Leaky Gut Syndrome and Inflammation – Thyroid & Gut Health

Did you know that 7 of 10 of the top killers in the U.S. are chronic diseases that are created by inflammation: Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) Strokes Lower Respiratory Infections Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Trachea, Bronchus, and Lung Cancer Diabetes Mellitus (Type 2 Diabetes) Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementias Every one of these has inflammation … Read more

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

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 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

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