The Wellness Blog

7 Common Signs of Depression

7 Common Signs of Depression

Depression is now considered common, affecting about 340 million people worldwide. Although treatable, about half of all cases of depression go undiagnosed and unaddressed. Situational sadness is a typical and normal reaction to events, such as a recent loss or disappointment and is simply part of the human experience. Rather…
by | March 28, 2019
5 Warning Signs Of Alzheimer’s Everyone Should Know

5 Warning Signs Of Alzheimer’s Everyone Should Know

Over 30 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s disease and it is still growing. Not sure if you or your loved one may be suffering from this? Use this list to help to distinguish between the expected memory deficits that accompany aging and early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Don’t hesitate…
by | March 28, 2019
4 Reasons To Consider More Vitamin D In The Winter

4 Reasons To Consider More Vitamin D In The Winter

Vitamin D is an essential micronutrient with a central role in maintaining health. I recommend intentional daily sun exposure to support the natural production of vitamin D in our skin as one of the best ways to get enough of this vitamin. But if like many these days, you have few opportunities…
by | March 28, 2019
Want Radiant Skin – At Any Age? Give This A Try

Want Radiant Skin – At Any Age? Give This A Try

Acne is a common problem among teenagers as well as adults. Heredity, stress, and hormones all influence the appearance of inflamed hair follicles, which result in breakouts. While cleansing the face with mild glycerin soap and applying topical treatments such as tea tree oil or benzoyl peroxide can address blemishes, making dietary changes…
by | March 28, 2019
Balance Your Hormones, Naturally

Balance Your Hormones, Naturally

Hormones — such as adrenaline, insulin and sex hormones estrogen and testosterone — are extremely important chemical messengers that affect many aspects of your overall health. Hormones are secreted by various glands and organs, including your thyroid, adrenals, pituitary, ovaries, testicles, and pancreas. The entire endocrine system works together to control…
by | March 28, 2019
Trying to Avoid Hormones in Meat or Poultry?

Trying to Avoid Hormones in Meat or Poultry?

This is a legitimate concern because hormone residues in food can increase the risk of breast cancer and other reproductive system cancers among women and may promote the development of prostate cancer in men. Some people think that all commercially raised animals – cattle, hogs, sheep, and poultry – are…
by | March 28, 2019
Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the ultimate whole-body health problem facing men. Normal erections require a complex and delicate balance of many bodily functions, all finely tuned and working together – psychological, hormonal, neurological, vascular and general health factors. Any disruption or imbalance of one or more can compromise erection quality.…
by | March 28, 2019
Can Thyroid Trouble Affect Sleep?

Can Thyroid Trouble Affect Sleep?

Hypothyroidism, a deficiency in the production of thyroid hormones, slows vital metabolic processes throughout the body. This can lead to problems in the heart, the GI tract, in a mood, and in the menstrual cycle, as well as in the growth of hair, skin, and nails. And it can certainly…
by | March 28, 2019
Why Do Women Gain Weight After Menopause?

Why Do Women Gain Weight After Menopause?

Although both are contributors, it’s likely that the problem with weight gain has more to do with age than menopause. As we get older, we need fewer calories because there’s a shift from lean muscle mass to fat, and a consequent slowdown in metabolism. If you want to maintain an ideal…
by | March 28, 2019
Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes

What is gestational diabetes? Gestational diabetes is the development of diabetes during pregnancy. Although the symptoms disappear after the baby is born, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, about half of all women diagnosed with gestational diabetes will develop type 2 diabetes later in life. Diabetes occurs when the body…
by | March 28, 2019
Pesticides And Pregnancy

Pesticides And Pregnancy

The pesticide residues on fruit and vegetables that women consume can compromise their chances of getting pregnant, according to a new study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The researchers looked at 325 women undergoing infertility treatment and collected information about the fresh fruits and vegetables they ate. Using…
by | March 28, 2019
Does Iron Deficiency Cause Autism?

Does Iron Deficiency Cause Autism?

A study from the University of California, Davis, suggests that the babies of women who failed to take prenatal vitamin/mineral supplements as recommended by obstetricians are at higher risk of autism than the children of women who took the supplements before and during pregnancy. In fact, the study found that…
by | March 28, 2019