Common Ailments You Might Not Realize Are Connected to Your Gut

By: Kelly Peterson, ND As a naturopathic physician, my passion is in finding the root cause of disease. My profession is rooted in the belief that the body has the innate ability to heal itself if given the right environment. By working with patients to discover the underlying causes of disease, ND’s help patients come […]

A Holistic Approach to Assessing Thyroid Labs

By: Amber Klampferer, ND To understand thyroid lab values, it is important to understand thyroid physiology. Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is released from the pituitary gland, when there is not enough thyroid hormone in the body. TSH signals the thyroid gland to produce the thyroid hormone T4, inactive thyroid hormone, which is converted to active […]

The Endocrine System and Mood

By: Amber Klampferer, ND The Endocrine System is a collection of glands that secrete hormones into the bloodstream. These hormones exert a variety of effects when they reach their designated target organs. Endocrine glands include the hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands, as well as the gonads, pancreas, and pineal body. The endocrine system […]

The Thyroid, Adrenal, Hormone Connection

By: Carrie Dennie, ND, RAc Are you feeling stressed, emotional, overwhelmed, or maybe experiencing weight gain, fatigue, or PMS? Your Endocrine System could be to blame! Your Endocrine system includes your hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenals, pineal body, and ovary or testes. There is a close and delicate connection between all of these organs, meaning […]

Nutrition for Adrenal Health

By: Carrie Dennie, ND Did you know that there are certain nutrients that will help support your adrenal glands? Below are 5 nutrients that support adrenal health and sources in the diet. Vitamin C –supports the general health and function of the adrenals Sources: citrus fruits, bell peppers, broccoli, cantaloupe and kiwi B Vitamins – […]

5 Herbs for Adrenal Health

by: Amber Klampferer, ND The adrenal glands are two glands that sit on top of the kidneys. The adrenal glands help to regulate stress, among a variety of other important functions. While stress can be a healthy response to certain acute stimuli, it can be detrimental when experienced in the long term. Two classes of […]