Managing Hashimoto Thyroiditis With Diet, Lifestyle Changes, and Supplements

Hashimoto thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease that attacks the thyroid tissue through an immune process, often intermittently. The disease first appears with the gradual enlargement of the thyroid gland and slow progression of hypothyroidism due to the infiltration of immune cells into the thyroid tissue, causing its destruction. Hashimoto thyroiditis is the most common endocrine…

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Overactive Bladder? Here Are Diet, Supplements, and Activities that Support Bladder Health

Do you find yourself waking up in the night to urinate or notice that you need to urinate more often than most people? If you cannot hold your urine or experience leakage when you cough, sneeze, laugh or when you need to empty your bladder, you may have an overactive bladder.  Overactive bladder is a…

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How to Prevent and Heal Anemia Through Diet and Supplements 

Anemia is defined as hemoglobin or red blood cell concentration below two standard deviations of the average physiological needs depending on a person’s age and gender. [1] Anemia affects about ? of the world’s population [2] and contributes to increased morbidity and mortality, [3-4] decreased work productivity, [5] poorer birth outcomes, [6-7], and impaired behavioral…

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How to Avoid Seasonal Depression (SAD) with Nutrition and Lifestyle Changes 

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is marked by major depression during the fall-winter months, with relief from symptoms during the spring-summer months. [1] About 15% of recurrent depression cases have a seasonal pattern.  SAD is thought to be initiated by shifts in weather and daylight hours during the winter months. Another theory is that the seasonal…

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How to Prevent Modern-Day Burnout with Nutrition and Supplements

Burnout due to chronic workplace stress is nothing new. However, 2020 created a new kind of burnout because of the global pandemic. Stress and anxiety levels surged as people worldwide were forced to social distance, isolate, and quarantine. To keep businesses afloat, many companies transitioned to remote workforces. And while some people thrive in work-from-home…

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How to Treat Fibromyalgia With Diet and Supplements

Fibromyalgia is a complex chronic condition characterized by chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain that causes widespread pain, sleep and cognitive disturbances, depression, fatigue,  and migraines. Psychiatric symptoms often accompany fibromyalgia.  As of now, fibromyalgia has an unknown cause and uncertain pathophysiology; however, it is an actual disease of pain regulation. People with fibromyalgia experience higher than…

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How to Manage Menopausal Symptoms Naturally

Menopause can bring about many physical changes, including hot flashes, vaginal dryness, pain during sex, heart palpitations, and sleeping disruptions. These symptoms are the result of fluctuating progesterone and estrogen levels. While many women dread this point in their lives because they fear the common symptoms associated with menopause, menopause can also be viewed as…

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Supporting People With Eating Disorders Through Nutrition

Eating disorders are common among girls between the ages of 12-20. 13.2% of girls meet the criteria for eating disorders by the age of 20. These are significant numbers.  Several factors affect the development of eating disorders. These include genetic factors, diet, stress, physical inactivity, drugs, and environmental factors [1].  A person with disturbed cognition…

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Why Is Weight Loss So Hard? 15 Guidelines To Make It Easier…

Obesity has become so prevalent in the United States compared to other countries, and it has a significant health toll. Let’s look at the numbers for a moment so that we can really understand the current situation. An analysis published in The Lancet examined seventeen hundred and fifty published articles on weight worldwide. The research…

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Supporting the Health of Your Lymphatic System Naturally

The Lymphatic System is a system that is part of the circulatory system and the immune system. It is an organ system with a vital role in regulating tissue pressure, immune surveillance, and the absorption of fats in the diet from the intestines. [1, 2]  The lymphatic system helps support the heart and immune systems…

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Reversing Impotence (Erectile Dysfunction) With Nutrition

Erectile dysfunction affects an estimated 18 million men in the US. It is estimated that the worldwide prevalence of erectile dysfunction will be 322 million cases by 2025. Erectile dysfunction leads to reduced sexual intimacy and reduced quality of life. These, in turn, lead to psychological distress for both the affected man and their sexual…

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Is Hair Color Harmful For You? Here’s to making an educated choice…

I am just about to turn 50 years old, and last week I decided to stop coloring my hair with even the so-called healthy brands.  I have made this decision because of the unhealthy effects of the chemicals found, even in “healthy” hair colors, on our brain and overall health. I will bring you all…

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Managing Bipolar Disorder with Nutrition and Supplements

Bipolar Disorder (BD) is a chronic and recurrent mental disease that was once referred to as manic depressive illness. BD has a lifetime prevalence of 3-5% of the population. BD is also often associated with impaired functioning in various life areas (occupational, personal, family, social). [1-4] BD is a somatic symptom disorder, which means that…

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Coughing And Intense Chest Congestion – How Nutrition Can Help

Coughing is a natural reflex that helps to clear your throat and lungs of irritants and mucus. However, coughing for too long can lead to coughing fits which are known as coughing paroxysms. Coughing and intense chest congestion can be triggered by colds, viral infections, allergies, asthma, or even a sinus infection.  Coughing can also…

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Healthy Natural Alternatives to Commercial Deodorants

The most commonly marketed deodorants make many promises, such as keeping your armpits dry and smelling good all day. However, what’s never mentioned in deodorant commercials are the potentially harmful ingredients like aluminum, parabens, and additives that may heighten the risk for breast cancer, weaken kidney function, cause acne, hair loss, and thyroid issues, as…

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