Category: Functional Medicine

How Stress is Killing Your Thyroid

September 13, 2016 0 Comments
How Stress is Killing Your Thyroid

Too much stress in your life doesn’t just affect your mental well being, it wreaks havoc on your body and could lead to symptoms mirroring those of hypothyroidism. Types of Stress Stress comes in a number of ways, some impacting us more than others and at different times in our lives. At some point in […]

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What Role Does Nutrition Play in Skin Cancer?

August 22, 2016 0 Comments
What Role Does Nutrition Play in Skin Cancer?

Here are five key reasons today’s food contains fewer nutrients than the food of past generations: 1. Monoculture farming (the practice of growing a single crop on a very large scale) over crop rotation has depleted the soil of key nutrients. 2. The Agri-business companies harvest early before the produce has ripened and really assimilated […]

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Types of Skin Cancer

August 12, 2016 0 Comments
Types of Skin Cancer

What is Skin Cancer? Healthy cells in our body grow and then at a prescribed time, the cell replicates and then dies in a process called apoptosis. Cancer occurs when cells abnormally grow and no longer get the “die” message. Skin cancer occurs when the skin cells begin to abnormally grow. Any abnormal growth of […]

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How to Avoid Skin Cancer

July 25, 2016 0 Comments
How to Avoid Skin Cancer

    Here are the current stats on skin cancer reported in the media: One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Almost 90 percent of melanomas can be linked to sun exposure and ultraviolet (UV) radiation, usually from sunburns not just from sun exposure. Regular daily use of sunscreen (SPF 15+) […]

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Intermittent Fasting – What You Need to Know

June 7, 2016 0 Comments
Intermittent Fasting – What You Need to Know

What is intermittent fasting? Intermittent fasting is the practice of alternating intervals feeding and fasting. The most popular method of intermittent fasting will be discussed in a later article, but for now, it’s enough to mention that there are differences between fasting methods, length of time of the fasting window and the placement of meals. The […]

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Goitrogens and Your Thyroid

April 11, 2016 0 Comments
Goitrogens and Your Thyroid

A goitrogen is a substance that suppresses thyroid function by inhibiting iodine uptake. Goitrogens get their name because of their tendency to cause goiter, swelling of the thyroid gland. Some foods can be goitrogenic when they’re eaten in excess, or if the individual has a background of low iodine uptake. Goitrogenic foods include: cassava, which […]

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Histamine and Your Thyroid

April 1, 2016 0 Comments
Histamine and Your Thyroid

Histamine is an organic compound produced by the body and also present in many foods. Histamine is necessary for the maintenance of life and is involved in immune response. It is released by cells in response to injury and allergic or inflammatory reactions. There are four types of histamine receptor cells (H1R, H2R, H3R, and […]

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Nutritional and Functional Causes for Digestive Complaints

November 11, 2015 0 Comments
Nutritional and Functional Causes for Digestive Complaints

The body requires specific nutrients to function properly. When we don’t get adequate nutrition, our bodies begin to fight back and systems begin to fail. The Standard American Diet (SAD) is generally lacking in nutrient-rich foods, thus the obesity and health epidemics that are sweeping across our nation. To keep gut function healthy, you need […]

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