Why Food Sensitivities Should Not Be Ignored

Society as a whole is starting to pay more attention to what we are feeding our bodies and considering the idea of food as a medicine. Food sensitivities have stepped into the spotlight as more and more people are identifying the direct connection between what we are eating and how [...]

2017-10-21T15:52:21+00:00 October 21st, 2017|Food Sensitivities|

Your Circadian Biological Clock and Your Hormones

Ah! Summer in Wisconsin. We wait all year to languish in the long days of sunlight, squeezing in as much as we can until the last ray has disappeared into the night. The kids are out of school, schedules have adjusted and sleeping patterns are usually adjusted, as well. Most [...]

2017-08-02T11:39:52+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Hormones|

Hormonal Imbalance? It’s most likely triggered by insulin resistance.

Because insulin is a major hormone, it is impossible for the body to balance its minor hormones (estrogen, progesterone and testosterone for example) until insulin metabolism is balanced first. Being insulin resistant puts a woman at a much greater risk for many other conditions including diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, breast [...]

2017-08-02T11:39:52+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Insulin Resistance, Weight Loss|

Why Gluten-Free is Imperative for Thyroid Sufferers

Hypothyroidism is one of the most common thyroid disorders. The American Thyroid Association estimates 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease and women are 5 to 8 times more likely than men to develop thyroid problems. Hypothyroidism is characterized as a deficiency of thyroid hormone. And since nearly [...]

2017-08-02T11:39:52+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Gluten, Thyroid|

Stress and Adrenal Hormones

The adrenal glands and adrenal hormones play a vital role in how we deal with stress. Your stress response system includes three endocrine glands (the HPA Axis - hypothalamus, pituitary and adrenal) and the sympathetic nervous system. These glands and your nervous system work together to regulate your body’s stress [...]

2017-08-02T11:39:52+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Hormones, Stress and Adrenals|

Gluten – What’s All The Fuss?

Many people today are discovering that exposure to gluten makes them sick. Gluten, a protein found in many grains (wheat, semolina, barley, rye, spelt, and kamut), can cause serious health issues for some people. Consuming gluten can be life-threatening to anyone with celiac disease. It can also be quite damaging [...]

2017-08-02T11:39:52+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Gluten|

Could caffeine be making you feel tired but wired?

If you are like many of the women I see in my medical hormone practice, you may be confused about whether caffeine is a good or harmful substance to consume. It’s commonly found in coffee, nonherbal teas, many sodas, chocolate, energy drinks (such as Red Bull), and ma huang or [...]

2017-08-02T11:39:52+00:00 December 3rd, 2015|Hormones|

Recover From Stress and Control Your Health

Each of us responds to the stressors in our lives in our own unique way. As a women’s health care nurse practitioner who employs a functional medicine approach and has helped thousands of women with hormone issues over the past 20 years, I have frequently seen long-term, unremitting stress cause [...]

2017-08-02T11:39:52+00:00 November 4th, 2014|Hormones|

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