Functional Medicine Weight Loss
By using a root cause approach, functional medicine allows a practitioner and client to work together to dig deeper into a health issue and treat the condition holistically.
Vitamin D levels: What is optimal and how much do you need?
Vitamin D deficiency can lead to many problems system-wide and is a huge cause of fatigue, immune issues, joint problems, and mood disturbances. This article reviews what levels of vitamin d are considered optimal and how much vitamin d to supplement.
Normal Thyroid Levels But Still Have Hypothyroid Symptoms?
using TSH only misses the mark because it’s not measuring actual thyroid hormone levels. TSH doesn’t tell us how well thyroid hormones T4 and T3 are being produced and then converted to its active form (T3)
Types of PCOS
the four types of PCOS: insulin resistance, adrenal, post-pill, and inflammatory.
Fatigue is a common complaint among women during perimenopause. In fact, nearly 50 percent of perimenopausal women report fatigue compared to only 20 percent of premenopausal women
Treating SIBO Naturally
Treating SIBO naturally involves identifying and addressing the root causes of this condition to ensure effective treatment and reduce the risk of recurrence.
Functional Medicine Elimination Diet
An elimination diet is a short-term diet aimed to identify food sensitivities. Unlike food allergies, food sensitivities often develop over time and may cause a wide variety of symptoms
PCOS and Endometriosis
PCOS and endometriosis are two chronic conditions that affect 10 to 20 percent of women. Both of these conditions can cause irregular periods, infertility, and hormone imbalances. While it is not common, it is possible to have both PCOS and endometriosis.
Magnesium for PCOS
Magnesium has various benefits for individuals with PCOS like reducing insulin resistance and testosterone levels, lowering anxiety, improving sleep, and preventing migraines.
Migraines and PCOS
migraines and PCOS share many common root causes. For example, hormone imbalances, low serotonin levels, and insulin resistance may trigger migraines.
Low FODMAP Prebiotic
Prebiotics are a group of nutrients that feed your beneficial gut bacteria. However, prebiotics are high in FODMAPs which may cause bloating, gas, and other digestive symptoms in certain individuals. In these cases, we recommend our low-FODMAP prebiotic supplement
Our favorite SIBO probiotic contains three different strains of spore-based probiotics for optimal results. These bacillus strains may produce enzymes that facilitate digestion, inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria, and significantly benefit the immune system.
In this article, we’ll discuss our top five PCOS foods that we recommend. PCOS foods should be balanced with protein, fat, and carb and include high fiber carbs. They should also contain important nutrients such as Omega 3s, zinc, and magnesium.
PCOS Hair Loss
High androgen levels are the most common cause for PCOS hair loss. Different types of androgens include testosterone, androstenedione, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S).
PCOS Acne Supplements
High androgens cause an overproduction of oil in your skin which can lead to clogged pores and acne breakouts. Insulin resistance may also cause acne in PCOS. This occurs when your cells become resistant to insulin, a hormone responsible for controlling blood sugar levels. Higher insulin levels triggers your body to release more testosterone and worsens the vicious cycle.
PCOS and Anxiety
Women with PCOS are three times more likely to suffer from anxiety than the general population. PCOS may cause anxiety due to its effect on high cortisol levels, a progesterone deficiency, or dysbiosis of the gut.
Most women with PCOS have a root cause of insulin resistance and high testosterone levels. However, DHEA-S is often the only androgen found to be elevated on bloodwork in women with PCOS with an adrenal gland root cause.
Hypothyroidism Meal Plan
An effective hypothyroidism meal plan includes adequate calories, protein, fat, and carbohydrates. Aim to eat at least 3 cups of non-starchy vegetables per day, and consider trialing a gluten-free diet, especially if you know or suspect you have Hashimoto’s.
SIBO and Hypothyroidism
SIBO and hypothyroidism commonly occur together. One study found over 50 percent of the subjects with hypothyroidism also had SIBO compared to just 5 percent of healthy controls.
Best Probiotic For Acne
Acne and gut health are intimately connected. In this article, we will review the best probiotic for acne and explain how using a probiotic can help treat the root causes of this condition.
Insomnia is a persistent difficulty with falling asleep, staying asleep, or getting good quality sleep. During pregnancy, your estrogen and progesterone levels are high. Shortly after delivery, these hormone levels rapidly decrease. This sudden drop in hormones may explain the night sweats, baby blues, and postpartum depression many women face after having a baby.
Why am I not losing weight?
Difficulty losing weight is the number one concern we hear from most of the women applying to work with us.
PCOS and Dairy
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) face many conflicting decisions on what foods to include or exclude in their meals and snacks each day. In this article, we’ll tackle the controversial topic of PCOS and dairy.
Ovasitol for PCOS
Ovasitol is a supplement designed for women with PCOS. It contains two vitamin-like compounds called myo and d-chiro-inositol in the same ratio (40:1) found naturally in the body.
Supplements for Male Fertility
It is commonly known that improving sperm quality may increase chances of conception; however, many people do not realize that sperm quality may also play a role in the risk of miscarriage and/or chromosomal abnormalities.