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Body Image, Yoga, and Femininity Interview with Erica Mather

Erica Mather was born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1975, and grew up swimming, playing the piano, and reading books before, during, and after school. When her father died at the young age of 56 (she, 23), Erica realized that life is short and it’s best to quickly get on with the business of living it in alignment [...]

Why Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) is Important

First, you might be asking what on earth is SHBG? SHBG stands for "sex hormone binding globulin" - it's made mostly in the liver and it binds to the majority of the estrogen and testosterone in the body leaving only a small amount to bind with receptors and exert effects on the body. The role of SHBG is to [...]

Clean Beauty and Aromatherapy Interview with Amy Galper

Amy Galper, B.A., M.A., Founder of the first Aromatherapy School in NYC, the New York Institute of Aromatherapy, has been a Certified Aromatherapist since 2001, as well as a passionate advocate, entrepreneur, formulator and consultant in clean beauty and wellness. She co-authored best selling natural beauty book "Plant Powered Beauty," published by BenBella Books and endorsed by [...]

“Dirty Dozen” Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

In order to balance hormones it's important to first consider what is causing the "imbalance." Exposure to hormone disrupting chemicals may be one potential cause. The "dirty dozen" are found all around, but there are some important steps you can take to reduce your exposure. BPA: mimic's estrogen. Avoid plastics whenever possible. Especially those marked #7 or PC.Just because something [...]

What’s Your Limit?

Everyone is unique and our beautiful bodies function differently based on genetics, environment, and lifestyle. Symptoms may occur when we get to our personal limits and are not able to clear toxins (ex. environmental, mold, etc.) quickly or efficiently enough. "Medical researchers are recognizing more symptoms related to the buildup of toxins including obesity, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cancer, [...]

10 Steps to Optimize Health

1. Decrease your exposure to environmental toxins. A great resource for learning about ways to decrease your exposure to toxins is by checking out EWG.org. 2. Have a bowel movement daily. Frequency of bowel movements can be influenced by a number of factors including stress, fiber intake, fluid intake, and movement of the body. Prescription and over the counter [...]

A Practical Approach to Whole Health Applying Nutrition, Functional and Integrative Medicine in the Rochester MN, Twin Cities area with Dr. Amy Sapola

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