Is Alcohol an Endocrine Disruptor?

Although you may never pick up an alcoholic beverage, you could still be regularly exposing yourself to the detrimental health effects of alcohol. Household products, for example, often contain ethyl alcohol (ethanol) and can be a source many people don’t consider. While exposure to these products won’t necessarily make you intoxicated, mere exposure to alcohol … Continue reading Is Alcohol an Endocrine Disruptor?

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10 Natural Remedies for Yeast Infections

Source: 10 Natural Remedies for Yeast Infections by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  The common yeast infection, also known as vaginitis, is a painful condition that many women experience at some point in their lives. Characterized by extremely uncomfortable itching, burning and pain, and discharge, vaginal yeast infections are most often caused by unhealthy … Continue reading 10 Natural Remedies for Yeast Infections

Yeast Infection and Bacterial Vaginosis

Source: Yeast Infection and Bacterial Vaginosis by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common type of vaginal infection, followed by yeast infections. The primary causes of infections are bacterial imbalance – namely an excess of harmful bacteria – or Candida. Both conditions can lead to an unpleasant set of … Continue reading Yeast Infection and Bacterial Vaginosis

7 Foods Rich in Iodine

Source: 7 Foods Rich in Iodine by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  The thyroid gland synthesizes thyroid hormones and iodine is an essential trace mineral that is crucial for the thyroid to function properly.[1] Eating foods rich in iodine ensures the thyroid is able to manage metabolism, detoxification, growth and development.Research has shown that … Continue reading 7 Foods Rich in Iodine

Why Thyroid Health Is Completely Dependent on Selenium

Source: Why Thyroid Health Is Completely Dependent on Selenium by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  The thyroid is essential to some of the body’s most critical processes, including the development of the nervous and skeletal systems.[1] For the thyroid to function normally, it must receive the right nutrition, and that means getting enough selenium. … Continue reading Why Thyroid Health Is Completely Dependent on Selenium

6 Toxins that Destroy Your Thyroid

Source: 6 Toxins that Destroy Your Thyroid by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Some people believe that the thyroid is the “heart” of the endocrine system. As one of the largest endocrine glands, it plays an important role in maintaining energy levels and secreting hormones—among other things. When the thyroid’s working properly, it’s business … Continue reading 6 Toxins that Destroy Your Thyroid

Thyroid Hormones: Mastering the Importance of the Thyroid

Source: Thyroid Hormones: Mastering the Importance of the Thyroid by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Thyroid hormones are chemical substances, made in and secreted by the thyroid gland. They are essential for normal metabolism and development. There are three types of thyroid hormones—thyroxine (T4), triiodothyronine (T3), and calcitonin. What Is the Thyroid? The thyroid … Continue reading Thyroid Hormones: Mastering the Importance of the Thyroid

The 9 Best Foods for Your Thyroid

Source: The 9 Best Foods for Your Thyroid Thyroid problems affects millions of people around the world, including those in industrialized countries such as the United States. The conditions resulting from thyroid problems can be extremely serious. As a regulator of hormone production and metabolism, the thyroid needs to function properly to maintain good health. The … Continue reading The 9 Best Foods for Your Thyroid