Endocrine Health

Eric Bakker N.D.May 30, 2022
8 MIN

In this category you will find many articles relating to health conditions caused or affected by hormone problems. You'll learn about diet and lifestyle and how they relate to imbalances in your endocrine (hormone) system.

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Eric Bakker Naturopath » Articles » Endocrine Health

Do you feel bloated, angry, or simply not yourself? Hormone fluctuations could be to blame. Hormones are chemical "messengers" that influence the activity of your cells and organs. It's common for your levels to fluctuate throughout your life, such as before and during your period, throughout pregnancy, and during menopause. However, certain medications and health concerns can cause your levels to fluctuate.

Fatigue Syndrome

We're all exhausted sometimes. The reasons are typically clear: Too many late nights, too much work, a baby keeping you awake But prolonged weariness or exhaustion is not normal. I've found stress to be a key feature of fatigue. Learn...

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Adrenal Fatigue

Although you may be familiar with the term adrenal exhaustion, it should be noted that this is not the technically correct term to describe how it is typically applied in clinical practice.The concept of adrenal exhaustion is that when we...

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Infertility

Even though doctors have known for a long time that infertility is a medical problem, people who have it still tend to feel ashamed and keep it a secret. This can make it hard to ask friends and family for...

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Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a common, treatable disorder that currently is poorly managed by Western medicine with the current drug-based approach. Over the many years of practice, I have seen many hundreds of patients exhibiting many of the signs and symptoms of...

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Thyroid and Selenium

Selenium is critical when it comes to your thyroid's health and well-being. Research was conducted in the year 2000 and an interesting article was published in British medical journal called The Lancet which highlighted the significance of selenium when it...

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Menopause Symptoms

Common menopausal symptoms include hot flashes that occur in about 60 percent of women (more at night), tiredness, headaches, palpitations, thinning hair, dry skin, low libido, sleep problems and vaginal dryness. The combination of these symptoms can cause anxiety or...

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