Energy and nutrients from food are the raw materials for hormone production. Without enough raw materials your body will prioritize making “survival hormones” (a.k.a stress hormones) like cortisol which is a key factor in hormone imbalances. A practical example of this is cholesterol which is the precursor of almost every major hormone in the body.
Our bodies are resilient when things are in balance — Micronutrients help make this happen. These key vitamins and minerals are only needed…
Despite many common beliefs, you can have periods that are easy to manage during reproductive years and hardly notice the shift towards menopause. You don’t have to wait to fix your fertility, painful periods, mood swings, hot flashes, and poor sleep. There is a lot you can do right now to support your hormones,
Do you know there are actually four phases to a women’s 28-day cycle? Many women are only aware of the ovulation and menstrual phase or basically, when you can get pregnant and when you bleed. Well, ladies… there is more happening than only those two phases and you need to know about it.
There are many reasons to be aware of these phases and track your cycle beyond just fertility.
If you are suffering a hormonal imbalance, it can be difficult to recognize that you may have a problem. A number of women may be aware that they feel off but they may have a difficult time putting their finger on the actual problem. Experiencing hormonal issues can cause a number of problems for a person in several aspects of a their lives.
The reality is, what you don’t know CAN hurt you, and we are saddened by how poorly managed hormones are hurting many people. Menopause (women) and andropause (men) are not the only times hormones are poorly managed, but it’s often the only time we think about hormones. We often don’t think about hormones related to postpartum,
Autoimmune disease are complex diseases with a variety of possible causes or triggers. First, we will address the role of the thyroid in the body, what are autoimmune thyroid conditions, and how do they develop, and what treatment issues need to be addressed.
Second, we will look specifically at the role of gluten in autoimmune thyroid conditionsand why being gluten free is a significant part of treatment for autoimmune thyroid disorders like Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.