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Newsletter May 2019: The Devil is in the Details

By |2019-12-06T22:49:31+00:00April 29th, 2019|Detoxifying, Healthy Living Suggestions, Improved Mood and Mental Clarity, Improving Digestion|

The inspiration for this month’s newsletter comes from two client experiences this past month which illustrate the importance of details when we face health challenges. The first example is a client with a sensitivity to corn. I have had several clients with corn sensitivities in the past and with each [...]

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Preventing and Reversing Cognitive Decline

By |2019-12-17T17:28:06+00:00July 25th, 2018|Expert Guidance, Healthy Food and Supplements, Healthy Living Suggestions, How The Body Works, Improved Mood and Mental Clarity, Lowering Cholesterol and Blood Sugar, Navigating Marketing Hypes|

In my last article I mentioned that as a holistic nutritionist, it is important for me to provide my readers and clients with information to improve their health and to share this with others. Much of this information is not readily available, may be considered controversial, or is dismissed by [...]

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Neurotransmitters – What Makes You Feel Good, Happy, and Focused

By |2019-12-17T16:32:38+00:00February 25th, 2014|How The Body Works, Improved Mood and Mental Clarity|

Ever wonder what really makes you feel good? While many people will answer “sugar” because they notice the “high” as sugar is flowing into their blood stream and giving them energy. Of course, we all know what follows - the “low” as the sugar runs out and we crave more [...]

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Steroid Hormones Part 5: Hormonal Imbalances

By |2019-12-16T23:30:21+00:00January 31st, 2014|Balancing Hormones, How The Body Works, Improved Mood and Mental Clarity|

Steroid Hormones Part 5: Hormonal Imbalances At the core of many symptoms suffered by both men and women are hormonal imbalances. Imbalances occur several ways. There are deficiencies, there are excess, and there are relational imbalances. We have previously mentioned “estrogen dominance” which is an example of a relational imbalance. [...]

Steroid Hormones Part 4: Female and Male Life Cycles

By |2019-12-16T23:31:02+00:00January 28th, 2014|Balancing Hormones, How The Body Works, Improved Mood and Mental Clarity|

Steroid Hormones Part 4: Female and Male Life Cycles Before we look at hormonal imbalances, let’s get a quick understanding of the hormonal stages of the typical female and male life cycles. Female Life Cycle Once the female reaches puberty she has entered her reproductive years. To reach full reproductive [...]

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Steroid Hormones Part 3: Introduction to Testosterone, Estrogen, and Progesterone

By |2019-12-16T23:30:55+00:00January 24th, 2014|Balancing Hormones, How The Body Works, Improved Mood and Mental Clarity|

Steroid Hormones Part 3: Introduction to Testosterone, Estrogen, and Progesterone Testosterone Testosterone is the main male and androgen hormone. It is produced in the testes (males) and in the ovaries and adrenal glands (females). It is also produced by the conversion of androstenedione and at times DHEA. It is a [...]

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Steroid Hormones Part 2: Cortisol and Stress

By |2019-12-16T23:31:20+00:00January 20th, 2014|Balancing Hormones, How The Body Works, Improved Mood and Mental Clarity|

Steroid Hormones Part 2: Cortisol and Stress Cortisol Cortisol is made in the adrenal cortex. It is primarily known for its role in our stress response by engaging the sympathetic nervous system (better known as “fight or flight”). Here’s the basic mechanism: We see a tiger. We need to run. [...]

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Steroid Hormones Part 1: Introduction, Cholesterol, Pregnenolone, and DHEA

By |2019-12-16T23:31:35+00:00January 17th, 2014|Balancing Hormones, How The Body Works, Improved Mood and Mental Clarity|

Steroid Hormones Part 1: Introduction, Cholesterol, Pregnenolone, and DHEA We now turn our attention to the steroid hormones, and particularly the sex hormones (a subset of the steroids). These hormones are made in a variety of organs and their production is linked with sex and life cycle. We will briefly [...]

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