The research on testosterone levels among men is startling. The levels of male testosterone are decreasing across time, leading to endemic levels of low testosterone levels in middle aged and older men. Statistics from one lab company found that 80% of men from over 7000 blood tests had below optimal levels of free testosterone. And when you get over 30 years of age, it is estimated that 1 in 4 men have low levels of testosterone.
Copper toxicity is not a hot topic in today’s health world, but it should be. In the 1950’s about 40-50% of HTMA (hair, tissue and mineral analysis) were showing copper toxic patterns, while today, that number is soaring to between 70-80% of HTMAs with a copper toxic pattern.
Here are 5 key signs you need to look into copper toxicity...
Testing the hair often provides a much richer understanding of the patterns that exist within the body because body will often expel excess minerals or metals into the hair. This also includes minerals that have been pulled directly from your cells
It is estimated that we currently spend an average of 80 to 90% of our day indoors. This means that the quality of our indoor air extremely important. In fact, indoor air quality (IAQ) may in fact be much poorer than outdoor air quality. Research by
That which we have not let go of, begins to pile up and weigh down the soul, akin to walking around every day with a backpack full of rocks.
Forgiveness may seem like a simple concept, but it is one of the hardest things to implement. There has been
This was one of my favourite lines when I worked in private practice as a therapist.
How we interpret situations impacts how we feel about ourselves and others and as a result, how we relate to the world.
Let’s imagine the following scenario
There are a lot of misconceptions about meditation, likely because there is a lack of general census across
the scientific community and across various cultures on the specific definition of meditation. Mindfulness as a practice of meditation is much more accessible to the general population. It was brought to the Western world
The health state of our gut is correlated with the brain's health state. When the gut is exposed to infection, environmental toxins or foods that it is intolerant or healthy foods (read: greasy, fried, high in fructose), the lining of the gut becomes damaged and leaky. The body then
Our breath both begins and ends life. It is both autonomic and voluntary. It has an amazing ability to heal both our bodies and our minds, the power of which science has only recently confirmed. On average
Before I started having major gut issues, I was cavity free. But as soon as my gut started acting up, my oral health became a disaster. One of my favourite ways to keep my oral microbiome healthy is through oil pulling. You may think that mouthwash will do the trick; however, mouthwash kills the good bacteria as well.
The organic movement has been instrumental in driving people back to start asking real questions about where their food comes from and what exactly they are putting into their bodies. A significant part of the
Our body isn't designed for the constant roller coaster we are putting it on! Blood sugar levels should remain steady across the day. Learn more about signs and symptoms of blood sugar imbalances and strategies to overcome this!
Choosing to eat organic is a great decision to make for your health - both your gut health and your hormones will be impacted in a positive way. You have likely been aware of the 'eat organic trend' and questioned whether it was really worth all that money.
I love this recipe because it’s fast and easy and can be made the night before. It’s great for those rushed mornings when cooking is really not an option. Chia pudding can also be a great snack as well. And the most important thing – chia seeds are great for gut health!
Smoothies are a great quick and easy breakfast, or snack, or even lunch. However, what people often end up doing is blending up a bunch of fruit and spiking their blood sugar. Which will leave them feeling hungry again quite quickly. Smoothies are in fact a great way to pile in the nutrition, and still have it taste great too! Check out this recipe.
The message given to most women today is that PMS is normal, that there is nothing wrong with a pre-menstrual mood swing or tender breasts, and that we just need to learn to live with or medicate heavy, painful periods.
The GI MAP is also different from other testing that uses PCR technology because it is functional in nature. What that means its that it doesn't just look for pathogens, but it also looks a how your GI tract is working from a functional standpoint. For example, the levels of your good bacteria, the degree of inflammation and gluten sensitivity.