Surviving imbalanced hormones

“I need to balance my hormones” says Kathryn, a member of my Eating to Restore Balance group. “My doctor says I need hormone replacement to feel better, do I really have to do that? Or is there a natural way?” “I’m having night sweats, day sweats, emotional, teary and anxious. But worst of all, in the last 6 months I’ve …

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Healthy fats to calm chronic pain

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Waking up with the most sore and swollen arms, back and neck (non-stop landscaping…) it’s easy to want an instant fix. I’m only 60 years young! At any given time, nearly a third of us suffer from muscle and joint pain, joint swelling, limited movement… For many, if it sticks around for more than a couple of days (“I’ll get through …

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Chronic pain breakthrough – What I learned from Alaska’s brown bears

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We trust our remedies, especially the sort in pill form, to the extent they are backed by peer reviewed clinical studies. While not so many of us consider the Alaska griz our “peers,”—pause for good-humored joking around…—bears are really smart. In fact, they seem to know some things we’ve forgotten. What’s this got to do with chronic pain? Read on Friday …

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Boost your thyroid hormones—Start with simple solutions

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Thyroid disease and thyroid hormone imbalance is one of the most common health problems we face today, especially women. This little, butterfly-shaped gland at the base of our necks affects our lives in so many ways. As the master control center for the metabolic functions of every single cell in your body, when even one of the half dozen or …

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Why weight loss is making you fatter

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We are so attached to the eat less, exercise more weight loss model. We quickly reject the very thought that something might work better than counting calories, eating like a bird, better willpower or running marathons. Allowing yourself that one more bite launches an uncomfortable reaction, upset, angst, worry, and fear of failure. But maybe you should eat more calories …

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Thyroid Basics—Thyroid Hormones, Thyroid Tests

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As many as 13 million Americans and perhaps 40 percent of women may be misdiagnosed for thyroid conditions or imbalanced thyroid hormones. Often, these people have symptoms but tests are “normal”. A good number of people have healthy thyroids but a screening test is “out of normal range” and the problem lies elsewhere. Maybe just knowing this brings answers and …

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