Oxytocin...It's Not Just About Sex!

Oxytocin…It’s Not Just About Sex!

Oxytocin… it’s not just about sex!  The pituitary is a very important gland located at the base of the brain, just below the hypothalamus.  The two main sections of the gland, the anterior and posterior pituitary secrete some very essential hormones for life…. Anterior Pituitary Hormones ACTH (Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone) – stimulates adrenal gland to produce cortisol FSH…

Ten Tips To Protect Your Body from Toxic Chemicals

Don’t put anything on your skin you wouldn’t eat! Avoid mainstream consumer skin care, cosmetics and personal care products, period! Need soap? Try natural brands like Dr Bronner’s,  Mrs. Meyers, Watkins or Nubain Heritage. Don’t eat foods made with chemicals you can’t pronounce. Read the ingredients labels. If the list of ingredients is too long…

The Biology of Food Addiction

The Biology of Food Addiction

The Biology of Food Addiction The Calorie Hypothesis Current view:  Obesity is just lack of will power …eat less, exercise more The Biology of Food Addiction. This model fails because: Our body’s wise compensatory mechanisms defend against weight loss by decreasing energy expenditure and increasing appetite as we diet High glycemic carbohydrates (like added refined sugars,…

5 Scientific Benefits of Beets!

5 Scientific Benefits of Beets!

5 Scientific Benefits of Beets! I’ve been picking up fresh heirloom beets at the Farmer’s Market from Red Wagon Organic Farm every week anticipating the delicious complex flavor they add to my smoothies (recipe coming soon!) and the boost in energy from the nitric oxide they can produce when consumed. So I thought I’d share with you…

vitamin b12

Everything You Need to Know About Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Do you suffer from any of the following symptoms? Weakness, tiredness, or light-headedness Rapid heartbeat or difficulty breathing Poor memory or difficulty concentrating Depression, anxiety, mania Numbness and tingling of hands or feet Difficulty with balance, poor coordination Pale skin Sore tongue Easy bruising or bleeding gums Upset stomach or weight loss Diarrhea or constipation…

6 Signs That SIBO Might be the Root Cause of Your IBS

Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth: Signs, Symptoms, and the IBS Connection

If you’re constipated or struggle with gas or bloating you’ve probably already done your fair share of googling things, such as, “What foods cause bloating?”, “How to stop diarrhea”, or “Will taking probiotics stop gas?” But now you’re confused—you’ve cleaned up your diet, stopped taking antibiotics, and are taking probiotics regularly, but the symptoms aren’t…