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  1. Cancer-Related Fatigue — What to Do About a Fatigue That Can’t Be Slept Off
    01
    Oct

    Cancer-Related Fatigue — What to Do About a Fatigue That Can’t Be Slept Off

    Seemingly contradictory for treating fatigue, exercise and movement is excellent medicine and well-supported by the research for improving cancer-related fatigue. Aerobic exercise, where heartrate and breathing are increased, is more helpful for fatigue-management compared to resistance or weighted exercises. Aerobic exercise has an effect on our  mitochondria, the energy-producing factories in our cells; it can help us produce more of them as well as facilitate their repair. 

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  2. Adrenal Fatigue and Lectin Consumption
    01
    Sep

    Adrenal Fatigue and Lectin Consumption

    The deleterious effects of chronic dietary consumption of foods with high lectin contents is receiving a great deal of attention these days. Many common plant foods contain lectins which the plant employs as defense mechanisms. Gluten is a lectin. When humans consume such foods, the lectins in them deploy n the gut. The immediate mechanism of their action is to provoke an auto-immune reaction by way of molecular mimicry. Lectins (there are a great many) are functionally indistinguishable from proteins and bind to cell receptors causing havoc with hormone regulation. 

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  3. Choosing a Fish Oil for your child
    01
    Sep

    Choosing a Fish Oil for your child

    Fish oils are known as Omega 3’s which are called Essential Fatty Acids. These essential fats are necessary since many important functions and tissues in the body rely on them. The body is unable to produce them on its own, therefore supplementation is needed. However, before considering supplementation, increasing fresh water/ wild caught fish in the diet should be the first source of fish oils. Fish oils are comprised of EPA, eicosapentaenoic acid, and DHA, docosahexaenoic acid.
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  4. Life After Baby: The Mommy Diaries
    01
    May

    Life After Baby: The Mommy Diaries

    Being a mother can be one of the most fulfilling jobs, but it can also be quite perilous on your health. No one truly prepares mothers for what is to come after your baby is born. Some mothers may struggle with breastmilk production, or not be consuming enough fluids, while other mothers may struggle with self-care. Below is a list of dos and don’ts for moms.   

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  5. What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?
    01
    Apr

    What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?

    Leaky gut is often at the root of so many other common digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, and ulcerative colitis, as well as more less severe issues like constipation, gas and bloating. In addition to contributing to gut issues, LGS can also manifest outside the gut, causing problems such as eczema, psoriasis, and a more recent association, autoimmune disease.

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  6. Lavender Oil

    The rolling hills of Provence in France, teaming with endless rows of lavender, play host to spas, yoga studios, meditation, and mindfulness retreats, with the serene scent of lavender serving as inspiration. This versatile member of the mint family is employed as an ingredient for the staple of every kitchen in “herbes de Provence” and for many applications including potpourri, soaps , and candles; and for herbal pairings in hops pillows for sleep enhancements. However, the benefits of oral dosage for lavender oil is

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  7. What to do about Adrenal Exhaustion
    16
    Jan

    What to do about Adrenal Exhaustion

    Adrenal Fatigue, adrenal exhaustion, adrenal insufficiency…it’s a syndrome. It is refers to a collection of nonspecific symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety, joint pain, insomnia, hypoglycemia, depression, nervousness, sleep disturbances and digestive problems presenting in an otherwise healthy person with normal laboratory test results. However a person has been living that has placed such stress on the adrenals that are beyond its ability to sustain adequate function. It is difficult to get ‘traction’ with a person so afflicted. Adrenal exhaustion

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  8. Histadelia - A primer on Histamine, Folate and Methylation
    25
    Jan

    Histadelia - A primer on Histamine, Folate and Methylation

    How do you know if you have histadelia? Histadelia is characterized by insomnia, gastric pain, nausea, and persistent headaches. There's a tendency towards depression, a state of chronic inner tension, and an obsessive-compulsive-like mood with a short temper and even phobias. If you’re lying in bed at night hoping for sleep, but your brain won't stop, this can be the chatter of histamine expressing itself.

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