You have probably heard about the gut microbiome, but did you know it is what we feel is the key to total health. Gut health is the balance of microorganisms that live in the digestive tract which play a role in your physican and mental health, immune system, and so many other things that emerge daily with the latest scientific research.
The thyroid gland secretes horomones that control how quickly the body burns calories and uses energy. When the thyroid is underactive, it doesn't make enough hormones and common symptoms are fatigue, intolerance to cold, slowed heart rate, weight gain, muscle weakness, hair loss, dry skin, cold hands and feet, decreased sexual interest, insomnia, infertility, puffy face, slow speech, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), and heavy menstrual periods.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease which the immune system attacks healthy tissues and joints, resulting in chronic inflammation. It causes pain, stiffness, swelling and even lack of mobility. RA may come and go, but many find the symptoms are worse upon waking and gradually subsides as the day progresses.
Diet & Research
While there isn’t a research-based link between diet and RA, studies have shown that the inflammation in RA can be modulated by certain foods. Inflammatory foods are usually foods that have been highly processed or cooked at a high temperature. Focusing on foods that are anti-inflammatory, like fruits, vegetables, fatty fish may help support the inflammatory response.