Functional hypothyroidism is on the rise, and it effects more of us than we realize. While a traditional thyroid panel may not reveal it, there are many, many people who go undiagnosed with hypothyroidism yet still have all of the symptoms. There are many, many reasons for decreased thyroid function, and they are beyond the scope of this article. However, the goal of this article is to simply share some thoughts on how to eat if you are struggling with symptoms of a sluggish thyroid. Read the rest of this entry »
I am so honored to begin a series of posts on recovering from Adrenal Fatigue naturally from the perspective of one of my readers who has actually lived it. As a nutritional therapy practitioner-in-training, I have already seen so many cases of adrenal fatigue among my practice clients that I’m pretty sure it’s epidemic. Celeste’s story illustrates what happens when we push our adrenals to the max. And I’m not talking about big risk factors here; Celeste was just a mother of two young children going through life like any one of us right now, when all of the sudden her whole life changed.
I hope you enjoy and appreciate the difficult journey and the significance of her being able to put so much energy into writing her story. I invite others who have experienced healing through nutritional means to share their stories with me. I would love to publish them, and I know my readers will enjoy reading them as well! Now, without further delay, here’s Part 1 of Celeste’s story: Read the rest of this entry »
This week we have the great honor of hearing from my amazing Naturopathic Physician here in Portland, Dr. Daniel Chong. Dr. Chong practices medicine using a foundational, nutritional approach and recommends a diet in line with the Weston A. Price Foundation and utilizes dietary protocols in helping patients heal from a variety of ailments. Today I’ve asked Dr. Chong to answer a series of questions on an often-ignored, but crucial part of the body called the adrenal glands. Read on to see how adrenal health may be the underlying cause to many chronic disorders. Also, coming up later on this week I’ll be sharing Part 1 of Celeste’s Story, a personal journey of a mother of two young childen whose life changed overnight as a result of her adrenal health. Now, here’s Dr. Chong: Read the rest of this entry »
Nothing has baffled me more as a mother than observing the prevalance of eczema among children. Thankfully, eczema is not one of the many issues my children have had to deal with, but I have witnessed so many other families battle with this mysterious disorder. Growing up, my mother always had chronic eczema all over her hands, and I watched as the itching and burning affected her constantly. I also watched as prescription cream after cream failed to cure her of this disorder. Over the years, I have been very interested in nutritional support and natural ways of healing eczema. What follows are a few insights into nutritional healing for eczema. Read the rest of this entry »