Category Archives: Metabolic Health


Progesterone Benefits for Estrogen Dominance and Insomnia

Progesterone Benefits for Estrogen Dominance and Insomnia

Both men and women can develop hormonal imbalances. Female hormonal imbalance is usually determined by the ratio of estrogen to progesterone. Where there is an estrogen excess, insomnia can be a problem as well as a variety of other commonly misidentified health complaints. In such instances, adding natural progesterone benefits many of these bodily functions. […]

Normal Gut Flora, Inflammatory Markers, and Chronic Illness – Part 2

Normal Gut Flora, Inflammatory Markers, and Chronic Illness – Part 2

Read Part 1 Histamines and Inflammation Histamine is a messenger substance in the body that aids in cellular communication. In its role as a regulator in the body, histamine works in digestion in conditions of normal gut flora, lowers blood pressure, and regulates sleep patterns. Diamine oxidase (DAO) is an important enzyme that breaks down […]

Normal Gut Flora, Inflammatory Markers, and Chronic Illness – Part 1

Normal Gut Flora, Inflammatory Markers, and Chronic Illness – Part 1

The current epidemic of chronic illness not only in the U.S. but around the world has spurred considerable research into the role of normal gut flora and inflammatory markers in the development of these chronic illnesses. Much valuable information has been generated regarding inflammation as the apparent foundation of many of these conditions. Disruptors of […]

The Guide to Endocrine Hormones

The Guide to Endocrine Hormones

Reproductive hormones, like estrogen and testosterone, are often the most well known hormones. Estrogen, for example, is well known as the hormone one responsible for making the uterus lining thick so an egg can implant and for causing PMS symptoms. However, estrogen is only one of many endocrine hormones that perform a multitude of vital […]

The Truth About Menopausal Metabolic Syndrome – Part 2

The Truth About Menopausal Metabolic Syndrome – Part 2

Read Part 1 Menopause Menopause, also called Climacteric, is classified as a time in a woman’s life when her menstrual period ceases, and she is no longer able to bear children. For many, this is a new type of freedom from monthly periods often ranging from 3-10 days of discomfort and bleeding. This is the […]

The Truth About Menopausal Metabolic Syndrome – Part 1

The Truth About Menopausal Metabolic Syndrome – Part 1

Truth be told, very few women are aware of menopausal metabolic syndrome (MMS) or even the process their body undergoes during menopause. Menopause has gotten a pretty bad reputation with related hot flashes and mood swings. In order to deal accordingly with the actual physical process the body is undergoing, it is extremely important to […]

Secondary Hypothyroidism and What You Can Do About It

Secondary Hypothyroidism and What You Can Do About It

Hypothyroidism is usually the result of the thyroid failing to function properly. When this condition is the result of either the pituitary gland or hypothalamus functioning incorrectly, it is referred to as secondary hypothyroidism. Primary hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid glands themselves are not functioning normally while the rest of the body is normal. The […]

Hair Health Tips to Reduce Everyday Damage to Your Hair

Hair Health Tips to Reduce Everyday Damage to Your Hair

Are you dealing with issues like baldness, dandruff, or dry damaged hair? Hair care is an important part of our overall health and well being. Many hair issues can be linked to health problems such as stress, medication side effects, hormonal imbalances, thyroid function, and even diet. Improving your diet, regulating stress, and improving your […]

Natural Inflammation Remedies: Chronic Illness, Aging, and Nutrition Part 2

Natural Inflammation Remedies: Chronic Illness, Aging, and Nutrition Part 2

Read Part 1 Natural Inflammation Remedies: Foods and Supplements Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, reportedly said, “Let food be your medicine.” This appears to be very applicable in the case of inflammation and its effects. Nutrition therapy is an emerging area of investigation as a way of dealing with inflammation. It shows that food […]

Natural Inflammation Remedies: Chronic Illness, Aging, and Nutrition Part 1

Natural Inflammation Remedies: Chronic Illness, Aging, and Nutrition Part 1

Aging happens to everyone, and so often do the chronic diseases that accompany it. Research shows the chronic diseases that afflict most, if not all, people over the age of 65 to have inflammation at their foundation. Most of these illnesses are handled by medications, but the patients suffer the side effects of those medications. […]

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