By now, almost everyone has heard of probiotics, the active cultures in a range of dairy products such as yogurt, some cheeses and kefir, and in fermented foods such as miso, kimchi, and sauerkraut. Most of these are tasty additions to our diet that can also help improve our overall digestive health. But can they
If you are treating your leaky gut by following the 4 Rs and you’re not seeing much progress, it could be that you’re dealing with SIBO – small intestine bacterial overgrowth. SIBO (pronounced SEE-bo) is one of the causes of leaky gut, but the two vary a bit when it comes to treatment. The most
Erika Schwartz, MD, was consulted for a medical advice by an elderly man with serious health issues. Namely, she examined the medications and treatments he was subjected to, and decided to consult his cardiologist whether he would agree to completely change his therapy. Namely, the man suffered from excess weight, low testosterone and thyroid levels,
No one can say that weight gain can be put down to just diet or exercise plan. In fact, often weight gain can be partly blamed on your hormones. Did you know that stubborn fat can be harder to lose if your hormones aren’t in balance? So it’s a great idea to get all your
Many people in the Western world tend to burn the candle at both ends. They are stressed and try to pack too much into their busy day. Inevitably, the amount of sleep they get starts to decrease as they struggle to meet all of the demands placed upon them. Sleep is an essential part of
If you have not yet experienced menopause then the terms hormone replacement therapy may sound foreign to you. As the terms suggest, HRT or hormone replacement therapy is a treatment aimed at easing the symptoms of menopause by hormonal replacement.
Ever since the World Health Organization (WHO) released it’s findings regarding traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT), women have been looking for alternatives. Suzanne Somer’s book, The Sexy Years, introduced many of us to the term “Bioidentical hormone.” Find out what they are and whether you should be researching them further as an alternative treatment to menopause symptoms.
If you’ve done much research on gut health, you already know that antibiotics, even when prescribed and used correctly, can really do a number on your digestive health. While they’re killing off the pathogens they were meant to eliminate, antibiotics also rid your body of helpful bacteria and other friendly microbes. This microbial community that
Have you ever been ignored by your doctor, or had a problem dismissed as being “normal for your age” or “nothing to worry about for the time being”? It’s amazing how many stories women out there have about these types of problems, even in this age of technological advancement and supposed improved levels of gender
Hormonal changes can produce a wide range of physical and mental symptoms. Hormones are the chemical messengers that allow your body to function in harmony. During your reproductive years, women’s hormones cycle up and down every month naturally. Changes also commonly occur during the two significant events in your life that affect your hormones the