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New Study Indicates Functional Medicine May Improve Quality of Life

Is the functional medicine approach the answer to your health-related problems?

5 Ways to Avoid Unhealthy Food Temptations this Holiday Season

'Tis the season for festive parties, warm gatherings, and laughter. And food - lots and lots of food. How can you eat healthy this holiday season while still celebrating and taking part in the festivities? Here are my 5 ways to avoid unhealthy foods, without ditching the holiday parties....

Bioidentical Versus Synthetic Hormones — What You Need to Know

Do you know how, and why, your hormones are influencing you? Between your emotional and physical state, understanding your hormones is crucial to achieving balanced wellbeing.

Mental Disorder or Nutritional Deficiency?

Most of us unconsciously eat food a few times a day. Many eat to satisfy hunger or alleviate stress or boredom. We often choose foods out of force of habit or to satisfy a flavor-craving.  You may not realize the power your food choices have to make or break...

Macho Men and Andropause: Underlying Causes of Erectile Dysfunction and Belly-Fat

It's time to be honest with yourself. Sometimes there are things that can be hard to talk about. If you're a man experiencing erectile dysfunction or seemingly unexplained belly-fat, it may be time to analyze the underlying cause of these issues.

Hormone Replacement Therapy After Hysterectomy May Extend Lives of Younger Women

Hormone replacement therapy can benefit women after a hysterectomy. Younger women especially can have improved outcomes from estrogen therapy after ovary removal.

7 Serious Conditions Linked to Birth Control Pills—And What You Can Do Now

Your birth control could be making you miserable. Find out what you can do about it now to end your suffering and maintain your intimacy.

5 Factors Fueling Your Fatigue – and How to Fix Them

Energy makes you feel alive, enthusiastic, and creative. Fatigue, on the other hand, makes you feel apathetic, and may make you lose your enjoyment of life. What causes fatigue, and what are the "Big 5" culprits that cause it?

Thyroid Biology 101—Tuning in to Your Thyroid

Your body can feel wonderful at any age, but only if you know what's behind the changes, pains, and aches that build each day. Chances are, your thyroid has something to do with it.

Dr. Natasha Thomas Weighs in on Elementary School Air Quality Test Results

Dr. Natasha Thomas weighed in on the results of a Horry County Elementary school air quality test. Dr. Thomas explained that it is possible for some with weaker immune systems to be affected with certain symptoms as a result of what was found in the school.

Healthy Hormones to Reap the Health Benefits of Sex

Is stress squashing your love life? People say “love makes the world go ’round.” Love makes us feel alive, young, confident, and strong. In fact, scientific studies reveal that lovemaking itself results in many positive health benefits. (Finally, something that is pleasurable is also healthy!) Today, however, many people...

Dr. Natasha Thomas Presents on Biotoxin Illness at International Meeting of the Minds Mold Congress

I had the distinct pleasure to present to an international group of clinicians and indoor air quality specialists on Defective Antigen Presentation in Biotoxin Illness at the “Meeting of the Minds” Mold Congress (January 17—20, 2019) in Fort Lauderdale, FL. It was such a powerful, information-packed weekend, featuring the...

7 Surprising Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word ‘hormones’? If you’re like most people, the first thing that comes to mind are the so-called ‘sex’ hormones: estrogen and testosterone. As important as those two are, there’s a lot more to hormones. They affect everything. They...

Mold, Biotoxins, and Seeking Treatment with FOX 24

I was recently given the opportunity to meet with FOX 24 Charleston News to discuss my research into mold, biotoxins, and the toll they take on our health. From symptoms like chronic exhaustion, brain fog, pain and depression, or even death, biotoxins are often an unrealized and unconsidered threat....

Mold in your home is a hidden cause of chronic illness. Here’s why, and what to do about it.

Years ago, I suffered from what I started calling a “mystery illness.” I was struggling with debilitating symptoms like chronic exhaustion, brain fog, pain and depression, but my doctors couldn’t figure out what was causing them. No one knew what to do. I had to become a health detective....

Staying calm: How to lower your stress, turn off your fight-or-flight response, and feel more zen.

Stress is a biological function that protects us from danger. In today's world we are inundated with stressors from every direction, rarely life-threatening, but our body can't tell the difference.

3 Top Tips to Boost Your Gut Health

They say trust your gut for a reason. Understanding your gut as the center of the universe for your well-being helps lay the foundation for basic health habits.

Can Alzheimer’s or dementia be prevented—or even reversed?

There is no cure for Alzheimer's yet, but more and more research is beginning to answer the question of prevention. And the earlier you know, the better!

How you can adapt what you eat to avoid sugar and feel better

Understanding the importance and benefits of managing your sugar intake is vital to habit change. I'm not here to tell you not to eat sugar, I'm here to help you understand why.

Can’t sleep? Try these 5 tips to doze better

Sleep is simple. You need it. Your physical, mental, and emotional health depend on sound sleep, but there are many obstacles in the modern world to proper sleep. Here I discuss the many ways to combat them.

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