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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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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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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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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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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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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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Nettles: The plant that bites back

Stinging nettles are a personal favorite when it comes to herbs.  A plant that is loved by few, and feared by many. I noticed the other evening that I have a fairly sizable patch of nettles growing in a nice shady spot under a spigot in my backyard. Perhaps this is a testament to how…

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Curried Cauliflower (GF/DF)

Cauliflower does not seem like a favorable kid snack, but believe me this is worth the try.  Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable that is beneficial for supporting detoxification pathways, providing antioxidants, and is a great anti-inflammatory.  Cauliflower is also a good fiber source and is very low calorie.  See the nutrition facts here.

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Weight Management

Excess body fat and distribution affects millions of people and may be due in part to underlying metabolic disorders such as dysglycemia (insulin resistance), adrenal dysfunction, and/or low thyroid hormone. The percentage of the population said to be obese has increased with each decade for the last 50 years or more. Women and lower socioeconomic…

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