Do you have a hard time falling asleep or staying asleep when you’re stressed? Both of these problems come from your adrenal glands, the makers of your fight or flight hormones, working overtime.
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Stress can wreak all kinds of havoc on our bodies, and some of the most unpleasant ways are through our digestion.
Sure, many of us seek refuge in a pint of ice cream when we’re stressed out, but why? What makes fatty, sugary foods so appealing when we need comfort? Even more puzzling, why does stress make it hard to lose weight, even when we’re resisting these temptations?
Eating Tips for The Holidays The holidays can be a challenging time to stay on a diet or eat the foods that agree with your body. Food is usually shared during this time and we tend to know what certain foods do to our body. Eating those foods can cause some troubles with your body, […]
How Chronic Stress Affects Your Mood When we find ourselves to be in a mood where we are anxious, depressed and notice other mood issues, this can sometimes be attributed to high, chronic stress levels. These high levels can negatively affect our mood. You could be a mellow person and notice that these thoughts have […]
Today we’re talking about adrenal stimulators – what they are, what they do, and how to stop them from making you feel terrible all the time. What are adrenal stimulators? Adrenal stimulants are chemicals and events that take energy from your body and can lead to increased fatigue, brain fog, sleep problems, and decrease other […]
The Importance of The Adrenal Gland The adrenal gland is largely responsible for dealing with our reactions to stress. These glands sit right above our kidneys, and that is where the term adrenal comes from. This gland is responsible for how our body handles stress because it secretes several different hormones that allow our bodies […]
How to Recover from Adrenal Fatigue The three stages of adrenal fatigue are: Alarm Resistance Exhaustion The alarm stage and corresponding response is healthy. This is where we have a stressor in our life and then our body has time to recuperate and recover. If and when this happens, it is a good stress because […]
How Can Cortisol Affect Brain Function Cortisol is a hormone that effects our body’s reaction to stress. Cortisol affects a large range of processes in the body, including our metabolism and immune responses. Cortisol, as many different hormones, can become problematic when the levels are too high. When our bodies are constantly in fight or […]
How Do We Test for Blood Sugar Dysfunction? In other blog posts, we have discussed how our blood sugar can be affected by our lifestyle such as diet, exercise, stress, and sleep. Running other lab tests can be very beneficial and a great way to start seeing how your body is reacting to blood sugar […]
What is Hypoglycemia? One common problem that we look at in the office is hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. If you have hypoglycemia, you probably feel pretty “blah” most of the time: brain fog, sluggishness, irritability, no fun at all. By looking at ways to assist your body and changing some lifestyle factors within your […]
How to Increase Insulin Sensitivity Lifestyle factors play a large part in blood sugar levels as well as insulin resistance or sensitivity. Diet is a large part of regulating blood sugar levels, but there are other factors that seemed to be overlooked when it comes to blood sugar and insulin sensitivity. The three that are […]
The Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes When your blood sugar is too high, it can turn into diabetes. There are two types, Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 diabetes is our body fighting an immune system response. This could be an autoimmune problem or virus that damages the pancreas, or the […]
The Benefits of Using Cold Laser Cold lasers are often used in the office while you are completing your brain exercises. Cold lasers have been known to decrease inflammation, increase energy to the body’s cells, decreases pain and increases brain function. We generally place these lasers on the cerebellum, frontal or parietal lobes to increase […]
What is Syndrome X? Syndrome X also known as metabolic syndrome or insulin resistance syndrome. This syndrome is characterized by higher levels of cholesterol and high blood sugar levels. Although it is not seen as a disease, it is considered a group of risk factors. A few of these factors include: Sedentary lifestyle High carbohydrate […]
Why You Could Be Suffering From Thyroid Symptoms! The book that is discussed in the video, Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms When My Lab Tests Are Normal? was a crucial part in understanding firstly, my family’s health, and my patients’ health. Chiropractic neurology looks at several different ways that the thyroid can breakdown, […]
The Important Connections In Mental Illness Mental illness has been looked at one certain way for several years. The article that is discussed in this video, The Hidden Links of Mental Disorders, gives a different perspective. The ideas in this journal article discuss that one diagnoses, or type of mental illness could give you a […]
A Great Stretch to Improve your Posture This week I wanted to go over a stretch that is great for pulling our shoulders back. We spend most of our day with our shoulders pulled forward. This can be seen when we are cooking, working on the computer, reading, typing and many other tasks that we […]
What is Deep Belly Breathing? Deep belly breathing is a practice that can strengthen your diaphragm, a muscle that assists in breathing. It has a number of helpful benefits including: Relaxation Lowers heart rate Lowers blood pressure Lowers heart rate Reduces stress When your body is stressed it decreases the functionality of the immune system, […]
How is Blood Sugar and Adrenal Function Interconnected? Do you wonder how we get through the night without eating for 8 to 10 hours? Our brain uses sugar throughout the night and if we don’t have enough, the liver releases sugars in order to give our brain the energy it needs. Once awake, our brain […]
This week, I wanted to discuss part of my health journey, my hip that is bone on bone. I have tried several different modalities within Integrative Health as well as current modern/Western medicine. With that being said, it is imperative that you try different types of medicine to see what modalities work for you. Everyone […]