Hypothyroidism (or low thyroid function) is a commonly undiagnosed issue. The condition is when the thyroid gland (located at the base of your neck) is not releasing the needed amounts of thyroid hormones. The thyroid is considered a “master gland” and is responsible for crucial hormones that travel throughout the entire body and turning nutrients from our food into useable energy the body needs. So, when it is under-functioning, it can produce a multitude of symptoms and disruptions. Symptoms of hypothyroidism include mood disorders (like depression and anxiety), brain fog, hair loss, digestive issues, sleep problems, weight gain and other metabolic changes, low immunity, heart function alterations, fatigue, constipation, cracked skin, respiratory complications, and more.
Stressed? Anxious? How about trying a long soak in the tub? The art of bathing has been a practice for centuries – including in the societies of Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, and even in many communities of Ancient Indians. Ancient Rome developed aqueducts to supply water to populous areas and had indoor plumbing to embrace this ritual.
There are times when one may think that they are “too busy” to worry or think about food, even if they are someone who often is very mindful about eating choices. When we have extra busy days, trips, conferences, or unexpected commitments, planning our meals and snacks can be the last thing on our minds.
Holistic health is based on the premise that optimal health is not based upon just the absence of disease, but upon the living balance of the “whole” person. The mind, body, spirit, and emotions are integrated and inseparable. With holistic health, there is the belief that the body contains an energy system that is the support and life for the physical body. Health is achieved with treating the causes of the symptoms and disease – not just alleviating, masking, or addressing the symptoms.
People are seeking out holistic care more than ever before and with advances in lab testing and understanding how to support the body’s own healing capacity through nutrition, nutraceuticals, epigenetics, and lifestyle changes we are seeing amazing and consistent outcomes like never before! Watch and see!
Having a balanced healthy microbiome should be the goal and we aren’t just talking about the gut. Did you know places like your sinus cavities have a microbiome? Your mouth? Your skin? Your scalp? So, what can signify an unhealthy microbiome?
The most important thing is to just not accept that feeling depressed is “just the way things are” because it certainly doesn’t have to be. Again, we’d love to consult with you here at Modern Holistic Health and talk about how you’ve been feeling, supplements, and a lifestyle plan to get you through prolonged winter blues.
Yes, cleanses could be deemed “trendy” – particularly this time of year. However, beyond their celebrity, the kinds we advocate are actually good for your body. First of all, what is a cleanse? Think of it as a true cleaning of your body from the inside out. It’s a fact that many individuals say their skin glows after a cleanse and swear by shinier hair.
You are a proactive health-conscious individual. You make deliberate decisions around your health, want to optimize your body’s capabilities, and follow specific nutrition guidelines. When it comes to diets, whether it’s low carb, ketogenic, vegan, dairy free, or gluten free, most healthy individuals follow (if only loosely) some form of programming. Why should our workouts be any different?
Here’s Dr. V’s Healthy List of Cookbooks! If you are looking for guides for delicious, healthy cooking, bookmark this list. There are many gluten-free options as well. Let us know if you have something we should add!