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 …

Selenium

Laurie Neri Diet 1 Comment

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 …

Melatonin

Laurie Neri Hormones 5 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 …

Natural Estrogen

Laurie Neri Hormones 2 Comments

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 …

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 …

DHEA

Laurie Neri Hormones 5 Comments

DHEA, dehydroepiandrosterone, is hormone produced in the adrenal glands. When the body is low in DHEA, your ability to fight infection decreases. Autoimmune disorders, asthma, high cholesterol, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, osteoporosis, allergies, depression,  Alzheimer’s and yes – even cancer. DHEA is converted in the body to other hormones such as testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone.  Supplementation can help with muscle …

The Iodine Connection

Laurie Neri Thyroid 10 Comments

The big question:  why do women have more thyroid issues than men? Due to larger amounts of reproductive tissue, women require more iodine to regulate proper hormone synthesis throughout the entire reproductive system. Iodine found in the ovaries is second to the amount found in the thyroid.   If your reproductive tissue don’t have enough iodine, it will seek it …