Menopause

The transition through menopause should be a fairly symptom -free transition, except for no more menstrual bleeding and that arousal spark you may have noticed during your ovulation time changes as ovulation stops. The common phenomena of hot flashes, night sweats, and/or emotional turmoil are symptoms of correctable dysfunction(s), they are not normal. Likewise, vaginal…

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Menstrual Cycles

A normal menstrual cycle should be fairly symptom free other than the menstrual flow, and the awareness that your body is doing something in your lower abdomen. Cramping, heavy bleeding or little bleeding, PMS feelings, breast tenderness, headaches or migraines, are all symptoms of correctable dysfunction. Most women experiencing these symptoms are also experiencing other…

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Digestive and Intestinal issues.

Diagnoses such as IBS, SIBO, Leaky Gut, and Ulcerative Colitis describe symptoms of digestive dysfunction, they do not identify why there are symptoms, why your body’s inflammatory pathways are activated. The inflammation is how your body is trying to repair, attempting to return to normal function. Functional digestion results in minimal gas, no bloating or…

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Arthritis, joint and muscle pain.

Arthritis is a classic symptom describing diagnosis, “arth” meaning joint, “itis” meaning inflammation. You know you are in pain, the question is why? Common causes of joint pain are from muscle/tendon/bone dysfunctions due to physical injury, and inflammatory compounds (toxins) being deposited in the tissue because of inadequate liver and/or kidney function not removing the…

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Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is a strong indicator 0f cardiovascular system issues, and there are also possible hormonal and emotional components. ED symptoms show up 3 years before cardiovascular symptoms appear. Every tissue in your body relies on the blood vessels to deliver nutrients and oxygen, and even more importantly, remove the garbage. The human brain is…

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Brain fog, Dementia, Alzheimer’s

Don’t buy the “I’m getting older, so my brain isn’t going to work as well” philosophy. Our brains should be vibrant, able take in information, adapt as needed, and manage our bodies to function well. Your brain is completely dependent on the rest of your body to supply it with everything it needs so it…

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Weight Loss

Inability to lose weight is often more than the simple calories in (food choices), and calories out (level and type of movement) model. These factors must be accounted for, but there are plenty of people exercising on a regular basis and making good food choices who are not successful with maintaining an appropriate weight. Different…

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Fatigue

One way to think of fatigue is like a checking account where you are constantly spending more than you are putting in. Where is the energy going? Are you not making enough, or spending so much on repair that there isn’t enough to go around? Fatigue is a whole-body issue, rarely limited to one organ…

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