Millions of young men worldwide suffer from low testosterone levels but the symptoms are often mistaken for depression. One of the most high-profile celebrities to speak out publicly about having low testosterone is Robbie Williams, the singer formerly in Take That. Diagnosed with testosterone deficiency in his thirties, Williams initially sought treatment for depression, but was told by doctors that he had the testosterone levels of an 80-year-old.
The role of medicinal herbs in the management of COVID-19 infection has largely been ignored in the west. However, scientists in other countries have conducted a range of preliminary clinical trials, with mostly positive outcomes. More work is needed, but these promising developments should give encouragement that this neglected opportunity might provide credible options, instead of the controversial repurposing of conventional drugs. What follows is a brief review of some of the more promising lines of enquiry.
Are diet and lifestyle are effective tools for managing PCOS? You may be wondering: is there any proof? Well, here it is!
An Australian clinical study illuminates the the effectiveness of naturopathic medicine (including diet, lifestyle and herbal medicines) for relieving PCOS symptoms and increasing fertility.
Q&A with a Naturopathic Thyroid Specialist, Angela Hywood ND
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the front of your neck and sets your entire metabolic rate. Thus it controls your weight, whether you feel sluggish or energetic, mentally crisp or foggy, cheerful or blue, and is involved in managing everything from your cholesterol to your female hormones.
When your thyroid is not functioning well, you can feel dull, tired, constipated, gain weight, your skin & hair gets dry. Your hair can and even fall out. Your muscles and joints might ache, periods become irregular, you might have fertility problems, brain fog, sugar and carb cravings.
Ashwagandha is commonly used in ayurvedic medicine as a general tonic for natural healing, and it is associated with a variety of clinical health benefits like blood sugar reduction, reduced cortisol levels, and stress relief to name a few.
Angela discusses the origins of Ashwagandha as a medicinal plant and how she uses Ashwagandha in her own practice. As a nervous system tonic, Ashwagandha is often associated with supporting healthy sleep. Angela reminds the listeners, though, that every herb isn’t for everyone. Ashwagandha can work for some people to calm the nervous system and help with sleep.