Embrace REAL Food!

Embrace REAL Food!

If you’re at all concerned about your health—whether you want to gain health or maintain it—nutrition is paramount. In fact, your diet accounts for about 80 percent of the health benefits reaped from a healthy lifestyle, with the remaining 20 percent from exercise. So what makes for a nutritionally sound diet? First and foremost, a…

PCOS

PCOS: Are You One of the Thousands of Women Who Suffer?

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), the most common metabolic disorder of reproductive-age women in the United States, is generally known as a reproductive disorder but is also associated with life threatening medical illnesses. In the U.S., six million reproductive-age women are affected with the syndrome. PCOS is generally considered a syndrome rather than a disease because it manifests…

How To Keep Your Gallbladder Happy

How To Keep Your Gallbladder Happy

Lifestyle Recommendations on How To Keep Your Gallbladder Happy Maintain a normal weight. Obese women are seven times more likely to develop gallstones. Obesity increases cholesterol synthesis, which leads to more cholesterol secreted in the bile. Weight loss should occur at a steady pace, since rapid reduction can increase biliary cholesterol saturation. Adequate amounts of healthy…

Balancing Your Brain Chemistry: Treating Neurotransmitter Imbalances

Balancing Your Brain Chemistry: Treating Neurotransmitter Imbalances

What’s A Neurotransmitter? Neurotransmitters are molecules that regulate brain function. They are chemicals which relay messages from nerve to nerve both within the brain and outside the brain. They also relay messages from nerve to muscle, lungs, and intestinal tracts. They can accentuate emotion, thought processes, joy, elation and also fear, anxiety, insomnia and that terrible…

Answers to Your Questions About Candida Infections

Candidiasis Answers to Your Questions About Candida Infections. Candidiasis or Candida is a fungal infection caused by an overgrowth of fungus belonging to the Candida species. Candida yeasts are normally present in the mouth, gastrointestinal tract, and vagina without causing symptoms. Sometimes, however, the balance between Candida and normally present bacteria becomes disrupted. What are…

thyroid dysfunction

Could Thyroid Dysfunction be Causing Your Symptoms?

Thyroid Dysfunction Millions of Americans suffer from fatigue, weight gain, depression, and cognitive impairment. Many believe that they have no choice but to accept these seemingly “age-related” declines in quality of life. Underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) is often overlooked or misdiagnosed and can be the underlying cause of these symptoms. Patients and their doctors often disregard…

The Truth About Cholesterol

The Truth About Cholesterol

The Truth About Cholesterol Cholesterol could be described as the smoking gun of the last two decades.   It’s been responsible for demonizing entire categories of foods (like eggs and saturated fats) and blamed for just about every case of heart disease in the last 20 years.  You are probably aware that there are many myths that…

Andropause

Andropause: The Male Menopause

Men… are you experiencing any of the following symptoms? Fatigue or loss of energy/stamina Depression or negative mood Irritability, quick temper or uncontrolled anger Anxiety or nervousness Memory loss or difficulty concentrating Relationship problems with your spouse or partner Decrease libido or desire to have sex Difficulty maintaining or achieving an erection Decreased intensity of…

Hypoglycemia

Do You Have Hypoglycemia?

How Do You Diagnose It? Hypoglycemia is a condition that occurs when your blood sugar (glucose) is too low.  Blood sugar below 70 mg/dL is considered low. Symptoms you may have when your blood sugar gets too low include: Cold sweats Convulsions Double vision or blurry vision Fast or pounding heartbeat General discomfort, uneasiness, or…