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by Paula Gallagher | November 26, 2013
In a few days many of us will be sitting down to huge meals and afterwards rolling over to the couch. Here are some past blogs that will help you prepare for that big meal.
Pathway Digase: A blog about helping with digestion.
Avoid Thanksgiving Discomfort: Tips for a healthier Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Heartburn: An all-too-real affliction for many. Tips to help reduce and avoid heartburn.
And if you are looking for an amazing cranberry sauce recipe, this one cannot be beat!
by Margo Gladding | November 25, 2013
From puberty to menopause, symptoms such as mood swings, bloating, headaches, hot flashes, and insomnia are indicators of hormone imbalance. Often the underlying cause is estrogen dominance. This occurs when there is too much estrogen or not enough progesterone to balance its effects. Estrogen dominance is caused by exposure to potent, environmental estrogens (xenoestrogens), found in plastics, pesticides, cleaners, detergents, beauty care products, meat and dairy products, stress, anovulation, poor diet, obesity, microbial imbalances, as well as synthetic hormones from birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy.
Foreign estrogens are much more potent than the estrogen made by the ovaries. Artificial estrogens activate receptors to stimulate a hormonal effect or occupy the receptor and block natural estrogens from doing their job, thereby disrupting normal endocrine function. Xenoestrogens can accumulate over time, are absorbed through the skin, are difficult to detoxify, and are stored in fat. While endogenous estrogens are biologically active only during the years of sexual maturity, have a life expectancy measured in days, and fluctuate month to month, xenoestrogen exposure starts with fetal development and can be around for decades.
Here are 5 tips for reducing estrogen dominance: (more…)
by Margo Gladding | November 12, 2013
Maintaining optimal blood sugar balance is important for physical and emotional health. It can help with controlling food cravings, managing weight, stabilizing your mood, supporting memory, and balancing hormones. It can also reduce your risk for developing metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, diabetes, and heart disease. Here are six tips to help you balance your blood sugar levels.
1) Eat within 1 hour of waking and every 3-4 hours until bedtime.
2) Never skip meals. (more…)
by Paula Gallagher | November 11, 2013
November is upon us, or should I saw Movember? Movember is an annual, month-long event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of prostate cancer and other male cancer and associated charities.
1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. And although treatment and early detection is what this Mustouche Growing Movement is all about, prevention is cirtical in slowing down the rates of prostate cancer, as well as other male cancers.
Prostate cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in men over 75 years old. Age and family history are the primary risk factors. Prostate cancer rarely occurs in men under the age of 45-50 years old. It is also much more likely (double the risk) if you have a first degree relative with prostate cancer, particularly a brother. Other risk factors include being of African American descent, having high blood pressure, men frequently exposed to environmental toxins, such as farmers, tire plant workers, painters, as well as those exposed to cadmium or agent orange, and men who eat diets high in fat (particularly animal fat). (more…)
by Paula Gallagher | November 4, 2013
Stuffed up? Maybe it’s time for some thyme! The ingredients in Sinus Survival SinuThyme target relief for the common sinus sufferer. The all-natural herbal supplement contains thyme, used traditionally to help inflamed sinuses, whooping cough and help loosen phlegm. The German Commission E has approved this ingredient for the treatment of bronchitis and other upper respiratory inflammation. Another component of SinuThyme is N-acetyl cysteine, a powerful mucolytic that helps break down mucos viscosity, allowing sinuses to drain. This makes conditions in the sinuses less conducive for bacteria and fungus to grow. (more…)