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Help For Your Underactive Thyroid

By Res-Q editor 11 days ago 96 Views No comments

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which your thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones.There are various types of hypothyroidism, including Hashimoto’s (also known as autoimmune thyroiditis), which is the most common cause.This condition alone affects 14 million people in the United States alone.

Many people may also suffer from symptoms of hypothyroidism, despite normal lab values, and may have subclinical hypothyroidism.Common symptoms include: fatigue, weight gain, feeling cold, hair loss, constipation, dry skin, and mild depression.

Stop the Sleepless Merry-Go-Round

By Res-Q editor 2 months ago 551 Views No comments

We all know we need seven to nine hours of sleep a night, but what happens after just a night of tossing and turning? Believe it or not, just one lone restless night has been found to negatively impact your metabolism and cellular biological clock.If you’ve had a rough night without much quality shuteye, you may notice impaired coordination, memory and judgement.

When to Buy Organic: The Dirty Dozen List

By Res-Q editor 6 months ago 1664 Views No comments

Each year, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) analyzes test results of more than 35,200 samples of fruits and vegetables taken by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration. Then, based on the results, they formulate a list known as the “Dirty Dozen.”

Five Greens to Boost Your Health

By Res-Q editor 6 months ago 1102 Views No comments

You know you are supposed to eat your veggies, but have you ever wondered which ones give you the best bang for your buck? Look no further. Naturopathic doctor Melissa Josselson, N.D., says these five power-packed greens should be on your grocery list every week.

The Link Between Stress and Cortisol

By Res-Q editor 7 months ago 1670 Views No comments

You’ve heard it before: Stress makes you gain weight, but do you understand why? Here’s a snapshot of what goes on inside your body when you are stressed.

There are two grape-sized glands that sit on top of your kidneys called adrenal glands. They produce hormones and chemicals such as adrenaline, norepinephrine and cortisol in response to any situation your body perceives as stressful.

Stop Stressing!

By Amy Koch 9 months ago 1635 Views No comments

Are you constantly stressed? Do you rely on caffeine to get through your day? In today’s busy, fast-paced world, this is not uncommon. For many, an intensely busy life symbolizes success; however, chronic stress can lead to serious health consequences.  Symptoms such as insomnia, heart palpitations, anxiety, digestive issues, headaches and severe fatigue can all be related to stress overload.

Res-Q Norwegian Arctic Cod: A Tale of Fishermen

By Res-Q Editor 1 years ago 3452 Views No comments

On a clear, crisp morning off the coast of Norway, a fleet of boats sails along the cold waters of the Norwegian Sea. Many of the crew members are family; others have been friends or acquaintances for decades, relationships forged through generations of fishing the pristine, open waters that form the backbone of Norway’s economy.

Could Vitamin D Keep You Healthy?

By Amy Koch 1 years ago 2034 Views No comments

Vitamin D, or cholecalciferol, is often called the “sunshine vitamin,” however, it’s actually a fat-soluble hormone that the body can synthesize naturally.  Vitamin D synthesis starts when the sun’s ultraviolet rays strike the skin.  It then undergoes activation in the liver and kidneys.  Interestingly, most adults in the United States are deficient in Vitamin D, which can lead to many health complications. 

So why is Vitamin D so important? It has long been recognized for playing a key role in maintaining healthy bones and teeth; however, Vitamin D affects our health in many other important ways.