Red Clover Benefits for Menopause, Bone Health, & More

Source: Red Clover Benefits for Menopause, Bone Health, & More by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Finding a three-leaf clover may bring good luck, but taking red clover as a healing herb may bring even better fortune! People have appreciated the therapeutic qualities of the red clover's pink and red-hued blossom for generations. Women, … Continue reading Red Clover Benefits for Menopause, Bone Health, & More

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Potassium Iodide: Radiation Protection, Benefits, & Side Effects

Source: Potassium Iodide: Radiation Protection, Benefits, & Side Effects by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Potassium Iodide is a white, odorless chemical compound made up of 76% iodine and 23% potassium. You might also see it represented by its chemical formula, KI: K for potassium and I for iodine. As a supplement, KI exists in tablet or liquid … Continue reading Potassium Iodide: Radiation Protection, Benefits, & Side Effects

A Guide to Iodine for Women’s Health: Breast Health, Pregnancy, & More

Source: A Guide to Iodine for Women’s Health: Breast Health, Pregnancy, & More by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Iodine is a critically important nutrient that we all need. In women and men, iodine is used by the thyroid to produce T3 and T4 hormones, which manage metabolism.[1] Iodine also supports digestion, bone development, muscle control, … Continue reading A Guide to Iodine for Women’s Health: Breast Health, Pregnancy, & More

Iodine: The Complete Guide to Iodine Health Benefits

Source: Iodine: The Complete Guide to Iodine Health Benefits by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  "I went from an energetic, thin active person to feeling sluggish, gaining weight, and feeling unwell in general," says Diane S, a paraprofessional who works for a school in Ohio. Her elevated thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels suggested hypothyroidism, an … Continue reading Iodine: The Complete Guide to Iodine Health Benefits

The Importance of Iodine for a Healthy Thyroid

Source: The Importance of Iodine for a Healthy Thyroid by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Iodine is an essential nutrient, meaning that the human body requires it for many essential functions but cannot synthesize it on its own. Without enough iodine, the thyroid gland cannot produce the thyroid hormones that regulate growth, metabolism and other important … Continue reading The Importance of Iodine for a Healthy Thyroid

13 Foods rich in Iodine

Source: 13 Foods rich in Iodine by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Iodine is an essential trace mineral that helps the brain function properly, it helps your body properly metabolizes the energy from food. In women, it ensures breast and ovarian health, as well. The thyroid hormones T3 and T4 contain the iodine molecule, and these hormones regulate your … Continue reading 13 Foods rich in Iodine

Panic Disorder Might Have an Epigenetic Explanation

Fight-or-flight is a physiological response that occurs when an individual has been exposed to a perceived threat. This well-known stress response pathway is critical for the survival of many organisms. However, people with different types of anxiety-driven disorders can experience intense stress even with little to no stimuli. For individuals who suffer from anxiety disorders, the feeling … Continue reading Panic Disorder Might Have an Epigenetic Explanation

Nutrition May Have an Epigenetic Impact on Early Puberty in Girls

Maintaining proper nutrition is a very important factor in living a long, healthy life. Foods that have little nutritional benefits have become easier to get our hands on, so the emphasis on proper nutritional health has become a fleeting priority for some people and their families. As a result, most individuals have inadvertently accepted the  western … Continue reading Nutrition May Have an Epigenetic Impact on Early Puberty in Girls

Night Time Light Exposure – Not a Bright Idea

We live in a very light polluted world in comparison to that of our very recent ancestors. Estimates now indicate that close to 99% of both Americans and Europeans are exposed to “light pollution.” Not only are we excessively exposed to light in modern times, but the type of light accounting for this exposure is changing rapidly. … Continue reading Night Time Light Exposure – Not a Bright Idea

Iodine, Metabolism and Oxygen

Though doctors and people do not normally associate iodine with oxygen, we have to see that iodine-carrying thyroid hormones are essential for oxygen-based metabolism. First increases of iodine and thyroid hormones increase red blood cell mass and increase the oxygen disassociation from hemoglobin.[1] Thyroid hormones have a significant influence on erythropoiesis, which is the process … Continue reading Iodine, Metabolism and Oxygen