Tag Archives: hormones

Prevent holiday hot flashes

December 20, 2013

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by Dr. Adrienne Stewart —  All hormones in the body are designed to work together in a type of hormonal symphony. One off-pitch member affects the entire orchestra, and the other members have to try to compensate. During the holiday season, we are surrounded by the comfort and cheer of our family traditions. Many women […]

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Secret formula to be happy and lean

August 18, 2013

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by Dr. Alan Christianson —  The secret formula to being happy and lean is 70-100 mg/dl — that is it. Now that you know the secret, here are more details. The numbers reflect the ideal range of your blood sugar. When there is too little, your brain and muscles cannot work at their best. When […]

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The stress effect and reduction techniques

June 20, 2013

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Your body is designed to experience stress and react appropriately. Stress will put you in fight-or-flight mode, alert and ready to avoid danger. The body also experiences physiologic responses, such as increased heart and respiratory rates, to enable immediate action. However, increased incidences of illness can develop if these physiologic changes are not restored to […]

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Pre-pregnancy cleansing

June 16, 2013

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by Dr. Adrienne Stewart  —  Preventative medicine has lifelong benefits. The earlier you invest in your health, the greater the returns you can expect throughout life. Imagine the benefits of a healthy lifestyle as a young child or even before you were born. That is why preconception care can be very healing, not only for […]

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Obesity, abnormal hair growth and lack of menstruation: Symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome

May 9, 2013

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by Sima Aidun —  Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), a health problem that can affect a woman’s menstrual cycle, fertility, hormones, insulin production, heart, blood vessels and appearance, is the most common hormonal reproductive problem in women of child-bearing age. PCOS is seen in four to 10 percent of women of reproductive age. While the cause […]

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The skinny on fats

March 6, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  High-quality fats and oils are one of the most essential foods to consume every day. They are needed as an energy source for your brain and for producing many vital hormones in the body. They are also essential for transporting all vitamins, minerals and hormones through every one of your […]

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Treating infertility with Traditional Chinese Medicine and pelvic exercises

January 22, 2013

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by Dasha Trebichavsk —  Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) employs a broad spectrum of treatment modalities including herbs, acupuncture and bodywork, as well as dietary and lifestyle adjustments. One of its least commonly advertised uses is in the field of infertility. Successful treatment of infertility dates back in China to the Sui Dynasty (589 CE). Chinese […]

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The American protein mantra

November 26, 2012

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by Dr. Thomas Lodi —  Living in America, we are not only obsessed with eating and drinking protein, we also have begun to supplement non-protein foods, such as fruit, with protein powders. Considered to be the most fundamental and sacred of all nutrients, protein was discovered by the Dutch chemist Gerhard Mulder (1839). Upon discovering […]

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Chiropractic care during pregnancy

October 25, 2012

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by Dr. Dawn Tames —  Would you like to make your pregnancy and delivery more comfortable? Chiropractic care can help. It is a natural, drug-free, safe method of care, even for pregnant women. A doctor of chiropractic is thoroughly trained to understand the mechanical and neuromuscular changes that occur during the nine months of pregnancy, […]

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Sleep longer, live longer

September 15, 2012

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Is it true that the more you sleep, the longer you live? “Sleep is the most undervalued contributor to optimal health and performance,” says Dr. Keith Humphreys, professor of psychiatry at Stanford University, whose research into addiction treatment and national mental health and drug policy has lead to published articles in the New York Times […]

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Stress: A cause of adrenal fatigue?

September 11, 2012

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by Dr. Sarv Varta K. Khalsa —  Adrenal fatigue is one of the most common and under-diagnosed health conditions in modern society. We live fast-paced lives with busy schedules that don’t allow much time for rest and relaxation. Just the stress of daily responsibilities can eventually take its toll. Our adrenal glands play a key […]

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Hot flashes – not just for women

September 4, 2012

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by Dr. Paul Stallone —  Most people do not think that men can have a hot flash — that it is something only women get — but in reality, both genders can and do experience them. Hot flashes can be very disruptive for either gender, especially when coupled with the high summer heat, which makes […]

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FDA bans BPA in baby bottles

September 2, 2012

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by Mary Budinger —  The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced July 17, 2012, that baby bottles and sippy cups can no longer contain bisphenol-A (BPA), the plastic chemical that was banned three years ago by Canada for use in baby bottles. The American Chemistry Council asked the FDA to phase out rules allowing […]

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