Exercising With Unruly Hormones

Exercising With Unruly Hormones

Exercising with unruly hormones can be a challenge, to say the least! For many who used to be active, dealing with crazy out of whack hormones can put an end to strenuous exercise.  As a person who used to play softball, then spent years coaching my daughters’ softball teams and finally a parent for a…

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Hair Loss: Reasons for Thinning Locks

Hair Loss: Reasons for Thinning Locks

Hair loss is a condition that can be an issue for both men and women. While men face pattern baldness and women face hair thinning and hair loss, many who experience hair loss are usually dealing with either poor nutrition or disease. There are several chronic and short-term diseases that can lead to temporary loss…

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Laughter: It Really Is the Best Medicine

Laughter: It Really Is the Best Medicine

Laughter is can be considered a drug of choice. We have heard many times that laughter is the best medicine. But, how true is that? If you think about it, how many times have you been out with friends: you have a great time, laughing, telling stories about things happening in your life, sharing what…

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911 Firefighters Facing Higher Cancer Risks

911 Firefighters Facing Higher Cancer Risks

911 firefighters are facing a much higher risk of developing cancer than most. This is due to the chemicals the firefighters were exposed to during and after the attack. This follows the other recent articles on the higher rate of cancer that firefighters face due to the chemicals used against the fires of the fuels…

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The Chemical Clean-up Fight Goes On

The Chemical Clean-up Fight Goes On

The chemical clean-up fight continues but the federal government’s response is slowing. The clean-up efforts are shifting to the states. Massachusetts, California and Maine have led the charge, but now Washington state has taken the lead.  When Stephen Swanson, a retired E.R. doctor, learned that his drinking water contained the industrial pollutant PFOA and several related…

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Graves’ Disease-Managing the Thyroid Disorder

Graves' Disease-Managing the Thyroid Disorder

Graves’ disease is in the news this week due to Barbara Bush’s passing. This article by Rosemary Black on endocrineweb states that Graves’ disease is a manageable disorder, provided you have received the proper treatment and follow-up care. The article mentions that there are 3 treatments available. I love the fact that the medical community has…

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Simple Steps To A Healthier Home

Simple Steps To A Healthier Home

There are some simple steps to a healthier home that you can take. The good part is many of them are easy to implement. They range from purchasing an organic mattress to adding a Himalayan salt lamp to your room. I had to laugh at the number of the items on the list I have…

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Balancing Your Hormones Naturally

Balancing Your Hormones Naturally

Balancing your hormones naturally sounds like an easy solution doesn’t it? But, is this a solution that really works? And is it really that easy? Not to mention, what hormones are we talking about here? The first hormone mentioned here is thyroid. This hormone regulates just about every function in your body. Several groundbreaking studies have…

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EPA’s Failure to Regulate Our Drinking Water

EPA's Failure to Regulate Our Drinking Water

The EPA and it’s failures are in the news again. The contaminate that is being targeted is perchlorate, a chemical that harms the thyroid – critical for normal growth and development – and that contaminates drinking water systems serving over 17 million people in the U.S.  The EPA determined back in 2011 that perchlorate meets…

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SAD and Your Hormones

SAD and Your Hormones

SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) can have a devastating affect on our health and hormones. This common winter disorder is known for causing depression, sluggishness, weight gain and lethargy. There’s been a slew of studies that have shown that TSH and iodine, both of which are essential for healthy thyroid function, are adversely affected during cold, blue, wintery…

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