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Detoxification: Reduce inflammation, increase fertility, and improve autoimmune disease

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 | 0 comments

Detoxification: Reduce inflammation, increase fertility, and improve autoimmune disease

  I believe ‘health’ is a verb, it is something you do! Health is a journey, a process, and most importantly – health is a lifestyle. Optimal health is not an option. You can do a short-term detoxification program and feel great, yet the real long-lasting health benefits come from a long-term commitment to yourself and your health. I believe that a healthy lifestyle is a daily commitment and requires a regiment of a daily “detox”. To me, “detox” is defined as “movement”. This applies to every tissue, every muscle, every system, every emotion, and every cell in the body. Lack of...

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Consider These 5 Causes of Infertility

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 | 0 comments

Consider These 5 Causes of Infertility

The rates of infertility in both women and men are on the rise, affecting between 10 to 15 percent of couples. That is probably a conservative estimate. Although some causes are well known, couples should consider other important factors when trying to conceive. Some of the more common reasons include the mother’s age, obesity, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), varicose veins in the scrotum, and fallopian tube damage. However, addressing less commonly known causes of infertility not only can improve the chances of conception, but also lower the risk of...

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The Effects of GMOs in Hashimoto’s

Posted by on Apr 11, 2013 | 0 comments

The Effects of GMOs in Hashimoto’s

You’ve probably been hearing about GMOs, or genetically modified organisms. What is the big deal with GMOs, and can they really be that harmful to you since they are in our food supply? If you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and are working to manage your immune and thyroid health, GMOs can have a significant impact. Therefore, a GMO-free diet should be incorporated in the support of autoimmune Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism. A GMO food has had its DNA altered through the insertion of genes from another species of plant, animal, bacteria, or virus. Examples of genetic modification...

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Got Seasonal Allergies? Fix Your Gut

Posted by on Apr 5, 2013 | 0 comments

Got Seasonal Allergies? Fix Your Gut

When the sneezing, sniffling, and runny eyes of springtime kick in, most people grab for the allergy pills, antihistamines, and eye drops. But did you know you can greatly relieve if not banish your allergy symptoms by fixing your gut? It may sound crazy that your gut health would affect your sinuses, but in fact the two systems are very intertwined. Both the respiratory tract and the digestive tract are immune barriers, meaning it’s their job to protect the body from outside invaders. The gut in particular profoundly influences the entire immune system. When gut health suffers so does the...

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Celiac disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis: What do they have in common?

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 | 0 comments

Celiac disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis: What do they have in common?

Celiac disease is an immune-mediated enteropathy caused by a permanent sensitivity to gluten, or gluten intolerance. Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition, the triggers of which are both the environmental (gluten) and the autoantigen (body’s own immune system). Celiac Disease can be associated with other conditions, disorders, or syndromes.  More often these are autoimmune disorders, including insulin-dependent diabetes, Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, Sjogren’s, and others. Major risk factors for Celiac disease are the grains, the genetic predisposition, and historically the advent and the...

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Naturopathic Medicine: The Healing Power of Nature

Posted by on Oct 24, 2011 | 0 comments

Naturopathic Medicine: The Healing Power of Nature

  The art and practice of natural medicine is founded on the ancient teachings of Hippocrates, a Greek physician, who was also known as “the father of medicine”. His approach to the human body is founded on the basic principle of “vis medicatrix naturae” – “the healing power of nature”. According to this doctrine, the human body contains the power to re-balance and heal itself. Naturopathic doctors are primary-care physicians trained in the art and science of natural medicine. Naturopathic doctors provide primary and adjunctive health care to people of all ages, focusing on the...

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