Hypothyroidism – low thyroid function is much more common than you may think.

Your thyroid gland controls your metabolism – essentially, how fast and efficiently your body burns its fuel; and if you have low thyroid function, you may experience any or all of the following symptoms: fatigue lethargy weight gain constipation dry skin thinning at the outer edges of your eyebrows (Queen Anne’s Sign) depression or mental fogginess hair

Water – The Truly Amazing and Wondrous Miracle Supplement (& the benefits of drinking it)

*Caution** If you have heart problems, high blood pressure, kidney problems, or any other condition that could be negatively affected by your hydration levels, make sure you talk to your physician before making any dramatic changes to your water intake. And as with anything, if you make changes in your water intake and feel worse, go back

Got the Winter Blahs?

So it’s the middle of winter (or April in Seattle), you’ve got the winter blahs, and it feels like the sun will never shine again. Besides buying a straightjacket or a ticket to Mexico, what else can be done to preserve (or recapture) your sanity? Therapeutic light boxes are available for purchase online (check out