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The Little Glands That Can Put a Stop to Your Autoimmunity

About 3 inches out from the middle of the small of your back sits two little glands weighing at about 5 grams each. These glands are hugely important for controlling normal healthy homeostasis and can help put out the flames during an autoimmune flare up. What are they? Your adrenal glands. The adrenal glands help

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The Gut Brain Relationship in ADD/ADHD

There is a very close connection between the gut and the brain and it often gets overlooked. One of the first signs of a disconnect in the brain is a gut that is not functioning well. There is bidirectional communication between the two. Therefore, when something is not working properly with one then the other

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Simple Reflexes that Indicate Poor Brain Development

The brain is the only organ not fully developed at birth.  In fact, we are born with only 10% of our brain the majority of which is the brainstem. The brainstem supplies us with the essentials for survival such as breathing, heartbeat and sleep regulation. It also allows basic movement like head rotation and trunk

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Left Brain vs Right Brain in ADD/ADHD

ADD/ADHD is known for a set of behaviors that include hyperactivity, inattention, and impulsivity. It can affect academic achievements (1), relationships with friends and family (2) and even cause low self-esteem. The more research that is being done on Spectrum Disorders, the more awareness is being made that the disorder is neurologically based, specifically in

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Can Gluten and Other Grains Affect Your Thyroid?

Somewhere in all of your research you have probably read something about the little wheat protein called gluten that is causing a big fuss. Perhaps, you may be one of many people who is noticing the ever expanding Gluten-Free section at your local grocery store. What is the big idea with this little grain? After

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What to do About Your Menstrual Migraines

According to the National Headache Society, women suffer from migraines three times more frequently than men. Roughly 60% of these women have menstrual migraines.  The research is showing a huge link between estrogen fluctuations and your headaches. Many of us are aware that our hormones will change from day to day. Depending on where you

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Overfed Yet Malnourished – What is Happening to Our Food?

I recently heard from a retiring cardiologist about his experience at a conference. At the end of the conference the speaker had them all stand and asked them to do one simple task: “Those of you who think dairy is healthy please stay standing, those who think dairy is unhealthy please sit down.” All of

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The Stress-Adrenal-Thyroid Connection

This article is going to be about the Stress-Adrenal-Thyroid Connection. When it comes to stress our adrenal glands are always involved. The adrenal glands are two small glands in which sit on top of each kidney. In Latin, the word “adrenal” literally means above the kidneys. The adrenal gland is made up of an outer

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How The Use Of Oral Contraceptives Can Alter Thyroid Function

One of the many pieces to the thyroid dilemma includes the balance of other hormones. Particularly in females with the balance of estradiol (also known as E2, the most potent form of estrogen) and progesterone. You may have remembered way back to the introductory article, or the article explaining how the liver can affect your

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