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Thyroid Testing Reviewed

Thyroid Testing Reviewed Worried there may be something wrong with your thyroid? You've have symptoms that might suggest it, like: fatigue, sensitivity to cold, constipation, weight gain, dry skin, sugar/carb cravings, muscle weakness or poor exercise performance and recovery, joint pain and stiffness, thinning hair, mild depression and increasing brain fog. However, you've been to [...]

By |2019-03-25T14:18:40-08:00March 21st, 2019|Adults, Health, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Hormones, Testing, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Thyroid Testing Reviewed

Review of Sleep Research by NHLBI

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute just published an article in November 2018 about the link between sleep and health. Below is the article with my highlights and comments. Sweet dreams: Researchers explore link between sleep and health | National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) November 5, 2018, 12:00 PM EST Feeling sleepy [...]

By |2019-01-23T09:33:04-08:00January 23rd, 2019|Adults, Health, Latest Posts, Uncategorized, Weight Loss, Wellness|Comments Off on Review of Sleep Research by NHLBI

5 Keys to a Healthy Diet

1.) Have variety If your diet is the same everyday or you’re following a diet that’s very restrictive for weeks to months, you’re likely setting yourself up for nutrient deficiencies or other issues. 2.) Eat real food If you’re eating most of your meals from a box or a bag, you’re likely not getting good [...]

By |2019-01-16T17:09:28-08:00January 16th, 2019|Adults, Health, Latest Posts, Weight Loss, Wellness|Comments Off on 5 Keys to a Healthy Diet

Mighty Vitamin B12 (Methyl/Hydroxy/Adenosylcobalamin) 

Vitamin B12 is a member of the B Complex, a group of vitamins, each with a unique function in the body, but synergistically regarded for how they help the body's cells produce energy. Vitamin B12, along with thiamin (B1), niacin (B3), riboflavin (B2), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), biotin, and folate make up the B [...]

By |2017-12-13T13:25:34-08:00December 6th, 2017|Latest Posts|Comments Off on Mighty Vitamin B12 (Methyl/Hydroxy/Adenosylcobalamin) 

Our Weight Loss and Management Philosophy

One of the keys to losing weight and keeping it off is maintaining muscle during weight loss. Why? Because muscle burns calories and is a major factor in your overall metabolism. If you lose muscle during weight loss, you  reduce your capacity to burn calories. That’s exactly what happens to many people who lose weight, but [...]

By |2018-07-02T13:10:22-08:00November 7th, 2017|Latest Posts|Comments Off on Our Weight Loss and Management Philosophy

How to: Hydration

You’ve heard it many times before: Adequate fluid intake is critical for athletic performance and recovery. But like most athletes, you probably wonder whether your current hydration strategy is optimal. After all, your sense of thirst will not tell you unless you’re already dehydrated, and it’s hard to detect the signs of the initial fluid [...]

By |2018-07-02T13:18:20-08:00November 6th, 2017|Latest Posts|Comments Off on How to: Hydration

Respiratory Health & the Power of the Lungs

Protect Your Lungs Exercise. The better your cardiorespiratory fitness, the easier it is for your lungs to keep your heart and muscles supplied with oxygen. It doesn't matter if you dance under the moon, swim at sunrise, or walk through the woods…just get moving to a level that increases your breathing and heart rate. Puff Off. Smoking [...]

By |2018-07-02T13:21:11-08:00November 3rd, 2017|Latest Posts|Comments Off on Respiratory Health & the Power of the Lungs

Natural Approaches to Urinary Tract Health

There are times when it feels like biology is destiny. And when it comes to women and urinary tract infections (UTI), there's some truth to that age-old observation. A woman's chance of contracting at least one UTI over her lifetime is close to 50%; once you've had a UTI, you know exactly what it is, [...]

By |2018-07-02T13:28:19-08:00September 14th, 2017|Latest Posts|Comments Off on Natural Approaches to Urinary Tract Health

Infertility and Natural Medicine

Both men and women describe infertility as heartbreaking, more stressful than losing a job or getting divorced. Across the United States, approximately 7.5 million women age 15 to 44 have an impaired ability to get pregnant or carry a pregnancy to term; about 5 million men have a fertility problem.   Most male infertility is [...]

By |2018-07-02T13:32:59-08:00August 24th, 2017|Hormone Replacement Therapy, Hormones, Latest Posts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Infertility and Natural Medicine