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Top 10 Ways to Balance Blood Sugar Naturally & Lose Weight

Balancing your blood sugar is important, not just for preventing insulin resistance, but also for losing and maintaining weight. Lowering insulin also has been shown to affect mood, sleep, appetite control, and prevention of chronic disease including cardiovascular disease and cancer. Try introducing these 10 guidelines into your life and notice how much better you…

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Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder that affects the thyroid eventually leading to low thyroid function.  It is also the most overlooked thyroid condition because it is rarely tested for due to the perception that there is no treatment. Your thyroid is a small, but incredibly important gland located at the base of your neck.…

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20 Signs That Your Body Needs A Detox

20 Signs That Your Body Needs A Detox Fluid retention and/or bloating Congested sinuses Increased belly fat Cravings and/or blood sugar issues Gallbladder issues Overheating/ excess sweating Weight loss resistance Acne Low energy or fatigue that is not relieved by sleep Irritability Autoimmune conditions White or yellow coating on your tongue and/or bad breath Chemical…

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Finding Time To Eat Healthy

Most of us know what we are supposed to eat, but many of us wonder how to find the time to shop for fresh foods, let alone prep and cook them.  This is difficult with our busy schedules and is often what stands in the way of incorporating healthy foods into our diets.  Here are…

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Menopause without Estrogen

Transitioning into menopause can be challenging for many women.  The most common complaints arise from the drop in estrogen such as hot flashes and night sweats, vaginal dryness, sleep disturbances, foggy thinking, incontinence and bone loss. While bioidentical hormones may help many women deal with the symptoms associated with menopause they are not for everyone. …

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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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Healthy Green Snack

Today on my lunch break I ran over to a local market and with not much to chose from I grabbed something green on the discount shelf or the, ‘I’m about to expire but still totally edible’ shelf.  When I got back to the office I opened up my mystery lunch to find what ended…

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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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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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