Treating Sex Hormone Imbalances
Sex hormones are hormones that are involved in the regulation of sexual development and reproduction. The primary sex hormones are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Men and women have all of these, just in different amounts and ratios...
When men and women have low energy caused by an imbalance in their sex hormones, it is usually from different hormones. For men, it is usually due to a testosterone deficiency. For women, it is usually due to estrogen and/or progesterone imbalances.
Sex Hormones & Low Energy
The symptoms of menopause are no joke. They are incredibly uncomfortable and can change the quality of your life significantly. When a woman comes to me with menopausal symptoms, she is usually pretty desperate for relief. I use both natural and pharmaceutical therapies to get her that relief.
Treating Thyroid Disease
I am a big believer in natural medicine. It can be very powerful and work very well. I prefer to use it as long as the natural treatment is safe and strong. Unfortunately, when treating low thyroid, we usually need both the natural and the prescription treatments. In college, I learned from playing the card game euchre not to “send a boy to do a man’s job.” In medicine, this means using the treatment that you know will work. If I think a natural treatment will work, but I know that a medication will work, I should use the medication as long as there are no significant side effects. This is because I want to make sure you get results right away so that you can get your life back.
Thyroid Disease & Low Energy
Thyroid disease is one of the most common health problems we face today. The majority of people with thyroid dysfunction have hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism (“hypo” means low) is a condition where the amount of thyroid hormone in your body is less than what is needed for optimal function. According to the American Thyroid Association, more than 12 percent of the US population will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetimes, and more than half will be unaware that they have a problem. Women are five to eight times as likely as men to develop thyroid problems.
Advanced Adrenal Recommendations
Last week, I went over the recommended supplements to treat Adrenal Fatigue. This week I’ll go over adrenal recommendations as well as a plan to reduce stressors.
Treating the physical symptoms is only the first step. Once you start to feel better, it’s important to begin addressing the causes of the problem: the sources of stress that compromised your adrenals in the first place.
Testing & Supplement Options for Adrenal Fatigue
Last week we discussed the main symptoms as well as the causes of adrenal fatigue. This week, I will focus on testing and supplement options for treatment.
If you have most of the symptoms listed last week, you probably have adrenal fatigue. However, how do we test for adrenal dysfunction?
How Adrenal Fatigue Causes Chronic Fatigue
This week I will discuss how adrenal fatigue is a primary cause of chronic fatigue.
It's estimated that up to 80% of adults experience adrenal fatigue during their lifetimes, yet it remains one of the most under-diagnosed illnesses in the United States. Conventional medicine does not yet recognize adrenal fatigue as a distinct syndrome.
Food Allergies & Low Energy
Food allergies can cause almost any symptom the body can manifest, including low energy. The gastrointestinal tract maintains a delicate balance of good bacteria, specialized immune cells, and various neurological and hormonal activities. In fact, 80% of your immune system resides in your gut, so anything you put in your mouth can trigger a reaction. Once your digestive system detects what it considers a “foreign particle,” your immune system reacts, and the inflammation that follows creates pain and dysfunction.
Food and Your Energy
Food is a touchy subject, especially if you’re not feeling well. We have a lot of emotional attachments to it, and it can give us joy at times when nothing else can. However, food allergies play a significant role as a cause and contributor to fatigue and, as a doctor, I have seen amazing improvements in the health of my patients when they change their food choices.
Water and Your Energy
The foundation for a healthy life at its most basic level includes putting the right stuff into your body and taking the bad stuff out.
A healthy body relies on clean water for cellular function and to remove waste products from the body. Water does a lot more than just relieve hunger.
Unfortunately, dehydration is surprisingly common. In fact, 75% of Americans may suffer from chronic dehydration, and they don’t know it. Are you one of them?
Strategies for Improving Your Sleep
Addressing your sleep issues will improve your health, whether you suffer from low energy or not. That said, changing your lifestyle and behavior requires energy. If you are battling severe low energy, achieving restorative sleep is essential before you can move on to address other potential issues that require greater effort, such as changing your diet or exercise. In this article, we are sharing strategies for improving your sleep that can be used by anyone whose goal is optimal health.
Understanding Circadian Rhythm
The circadian rhythm is an important part of our daily lives. It helps to regulate our sleep patterns and wakefulness. However, when our circadian rhythm is disrupted, it can lead to sleep problems. If you have sleep problems, you may have a circadian rhythm dysfunction. In this article, we will discuss the circadian rhythm and what to do if you are having sleep problems due to circadian rhythm dysfunction.
When Sleep Is a Problem
Do you have trouble sleeping? If so, you are not alone. Poor sleep is always a sign that something is wrong with your health. Sleep is a foundational requirement for good health, and sleep problems will nearly always contribute to low energy. Low energy can be caused both by a lack of sleep or by poor quality of sleep.
Why Is It So Hard To Treat Fatigue?
It's safe to say that most of us have experienced fatigue at some point in our lives. Whether it's the result of a busy lifestyle, a lack of sleep, or something more serious, fatigue can take a toll on our bodies and our minds, especially if it becomes persistent.
Is Mold The Invisible Trigger For Your Chronic Fatigue?
Jini was a 39-year-old client who visited me complaining about numerous symptoms including headaches, mood swings, muscle cramps, and bloating, all of which left her feeling lethargic and drained.
Why Could Heavy Metals Be Making You Tired?
Margaret was a recent 39-year-old client who ate a clean diet, drank plenty of bottled water, and as she described it, “did everything right.” But despite these (and other) healthy efforts, she struggled with fatigue and arrived in my office looking haggard and frustrated that her efforts were yielding such dismal results.
7 Causes Of Chronic Fatigue That Are Often Overlooked
Chronic fatigue—a condition defined as persistent fatigue that cannot be alleviated by rest—affects nearly 2.5 million Americans. For those folks, waning energy levels and low vitality can make every day a struggle.