Health Issues

Why Is Melatonin Important For Sleep?

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Author: Caren Wigmore ND Melatonin is a hormone secreted by our pineal gland which plays a role in your natural sleep-wake cycle.  The production of this important hormone is affected by light/dark cycles as well as cortisol. Light can either suppress or synchronize melatonin production depending on our exposure. Melatonin should be at its highest…

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Common Female Hormonal Disorders & How We Treat Them

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It is estimated that as many as 90% of women of reproductive age experience a menstrual or hormonal disorder, or both, that affects them on a regular basis. In the article we’ll take a look at the signs and symptoms of hormonal issues and how to treat hormonal imbalance in females. Signs And Symptoms Of…

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What Is Postnatal Depletion & How Do We Treat It?

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Recent research suggests that, on average, a new mother may lose around 700 hours of sleep in the first year of her baby’s life. On top of this immense sleep deprivation, mothers experience a huge shift in hormones following birth often resulting in signs and symptoms of what is called ‘postnatal depletion’. Some signs and…

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Do You Suffer From Carbohydrate Intolerance?

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We all know someone who has a very high carbohydrate diet, and yet remains slim and relatively metabolically healthy. This sits in plain contrast with others, who with the same diet are overweight, fatigued, with elevated cholesterol and other signs of metabolic syndrome. I so often hear… “IT’S NOT FAIR!!” But, there are biological reasons…

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Nutrients to support an overworked stress response

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Living in this day and age, stress is a normal part of modern life. You will be exposed to some sort of stress every day, whether it’s waking up to an alarm, driving the car, paying bills, working, meeting deadlines – all of these can take their toll. But do you recognise the signs and…

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What Causes Insomnia & Is There A Natural Remedy?

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One of the issues that we regularly consult with patients about at our clinics is difficulty sleeping, or insomnia. Whether it’s problems nodding off or not being able to stay asleep throughout the night, the result can be distressing and also lead to a multitude of other potential health issues including depressed mood, difficulty concentrating…

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