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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Is Low Vitamin D Genetic Related? – Thyroid & Gut Health

I recently wrote a great article about The Vitamin D Myth.  Maintaining proper vitamin D is important for overall health. Vitamin D helps with calcium absorption for keeping your bones strong and preventing osteoporosis but it also helps with supporting a healthy immune system and many other important bodily functions. I want to share some … Read more

Yoga and Digestion – Thyroid & Gut Health

As I consult with patients, I work on stress reduction and relaxation techniques.  I also give specific recommendations on intake of digestible and absorbable proteins so that the body can maintain, heal, and repair. Every patient is different and I spend hours (behind the scenes) reviewing case history reports, laboratory tests and formulating (or modifying) … Read more

Alzheimer’s Disease – The Gut Connection (Part 2) – Thyroid & Gut Health

In Alzheimer’s Disease – The Gut Connection (Part 1), we discussed the importance of making better decisions and how life decisions could help prevent cognitive decline. We also learned how inflammation could possibly lead to the degenerative processes that occur with Alzheimer’s Disease.  Enjoy reading (Part 2) to learn more… Alzheimer’s Disease – The Gut … Read more

Alzheimer’s Disease – The Gut Connection (Part 1) – Thyroid & Gut Health

Alzheimer’s disease is a debilitating deterioration and cognitive decline process that is causing incredible amounts of grief for all involved with a family member or loved one suffering from this horrific condition. I don’t know a single person who would embraces and looks forward to the thought of cognitive decline as we age.  We all … 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

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