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Why You Need to Fire Dr. Google

Managing a chronic illness and improving your health can require some drastic lifestyle changes. However, if you obsess over the minutiae, spend days on the internet hunting for answers that don’t seem to exist, and worry constantly about your health, it may just be causing unnecessary health-sabotaging stress. For those prone to anxiety, type A behavior, eating disorders  […]

How Pregnancy Can Trigger Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism and Other Autoimmune Diseases

When pregnancy brings on hypothyroid symptoms, it’s generally because normal immune shifts during pregnancy can trigger an autoimmune disease such as Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, depending on genetics and other predisposing factors. The immune system can be looked as having two primary roles, one that reacts immediately to an invader (such as pus surrounding a splinter), and one that reacts later […]

Order Your Own Labs

When was the last time you had a complete work up? Has your provider run basic labs only to tell you that “everything looks normal”? If you are still having chronic health issues, you can order your own functional medicine labs to expedite knowledge of your own physiology, even before you seek the advice of […]

Be The Doctor You Seek

As you may already know, I am a big advocate of self care and making decisions via objective labs along with what feels right versus listening to someone else’s opinion about your health. Said differently, you can take charge of your health and to a great extent, become the doctor you seek. My work is dedicated […]

Thinking About Ditching Sugar?

Do you have a ravenous sweet tooth? If you are thinking about ditching sugar, know that going cold turkey can cause drops in blood sugar and symptoms of hypoglycemia. This in turn may cause the  sugar cravings you intended to avoid. Stable blood sugar is vital Fortunately, you can manipulate your brain chemistry to outsmart these cravings and […]