• Blog,  Exercise,  Healthy Hormones,  Nutrition,  Weight Loss,  Women's Health

    Which Is More Important: Diet or Exercise?

    Eat less, exercise more. You’ve probably heard that’s the secret to weight loss. So, it makes sense that if you want to lose weight quickly, or if you’ve hit a weight-loss plateau, you need to really ramp up the exercise, right? Unfortunately, many people experience frustration with this approach. Why aren’t they successful?  Research suggests that weight loss can be more complex than a simple “calories in/calories out” formula. In fact, our hormones play a larger role in regulating our…

  • Healthy Hormones,  Nutrition,  Stress Management,  Thyroid Health,  Weight Loss,  Women's Health

    Infertility: An Integrative Approach

    Fertility. It’s something we often take for granted when we’re planning our lives. In fact, many women spend a lot of money and effort in preventing pregnancy until the timing is right for conception. However, even when the timing is right, our bodies don’t always cooperate. Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in infertility. One study found infertility rates increased from 5.4 percent in 1984  to 15.7 percent in 2011, a substantial increase in a short period of time.…

  • Blog,  Exercise,  Nutrition,  Sleep,  Stress Management,  Weight Loss,  Women's Health

    Are You Eating Healthy But Still Can’t Lose Weight?

    You do everything “right.” Somehow, however, those stubborn extra pounds won’t leave. And worse, they seem to have shifted to your midsection. What happened to your shape? You can be eating healthy and still struggle with weight. For women, it’s easy to blame slowing weight loss on the hormonal shifts that come with age, but these changes are not necessarily due to menopause. Instead, insulin resistance could be the cause. How Does Insulin Affect Your Weight? Let’s start by looking…

  • Blog,  gut health,  Stress Management,  sugar,  Thyroid Health,  Weight Loss

    Thyroid Disorders: How to Reduce Your Risk

    Your thyroid is your body’s powerhouse. Your energy levels, metabolism, and heart rate are all controlled by this small, butterfly-shaped gland. Without enough thyroid hormone, your mitochondria aren’t able to produce the energy that your cells need for optimum performance. At the other end of the spectrum, your body can go into “overdrive” if it produces too much thyroid hormone. Thyroid Issues are More Common Than you Think With so much at stake with regards to your overall health, maintaining…

  • Stress Management,  Supplements,  Vitamins,  Weight Loss

    B Vitamins: Are You Getting Enough?

    B vitamins are sometimes called the energy vitamins, since they help put a spring in your step and play an important role in maintaining your energy levels. (In fact, they play such a key role that perhaps they should also be called the “Brisk, Bouncy, and Bright” vitamins)  In actuality, there are eight different kinds of B vitamins, and each one has its own distinct job. How do B Vitamins Help? These vitamins work as a carefully orchestrated team. Together…