Can Obesity in Women affect Fertility ?

Many studies have highlighted the link between obesity and infertility in women. For example, obesity can contribute to problems with ovulation and to irregular menstrual periods. It also contributes to a lowered response to fertility treatment and to miscarriages. Research indicates that reducing obesity improves women's reproductive health. The obesity was defined by World Health … Continue reading Can Obesity in Women affect Fertility ?

Are You Getting Enough Iodine?

Iodine is an essential nutrient naturally found in earth's soil and ocean water. It’s important to get enough iodine in our diet as it regulates our hormones, fetal development, and more. Generally, you can get enough iodine from your diet by consuming iodized salt, seafood, and certain vegetables like kelp, potatoes, lima beans and green … Continue reading Are You Getting Enough Iodine?

What are Endocrine Disruptors?

There are many aspects of everyday life that can contribute to, and impact on, hormonal imbalance. This may include electronic devices, pollution, pesticides, chemical exposure, food ingredients, negative emotions and stress are just a few of hormone disruptors that can have profound effects on our hormone balance. Recognizing the dangers of hormone disruptors in the … Continue reading What are Endocrine Disruptors?

The Secrets to Healthy Ageing

Healthy ageing involves the interaction between genes, the environment, and lifestyle factors, particularly diet. Besides evaluating specific gene-environment interactions in relation to exceptional longevity, it is important to focus attention on modifiable lifestyle factors such as diet and nutrition to achieve extension of health span. Furthermore, a better understanding of human longevity and dietary patterns … Continue reading The Secrets to Healthy Ageing

How to make your Hormones work for you?

Can you choose to ignore the smell and cravings of freshly baked pastries? Perhaps for a day or two maybe, but what about 24/7, 365 days a year when a hormone is “screaming” out to you with increasing loudness to take a bite? Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com Although the hormonal “push” for you … Continue reading How to make your Hormones work for you?

What is Leptin?

Many people believe that weight gain and loss is all about calories and willpower. However, modern obesity research disagrees and scientists increasingly say that a hormone called leptin is involved.   Leptin is a master hormone in the body that controls hunger and feelings of satiety.  Leptin is a hormone produced by the fat cells … Continue reading What is Leptin?

Obesity…Is it your zip code or genetic code?

Although eating fatty foods and no exercise are the most common and obvious determinants of obesity, they are not the only ones. Obesity involves more complex factors like the environment we live in, our genes, lifestyle, cultural background, socio-economic status, education level, hormonal issues and even stress. Photo by Daniel Reche from Pexels Weight gain and obesity are … Continue reading Obesity…Is it your zip code or genetic code?

Cholesterol and our Mental Health

For the last quarter century, we have been told that cholesterol is dangerous for our health and were advised to avoid it in order to live a healthier life. However, cholesterol is essential in maintaining good mental health. The brain is the most cholesterol-rich organ in the body, and depriving the brain of essential fatty … Continue reading Cholesterol and our Mental Health

The Leaky Gut; is the “leaky” gut a plausible hypothesis?

Mainstream medical professionals do not recognize the leaky gut as a real condition, however, there is quite a bit of scientific evidence that leaky gut does exist and may be associated with multiple health problems. Nevertheless, multiple studies suggest and medical professionals do agree that increased intestinal permeability exists in certain chronic diseases like Celiac … Continue reading The Leaky Gut; is the “leaky” gut a plausible hypothesis?