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Antacids in Cornelius NC

Why Antacids May Not Help Your Acid Reflux or Heartburn

September 17, 2018

Why Antacids May Not Help Your Acid Reflux or Heartburn While most doctors prescribe antacids to lower stomach acid for heart burn and acid reflux, the real culprit may be that your stomach acid is already too low. This is called hypochlorhydria. Sufficient stomach acid, or hydrochloric acid (HCl), is necessary to: Protect the body…

Thyroid Levels in Cornelius NC

Test Your Thyroid Levels in the Morning For Best Results

September 10, 2018

Test Your Thyroid Levels in the Morning For Best Results If you’re getting your TSH levels checked to monitor your thyroid health, it’s best to get that done in the morning. Otherwise your results may come back normal even though you have hypothyroidism. All the body’s hormones follow a daily rhythm, including thyroid hormone. This…

high altitude suicide

Living at High Altitudes Can Increase Suicide Risk

September 4, 2018

Living at High Altitudes Can Increase Suicide Risk Emerging research reveals that higher-altitude living contributes to higher risk for depression and suicide. While studies continue to look into the mechanisms behind this trend, it’s clear a variety of factors come into play. From the unique effects that altitude has on the brain to social and…

Adrenal Fatigue

Defending Adrenal Fatigue From Doctors’ Dismissals

August 27, 2018

Defending Adrenal Fatigue From Doctors’ Dismissals If you struggle with chronic exhaustion, insomnia, poor immunity, and persistent low blood sugar symptoms, you likely have poor function of the adrenal glands, which sit atop the kidneys and secrete stress hormones. However, your conventional doctor may have told you there is no such thing as adrenal fatigue…

Heart Disease in Cornelius NC

Carbs, Not Fats, Are the Culprits Behind Heart Disease in Cornelius

August 17, 2018

Carbs, Not Fats, Are the Culprits Behind Heart Disease in Cornelius If you shy away from fats for fear of heart disease, you aren’t alone, you may be surprised to learn that carbohydrates, not fats, are the culprits in heart disease. For decades scientists and doctors have blamed dietary fats — especially saturated fat —…

Wellness in Cornelius NC

Syncing Meals With Your Body Clock For Better Health

August 13, 2018

Syncing Meals With Your Body Clock For Better Health Many of us start the day with a small breakfast as we run out the door, followed by a medium sized lunch and a large dinner. We also tend to snack throughout the day and even grab a bite before bed. However, while what we eat…