Apple Cider Vinegar

Laurie Neri Diet, Hormones, Remedies 0 Comments

There are so many reasons to use apple cider vinegar in your daily routine. When apple juice is fermented and left raw, unfiltered, and unpasteurized, the benefits are additional enzymes, trace minerals and pectin. The highest quality is cloudy with stringy particles floating in it. People spend so much money on digestive enzyme supplements. All you need is 1 tablespoon …

Vitamin D

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All of a sudden the past couple years the medical world has jumped on this one. Funny how most doctors tell us we don’t need to take vitamins – just eat good. Now they give prescriptions for vitamin D. So I guess that’s all we need??? Vitamin D deficiencies can lead to calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphate and zinc deficiencies. All …

Selenium

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You have read my past articles about the thyroid.  How important so many nutritional requirements are to keep it functioning properly and efficiently.  One trace mineral found in soil, selenium, I have mentioned briefly in another post on the thyroid.   It works as an antioxidant by neutralizing free radical damage and inflammation; therefore increasing our immune system and protect our cells …

Find Willie His Forever Home

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Willie was found as a stray trying to go to an elementary school with all the kids early one morning. He was hungry and thirsty and unfortunately appears to have been dumped. Other than being underweight and having raw blistered feet from the HOT Houston pavement he is a healthy 3 year old male. Willie weighs about 55 lbs and …

Melatonin

Laurie Neri Hormones 7 Comments

Melatonin is a hormone secreted from the pineal gland located in the brain. Tryptophan, which is an amino acid, converts into serotonin. Serotonin then converts into melatonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter associated with depression. In addition to improving sleep, melatonin is a strong antioxidant good for the immune system. As we age, melatonin, DHEA, and human growth hormone decline. The …

Pregnenolone

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Pregnenolone is a steroid hormone produced from cholesterol in the adrenal glands. The best way to think of this hormone is that it is the first off the conveyor belt. Without its presence our bodies cannot properly produce DHEA, progesterone, estrogens, testosterone, and hydrocortisone. Pregnenolone, which is also produced in the brain, also affects many neurotransmitters. Like all other hormones, …

Natural Estrogen

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Such a controversial issue. I’ll do my best to try to explain why that is the case, and why most, but not all, doctors are defensive and against it. A woman produces 3 types of estrogen. 80% estriol, 10% estrone, 10% estradiol. When a woman begins menopause, wouldn’t it be common sense to make sure these three estrogens continue to …

Natural Progesterone

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Wow!!  Where do I begin to talk about this amazing hormone. For those of us whom have been pregnant, we remember that deep, wonderful sleep the first trimester. Woman produce this hormone in both the ovaries and small amounts in the adrenals.  Besides being necessary for the survival of the fetus, it can serve on many other levels. It can …

Hydrocortisone

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Hydrocortisone is a hormone produced in the adrenal glands. Without sufficient levels of this hormone, the body’s ability to handle stressful situations. Including fighting infections and illness. If you are constantly getting sick one cold after another with longer than normal recovery times, with constant exhaustion, you may be low in hydrocortisone. The body produces about 40 mg a day …