Choline is an essential nutrient for proper growth, development, and overall function of the human body, yet nine out of 10 Americans don’t get enough. Even if you supplement with choline, a recent study suggests that certain gut microbes could prevent proper choline absorption. This may be especially harmful during pregnancy. Read on to learn what the research tells us about choline and how to optimize your choline status to support overall health.
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Fertility & Pregnancy
A recent study suggests that a low-carb diet may increase the risk of birth defects. But was it really the lack of carbohydrates, or was it something else? Read on to get the full scoop on the study, learn how many carbs women actually need during pregnancy, and how maternal diet can influence a child’s metabolism and health into adulthood.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder that affects 5 to 15 percent of women. Even though it is the most common form of hormone imbalance, conventional medicine has had little success in treating it. Today I’m talking with Dr. Amy Nett about the Functional Medicine approach to PCOS and how it differs from the conventional model.
Do you use the pill or some other form of hormonal contraception? Recent studies suggest that it may increase your risk of developing depression. Read on to learn how these contraceptives change your body, the association between hormones and depression, and natural alternatives to hormonal birth control.
What are the biggest mistakes in the mainstream treatment of hormone imbalances? Dr. Gottfried and I discuss these mistakes, post birth control syndrome, and what hormone treatment should look like.
If you’re dealing with an abnormal menstrual cycle or if your period has stopped completely for no clear reason, then this article can help you recover a healthy period through these top diet and lifestyle changes without resorting to birth control use.