Endocrine Health

Eric Bakker N.D.April 4, 2022

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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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.


When your thyroid gland generates too much of the hormone thyroxine (T4), you have hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). Hyperthyroidism causes your body's metabolism to speed up, resulting in common symptoms such as unexpected weight loss, fast or irregular pulse, perspiration, and...

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