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Triglycerides

What are triglycerides? A triglyceride is an energy storage molecule and biochemical name for fat.  When food is digested it is broken down and converted to energy, which is either used by the body or stored.  If there is more energy than the body needs, some of the remaining energy is converted into triglycerides for storage.…

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Circadian Rhythms

  On a 24 hour period, we should be in tune with our natural circadian rhythm.  The word circadian comes from the Latin word circa, meaning ‘around’ and diem which means ‘day’.  Every animal, plant and other living organism tunes into this 24 hour period.  The natural rhythm affects our body’s temperature, alertness, performance, blood…

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Acne

What is Acne? Acne is the most common skin condition, it can occur even after puberty for many men and women.  Our skin is a good reflection of what is going on within our bodies.  Adult acne can be caused by multiple factors including hormonal imbalances, elevated insulin, food sensitivities, certain medications, and poor hydration…

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Estrogens and Mental-Emotional Wellbeing

“Suddenly I can’t remember where I put my keys and I have sticky notes all over my house.” “I never used to cry at AARP commercials, what is happening to me?” These are some pretty common complaints from women going through ‘the change’.  Hormones and neurotransmitters including estrogen, progesterone, serotonin, cortisol and more play essential…

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Hair Loss in Women & Treating the Underlying Cause

Have you been experiencing hair loss or thinning of your locks? You’re not alone, in fact, 40% of hair loss sufferers are women.  Hair loss can be devastating, may affect self-esteem and emotional wellbeing.  Some of the most common causes for temporary hair loss are pregnancy, breastfeeding, medications, over-styling, or change in styling products. Common…

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Metabolic Disorders and Weight Gain

Weight gain is a common health problem among both adults and children in the United States with approximately 70% of adults being overweight, and 1 in 3 being classified as obese according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.   Although high-fat diets seem to be a part of the problem, excess carbohydrate intake…

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Endocrine Disruptors

Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that may interfere with the body’s endocrine system and produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects in both humans and wildlife. Endocrine disruptors can wreak havoc on our hormonal systems by increasing production of certain hormones and decreasing production of others.  They can imitate hormones, interfere with hormone signaling, compete…

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Top 10 Foods to Avoid If You Are Trying To Lose Weight

The foods listed below are foods that you should remove from your diet bring hormones into balance and control cravings. 1. Sugar Refined carbs (white starches) raise cortisol, the main stress hormone.  What does high cortisol mean? A slower metabolism, a messed-up sleep cycle, and a lagging sex drive.  Try following a no-white-stuff-diet for a…

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

  Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, (PCOS) is a complex metabolic disease affecting the pancreas, hypothalamic-pituitary-ovary axis, thyroid, and adrenals.  PCOS is the most common endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age and can cause fertility issues. PCOS is associated with the formation of benign cysts forming on the ovaries.  The ovaries are vital in the production…

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Hormones in Balance

Could your symptoms be linked to your hormones?  Hormonal imbalances are not uncommon with prolonged stress, inadequate sleep, nutrient deficiencies or poor diet, as well as changes due to normal aging. If you can relate with any of the symptoms listed below contact your physician for hormone testing and discuss ways you can balance your…

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