Are LED Lights Causing Your Disease?

Are LED Lights Causing Your Disease?
Have you noticed how shockingly bright streetlights are these days? Although they’re great for night time visibility, the newer LED streetlights tamper with the body’s internal clock, skewing metabolic function and raising disease risk. The effect of blue-rich white light at night on human health is so significant that the American Medical Association (AMA) issued a policy statement about street lighting. It warns LED street lights are five times

Do you wake at 3am and crash at 3pm?

Do you wake at 3am and crash at 3pm?
Are you often wide awake around 3 or 4 a.m., your mind racing with anxiety, but then collapsing into a near coma in the late afternoon? This maddening cycle of waking up and falling asleep at inconvenient hours is often relieved by managing low blood sugar. Why you’re wide awake at 3 or 4 a.m. Although sleep is a time for the body to rest, your brain is still busy working on repair and regeneration, transforming the day’s impressions into lasting mem

Concussion + Hashimoto’s = 3x the Suicide Risk

Concussion + Hashimoto’s = 3x the Suicide Risk
Did you know just one concussion can triple the long-term risk of suicide in otherwise healthy people. For people who already struggle with brain-based issues due to Hashimoto’s, concussions need to be taken very seriously. Concussions increase suicide risk in ordinary people Although brain-injured football players have been receiving all the attention lately, the typical concussion patient is a middle-aged adult. Most concussions happen during traff

8 Ways Nature Improves Body and Brain

8 Ways Nature Improves Body and Brain
Have you ever wondered why a walk in the woods makes you feel so good? While that Zen feeling is partly about “getting away from it all,” studies show time in nature is also powerfully therapeutic for the body and brain. More than half of the world's population lives in an urban setting, and by 2050 that number will increase to a whopping 70 percent. Urbanization disconnects us from nature with measurable effects on our health. For example, city dweller...

Are Your Symptoms Due To Your Medications?

Are Your Symptoms Due To Your Medications?
I had a 73 year old female patient come in last week and tell me that she is concerned because she has been hallucinating lately. She told me of three different instances of seeing animals and people in her house that were not there. When inquiring about her medications, she revealed that she started taking 10mg Prozac daily 3 months ago. This patient is obviously elderly and she is also diabetic; both of which are Contraindications/Cautions for Pro...