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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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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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Wellness Exam After Hysterectomy?

So you’ve had a hysterectomy, now what? Many women think that they are done with pelvic exams and women’s health doctors once they have had a hysterectomy, especially a complete hysterectomy with removal of the ovaries as well as the uterus and cervix. Well.. not so.  There are many other variables to take into consideration,…

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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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Why should I use professional grade supplements?

Most people do not give much thought to the purchase of their nutritional supplements, assuming they are all basically the same. However, the quality of dietary supplements varies tremendously from manufacturer to manufacturer. Unfortunately, many products are not what they are represented to be.  Things to consider when purchasing supplements: #1 Allergies and Sensitivities:  Because…

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Why Should I Use Only Professional Grade Supplements?

Most people do not give much thought to the purchase of their nutritional supplements, assuming they are all basically the same. However, the quality of dietary supplements varies tremendously from manufacturer to manufacturer. Unfortunately, many products are not what they are represented to be.  Things to consider when purchasing supplements: #1 Allergies and Sensitivities:  Because…

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Human Growth Hormone

Human growth hormone (HGH) is produced by the pituitary gland to fuel growth during developmental years, and to help maintain tissues and organs throughout life.  However, as we age the pituitary slowly reduces the amount of growth hormone it produces, which leads many to believe it is the anti-aging hormone. Growth hormone plays a key…

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