Hypothyroidism and Selenium Deficiency – Thyroid & Gut Health

I’ve written a lot of articles about thyroid health. Many of my patients have gut health problems but a significant number of those also have autoimmune thyroiditis such as Hashimoto’s disease or Grave’s disease. The most common form of hypothyroidism is autoimmune disease in the form Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.  Most people with Hashimoto’s are women.  Thyroid … Read more

Is Good Digestion Dependent on Cholesterol? – Thyroid & Gut Health

Statin drugs are the most prescribed medication for high cholesterol and triglycerides. Cholesterol lowering medications will lower cholesterol but one of the most common side effects of statins is muscle and joint aches/pains. That is because statins can cause a potentially serious condition called rhabdomyolysis (a breakdown of muscle tissue). How does Digestion Work? Digestion … Read more