The Unconventional Dietitian Blog

Personal stories and tips about food, health and wellness.
The Role of Food in Estrogen Dominance

The Role of Food in Estrogen Dominance

Estrogen is usually only associated with women, but estrogen is present in both women and men – just in different quantities. In women, the ovaries are the main producer of estrogen during the reproductive years. After menopause estrogen is produced by the adrenal...

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How the Thyroid & Insulin Work Together

How the Thyroid & Insulin Work Together

Your body has a symphony of hormones that work together to keep you sane and functioning at your best. This post will focus on how the thyroid and insulin levels work together to keep the melody of your hormones rockin'. A tiny butter-fly shaped gland in your neck has...

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The Relationship Between Melatonin and Insulin

The Relationship Between Melatonin and Insulin

Hormones are responsible for regulating your body and all its various functions  – metabolism, sleep, growth, and reproduction, to name a few. No single hormone works in isolation. Your hormones interact with each other to regulate your internal environment and...

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The Way Cortisol Impacts Insulin

The Way Cortisol Impacts Insulin

“Stressed” is “desserts” spelled backwards. The astonishing irony is not lost here. Work, finances, health, relationships, are just a few of the many stressors that tend to pile up on our already full plates. As counterintuitive as it may sound, stress is an essential...

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Insulin’s Affect on Hormones

Insulin’s Affect on Hormones

Hormones are unique chemical messengers created by glands within the endocrine or hormonal system. When in proper balance, all the hormones in your body participate in a carefully orchestrated dance. When in sync, this dance is responsible for regulating hunger,...

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Balancing Blood Sugar and Insulin Resistance

Balancing Blood Sugar and Insulin Resistance

While we are all familiar with blood sugar and insulin resistance being a part of diabetes, but they can also play a role in health far before diabetes develops. It usually starts with insulin resistance, then blood sugars start to increase. It looks like this. When...

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