Reduce stomach bloating the healthy way, without toxic fasts or cleanses... Fix the true causes of belly bloat and you'll be healthier as well as trimmer. What causes abdominal bloating? Stomach bloat is generally caused by food fermenting in the intestines (not a good thing). Eliminating hard-to-digest foods can work wonders for a bloated abdomen. (See TIPS # 1 - 3). Then let's look at Insulin Resistance, infection, the thyroid, gall ... 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 >
How To Get Relief From Fibromyalgia Pain and Fatigue
You deserve relief from Fibromyalgia pain and fatigue. It's a "global disorder", impacting body functions from head to toe. Fibromyalgia can be described as heightened sensory overload, similar to PTSD. Symptoms can include musculoskeletal pains, hormonal issues, headache, fatigue, sleep problems, anxiety and much more. I have an excellent Primal Diet - Modern Health podcast on Fibromyalgia on iTunes or on my website with more info on ... Keep Reading >
How To Test Your Thyroid
Anyone with a thyroid issue should know how to test your thyroid properly. Many doctors only check TSH levels and assume your thyroid is fine as long as the TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) is somewhat in range. There are, however, better thyroid tests than those on a standard thyroid panel. I'll mention below how to order these yourself if your doctor won't run them for you. Sometimes it's hard for physicians to satisfy insurance ... 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 >
Get to Know Tony Federico for Food and Fitness
Tony Federico podcasts for Paleo Magazine and is the author of "Paleo Grilling" cookbook. I turn the microphone around on a fellow podcaster here and talk with Tony about his passions and history. In addition to podcasting for Paleo Magazine, Tony writes for the magazine under the "I Inspire" byline and the "Business Spotlight". As a go-to writer and a Certified Health and Fitness Specialist, he was a natural choice to lead the podcasts ... Keep Reading >
Saliva Testing For Hormones
Saliva testing measures FREE HORMONE amounts. Most blood tests measure BOUND HORMONE amounts. This distinction is not understood by most doctors, so it's helpful to learn this (and perhaps test this) on your own. Hormones measured include Cortisol, three different Estrogens, Testosterone, DHEA, Progesterone and more. A bound hormone is attached to something - perhaps another hormone, or to a toxin such as mercury (common with low thyroid ... Keep Reading >
Causes of Constipation: PODCAST
Here's 15 causes of constipation - reasons for a slow bowel. If you're one of the fifty percent who struggle with this issue, either daily or at random (Irritable Bowel anyone?), this podcast may change your life! Seriously! Like all matters in Natural Health (or Modern Health as I call it in my podcast title "Primal Diet - Modern Health"), getting to the cause of something is the goal. Symptomatic support is OK for a while, but when the ... Keep Reading >
When Is High TSH Normal?
When is high TSH normal? Does a TSH above 4 require medication? Are you really Hypothyroid? As many authors write, including myself..... Don't we want TSH to be between 1 and 2? This 2013 Mercola newsletter article caught my eye with this statement.... "Reduced thyroid levels (TSH levels above 5), for a lean individual following a low-carb diet, may be normal and healthy!" OK then! My recent bloodwork was puzzling, as my TSH had climbed ... Keep Reading >
“Stop The Thyroid Madness” Interview: PODCAST
Here I am with Author Janie Bowthorpe of "Stop the Thyroid Madness" interview - she joins me for this lively podcast discussion on thyroid dysfunction - how to recognize it, run correct labs, look for contributing factors such as adrenal and gluten problems, and much more. (Click below to listen or go to iTunes). Her book, blog and Facebook groups offer patient-to-patient problem solving and solutions from around the world. Have YOU been told ... Keep Reading >
Has Your Thyroid Been Mistreated?
Is hypothyroidism the most incorrectly diagnosed and treated health concern in America? Are there natural thyroid solutions to an under-performing thyroid? Millions live with cold body temperatures, sluggish bowels, falling hair, infertility and stubborn weight gain, but have been told their thyroid is "fine". Or, they are told to take ever-increasing doses of thyroid medication (without seeing lasting results). In a recent Primal Diet ... Keep Reading >
Progesterone and Women’s Health: PODCAST
I'm talking today with Dan Kalish on progesterone. Progesterone is perhaps the single most important AND misunderstood hormone over the course of a women’s life. Progesterone directly affects moods, weight, monthly cycles, fertility, the immune system, bones and much more. Dr. Dan Kalish discusses here the uses of progesterone, how it is regulated in the body, how to test it, and why natural progesterone is more helpful than synthetic. ... Keep Reading >