Evidence Based Practice – Should It Be Rescued?

I believe evidence based practice is the backbone of modern medicine. But like so many important and exquisite things, evidence based practice is fragile and easily damaged. What’s even more worrying is the fact that it can, and has been misapplied and used fraudulently. A lot has been written recently about the pros and cons of evidence based […]

Why is Autoimmune Disease Commonly Misdiagnosed?

Autoimmune diseases such as autoimmune thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s or Graves’ disease) or celiac disease are very common and can affect most organs. They impose enormous burdens on the health care system not only in cost, but in quality of life for millions who suffer from them. Autoimmunity results when insults from our environment, diet, and lifestyle interact […]

The Leading Cause Of Hypothyroidism:
The 8 Tests Your Doctor Hasn’t Run

In my last article, I showed six different patterns of hypothyroidism that don’t show up on standard labs, and aren’t sustainably helped by thyroid hormone replacement drugs. The scientific literature has suggested that the leading cause of low thyroid symptoms is an autoimmune condition called Hashimoto’s disease. In this article I want to go over some […]

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 […]

A Doctor’s Top Four Reasons to Eat Organic

Our great-great-grandparents subsisted on a completely organic diet. Modern or conventional  farming methods that involve the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides simply did not exist back then. Over the last century, our diet and farming practices have changed significantly, however our bodies and our genetics have not. You can’t […]