Birth Control is major Hormone Replacement

Birth Control is major Hormone Replacement
If you take birth control pills, it’s important to understand how oral contraceptives can affect your hormone balancing, your liver, your thyroid, and your brain. This functional medicine viewpoint can help you make an informed decision about contraception, or give you insight into buffering potential consequences. Birth control pills flood the body with an unnatural amount of hormones that are also synthetic. This can imbalance the body in a number of

Star Trek’s Zoe Saldano Needs Hashimoto’s Help

Star Trek’s Zoe Saldano Needs Hashimoto’s Help
Star Trek’s Zoe Saldano recently revealed she has Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, a thyroid disease affecting millions of women that causes weight gain, fatigue, depression, cold hands and feet, brain fog, constipation, and many other symptoms. Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune thyroid disease. Autoimmunity is a condition in which the immune system attacks and destroys body tissue, in this case the thyroid gland. It is one of the most common autoimmune diseases,...

Are You Salting Your Way to Autoimmune Disease?

Are You Salting Your Way to Autoimmune Disease?
Those with high blood pressure and heart disease know to avoid salt, but researchers have learned salt comes with another risk  — too much alters immune cells in a way that promotes autoimmune disease. Examples of autoimmune disease include Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, lupus, and type 1 diabetes. Autoimmune disease rates have skyrocketed in recent years, affecting more people than heart disease and can

Low Testosterone, Iron Overload, and Brain Fog – Functional Medicine Testimonial

Low Testosterone, Iron Overload, and Brain Fog – Functional Medicine Testimonial
Many men are diagnosed with "Low T" and put on testosterone replacement.  The problem with this is that the majority of the time the true cause of the low T is deeper than just a lack of production.  Unfortunately, most doctors do not ask "Why is this happening?", but move right into hormone replacement.  This leaves many men dependent on testosterone for life while letting the underlying cause continue to spiral out of control. ...

Stop Pain and Brain Fog Naturally

Stop Pain and Brain Fog Naturally
If you have an autoimmune disease, chronic inflammation, or signs of brain inflammation (such as brain fog), you may have noticed it can be tough to tame the inflammation. This is because the body can get trapped in vicious cycles that feed the inflammation. Luckily, researchers have pinpointed what perpetuates these cycles and ways to stop them. They include targeting two immune messengers called “nitrous oxide” and “IL-17.” IL-17 and inflammati...