Health Articles — Women's Health

Gut bacteria may be the cause of weight gain

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    Gut bacteria may be the cause of weight gain There are 100 trillion bacteria in our microbiome with 1000 different species and thousands upon thousands of different strains.   The number of bacteria in our body even outweighs the number of cells we have.  The gut bacteria line your entire digestive tract and can easily live there in harmony with viruses, parasites, fungi and yeast.  What do they do?  The answer to this is both positive and negative. The positive side of things is that they support your immune system, they affect your metabolism, and even your mood (gut-brain axis)....

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Signs that your digestive system needs some help

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  Signs that your digestive system needs some help Your overall health begins with your digestive system. If it is working effectively then chances are that you are healthy. If it is experiencing a few difficulties then chances are you are noticing it physically.  Our digestive system is crucial for the breakdown and absorption of the food and drink we consume and its effectiveness is crucial to maintain adequate levels of essential vitamins and minerals. Any problems in this area can lead to a whole host of health problems. We often think of the obvious when it comes to digestive health imbalances...

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Hormones out of balance!!!

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  Hormones out of balance!!! Can you relate to these signs? Fatigue, headaches or migraines, thyroid dysfunction, mood changes, irritability, anxiety or depression, weight gain, irregular menstrual cycle, breast tenderness, fibroids, endometriosis, low libido, hot flashes. Your progesterone may be getting stolen!!! These signs can also be triggered by other conditions such as hypothyroidism, low iron, low vitamin d, cortisol imbalance, are a few examples however we can't rule out progesterone. As a Naturopath it is my job to find the root cause of your signs and symptoms and when you present to me with many of the above signs...

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Hormone Imbalance in Men as well as Women

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  Hormone Imbalance in Men as well as Women There are many indications of hormone imbalance and the difficult part about making the assessment about whether the hormones are out of balance or not is that a lot of the signs and symptoms can also be signs and symptoms of other conditions in the body.  That's where seeing a Naturopath comes in handy rather than a google search.  Naturopath's are trained detectives when it comes to imbalances, we look for the underlying cause rather than focusing on the symptom. Hormone imbalance is at an all time high.   The obvious...

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5 Reasons why I always feel sick

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