Fatigue, Irritability, Fertility issues, and Weight Gain: Could Estrogen Dominance be the Cause?

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By Dr. Karen Bender What is Estrogen Dominance? Estrogen dominance is a condition in which there is too much estrogen in the body.  It results from a combination of factors that lead to an imbalance between its production, breakdown, and elimination. Obesity can contribute to excess production of estrogen because fat cells are an additional source of estrogen production.  Factors … Read More

The Vagus Nerve: Learn to Reduce Inflammation and Improve your Stress Response

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By Dr. Karen Bender Meet Your Vagus Nerve Have you heard of the “wandering nerve”?  This important nerve is named the vagus nerve because it wanders throughout your body, connecting the brain to the rest of the body.  It’s the longest nerve in the body, and it stretches from the brain to the large intestines. Why You Should Care Since … Read More

What Your Gut is Telling You

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What Your Gut is Telling You How Poor Gut Health Contributes to Anxiety and Depression By Dr. Karen Bender How is your digestion? Do you experience pain and indigestion after eating foods you once enjoyed?  Have you started to accept gas and bloating as normal?  Do you often go days without having a bowel movement?  These are all signs that … Read More

Forest Medicine & The Science Behind Shinrin-Yoku

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By Aylah Clark, ND Less than 0.01% of our species existence has been in our modern, urbanized surroundings. (1) Throughout the 99.99% of our species’ time before this urbanization, we had many more interactions with nature and subsequent adaptations of our immune system, genetic expression, microbiota ecosystem, and stress response. Our bodies respond to airborne plant compounds and work in symbiosis with microorganisms. Our … Read More