Aimee Duffy, Author at Carolina Integrative Medicine

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The Role Hormones Play In Migraines

Migraine affects more than 37 million men and women in the US. As a result of these patterns, researchers have speculated that migraines might be linked to hormonal activity in women. Periods Most migraine sufferers are women, and many female migraine sufferers report getting migraines at certain times of the month, that is, around the

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How to Reset Your Thyroid to Burn Fat and Activate Your Metabolism

Erika Schwartz, MD, was consulted for a medical advice by an elderly man with serious health issues. Namely, she examined the medications and treatments he was subjected to, and decided to consult his cardiologist whether he would agree to completely change his therapy. Namely, the man suffered from excess weight, low testosterone and thyroid levels,

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Foods To Add And Avoid To Boost Your Immune System

A number of foods have been found to benefit the immune system. One group of foods is thought to reduce inflammation in the body, leading to less wear and tear on all your bodily systems, including your immune system: anti-inflammatory foods, which are thought to prevent disease, and/or reduce the more severe symptoms in those

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What Stress Does To Your Immune System

Stress is a normal part of modern daily life, but most people are not aware of the negative consequences of stress on their health—until it is too late. Some people are able to cope with stress better than others, while others take practical steps to reduce their stress each day to diminish its wear and

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The Link between Hormones and Happiness

Hormones… they certainly don’t get much respect at times. What do they have to do with happiness? Actually, hormones play a big role in this feeling, and we are wise to learn about what factors they play in this area and what we can do to capitalize on them. How Hormones Work Hormones are special

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10 Hormones Responsible For Weight Gain In Women

No one can say that weight gain can be put down to just diet or exercise plan. In fact, often weight gain can be partly blamed on your hormones. Did you know that stubborn fat can be harder to lose if your hormones aren’t in balance? So it’s a great idea to get all your

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Paleo vs Keto: Similarities, Differences + Which Is Best For You

The Paleo diet and the Ketogenic diet have both gained extreme popularity in recent years for their acclaimed ability to promote weight loss, fat reduction, improved metabolism, and numerous other benefits. While there are a lot of overlapping similarities between the two, Paleo and Keto each have their own unique purpose that, at times, can

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What Is Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Our hormones maintain the chemical balance in the body. The menstrual cycle in women triggers the production of some important hormones like estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. When the ovaries stop functioning, whether due to age (menopause) or due to surgical removal, there is a cessation in the production of these vital hormones. Accompanying physiological changes include osteoporosis, vaginal dryness, hot flashes, insomnia, irregular periods, loss of libido, and poss…

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