This is a link providing information about adrenal hormones, their effect on health, and testing. A few years back Time magazine featured an article stating that up to 90% of disease is related to stress. Testing your adrenal hormones is an excellent way to determine the effects stress may be having on your health.
This is a link providing a subjective assessment of stressors and related symptoms and complaints. If you score high on this test you might consider testing the levels of your adrenal hormones via a salivary test called an Adrenal Stress Index, an objective test of your hormone levels.
This is a link to my morning exercise routine, the Five Tibetans. I describe it as a combination of yoga and light calisthenics with an energy component. If you’re looking for a 10 minute exercise protocol to improve strength and flexibility (while aligning your chakras!) you might want to check this out.
This is a nice link to help make us all aware of the incredible amount of toxins we are exposed to on a daily basis. It is selling a product and a program, Isagenix, which I have used with great success. No matter how you go about cleansing this is a nice motivational piece for why you should do the work.
If you are interested in trying a structured program to cleanse, lose weight, or just hit the reset button, you can sign up for one of their programs through this link. Always feel free to give a call if you would like more information and some help with deciding what program might be best for you.
Biotics is one of the best supplement lines I have come across. The lines that I use sell only to professionals, and have third party assayers come in and test their products.
Standard Process: Whole food supplements since 1929. I find their symptom survey form and supplement protocols very effective. See the symptom survey form under assessments.
Moss Nutrition: They are a wholesaler of many top products lines. Jeff Moss DDS and company CEO does tremendous webinars on health and nutrition.
Foot Levelers: Makers of, in my opinion, the finest orthotics available. I use their digital scanner to make casts and than send the casts to the company for custom made orthotics.
Metametrix: I like many of their functional tests. I use primarily there blood spot food antibody test and also there organic acid profile tests.
Biohealth: This is the other company that I primarily use for functional testing. I particularly like there Adrenal stress index testing as well as their stool/digestive health testing. Their site is a wealth of information on both functional medicine and on their testing methods and procedures.
Environmental Working Group: Their dirty dozen, list of 12 foods that have the most chemical residue, is worth the price of admission. Nobody should go grocery shopping without checking out their lists of the most toxic foods. The web-site also has useful information on what cleansing, skin care, and sunscreen products are most toxic and which ones are least toxic. It is an excellent resource to help the consumer make an informed decision.
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