Tag: stress

Estrogen Dominance

Estrogen dominance is an imbalance between the hormones estradiol and progesterone that correlate with a number of health challenges in both men and women.  Because these hormones play such a pivotal role in women’s health, estrogen dominance is closely associated with symptoms of premenstrual syndrome and menopause.   Estimates vary, though a healthy cycling woman […]

Cheap Weight Loss Part 7: Sleep & Sleep Apnea

A lack of sleep can cause or contribute to a number of health problems.  Sleep isn’t just rest, it is a profound opportunity for healing.  Sleep deprivation can also undermine one’s ability to lose weight.  When either quality or quantity of sleep becomes compromised, a hormonal imbalance ensues which affects your body’s metabolism.   Previously, […]

Infections Part 2: Treatment

After understanding the landscape of chronic infections, we need to turn our attention to strategies to boost immunity, treat the infection directly, or both.  But how do chronic infections take root to begin with?     With a robust immune system, many acute infections can be overcome efficiently, and recovery, rapid.  Such is the case […]

Breathing Yourself to Better Health

Breathing Yourself to Better Health

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Inflammation

Inflammation

Anyone who has given even a cursory look at headlines in natural medicine will emerge with the concept that inflammation is a key component in most all chronic degenerative diseases.  Indeed, there are a myriad of causes of inflammation affecting many body systems. Inflammation can generally be divided into two categories; acute and chronic.  Acute […]

Cheap Weight Loss Part 9: Inflammation

Cheap Weight Loss Part 9: Inflammation

When it comes to obesity, inflammation and weight gain form a vicious cycle.  Either can get the ball rolling and have an overlapping influence, further propelling metabolism toward derangement and increasing weight gain. The basic mechanism underlying this vicious cycle begins with some degree of initial weight gain.  It may start with chronic stress, sleep […]

How Essential Are Essential Oils?

How Essential Are Essential Oils?

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.19.6″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] Essential oils are an ancient medicine. They have not been used as long as herbal medicine, given the distillation technology necessary to derive the oil, but their roots are still very old. There is documented use by Islamic physicians in […]