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?
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?
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?
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?
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?