Fatigue, weight gain, dry skin and hair, low mood and constipation are some of the classic symptoms of low thyroid hormone. Sometimes hypothyroidism is caused by high stress even though the thyroid gland is working perfectly. Continue reading
Hair thinning as we age is concerning, however, rest assured that it is quite normal. The majority of men will begin to notice thinning in their mid-thirties, although some will begin this process much younger. Women, begin to notice thinning in their 40’s and don’t tend to experience the same extent of loss as men. Continue reading
In past newsletters I frequently write about ways to improve digestive health and reduce a bloated belly. With summer just around the corner, this is a great time to discuss constipation and its impact on your health including a bloated belly.
Many adults and children suffer from constipation. Approximately 1 in 4 Canadians experience constipation. Continue reading
National women’s health week traditionally starts on Mother’s day, but we think that women deserve more than a week! As spring blossoms and we start cleansing our homes and our closets, a special consideration should be made about our health. Continue reading
Its April. Here in Vancouver we are definitely ready for spring and sunshine. At this time of the year, many people are hitting the gyms, getting on healthy eating plans and have weight loss on their mind. After all, summer is just around the corner! Continue reading
Low libido or low sex drive is a common complaint in both men and women. A low libido can be caused by many different factors. Both sex hormones and stress hormones can affect your libido.
When I was in school my understanding of hormones, and what I was taught about them, was pretty basic. At the time I was quite content to learn specific physiological effects of the individual hormones, commit them to memory, and hope to remember all I had learned for the future. Continue reading
Despite routine thyroid testing, many people with a thyroid condition go undiagnosed. Typical symptoms of hypothyroidism include fatigue, weight gain, low mood, hair loss, feeling cold, low energy, swelling or water retention, joint pain, brain fog, memory loss, infertility and irregular periods. Continue reading
Histamine and it’s reaction to the body are often a hot topic in the the spring. Seasonal allergies lead to high amounts of histamine being released in mucus membranes such as the eyes and nose and for some people the small capillaries of the skin. Hives and itchy, watery eyes with a runny nose are common reactions to excess histamine. However, histamine also causes reactions in the gut and other organs when the body is overloaded. Continue reading
Have you heard about Detox? Are you considering if you should be doing one? Why would you do one? Which is right for me? Continue reading