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Eating for Long-Term Health – Lowering Inflammation Is the Key!

Inflammation in the body causes or contributes to many debilitating, chronic illnesses.  These include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and cancer. Eating a diet focused on anti-inflammatory principles not only helps protect against certain diseases, but also slows the aging process by stabilizing blood sugar and increasing metabolism.  Many people find […]... Read More
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Optimal Fertility and the Gut Health and the Microbiome Connection

Digestion plays a role in the health of virtually every body system.  70% of your immune system cells reside in the gut wall.  Gut and digestive health are important for all couples trying to conceive.  Enhancing digestion can greatly aid men and women with fertility concerns.  An improvement in gut health may be the missing […]... Read More
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Low Down on Hormone Tests – Part 3!

Thyroid Hormones – TSH, fT3, tT4,rT3 Understanding the Physiology TSH is Thyroid Stimulating Hormone.  TSH is released in the pituitary to urge the thyroid gland to produce hormone.  The thyroid produces T4 (inactive thyroid hormone) which is then converted to T3 (active) and reverse T3. It looks like this: T4 and T3 also signal back […]... Read More

Low Down on Hormone Tests – Part 2!

So, if you are like most couples that have been struggling to conceive or even if you are just starting this journey, you probably have a binder full of tests!  Test after test has probably been done trying to figure out why you are not getting pregnant.  Possibly you have the diagnosis of – “your […]... Read More
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Sometimes We Have Tough Cycles-Time for Some Self-Care!

As women we sometimes have tough cycles.  Some are tougher than others while we are trying to conceive. If you are experiencing a rough cycle or just would like to soothe your heart and relieve stress, these two acupressure points are for you! When you are trying to get pregnant, each month can feel like […]... Read More
eoils for fertility

So, Which Essential Oils are Helpful for Optimizing Fertility?

  What are essential oils? Derivatives of plants Concentrated form of phytonutrients Distillation allows to derivation of pure components Been used for thousands of years Very safe if used correctly Can be used on a regular basis Why are they so effective for women with hormone issues? They can be used every day They have […]... Read More

Hello Monday!

Good Beautiful Monday! Well it’s been about 6 weeks of steady rain and although it may not be beautiful, bright and sunny, it is still a beautiful day! It’s been 2 weeks since my last post about my weight loss journey, and let me tell you it’s been a roller coaster.  The first few days […]... Read More
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Stress and its Affects on Your Body

When you’re stressed about something, anything…your whole world can be viewed differently.  In most cases when we think about stress we think about our jobs, our daily lives, friends, family and so on.  It is heard of that we hear people saying: “I can feel I’m carrying my stress in my shoulders, neck, low back,…” […]... Read More
adrenal-fatigue

Adrenal Fatigue Is Way More Than Adrenal Fatigue

Calm on the outside but chaos inside!  Is this you? Adrenal fatigue is more than adrenal fatigue.  If: You stress out a little more than you should (anxiety is experienced, medication is being suggested) There are recurring health problems being seen that no one can figure out and even all the best diet and behavioral modification […]... Read More