Author: Karen Jensen

Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance – Unlocking the Puzzle

Sometimes coming up with a diagnosis or a treatment plan for a patient is like working a complicated puzzle – the broad outlines come together easily, but getting to the details that complete the picture can be tricky. In my books on women’s health I provide a tool to help women see more clearly what’s going on with their hormone health by looking at symptoms. And now I’m sharing this tool with you. By reviewing the symptoms listed below, you can zero in on which organs or conditions could be contributing to the health-related problems you’re experiencing. It’s easy...

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How the Heart, Brain, and Gut Influence Mental Health

An instinct. A sixth sense, we sometimes say. A gut feeling. Sometimes when we have a decision to make we feel almost overtaken by a recognition of what we should do… or shouldn’t. When reasoning fails, words escape us and yet the instinct persists, we’re often smart to “go with [our] gut” and do what, deep inside, we feel is best. Then there are times when we act on the desires of our heart, with little regard to rational thought. Especially in love, or in sudden decisions to make  a big life change, we say we  “listen to [our]...

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Stress and Your Adrenal Health

Scientists know that stress is a serious problem. Research conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that up to 90% of all illness and disease is stress related. While once you may have assumed that “stress” is defined by the length of your daily to-do list, you now know that’s only part of the story. Stress is anything that causes the body to overwork in order to perform its many functions. Long-term stressors including a diet filled with excessive fat, empty calories, and yes, sugar, can cause obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, heart disease, and mood disorders....

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How Sugar Affects Your Health

When life is good or people are appreciated, we humans use language that relates to something sweet. And when the opposite is true, well, Mary Poppins said it best: “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.” We addictively turn to sugar when our “medicine” is a hard task, a big disappointment, or just a long, rough day. I guess you could say that when the going gets tough, the tough get going… to the freezer for ice cream!

Ah, but if only sugar’s story was
that sweet.

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