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Detoxing to Flush Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals from Your Body Consider for a moment the number of chemicals found in everyday consumer products and how they might have a negative effect on your health. It’s time to look for detoxification treatment provider in Tampa, FL. Especially those chemicals that exceed your body’s ability to eliminate them on its own. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are chemical compounds found in many consumer products that mimic, block, or interfere with the hormones in the body’s endocrine system. These chemicals have been linked to many adverse health conditions, including congenital disabilities, tumors, reproductive issues, obesity, fatigue, cognitive impairment, and more. Of course, reducing one’s exposure to these chemicals is an important first step. However, because these chemicals are so pervasive, they can’t be avoided entirely, and even low levels of exposure can disrupt the endocrine system. We recommend a medically supervised detoxification twice a year to maintain […]

Are you looking for a Menopause Treatment in Tampa, FL? Here at BioDesign Wellness Center, we often hear from women of a certain age who say they’re having a difficult time thinking clearly, are affected by mood swings, and even experience what they refer to as short-term memory loss. Never having experienced any of this before and knowing these symptoms correlate with menopause, they’re interested in a diagnosis and treatment plan that helps them make sense of what’s occurring and returns them to the life they once enjoyed. One of the first things that come to mind, especially for women of that certain age, is menopause. That’s the time in a woman’s life during which she stops having monthly periods. This cessation of menstruation is primarily associated with changes to the female reproductive system. Unfortunately, as most women in their 40s and 50s and beyond will attest, symptoms of menopause

If you find yourself tossing and turning at night, getting only six hours or less of sleep instead of the normal eight or nine hours that your body needs, you may be suffering from magnesium deficiency & maybe consider a functional medicine in Tampa, FL. While we often think of magnesium as being an essential mineral that’s needed for normal bone development, it is also a cofactor in more than 300 enzyme systems that regulate biochemical reactions in the body. These include protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, and the regulation of blood pressure and glucose. For example, magnesium is required for energy production, oxidative phosphorylation (a process for harnessing energy), and glycolysis (a first step in the breakdown of glucose for the purpose of extracting energy for cellular metabolism). It is required to synthesize DNA, RNA, and glutathione — a powerful antioxidant. Magnesium also plays a role in the

It seems every month, there’s a new story surfacing about toxic mold in South Florida. Recently, a Pinellas County woman discovered black mold growing in the walls of her new home. Subsequently, she was told that her insurance company was in receivership, further complicating her ability to resolve the issue. At about the same time, tenants at Silver Oaks Apartments in Tampa’s 33610 zip code were preparing to sue management over the mold. We’ve posted extensively about the topic of toxic mold in South Florida. Why all the buzz? Two reasons — toxic mold is common in Florida, and it poses a serious health risk. Our tropical climate provides the perfect breeding grounds for mold, and some of these common molds that grow in homes and other water-damaged buildings can make you seriously ill. In fact, mold can be deadly. Fortunately, we can gain the upper hand over toxic molds

Did you know that poor vagal tone may be the root cause of your chronic health condition? Not sure what it means or refers to? In this post, we share everything you need to know about the vagus nerve and vagal tone. The vagus nerve, also known as the 10th cranial nerve or CN X, is a very long nerve that extends from the brain stem down through the neck and into the chest and abdomen. It provides a communication pathway between the brain and vital organs, including the heart, lungs, esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, kidneys, and spleen.  Your vagus nerve also serves as the control center of the parasympathetic nervous system, which regulates bodily functions when the body is in its rest-and-digest state (as opposed to its fight-or-flight response). You actually have two vagus nerves (left and right), but they’re commonly referred to collectively as “the vagus nerve.” The

Are you starting to think COVID-19 will never go away? Are you afraid that mask mandates, vaccines, and mandatory shutdowns will continue to plague us for the rest of our lives? For people with long-haul COVID, that feeling is far more personal and poignant. For these unfortunate, “never going away” means continuing to struggle with persistent and often debilitating symptoms for months after their immune systems have defeated the virus. A mild to moderate case of COVID-19 typically lasts about two weeks, maximum. Approximately 30 percent of people who get infected show no symptoms. In contrast, about 25–33 percent experience lingering health issues after they’ve recovered from the acute phase of the illness. In other words, they continue to experience symptoms even when the virus is no longer active — when they would test negative for the coronavirus. This syndrome has been described by many names, including:  Long-haul COVID-19 Post-acute