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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 […]

Protect Yourself with Antioxidants and Glutathione

You’ve probably seen antioxidant labels on foods and supplements, but what does it mean exactly and what is the best antioxidant to choose? Antioxidant means it prevents oxidation, a process that happens to all cells in nature, including those in the human body. Oxidation happens when oxygen interacts with cells and it’s what makes an apple turn […]

Endorphins Produce Immune Balance

We all like that feel-good rush after exercising, a good belly laugh, playful activities with friends, meditation, or a good massage. These are examples of things that release endorphins, the body’s chemicals that give us a natural high. But endorphins do more that make us feel good; endorphins are necessary for proper immune function. In […]

Blood Sugar and Sleep

Do you consistently wake up around 3 a.m. and can’t fall back asleep? Although the reasons for sleep problems can be complex, waking up too early is often a symptom of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, and can be remedied through dietary changes and nutritional therapy. Why you wake up at 3 a.m. The brain […]