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Discover the Key to Transforming Your Health and Reversing Metabolic Inflammation

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Discover the Key to Transforming Your Health and Reversing Metabolic Inflammation Are you ready to transform your health and achieve the success you've been longing for? I'm here to guide you through the journey and help you reach your goals. Hi, I'm Melissa Callaghan, a Bachelor qualified Naturopath and Nutritionist specialising in reducing metabolic inflammation that leads to heart disease and diabetes as well as improving gut health, mental health, and balancing hormones. At my clinic, Pinnacle Naturopathy, we have helped numerous patients overcome their health challenges and regain control of their lives. Today, I want to share with you...

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5 Reasons why I always feel sick

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Insulin Resistance

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  ____________________________________________________________________________ Insulin Resistance What is insulin resistance? It is a condition where the liver, muscle, and fat cells stop responding to instructions from a hormone called insulin to take glucose from the blood and use it for energy. The result is excess levels of glucose stay in the blood causing inflammation and damage.What is glucose?Glucose is sugar, a blood sugar. When carbohydrates are eaten, they are broken down into their simplest form and sent to the liver for processing. Some of the glucose is sent to the blood while the rest gets stored away in the liver and muscles...

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Chronic Fatigue effecting health and energy

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  ____________________________________________________________________________ Chronic Fatigue - Unrelenting Exhaustion Chronic Fatigue is a symptom of an underlying condition.  Some possible conditions connected to fatigue include Cortisol (stress hormone) dysregulation Glandular fever Thyroid disorder (blood test may be in range but not optimal) Glucose dysregulation (Insulin resistance, pre diabetes, diabetes) Cortisol dysregulation: The adrenal glands sit just above the kidneys and they produce a variety of hormones as part of the stress response system.  The stress response system is known as the HPA axis. It is called this because it involves the Hypothalamus, the Pituitary gland, and the Adrenal glands. The hypothalamus is constantly...

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Heavy periods connected to underactive thyroid

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  Heavy periods connected to under active thyroid Your period tells me a lot about your health - especially your thyroid.   Thyroid hormones affect every cell in you body   The reason you may feel not quite right when you thyroid is dysregulated is because every cell in your body is also feeling dysregulated.  It is also the reason why thyroid issues have so many signs and symptoms, because they impact so many different areas of the body. Thyroid hormones play a large role in menstruation and one of the major signs is whether your period is heavy or...

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