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  1. Five Benefits of Intermittent Fasting  - Dr. Naomi Ha, N.D

    Five Benefits of Intermittent Fasting - Dr. Naomi Ha, N.D

    While health trends have come and gone, fasting has withstood the test of time and continues to be an effective way to optimize health. Intermittent fasting (IF), in particular, has become one of the most popular ways to incorporate fasting into our busy schedules, due to the customizability that it offers. IF can be implemented in a few different ways: 

    • Alternate day fasting: You are consuming either restricted or unrestricted calories every other day, alternating with a full day fast. 

    • Whole day fasting: You are doing a full 24-hour fast for a single day or several consecutive days. 

    • Time restricted feeding: You are limiting your window of food consumption during the day to a short period of time, 8 hours or less. 

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  2. Estrogen Dominance - Too much of a good thing?

    Wstrogen dominance is a clinical phenomenon that may affect women (or man) at any point in their life. Although estrogen is generally considered the main female sex hormone, there is such a thing as too much in women.

    Likewise, men do in fact require small amounts of estrogen but they too can suffer from estrogen dominance. Estrogen dominance is more often an issue in women, so the focus of this article will be estrogen dominance in women. The term "estrogen dominance" refers to when estrogen is in higher quantities than needed, and it's usually higher in relation to the other sex hormones. A woman's menstrual cycle is heavily dependent on four hormones: luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), estrogen and

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  3. Lost sleep leads to loss of brain cells, study suggests

    Lost sleep leads to loss of brain cells, study suggests

    Sleep loss may be more serious than previously thought, causing a permanent loss of brain cells, research suggests.
    In mice, prolonged lack of sleep led to 25% of certain brain cells dying, according to a study in The Journal of Neuroscience. If the same is true in humans, it may be futile to try to catch up on missed sleep, say US scientists. They think it may one day be possible to develop a drug to protect the brain from the side-effects of lost sleep.
    The study, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, looked at lab mice that were kept awake to replicate the kind of sleep loss common in modern life, through night

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