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Weight Loss and Endocrine Disruptors, Part II

by Laura J Hieb, ND on September 28, 2022
Weight Loss and Endocrine Disruptors, Part II
Phtalates are another type of endocrine disruptors. They provide flexibility to plastics, cosmetics and nail polish, among many other things. Phthalates are also endocrine disruptors and affect fetuses and children as noted above, but also affect adults too, as they are considered possible carcinogens. Another source of endocrine...
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Weight Loss and Endocrine Disruptors

Weight Loss and Endocrine Disruptors

by Laura J Hieb, ND on September 21, 2022
What are endocrine disruptors and what do they have to do with weight loss? Endocrine is another word for hormone, so endocrine disruptors are hormone disruptors. And, as we have seen,...
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Weight Loss and the Liver Part 4

Weight Loss and the Liver Part 4

by Laura J Hieb, ND on September 14, 2022
So in this blog, I'll discuss things we inhale and/or put on our bodies that the liver has to break down, and which could be putting more of a burden on it. Inhaling any chemicals can allow them...
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Weight Loss and Your Liver, Part 3

Weight Loss and Your Liver, Part 3

by Laura J Hieb, ND on September 7, 2022
Before I continue, I would like to finish up a little bit from last week. Regarding nuts and seeds: Raw are better than roasted--although even raw nuts and seeds can go rancid once they are...
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Weight Loss and Your Liver Part II

Weight Loss and Your Liver Part II

by Laura J Hieb, ND on August 31, 2022
So the liver does not like excess fructose. What else doesn't it like? Rancid fats. What are rancid fats? They are fats that have been oxidized by exposure to oxygen and/or high heat. Deep...
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Weight Loss and Your Liver

Weight Loss and Your Liver

by Laura J Hieb, ND on August 24, 2022
What does the liver have to do with weight loss? Well it is our largest metabolic organ. That means it is very much involved in weight gain and weight loss. In this blog(s) we'll explore what...
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Weight Loss and Excitotoxins

Weight Loss and Excitotoxins

by Laura J Hieb, ND on August 17, 2022
What do exocitotoxins have to do with weight? Well, they make you fat.....Among other things. And what are excitotoxins anyway? Excitotoxoins are a class of chemical substances that over...
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Weight Loss and Snacking

Weight Loss and Snacking

by Laura J Hieb, ND on August 10, 2022
To snack or not to snack, that is the question. Is snacking healthy, or not? Americans snack more than ever these days. Some of my clients tell me they don't eat regular meals-- they just graze...
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Weight Loss and Sequential Eating

Weight Loss and Sequential Eating

by Laura J Hieb, ND on August 3, 2022
Long before I had heard of sequential eating, I read an article on eating habits of children. The article stated that children who were overweight tended to eat their favorite part of a meal...
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Weight Loss and Menopause, Part III

Weight Loss and Menopause, Part III

by Laura J Hieb, ND on July 27, 2022
Last week I discussed cortisol and ways to lower it to help with menopausal weight loss. This week we'll tackle insulin. Insulin is a growth and storage hormone. And insulin...
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Weight Loss and Menopause, Part II

Weight Loss and Menopause, Part II

by Laura J Hieb, ND on July 20, 2022
In my last blog I wrote about the negative effects of insulin and cortisol on weight and how these effects are worsened in menopause. I'd like to address cortisol a little more. Stress causes an...
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Weight Loss and Menopause

Weight Loss and Menopause

by Laura J Hieb, ND on July 13, 2022
I have women clients in their 40's and 50's who come in because all of a sudden they've been gaining weight--up to 20lbs or more and they don't know why. They assure me they haven't been doing...
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A Grain-Free Diet and Weight Loss

A Grain-Free Diet and Weight Loss

by Laura J HIeb, ND on July 6, 2022
Last time I wrote about eating a gluten-free diet and weight loss. This blog takes it one step further. Why would a person want to stop eating all grains? Is it safe to take grains out of your...
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A Gluten-Free Diet and Weight Loss, Part 2

A Gluten-Free Diet and Weight Loss, Part 2

by Laura J Hieb, ND on June 29, 2022
So if you go gluten-free, will you lose weight? Well it depends--How do you plan to go gluten-free? It's very natural for someone avoiding gluten to try and replace the gluten-containing foods...
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A Gluten-Free Diet and Weight Loss

A Gluten-Free Diet and Weight Loss

by Laura J Hieb, ND on June 22, 2022
More and more people are following a gluten-free diet If you are not following one yourself, you may be wondering "Why are people following a gluten-free diet? " "Should I be following a...
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