BHRT refer to hormones that are identical to the ones that we naturally have in our bodies. These natural hormones are very different to the synthetic hormones normally used in conventional medicine and therefore, they don’t have the same side effects. Conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is composed of synthetic estrogen (oral estrone) and synthetic progesterone (progestin) and they carry unacceptable risks of breast cancer, heart attacks and strokes. The use of bioidentical hormones in dosages that restore normal physiological levels are safe and even protective against many diseases.
Recent studies show that in order to receive the best levels of protection our blood vitamin D levels should be about 120-200 nmol/l. I personally don’t like to recommend cod liver oil as a vitamin D supplement because it also contain Vitamin A and too much vitamin A taken for long periods of time can cause health problems. Some foods that contain vitamin D include: canned sardines, salmon, tuna, shrimp, butter, sunflower seeds, liver, eggs, mushroom.
Suffering from Adrenal Fatigue can be very troublesome and can lead to many other health concerns. One of the main things my patients benefit from is making sure they have a good breakfast which should include at least 15 g of protein. Then, you MUST eat a snack by 10am to replenish your energy requirements, or ideally you want to have an early lunch (before noon), a nutritious snack by 2pm-3pm and your evening meal should be eaten between 5pm-6pm.
Thyroid is a gland that has been largely misunderstood. Unfortunately, many women and men have their thyroid gland not functioning optimally and they are experiencing symptoms from it. Here are some tips of what you can start doing with your nutrition in order to improve it.
Detoxification is an important part of our healing process. It is the process of removing some of the toxins that our bodies are exposed to every day. One of the most important organs of detoxification is our liver. Here is a recipe that includes many vegetables that gives us the nutrients needed to detoxify. You can have this salad as part of your diet on a regular basis or you can make part of your detoxification program.