Adrenal Fatigue: How Stress May Be Affecting Your Health

Mar 21, 2019

Adrenal fatigue is a common health problem that is often overlooked or misdiagnosed. One of the biggest contributing factors in adrenal fatigue is stress—something we all tend to have in abundance in our lives. Interestingly, some people get so used to living with stress that they don’t even realize how much of a toll it’s taking on their bodies. Weight gain, diabetes, depression, and high blood pressure are just a few of the physical problems that can result from this potentially debilitating illness.

The adrenal glands are part of the endocrine system and are anatomically located on the superior aspect of the kidneys. The adrenals produce a variety of hormones that are responsible for handling stress. Cortisol is released for the purpose of coping with long-term stresses such as chronic allergies or infection, insomnia, poor diet, repeated stresses, overexertion, fear, lack of or excess of exercise, and helping the body process...

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Try this great protein booster mix

Mar 01, 2019

 Try this great Protein Booster mix for a meal, snack, or dessert!

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Video transcript:

Hi! I'm Dr. Tina Marcantel and today I want to talk to you about a delicious protein booster.

These are our ingredients. It's very simple: you just measure out, you mix it together, and you enjoy it.

Right here we have yogurt, and I have chosen Fage yogurt because it's very creamy and it's delicious. I measure out 8 ounces of the yogurt.

Then we have the peanut powder. I use the Jif, you can use other peanut powders, but the reason I like the Jif is because it only has 1 sugar per serving. I use 2 tablespoons of this peanut powder.

I also use about 6 ounces of fruit. I'm going to put apples because I like the crunchy texture in my yogurt, and I'm going to put pineapple, because pineapple has a lot of vitamin C, it has bromelain, which is a very good anti-inflammatory, and it's very sweet, it's a natural sweetener.

We also have...

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Try This Great Pasta Alternative!

Feb 19, 2019

Are you a pasta lover but you avoid it to stay away from the high carbohydrates?

I've just discovered a great substitute that will make your next Italian meal taste like the real deal, but without the empty calories and carbs from processed grains that we associate with most pastas!

Explore Cuisine makes a line of pasta alternatives made from beans that has the flavor and consistency of grain pastas, but with high protein and fiber contents that makes it not just good, but good for you!

So far I've found Organic Edamame Spaghetti, Organic Chickpea Fusilli, Organic Black Bean Spaghetti, and Organic Red Lentil Penne, and I think they're great.

The high fiber content offsets the carbohydrates and provides a satisfying, healthy meal. Just pick your favorite bean and enjoy!

Explore Cuisine products can be found at many grocery stores–here in the Phoenix area it's available at Fry's (Kroger) supermarkets, Sprouts, and others.

Ready to give it a try? Here's one of my...

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The Door's Open–Will You Fly Free?

Feb 05, 2019

Sometimes in that early morning time between sleep and awakening I get my clearest flashes of insight. Maybe that’s when my egoic mind is least likely to get in the way of Divine inspiration.

The other morning I awoke to a vision of a bird cage with the door of the cage open. As I reflected on the image, I realized that the cage represented the limitations on how we live our lives.

The bars of the cage represent our perceptions of what other people think of us. We’re often bound by the opinions of others–what we perceive as their judgments or criticisms of us. We live in fear of disappointing people or of being misunderstood. And as long as we focus on what others think of us, it keeps us in that cage of limitations.

What gives the bars of the cage strength is our own feelings of low self-esteem and unworthiness. We don’t trust in our own abilities and we look to others to validate us and our choices.

In fact, we come to identify who we truly are with...

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Conditions That Affect Weight Loss

Jan 30, 2019

Doing everything "right" but still having trouble losing weight? Here's a quick overview of some conditions that can interfere with weight loss.

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Video transcript:

Hi! I'm Dr Tina Marcantel.

In my years of clinical experience I've had quite a number of people who are eating well and they're exercising and they can't seem to lose or maintain their weight.

Well, this led me to explore conditions that may interfere with our weight loss. Let me give you a quick overview of some of those conditions.

Hypothyroidism is an under active thyroid. It slows our metabolism and thus causes weight gain. We can do a simple blood thyroid testing for this to confirm it.

Also, estrogen dominance. Estrogen hormones in meat and xenoestrogens
in our environment, such as plastics, cause too much estrogen build up and it causes that estrogen to be high in ratio to progesterone, thus causing inflammation and fluid retention. We can...

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try this healthful, delicious banana-chocolate shake

Jan 22, 2019

 Try this healthful banana-chocolate shake for a cool treat!

Like this recipe? Check out Dr. Marcantel's Weight Loss Program for a complete roadmap to losing weight and keeping it off while eating delicious, healthful, satisfying meals!

Video transcript:

Hi! I'm Dr. Tina Marcantel and I have a great recipe for you today for a banana chocolate shake.

Let's talk about the ingredients first:

*3/4 cups cold water
*6 oz. of frozen bananas (that usually equals 1 1/2 to 2 bananas)
*one tbsp of unsweetened cocoa
*a few drops of stevia

Blend and enjoy!

Okay, here's how simple it is: we put our 3/4 cup of cold water in here, we put our 6 oz of frozen bananas. I'm going to put a few drops of stevia. You can use plain stevia or chocolate--either one of them is going to be really good. Put that in there with one tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa. Let's blend that up, quick and easy.

And here we go. Look at that consistency. Perfect! Delicious.

Now, what I do sometimes is, if I want a little bit...

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Factors That Can Cause Weight Fluctuations

Jan 16, 2019

Many factors can cause weight fluctuations. Don't get hung up on the scale when you're on a weight loss program!

Looking for a great, affordable easy-to-follow meal plan? Check out my weight loss program here: Dr. Marcantel's Weight Loss Program.

Video transcript:

Hi, I'm Dr. Tina Marcantel.

As we begin the new year, many of us are starting on weight loss programs. I'd like to offer a couple of tips that might help you along the way.

There can be many factors that cause our weight to fluctuate. When we're in stress we release cortisol hormones. It's a fat-storing hormone and it can cause weight gain.

Another one is temperatures can cause fluctuations in our weight. For instance, in the summer it's hot and we retain fluid. Also, salt–too much salt can equal fluid retention.

And yet another factor that can cause fluctuations in our weight is hormones. Hormones can fluctuate the weight, such as with estrogen dominance or a thyroid condition.

So, a recommendation that I have is...

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Should I Start a New Exercise Program When Losing Weight?

Jan 10, 2019

Starting a new, rigorous exercise program can actually sabotage your weight loss goals! In this video, I explain why.

Looking for a doctor-designed, easy-to-follow meal plan for weight loss and healthy eating? You might want to check out my new video course: Dr Marcantel's Weight Loss Program. It's designed to give you all you need to get started on a lifetime path of weight control, better overall health, and more energy!

Video transcript:

Hi Everybody! Happy New Year!

I'm Dr Tina Marcantel and I have a few tips for you for a happy YOU year.

If you're starting a weight loss program, don't sabotage your intentions by increasing your exercise with it.

There's reason for this. The biochemistry is that when we decrease weight and that when we're increasing our exercise it can be a stress on the body and the stress hormone released is cortisol.

Cortisol is a fat-storing hormone.

I've had quite a number of clinical examples where people come in and they say, "Dr Marcantel, I'm...

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Make Room for Spiritual Downloads

Dec 27, 2018

As we close out 2018 and look ahead to the new year, many of us are lining up our resolutions, setting goals, and making plans.

That's all great, BUT I've found that for me overthinking things can lead to worry and fear and overwhelm. 

Planning is necessary if we're going to lead an intentional life, but it's also easy to get into the mind trap of "What if?" What if I make the wrong decisions? What if things don't go according to plan?

One day as I was thinking ahead about changes that were coming in my life, I became aware of certain thoughts that were causing fear. I knew that I needed to spend some quiet time alone so I could release those worries and allow peace to come back into my soul.

As I sat quietly in my back yard and let the “mind chatter” subside, I received a comforting inspiration: we are all equipped with a GPS system! We are Guided, Protected, Provided for, and Supported by Divine order.

With that idea came the knowledge that everything was...

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Sampling from my new Children of the Chakras course

Dec 19, 2018

This clip from the first lesson of my new course, Children of the Chakras: A Return to Health and Self Love, explains what's covered in each of the seven lessons.

Click on this link for more info on the course: Children of the Chakras.

Get an additional $10 off the introductory price of $29 when you use the coupon code CHAKRAS on the check out page! This coupon code EXPIRES 12/21/18.

Video transcript:

In each lesson we'll introduce the spiritual truth of the chakra we're exploring.

Next we'll talk about the color that's associated with and supports healing energy with that chakra.

We'll then talk about the thoughts and emotions we may experience concerning the spiritual truth and how they relate to having an open chakra – one where energy is flowing freely – or a closed chakra – one where energy is stuck and not flowing.

We'll talk about the location of each of the chakras in the body and the physical body parts that are within...

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