Magnesium is an essential mineral for human nutrition. It plays an important role in assisting more than 300 enzymes to carry out various chemical reactions in the body such as building proteins and strong bones and regulating blood sugar, blood pressure, and muscle and nerve functions. One particularly important function of magnesium in the body […]
Our bodies are home to a vast quantity of bacteria, so much so that we actually have more bacterial DNA than we have human DNA. The functional medicine world has honed in on these microorganisms due to their increasing significance in overall health and well-being. Collectively, these microorganisms are known as our microbiome, and they […]
Progesterone is a crucial hormone produced in women throughout the course of their lifetime. It serves a plethora of functions including helping prepare the uterus for implantation of a fertilized egg, maintaining pregnancy, regulating blood pressure, and improving mood and sleep. The levels of progesterone in the body fluctuate in conjunction with estrogen to manage […]
Estrogen dominance is the state of hormonal balance in which estrogen is in overabundance compared to progesterone and testosterone. This doesn’t necessarily mean that estrogen is overproduced, it simply means that estrogen levels are imbalanced compared to the other two. The reasons can vary, and it can affect men and women. What is Estrogen? Estrogen […]
All human, animal, and plant cells contain an antioxidant called glutathione. Composed of amino acids, the main purpose in living organisms is to prevent damage to immune response cells and cellular DNA. It is reported that the free radicals induce stress on all types of human body cells. This stress plays a key role in […]
Our bones are at their strongest when we are in our 20s and early 30s. However, as we age our bone cells cannot produce fast enough to replace and maintain those dying bone cells. The breakdown of bone in this bone growth cycle causes a gradual dissolution of the bone matric, reduces bone density and […]
Myths about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) prevent many women and men from taking advantage of the health benefits provided by BHRT. Hormone therapy, while on the rise in popularity, still maintains a somewhat unfavorable view primarily due to the idea that the use of estrogens causes an increased risk for strokes, heart attack, heart […]
Stress, anxiety, and depression has become a more talked about topic and thus creating some treatment options such as CBD oil. But some people are not quite on board with the idea of CBD. This is where Gaba comes in as a nice alternative.
From puberty to pregnancy to menopause, the female body goes through many changes. With everything that the woman’s body undergoes, it’s no wonder that 75 percent of women do not consistently experience orgasm, and many more suffer from embarrassing conditions, such as urinary incontinence. They may leak urine when they laugh, sneeze, or exercise. They […]
Weight management can be hard enough, but to add to that dilemma we have suboptimal food choices. If that weren’t hard enough, add hormonal imbalances into the mix and now we’ve got an excruciating uphill battle to lose weight or maintain. No pill, injection, or treatment will provide a healthy, sustainable weight loss.