Meditations for Your Personal Practice

You’ll be amazed what can shift when you regularly take time to re-center and re-calibrate. Enjoy this meditation lead by Dr. Kathleen Funk.5 Minute Re-Centering Meditation If you prefer to download the audio file, click the 3 dots on the right of the audio player below (download may not work on mobile devices). Enjoy! [...]

The HPA Axis, Stress, and Adrenal Fatigue: What You Really Need to Know

The hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis is the subsystem in the body where the hypothalamus and pituitary glands in the brain interact with the adrenal glands, located on top of each kidney. Why is the HPA axis something you should familiarize yourself with? Studies have discovered a link between the HPA axis and the role it [...]

Adrenal Fatigue, Cortisol, and Your Health

If you’ve been following my recent blog posts, you’ve been reading a lot about hypothyroidism. But did you know that oftentimes, people with hypothyroidism and other thyroid-related issues are actually suffering from adrenal fatigue? Read on to find out more. How the Adrenal Glands WorkThe adrenals are small glands situated one on top of each kidney. [...]

6 Unsuspecting Causes of Hypothyroidism

Broccoli, inflammation, IBD, oh my! Each of those factors may be a contributor to low thyroid function, commonly known as hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is a condition that causes the thyroid gland to produce an insufficient amount of thyroid hormones. This deficiency consequently leads to issues such as obesity, goiter, and joint and cardiovascular issues, as well as infertility. Approximately [...]

How to Integrate Iodine into Your Diet for a Happy, Healthy Thyroid

We’re all somewhat aware of the importance of incorporating iodine-rich foods in our diet; it helps ensure we have a properly functioning thyroid – right? Absolutely. But are you aware of the repercussions that come along with inadequate iodine intake and the adverse effects that raw cruciferous vegetables pose? These unfavorable outcomes are even more [...]

Hypothyroidism vs Hashimoto’s: Understanding the Difference

Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s are two of the most common thyroid disorders. They both impact the thyroid, and they share many of the symptoms. This combination makes it hard to distinguish between the two. Most people diagnosed with hypothyroidism are, in fact suffering from Hashimoto’s. Although related to hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a different thyroid condition [...]

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