3 Habits to Ensure a Good Night’s Sleep

2020-08-14T16:20:33+00:00August 22nd, 2017|

Updated: Apr 26, 2019 Sleep disorders affect millions of Americans, with insomnia being the most common of all sleep problems. About 30% of adults experience occasional insomnia, and 10% experience chronic insomnia.[1] More than 35% of adults report that they typically sleep less than 7 hours every night. According to the American Academy of [...]

Is Adrenal Fatigue a Real Thing?

2020-08-14T16:22:26+00:00July 18th, 2017|

Updated: Apr 26, 2019 The Hormone Health Network states on their website that “No scientific proof exists to support adrenal fatigue as a medical diagnosis.”[1] A blog on the Mayo Clinic website warns patients, “Unproven remedies for so-called adrenal fatigue may leave you feeling sicker, while the real cause—such as depression or fibromyalgia—continues to [...]

A Holistic Approach to Thyroid Disease

2020-08-19T15:10:24+00:00June 14th, 2017|

Updated: Apr 26, 2019 Feeling tired for seemingly no reason at all…trouble losing weight…dry skin…hair falling out…constipation. These are the classic symptoms of an under-active thyroid—also called hypothyroidism. What is the thyroid? The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located just below the surface of the skin in the front of the neck. If you [...]

Intermittent Fasting

2020-09-28T20:33:28+00:00June 1st, 2017|

Updated: Apr 26,2019 Intermittent fasting is gaining popularity in fitness and health circles as the latest dietary trend. Intermittent fasting refers to alternating times of fasting with times of feasting. Intermittent fasting protocols can be grouped into 3 categories: Alternate-Day Fasting. These protocols designate 1-3 days per week (or every other day) to fast. [...]

Could it be SIBO?

2020-08-19T15:17:55+00:00October 1st, 2016|

Updated: Apr 26, 2019 SIBO is an abbreviation for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. SIBO is defined as an excessive number or a change in the type of bacteria growing in the small intestine. In a healthy digestive tract, the majority of bacteria, yeast, and other microorganisms inhabit the large intestine (the colon), and only [...]

What is the Low-FODMAP Diet?

2020-08-19T16:02:16+00:00August 18th, 2016|

Updated: Apr 26, 2019 The low-FODMAP diet is a diet that restricts specific types of sugars, called Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols. These sugars are called “fermentable” because the bacteria in the intestines use them as a fermentation source, producing gas as a side product. These sugars also hold water in the intestines, [...]

Is Antibacterial Soap Harmful?

2020-08-25T16:45:13+00:00May 12th, 2016|

Updated: Apr 26, 2019 ANTIBACTERIAL SOAPS DISRUPT HORMONE FUNCTION I previously posted an article describing a patient who developed thyroid abnormalities after routine use of antibacterial soaps. The key ingredient in these soaps, triclosan, is an example of an endocrine disruptor—an environmental compound that disrupts hormone function in the body. Now, these antibacterial soaps [...]

Vitamin D

2020-08-25T17:05:56+00:00October 1st, 2015|

Vitamin D is sometimes referred to as “the sunshine vitamin” because our bodies synthesize vitamin D when our skin is exposed to ultraviolet rays from the sun. It is also categorized as a fat-soluble vitamin because it is found in a few fatty foods, including fish liver oil, beef liver, and egg yolks. More [...]

Is Gluten-Free a Fad?

2020-08-25T17:09:18+00:00May 1st, 2015|

Updated: May 3, 2019 Gluten is a protein that is found in wheat and other grains, such as oats, barley, and rye. The term “gluten” comes from a Latin word meaning “glue,” and it truly does act like the glue that holds baked goods together. Gluten gives a chewy texture to breads, bagels, and [...]

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