Diagnosing & Healing Hashimoto’s with Functional Medicine

Hashimoto’s Disease is the medical name given to autoimmune hypothyroidism. Itaffects 1-2% of Americans, primarily women.  With this autoimmune condition, the body produces antibodies known as Thyroid Peroxidase antibodies or TPO antibodies, that attack the thyroid, rendering it less effective over time.. Hashimoto’s symptoms can include: Fatigue Weight gain Thinning or dry hair, nails, and …

Why TSH is not enough to detect thyroid problems

Between 1 and 10% of adults have some form of thyroid dysfunction. If you suspect there is a problem with your thyroid, your doctor will likely order a TSH test. Thyroid disorders such as hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto’s and Grave’s disease are usually diagnosed as a result of an abnormal TSH test. However, TSH levels are …

How to Treat PCOS with Functional Medicine

PCOS, short for polycystic ovary syndrome, affects 1 in 10 women. It is one of the most common hormonal disorders in women of childbearing age.  A typical PCOS treatment plan from traditional medicine is Metformin (a medication used to treat abnormal blood sugar in diabetes) or birth control pills in an attempt to balance hormones …

How To Stop Suffering From PMS: Treating PMS With Functional Medicine

Tired of dreading your period? You’re not alone. Premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, affects over 90% of women. Often when women present with classic symptoms of PMS–fatigue, headache, bloating, and mood swings–they are only offered one treatment option: birth control pills. Yet, there are other options to consider–you don’t have to just live with your symptoms. …

Adrenal Fatigue in Women: What You Need to Know

Adrenal fatigue in women, or HPA axis dysfunction, develops as we throw ourselves into life. We have a sense of purpose: we work hard, we take care of our families, and we do our best. But… sometimes we overdo it, and the stress mounts. Our bodies cannot handle it, and the result is a condition …

Biohack Your Genetics to Unlock Your Superpowers

Everyone knows that genetics are hardwired: little coils of protein and cement determining our fate. Unchangeable, out of our control. We are at their mercy, right? Wrong.

You might find it fascinating to know that only about 20-30% of what makes us healthy is determined by genetics. The other 70-80% is determined by our behaviors (how much we exercise, how we eat, how we handle stress) and social circumstances (whether we have our basic needs met).

Supergirl Beauty Hacks: Using Your Superpowers For Good

We all pretend like we don’t care what we look like on a given day. We’re Superwomen–we’re too busy saving humanity to notice.
Deep down we’d love to lose that extra weight, have shinier hair, less bags under the eyes, less ragged-looking fingernails (never mind toenails, ugh). Short of being adopted by the Kardashians (now THAT’S a beauty budget!), what’s a Supergirl to do?

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