You eat a balanced lunch every day—but you find yourself starving by mid-afternoon. You go out for a healthy dinner with friends—but are tempted to stop for an ice cream on the way home. Why are you hungry all the time? If you have the desire to eat uncontrollably, it
About 176 million women worldwide (10 percent of women in the United States) are believed to suffer from endometriosis, which typically strikes during a woman’s reproductive years. But despite the fact endometriosis can cause severe physical pain, depression, and infertility, statistics on endometriosis from the National Institutes of Health suggest
Protein is an essential component of any healthy dietary pattern. Your body uses protein to build, maintain, and repair bones, muscles, and skin, and it’s a key ingredient in hemoglobin, a substance in blood that delivers oxygen throughout your body. Protein also provides the material to make enzymes, hormones, antibodies,
The crippling effects of high cortisol symptoms are extremely common but all too often ignored. What is cortisol? It’s a vital hormone produced and secreted by the adrenal glands. Cortisone is released in a rhythmic fashion, with levels peaking in the morning (to help wake you up) and steadily declining
We all lose about 100 hairs a day without noticing any obvious hair loss. If you have been noticing more “loose” hair than usual in your hairbrush or on your pillow when you wake in the morning, or your hair feels thinner when you wash and style it, genetics could
“Your vitamin D levels are in the toilet,” said my primary care physician, a naturopathic doctor who’s not one to mince words. Sure enough, my level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D—usually abbreviated 25(OH)D or sometimes 25-OH-VitD, turned out to be low. As we know, 25(OH)D is the compound that’s measured in the
What is dioxin? It’s a toxic chemical that’s likely lodged in our cells at this very moment. But before you panic, know that you can prevent dioxin toxicity by taking some simple steps to avoid it in the first place. Here’s how.
Having excess belly fat causes heart disease, depression and brittle bones. If you have unwanted belly fat, this is how to get rid of it.
Up to 60 percent of adults have had nocturnal leg cramps. These recurrent, painful cramps usually strike the calf muscles and can cause frequent awakenings and severe insomnia. They are more common in people aged 50 years and older. If you’ve suffered through them, read on to learn how to