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Micronutrient Deficiency and AD/HD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by a pattern of behavior, present in multiple settings (e.g., school and home), that can result in performance issues in social, educational, or work settings. ADHD, a disorder that begins in childhood, can continue through adulthood for some people. Current research is revealing the connections between mental health disorders and [...]

By |2019-04-05T14:33:58-08:00April 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Micronutrient Deficiency and AD/HD

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

This Might Be Why You’re Struggling To Stay Away From Sweets

There are some days you just cannot resist the urge to indulge when someone offers you a free doughnut in the office. It might feel like your impulsive choices are arbitrary, but if you pay attention, there may actually be a clear pattern for which days you can't control the cravings. According to new research, your self-control [...]

By |2018-11-08T16:02:04-08:00November 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on This Might Be Why You’re Struggling To Stay Away From Sweets

MCT Oil: How it Enhance Exercise, Helps you Lose Weight and Affects Your Brain

Our brain, hormones, and immune system need healthy fats from the foods we eat to thrive. The trillions of cells that our bodies are made of depend on healthy fats to function optimally. In reality, there is nothing new about this—from an evolutionary and biological perspective, fat was and will always be an essential part [...]

By |2018-11-08T12:56:47-08:00November 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on MCT Oil: How it Enhance Exercise, Helps you Lose Weight and Affects Your Brain

This Is Your Body (and Brain) on Gluten

"You should consider eliminating all gluten and dairy from your diet for 3 months." Those words hung in the air like an alien spacecraft hovering between us. When I had the good sense to consult a naturopath after my diagnosis with postpartum thyroiditis, this was the backbone of her recommendation to me. To me, as [...]

By |2018-10-25T13:49:10-08:00October 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on This Is Your Body (and Brain) on Gluten

Two Foods That May Sabotage Your Brain

Could two of the most popular foods consumed in the West be a major cause of psychiatric disorders?  Could there be a food-based cure for schizophrenia, bipolar, and depressive disorders? It is my firm conviction that diet – both what it may be deficient in as well as its potential toxicity – can cause what we [...]

By |2018-10-25T13:27:47-08:00October 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Two Foods That May Sabotage Your Brain

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