Birth Control is major Hormone Replacement

Birth Control is major Hormone Replacement
If you take birth control pills, it’s important to understand how oral contraceptives can affect your hormone balancing, your liver, your thyroid, and your brain. This functional medicine viewpoint can help you make an informed decision about contraception, or give you insight into buffering potential consequences. Birth control pills flood the body with an unnatural amount of hormones that are also synthetic. This can imbalance the body in a number of

Are LED Lights Causing Your Disease?

Are LED Lights Causing Your Disease?
Have you noticed how shockingly bright streetlights are these days? Although they’re great for night time visibility, the newer LED streetlights tamper with the body’s internal clock, skewing metabolic function and raising disease risk. The effect of blue-rich white light at night on human health is so significant that the American Medical Association (AMA) issued a policy statement about street lighting. It warns LED street lights are five times

Being “Hangry” Damages Your Brain

Being “Hangry” Damages Your Brain
Do you crash when you go too long without eating, losing energy and becoming “hangry?” Hanger—hunger plus anger—is that explosive combination of low blood sugar and irrepressible irritability that turns a normally nice person into a multi-headed hydra.  Think of the Snickers® commercials. People joke about being hangry, but when it happens regularly, it means your body and brain are in a perpetual state of alarm. This constant stress raises inflammation

Gluten Sensitivity Is Real

Gluten Sensitivity Is Real
Research has confirmed what many people have long known: Gluten sensitivity is a real thing. A Columbia University Medical Center study found gluten sensitivity is not an imagined condition, as many seem to think these days, and that celiac disease or a wheat allergy are not required to react to gluten. Although people with gluten sensitivity may not demonstrate classic symptoms or lab markers of celiac disease, gluten nevertheless causes an acut

Stress Is Hard on the Body, Here’s What You Can Do…

Stress Is Hard on the Body, Here’s What You Can Do…
Most cases of chronic disease can be linked to stress, even if that stress is more physical than psychological. About two-thirds of doctor’s visits are for stress-related complaints. How does stress causes disease? The body responds to stress by making adrenal hormones (such as epinephrine, norepinephrine, and cortisol) that cause the “fight or flight” response. This response raises blood pressure, increases the heart rate, and sends blood to the limbs