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Natural Remedies for Adrenal Fatigue: A Holistic Approach

In our fast-paced world, adrenal fatigue is an increasingly common issue, leaving many feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. However, hope lies in the power of natural remedies. This blog explores a holistic approach to rejuvenate your adrenal health using natural remedies for adrenal fatigue. From herbal aids to lifestyle adjustments, we'll guide you through gentle, effective […]

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Understanding Testosterone-Boosting Supplements: Are They Safe and Effective?

In the quest for improved health, fitness, and vitality, testosterone-boosting supplements have emerged as a popular option for those looking to enhance their testosterone levels.  These supplements promise benefits, from increased muscle mass and libido to improved energy levels. However, the critical questions of their safety and effectiveness are often subjects of intense debate.  Are […]

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How Hormone Replacement Therapy Can Help with Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis, a condition marked by weakened bones and an increased risk of fractures, is a significant health concern, especially as we age.  Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) has emerged as a beacon of hope in this realm, offering not just relief but also a proactive approach to managing and potentially reversing the effects of this bone-thinning […]

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Coping with the Emotional Impact of Hormone Imbalances

Hormonal imbalances can have a significant impact on mental health, causing or worsening symptoms like anxiety, depression, mood swings, and irritability. Hormones play a crucial role in regulating bodily processes, including metabolism, mood, reproductive function, and sexual health.  Hormone dysregulation occurs when too much or not enough of a hormone is released by the endocrine […]

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The Role of Testosterone in Women's Health: An Often Overlooked Hormone

Testosterone, predominantly recognized as the quintessential male hormone, has a lesser-known but equally vital role in the female body. While its presence in women is often overshadowed by hormones like estrogen and progesterone, testosterone's influence spans a range of physiological functions, from bone health to emotional well-being.  This article embarks on a journey to explore […]

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The Role of Iodine in Thyroid Health: Friend or Foe?

Whether we realize it or not, thyroid health is a topic of significant importance in our lives. This unassuming gland in our necks plays a pivotal role in regulating our metabolism, energy levels, and even our body temperature.  However, the relationship between iodine and the thyroid is complex, and it's often debated whether iodine is […]

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Lifestyle Changes to Support Thyroid Health: Tips for Hashimoto's and Graves' Patients

Welcome to our blog dedicated to helping individuals with Hashimoto's and Graves' diseases make lifestyle changes that support thyroid health. Lifestyle Changes to Support Thyroid Health and Tips for Hashimoto's and Graves' Patients. These autoimmune thyroid conditions can present unique challenges, but with the right strategies, you can take control of your health and improve […]

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The Role of Inositol in Managing PCOS: Unlocking the Potential

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a prevalent endocrine disorder among women of reproductive age, affecting 6-20% of this demographic worldwide.  Characterized by irregular menstruation, excess androgen, and polycystic ovaries, PCOS is associated with an array of physiological complications, such as insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and infertility. These health problems often […]

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Fight Colds and Flu with Fresh Veggies: Dr. Linda Khoshaba recommends these foods to keep our immune system healthy

Flu season is here, and it is important that we keep our immune system healthy to fight off any bug that we may encounter. Here are five of the top foods that boost the immune system to survive the winter. Combine all five in a soup for a powerful anti-flu and anti-cold remedy. Garlic (allium sativa) […]

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The Connection Between Stress and Adrenal Dysfunction

The human body is a complex system that responds to various stressors, both internal and external, to maintain homeostasis and overall health. The adrenal glands are a key component of the body's stress response system. These small, triangle-shaped glands that sit atop the kidneys play a crucial role in managing stress through the production of […]

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The Importance of Sleep for Hormonal Health and Adrenal Function

Sleep is essential to our daily routine, significantly impacting our overall health and well-being. While most of us know that a lack of sleep can lead to various health problems such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and even shortened life expectancy, we often overlook sleep's vital role in regulating our hormonal health and adrenal function.  […]

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Nutrient Deficiencies and Thyroid Disease: What You Need to Know

Our thyroid gland is one of the most important yet often overlooked aspects of our overall health.  Did you know that an estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, according to the American Thyroid Association? What's even more surprising is that many of these cases could be prevented or managed with proper […]

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Skin Tags and Insulin Resistance

Acrochordons, commonly known as skin tags, are those small, benign skin growths that often appear in areas like the folds of the neck, armpits, breasts, and groin. While genetics and friction have long been recognized as contributing factors to their formation, recent research has uncovered a fascinating link between skin tags and a condition called […]

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Pregnancy and Thyroid Disease: How to Support Your Health and Your Baby's

Bringing a new life into the world is remarkable, but pregnancy poses unique challenges for expectant mothers with thyroid disease. So, what's the relationship between pregnancy and thyroid disease? This blog post will explore the importance of managing thyroid disease during pregnancy and discuss practical ways to support your health and your baby's development. From […]

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Natural Approaches to Male Hormone Imbalance and Low Testosterone

Hormones are essential communicators within the human body, influencing numerous physiological processes. In males, testosterone, the primary male sex hormone, plays a vital role. It contributes to muscle mass, bone density, body hair, mood regulation, and overall well-being. Therefore, when testosterone levels decline, which can occur naturally with age or due to various health issues, it […]

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The Top Supplements for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder that impacts the thyroid gland, often leading to hypothyroidism. This condition is characterized by inflammation in the thyroid gland and the production of antibodies that attack the thyroid tissue. While medications are commonly prescribed to manage Hashimoto's, certain supplements may offer valuable support in alleviating symptoms and promoting thyroid […]

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Harnessing the Power of Inositol for Effective Weight Loss

Weight loss is an ongoing struggle for many, with new techniques and strategies continually emerging to help people achieve their health goals. One such novel approach is harnessing the power of a natural compound found abundantly in our diet - inositol.  Though it's been around in the health and wellness sphere for some time, inositol […]

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Boost Your Health With These Foods Loaded with Inositol

As we strive to prioritize our health and wellness, it's essential to realize the significant role our diet plays in maintaining our well-being. Understanding the wealth of nutrients that our food provides can have a transformative effect on our body, mind, and overall health. In the realm of these beneficial nutrients, inositol, a member of […]

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Semaglutide and its Role in Weight Loss

In recent years, obesity has become a worldwide epidemic, affecting millions of people and contributing to the rise of associated comorbidities such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer.  Traditional weight loss strategies often have limited effectiveness, necessitating the exploration of innovative solutions. Semaglutide, a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, initially […]

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Understanding How Semaglutide Works: A Comprehensive Review

In the battle against diabetes mellitus, a global health threat, semaglutide has emerged as a potent weapon.  Semaglutide has demonstrated considerable efficacy in managing type 2 diabetes and chronic weight management, belonging to the class of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists.  Its effectiveness is attributed to its unique mechanism of action, which imitates the functions […]

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Long-term Efficacy of Semaglutide in Diabetes and Obesity Management

The dual burden of diabetes and obesity presents a formidable challenge to clinicians worldwide. As the prevalence of these interconnected conditions continues to rise, novel and effective therapeutic strategies are of paramount importance.  Among the various treatments available, semaglutide—a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist—has emerged as a promising candidate for diabetes and obesity management. In […]

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Types of Adrenal Gland Disorders

Adrenal gland disorders are medical conditions that affect the proper functioning of the adrenal glands. These small, triangular glands above the kidneys produce hormones that help regulate the body's response to stress, metabolism, blood pressure, and other vital functions.When the adrenal glands do not produce the right hormone balance, various health issues can occur. This […]

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The Role of Cortisol in the Body

Cortisol, commonly known as the "stress hormone," is a critical hormone produced by the adrenal glands that plays a vital role in various physiological processes within the body. It helps us adapt and respond to stress and regulates metabolism, inflammation, blood pressure, and the sleep-wake cycle.  Understanding the role of cortisol in the body is […]

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How Cortisol Affects Women's Health and the Menstrual Cycle

Cortisol, commonly known as the "stress hormone," plays a crucial role in regulating various physiological processes in the human body. Produced by the adrenal glands, cortisol is involved in the regulation of metabolism, immune function, and the body's response to stress.  While cortisol is essential for maintaining overall health, its impact on women's health and […]

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How To Start an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Inflammation is a natural and essential process in our bodies to protect us from harmful substances and initiate the healing process. However, chronic inflammation can lead to various health issues, including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and arthritis.  One effective way to combat chronic inflammation is by adopting an anti-inflammatory diet. In this comprehensive guide, we'll […]

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What Is Hormonal Acne and How To Address It?

Acne is normal. It is a common skin condition that occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil (sebum) and dead skin cells.  The appearance of acne usually occurs during the teenage years, when hormone surges are associated with secondary sexual characteristics. However, you may be wondering why you're still breaking out as an adult. […]

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Can Your Body Detox Naturally?

There is a lot of talk nowadays about body detox and the word is often used casually. It is primarily due to the fact that our bodies are regularly exposed to toxic chemicals and we all just want to know how we can get rid of them to live a healthier life. However, did you […]

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Lifestyle Habits That Can Affect Your Hormones

Hormones play a crucial role in regulating various bodily functions, and certain lifestyle habits can have a significant impact on your hormonal balance. Adopting healthy lifestyle habits can help maintain hormonal balance, while unhealthy habits can contribute to hormonal imbalances and related health issues.  In this article, we explore 9 lifestyle habits that may interfere […]

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The Best Vitamins for Thyroid Disease

Various supplements and vitamins can be taken when it comes to thyroid disease. This is certainly not a one-size fits all picture. While the web can be a source of an immense amount of information, with that comes a lot of misinformation. When we consider vitamins for thyroid disease, the first question we must ask […]

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Is Ginger Good for Hyperthyroidism?

Ever tried that spicy but slightly sweet and pungent ginger root? Well, this herb not only adds a pleasant flavor to some of your favorite dishes but actually has many unbelievable health benefits! It has been used by many different cultures for centuries for its medical properties.  For starters - what exactly is ginger? Ginger, […]

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Does Fasting Hurt Your Thyroid?

Is intermittent fasting getting the buzz? Feel like you need to follow the latest trend when it comes to diet? Have you been hearing about all the health benefits of fasting and feel like you don’t want to miss out? Well... ever heard the phrase, “One man’s medicine is another man’s poison?” When it comes […]

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How to Boost Your Metabolism

Recommended Daily Amount of Protein, Vegetables, and Fruit MEN Protein Vegetables Fruit 19-30 yrs 6.5 to 7 ounces 2 to 2.5 cups 2 to 2.5 cups 31-59 yrs 6 to 7 ounces 2 to 2.5 cups 2 to 2.5 cups 60+ yrs 5.5 to 6.5 ounces 2 cups 2 cups WOMEN Protein Vegetables Fruit 19-30 […]

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The Right Thyroid dose for Energy and Fat Loss

Do you have hypothyroidism and struggle with fatigue and unintentional weight gain? What’s the right thyroid dose for energy and fat loss? Well, the answer is, unfortunately, not so black and white. To answer the question simply, there is no universal thyroid dose that will increase energy and promote fat loss for everything. That being […]

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Testing Your Body For Toxins

What are toxins? Toxins are natural poisons produced in your body that interpret the metabolic processes of your body. Some toxins include proteins, peptides, or molecules that interact with the cell receptors and enzymes in your body and alter them.  What types of toxins can be found in your body? Many toxins that are in […]

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What is Reverse T3?

T3 is a thyroid hormone known as triiodothyronine. Reverse T3 (rT3) is the inactive form of the hormone. It is converted from T4 through the enzyme called 3-5’-deiodinase enzyme. 3-5’-deiodinase enzymes then decompose into diiothyronine. Elevation of rT3 can come from the increased conversion of T4 to rT3 or inability for rT3 to convert to […]

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How to Lose Weight With Thyroid Disease

Do you have a thyroid condition and struggle with unintentional weight gain or an inability to lose weight? As we know, hypothyroidism can have many symptoms, including but not limited to cold intolerance, slower metabolic rate, weight gain, dry skin, edema, hair loss, fatigue, hyperlipidemia, brittle nails, and irregular menstrual cycles. While addressing and managing […]

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Top 10 Foods to Avoid for Hashimoto’s

What is Hashimoto’s? Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is an autoimmune condition in which your body makes antibodies that attack the cells in your thyroid. This results in your thyroid not making enough hormones which can lead to a variety of symptoms such as weight gain, tiredness, muscle weakness, and sometimes an enlarged thyroid gland (goiter).  Who is […]

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How to Lower Your Thyroid Antibodies

What are thyroid antibodies? Thyroid antibodies indicate that you have an autoimmune thyroid condition. This means that your body attacks your thyroid cells.  What are the different types of thyroid antibodies?  There are several thyroid antibodies that are typically correlated with either hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. Another autoimmune thyroid marker that we assess for is thyroglobulin […]

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How to Wean off Thyroid Medication

Have you been on thyroid medication for years? Wanting to wean off? Unsure of whether or not you can just, stop cold turkey? Well hopefully, we can provide you with some insight so you can discuss your options with your Physician. Why do some patients wean off mediation? Some patients want to come off thyroid […]

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T2 Thyroid hormone: Can this be a promising answer to increase metabolism and weight loss?

Ever heard of the T2 thyroid hormone? You’ve likely heard of TSH, T4, and T3... but what is T2? Possibly another hormone to consider when looking at thyroid health. T4 (Thyroxine) and T3 (Triiodothyronine) are your main thyroid hormones. While both play a major role in your body's metabolism, helping support brain function, digestion, energy […]

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How to Lose Weight When You Have Adrenal Fatigue

Struggling with stubborn weight gain or an inability to lose weight? Have you tried fad diet after fad diet, and the scale still won’t budge? I’m here to tell you that it may not be your diet alone that’s preventing you from losing weight... At least not entirely. We tend to look at weight loss […]

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The Importance of Magnesium for Energy and Overall Health

Magnesium and energy levels Feeling fatigued, tired and lack of energy? Your magnesium, or lack thereof may be the answer. It is not uncommon to experience some of these symptoms, go to your Doctor, and have them tell you that everything in your blood work looks flawless. Often times, however, Doctors are not looking at […]

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Acai and Fertility

We’re sure you've heard that the acai berry is a superfood... But what does that really mean? Well, what if we told you that the acai berry can improve fertility outcomes? What makes acai berries so special? Acai berries have quite a special nutrient profile and are rich in minerals, antioxidants, tannins, polyphenols, and anthocyanins. […]

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Understanding Serotonin: How Diet and Lifestyle Affects Your Serotonin

What is serotonin? Serotonin, also known as 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT), is a chemical neurotransmitter that also behaves like a hormone. Serotonin is made from one of your essential amino acids, known as tryptophan. Interestingly, because it is an essential amino acid, tryptophan can not be made by the body and must be consumed through diet. Foods […]

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Hyperparathyroidism: A Potential Underlying Cause of Anxiety, IBS, and Fatigue

Struggling with anxiety, fatigue, constipation, bloating, or gas? While it seems that these symptoms are often deemed to be normal, I’m here to tell you that they’re not and may actually be a sign that you should have your Doctor do further investigation. While one of the causes may be your parathyroid, it can also […]

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Is the ketogenic diet safe for thyroid health? The potential risks of a keto diet

We’ve seen a lot of buzz around the ketogenic diet- but can it have long term side effects? Its quite possible. What is the ketogenic diet?: The ketogenic diet is a low carbohydrate, adequate protein and high fat diet. This means that a majority of your carbohydrates are coming from fats, a good amount from […]

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How to Increase Cortisol in the Morning

Do you find yourself hitting the snooze button far too often? Are you feeling groggy, tired, and fatigued? Do you find it almost impossible to get out of bed in the morning? Have difficulty waking up in the morning? This might all be a sign that you're having an adrenal issue. What is cortisol?: Cortisol […]

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Can Hyperparathyroidism Cause Anxiety?

Did you know that anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting over 18% of the U.S. adult population? While anxiety disorder is generally considered a diagnosis, what if it is actually a symptom of an underlying condition? There can be many causes of anxiety, and while medications may be […]

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Vitiligo and Hashimotos: What is the connection?

What is vitiligo? Vitiligo is a condition that causes some patches of your skin to lose color. This condition can not only cause some of your skin to lose its color but can actually also cause hair loss in certain areas of your body. There are several causes of Vitiligo, however, it is considered to […]

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How Does COVID Impact Thyroid Function?

Curious whether there is a relationship between thyroid function and covid 19 infection? Recent research suggests that the inflammation caused by the sars coronavirus may have an impact on the thyroid by inducing inflammation, resulting in hypo or hyperthyroidism or even autoimmune thyroiditis. As we've seen, coronavirus infection has a different effect on individuals with […]

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