Wellness – we all want it, and if you’re a regular reader of this blog, or just ‘wellness-curious,’ chances are, you've got some kind of handle on the essentials like clean diet, good sleep, movement and regular relaxation. This holistic approach is the path to feeling good and living well for as long as possible. But there is another piece of the puzzle that’s starting to get some well-deserved attention.
For thousands of years, fasting – the practice of voluntarily abstaining from food and drink for a prescribed period – has been used for religious reasons, to make political statements, as a form of protest, self-expression, to rest the digestive system, or to minimize the effects of overdoing it at the buffet table.
Learn to optimize your diet for autoimmunity, including which foods are triggering your symptoms that you should ditch for good, and which foods to eat that will best support your immune system.
If modern life’s got you feeling frantic, you’re not alone. These days, it seems most of us are living in an almost constant state of ‘on,’ pulled in too many directions at once, pressured from all sides, over-tethered to tech and perpetually behind the eight-ball. Amidst the daily chaos, it can be mind-bogglingly challenging to find the respite that your brain and body so desperately need.
Move over, Prozac- anxiety is the new depression. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, over 18% of the U.S. adult population suffers from an anxiety disorder. This number doesn’t account for people who experience distressing levels of anxiety but don’t meet criteria for a diagnosable disorder. Most of us have experienced anxiety throughout our lives, and it can be argued that between improvements in technology and the advent of social media, anxiety and stress levels are surging at higher rates then previously seen-especially for young people.
Jill Grunewald, author of The Essential Thyroid Cookbook, describes both common and surprising symptoms of thyroid dysfunction.
Endocrine disruptors—they’re everywhere. With a few simple swaps you can give your endocrine system the toxic vacation it needs to support your hormonal health along with the rest of you.
According to a new study recently published in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) there is a significant association between the use of digital media and the subsequent symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) (Ra et al 2018). This should come as no surprise to anyone who has watched their teenager doing homework while texting, face-timing, snap-chatting or instagramming.
This weedkiller has infiltrated every aspect of our water and food systems, showing up in some places that you’d least expect it. Up until recently, there was little that consumers could do about it.
Unless you’ve made a concerted effort to avoid them, you’re probably curling up every night in a bed of flame-retardants, solvents, and chemical residues.
Dr. Aviva Romm shares her insights and advice for thyroid and hormonal health.
We’ve been told that cramps and out-of-control emotions are part of being a woman. It’s just not true, says Alisa Vitti.
Mood changes are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to hormonal birth control, say functional medicine docs.
Minimizing exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals is especially important during the prenatal period.
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