There are so many things in life that may cause you to be fearful, stressed, or anxious… especially given what's been going on in the world over the last few years.
Fear is a helpful and protective experience - when in balance.
But when fear or stress produces anxiety that becomes chronic, it can affect quality of life and the trajectory of your health.
A recent study found that low estrogen levels are linked to heightened levels of fear and anxiety. This might explain why fear and anxiety are a hallmark of the postpartum time when estrogen levels are low. And, perhaps why anxiety affects twice as many women as men.
The research also shows that having ample estrogen levels is protective against heightened fear recall, which means enhanced fear expression or just more fear.
The good news is that when we know the root cause, we can address and begin to fix the problem. ❤️
See the image above for some general action steps you can take to help address and control your fear or anxiety.
If you’d like to learn more, read my new article, The Relationship Between Stress, Anxiety, Estrogen and Fear & How to Reduce It (see articles in linktr.ee).
Are you doing all you can to support your heart health? ❤️
Heart disease remains the number one cause of death and affects approximately one-third of adults across the globe.
Once thought of as primarily a disease of old age, we now see heart disease in younger people.
Recent data suggests that about a third of adults in their 30s have signs of heart disease, such as plaque formation.
And unfortunately, with 🦠 we are seeing even more inflammation and injury to the cardiovascular system triggered by the 🦠, with slow recovery time for those facing long-🦠.
The good news? The body has an incredible ability to heal.🥰
We’ve known that cells that line the gut turn over quickly, but heart damage from a heart attack was once perceived as permanent.
Fortunately, we also have evidence that we may be able to support the regeneration of these (❤️) cells too.
Many of you probably know how diet and lifestyle choices impact the cardiovascular system that heart disease often develops over years of poor habits. And hopefully, you’re making good choices that support your heart health. 😊
But did you know that there are many nutraceuticals that offer high-level, targeted support to the heart and the vascular system?
See the image above for my top 10 heart health supplements to support inflammation and cell regeneration.
For more information on heart health, read my new article, Nutraceuticals for Heart Health and 🦠 Impact (in linktr.ee).
A common trigger to autoimmune diseases is a hidden sensitivity to gluten. Many people are consuming gluten daily in foods like breads, pizza, soy sauce or pasta (to name a few), and are inadvertently priming their body for an autoimmune condition that attacks the thyroid or other systems. And most people have no clear symptoms to alert them.
Here’s how: The protein found in gluten (gliadin) has a similar molecular structure to the protein found in the thyroid gland.
So, if you have a hidden sensitivity to gluten, and the protein, gliadin, leaks into the bloodstream through the intestinal lining, the immune system may recognize it as an enemy and release anti-gliadin antibodies.
When these antibodies are active in the body – they can start to attack the thyroid gland – leading to an autoimmune condition Hashimoto’s. Once considered rare, Hashimoto's is now common. But it's just one of over 100 distinct autoimmune diseases.
Autoimmune diseases affect three to five percent of the population of western countries, of which 80% are women.
I see autoimmune patients every day, some with multiple autoimmune conditions.
Unfortunately, many people come to me after seeing several specialists who only treat the symptoms, prescribing medications that “band aid” the issue and never address the underlying cause(s).
If you think you may have an autoimmune condition, or if you want to be proactive against Hashimoto’s and other autoimmune conditions, you can start by finding out if you are allergic or sensitive to Gluten – one of the labs I like is the Enterolab test.
And consider checking some additional thyroid panels...anti-thyroglobulin (TG), anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPO), and thyroid receptor antibodies.
While many are told that autoimmune disease is a life-long chronic condition, this is not always the case. The disease process can be slowed, halted, or even reversed by taking a root cause approach.
For more insight and strategies, read my new blog (in articles in linktr.ee) Autoimmune Diseases – A Root Cause Approach.
Should you turn off your HVAC system when on vacation?
According to one of our expert mold advisors, turning off HVAC systems in buildings for days at a time in the cooling season is “bad, bad, bad!”
Air conditioning doesn’t just cool down your home, it also controls the humidity levels. 💧
It might be tempting to turn off the AC while on vacation – to save energy (and some 💵) however, you may end up with a more costly situation upon your return.
When you turn off the AC completely, the relative humidity (RF) goes up which allows for perfect conditions for mold growth… here’s why…
HVAC systems need to run for a minimum of 30 minutes to get some humidity out of the air.
When it runs less than that the moisture collected on the coils during the run time doesn't have time to drain down the fins and out of the house/building.
More moisture means the relative humidity is going to rise...
AND mold grows at 70 percent relative humidity in as little as 24 hours.
To avoid conditions that could lead to mold growth, maintain the temperature between 75-79°F, and RH at 60% or less.
A publication from the U. of Central FL (FL Solar Energy Center) concluded that running the HVAC once a day for a short period (2-4 hours) and/or dehumidifiers will greatly reduce the probability of mold.
Ideally, you’ll have a programmable or remote system, and an HVAC system with humidity control – if not, maybe you have a neighbor who can adjust the system for you while you are away.
You may be spending more money to keep it on…but it’s well worth it considering remediation can cost in the tens of thousands!
And most importantly, it's not worth the risk to your health! ❤️
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