Are You Active Enough to Protect Your Brain Against Cognitive Decline?

Physical activity has been shown, time and again, to prevent and treat cognitive decline. Exercise of any kind is beneficial for weight management, strength and agility, increased circulation and blood flow to the brain, detoxification, improved mood, reduced inflammation, better blood sugar control, and more. All of these benefits can directly or indirectly influence the health and function of the …

Is Your Thyroid Making You a Debbie Downer?

I’m not usually one to get caught up in celebrity gossip, but the other day, I couldn’t help but notice a headline about a celeb who has been battling a serious thyroid disorder. Thyroid disorders? Autoimmunity? I’m in. Long story short, this woman developed hyperthyroidism after having a baby. Hyperthyroidism is an overactive thyroid disorder, which is also known as …

Are Whole Grains the Diabetes Solution You’ve Been Looking For?

Researchers in Denmark conducted a study this month proposing that whole cereal grains like rye, oats, and wheat have the potential to lower an individual’s risk of developing diabetes. Out of the 55,000 participants in the study, a little under 13% developed diabetes. Those who ate the highest amount of whole grains (50g per day) ended up having the lowest …

Thyroid Treatment – 6 Powerful Ways to Fix Your Thyroid by Healing Your Gut

If you suffer from low thyroid, chances are you have gut damage. While conventional doctors overlook this contribution to the thyroid, the research is clear that over 90% of low thyroid sufferers have the autoimmune disease, Hashimoto’s. This ignored aspect of the disease is one major reason why so many people cannot fully recover. Healing digestion from the ground up …

Diabetic Diet – 3 Biggest Nutrition Missteps

Managing diabetes can feel like a full-time job. Maybe worse is the endless amounts of confusing and conflicting information that make it almost possible to know how to best support health and healing. There are surely basics like eating whole foods, avoiding sugar, and drinking plenty of water, but even those recommendations must be refined and tailored to each person. …

Conventional Health Care Can’t “Beat” Cognitive Decline. Here’s Why:

Conventional medicine struggles to effectively treat or cure cognitive decline; in fact, it’s one of conventional medicine’s biggest failures in the realm of modern medicine. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is still seen as an irreversible degenerative illness. The symptoms that appear early are often diagnosed as part of the “normal” aging process; however, when symptoms become more serious, conventional medicine practitioners …

10 Fast Snacks to Support Balanced Blood Sugar

Balancing blood sugar is tricky if you are suffering from impaired glucose metabolism and diabetes. In healthy people, carbohydrates are broken down into glucose and shuttled to cells to generate fuel. Between meals, when glucose is low, the body can use glucose stores (glycogen) and fat for fuel. The best snack between meals is one that is packed with nutrients …

Four Causes of Thyroid Damage You Might’ve Missed

Receiving a diagnosis and understanding that you have a thyroid problem is one thing, but knowing the root cause of your thyroid condition is another. The only way to reverse your condition is to address the causes first. Enter functional medicine. Utilizing the functional medicine approach to disease treatment will help you uncover what’s really keeping you from becoming healthy. …

Your Thyroid Could Be the Cause of Your Erectile Dysfunction

Do you suffer from thyroid dysfunction as well as erectile dysfunction? There may be more to the story than an unfortunate coincidence. The causes of erectile dysfunction (ED) can come from numerous factors; however, recent studies are finding that your thyroid issues could be affecting your ability to perform. In an article written by Karen Barrow at NBC 7 San …