Category Archives: Knowledge

Introduction to Hypoactive Thyroid – Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

When the thyroid gland is not responding to the pituitary gland’s release of thyroid stimulating hormone, the result is a hypoactive thyroid, or hypothyroidism, and insufficient levels of thyroid hormone in the blood. This condition affects more women than men, and requires life long treatment to replace the hormones not being produced by the thyroid. […]

Can You Really Reprogram Your Thyroid Gland?

With the debilitating symptoms of hypothyroidism, it’s easy to understand why so many people seek effective treatments for relief. Doctors often prescribe artificial thyroid hormones, and even synthetic thyroid hormones… herbalist will suggest certain herbs and nutritionist will offer dietary suggestions. But there is a group of revolutionary thinkers that believe that you can actually […]

Plantar Fasciitis and Thyroid Dysfunction

Plantar fasciitis is characterized by sharp heel pain occurring at the first step in the morning or upon rising after periods of rest. Fasciitis is caused by microscopic tears in the plantar fascia, a long connective tissue structure in the bottom of the foot. The tearing of the fascial band results in inflammation and eventual […]

Can Hair Loss Due to Thyroid Issues Cause a Tingling, Itchy, Or Painful Scalp?

I recently received correspondence from someone who felt reasonably sure that her hair loss and shedding was due to an underlying thyroid issue, However, in addition to the hair loss, she was also experiencing problems with her scalp. Most of the time, it was tight and tingling. But other times, she was experiencing some pain […]

Herbs To Take To Lower Cortisol

There are many great herbal/botanicals that can assist you in modulating your cortisol levels. There are primarily 3 kinds of outcomes with botanicals: 1. To prolong the cortisol response: This would be useful in cases of adrenal fatigue, in which the adrenals are UNDER-producing cortisol. 2. To lower the cortisol response: This is useful in […]

Minerals and Hormone Balance: What Women Need

It’s no secret that minerals are required for every bodily process, but did you know that hormone imbalances can be blamed on mineral imbalances too? That’s right – essential nutrients affect how our hormones work and that can have a huge impact on life in general. Hormonal imbalances can cause weight gain, decreased sex drive, […]

L Tyrosine – Improves Mood, Mental Ability and Sex Drive

Tyrosine supports and assists neurotransmitters in the brain. When the body is stressed out, aged, or tired the availability of L-Tyrosine is depleted. L-Tyrosine supplementation helps reduce stress, improves mental alertness and mood, acts as an appetite suppressant and has a positive affect on sex drive. Let’s look at it in more detail. Definition Tyrosine […]

The Pros And Cons Of Supplementing With Tyrosine

Tyrosine is one of 20 different amino acids which are used by cells in the human body to synthesize proteins, building blocks of muscles and other organs. It is a nonessential amino acid, which means that it is manufactured in the body from other essential amino acids. Amino acids are those molecules which must be […]