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Types of Hormone Tests and Hormone Imbalances

Your hormones are chemical messengers your body produces that regulate different bodily functions. Hormones carry messages through your blood to your body's muscles, organs, skin, and other tissues. They control processes such as metabolism, homeostasis (constant internal balance), sexual function, growth and development, mood, sleep-wake cycle, and reproduction. There are more than fifty different hormones […]
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Examining the Link Between Functional Medicine and Adrenal Fatigue

Conventional medicine has its good points, but it also has its weaknesses as well. One of these is the tendency to look and address symptoms without considering the underlying cause or the interconnected nature of the human body and its organs. This can leave you struggling to find help when you have Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome […]
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How to Do an Adrenal Fatigue Test at Home

Are you concerned about your adrenal function but don’t know how to get it tested? There’s a lot of misinformation out there about doing an adrenal fatigue test at home. But when you work with the right healthcare practitioner, you’ll learn that it really isn’t that difficult to test your adrenal health in the comfort […]
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A Guide to Types of Fertility Test and Their Role In Identifying Causes of Infertility

Infertility affects both men and women and prevents many couples from starting a family. There are several reasons for female infertility, from structural problems in the reproductive system to endometriosis. However, a fertility test can provide answers that have the potential to help solve infertility issues. Here you learn about the causes of female infertility […]
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The Guide to T3 and T4 Thyroid Hormones: Types, Functions, and Control

Thyroid hormones are among the commonest hormones in the body, yet not many know their actual functions. Also, it is easy to get confused about the types and how they are controlled in the body. However, information about these hormones is crucial, considering the important role they play in day-to-day living. For this purpose, we […]
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Is Adrenal Fatigue Real? What the Experts Say

Is adrenal fatigue real? There’s a lot of controversy about this question, with healthcare professionals on both sides of the debate. People who experience ongoing fatigue, sleeping problems, weight gain, salt cravings, and other strange and seemingly disconnected symptoms often visit their doctor, only to be told that they’re fine and nothing’s wrong. And yet […]
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Food Allergy vs Food Intolerance: What's Causing A Reaction

Food allergy, food sensitivity, and food intolerance are all a form of reaction to ingested food, but their causes differ, and so should how you address them. These conditions may have symptoms that mirror each other, so they are often mistaken for each other. It’s important to be able to tell them apart in order […]
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What to Expect from A Sleep Study: Study Types and How They Work

According to the CDC, one in three adults in the United States doesn’t get enough sleep regularly. There are multiple reasons for this; perhaps the most serious is a sleep disorder. If your healthcare provider suspects you have a sleep disorder, you may need a sleep study to evaluate the condition properly. This article will […]
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The RBC Magnesium Test: What It Is and Why You Might Need One

You may have heard of a mineral by the name of magnesium. It’s an important mineral with many important functions within the body. What you may not have heard of is the RBC magnesium test to determine whether your magnesium levels are too low or too high. RBC magnesium is an important marker with many […]
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EEG and Stress: Could an EEG Help Determine Your Stress Levels?

An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test that allows your doctor to view your brain’s electrical activity. It does this via electrodes attached to various places on your scalp. Although usually used to detect whether someone has epilepsy, it is also often used to help determine the presence of a brain tumor, stroke, brain damage, brain […]
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