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Apr 18

Has your thyroid disorder been properly diagnosed?

By Darcy Proctor

When a patient presents with thyroid symptoms in our conventional medical system, their doctor will usually only order a TSH blood test.  If they’re lucky, they may also receive a T4 or FT4 test, but these tests do not tell the whole picture.  Having a full thyroid panel run could save you years of wasted money and increasingly miserable thyroid symptoms.

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Apr 10

April is Hashimoto’s Awareness Month

By Darcy Proctor

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune disorder, is the leading cause of hypothyroidism in the United States.  If you have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism but not Hashimoto’s, please continue reading to make sure you have been properly diagnosed.

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Jan 02

How to Create Goals

By Darcy Proctor

The New Year is here which means many of us will be making New Year’s resolutions.  I personally have a love/hate relationship with resolutions.  They can be the perfect motivator for some and just another disappointment for others.  I believe setting goals, however, is imperative to achieving the life you desire.  When properly devised, they provide direction, accountability, and motivation.

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Jun 19

Reduce Stress with These 10 Simple Steps

By Darcy Proctor

When we are stressed, it’s quite easy to develop negative thinking patterns because we become frustrated by our challenges and frequent feelings of being overwhelmed. This negative outlook then makes it even harder for us to manage those challenges and move forward and break through the stress cycle. Practicing positive thinking helps to focus on our strengths and accomplishments, which increases happiness and motivation. This, in turn, allows us to spend more time making progress, and less time feeling down and stuck.

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Apr 17

Which Organic Foods are Truly Worth the Investment

By Darcy Proctor

We all want to choose the best foods for our family but our dollars can only stretch so far.  Is organic food really worth the extra money?The Environmental Working Group has just released their updated Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen lists to help you decide which foods are the best ones to buy organic.  The Dirty Dozen consists of non-organic produce found to contain the most chemicals and the Clean Fifteen includes those that have the least chemicals.

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Feb 08

The #1 way to improve your health and your waistline

By Darcy Proctor

It’s 3pm, and you’re starting to lose steam, as well as your focus and motivation.  Hum…vending machine or salad bar?  Drive through or apple?  Sound familiar?  Which would you choose in this situation?  When we are tired and our blood sugar is starting to crash after that high carb lunch, I can pretty much guarantee which answer your brain is screaming to you.

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