In Part 1 of this Endocrine System series, I outlined the basics of what the endocrine system is, the organs and glands involved and their functions. The take-away message from Part 1: The endocrine system is the communication system of the body that determines hormonal production and regulation. These hormones include cortisol (stress), melatonin (sleep), estrogen (reproduction), … [Read more...] about Endocrine Disruptors – FAKE NEWS for your body!
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A group of cells forms tissue. A group of tissues makes up an organ. A group of organs makes up a system. A group of systems makes up an animal/human organism. I’ll never forget that lesson from Biology and it’s served me well in helping my child and myself improve and maintain our health. You can’t have a healthy organism if a system is ailing. You can’t have a healthy system if … [Read more...] about The Endocrine System – Gateway to Health
This last week at the AutismOne conference in Chicago, I attended a few really informative workshops. Here is a summary of information from Dr. Logan’s presentation on Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth – aka SIBO. We are dealing with SIBO and honestly, most of you probably are too to one degree or another. It’s difficult to definitively diagnose so as with much that we have going on with … [Read more...] about Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth – SIBO. What it is and how to treat it.
Every conversation I have with someone who has a health concern or question leads up to diet. I simply cannot stress enough how foundational gut health is to overall health and expression of life. If you have skin issues, auto-immune issues, mental health issues, joint issues, fatigue issues, brain fog, immune issues, don’t poop at least twice a day with normal looking stools, low tolerance to … [Read more...] about Why Should I Change My Diet?
I get this question all of the time. It’s scary when your kid stops pooping because it can lead to pain, holding, impaction, loss of motility, reabsorption of toxins and megacolon. Once a child starts to experience pain with pooping, it doesn’t take long for them to avoid further pain by “holding”. I’ve read all sorts of papers and articles about holding and the ‘experts’ will often proclaim it … [Read more...] about Help – My Kid is Constipated, What Can I Do?
I was recently asked about recommendations for kid-friendly snacks. In particular, snacks that kids can take to school. If you’re anything like me, it’s hard to be motivated every.single.day. to cook/bake/plan/prepare/clean/shop for the other humans that live in our houses because let’s be honest, house chef is just ONE of our daily duties. If we are in low motivation mode for long, we often … [Read more...] about Healthy and EASY Snack List