Dr. Lauren

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About Dr. Lauren

Dr. Lauren Deville is board-certified to practice medicine in the State of Arizona. She received her NMD from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ, and she holds a BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from the University of Arizona, with minors in Spanish and Creative Writing. She also writes fiction under a pen name in her spare time. Visit her author website at www.authorcagray.com.

The Neuroprotective Effects of Progesterone

Most of us think of progesterone only as a sex hormone. However, like its parent hormone pregnenolone, progesterone has been well studied for its neuroprotective effects. Progesterone and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Most of the studies with respect to TBI involve administration of progesterone within 6 hours of the original [...]

By | 2017-11-17T16:22:51+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Mental Health|0 Comments

How Your Liver Affects Your Thyroid

Physiology 101: Liver and Thyroid Thyroid, of course, is primarily known as the hormone responsible for your metabolism—defined as the chemical processes that keep your body going. The fuel required for metabolism is primarily glucose. You can get glucose from your food, of course—but if you haven’t eaten in awhile [...]

By | 2017-11-10T14:52:49+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Detox|0 Comments

The Relationship Between Hypothyroidism and Iron

Hypothyroidism is often responsible for hair loss. So is low ferritin, the storage form of iron. One of the main reasons why ferritin can decrease involves overgrowth of iron-stealing organisms, like candida. But hypothyroidism itself is also  associated with low serum ferritin levels. There are several reasons for this. The [...]

By | 2017-11-03T17:53:28+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Articles, Health, Nutrition|0 Comments

How to Eat On Vacation

Changing your diet at home is hard enough. So how do you eat healthy or adhere to a special diet while you’re not at home? I’ve been asked this question frequently by patients who are trying to switch from a Standard American Diet to a healthier one, or especially by [...]

By | 2017-10-23T16:48:39+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Nutrition|0 Comments

Carrageenan: Is It Safe?

Carrageenan is a food additive that helps particularly organic foods to gel, thicken, and stabilize. It’s extracted from Irish moss, a seaweed, and it has been used for its purpose for hundreds of years. But our consumption now is dramatically higher than ever before, of course, due to widespread manufacturing. [...]

By | 2017-10-20T15:44:30+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

How the Liver Detoxifies

Your liver is quite the multi-tasker. Its most important job is to detoxify foreign chemicals, but it also does a number of other important tasks, including regulating blood sugar levels, making bile to help digest fats, making your blood’s carrier proteins and clotting factors, acting as a repository for a [...]

By | 2017-09-30T08:15:53+00:00 September 30th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Detox|0 Comments

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