Are Parasites to Blame for Your Thyroid Problems?

One of my favorite things about functional medicine is that I get to be a detective in order to help my patients. A diagnosis isn’t enough– we need to find the root cause of chronic ailments like thyroid disorders. So when I get a new patient with hypothyroidism, I start by identifying the underlying factors that are causing my patient’s …

Your Salad Dressing Could Help You Combat Diabetes

Olive oil is a popular condiment that serves many purposes, but it’s more than just a great salad dressing. Extra virgin olive oil is chock-full of a monounsaturated fatty acid called oleic acid, which has undeniable health benefits. That being said, anyone can benefit from adding olive oil to their diets, but type 2 diabetics, who have an increased risk …

The New Thyroid Autoimmunity

Understanding your thyroid disorder is crucial if you’re planning on restoring your health. That being said, here’s some vital information that might help you address your low thyroid function: Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is responsible for over 90% of underactive thyroid cases. While not completely common knowledge, what goes even more unnoticed is the fact that 30% of individuals with Hashimoto’s have …

No Guts; No Glory

In the world of medical science, it seems as though researchers from different schools of thought find it hard to agree with one another. But when it comes to gut health, the consensus is pretty clear: the microbes in our guts are vital to our overall health. The microbiome is a colony of microbes that inhabit your digestive tract; although, …

The Top 3 Biggest Mistakes Hashimoto’s Sufferers Make

Living with Hashimoto’s and low thyroid can make every day feel like an uphill battle. Exhaustion, weight gain, pain, and poor sleep are just some of the symptoms that make it harder to enjoy life. Having Hashimoto’s means that your immune system is on overdrive and your metabolism is taking the hit. When you’re in the depths of low thyroid …

The 6 Superfoods Every Diabetic Should Be Dishing Up

You would be hard-pressed to find a health or medical expert that did not agree: Good nutrition is a foundation for optimal health and disease prevention. But if you are diabetic, choosing the right food is even more important. Your body is not only managing everyday pressures like stress, pollution, metabolism, and restoration, it is always in a heightened state …

5 Foundations for Reversing Diabetes That Go Beyond Diet

Nutrition is paramount to reversing type 2 diabetes. However, nutrition alone cannot heal your body and reverse your disease. Each one of the areas below makes significant contributions to your overall health. Our bodies are pretty resilient, but at the end of the day, they require basic care and maintenance in order to function properly. After diet, sleep is one …

90% of Low-Thyroid Sufferers May Have This Condition

More than likely, if you have been diagnosed with symptoms of low thyroid, chances are the real cause of your thyroid problem has gone undiagnosed. The fact of the matter is that the leading cause of low thyroid function is surprisingly not a faulty thyroid, but rather an autoimmune condition known as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT) is the most …

Thyroid Hormone Therapy Brings Benefits and Potential Risks for Pregnant Women.

The usual protocol for pregnant women with an underactive thyroid is to treat the condition with synthetic thyroid hormone therapy. Treating an underactive thyroid during pregnancy with hormone treatment can lower the risks of pregnancy complications such as pregnancy loss, placental abruption, premature rupture of membranes, and neonatal death. But is the treatment itself creating its own set of risks? …

Delaying Diabetes Treatment Could Cause Irreversible Damage

Two years! Northwestern’s Dr. Amisha Wallia explained to CBS 2 Chicago that in just a two year span, patients with untreated diabetes have increased infections and acute blurred vision, that will only worsen and cause severe damage if treatment is not sought. Every year, millions of americans are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and most are shocked to find …