Category Archives: Alternative Treament Strategies

Gluten 101 ( Part 1)

A variety of foods made from wheat.

A variety of foods made from wheat. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Over 15 years ago my very wise granddad  Lorenzo Cantlo told me “you better take the gluten out of your diet sweetie, that stuff ain’t  good for you”. I knew he was right (well kinda) but I felt like those “bad things you are talking about  can’t happen to me. I am young and well your not… Guess what I am not so young anymore and yes those “bad things” are happening to me and worse yet my lovely Lauren and she clearly isn’t old. So here I am on my own Gluten Free Family Journey . Continue reading

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Are Your Adrenal Glands Functioning ?

The adrenal glands sit atop the kidneys.

The adrenal glands sit atop the kidneys. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We all experience stress on a regular basis, because we are a society living on the edge. The result of this constant stress is Adrenal fatigue.  The tiny adrenals glands are responsible for moderating your stress response and balancing many other hormones in the body. As the great balancer of more than 50 hormones in the body, the adrenal glands have a broad impact on your health and energy.  They also synthesize hormones, including androgens and their precursors, such as testosterone and DHEA, as well as estrogens and progesterone — which is why it becomes very important to support our adrenal glands as we (women) approach menopause.

You might think that this doesn’t apply to you and you haven’t had any hormonal problems or that you are handling your stress. But there are many other symptoms associated with strained adrenals that should be considered warning signs that you need to address. Continue reading