Adrenal Issues

Treating Adrenal Fatigue Naturally

Adrenal fatigue is real. It’s when your adrenal glands become so overworked from chronic stress that they can no longer keep up with normal daily functioning. The adrenals are small glands that lie on top (ad) of the kidneys (renals). These amazing glands have...

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Hormonal Weight Part 4: Cortisol and the Apple Body Type

You have many hormones that can contribute to weight gain. Of these, cortisol imbalance is a major factor. Have you heard of the "pear-shaped" body versus the "apple" body? If you have a pear-shaped body, you can thank Estrogen. And I mean "thank", though you may not...

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Is Cortisol Bad?

Maybe you’ve heard of cortisol and that it is the Hormone that causes belly fat? That cortisol is bad. Well, there are no bad Hormones, Only Hormones out of balance. So what exactly is cortisol? Cortisol is produced by your adrenal glands. It has its own natural...

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Dealing with Cortisol Illness

If you want to know why cortisol makes you sick, then this article can help. Welcome back to my blog! Today, I'm going to talk all about your cortisol and why it may make you feel sick and what you can do about it. First of all, we will talk about what cortisol is...

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3 Steps to Heal Your Adrenals Naturally

If you want know how to treat adrenal fatigue naturally here’s three simple tips for you. https://youtu.be/Zd4JEWyGX5U Tip #1: Sleep 8-19 Hours Every Night Sometimes the best thing you can do for your body is get enough sleep. And you must sleep in the dark, any light...

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Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms | What You Need to Know!

Are you suffering from adrenal fatigue? https://youtu.be/kfbw-jAIRYs If you pay attention to these signs of adrenal fatigue, you’ll be able to get the help you need. Sign #1 Wired and Tired Your adrenals control your stress response – you know the fight or flight...

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Gut Health

How to Improve Gut Health Naturally

If you are wondering how to improve your immune system by helping your gut, I wrote this article with you in mind.   We are going to talk about how you can actually improve your immunity by healing your gut. Now, you might be wondering, what does the gut and immune...

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Digestion and Hormones

If you want to know how your gut affects your hormones, then this is the article, for you! Today I'm going to teach you how your digestion, your gut, your gastrointestinal tract affect your hormones and also how your hormones affect your gastrointestinal tract....

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Why your gut has to be healed to balance your hormones

  Perimenopausal, tired and overweight, Cindy drove 300 miles to come and see me. She complained of the usual perimenopausal symptoms of fatigue, irritability, hot flashes, weight gain and no sex drive. Twice in the past few months, Cindy had been hospitalized...

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How Hormones Affect Your Digestion and Detoxification

'You are what you eat…literally. You know that protein builds muscle and that carbohydrates are energy foods, but did you know that every chemical you make, every hormone, every neurotransmitter, every cytokine, all come from nutrients derived from the food you eat?...

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When Your Gut Makes You Anxious

Remember, your gut is your second brain. And it influences the brain in your head. Mitch came to me with severe anxiety. He had been suffering from panic attacks, insomnia and generalized anxiety for months. His doctors had given him anti-anxiety meds but he wanted...

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Keeping Your Liver Healthy

Your liver is one of the most hard working organs in your bodies. The liver is responsible for detoxifying everything you put into your bodies as well as packaging up your used up hormones for disposal by the colon. On top of detox detail, your liver produces...

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Hypothalamus

Why You Need to Support  Your Hypothalamus?

Why You Need to Support Your Hypothalamus?

  When patients come in for their first consult with me, I do a lot of education. And I introduce them to their hypothalamus. Why? Because your hypothalamus is truly the master controller of your body. Your hypothalamus controls all your major body functions that...

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Rediscovering the Hypothalamus

Alex is hiding behind his mother. She’s driven over a hundred miles to have me evaluate and hopefully treat her son. She’s one of many parents who have come from all across the state to see me. Mostly they come from the Central Valley bringing children of all ages for...

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How to Know if Your Hormones are Out of Balance

Have you ever been to the doctor knowing something’s wrong and you’re pretty sure it’s your hormones, so he runs blood tests and you go back for the results to be be told they’re all normal? How can your blood tests be normal when you feel like crap? It’s because your...

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Feel your Emotions, Heal your Hormones

Emotions are directly influenced by hormones. Every woman knows this. As her hormones shift throughout her menstrual cycles so do her emotions. And more so when she’s pregnant or going through the change of life. Estrogen is your joy hormone. Estrogen fuels your...

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What’s The Root of Your Health Problems?

Hypothalamic dysfunction could be root of your health issues, if you have the following symptoms: Weight gain and inability to normalize weight Hair loss Exercise intolerance Lack of endurance Hot flashes Temperature intolerance Fatigue Insomnia Skin rashes Moodiness...

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Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired | Where East Meets West

In my passion for what I want to share with a new patient, I start drawing diagrams to illustrate my points. My patients love them, so much that they take them home, but they are kind of sloppy so I had my artistic daughter draw the following for my use. Here is the...

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Autoimmunity

How do you treat seasonal allergies naturally?

Unlike the rest of the country, here in California we have two distinct allergy seasons, one in the spring and one in the fall. Spring allergies seem to begin when the first daffodil blooms and since the shift in weather, it’s getting earlier and earlier. Lately, the...

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Treating Autoimmunity Naturally

Your immune system's job is to protect you. Your bone marrow produces the soldiers – your white blood cells (WBC). These young WBCs must be trained, so they go to the thymus for boot camp. Then your trained WBCs travel around your body looking for invaders. They...

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Autoimmune Relief

If you want to know how autoimmunity affects you and what you can do about it —Then this video is for you. https://youtu.be/gyVzQ9oG9ZM Make sure to subscribe so I can help you get your Hormones in Harmony and optimize your health. Autoimmunity literally means attack...

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Your Intelligent Immune System

Neurotransmitters are the hormones of the nervous system. And they’re produced by the gut as well as the heart. Ever been nervous before a big event? While your brain fusses over possible outcomes, your heart races and your stomach rumbles. Your heart and your gut...

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Your Body Tries To Protect Itself

Your immune system’s job is to protect you. Your bone marrow produces the soldiers – your White Blood Cells (W.B.C.). These young W.B.C.s must be trained, so they go to the thymus for boot camp. Then your trained W.B.C.s travel around your body looking for invaders....

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Eliminate the underlying trigger of your Autoimmunity

It’s important to find the deep underlying trigger for each individual’s autoimmune disorder. Interestingly enough, the trigger to autoimmune disease is different for everyone. Some autoimmune disorders are triggered by stress. Some by toxins. Some by malnutrition....

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Infertility

Why fetal cells live in their mothers forever…

Did you know that your children are within you? Literally! Fetal cells exist within mothers apparently for life. We’ve known this since the 19th century when a German scientist studying preeclampsia discovered that a baby’s cells exist in a woman’s body after birth....

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Can I Get Pregnant with PCOS?

It may seem impossible to get pregnant with PCOS. But let me assure you that it is possible! You just need to get your hormones in balance first. I have had many patients with PCOS be able to get pregnant using natural therapies without infertility treatments. It is...

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How to Plan for Postpartum Depression

If you want to know what you need to do to treat postpartum depression, then read on.  Postpartum depression is a very difficult thing. It happens to many women. Sometimes it is called the baby blues. Sometimes it can go into what is called a postpartum psychosis and...

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Natural Alternatives to Metformin

If you’ve been diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome then you may be prescribed a drug called metformin or glucophage. PCOS is a metabolic disorder in which you become insulin resistant which leads to inflammation, weight gain, and infertility. Insulin resistance...

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How to treat irregular periods naturally

https://youtu.be/NHHX_QOjvO4 Your hypothalamus controls reproduction including your periods and your fertility. Your hypothalamus also controls your thyroid, adrenals and insulin production which all affect your menstrual cycles. Rather than treating each gland...

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When you want to get pregnant, but you can’t…

  Why is it so easy for some women to get pregnant and others struggle to have a baby?   Well, the most common cause of female infertility is hormonal imbalance. It’s sad how many patients I’ve seen over the past thirty years who have spent so much time and...

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Menopause

The Gift of Menopause

The Gift of Menopause

  Oh, yes, there are many gifts of going through the change. I’m not just talking about no longer fussing over periods or worrying about getting pregnant. I’m talking about soul gifts. It’s the challenge of our shifting hormones that becomes the fuel for our...

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The Menopausal Rollercoaster – Hot, Aggravating, Transformative

Menopause – the most transformative time of a woman’s life (and the ones who love her). It’s called the Change because so much changes. It’s not just that you trade tampons for lube or acne potions for wrinkle creams. It’s that your perspective changes. What once was...

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3 Best Foods to Beat the Heat

If you want to know the best foods to eat this summer to help keep your hormones in balance —Then check out these three healthy foods to keep your hormones in balance while you beat the summer heat. https://youtu.be/4T35mFYg_-0 Healthy Food to Beat the Heat! #1...

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How To Lose Weight After Menopause Naturally

Welcome! In this article, I am going to show you how to lose weight during menopause naturally. First of all, there is going to be a few key things that is going to make a huge difference in you being able to lose weight. Four of them, exactly. Hormone Healing Tip 1:...

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Men’s Health

Hormonal Weight Part 3: Man Fat

You have seen it. You may have it. You may not like it. If you are a man it’ is not good for you.... Women can tolerate much more body fat and stay healthy. Women are the survivors. That extra body fat helps women reproduce and helps them make breast milk. You may be...

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Healthily Metabolizing Testosterone

If you want to know what you need to do to metabolize your testosterone safely, whether you are a man or a woman,  then you will want to keep reading. Today, I'm going to show you how to metabolize your testosterone safely for either women or men, because we both make...

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Thyroid and Testosterone

If you’re a man with thyroid problems and want to know how heal naturally —Then this video is for you. https://youtu.be/jxM5t7RMWk4 Make sure to subscribe so I can help you get your Hormones in Harmony and optimize your health. Your thyroid is a small gland located...

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What is Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy uses naturally derived hormones from wild yams and soy that are compounded for precise dosing into a variety of delivery mechanisms. Transdermal creams, oral drops or capsules, sublingual drops or troches, vaginal or rectal...

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Men and Hormones

Is Male Behavior affected by Hormones? Of course! Any woman knows that. Men are as affected by their hormones as we women are affected by ours. Yet it takes a study from Cambridge University to prove to the world of powerful men that indeed, their behavior is affected...

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So Your PSA is High

First of all do not panic. In fact the scientist who discovered PSA, Richard Ablin, wrote an article in Medscape on how the test is being abused. In his opinion PSA best shows cancer progression but is NOT a good indicator of cancer in the first place. As a hormone...

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Mind / Body

The Gift of Menopause

The Gift of Menopause

  Oh, yes, there are many gifts of going through the change. I’m not just talking about no longer fussing over periods or worrying about getting pregnant. I’m talking about soul gifts. It’s the challenge of our shifting hormones that becomes the fuel for our...

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What’s Your New Year’s Mantra?

What’s Your New Year’s Mantra?

  Most of us make New Years resolutions. Promises to make changes...lose weight, make more money, get organized, be happier. Many of us make the same resolutions every year. And for a couple of months, we are committed. And most of us fail to keep our...

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How to Release Your Old Story

How to Release Your Old Story

  Now more than ever, we are experiencing the growing pains of change. Yet we hang onto the old like a worn out lifeline. It is human nature to fear change, yet change is part of life. What makes us sick oftentimes are old habits, old paradigms, old storylines...

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Loving Yourself Enough To Let Go

I have been encouraging my patients to literally clean out their closets. When they have felt stuck, reliving old issues over and over again, seemingly making no progress, I encourage them to see this stuckness as a sign. It’s time to clean their dwelling place. Start...

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Creating Our Reality is just like making Bread

  Sometimes it seems like life just happens to you. Yet quantum physics has proven that You happen to Life. What do I mean? Well, everything you think, what you believe, even that which is in your subconscious, affects your world. You’ve seen this happen. When...

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Do you know the Formula for Healing?

Mind-body medicine is becoming mainstream. We know our beliefs affect our health. That’s the placebo effect, right? But did you know that you have the power to heal yourself. Yes! It’s just a matter of knowing the right formula. Healing is an innate power within each...

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Obesity

Best tips for how to avoid Holiday Weight Gain

If you want to know how to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain and still enjoy the holidays, then here’s my best tips ... https://youtu.be/E63NKzlAXJs When your hormones are out of balance, it’s hard to avoid packing on the pounds during the holidays. Studies show that from...

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Hot Weather Workouts

If you‘re trying to get in shape for the summer but it’s just too hot—Then check out my three essential tips to get the most benefit out of your workouts so you can keep in shape in-spite of the summer heat. https://youtu.be/xlagIXTjn_4 #1 Workout with Your...

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Is Keto Diet Healthy? | Ketogenic Diet Effects

Greetings, in this article we are going to talk about whether or not the ketogenic diet is healthy. First of all, I want you to understand what the ketogenic diet is. It is basically a very, very low carbohydrate diet. Usually about five percent (5%) of your calories...

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Ditch your scale – Sane weight loss for women

Are you blinded by the scale? Part of our conditioning as women include the “number gods” Especially how much we weigh... And society and the marketing world feed off our insecurities. But what’s healthy? I mean really who cares how much you weigh if you think you...

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PCOS

Foods To Avoid For PCOS | Diet Tips for 2019

In this article, I am going to talk about the best diet for preventing PCOS, and the best diet tips for PCOS. Hi I'm Deborah Maragopoulos, intuitive integrative family nurse practitioner. I'm an expert in hormones, and I've helped many PCOS patients actually get their...

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What Causes PCOS? | How To Avoid PCOS Naturally

Ever wonder what might be the cause of your PCOS? Well, we are going to go over the three main causes so that you understand a little bit better, in our ongoing blog topic: PCOS.  Primarily, it is important to understand the genetics of PCOS. If you have a mother, an...

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Naturally Treat PCOS with Diet and Exercise

I would like to tell you about the natural treatment for PCOS. So, you can treat PCOS naturally and not actually have to be dependent on medications for PCOS. PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome, can be treated. What we need to focus on is a few different things. PCOS...

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Can I Get Pregnant with PCOS?

It may seem impossible to get pregnant with PCOS. But let me assure you that it is possible! You just need to get your hormones in balance first. I have had many patients with PCOS be able to get pregnant using natural therapies without infertility treatments. It is...

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Alternatives to Birth Control for PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome is characterized by irregular periods. Conventional medicine uses birth control pills (BCPs) to regulate your periods and try and prevent wasting your eggs, but BCPs have side effects. And do BCPs really preserve your fertility?...

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Natural Alternatives to Metformin

If you’ve been diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome then you may be prescribed a drug called metformin or glucophage. PCOS is a metabolic disorder in which you become insulin resistant which leads to inflammation, weight gain, and infertility. Insulin resistance...

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Thyroid Issues

Hypothryoidism: Balance Your Thyroid Naturally

Hypothryoidism: Balance Your Thyroid Naturally

  Are you tired, run down, gaining weight? Do you suffer from brain fog, low motivation, constipation? Finally, after all these years living with a sluggish metabolism has your blood panel revealed low thyroid levels? Or worse, your doctor says your blood work...

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Hypothyroidism, What is it? How Can You Treat It?

The hormonal communication between your thyroid and your brain is called the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis. It’s a sensitive negative feedback system that works like a seesaw. When your thyroid hormone production is low, your thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)...

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Thyroid and Testosterone

If you’re a man with thyroid problems and want to know how heal naturally —Then this video is for you. https://youtu.be/jxM5t7RMWk4 Make sure to subscribe so I can help you get your Hormones in Harmony and optimize your health. Your thyroid is a small gland located...

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The Thyroid Demystified

If you’re a woman with thyroid problems and want to know how heal naturally —Then this video is for you. https://youtu.be/aTmWZU6B7kI Make sure to subscribe so I can help you get your Hormones in Harmony and optimize your health. Hormones affect your thyroid function...

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Natural Treatment of Thyroiditis

If you want to know how to treat thyroiditis Naturally including , autoimmune hypothyroidism, or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Then this video is for you! https://youtu.be/e8BoaPk80VQ If you’re ready to get on the path to optimal health then make sure to

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3 Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Symptoms

If you want to know if you might have thyroiditis, autoimmune hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Then this video is for you. https://youtu.be/svvrEVJuqB4 Make sure to subscribe so I can help you get your hormones in Harmony to optimize your health and don’t...

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Women’s Health

The Gift of Menopause

The Gift of Menopause

  Oh, yes, there are many gifts of going through the change. I’m not just talking about no longer fussing over periods or worrying about getting pregnant. I’m talking about soul gifts. It’s the challenge of our shifting hormones that becomes the fuel for our...

read more

Foods To Avoid For PCOS | Diet Tips for 2019

In this article, I am going to talk about the best diet for preventing PCOS, and the best diet tips for PCOS. Hi I'm Deborah Maragopoulos, intuitive integrative family nurse practitioner. I'm an expert in hormones, and I've helped many PCOS patients actually get their...

read more

What Causes PCOS? | How To Avoid PCOS Naturally

Ever wonder what might be the cause of your PCOS? Well, we are going to go over the three main causes so that you understand a little bit better, in our ongoing blog topic: PCOS.  Primarily, it is important to understand the genetics of PCOS. If you have a mother, an...

read more

Naturally Treat PCOS with Diet and Exercise

I would like to tell you about the natural treatment for PCOS. So, you can treat PCOS naturally and not actually have to be dependent on medications for PCOS. PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome, can be treated. What we need to focus on is a few different things. PCOS...

read more

Leg Cramp Causes and Remedies

If you want to know what you can do about your hormonally induced leg cramps, I wrote this article for you. Welcome back to my Hormone Healing blog. Today, I will talk about leg cramps and how your hormones induce them and what you can do about this, naturally....

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Hormonal Weight Gain Part 2: Fat and Cellulite

Welcome back to my short series on hormonal weight gain. We are going to begin with the effects of estrogen on our weight. Estrogen is your youth hormone; without adequate estrogen, the skin looks saggy, like that of an elephant. One thing that makes young women look...

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