So, it’s dinner time. It’s 29 degrees outside and you usually make a salad for dinner because that always sounds like the healthiest option and keeps you on track with eating veggies. Well a salad doesn’t sound very good when you are cold to the bone and had a 60 minute commute home in the ice and snow. What you really want is something warm and comforting, that fills the hole of hunger and frustration with the weather.
Almost everyone with significant fatigue or extra weight around their middle has thought at one time or another, “I wonder if I have an “under-active thyroid?”. We all know that the thyroid is important for metabolism, but few people realize that thyroid hormone is vital for our survival and required for ALL the major functions of our body. Every cell in the body has thyroid hormone receptors on it!
At a certain point in our lives, we all wonder what's ahead. We lament over the choices we have made in our life and wonder if we can undo the damage we’ve done with our often unhealthy choices. Is it possible to turn back the clock? The answer is yes! Here at the Waller Wellness Center we practice Functional Medicine AND Anti-aging Medicine.
Are you confused by the trend at all? Avocados are everywhere, from salads to burgers, and they seem to be talked about almost as often as they are put on the menu—but why? Well, when you break down the health benefits of the avocado you may not be surprised as to why they are considered such a favorite superfood.
Probiotics are one of those trendy health terms that everyone likes to talk about, but not many people understand. Chances are you’ve heard the word thrown around commercials that are advertising a new snack or yogurt that is packed with probiotics. Maybe you’ve even seen it on a food label or two, or have even been lured to make a purchase because the item promised it would bring you the benefits of probiotics.
What is the best way to give your skin that all-natural glow? If you ask someone in the cosmetic industry they will load you up with products that will bring out the very best in your skin while covering up every square inch. For just a couple hundred dollars you can have that all natural look that will make anyone believe you are make-up free. Sounds a bit backwards, doesn’t it?
The television commercials would have you believing that digestive discomfort is as normal as anything. Heartburn, nausea, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea—there is even a jingle to make the thoughts of such unpleasant symptoms not sound so horrible. Jokes about passing gas, having to run to the bathroom after every meal, feeling discomfort day in and out and popping pills so that you can still manage to down your favorite foods, this is the normal day to day for millions of Americans. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Autoimmune disease is a genetic subclass of chronic disease that directly impacts the immune system. Depending on the type of autoimmune disease that one is afflicted with, the immune system is either over-stimulated or under-stimulated. For some, this means that the immune system will attack the body during normal functioning, damaging its own tissues and causing destruction within the body that is quite painful. For others, it means that the body is subject to immune deficiency, exposing it to increased risk for disease as the immune system is left unable to fight off invaders, leaving you vulnerable to infections.
Weight loss is a personal process. Just as you gained weight slowly and for a wide variety of reasons, the right way to lose weight takes time and depends much on your mental health, time management, and willingness to adjust to certain dietary restrictions.