Why is Infertility on the Rise?

Have you wondered if infertility is on the rise?  In my observation and practice I have seen more women in their 20’s and 30’s having difficulty conceiving with no known cause.  Did you know that only 60% of couples will conceive naturally without medical assistance within the first 6 months of trying? This means that one in every eight couples struggle with infertility issues – or a whopping 17.4 million women in the US alone.  (National Fertility Association Statistics: https://resolve.org/infertility-101/what-is-infertility/fast-facts/) Infertility is outlined as the decreased ability, or complete inability, of a couple to conceive a child, more specifically – failure to conceive after a year of regular intercourse without protection. … Read More

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How Inflamed Are You?

Today I want to talk to you about inflammation or more specifically, autoimmune disease.  An autoimmune disease is a disease in which the body’s own immune system attacks healthy cells. They can be seen as a communication issue within the body or simply a disruption in the body’s delicate balancing act. While there are more than 100 currently recognized today, the most commonly observed autoimmune diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, lupus, type 1 diabetes, MS, and Crohn’s disease. According to the American Autoimmune Related Disease Association (AARDA), more than 50 million suffer from some kind of autoimmune challenge in their lifetime! Fortunately, emerging treatments are surfacing in the functional… Read More

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Hashimoto’s Treatment…….What You Need to Know

Hashimoto’s is a largely an under diagnosed condition affecting more women then men.  It can leave you feeling not like yourself.  You may notice weight gain, mood swings, hair loss, dry skin, constipation, menstrual irregularity, fluid retention, significant fatigue and more.  Many who suffer from this autoimmune condition are frustrated as they don’t feel they are getting the answers they need to not only diagnose this condition, by also to treat Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism. If you suspect you have Hashimoto’s, be sure to watch my video, “Hashimoto’s-What Causes It and How to Test for It.  This is a great place to start to learn about some of the presenting features,… Read More

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Hypothyroid Symptoms, Testing….What You Need to Know

Do you have hypothyroid disease or suspect you do? This is video two in my 3-part series on Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism.  If you missed video one, you can watch it by clicking here.  In this video I will discuss some of the symptoms associated with hypothyroidism and what test you may want to discuss ordering with your primary care provider.  The information I am going to share with you is for information and educational purposes only and is not a replacement for seeking appropriate medical care. Please keep in mind that there are other possible causes for your symptoms that can present very much like symptoms for a thyroid condition. … Read More

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Hashimito’s-What Causes It & How To Test For It

Do you suffer from an autoimmune condition known as Hashimoto’s?  Maybe you are just wondering if you have the condition and have not been diagnosed.  It is always important to discuss your concerns with your primary health care provider.  The information I will share with you in these 3-part video series on Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism is for information and educational purposes only.  In video two I will talk about symptoms of Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroid and in video three discuss possible treatment approaches. If you would like to work with me further, schedule a consultation by clicking here.  

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