Monthly Archives for November 2012

Harmonizing Hormones with 6 Simple Steps

How do you know you are having problems with your hormones? In our office, we see a wide variety of complaints that are related to balancing hormones. Patients tell us about their fatigue, headaches, cycle irregularities, weight gain, depression, and anxiety. All of these symptoms can be related to hormone balance. Balancing hormones can be like walking a tightrope. One slight wobble and off the rope you go! But, in our office balancing hormones is easy because we support the organ that is under stress.   The thyroid, adrenals, ovaries, pituitary, hypothalamus, uterus, and pancreas are all hormonal organs. By giving …

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5 Little-Known Tips for Sleeping Like a Baby

  One of the most important things you can do for your health is to get plenty of good quality sleep.  But what can you do if you have difficulty sleeping?  Here are 5 simple tips to help you get the sleep you thought only babies could get. 1.  Stop using your electronic devices 2 hours before bed.  These devices emit electromagnetic fields that can be stimulating to your nervous system. 2.  Avoid stimulating foods and beverages after 5pm.  Some examples are alcohol, coffee, certain teas and chocolate. The effects of these substances can last for hours after consumption.  Reducing …

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5 Little Known Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep

  The average person spends about one-third of their life sleeping.  Sleep is one of the most important yet most ignored factors that influence your health.  Not only is a good night’s sleep important so you don’t feel tired but it has other effects on your health too.  Here is a list of 5 health benefits of sleeping you may not know. 1.  Weight loss.  Consistently getting 8 hours a night of sleep is an easy and effective weight loss plan.  Getting plenty of sleep boosts your metabolism and decreases appetite and cravings. 2.  Quicker healing.  Your body heals and …

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