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Grief & Loss – The Hardest Life Lessons

 

In this lifetime, we are all destined to cope with grief – some people more than others to be fair.

As I write this article, I myself am experiencing grief as I watch my mother slowly pass, primarily of old age and dementia.

It’s been a constant goodbye over several months and my heart aches. I’m just not myself.

I have felt this feeling before, having lost precious loved ones in the past, including my father when I was just 8 years old.

That was by far a huge trauma for me since I was not able to fully understand the emotional aspect of death at the time and I had no knowledge of how to handle the event. Over time, I did grow to understand and find the strength to move on and find purpose once more.

Sadly, no matter how many times I have felt this pain, it does not lessen this pain – right here, right now.

Each situation is raw and new, albeit familiar.

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Poo…What’s Normal And What’s Not?

I can see curiosity got the better of you…and I’m very glad. Despite the obviously uncomfortable topic, this is a really important question that I need to answer for you.

In fact, your health depends on this.

Poor gut health reflects into every organ of the body and is responsible for a whole list of disease states.

Your gut bacteria and the integrity of your gut lining strongly affect your health.

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The Dreaded Female Condition…. Hormone Imbalance!

Hormones are special chemical messengers in the body that are created in the endocrine glands. These messengers control most major bodily functions, from simple basic needs like hunger to complex systems like reproduction, and even emotions and mood.

When our hormones are working in harmony, we have balance in the body and we thrive. But small problems with hormones can cause serious and life-altering symptoms.

When women, in particular, have hormone imbalances, it’s utter mayhem, to say the least. Symptoms are many and for the woman, it’s a rollercoaster of dis-ease that she would much rather get off.

So let’s explore the types of hormones and the common hormonal imbalance symptoms seen in women.

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Happiness Comes From Within … But That Place Is Not Your Brain

 

Depression has become the leading cause of disability worldwide.

One in four adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder. Many will walk into their doctor’s offices, describe their symptoms in about ten minutes, and walk out with a powerful psychiatric drug.

Did you know a slow thyroid (or hypothyroidism, a condition affecting 200 million people worldwide that typically goes undiagnosed for many years) can mimic the symptoms of depression?

After fatigue and weight issues, mood alterations such as depression, agitation, and anxiety are the most common symptoms in people diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (autoimmune version accounting for ~97% hypothyroid cases).

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