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Hormones and Your Metabolism

Weight management is a common concern for women and men of all ages. Whether you’re a man or woman, the hormones testosterone and estrogen play a leading role in your metabolism. Some other hormones that also play a critical role in successful weight management include cortisol, insulin, progesterone, and thyroid hormone triiodothyronine (T3).

Brain Injuries and Hormone Disruption

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury to the brain caused by external physical force, which results in an impairment of cognitive abilities or physical functioning.[1] TBI can be the result of a fall, a motor vehicle accident, a sport or combat injury, or from violence. Over two million Canadians live with the effects of an acquired brain injury.[2]

Your Brain on Stress

Is your sleep restless?  Have you been feeling irritable, forgetting things and feeling overwhelmed or isolated? This may be due to high stress levels. The stress response can be positive in small doses, providing extra burst of energy or focus in situations such as public speaking or participating in a competitive sport, but continuous stress actually starts to change your brain.

How to Start a Detox Diet

The keys to a successful detox are to stay well hydrated, exercise regularly and eat clean whole foods that provide the nutrients your body needs to function optimally.  There are a number of fruits, vegetables and herbs that can help to support detoxification. Each one has specific components that aid detoxification while helping to boost the immune system and prevent chronic disease.

Benefits of Detoxification

Our bodies have natural detoxification pathways, but with the increased toxic exposure we face in today’s world, those pathways can become overburdened. Various studies have indicated that healthy bodily detoxification pathways are an integral component of optimal health. Here is a list of some of the benefits you may notice from supporting your detox pathways:

Boost Energy Levels

The Role of Vitamin D in Digestive Health

Vitamin D is actually a group of fat soluble prohormones that play a critical role in regulating calcium and phosphorus levels in the body. Not technically a vitamin since sunlight triggers its synthesis in skin, vitamin D is a secosteroid molecule, and exerts its effect by activating vitamin D receptors. [1]


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