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Author: Dr. Shivani Amin

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You’ve got symptoms, she's got answers. On the Beyond Symptoms podcast Dr. Shivani Amin, MD shares the root causes and more importantly possible solutions for things such as hair loss (for women!), weight gain, anxiety, brain fog, food sensitivities, dry skin, wrinkles and more.

Dr. Shivani combines the power of functional medicine and herbal medicine to create lasting well-being, she began to specialize in functional medicine as a means to help her patients live more efficient lives without the debilitating side effects of pharmaceutical medications.

Growing up in the United States in a traditional Indian family, Dr. Shivani was deeply inspired by the wisdom of her ancestors' ancient healing methods and successfully integrates these practices with modern Western medicine.
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Despite leading a healthy lifestyle, many women feel exhausted daily due to emotional, physical, and mental fatigue caused by prolonged stress and exacerbated by gut health issues. Today, we’ll explore the gut-brain axis and how stress can disrupt gut bacteria, leading to imbalances that cause leaky gut and inflammation. This lowers energy levels, mood, and productivity - vital signs of burnout. Listen to the full episode to learn how to maintain a healthy gut for overall mental and physical well-being. In this episode, you'll learn:- How gut health affects energy levels- The impact of gut microbiome imbalance- Research insights on gut health’s effect on burnout - How to maintain a healthy gutGet in Touch with Me: ⬇️🌐  Website: https://drshivaniamin.com/  📷 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drshivaniamin/  👤  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drshivaniamin/  🔗 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-shivani-amin-0b20a1107    ▶️  YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/@Drshivaniamin   ♪  TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@drshivaniamin 
Are you among the 2.5 million Americans struggling with daily fatigue despite normal blood work results? You're not alone, and there may be hidden factors affecting your energy levels.Today's discussion will focus on the five most common root causes of chronic fatigue, and you'll learn practical steps for managing these factors.If you're dealing with unending fatigue or simply want to optimize your energy levels, this episode is for you!In this episode, you'll learn:- What is normal blood work?- The impact of hidden inflammation and environmental toxins- Diet and lifestyle changes to reduce inflammation- The effect of stress on energy levels- Nutrient deficiencies and how they affect energy production- The link between mitochondrial dysfunction and energy levels- Hormonal imbalances in women and chronic fatigueGet in Touch with Me: ⬇️🌐  Website: https://drshivaniamin.com/  📷 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drshivaniamin/  👤  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drshivaniamin/  🔗 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-shivani-amin-0b20a1107    ▶️  YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/@Drshivaniamin   ♪  TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@drshivaniamin 
Do you often wake up feeling rushed, stressed, or overwhelmed by the day ahead? This reactive start, coupled with poor sleep, immediate engagement with digital devices, and poor planning, not only decreases productivity but also increases stress, leaving you feeling drained and unprepared for the day.Your body responds by releasing stress hormones such as cortisol. These hormones affect your mood, energy levels, and long-term health, leading to cognitive decline, increased blood pressure, a weakened immune system, and potential burnout. The great news is that by incorporating the right morning rituals, you can reverse this pattern and set a positive tone for the day, thereby enhancing your health and productivity. Tune in for the full list of morning rituals and their health benefits, especially for women who are much more likely to suffer from mood disorders, such as depression.In this episode, you'll learn:- The effects of starting your morning reactively- The benefits of morning sunlight exposure- The health advantages of meditation- The importance of movement or exercise- The necessity of proper hydration with minerals- The benefits of a protein-rich breakfastGet in Touch with Me: ⬇️🌐  Website: https://drshivaniamin.com/  📷 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drshivaniamin/  👤  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drshivaniamin/  🔗 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-shivani-amin-0b20a1107    ▶️  YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/@Drshivaniamin   ♪  TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@drshivaniamin
Magnesium is responsible for over 3,000 chemical and enzymatic reactions in the body, including energy production, muscle relaxation, and metabolic health. However, about 80% of people are deficient in magnesium and unaware of the consequences.In this week’s episode, we’ll discuss the causes of magnesium deficiency and highlight various associated symptoms. We’ll also explore different forms of magnesium supplements, their specific health benefits, and their recommended uses to help you choose the right type for your health needs. It is important to get accurate magnesium testing and seek professional guidance for supplementation. Tune in to learn the signs of magnesium deficiency and the best foods and supplements to optimize your magnesium levels after testing. In this episode, you'll learn:- What is the magnesium's role in the body- The causes of magnesium depletion- The food sources of magnesium- Different forms of magnesium supplements and their benefits- How to choose the right form of magnesium supplementsGet in Touch with Me: ⬇️🌐 Website: https://drshivaniamin.com/ 📷 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drshivaniamin/ 👤 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drshivaniamin/ 🔗 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-shivani-amin-0b20a1107 ▶️ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@Drshivaniamin ♪ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@drshivaniamin
Do you feel constantly overwhelmed, always on the edge, or have trouble unwinding after a long day? Well, these could be symptoms of high cortisol levels.Cortisol is part of your fight-or-flight activity response to a stressful or dangerous situation. It provides a burst of energy and alertness to help you get out of a dangerous situation. Despite its critical role in the body, cortisol is a problem when you are chronically stressed. High cortisol levels stay in your system, causing physical and mental symptoms.Today, we will explore cortisol’s role in the body, the symptoms and causes of high cortisol levels, methods for detecting elevated levels, and several strategies for reducing cortisol.High cortisol levels resulting from chronic stress can take a toll on your health and well-being. Tune in to this episode to learn how to recognize the signs and bring your cortisol levels back into balance.In this episode:- What is cortisol?- Symptoms of high cortisol- What causes elevated cortisol for a long period?- Methods of testing for high cortisol- Ways to reduce cortisol levels and manage stress- Real-life example of effective stress management Get in Touch with Me: ⬇️🌐 Website: https://drshivaniamin.com/ 📷 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drshivaniamin/ 👤 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drshivaniamin/ 🔗 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-shivani-amin-0b20a1107 ▶️ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@Drshivaniamin ♪ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@drshivaniamin
About 40% of women experience visible hair loss before the age of 40, which affects their emotional well-being and quality of life. The good news is that hair loss is reversible!Today, we explore the impact of mineral levels and hormones on hair and scalp health. We will talk about essential micronutrients, their sources, and their roles in promoting healthy hair growth. We’ll also explore the hormonal impacts of thyroid hormone, estrogen, progesterone, and cortisol on hair health.You’ll discover the promising field of exosome therapy for hair regeneration and how a holistic approach combining proper nutrient intake and hormonal balance can lead to healthier hair growth.If you are struggling with hair loss or approaching 40 and are afraid of losing your hair, tune in to learn how to reverse hair loss and maintain healthy hair naturally.In this episode, you'll learn:- Magnesium and its role in healthy hair growth- Essential vitamins for hair health: Vitamins A, B, C, and E- The role of various micronutrients in hair health and growth- Which hormones cause hair loss in women?- The benefits of exosomes in hair regrowth - Why a holistic approach to hair health is criticalGet in Touch with Me: ⬇️🌐  Website: https://drshivaniamin.com/  📷 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drshivaniamin/  👤  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drshivaniamin/  🔗 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-shivani-amin-0b20a1107    ▶️  YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/@Drshivaniamin   ♪  TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@drshivaniamin 
You’ve got symptoms, she's got answers!On the Beyond Symptoms podcast Dr. Shivani Amin, MD shares the root causes and more importantly possible solutions for things such as hair loss (for women!), weight gain, anxiety, brain fog, food sensitivities, dry skin, wrinkles and more.Dr. Shivani combines the power of functional medicine and herbal medicine to create lasting well-being, she began to specialize in functional medicine as a means to help her patients live more efficient lives without the debilitating side effects of pharmaceutical medications.Growing up in the United States in a traditional Indian family, Dr. Shivani was deeply inspired by the wisdom of her ancestors' ancient healing methods and successfully integrates these practices with modern Western medicine.
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