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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

Pregnenolone, Memory, and Concentration

Pregnenolone is a steroid hormone produced from cholesterol, and it’s the parent of the rest of your sex and adrenal hormones (DHEA, cortisol, aldosterone, estradiol, estrone, estriol, progesterone, and testosterone). Because it’s the parent of all of them, it tends to have a balancing effect on both pathways. Mostly it gets [...]

By | 2017-09-15T12:00:13+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Mental Health|0 Comments

Biotoxins and Hair Loss

Far and away the most common causes of hair loss are hypothyroidism, low ferritin, and high androgen levels (such as testosterone, androstenedione, and DHEA).  Less common but still prevalent are the apparently autoimmune condition alopecia areata, and the stress-induced telogen effluvium. But one I also see quite a bit is [...]

By | 2017-09-08T17:47:10+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Beauty, Conditions & Treatments, Detox|0 Comments

The Safest Natural Deodorants

Underarm odor happens when we sweat: the bacteria that are always present on the skin break the sweat secretions down into odor-causing fatty acids. Because sweating is one of the body’s four main emunctories (routes of excretion) for toxins, it is definitely true that body odor is a function of [...]

By | 2017-09-01T16:55:33+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Categories: Articles, Detox, Health|0 Comments

Biofilms

Microbiology 101 The only thing protecting a free-floating microorganism from the outside world is its cell wall. Cell walls are very important for letting good stuff (from the organism’s perspective) inside, and expelling the garbage. As soon as that microorganism comes in contact with a surface, though, it can attach [...]

By | 2017-08-18T18:11:42+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses|0 Comments

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