Are Antacids Safe? – Thyroid & Gut Health

What a loaded question.  When it comes to medications, antacids are generally considered a safe medication.  They most certainly can help give relief to many who suffer from heartburn, indigestion, acid reflux, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, aka: “GERD”.

But, what about overall health?  How do antacids effect the body long term and what health conditions can they cause?

I think that many people don’t realize the risks associated with antacids.  Since antacids give most people relief from their burning or pain, some think that it’s an easy fix and that since they don’t have the symptoms any longer that everything is all good.  

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Could an Infection cause Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue? – Thyroid & Gut Health

Fibromyalgia patients ALL complain of one common symptom:  Chronic Fatigue.  It makes sense when you really understand some of the most common underlying causes of fibromyalgia.

In this article, I will discuss fibromyalgia and the debilitating effects of lost quality of life due to the tremendous amounts of fatigue associated with “fibro”.  Fatigue is so common with fibromyalgia that the way it makes people feel is often called “Fibro Fog”.

It is sad that a condition has become so pervasive in society that when the term “fibro fog” is mentioned, most people know what it is whether they have fibromyalgia or not. 

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Why Does Anemia Cause Fatigue? – Thyroid & Gut Health

Most of my new patients have a common symptom called fatigue or chronic fatigue. They talk about how they don’t have energy to do much of anything. They explain how they get short of breath with just a little physical activity.

They also tell me how they have brain fog or lack of mental clarity and acuity. I help patients who have all kinds of different health problems. It’s a lot of fun for me because I get to help people be healthy and happy again.

Many of the conditions I treat have fatigue in common. This is for various reasons which are too many to list in one article. In this article, I’m going to talk about anemia and why it causes fatigue.

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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