Hypothyroidism can be primary or secondary. If it is primary, it should respond well to thyroid replacement. If low thyroid symptoms (fatigue, weight gain, dry skin and hair, constipation, low body temp, depression, hair loss, etc.) continue despite treatment, then it is secondary and one must look at the underlying factors that may be contributing. If that underlying cause is adrenal fatigue, then treatment of hypothyroidism without adrenal support is not only ineffective, it can be highly counterproductive.
Hydrochloric acid, also known as HCL, is really critical for our health for a variety of reasons. In the stomach, it helps other gastric acids (potassium chloride and sodium chloride) break down proteins and it directly kills pathogens like Candida, parasites, viruses, and bacteria and prevents them from traveling further into the gastrointestinal tract. [continue reading…]
For some women, it is very difficult to imagine life without makeup. Ladies tend to forget that Nature has given them the means to look attractive without artificial assistance. True beauty is a reflection of the inner self, which is largely influenced by your diet and lifestyle choices, not by the amount of eye-liner, blush, concealer, lipstick, etc. that is caked on your skin.
In this post, we explore the relationship between caffeine and binge eating by answering the following question from a site visitor.
I have struggled with periodic binge eating for years. I have cleaned up my diet and follow and weighed and measured plan high in protein and non-starchy vegetables as well as some fats. My plan allows for black coffee and tea, which I drink liberally. I still struggle with periodic binging late at night. Is there reason to suspect that this is due to the caffeine intake? Thanks, Meg.
H. pylori (Helicobacter pylori) is a gram negative bacterium that inhabits the stomach and/or the first part of the small intestine called the duodenum. It is believed that 50 percent of the world’s population carries this fella, however, not everyone develops symptoms. It can produce a broad range of upper GI symptoms like GERD, heart burn, acid reflux, a deep gnawing or burning feeling in the stomach or upper small intestine area, bloating, nausea, frequent and intense belching, and is the primary cause of ulcers and gastritis.
The health benefits of garlic have been known by common folk for thousands of years, but more recently, these benefits have been backed up by a large amount of scientific research. Below are some of the most important reasons to try and eat more of this time-tested food. [continue reading…]
Well, the temperature has been in the hundreds in my neck of the woods for the last few weeks and this kind of weather always gets me in the mood for some rich and smooth ice cream to cool me off a bit. After my main course meal, I love to curl up and get mindfully intimate with a delicious bowl while watching a good movie. [continue reading…]
Candida is one of the most cunning and adaptive organisms that exists. It has developed a variety of ingenious mechanisms to ensure its survival and can wreck havoc on one’s mental, physical and spiritual health. Here are a few fascinating facts about this microbe that you don’t hear about very often. [continue reading…]
According to the World Health Organization, depression affects approximately 350 million people worldwide. You’ve probably heard traditional psychologists use the word chemical imbalance when speaking of depression; the chemicals they are referring to are neurotransmitters in the brain which are not functioning properly. A chemical imbalance may involve depletion or excess. [continue reading…]
The health benefits of salmon have been widely chronicled, but it is always worthwhile to go over them again. Before looking at all the great aspects of this superfood, it is important to note that the fish that you eat should be wild and not farmed. Farmed salmon have an imbalance in their fatty acid ratio because of unnatural diets, and almost all fish from areas other than the Pacific Northwest are high in heavy metals and other pollutants, both of which can result in a vast array of psychiatric or medical health conditions if consumed on a frequent basis. [continue reading…]