gut health microbiome

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 4!

MTHFR – What is it and why do you need to know about it? MTHFR: methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase – this is actually a genetic test for how well you absorb and process folate.  It possibly is an issue in early stage miscarriage. If you have this mutation, it could affect your ability to get and/or stay […]... 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
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Confused About Hormone Testing!

If you are struggling with hormone imbalances, fertility issues or just would like a baseline understanding of how your hormones are doing, you are in the right place! There are three types of testing:  Blood Serum, Saliva and Dried Urine. Each serve a purpose and depending on what you are looking for, will determine what test to […]... 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
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Looking to Use More Gluten Free Foods?

Gluten Free Food List If you are trying a Gluten Free diet, here are some foods that can be consumed.  Wherever possible, go organic and local with your whole-food choices; flash frozen is good too! Healthy fat: Extra virgin olive oil, sesame oil, coconut oil, grass fed tallow and organic or pasture-fed butter, ghee, almond […]... 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

It’s Monday…again.

Welcome to a new section of our blog.  Here I will be documenting my weight loss journey, so every woman [or man] that has struggled with weight loss knows they are not alone and never will be.  As you can see by the title it is Monday yet again. I am 29 and am a Doctor of Chiropractic.  […]... Read More