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Is Stress Making You Sick?

Is Stress Making You Sick?

Our Endocrine System is the complex set of glands that produce/secrete the hormones that control an array of our bodily functions. These glands are triggered to secrete hormones as a response to internal events (such as ovulation/menstruation), or external events such...

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome-What you need to know

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome-What you need to know

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) What is it? What you need to know about it. What you can do about it. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a hormonal disorder that effects women of reproductive age. It is defined as a ‘syndrome’ as opposed to a disease because it is...

A Deep Dive into the Microbiome

A Deep Dive into the Microbiome

Simply put, our microbiome is the unique ecosystem of trillions of microbes that include bacteria (both healthy and harmful), fungi, parasites and viruses that inhabit our intestinal lining and colon. Our microbiome is determined first by our DNA, and we are exposed...

Probiotic Powerhouses!

Probiotic Powerhouses!

Chances are you’ve heard about Probiotics at some point within the past couple of years. The word itself has become somewhat of a buzz word in the health community since the early 2000’s (ish) and for good reason! These little supplements can have a huge impact on our...

The Lowdown on Fad Diets

The Lowdown on Fad Diets

What are they? Why are they so prevalent? And why don’t they work? A fad diet is defined as a weight reduction strategy that either eliminates one or more of the essential food groups or recommends consumption of one type of food in excess at the expense of other...

Let’s talk Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals!

Let’s talk Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals!

Before venturing into my education in Holistic Nutrition; on some level I had heard of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals, or as I will refer to them from now on, “EDC’s”. But it wasn’t until I experienced some hormonal upheaval of my own that I decided to dive into some...

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