Anita Kemp Ph.D. Blog

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Thyroid and Mood

This little organ – the thyroid- does amazing things for the body and needs to be in balance for your physical and mental health. If you have symptoms of stress, insomnia, feel overwhelmed, have trouble losing weight, feels depressed or anxious, take a look at this wonderful book – ADRENAL THYROID REVOLUTION by Aviva Romm MD.

Her focus is on hypothyroid and adrenal fatigue. Imbalances occur through chronic stress, toxins, infections, food triggers and problems with the gut. The  solution is to work on all the relevant areas. Stress management is central and here is where yoga and meditation can be a tremendous help. Other areas need to be assessed by  WHOLISTIC DOCTOR.  These come under various names like integrative medicine doctor, functional medicine doctor or naturopathic doctor. Visit websites for American Board of Integrative Medicine, Institute of Functional Medicine.


March 26, 2017 Posted by | Emotional Well Being, health, weight management | , , | Leave a comment

Healthy Diet for the New Year

Sometimes it takes a mini-crisis to get us back on track. Some different sensations in my heart was the trigger to examine my diet and recalibrate. No medical issue was found but I renewed my understanding of Dean Ornish’s diet and life plans for health. You may remember the Dean Ornish MD has a demonstrated track record of reversing heart disease through diet, exercise and meditation. Why wait until you develop problems? His plan for staying healthy is a lot easier to accomplish than the reversal one. Besides cardiovascular health, weight loss is almost guaranteed.  The Spectrum gives his plan and recipes along with some of the research. An earlier book Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease discusses research and focuses on the cardiovascular issues. It is well worth reading. The results of his program are amazing. After one year, 82% who made the lifestyle changes demonstrated measurable reversal of coronary artery blockages. Some reversal started in as little as one month. His approach leads to weight loss, lower blood pressure, prevents and reverses Type 2 diabetes, and likely lowers reist of prostate and breast cancer along with the cardiovascular benefits. Check it out now!

January 15, 2012 Posted by | weight management | , | Leave a comment