I sleep?2018-04-14T16:04:36+00:00

A Naturopathic Understanding of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

  Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH BPH is a highly prevalent imbalance in aged men, characterized by dysregulation of cell growth of the prostate epithelium and stroma.  The prevalence increases from 8% to 50% once a man reaches 50 years of age. Symptoms include urinary frequency, urgency, straining, and incomplete voiding of urine.  BPH can lead to prostate cancer in some men, and so it is important to take preventative measures, and make changes to reverse or minimize the risk factors.   Metabolism, or breakdown of testosterone Testosterone is metabolized to DHT via an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase, and [...]

A Naturopathic Understanding of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia2016-03-06T04:03:25+00:00

Auto-immunity, the what, where, why and how

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 [...]

Auto-immunity, the what, where, why and how2014-08-09T00:19:12+00:00

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