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Hormone Testing: Serum VS Salivary VS Urine

Hormone testing specifically the sex hormones including estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and distinguishing between serum (blood) vs. saliva vs urine tests. Serum (blood): for sex hormones there is no distinction in serum between bound and unbound (free) hormones. It can be misleading in which hormone [...]

Hormone Testing: Serum VS Salivary VS Urine2019-11-19T17:48:39+00:00

Hormone Cell Membrane Connection

I want to talk about a concept regarding hormonal balancing that is typically forgotten or ignored. Many people experience hormonal imbalances from female hormones being out of balance such as irregular menses, hot flashes, night sweats; to their thyroid being out of balance; to [...]

Hormone Cell Membrane Connection2019-11-05T03:54:12+00:00

Female Hormonal Balance

Many people think that as they age their energy will decrease, their metabolism will slow down, they will lose their libido. These are all just signs that the hormones are out of balance. I ask patients about their periods. Are they a regular cycle, [...]

Female Hormonal Balance2019-08-19T14:15:40+00:00

FOUR Benefits of Fasting

FOUR Benefits of Fasting Helps with weight loss - Boost metabolism, Balances insulin levels, Lipolysis (fat-burning) Neurological benefits – promotes the growth of neurons, enhances memory performance, improves cognitive function Boost the immune system – regenerates the immune system, boosts production of white blood [...]

FOUR Benefits of Fasting2019-07-29T03:05:39+00:00

Five Causes of Fatigue

Fatigue is a common symptom that we see in our clinic. Chronic stress leads to dysregulation of the body’s stress systems, specifically the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and this is a common cause of fatigue. Poor Nutrition or Digestion. [...]

Five Causes of Fatigue2019-07-15T01:50:08+00:00

FIVE Connections Between Bile Flow and Thyroid Function

FIVE Connections between Bile Flow and Thyroid Function If not absorbing fats, you can’t make thyroid hormones Finland study: hypothyroidism 7x more likely in people with decreased bile flow Bile triggers release of the enzyme that converts T4 to T3 Gut bacteria plays a [...]

FIVE Connections Between Bile Flow and Thyroid Function2019-07-08T01:18:58+00:00

Why is Fat Metabolism Important?

Why is fat metabolism important? Fats are part of every cell membrane Integral part of the nervous system and brain Fats are needed to proper hormonal balance Needed to inflammatory responses Cell to cell communication ALSO: fat is optimal fuel for humans [...]

Why is Fat Metabolism Important?2019-05-27T03:41:57+00:00

Goitrogenic Foods and Thyroid Conditions

The goitrogenic foods include broccoli, cauliflower, kale, brussels sprouts, mustard greens, radishes, spinach, strawberries, peaches, soy-based foods, peanuts. These are foods that interfere with iodine uptake and suppress thyroid function. There were animal studies that found that the breakdown products of cruciferous vegetables called [...]

Goitrogenic Foods and Thyroid Conditions2019-03-17T23:57:53+00:00

Will Iodine Worsen My Thyroid Condition?

We cannot effectively treat thyroid conditions, unless there is adequate levels of iodine, as iodine is needed in order for the thyroid to function.

Will Iodine Worsen My Thyroid Condition?2019-03-11T03:39:02+00:00

Iodine and Autoimmune Thyroid Disease

Should iodine be avoided in autoimmune thyroid conditions? The controversy is around thyroperoxidase (TPO) which is an enzyme that is necessary for the production of both T3 and T4.  There is some evidence that consuming iodine will increase the TPO antibodies, which are the [...]

Iodine and Autoimmune Thyroid Disease2019-03-04T03:56:25+00:00
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