When you lose hormones, you lose protection. When you lose progesterone, you lose protection from osteoporosis, heart disease, high cholesterol, and much more. We have the ability to replace it – so what exactly is hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, and is it safe? In this video, I will discuss the difference between progestERONE, the hormone that your body produces naturally, versus progestIN, which is completely different but commonly and mistakenly is referred to as progesterone.
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Eat Your Stress Goodbye – Stress Reducing Diet
When you’re stressed out, the foods that you’re turning to are most likely going to be traditional ‘comfort’ foods – think big meals, take-out, fatty foods, sweet foods, and alcohol. Let’s face it – we’ve all found some comfort in a tasty meal and a bottle of beer or glass of wine when we’ve been stressed out or upset about something. However, this isn’t a good permanent solution. Continue Reading
Conventional medicine asks “what”, Functional Medicine asks “why?” to get to the root cause.
Let’s start with the “standard of care” first.
Medical providers are taught in school to wait until your lab results are outside the “standard lab range” – which is based on a statistic – and then you can be diagnosed with a disease and they can find a pharmaceutical drug or drugs to match up with that disease and send you on your way. Until you get side effects from that drug, and another one gets prescribed. You feel like a number or a chart!
METABOLIC SYNDROME: What is it and why should you care?
Metabolic Syndrome is a cluster of symptoms that put you at much greater risk for developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and even cancer.
Look at your body. Are you apple or pear shaped?
If you are pear shaped, your risk for heart diease and diabetes is actually less. Continue Reading
What’s the Deal with Antibiotics?
We know about the bug that causes infection, thanks to Louis Pasteur and we know about antibiotics to cure them, thanks to Alexander Fleming. This ingenuous “cure” might work for infection, but chronic disease is a different story. And thanks to big pharma, our nation has developed the mindset that there is a “pill for that.” And, this is part of the reason that antibiotics are overprescribed – some patients aren’t happy until they get one. Continue Reading
Our gut (stomach & intestines) is the brain and master planner of our entire body. It is like a little factory in there with very important workers!! We need to take care of our good workers and make sure that the toxic, bad ones do not take over. Our job on the outside is to take care of our good guys on our inside. We are the CEO of this company/factory and they rely on us! With conventional medicine, we are over-prescribed antibiotics. Many people believe that if they are sick, they need antibiotics. First of all, if you have a viral infection, an antibiotic is not going to help you get better. In fact, it will slow your healing and kill off the good guys whose job is to help you heal and be healthy. If you do have a bacterial infection, antibiotics can be helpful. They will kill the bad guys, but they will also kill the good guys, especially if it’s a broad spectrum (non-specific) antibiotic like a z-pac. So the antibiotics are like a machine gun coming into our factory and wiping out as many workers, good AND bad, as it can. Our gut factory has 500 different species of bugs (bacteria) and TEN times more bacteria than we have cells in our body!!! That’s A LOT OF workers!!! And they weigh 4-5 lbs and have about 500 MILLION neurons! Continue Reading
Do you remember the time when incurable acute illnesses & infectious diseases were the main cause of death? With advancements in medicine & vaccines, & changes in lifestyle, this is no longer the case. Instead, we are now facing an epidemic of