Journey

Can Cancer be Caused by Childhood Trauma?

The exact causes of cancer are still not completely known, but there are plenty of factors that are known to contribute to it. Inflammation, malnutrition, severe sleep disorders, and stress are all able to cause mutations in your cells and potentially make them harmful and cancerous. Trauma, and specifically childhood trauma leaves long-term consequences on…

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Magnesium and Thyroid Health

Vitamins and minerals are incredibly important for the optimal function of all of our body systems and it’s only when we’re deficient that we actually realize and understand their role. We intake them through our food, but also dietary supplements as most of us can’t get adequate amounts just through our meals.  Unfortunately, the food…

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Hair Loss and Thyroid Disorders

Thyroid disorders and diseases are connected to a large variety of symptoms that can range from changes in weight and energy levels to skin dryness and hair loss. And not everyone is affected the same or experiences the same symptoms. The thyroid gland and its connection to the pituitary gland and hypothalamus are the masters…

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How To Read Thyroid Test Results?

Reading thyroid test results can be daunting and overwhelming, especially if you’re told to wait for your doctor to review them. During that waiting time, you’re most likely anxiously heading to Google and typing in each line you see on your papers. And more often than not, this leads you down an even more anxious…

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What Are Healthy Boundaries?

Just like anything in life, we have the choice to use healthy or unhealthy behavior in a situation. Similarly, our boundaries can be healthy or unhealthy. Boundaries can be described as non-negotiables, or lines in the sand. They can be open, clear, rigid, or firm. In some aspects, they can even seem controlling in nature….

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Is Zinc Good for Your Thyroid?

Focusing on keeping your thyroid healthy should be very high on your list of priorities, and finding foods and supplements that support it can help you prevent disorders and inflammation before it even occurs.  After my own diagnosis, I delved deep down into the world of nutrients and learned how specific minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants…

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Thyroid-Gut Connection

Our bodies are made out of incredible systems that constantly work in sync in order for us to breathe, think, digest food, pump blood, fight infection, and more. But there are some areas that are connected in a deeper way, where an imbalance in one can cause a myriad of problems in the other. That’s…

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Why I Don’t Do Root Canals?

Somewhat common and simple procedure, you might hear about people getting root canal treatment on a regular basis. But what many of them don’t know is that it comes with a specific set of risks, ones that I’ve learned a long time ago and I’m not willing to take.  What Is a Root Canal? A…

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How Do You Tell Your Children You Have Cancer?

Getting a cancer diagnosis is incredibly difficult, but telling your children about it may be one of the hardest conversations you will ever have as a parent. With undoubtedly many different thoughts running through your head, the question of how to actually tell them remains hard to answer.  The way you convey this information to…

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Is Perfectionism A Sign Of Trauma?

What Is Perfectionism?   If you have a conversation with someone long enough, it isn’t uncommon to hear them say they are hard on themselves, they’re a perfectionist, have a perfectionist complex or they have impostor syndrome. Additionally, factors like social media make it easy for us to see how others live, comparing our lives to…

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