Are you dealing with one or more low magnesium symptoms, headaches, for example, or leg cramps, or insomnia? This key mineral is necessary for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body, from steadying your heart rhythm to supporting your immune system and keeping your … Read More
Hashimoto’s disease is the most common thyroid disease in the United States, affecting 5 in every 100 people. An autoimmune disease that frequently leads to hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormones), it is eight times more common in women.
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The most common cause of hypothyroidism, the autoimmune thyroid disease known as Hashimoto's, has been found to cause fatigue and other symptoms of thyroid problems, such as weight gain, dry hair, constipation, and difficulty concentrating, even when thyroid function is “normal.” In other words, even if lab … Read More
Passion flower (Passiflora incarnata) is a climbing shrub native to the tropical parts of the United States which produces a beautiful, delicate flower that develops into a large, fleshy fruit. Traditional herbalists enjoy a number of passion flower benefits, using it, for example, as a sleep aid, especially when patients … Read More
Perimenopause can last for years and the unpredictable symptoms—ranging from PMS to hot flashes— can greatly diminish a woman’s quality of life. Part one of this two-part article discussed the wide variety of symptoms that can happen in perimenopause. … Read More
It's normal to feel a little apprehensive from time to time. Let’s face it—life can be stressful. All of us worry about things like financial problems, work, family struggles, or health. But sometimes anxiety can become so severe that completing simple, everyday tasks is difficult. When this occurs, it … Read More
Legend has it that tea was first discovered by Shan Nong, Emperor of China, in 2737 B.C. The Emperor believed that drinking boiled water contributed to good health. One summer day while visiting a distant region, he and his servants stopped to rest. As the Emperor sipped his hot water, a few … Read More
Graves' disease is an autoimmune disorder characterized by hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). And it's not particularly rare: It affects 1 in 200 Americans. If untreated, Graves’ disease can cause serious health issues within many of the body's systems—and it even can prove fatal.
Graves' disease is up to eight … Read More
With apologies for sounding like a high-school valedictorian discussing success, I'll start at the top: Before you take a stress quiz, you need to know what stress is. Merriam-Webster says stress is a state "of bodily or mental tension resulting from factors that tend to alter an … Read More
Have you ever found yourself covered in sweat for no obvious reason? Despite the unpleasant feeling (and smell!) it may give us, sweating is one of our body’s most important functions. It’s natural: We sweat when we’re feeling too warm, when we’re nervous, or after rigorous physical activity. We … Read More