H. Pylori Infection – Thyroid & Gut Health

Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori) is an aggressive intestinal bacteria that is often treated with antibiotics. Antibiotics have many possible side effects and can cause damage to the liver which is definitely not a desirable tradeoff. Even with the use of antibiotics, H. Pylori is difficult to eradicate because it has a shape and coating that … Read more

Homocysteine and Poor Digestion – Thyroid & Gut Health

On a regular basis, I have the great pleasure and opportunity to perform lab tests and blood work on many patients which always gives (both my patients and myself) great insight into what is going on with their overall health. As I have been seeing trends, I thought that it would be really informative for … Read more

Type 2 Diabetes, High Triglycerides, and Insulin Resistance – Thyroid & Gut Health

Many of my patients come to me with Type 2 Diabetes and a history of high triglycerides.  Often, they are on cholesterol lowering medications such as statins. Interestingly enough, the FDA has made it mandatory for a warning to be placed on labels of cholesterol lowering medications.  The warning is in regards to the fact … Read more

Thyroid Health and Iron/Ferritin Levels – Thyroid & Gut Health

Proper thyroid gland function is critical for good health. The thyroid gland has many functions. One thing for certain is that without a proper functioning thyroid gland, catastrophic consequences are most certainly on the horizon. Thyroid Gland Functions Controls Metabolism (Internal energy production in the body) Regulates Breathing Makes Hormones (T4 and T3) Regulates Vital … Read more

The Vitamin D Myth – Thyroid & Gut Health

A disturbing trend is that the vast majority of the patients that I test have low levels of Vitamin D.  Most people know that Vitamin D is important for bone strength (osteoporosis prevention), and cancer prevention. What about the role Vitamin D plays as a key agent in bolstering your immune system function? I’ve written … Read more

Is my Urinary Tract Infection causing Dementia? – Thyroid & Gut Health

People come to me from all walks of life.  Some will ask me for healthcare advice when I’m out with my family.  I’ve had people come up to me in grocery stores, restaurants and even AutoZone searching for answers and trying to pick my mind without making an office visit. A friend told me how … Read more

Is Fish Oil Important? – Thyroid & Gut Health

Many people take fish oil.  Some like it and some don’t.  Some people have “burping”, “burp up”, or “burp back” with certain fish oils. Some people use fish oil as a natural approach for lowering cholesterol.  Others will use it for joint health and prevention of cardiovascular disease. A particular focus of my practice is … Read more

Chronic Fatigue: “I’m too Tired to be Tired” – Thyroid & Gut Health

I work with a lot of patients who list fatigue as one of their chief complaints.  It happens so often that I decided it is time to write an article about not just fatigue but chronic fatigue. So many of my patients talk about how they have energy for the first time in years after … Read more

Can Dairy cause Respiratory Problems? – Thyroid & Gut Health

Milk and cheese are things that many of us love dearly.  I LOVE milk.  I admit it!  I will drink milk occasionally because it tastes so good. The “Got Milk” campaign was a genius piece of marketing.  It really made everyone think and believe that milk is good for you and that we get all … Read more