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Thyroid Madness

Thyroid Madness Every second person who comes into my clinic has some sort of thyroid dysfunction (or so it seems – I might be exaggerating slightly, but you get my point).  Sadly, most of these women (it does affect men too) have been dismissed by a GP as ‘fine’ when they know they are ‘not fine’.  Why?  Because standard thyroid testing gives an incomplete picture of thyroid health and honestly, in most cases, it’s completely inaccurate.  I call it “thyroid…

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Anxiety is a symptom, NOT a disease.

Anxiety is a symptom, NOT a disease. There are many reasons why people become anxious. Genetics, diet, lifestyle and environment are all key factors and they are all equally important. But the reality is that for many people they may take steps to improve their diet, lifestyle and environment with the goal of improving their mental health…and find nothing has changed. So today I want to focus on the missing link – genetics. Our genes regulate our hormones and neurotransmitters.…

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Screen addiction? How to disconnect for your mental health

  “A new study in the journal Child Development shows night time usage of a cell phone can increase anxiety and depression in teenagers and reduce self-esteem. This is the first study that shows a direct link between screen time and mental health.” You can watch the CBS report here.   It’s not just our teenagers who are affected I would say the majority of us are addicted to our devices.  And it’s not just to keep up with the…

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Having Trouble Losing Weight? How’s your sleep?

* Did you know that poor sleep significantly effects insulin activity and your resting metabolic rate? Burning the candle at both ends, tossing and turning during the night, or even worse – insomnia – can lead to weight gain and type II diabetes. *  Insomnia is the inability to sleep and there are many reasons people may suffer with it, but here are a few common causes: poor sleep habits, a lack of bed time routine depression or anxiety lack…

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