In the last post we took at look at endocrine disruptors and how they work to imitate, increase or decrease vital hormones in the body. This ultimately leads to serious health problems, and so it is important to reduce exposure to these chemicals. Knowing about the negative health effects of these chemicals is good incentive to remove them from your life permanently. But what are safe products to replace them with? In the Kitchen Get
Why Should I Be Concerned About Endocrine Disruptors FDN
In our bodies, the endocrine system is comprised of glands in the body such as the hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and pineal, as well as the hormones that are produced in them. The pancreas and reproductive organs are also a part of this important system. The glands of the endocrine system are responsible for keeping the body in a state of homeostasis, and the hormones produced help to regulate bodily functions such as digestion,
How to Handle the Effects of Daylight Saving Time
Photo credit: © Boggy |   Throughout the US each spring, there comes a Sunday in which we routinely are required to move our clocks ahead by one hour.  Daylight saving time is an annual event that was started in the US in 1918 as a way to conserve energy during World War 1, and reintroduced during World War 2. Daylight saving time did not become standardized during peacetime in the US until 1966
The Health Impacts of Parasite Infections
What is a parasite? A parasite is any organism that feeds off of another organism.  Unfortunately for humans there are parasites that choose us as hosts, take up residence and feed off of vital nutrients throughout the body. The idea of being infected by parasites is frightening to many, but infections are more common than people recognize. And although a majority of people are infected by at least one type of parasite, many live for
You May Be Deficient in Magnesium and Not Know It FDN
Magnesium deficiency is becoming an epidemic as less than 30% of adults consume the recommended daily allowance of this vital mineral. To complicate matters, as many as 80% of all people could be mildly to severely deficient in magnesium.  And since magnesium is required for more than 300 processes in the body, when deficiency occurs, you can be sure that you will begin experiencing health problems as a result. If you are deficient in magnesium,
Getting to the Root of Anxiety
Every day functional health coaches deal with clients who struggle with anxiety and who are looking for answers and solutions. Anyone who has struggled with anxiety can tell you that it is a terrifying experience. Imagine experiencing your worst nightmare come true on a regular basis. Those who suffer from anxiety live with fear continually. It is not only terrifying but it is exhausting for those who endure it. Unfortunately, the many who do suffer