Tag: Functional health

Top Health and Fitness Trackers   Hello, it’s Coach Hunter here. I wanted to discuss the Success Team’s favorite health and fitness tracking gadgets. As a Bodybuilder and Board-certified Health Coach myself, health tracking is something I have spent a ton of time doing myself and researching for others, with my knowledge and the gained…
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Demystifying Minerals: A Quick Guide to Understanding Their Importance and Overcoming Antinutrient Hurdles

**Below is my attempt to give you this information in a fast-to-read way that hopefully creates further interest.** Minerals are crucial for our well-being as they support the proper functioning of our bones, muscles, heart, and brain by aiding in metabolic functions, enzymes, and hormones. However, the presence of antinutrients like lectins, oxalic acid, and…
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How Functional Health Coaching Is Different Than Healthcare Services

Green, Yellow, And Red Health Illustration When reviewing client cases, I review their Metabolic Stress Questionnaire (MSQ), lab work, and history. Many people come to us in yellow or red (from my image). Here is an excellent example relating it to the gut since this is pivotal in our overall health and well-being. “All disease…
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THE MICROBIOME-GUT-BRAIN AXIS & WHY YOU SHOULD TREAT YOUR GUT WELL.

THE MICROBIOME-GUT-BRAIN AXIS Emerging research shows that gut microbiota can influence mood, and stress is an essential variable in this relationship. WHY YOU SHOULD TREAT YOUR GUT WELL The gut-brain axis is the bidirectional communication between the gut and the central nervous system that plays an essential role in maintaining neural, hormonal, and immunological homeostasis.…
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Common Hormone Disrupters

Hormones don’t stay the same over years, months, weeks, or hours. They will always be in a constant ebb and flow, but what we put into our bodies and lifestyle choices will affect that natural balance of our hormones. The messages we give to our body will influence how well we can maintain hormone health…
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Weight Gain After Hormonal Birth Control

Weight gain when coming off hormonal birth control (HBC) pills, IUD, or any hormonal BC. Hormonal birth control (HBC) is a synthetic steroid hormone “Steroids?” Yes, hormonal HBC is the same as the “steroids” many are familiar with used in untested bodybuilding and sports. Although HBC levels are lower than many people on a steroid…
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The Missing Link To Estrogen-dominance… Gut Health.

Gut Health and Estrogen Excess. Estrogen Estrogen is the primary female hormone (also present in men in lower amounts). It is produced in the ovaries, adipose tissue (Fat), and adrenal glands. Estrogen is built on cholesterol, similar to all hormones, something to keep in mind when looking at hormones. Estrogen Metabolite Pathways Estradiol and estrone…
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Green, Yellow, And Red Health Illustration

Green, Yellow, And Red Health Illustration When reviewing client cases, I review their Metabolic Stress Questionnaire (MSQ), lab work, and history. Many people come to us in yellow or red (from my image).  Here is an excellent example relating it to the gut since this is pivotal in our overall health and well-being. “All disease…
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Why Fad diets don’t work

Why Fad diets don’t work, and how they actually are making us sick and fatter.   Too many “Fit” Influencers with alluring advertisements and immense followings sell “get fit quick” programs that put trainees on protocols that emphasize more training and less food.  Problem is: there is no such thing as a “get fit quick”…
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