There are many benefits of mouth taping at night. Taping your mouth at night improves the microbiome of the mouth and gut, increases daytime energy, improves sleep, snoring and allergies, and calms anxiety. Mouth taping can help reduce dental plaque, stop nighttime salivation and improve your breath. Better Sleep with Mouth Taping at Night I've been mouth taping at night (every night) for more than 15 years. The first of many benefits of ... Keep Reading >
Iodine for Hair, Thyroid and Female Health
How do we use Iodine for hair, Thyroid and Female health? Where do we get Iodine and how much do we need? Perhaps 60 to 70% of us don't get enough. This helps explain the epidemic of Hypothyroidism I see in Consults. The entire body uses Iodine for various functions but the Thyroid is key. How did we get so deficient in Iodine? Iodine is found in the ocean, but those who live far inland or who do not regularly consume seafood or seaweeds ... Keep Reading >
9 Big Causes of Hypothyroidism You May Not Know
What are the causes of hypothyroidism? Is it the thyroid gland itself, another endocrine gland, estrogen dominance or illness? Is low thyroid the problem or the symptom? This is THE key question in a functional wellness practice. Is an issue a symptom of another problem? Or is it the actual key problem that needs to be addressed. Exploring this changes the supplements I would suggest or the type of tests I run. Pros and Cons of Thyroid ... Keep Reading >
Supplements for Stress and Fatigue Done Right
Before buying supplements for stress and fatigue, first consider this. Two steps are required to resolve most health issues. Are you doing your share, not just hoping supplements will change your life? These two steps are what it takes: The Key to Resolving Most Health Issues First, remove those things causing the body or mind stress or harm Second, add foods, supplements and other support to help the body repair ... Keep Reading >
Tired? Here’s 10 Simple Reasons for Chronic Fatigue
Here's 10 simple reasons for chronic fatigue. Get your energy back! Low energy and fatigue are common complaints in my clinic. The causes can be complex or simple. People often focus on one extreme or the other - either one supplement "should" fix it all, or it must be a serious illness. It will be a combination of things and it's your job to fix them. Your doctor cannot do these for you! Self-experimentation and self-observation are key, ... Keep Reading >
5 Reasons I Tape My Mouth at Night
Yes, I tape my mouth at night and you should too. We're not talking duct tape here or even masking tape as this eye-catching graphic shows. It's special lightweight tape made just for taping the lips at night. It works! Mouth taping lets you breathe through your nose not your mouth. The difference this makes in sleep, dental health, sinuses, lungs, energy, nitric oxide and carbon dioxide blood levels is staggering. Listen in to my Primal ... Keep Reading >
How Does Light Affect Sleep?
Does light affect sleep and energy? Could light bulbs change your life? Absolutely! Here's 6 easy steps to change your health by day and by night. On Planet Earth, the sky is blue. We respond to daylight with hormones and neurotransmitters that wake us up. When we see darkness - even with moon light - our hormones tell us to slow down and sleep. Other creatures have opposite signals. Skunks and possums wake at dusk and sleep in the ... Keep Reading >
Are Your Adrenals Affecting Your Thyroid?
The adrenal and thyroid connection is often missed by doctors checking only the thyroid. Understanding how these glands affect each other helps you address adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism at the same time. The goal of all natural health care is to resolve the cause of the problem, not just the symptom. If you're treating your thyroid lab numbers but not checking adrenal function you may be missing something! What are the Adrenal ... Keep Reading >
Test Adrenal Function At Home
If you suspect you have low cortisol, test adrenal function at home. You might be inspired to (finally) make some life changes if your test results are not optimal. The value of testing adrenal function is to confirm you're exhausting yourself with work and worry. And not enough sleep. If testing will help you change this, then test. Don't self-diagnose and try to treat the adrenals if sleep and the Paleo Diet will resolve your ... Keep Reading >
Can a Paleo Diet Help Your Hormones?
Can a gluten-free Paleo Diet help fix your hormones? Working on your Thyroid, Adrenals or Testosterone? Then let's talk about the Paleo Diet. Hormones control dozens of bodily functions including fat deposits, acne, energy, libido, fertility, sleep and more. They can affect any area of the body, including neurotransmitters and emotions. Do you think you have a hormonal issue? If you suspect you do, first get accurate hormone testing done. ... Keep Reading >
Earthing For Health: Book Review and Interview with Martin Zucker
Earthing for health! Kick off your shoes and restock your most depleted nutrient, anti-inflammatory electrons from the earth! Research on elite athletes, diabetics, heart patients and arthritis patients confirms negatively charged electrons improve circulation, thin sticky blood and renew the rhythms of cortisol and other hormones. I had a fascinating conversation with Martin Zucker, author of the first and second editions of the book ... Keep Reading >
Sleep Aids For Better Sleep – Cheap!
Got $20? Want better sleep? This blog post on sleep aids is for you! Here's three inexpensive gadgets that help me sleep better... Number one? Earplugs! I'm a light sleeper and any sound might wake me. My stomach growling, the heat coming on. You name it! If I lived with dogs or a mate, I'd definitely use earplugs daily. As it is, I use them some nights and not others, depending on what's happening and how I feel. If I'm ... Keep Reading >