The Top 3 Minerals that Can Boost or Break Your Thyroid

One thing I love about functional medicine is how it empowers my patients to take a role in their healing process. Take nutrition, for instance. While conventional providers tend to place very little (if any) importance on nutrition, the truth is that when it comes to healing your body– especially your thyroid– nutrients are one of your primary defenses. Some …

Conventional Care Finally Catches on: Personalized Care is Best

As functional medicine practitioners, we’ve been saying it for years: When it comes to effective treatment, personalized care is a must. A new study found that your genetic changes may play a huge role in leaving you susceptible to high blood sugar. While this isn’t surprising to me, I would also add that genetics, while a primary factor in high …

Want New Brain Cells? Then Lace up Your Sneakers

A brand-new study conducted by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital confirms what we already know: Exercise is good for your brain. However, the groundbreaking discovery is that exercise can grow new brain cells, even in those with signs of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s. This is how they figured it out. First, researchers induced Alzheimer’s disease in mice (this is important, …

This Amazing Herb Works Wonders for Low Thyroid Sufferers

Low thyroid function can make you feel like you’re dragging through your days. But aside from the common symptoms of fatigue, weight gain, cold intolerance, and depression, dangerous imbalances may be brewing under the surface. Most people are not aware that having low thyroid significantly increases their risk for metabolic disorders like diabetes and cardiovascular disease. In fact, those with …

Stress: The Brain Killer

One of the most important functions of your body is its ability to respond to and deal with stress. There are two types of stress: acute and chronic. Acute stress comes and goes quickly, and your body pumps out adrenaline and cortisol to respond to the shift. When cortisol and adrenaline are released These two hormones suppress bodily symptoms that …

Top 5 Supplements to Reduce Thyroid Inflammation and Balance Immune Function

Over 90% of those battling low thyroid are facing an imbalanced immune system and chronic inflammation. While supplementation alone cannot fully heal a person suffering from low thyroid, it can be an extremely helpful addition to thyroid therapies! The following 5 supplements are effective for reducing thyroid inflammation and balancing immune function! Nutrition is paramount to balancing inflammatory and anti-inflammatory …

The Top 7 Signs Your Blood Sugar Is Out of Control

The scary truth is that countless people are unknowingly living with high blood sugar. The fact is that type 2 diabetes has hit epidemic levels, affecting more than 30 million Americans (almost 10% of the population), and 25% of those people are living with it unknowingly. Experts estimate that those numbers will soar, leaving 54% of the population with diabetes …

Five Healing Practices That Go Beyond Diet

Nutrition is obviously important to reversing type 2 diabetes, but nutrition alone will not be enough to urge your body to heal itself and reverse the disease. Below are five healing practices that go beyond nutrition and have significant impacts on your health. Beyond diet, sleep is one of the most important functions required in health preservation. While you sleep, …

These Top 3 Risk Factors May Indicate Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT) is an autoimmune disease that attributes to most cases of low-thyroid symptoms in the US. Many different factors cause multifactorial autoimmune diseases like HT. Even though there is no one source responsible for perpetuating these diseases, there are certain factors that are common among those suffering from autoimmunity: You may have been born with a unique DNA …