In terms of synthetic hormones what about medications such as Synthroid for hypothyroidism that doctors say you have to take for the rest of your life? What should I do? Where do I go next? Most people with hypothyroidism have to take thyroid hormone for the rest of their lives. Our thyroid hormone regulates many body processes and if you have hormone imbalance it can result in a wide range of physical and emotional symptoms. The thyroid gland produces two hormones,...Read More
Zinc is often found in multivitamins and prenatal supplements. It is used in our bodies to support immune function, reduce severity and duration of the common cold, and delay the progression of macular degeneration. It is also involved in numerous enzyme reactions and is required for growth and development, immune and neurological function, reproduction and regulation of genes and to stabilize the structure of proteins and cell membranes. Although a severe zinc deficiency...Read More
Is it true that eating a lot of meat substitutions (tofu, soy etc.) raise/effect estrogen levels & weight gain?
Consumption of soy foods such as tofu is not associated with weight gain. In fact, many studies have found that vegetarian or plant-based diets, which include soy foods, are more effective for weight management. Soy does contain phytoestrogens, which are plant-based estrogen-like compounds that can exert weak estrogenic effects. Most research has found that soy foods do not raise estrogen levels in the body. Sherry Torkos Sherry Torkos is a pharmacist, author, certified...Read More
In addition to weight control, consistent physical activity offers the following impressive benefits: 1. Improved Mood Even light exercise can boost your emotional wellbeing. Aerobic exercise stimulates the release of certain mood-elevating compounds called endorphins— “feel good” chemicals. These natural painkillers induce relaxation and relieve depression. 2. Reduced Risk of Heart Disease If you are overweight, you face a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. Exercise...Read More
It’s easier than you think to make good food choices part of your lifestyle. For starters, check out these simple tips. Make a satisfying protein-rich drink or smoothie by blending 2 cups (473 ml) of low-fat yogurt with 1 cup (237 ml) of crushed seasonal fruit, a banana, and a dash of soy powder. Eat a salad or broth-based soup as a first course so you’ll feel full, but take in fewer calories. Pack healthy “on the go” snacks such as unsalted nuts, carrot sticks, pears, and...Read More