Are Goitrogens, Soy and Iodine OK for Hashimoto’s?

Are Goitrogens, Soy and Iodine OK for Hashimoto’s?

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease that destroys thyroid cells by inflammation and antibody immune processes. It is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in developed countries. But in contrast, worldwide, the most common cause of hypothyroidism is an inadequate dietary intake of iodine. Goitrogens: friend or foe? Goitrogens are foods that interfere with thyroid…

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Essential Nutrients for Hashimoto's

Essential Nutrients for Hashimoto’s

If you have Hashimoto’s you have probably wondered if you are doing everything you can to support your thyroid function. Many conventional doctors, and even your endocrinologist, will tell you that your daily thyroid medication is all you need to worry about. You have also most likely been told that there is nothing else to…

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5 Simple Steps

5 Simple Steps to prevent Breast Cancer

We are all aware that breast cancer awareness and early detection of breast cancer is important for the best outcomes and survival. But why will 1 in 8 women develop breast cancer in the United States in their lifetime? It is just too many and I often wonder are we doing enough individually and educationally for breast cancer prevention?

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1 thing you can do for your Immune system!

#1 Thing you can do for your Immune System!

What does our hormone balance and immune system have in common? Probably more than you think! I’d even say they have everything in common as both systems share the same operating system: the gut microbiome. Summer has arrived and we are learning to navigate the post-quarantine ‘new normal’. We can meet up with friends, go…

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Acupuncture 101 An Overview of Acupuncture Theory and Styles

Acupuncture 101: An Overview of Acupuncture Theory and Styles

What is acupuncture? Acupuncture is an ancient form of healthcare that originated in China at least 2,500 years ago. It has been practiced throughout the Asian world for many centuries. Acupuncture has been accepted into the Western mainstream culture since the 1970’s and is currently soaring in popularity throughout many parts of the Western hemisphere.

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Brain Health in Menopause (Part 1)

If you are over 40, maybe you can relate to walking into a room and wondering why you were there? Or running around looking for your keys and finding out they were in your hand the entire time? Or maybe you just can’t remember phone numbers or names as well as you used to?  These…

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Brain Health in Menopause (Part 2)

Brain Health in Menopause/Andropause – A Guide to Brain Health. Prevention of brain deterioration is possible when we know what harms our brain as well as what we can do to support our brain health, and ultimately, the quality of our lives as we age.

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Natural Treatment Options for Arthritis

Approximately 44 million Americans have been diagnosed with arthritis. Many of these people are being treated with Western medications such as steroids and anti-inflammatories, while many others’ symptoms are left untreated, as they do not want to pursue conventional Western treatment options.

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Acupuncture and Natural Treatment Options for Depression

Approximately 38 million Americans suffer with chronic anxiety or depression. One out of eight adults are currently taking antidepressant medications. While these medications can offer support and benefit on certain occasions, there are indeed many people that do not respond well to this form of treatment. This can be due to a number of factors…

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