• Hair loss in women
    Articles,  Hormonal Health,  Mental Health

    Hair Loss in Women

    Hair loss – Increased daily hair loss is called “effluvium”; visible hairlessness is called “alopecia”, which can be diffuse (all over the head) or focal (small patches), chronic or acute.   Normal Hair Cycle A hair follicle has a three-phase life cycle. A growing phase, which lasts 2-5 years (anagen), a dying off phase lasting 3-6 weeks (catagen), and a resting phase, lasting 3-5 months (telogen). Most of the hair is in an anagen phase. During the telogen phase the hair shaft matures into a club hair, and eventually sheds from the follicle. If the percentage of scalp follicles present in the telogen phase increases, this results in excessive shedding…

  • Toxins in the environment
    Hormonal Health,  Mental Health

    Toxins – hidden poisons destroying our health

    Toxins do all sorts of damage, contributing to inflammation, digestive problems, mitochondrial dysfunction, hormonal imbalances, low energy, low immunity etc. The build up of toxins over time overburden the body and cause disease. We are exposed to toxins via foods, personal care products, home-building materials, mold, industry. Toxins damage every aspect of our physiological function and plays a role in virtually all diseases. Dr. Joseph Pizzono, The Toxin Solution How Do Toxins Cause Disease? poison enzymes causing them not to work properly and efficiently. Every function within the body depends on enzymes to produce proteins, energy, create molecules like serotonin and create cellular structures. replace minerals in cellular processes, e.g.…

  • Dirty Dozen - foods that are highly sprayed with pesticides
    Hormonal Health

    Dirty Dozen

    The Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists (see below) can help you avoid as many pesticides as possible, even when you can’t buy organic. The Dirty Dozen is a list of the most pesticide-laden produce, while the Clean 15 is a list of the fruits and veggies that contain the smallest traces of pesticides. Both lists are published by the Environmental Working Group each year, an organisation that educates people about chemicals found in food and household products. Dirty Dozen 2020 These foods contain the most traces of pesticides (when grown conventionally). Strawberries Spinach Kale Nectarines Apples Grapes Peaches Cherries Pears Tomatoes Celery Potatoes Most of the foods on the Dirty Dozen…

  • Hormonal Health

    Weight Gain? – Stop the middle age spread

    Have you ever struggled to lose weight? Have you ever had unstoppable cravings that plagued you and tarnished your ability to get to your “ideal weight”? Well, you are not alone. For many, they are able to lose weight easily when they are younger but by the time they hit 40, the extra weight becomes stubborn and resistant, this has to do with chronic inflammation and impaired hormone function. Hormonal Weight Gain With onset of menopause or perimenopause, where estrogen levels are fluctuating we often women see weight gain especially around the middle and top of the hips. There are are a few reasons for this. our metabolic rate tends…