Do You Need a Brain Boost?

Advances in Cognitive Health The traditional medicine view of neurodegeneration (the progressive loss of structure or function of neurons) has been that it is irreversible and that adults cannot grow back lost or damaged neurons. However, more and more research is showing that this is not true, and experts in the field of functional and…

Hormones Can Be a Headache- Literally!

Prevention, Treatment, and Causes of Hormonal Headaches Almost everyone has experienced at least one splitting headache in their lifetime. Headaches can take many forms, from tension headaches to migraines. Whether they are short in duration or chronic, mild or severe, headaches can be very disruptive to daily life. Depending on the type of headache, there…

Don’t Let Stress Cause a Stroke

May is National Meditation Month—Make Time to Meditate, Not Medicate If you want to lower your risk of heart attack and stroke—two leading causes of mortality in the US—there is research showing that you may have to look no further than your meditation mat. A study published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation found that when African American…

Balance Your Hormones with a Customized Diet

The Importance of Diet in Maintaining Hormone Balance Hormones perform countless essential tasks in your body—they regulate your immune system, help you digest and extract nutrients from food, regulate your mood, and keep your energy levels high and your libido strong. Maintaining adequate hormone levels is critical, not only for your long-term health, but also…

Gluten Free: Celiac Disease or Gluten Sensitive?

Gluten Sensitivities Are Probably Not Just in Your Head… You’ve probably heard of gluten―a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye―and you probably know that some people can’t eat it. You may have even heard that those people have something called celiac disease. But did you know that some people who don’t have celiac disease shouldn’t eat…

How Do Hormones Play a Role in Your Sleep Habits?

The Link Between Sleeplessness and Hormones In an ideal scenario, sleep would come naturally and quickly upon going to bed and hitting the pillow. But more often than not, this is not the case, as millions of Americans struggle with sleeping problems and insomnia. While there are several possible causes for having trouble sleeping, from…