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6 Ways to Balance Your Thyroid Problems

Thyroid problems are seemingly everywhere. While women suffer from them in a ratio of seven out of eight times, it can affect men, too. So while thyroid health gets written off as a women's health issue, it's actually a significant human health problem. How Common Are Thyroid Problems? Twenty million people have thyroid disease according to the American Thyroid Association, and not all of them know it. Thyroid problems can masquerade as other issues, from depression to digestive problems to chronic fatigue … Continue reading

The Best Workouts for New Moms

One of the most intense, hardcore, and majestic athletic events that half of us humans can ever participate in is pregnancy and childbirth. My wife Alice has been the builder of our three kids, and regardless of the preparation that you've done in the nine months leading up to the big event, you can never plan exactly for how game day is going to go. Once that little bundle has entered your home and has turned your life upside down, … Continue reading

The Ultimate Guide to Clean Skincare

The way that we take care of our skin can have a lasting impact on one of our most important features—our face. And I’m here to tell you that it’s not vanity to want to take good care of your skin. Just like eating healthy or exercising to take care of our internal organs, it’s also important to make sure that our skin, our largest “organ,” gets nourished and cared for in the best possible way. Unfortunately, many cosmetics and … Continue reading

Osteoporosis and the Paleo Diet

Osteoporosis is a progressive skeletal disease characterized by demineralized porous bones full of holes and a weakened support matrix prone to fracturing. In America, one in two women and one in four men will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Worldwide, the disease results in 9 million fractures a year; a figure that is expected to increase exponentially by 2050 alongside an aging global population. (1,2) Bone matrix is composed of cross-linked collagen fibers that act as both strong scaffolding … Continue reading

The Definitive Guide to Paleo and PMS

Perhaps nothing is more complex and infuriating than hormones who aren’t playing nice. Women are subject to the cyclical tug of war that happens between the two dominant reproductive hormones, estrogen and progesterone, with others stepping in at various times of the menstrual cycle. While some women will never experience PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome), hormone imbalances, or other similar issues, there are many who suffer on a regular basis. When hormones are not balanced, women will experience a wide range of … Continue reading

Paleo and Hashimoto’s Thyroid Disease

Millions of people are walking around with impaired metabolisms, carrying extra weight that won't budge, suffering from depressive tendencies, inflammation, chronic pain, dry skin, brittle hair, persistent insomnia, and debilitating fatigue. What if I told you that for some people, all of these life-altering symptoms were due to a single disease? And what if I told you that in many this disease regularly goes undiagnosed for years, or is misdiagnosed by medical professionals who often don't run the correct lab … Continue reading

womens health

6 Things You Should Know About Women’s Health

There are lots of jokes and stereotypes addressing the many differences between men and women. While the health of both sexes is equally important, there is, perhaps, nothing more complex than addressing the full picture of a woman’s health. Men often find women confusing because of our plethora of emotions, but what many fail to realize is that these emotions are often driven by our hormones. The Hormone Game Men and women alike have been perplexed by female hormones since … Continue reading

But I don’t want to get all bulky!

"I don't think I should lift heavy weights." "Are you injured?' "No, I just don't want to get all bulky." Deep... breath. This is the second most common request, or anti-request, that people (ladies) come in with. Now, this one is tricky, and it can be kind of like putting toothpaste back in the tube. At some point, somehow, you read somewhere that lifting heavy weights makes you bulky, and you believed it. Or you looked at pictures of female … Continue reading

Chris Kresser on Fertility and Nutrition

You've probably noticed Chris Kresser around the Paleosphere lately. He's been on Robb Wolf's podcast, he has his own very informative podcast, and he's cited on blogs for the in-depth research he does. He's known for getting to the bottom of health problems, including digestive disorders, thyroid health and fertility. In fact, to further emphasize his dedication to his science-based approach to finding answers, he signs his emails "Chris Kresser, Investigative Medicine." He's a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of integrative … Continue reading

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