Hashimoto’s and Grave’s Disease: Two Sides of One Coin

Hashimoto’s and Grave’s Disease: Two Sides of One Coin

Hashimoto’s disease and Grave’s disease are both conditions where the immune system damages the thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland that helps regulate metabolism. Grave’s disease features an overactive thyroid and Hashimoto’s disease causes an underactive thyroid. Both conditions are distressing and can be dangerous, the question is, how can we prevent and treat them using natural or integrative therapies?

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Weight Management and the Role of Leptin

Weight Management and the Role of Leptin

If you’re concerned about your weight and considering dieting as an option, the bleak reality is that most people who diet and lose weight end up regaining the weight within 12 months. From a scientific perspective, there is a much more informed and effective way to approach weight loss while maintaining a focus on health. Perhaps you have heard of a hormone called Leptin. Leptin is the hormone that tells us we’re full after eating and therefore inhibits our hunger. Leptin is opposed by the actions of the hormone Ghrelin, the 'hunger hormone’.

 

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Why the Long Cycle? What you need to know about PCOS.

Why the Long Cycle? What you need to know about PCOS.

Irregular periods. Acne. Excess body hair. Obesity. Difficulty conceiving.  These are signs of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). It’s a common condition, affecting up to 21% of women of reproductive age. Yet only about 30% actually get diagnosed. 

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