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Rest, relaxation, a good night’s rest. It sounds so simple, yet millions of people find it difficult to achieve. In fact, 50 to 70 million people report having a sleeping disorder. Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder, which is the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep.

Disordered sleep leads to feeling drowsy during the day. Meaning, you are completing your ordinary tasks while you are drowsy, even driving. Driving while drowsy causes over 1500 fatalities and 40,000 injuries in a year.

The Center for Disease Control reports adults need at least seven hours of sleep each night for well-being. Seven out of 24 hours doesn’t seem like it would be too hard to accomplish. However, many adults don’t. And those who manage to get seven hours of lying down, may not get a good night’s rest.

These adults feel they get the quantity of sleep required, just not the quality. And quality is better than quantity. It’s better to get seven hours of restorative sleep versus ten hours of tossing and turning. Quality sleep can lead to many health benefits.

Health Benefits of a Good Night’s Rest

When you haven’t gotten good rest, you feel it the next day. You lack energy which leads to eating poorly, irritable mood, and you find it hard to stay focused at work. Long-term effects of poor sleep include heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and mental health issues.

Just the opposite happens when you get quality sleep. You feel energized, your immune system is working to protect you, your moods are happier, and you are more likely to eat healthy.

Your skin becomes healthier, you can concentrate better, and your body is getting the oxygen it needs to operate at its best. Both your physical and mental health improve. So, how can you get a better night’s rest? Below are a few tips.

Create Sleep Hygiene

Sleep and hygiene are not typically words you put together. Normally you think of hygiene as being a part of caring for your body. Brushing your teeth, bathing, and other actions that keep you healthy. Well, hygiene for sleep does the same thing. It helps you get quality sleep so you can be healthy.

Sleep hygiene are the steps you take before, during and after sleep that help you get the best night’s rest. Creating a sleep routine helps your body regulate your circadian rhythm, your body’s time clock. It helps your body adjust to healthy habits, like brushing your teeth, turning off electronics, lying down in bed, and so on.

Each night, your body will expect these actions to happen at about the same time, signaling it is ready for sleep. You must also make sure your sleep routine includes ways to not be interrupted. Avoiding blue light exposure is one way to do this.

Avoid Blue Light Exposure at Night

Blue light is the light emitted from electronics like smartphones and computer screens. Turn off electronics at the same time each night, at least an hour before going to bed. You can also wear glasses that block blue light. Furthermore, there are apps you can download on all your electronics that can block the blue light on that device.

Manage Your Stress

Your life is hectic. Between work, family, and all other responsibilities, your feel overwhelmed. This stress can lead to poor sleep. Instead of getting restorative sleep, you are tossing, turning, and letting your to-do list run through your mind. Managing your stress is essential for a good night’s rest.

Working with a stress management professional, someone who can teach you techniques to manage stress, will help. Techniques like yoga and meditation are excellent skills to have and when added to your sleep hygiene routine, can help you get better sleep.

Balance Your Hormones

Hormonal imbalances can make it hard to fall asleep and stay asleep. Hormones affect your body’s temperature and can lead to night sweats and hot flashes, making it hard to sleep comfortably. They can also lead to insomnia.

If you find yourself having late night cravings, mood swings, headaches, and daytime fatigue, it may be because your hormones are out of balance. Reach out to a specialist in this field who can test your hormones and determine if this is one reason you are not getting a good night’s rest.

Watch What You Consume

Do you find yourself waking up throughout the night to go to the bathroom? These trips are interfering with you getting good sleep. The medical term for this is nocturia. It’s important you figure out the reason for your nocturia.

Caffeine could be one reason. Make sure you stop drinking or eating anything with caffeine several hours before bedtime. Caffeine can last for four or more hours so factor in that time frame when choosing drinks and foods throughout your day.

Diabetes could be another reason for frequent bathroom breaks, as well as drinking too much alcohol. The key is to avoid eating or drinking at least an hour before you go to sleep.

Additional Tips for Good Night’s Rest

As mentioned before, what you do before you go to sleep is important. Do things that are relaxing like take a hot bath or shower, read a positive book, listen to soft music, meditate or pray. If your doctor agrees, consider taking a supplement like melatonin. Make sure where you sleep is comfortable and a place you look forward to resting each night.

Only use your bed for the right reasons. Beds are not meant to be dining room tables, workstations, or bouncy houses. Beds are meant to be used for sleep and intimate relations with your significant other.

In conclusion, the benefits of a good night’s rest far outweigh any disadvantages. Even if you feel like you are doing great with little sleep, you aren’t. You may feel great for a while, but over time, you will start to notice the negative effects that come with a lack of good sleep.

Avoid these negative effects by making positive changes today.

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How to Keep Your Weight Down, Spirits Up This Holiday Season https://vibrancehealth.com/keep-weight-down-spirits-up-holiday-season/ https://vibrancehealth.com/keep-weight-down-spirits-up-holiday-season/#respond Mon, 16 Dec 2019 17:00:57 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1904 The New England Journal of Medicine reports on a study of about 200 people who were willing to be weighed throughout the holiday season. The goal was to determine an average of weight gain between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Many people report gaining weight, but the gain ranges from one to ten pounds, depending on who […]

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The New England Journal of Medicine reports on a study of about 200 people who were willing to be weighed throughout the holiday season. The goal was to determine an average of weight gain between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Many people report gaining weight, but the gain ranges from one to ten pounds, depending on who you ask. This study found its participants only gained an average of about a pound.

However, people who were already overweight gained five or more pounds. Weight gain is often connected to feeling down, low energy, and poor health.

The good news is that there are ways you can have your cake and eat it too. Well, not so much. More like, there are ways you can avoid weight gain while also keep your spirits high during this holiday season.

Keep reading to find out the specific actions you can start taking today. You will be happy to learn these are not drastic changes. They are simple steps you may even want to continue after the holidays.

Make Sleep a Priority

It cannot be stressed enough that getting good sleep is one of the best ways to stay healthy and happy. Sleep is the time your body is restored. Your brain goes to work repairing and healing the parts of your body that are ailing.

This includes physical and mental ailments. Sleep deprivation has a direct connection to weight gain and feeling down. Some even experience depression and anxiety when they chronically get poor sleep.

Your hunger and appetite are regulated by hormones. When you lack good sleep, these hormones do not function correctly. You have probably experienced days where you didn’t get much sleep, and the next day you find yourself craving fast food or junk food more than normal.

In addition, people tend to eat more of the bad foods when needing sleep. Harvard Health reports sleep is imperative to good mental health.

Lack of sleep can lead to disorders such as depression and anxiety because you are prevented from receiving the multiple benefits of cycling through all the stages of sleep. When you get proper sleep, your mood is lifted, you have more energy, and your outlook is brighter.

Balance Your Hormones

When your hormones fluctuate, so can your weight, and so can your mood. The amount of estrogen, your thyroid, insulin, testosterone and progesterone are hormones that can contribute to both weight gain and mood swings.

Imbalanced hormones can make it hard for you to keep your spirits high during the holiday season. Working with a doctor who specializes in hormone balancing will greatly help you learn what you can do to rebalance hormones.

First, they will test and analyze your hormones when needed, they can provide simple hormone replacement therapies. They can even teach you how to balance hormones related to stress, another contributor to weight gain and decreased happiness.

Learn Stress Management

Stress hormones such as cortisol release into the body each time we feel that fight or flight sensation, which signals our body and mind to stress out. Basically, the body produces too much cortisol when you feel stressed.

Your body wants to store the cortisol, and it does so, mostly around your waist. This means your heart and major organs are surrounded by fat. This is dangerous.

Learning stress management techniques like yoga and meditation can help your hormones relax and regulate. Both methods also help you become more mindful of your body’s needs.

Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness is simply your ability to get in tune with your body, mind and spirit to figure out what needs to be worked on, if anything. By paying attention to all parts of your body, you can know which parts to make a priority. It may be the racing thoughts you need to calm, aches and pains that need treatment, or a spiritual connection to something greater.

Detox Your Body

Sometimes, a fresh start is necessary to get you on the right track to being happy and healthy throughout the holiday season. A diet detox can get rid of toxins in your system, eliminate excess waste, and lose a few pounds. What better way to kick of the season?

Detox diets can lift your mood and help you focus better. You can experience more energy, rather than feeling sluggish or lethargic. Detox diets can help you reset your metabolism. You may even feel so good you want to change your diet during the holidays, maybe longer.

Change Your Diet

Many people detox and feel so great they want to continue their elevated mood and managed weight. They choose to work with their doctor to create a personalized diet plan in which food acts as medicine for your mind and body. You become more mindful of what goes into your body and how that food benefits you physically and mentally.

Get Active

Exercise is of course, a great way to manage weight and improve your mental health. When you exercise, endorphin neurotransmitters tell your body that you feel good, you are happy. Because endorphins reside in both the brain and the gut, it’s extremely important to get enough exercise to help both areas function properly.

Exercise does not have to mean you need to prepare for a marathon. Just a few minutes of exercise every day can make a huge difference in preventing weight gain and lifting spirits. Start with ten minutes of exercise a day. Then increase it to twenty minutes, then thirty, and so on.

The Bottom Line

In conclusion, there are even more things you can do to keep your weight down and your spirits lifted during the holiday season. For example, limit the amount of alcohol you consume. Alcohol interferes with good sleep, makes you not want to exercise, affects hormones, and encourages you to make poor food choices.

This holiday season do something different. Be the one at all the holiday gatherings who has the most energy and happiest mood. Have your best season so far.

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The Gifts of Optimal Health That Keep on Giving https://vibrancehealth.com/gifts-optimal-health-keep-giving/ https://vibrancehealth.com/gifts-optimal-health-keep-giving/#respond Wed, 27 Nov 2019 17:00:46 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1898 A study reported in The Atlantic claims less than three percent of Americans are achieving optimal health. In this study, researchers defined optimal health as exercising for at least 2.5 hours each week, a good diet that rates in the top half of the Healthy Eating Index, non-smoker, and percentage of body fat below 30 […]

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A study reported in The Atlantic claims less than three percent of Americans are achieving optimal health.

In this study, researchers defined optimal health as exercising for at least 2.5 hours each week, a good diet that rates in the top half of the Healthy Eating Index, non-smoker, and percentage of body fat below 30 % for women and 20% for men.

Optimal health goes much deeper than this, however. There are five areas of health that need to be balanced for someone to achieve the highest level of good health.

The Five Dimensions of Optimal Health

The five dimensions of health include physical, emotional, spiritual, social and intellectual:

  1. Physical health refers to the food you eat, how active you are, and how well you avoid negative activities like drinking, drug use and smoking.
  2. Emotional health refers to your thoughts and feelings. Evaluate how well you handle and cope with your emotions. How well do you handle stress? Are you easily frustrated? What happens when you get excited?
  3. Spiritual health can be defined as believing in a higher power, or something or someone greater than you, guiding you through life. Spirituality gives you a sense of value and purpose.
  4. Social Health describes how well you fit in and get along with friends, family members, co-workers, and even yourself. Good social health means you can put in the work to help these relationships grow and improve.
  5. Intellectual health is the area in which your career, education, and financial state is evaluated. It shows you can set and achieve both long-term and short-term goals that can enhance your lifestyle.

When one of these areas are out of balance, it affects the rest and prevents you from achieving optimal health. It’s important you start working now to achieve harmony and strive to live the healthiest lifestyle you can.

Doing so allows you to receive the many gifts of optimal health, the ones that once achieved, they can on giving for years. Specific gifts of optimal health are discussed below.

Gratitude

Here’s a challenge: start a gratitude journal. Write in it every day for a month, listing everything for which you are thankful. Before the month is over you will notice a change in your thought process.

When you want to complain, you will remember all the things you have listed in your journal. You will switch your thoughts from negative to positive.

Being thankful is a habit that, if you remain in optimal health, can continue forever. The more grateful you feel, the less negative emotions you will experience, improving your overall health.

Managed Weight

Being overweight or underweight can affect your physical well-being. Physical health is directly connected to all other areas of health. Weight related issues can lead to changes in blood pressure, body temperature, and hormonal problems. Any of these symptoms can make you feel bad.

When you feel bad physically, you can experience depression, a distancing from your spirituality, and a lack of interest in both social and intellectual goals. Working with a doctor who specializes in lifestyle medicine can provide services like detox diets, hormone balancing and weight management.

They can work with you to determine your needs, if any, to improve your weight. Reaching your best weight has life-long rewards, including more energy, happier mood, less pressure on your heart and ultimately, a longer life.

Improved Sleep

Sleep could be one of the most important things that can help you reach optimal health. During sleep your brain acts like a restoration specialist. It goes to work, repairing your ailments and healing injuries so you can function at your best.

Your sleep hygiene determines how well you sleep. Sleep hygiene refers to your routine or habits surrounding your sleep. Poor sleep habits include eating right before bed, sleeping with the tv on, texting or being on social medial right up to the moment you want to go to sleep, and drinking caffeine right before bed.

If any of these sound like your habits, let your doctor know. They can provide a specific sleep hygiene plan individualized for you. Getting good sleep can change your physical, mental, spiritual, social and intellectual goals forever.

Lowered Stress

There are good types of stress and bad types. Bad stress can lead to weight changes, hormone imbalance, lack of concentration, and much more. Stress interferes with your career, educational, and spiritual goals.

You can only do so much while under stress before your body can take no more. In fact, every part of your body can be affected by stress, even your skin that can experience rashes, acne and excessive drying.

Getting a massage once a month is not enough to lower your stress. You need to wear full-body armor to combat stress and learn how to properly manage stress.

Your doctor can give you this armor, from vitamin therapy, skin rejuvenation, and mindfulness activities like meditation and yoga. Even learning how to breathe the right way can mean positive changes in all areas of your health for the rest of your life.

Have More Fun

Let’s be real. When you feel good, you can have more fun. When you are physically fit, you have more energy and are more likely to participate in fun activities.

When you become physically and emotionally fit, you will see the world through happier eyes. Then your social, spiritual and intellectual health will automatically start to improve. They are all connected.

Finally, you don’t have to wait to achieve optimal health in all areas before you start noticing improvements like the ones listed above. Other long-term benefits you can look forward to includes enhanced connections, understanding your purpose, boosted immune system or less bouts of illness, and an overall feeling of appreciation for your life.

You can start today. Put reaching optimal health at the top of your priority list. Pick one area of your health, reach out for help from a lifestyle medicine professional, and get ready for the changes you deserve.

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How Stem Cell Rejuvenation Leads to Healthier Aging https://vibrancehealth.com/stem-cell-rejuvenation-leads-healthier-aging/ https://vibrancehealth.com/stem-cell-rejuvenation-leads-healthier-aging/#respond Wed, 13 Nov 2019 17:00:40 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1888 Just last year the anti-aging market was said to be worth over 100 billion dollars worldwide and is expected to grow by five or more percent by 2023. MarketWatch claims the anti-aging industry could be worth over 200 billion dollars by the year 2024. The United States is the leader in the cosmetics industry, with […]

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Just last year the anti-aging market was said to be worth over 100 billion dollars worldwide and is expected to grow by five or more percent by 2023. MarketWatch claims the anti-aging industry could be worth over 200 billion dollars by the year 2024.

The United States is the leader in the cosmetics industry, with most of the products being bought in the anti-aging category. These numbers tell us that men and women are interested in learning how to age. When people began researching ways to fighting the effects of aging, they find there are three main paths from which to choose.

Anti-Aging Options

The anti-aging market is often divided into three categories: products, services and devices. While everyone would like to skip straight to receiving anti-aging services, many choose to start with at-home versions first, products.

Products can include creams and lotions or anything you apply to the skin to achieve a result. Examples are anti-wrinkle creams, moisturizers, and night creams.

Many who choose products that need to be applied daily are quick to realize that results do not come rapidly. Even those who stick to their regiment every day may not see results right away. The key is sticking to the plan. It’s easy to get frustrated and switch to a different method to fight aging.

This may be when they purchase a product in the anti-aging sector. There are new products being introduced every day, all with the same promise, to prevent or reverse the effects of aging.

Anti-aging devices can include facial massagers, light therapy tools, and LED masks. Just like products, devices must be used daily and given priority in your beauty routine. Over time, some find the effort not worth it due to a lack of major, positive results.

A person may now consider meeting with a specialist in the industry to discuss anti-aging services. They will not regret this decision. This is because a specialist can not only offer an anti-aging service that provides quicker and long-lasting results, they can also provide insight into your specific aging process, whether your aging is a result of intrinsic aging, extrinsic aging, or both.

Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Aging

Intrinsic and extrinsic sound a lot like internal and external, or inside and outside. We normally use these terms in contexts other than aging. However, they can help us understand the aging process and to examine the factors related to your own aging.

    • Intrinsic aging refers to genetics you inherit from your ancestors, hormonal balance, and collagen and elastin production. These are factors that happen naturally, and we typically have no control over them on our own. Intrinsic aging are the signs of aging that you saw in your parents as they aged, and their parents. Sagging skin under the eyes, the same sagging your mother had, is an example of intrinsic aging.
    • Extrinsic aging refers to the things we can control, our lifestyle, diet, and preventable habits that lead to elements like dry skin, loss of elasticity, dark spots or blotchiness. These signs of aging are produced by actions we take like smoking, not drinking enough water each day, or too much exposure to the sun.

The good news is that treatment for both is available. It’s called stem cell rejuvenation/therapy, and it uses your own body’s stem cells for healthy aging.

What Are Stem Cells?

You’re probably wondering how you own stem cells can help you reduce the signs of aging. Scientists have been researching stem cells for many years to provide you with an explanation. What they discovered is that everyone has stem cells. Each stem cell can change, evolve and even copy other types of cells.

Sounds like science fiction, but it is completely real, with real benefits. The stem cells wait and stay in wait until they are triggered into action. For example, if you cut your finger, your stem cells will be sent a message that help is needed.

The stem cells act by seeking out the damaged area. Once found, stem cells will morph into cells that will help heal your cut. This process shows just how amazing the body can be. Understanding stem cells gives you a basis for understanding how using them to treat the effects of aging is beneficial.

Stem Cell Rejuvenation

During stem cell rejuvenation treatments, your doctor can choose to use stem cells found stored in fat, or even better, they can use PEP cells, or plasma enriched particles. They are cells that are easy to extract and easy to inject or infuse in the places on your body that need repair due to aging.

The benefits of stem cell rejuvenation offer younger looking skin and the results of the treatments last for many months. Plus, healthy stem cells go to work on the inside too. The stem cells used for rejuvenation can heal stem cells that aren’t operating at their full potential.

You have the stem cells; you have the information. Now you must make sure you have the right treatment specialist.

How to Choose a Treatment Provider

Just like you choose other doctors, make sure they are licensed, qualified and come with great references. But don’t stop there. You want a medical specialist who is not only trained in stem cell therapies, but uses cutting edge treatments, and who work with leaders in the industry.

You want a doctor who gives you a complete assessment before trends begin to determine your causes of aging and can treat those causes when necessary. For example, if your aging is related to hormonal imbalances, you want a doctor who can provide therapy to re-balance your hormones.

If your aging is due to lifestyle habits, you want a doctor who can help you make changes like improving sleep hygiene, stress management, diet, vitamin replacement, and mindfulness. Once you find the right doctor, you can look forward to many positive changes. Stem cell rejuvenation can be one of many treatments that give you a healthier lifestyle.

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How a Detox Diet Boosts Energy and Mental Focus https://vibrancehealth.com/detox-diet-boosts-energy-mental-focus/ https://vibrancehealth.com/detox-diet-boosts-energy-mental-focus/#respond Wed, 30 Oct 2019 16:00:50 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1882 Are you feeling sluggish? Do you worry because you struggle to remember simple things? Are you easily distracted? Do you wish there was a magic wand that you could wave over your body, resetting it to a point where you feel clean, refreshed and energized? You may be so busy dealing with life you don’t […]

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Are you feeling sluggish? Do you worry because you struggle to remember simple things? Are you easily distracted? Do you wish there was a magic wand that you could wave over your body, resetting it to a point where you feel clean, refreshed and energized?

You may be so busy dealing with life you don’t recognize the signs your body needs to detox. Eating poorly, not exercising regularly, not managing stress, and consuming alcohol or other substances that are damaging to the body are a few factors contributing to you feeling unwell.

Think of your body as a car. Without proper upkeep, your car’s body will rust, tires will lose tread, and the engine can clog and eventually stop running. To prevent this, cars are given tune-ups to ensure the car’s needs are being met, so it can continue to function optimally.

Your body needs tune-ups to improve organ function, blood flow, mental clarity, digestion and even skin appearance. They can boost your immune system, get rid of toxins, improve metabolism, and lower blood sugar levels.These tune-ups for the body are called detox diets. Below are examples of how a detox diet can boost energy and mental focus so you can feel your very best.

Detoxing the Liver

The liver is your body’s personal detoxifier. It cleans your blood and eliminates toxins from your body so that you can experience brighter skin, higher energy, and an easier time losing or maintaining your weight. When you have not been taking care of your body, toxins enter the body, but the liver can struggle to get rid of all the bad because it is overloaded. It simply can’t keep up.

You can know your liver is overtaxed by symptoms such as excessive fatigue, bloating and gas, poor sleep, hormone imbalances, and mood swings. If these symptoms sound familiar, it may be time to reach out to a detox diet specialist. You may find adding in foods like cabbage, broccoli, garlic, greens, beets and apples can produce positive results in detoxing your liver.

Detoxing the Kidneys

Once the liver cleans the blood, it sends it to the kidneys, at which point it is turns in to urine and sent out of the body. Signs that your kidney is not functioning at its potential are like those associated with the liver. Additional signs can include the need to urinate more often than usual, and if there are any changes in your urine.

Changes can be seeing blood in your urine or if it is foamy. If you are retaining a lot of fluid and noticing swelling in your feet, limbs or puffiness around the eyes, this could also be signs your kidney could use a detox. Water is the most important factor in detoxing your kidneys.

Detoxing the Lungs

Your lungs filter out harmful agents like mold, toxins, fumes and allergens. Inhaling and exhaling are how the lungs do their job. The problem, some people are not getting proper breaths. People with sleep apnea and snoring are two disorders that prevent the lungs from detoxing on their own.

If you have either of these problems, or other issues with sleeping, work with your doctor and fix these issues. Create a plan to receive optimal sleep each night so your lungs can detoxify. Reportedly, spicy foods like cayenne and wasabi are beneficial to detoxing the lungs.

Detoxing the Colon

The colon prevents waste from cycling back through our body and entering our blood stream. It does this by excreting the waste. The colon is the place where good bacteria is stored, bacteria that protects you.

Overeating, eating foods hard to digest, or digestive problems can cause the colon to clog. Even prescription medicines can slow down the digestive process, from the stomach to the colon. Humans can hold on to pounds of old waste. But it needs to be eliminated rather than sitting and waiting for your body to move it.

A detox diet can help cleanse the colon and remove everything stored in it. Allowing it to reset and begin functioning normally again. Working with a detox diet doctor will ensure you receive a plan that ensures good bacteria remain in your system. This can include eating foods like apples, root vegetables, onions and garlic. They can help you find good sources of fiber too.

Detoxing the Lymphatic System

Your lymph nodes are throughout the body. They help eliminate infections, viruses and bad bacteria. When lymph nodes need a detox, they slow down and can appear swollen and feel tender to the touch. This means it is time to take actions to get your lymph nodes moving again.

Massaging your lymph nodes, brushing or scrubbing your skin from head to toe can help. A diet detox can also help. Foods like ginger, turmeric and citrus fruits are known to help detox the lymph nodes. As with anything else, exercise can be very beneficial.

Detoxing the Skin

Detoxing the skin may seem odd, but remember, it is your largest organ. Skin is supposed to be smooth and hydrated. The foods you eat, how much water you drink, the environments in which you live and work, and how well your internal organs are functioning contribute to the health of your skin.

Skin rejuvenation therapy can be a great addition to a detox diet. Eating foods like berries, beets and nuts, and drinking water can lead to noticeable changes.

Try a Detox Diet

In conclusion, you can start seeing positive results in your health today by connecting with a doctor who specializes in detox diets. You can receive an individual plan that focuses on your body’s needs. Weight loss products, vitamin replacement therapies, and sleep hygiene are programs your doctor can add to your detox diet.

Detox diets should be done under the supervision of a doctor who can guide you through the process and offer you support when you need it. They can help you realize your goal of having more energy and improved mental focus.

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5 Ways Fall Weather Affects Your Body and Health https://vibrancehealth.com/fall-weather-affects-body-health/ https://vibrancehealth.com/fall-weather-affects-body-health/#respond Tue, 15 Oct 2019 18:23:33 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1865 It’s Fall and all the things we love about the Fall are falling into place as they should. The leaves are turning on the trees, all foods are created with apples or pumpkins, you’re able to wear jeans and sweaters, and of course, it’s football season. It’s okay to admit it, this season is your […]

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It’s Fall and all the things we love about the Fall are falling into place as they should. The leaves are turning on the trees, all foods are created with apples or pumpkins, you’re able to wear jeans and sweaters, and of course, it’s football season.

It’s okay to admit it, this season is your favorite. You are not alone. While you are out and about, enjoying these wonderful changes, there are less well-known factors that can cause your Fall season to take a bad turn.

The Center for Disease Control say there are many factors of Fall that can lead to danger for those who are not prepared. With over 2,000 deaths each year related to weather, 63% die from colder weather issues. This is more than double the number that die from heat related problems.

While not all health problems due to weather end in fatalities, they can become problematic. With just a little research, you can gain all the knowledge you need to make sure you stay safe when the seasons change.

In this article, you will find valuable information on how to protect yourself from five potential health problems that can be connected to a change in weather. You will also be given specific prevention methods that can help you even further.

1. Dry, Cracked Skin

Nothing feels better than coming in from the colder weather and taking a long, hot shower or bath. What you may not know is this can dry out and crack your skin even more. And if you aren’t applying lotion to your skin, it can become scaly, itchy, flaky and annoying. And all these annoyances can happen anywhere on your body, including your face. It is treatable, however.

One way to prevent or treat dry, cracked skin during the Fall is to receive skin rejuvenation therapy. Yes, lotions help. But with advancements in medicine, doctors can now use your own stem cells to naturally replace any damaged skin cells. The results last for months, through the entire Fall season.

2. Heart Health

As the weather gets colder, your blood pressure increases and sometimes, the heart cannot handle what seems like sudden changes. Reports state the number of heart attacks rise as the weather gets colder.

However, there are things you can do to prevent a heart attack. You can make sure you are properly clothed, keeping your body warm. Wearing flip flops and shorts when there is frost on the ground is not considered appropriate.

Another thing you can do is ask your doctor to provide a heart health screening. These exams can not only detect potential impairments, it can also help you prevent future heart problems.

It’s important you get a heart screening from a doctor who can provide a myriad of testing options. Ask for heart rate variability, pulse wave velocity, sudomotor function assessment at a minimum. You want your heart screening to be comprehensive and completed by specialists.

3. Vitamin D Levels Drop

You have likely heard just how important Vitamin D is for your health. Your body needs the right amount of Vitamin D to regulate hormones. It is also needed to boost Serotonin levels in the brain that when lacking, can lead to depression.

You also need Vitamin D to strengthen your immune system, fighting off colds and flu that become more prevalent in the Fall. Taking Vitamin D supplements can help, if you get pure Vitamin D at the recommended daily dose. This can be hard and typically only 50% of the vitamins are received by the body.

One way to ensure you are getting the right amount of Vitamin D is to receive Vitamin Therapy Infusions. These are IV infusions, allowing the vitamins to go straight to your cells. You get over 90 percent absorption of the vitamins.

4. Diet Woes

Some people find they maintain their weight or lose weight better in the Fall. However, more people seem to gain weight during this season. One reason may be because the weather is not as warm, and people find it uncomfortable to get out in the cold and exercise. Poor diets can lead to negative health issues such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

To get a grip on your diet woes in the Fall season, meet with a doctor who can supervise you in your journey. Find a doctor who knows how important it is to be safe and can monitor your hormones at the same time, since hormones can have a lot to do with weight gain.

In addition, find a doctor who can help you change your eating lifestyle by addressing the underlying reasons for your weight issues. You may find a simple detox diet will benefit you the most, getting rid of toxins and resetting your body. Or, you may find you need a personalized weight loss program.

5. Sleep Disturbances

Even though the Fall season brings longer hours of nighttime, some people find themselves struggling to get good sleep. Without good sleep you can experience an overload of stress, mood changes, weight gain, heart disease and more.

Working with a doctor who specializes in sleep hygiene can help you learn how to make changes in your sleep habits that can help you get a better night’s sleep. Learning stress management techniques can also help, like meditation before bed.

In conclusion, these are just a few of the changes in health the Fall weather can bring on. Others can include dry eyes, an increase in aches and pains, decreased energy levels, allergies, and inflammation. And because you find yourself indoors more, you are around other people experiencing the same things.

All these issues can be treated and prevented though. Make your health a priority this Fall season. Take time to visit your doctor or specialist to learn how to implement positive health activities. You don’t have to go through another change in seasons expecting the worse. There are specific steps you can take to make this season one of the best.

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Aging-Related Sleep Issues and Memory Loss https://vibrancehealth.com/aging-related-sleep-issues-memory-loss/ https://vibrancehealth.com/aging-related-sleep-issues-memory-loss/#respond Fri, 27 Sep 2019 18:16:24 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1852 Ever tossed and turned all night, unable to get a good night’s sleep? The next day you find it hard to focus, you want to eat unhealthy foods, and you feel physically and mentally off? You are not alone. Sleep is supposed to be a time of restoration, when you brain heals your body from […]

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Ever tossed and turned all night, unable to get a good night’s sleep? The next day you find it hard to focus, you want to eat unhealthy foods, and you feel physically and mentally off? You are not alone.

Sleep is supposed to be a time of restoration, when you brain heals your body from the day’s wears and tears. Good sleep means you rotate through the sleep cycles multiple times during a sleep period. You go from the lightest sleep to the deepest sleep, or rapid eye movement stage, which is where you dream.

Getting good sleep now can help you prevent cognitive decline and memory loss as you age. Not everyone is able to properly cycle through the sleep stages, and one reason is due to aging. This lack of good sleep is associated with memory loss.

Aging-related sleep issues can negatively impact a person’s ability to function. However, there are steps you can take to improve your sleep patterns. Keep reading to learn more.

Dementia

Dementia is defined by a person, usually older in age, having multiple cognitive deficiencies, such as memory loss. More simply put, dementia causes a person to decline so much mentally that it interferes with their ability to function.

Dementia has long been associated with sleep disturbances. According to reports, one quarter of all adults with dementia experience sleep disturbances. Sleep disturbances in dementia patients can be separated by daytime and nighttime disturbances. For instance, during the day, a person with dementia can appear agitated, aggressive, problems concentrating or focusing.

They may also be more prone to accidents. Because they lack good sleep at night, they may want to take naps during the day. It is as if their circadian rhythm Is confused. At night, people with dementia wake up frequently. Some wander around, some move around in their bed and some talk excessively. Sleep apnea and snoring can also lead to poor sleep for those with dementia.

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that progresses with age. It destroys memory and thinking skills. It prevents people from carrying out ordinary daily functions. Dementia is a form of Alzheimer’s disease so the age-related sleep issues will be the same. However, a person with Alzheimer’s may also experience insomnia or the opposite of over-sleeping.

Some may become restless or agitated when the sun goes down. This is called sundowning in the medical field. Researchers claim that lack of sleep causes a buildup of certain proteins in the brain. When studied, people who have sleep disturbances have been found to have a higher amount of these proteins, or plaque.

These extra proteins make it hard to form new memories or to recall old memories. It is important to note that just because you have proteins, does not mean you are destined to have dementia or Alzheimer’s. However, those with the diseases do have more proteins than those without.

Insomnia

From a shift in circadian rhythm to pre-existing medical conditions, sleep among the aging can be affected. Gastrointestinal issues, medications being taken for certain conditions, or respiratory problems can prevent aging adults from getting a good night’s sleep. When a person has chronic insomnia, bigger physical and mental problems can appear.

Insomnia is becoming more common among aging adults, with one study reporting nearly 25% suffering from this disorder. Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep. This problem tends to increase with age, and can lead to memory loss, irritability, changes in mental and physical health.

Underlying Medical Conditions

These are some of the medical conditions with side effects that can interfere with good sleep quality:

    • Heart and lung conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    • Acid reflux
    • Overactive bladder
    • Enlarged prostrate
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD)
    • Restless leg syndrome (RLS)
    • Sleep apnea

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is defined as brief pauses of breathing during sleep. Some of these pauses can be obstructive and can lead to death. They appear more in middle-age to older adults, according to reports. When someone stops breathing during sleep, oxygen is not getting to the brain.

A lack of oxygen, for any amount of time, can begin to affect mental and physical capabilities, including memory loss. Some may suffer with central sleep apnea, in which changes in the brain are the cause for the pause in breathing.

Poor Sleep Hygiene

Good sleep hygiene, if done right, gives you a higher chance of preventing health threats such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, mental health disorders and more. Poor sleep hygiene is a disorder formed by poor sleep habits.

Meaning, your sleep routine, whether good or bad, influences your sleep. Poor sleep hygiene includes unhealthy habits such as:

    • Sleeping with the television on.
    • Eating junk food right before bed.
    • Playing on your technology devices.
    • Sleeping on an uncomfortable bed.

These habits prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep, leading to poorer functioning, memory issues, and health problems.

Disordered Sleep Health

If you are not taking care of certain health issues, your sleep can become disordered. Health issues such as hormonal imbalances, excessive stress, and poor lifestyle choices can prohibit proper sleep and lead to bigger problems, like memory loss. To avoid disordered sleep, meet with a medical specialist trained in the area of sleep.

Seeking Help

Specialists who focus on improving sleep to improve life are your top picks for getting help. Choose a doctor who can:

    • Teach you how to implement sleep hygiene techniques to form good sleep habits.
    • Conduct a sleep study on you to determine any effects to date of poor sleep.
    • Help you receive restorative sleep.

Start today by calling a specialist who can help you avoid sleep issues and memory loss in the future.

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The Connections Between Heart Disease, Obesity and Weight Loss https://vibrancehealth.com/connections-between-heart-disease-obesity-weight-loss/ https://vibrancehealth.com/connections-between-heart-disease-obesity-weight-loss/#respond Wed, 11 Sep 2019 17:29:07 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1845 The American College of Cardiology Foundation reports heart disease is the number one leading cause of death in America. They claim every four seconds someone will have a myocardial infarction. And that just in the United States, over a million people are expected to have a coronary event this year. One contributor to heart disease […]

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The American College of Cardiology Foundation reports heart disease is the number one leading cause of death in America. They claim every four seconds someone will have a myocardial infarction. And that just in the United States, over a million people are expected to have a coronary event this year.

One contributor to heart disease is hypertension, or high blood pressure. The American Heart Association reports 46% of American adults have hypertension. High blood pressure can lead to stroke and can be fatal if left untreated.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention claims other factors leading to heart disease include smoking, diabetes, and obesity. Before learning more about these connections, it is important to understand heart disease more thoroughly.

What Is Heart Disease?

When a heart is diseased, it has been affected by some form of abnormal condition. Many things can happen to affect a heart negatively. The arteries surrounding the heart can become blocked or they can narrow, preventing blood to flow properly.

Arrythmia is another form of heart disease. This happens when you heart beats too fast, too slow, or has an irregular beat. When your heart’s normal rhythm is disrupted, arrythmias appear.

Heart failure is another form of heart disease. This simply means your heart cannot keep up with the needs of your body. When you need breaths, your body is not able to perform, and you become short of breath.

When you need energy, your heart is overworked and instead, makes you feel tired. Heart disease is most often linked with being overweight, or obese.

What Is Obesity?

Obesity is defined as when a person carries excess weight or extra body fat that could be potentially dangerous to their health. Some medical professionals consider obesity to be at least 20 percent over their ideal body weight, while others relate it to a body mass index of 29 or higher.

Carrying around excess weight puts a strain on all your body parts. Your joints can be overworked, your skin is stretched, and your heart struggles to perform at its best. Obesity can be caused by many factors.

Causes of Obesity

Genetics is a major factor in obesity. Meaning, if your parents or ancestors struggled with obesity, their genetics may be passed down to you. However, just because you have the genes, does not mean you must suffer from obesity.

You can control other factors that lead to obesity including lifestyle, exercise, diet, stress, lack of sleep and negative habits like smoking.

The Obesity-Heart Disease Connection

Obesity can lead to damaging effects on the body. Facts show that people who are obese are more likely to experience other health complications.

For instance, Type 2 diabetes is a common disease connecting obesity and heart disease. Obesity can also increase risks of certain cancers such as the breast, liver, kidneys and colon. Obesity leads to digestive problems such as heartburn and gallbladder diseases that can eventually harm your heart.

Sleep apnea is another disease that causes you to stop breathing while you are asleep. This means your heart and the rest of your body is not getting the oxygen it needs to continue functioning. Your risk of heart disease can also be linked to where you store your excess weight.

Where Your Excess Weight Is Stored

Some people carry their excess weight in their thighs and hips. Some carry it in their buttocks and legs. Yet still others carry their extra fat in their mid-section, or in their belly area.

Research has shown that those who carry most of their weight in their belly typically have a higher number of contributors that could lead to heart disease. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes are among these factors.

Those who carry their excess weight in other areas of the body are less likely to have heart disease. This may be because when fat is stored in the abdomen or belly region, the fat is closer to the heart, requiring more effort to function properly.

Where your fat is stored cannot be controlled. Distribution of fat happens naturally. The only thing you can control is your weight.

Why Managing Your Weight Is Key in Preventing Heart Disease

Weight loss, even just a small amount, can make a big difference in your potential for heart disease. Losing weight can also reduce ailments that contribute to heart disease. It can lower blood pressure and cholesterol. It can also reverse, or prevent, Type 2 diabetes.

Maintaining a positive weight means you can feel more active, experience improved moods, and live a longer life. While losing weight can seem like an uphill battle for some, it doesn’t have to be.

How to Lose Weight Successfully

Working with a physician who focuses on optimal living through lifestyle changes and with the use of non-surgical techniques is a great start. Your doctor should focus on using your body’s own resources to produce weight loss and management.

Hormones, for example, are one way your doctor can help you lose weight. He or she can also offer guidance on fat-fighting foods, and how to avoid drinks that are not beneficial.

Some doctors will help you lose weight but don’t go the extra step of helping you understand why you gained weight in the first place. Make sure you choose a doctor who wants to help you address all reasons for your weight gain.

Your weight loss physician will also focus on resetting your metabolism, since this is how your body burns calories and fat. Burning calories and fat helps the vital organs in your body function better. For example, your metabolism can help regulate heart rate, brain function and breathing.

Furthermore, your doctor can help you eliminate food allergies, while also replacing vitamins and minerals in which you are deficient, but that are also needed for preventing heart disease. While you can take steps to lose weight on your own, working with a doctor who specializes in weight loss will increase your chances of success.

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How to Recognize and Manage Your Stress Triggers https://vibrancehealth.com/how-recognize-manage-your-stress-triggers/ https://vibrancehealth.com/how-recognize-manage-your-stress-triggers/#respond Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:35:06 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1759 Stress – everybody has it. Even the ones who think they are not stressed, have stress. Maybe they manage stress better than you. Maybe they define stress differently. Maybe they are in denial. One study on stress done by Everyday Health found 57 percent of respondents felt paralyzed by stress. Others reported feeling energized by […]

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Stress – everybody has it. Even the ones who think they are not stressed, have stress. Maybe they manage stress better than you. Maybe they define stress differently. Maybe they are in denial.

One study on stress done by Everyday Health found 57 percent of respondents felt paralyzed by stress. Others reported feeling energized by stress. Causes of stress stemmed mostly from finances and career demands.

The Stress in America survey revealed 75% of Americans reported high levels of stress in the past month. In addition, 1 in 75 people deal with panic attacks and the levels of stress have increased over the past few years. Even more stressed out Americans are reporting mental health disorders that could be related to stress.

The survey also noted stress in adolescents, teens and young adults is on the rise. This makes learning how to recognize and manage stress triggers even more important. Before you do this, you must first understand what stress is and why it is dangerous.

Understanding Stress

Stress makes you uncomfortable emotionally, followed by changes in your behavior and physiology. Stress happens when you perceive something as threatening and you feel like you don’t have the power or resources to fight off the threat.

Your perception of a threat triggers the release of hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol into your system. Too much of any hormone can increase your heart rate, give you warm flushes, and gets your muscles prepped for action.

Not all stress is bad. It can help you get out of dangerous situations, like an internal warning signal. But other stress can be damaging to your body.

Types of Stress

There are two types of stress: acute and chronic. Acute stress is temporary and will disappear in a short time.

Chronic stress, however, lasts for long periods or shows up on a recurring basis. Both can be harmful if you don’t know how to recognize and manage your stress triggers.

Stress Triggers

A trigger refers to a sight, smell, touch, taste or something you hear that reminds you of a scary or traumatic event in your life. For example, a combat veteran may return home feeling fine. He or she attends a fourth of July picnic and when the fireworks are set off, they sound like gunshots.

The veteran is reminded of that time and starts to feel like they did when they were in war.

This trigger is related to post-traumatic stress disorder. Other triggers can be simpler in nature. You may see a former co-worker that reminds you of the stressful job you had. You may smell apple pie and that reminds you of baking with your grandmother who has since passed away, triggering your feelings of grief.

Examples of possible triggers include major life changes, natural disasters, unpredictable events like a car wreck or accident, abuse in a relationship, meeting new people, or workplace demands. Knowing how to recognize these triggers will lead to being able to manage stress.

How to Recognize Stress Triggers

Learning more about yourself is the best way to recognize your stress triggers. Below are a few tips on getting to know yourself better.

    • Listen to your body. When you start to pay attention to your body during stressful times, you will notice the changes in your body. These are stress triggers sending messages to your brain that something is not right. Messages like rapid heartbeat, excessive sweating, digestive changes, and your breaths increase and become shallower are just a few examples.
    • Listen to your thoughts. When something is wrong with our body, we often think about what could be wrong. If your head hurts, you may say, “My head is killing me.” When you notice yourself thinking and speaking this way, you are being triggered by stress.
    • Look at your life. What changes are going on in your life? Even when change seems exciting, like quitting your job and moving to the beach, stress can appear.
    • How often you forget or lose concentration. If you find yourself walking into a room but forgetting why you went there, struggling to stay focused at work, or feeling like you have a memory problem, it could just be stress.
    • Behavioral changes. Have you been eating junk food more than usual, or having a lack of appetite? Maybe you are sleeping too much, or not enough. Maybe you have picked up that smoking or drinking habit again. These are all signs you are dealing with stress.
    • Take an online assessment. If you aren’t quite sure what your triggers are, take an online assessment to learn more about yourself and stress.

The sooner you recognize your stress triggers, the sooner you can start managing stress properly.

Manage Stress Triggers

Prevention is always the best way to fight stress. Change your lifestyle and environment so you are better able to cope. If you are in a stressful job, think about changing jobs. If you are in a bad relationship, seek help from a counselor to determine if you should stay. Declutter your home, forgiveness, staying organized and having fun are other stress busters. Below are some of the most notable methods of combating stress.

    • Breathing exercises, because stress can lead to short, fast breaths that do not get the oxygen you need to your body, it’s important to practice deep breathing. Learn to slow your breaths and lower your heart rate and eventually calm down.
    • Practicing meditation helps you become more mindful of your body’s needs so you can fix any issues your body is having. Injuries, aches, and pains can all lead to stress.
    • The practice of yoga combines meditation and breathing so you can better cope with stress. Your entire body is involved in learning to manage your stress.

Just because everybody has stress, it doesn’t mean everybody has to suffer from the impact of stress. You can start taking steps today to learn to recognize and manage your stress triggers.

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What 20-Something Women Should Know About Their Hormones https://vibrancehealth.com/20-something-women-should-know-about-hormones/ https://vibrancehealth.com/20-something-women-should-know-about-hormones/#respond Mon, 12 Aug 2019 16:59:56 +0000 https://vibrancehealth.com/?p=1754 Hormones change with aging. The sooner a woman can learn about her hormones, the better prepared she can be as her body develops through the years. Because hormones contribute to physical and mental health, it’s important young women know how to keep their hormones regulated as much as possible. This allows your body to function […]

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Hormones change with aging. The sooner a woman can learn about her hormones, the better prepared she can be as her body develops through the years.

Because hormones contribute to physical and mental health, it’s important young women know how to keep their hormones regulated as much as possible. This allows your body to function in harmony, allowing you to feel healthy and happy.

Knowledge is power. The more educated a young woman, the more invested she will be in taking care of her health. If you don’t know much about your hormones, you may be likely to ignore dangerous symptoms. You may even try to self-treat your symptoms, causing greater hormonal problems.

Some women do not know the exact hormones that can cause hormonal imbalances. A good first step in your learning process, is to get to know the hormones.

What Young Women Should Know About Their Hormones

Estrogen is like the boss of female hormones. It is the primary hormone produced by the ovaries. Without enough estrogen, you may experience changes in mood, energy, periods, and even bone density.

Progesterone is connected to pregnancy. Testosterone helps you build muscle and burn fat. It also helps with your sex drive. Cortisol is the stress hormone and too much of this can cause weight changes, anxiety and depression.

The thyroid hormone helps keep your body regulated when it comes to the basics of breathing, heart rate and other vital signs.

Finally, DHEA is extremely important and shows up during puberty for most. It is the hormone that allows all the other hormones to appear later. It is like a signal telling the other hormones it is okay to do their job. It is also one of the first hormones to help protect your immune system.

Hormones are connected to weight gain, weight loss, sex, pregnancy, mental health, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, periods, menopause, and much more. Learning how they are connected can help you figure out what to do to maintain positive health in each area.

Below are additional reasons young women should learn more about their hormones.

Avoid Misdiagnoses

There are hormonal symptoms that can mimic disorders doctors may not consider to be related to hormones. For instance, if you suffer from headaches or migraines, your doctor may tell you to take medicine that can make the headaches stop. He or she may only diagnose your headaches as being a result of tension or stress.

They have not gotten to the source of your headaches, however, and it could be due to hormone levels in your system. Too much or too little of a hormone can cause headaches. Addressing the source, or hormone levels, could prevent headaches and you would no longer need to take medication for headaches.

Anxiety, depression, weight gain and fatigue could be related to your thyroid hormones, not chemical imbalances. Bipolar disorder has been mistaken for hormonal imbalances. Inability to concentrate and focus may be a hormonal imbalance, not attention deficit disorder.

Even birth control pills can create hormonal imbalances in young women. Therefore, it is so important for you to be able to recognize imbalances in your hormones.

Recognize Hormonal Imbalances

In young women, hormonal imbalances can appear in many different forms. When a girl has tender breasts, it is often associated with her menstrual cycle. But there are other times when tender breasts could be a system of a greater hormonal imbalance.

Hot flashes mostly happen during menopause, in women who are older. But if there are times when a young woman has hot flashes, receiving medical attention may be necessary. Other symptoms of an imbalance can be extreme fatigue, mood changes, clouded thinking, irregular periods, and excessive sweating.

Bloating, digestive issues, sleep disturbances, acne, brain fog, low sex drive, changes in breasts, and unhealthy skin could also be contributed to hormonal imbalances.

Get the Right Help

Acne, for example, often appears during teenage or young adult years. It is typically diagnosed as being a hormone related problem. But most doctors do not prescribe hormone related treatments to fix the acne. Instead, they prescribe chemical medicines to treat the symptoms.

If your doctor is simply treating the symptoms of a hormone imbalance, it’s time to seek help from a hormone specialist. Choose a doctor who focuses who take a varied approach based on your individual needs, including testing your hormones first.

Natural doctors may use detox diets, stress management, and sleep hygiene to help balance your hormones. They can test your hormones to see which are lacking. And then they can offer replacement hormone therapies.

Consider Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy

Natural hormone replacement therapy is a treatment in which doctors treat patients whose bodies are not producing enough of a hormone. And because of this, patients are experiencing negative side effects.

In a simple procedure, doctors can create as many identical hormones as you need to help you achieve rebalance. The hormones are created in a lab, often derived from natural sources.

The process is quick and very effective. It involves a simple injection. You can receive a treatment on your lunch break and return to work afterward. Replacement therapy doesn’t stop after the injection. Maintaining hormone health is part of the program.

Maintain Optimal Hormone Health

Working with a natural doctor, you can develop a long-term plan to keep your hormones balanced. This plan can focus on diet and nutrition, because what you eat and drink, can affect your hormonal balance.

Because stress can wreak havoc on your hormones, stress management techniques, including yoga and meditation, are important tools to use. Your doctor may also want to establish an exercise plan and therapies to replace vitamins and nutrients.

In conclusion, the more you know about your health, especially your hormonal health, the easier it will be to restore hormone levels. If you have been struggling with physical or mental symptoms that are unexplained, or don’t seem to improve no matter what you try, seek help from a professional hormone specialist.

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