Hypothyroidism is a condition wherein the thyroid glands do not produce enough hormones to sustain metabolic functions. As a result, people with this condition may experience a wide array of symptoms like fatigue, constipation, aches and pains, and depression. While this disease can affect both sexes, it is especially common in women and is normally treated with hormone replacement medication. However, this treatment is not without side effects — especially if the patient misses a pill. Forgetting a dose may wreak havoc to the body and produce more symptoms. Continue reading
While there is no “magic pill” for thyroid disease, some factors may influence the effectiveness of your thyroid medication.
When you are first diagnosed with a thyroid condition, a prescription for medication becomes much like Continue reading
The food you eat can have a pronounced biochemical effect on your mental health
Fermented foods may help curb social anxiety disorder in Continue reading
A diet high in sugar (which includes processed fructose and grains) causes a host of health problems that can take years off your life, including obesity, diabetes, and heart disease
Compelling evidence actually suggests optimizing your vitamin D can reduce your risk of death from any cause Continue reading
I felt this sensation in the pit of my stomach – it was a combination of sympathy and anger – listening to Annie tell me, through tears, about her postpartum journey into the world of psychiatry. Continue reading
Individual food choices may make a difference in how you feel mentally and emotionally from day to day
Mood-boosting foods include dark chocolate, purple berries, Continue reading
A new study published in Letters in Applied Microbiology shows that a commonly used food probiotic known as Lactobacillus plantarum is capable of degrading dangerous pesticide residues in wheat (pirimiphos-methyl), confirming the traditional fermentation-based food-processing technique Continue reading
“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”
Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (1788 – 1860)
Here we present you with the evidence of the universal harm of gluten
Gluten: ZERO global
By this I mean a worldwide change to a gluten-free diet. Continue reading
Integrative cardiology is a newer field in the larger scope of integrative medicine. It specializes in treating the heart from a body, mind and emotions perspective and in doing so; decreases the reliance upon using medication alone to help the function of the heart. Since most medications have an average of 70 side effects and some up to 525, Continue reading
Prostate cancer is one of the most over-treated cancers out there. By 50 years of age, about 40 percent of all men already have prostate cancer and likely will never know it. But it will not kill them either – unless they are screened for it and then treated with Big Pharma protocols. Then things take an ugly turn as the benign and slow-growing cancer turns into the killer kind. The numbers for prostate cancer doubles to 80 percent of all men by the age of 80 years old. If you are in the business of selling cancer treatments, Continue reading
Cold and flu season is almost upon us. Before it’s too late, strengthen defenses naturally with herbal, dietary and lifestyle tips. If a bug does manage to settle in, use a few of the following suggestions to lessen symptoms and severity — helping you to get back on your feet fast.
Diet for a strong immune system
Sugar. Quite literally the scourge of health. Macrophages (a type of white blood cell) Continue reading
Eczema is known as a chronic dermatological condition that is characterized by skin rashes, dryness, crusting and flaking skin. Research indicates that eczema is caused by chronic inflammation that affects the skin cells and causes scarring. Natural lifestyle strategies allow the body to de-inflame and beat eczema. Continue reading
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease in which the myelin sheath on the nerve endings gets inflamed and damaged. This leads to scarring of the neurological tissue in the brain and spinal cord. While the medical model has very little support, many individuals have found ways to beat multiple sclerosis with natural lifestyle strategies.
MS is a condition Continue reading