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adrenal fatigue symptoms

Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms: Is it your Thyroid or Adrenals?

What is Adrenal Fatigue?Adrenal fatigue is probably one of the most under appreciated and misdiagnosed conditions out there (next to the thyroid, of course!).  The reason for this is simple: Most doctors don’t even believe that adrenal fatigue exists (1) as a medical condition or diagnosis.  So if you want to actually be diagnosed and treated for this condition …

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adrenal fatigue testing: is it even necessary?

The Best Adrenal Fatigue Test: Urine vs Saliva vs Blood

While it is possible to test for cortisol, is it even helpful?  The answer is both yes and no which is why this topic deserves a deep dive into adrenal fatigue and cortisol testing.  In this article you’ll learn: Why adrenal fatigue is so controversial and why many doctors do not believe it exists. Why testing cortisol is not …

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Types and Causes of PCOS

Types and Causes of PCOS (6 You Should Be Aware of)

There are at least 6 different types of PCOS which are recognized.  Each type of PCOS has a unique cause and though there is some overlap between conditions, they are NOT all the same.  Knowing the type of PCOS that you have is critical if you want to get serious about treatment.  The various types of PCOS include: …

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birth control side effects you should be aware of

Birth Control Side Effects You Should be Aware of (Cancer, Weight Gain & More)

Birth control pills are widely recommended for a variety of conditions beyond their use as a contraceptive.  Many women take birth control to help ‘balance’ their hormones, stop acne, or treat menstrual irregularities.  And while the pill may help with some of these conditions you always have to be aware of HOW they are working and what …

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6 downsides of functional medicine

6 Big Problems With Functional Medicine That You Should Be Aware Of

Is it possible to reverse chronic disease with a new approach to medicine? Is this type of medicine better than conventional medicine? Are there any downsides to this approach? In this article, we are going to explore all of these topics while focusing on some of the downsides to functional medicine.  I make these comments as a practitioner of …

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