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Counting Macros

There are a lot of trendy diets out there (paleo, ketogenic, Whole 30, Autoimmune Protocol, GAPS, Specific Carbohydrate, etc). They all have their merits, and I do put people on each of them in specific cases. But one of the simplest, longest term approaches is “counting macros.” Macronutrients: What They [...]

By |2017-12-08T08:20:15-07:00December 8th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Fitness & Weight Loss, Health, Nutrition|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 |2017-11-03T17:53:28-07:00November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Articles, Health, Nutrition|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 |2017-09-01T16:55:33-07:00September 1st, 2017|Categories: Articles, Detox, Health|0 Comments

Is Dairy Different in Europe?

I wrote here on the difference in European bread versus bread produced in the United States. Many of my patients (myself included) also discovered a distinct difference between the dairy in Europe versus in the States, as well. Here’s why. Different Components of Dairy There are three main macronutrients in [...]

By |2017-07-07T18:01:58-07:00July 14th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Health|0 Comments

A Surprising Potential Cause of Bipolar Disorder

Some 6 million people in the United States suffer from Bipolar Disorder. Research indicates that genetic factors account for about 80% of it. It is widely believed to be incurable and lifelong, able to be managed only with antipsychotic medications. But it may have a surprising cause. Iodine and Bipolar [...]

By |2019-10-04T17:00:51-07:00July 1st, 2017|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Conditions & Treatments, Health|0 Comments

How Insulin Affects Growth Hormone and Muscle Repair

Physiology 101 Insulin is the gatekeeper for glucose: it allows glucose to get inside the cells where it can be utilized for energy or for storage. When glucose gets used, your cells produce ATP (your body’s energy currency). When glucose gets stored, it gets stored as triglycerides (fat). Insulin is [...]

By |2017-06-23T07:20:09-07:00June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments, Fitness & Weight Loss, Health|0 Comments

Th1/Th2 Balance in Autoimmunity and Allergies

Immunology 101 There are two parts to your immune system, called “non-specific” (this responds right away to toxic exposure, bee stings, trauma, etc) and “specific” (which takes some time, but is more targeted against specific invaders). Think of non-specific immunity like a sledge hammer, while specific immunity is more like [...]

Low Testosterone and Metabolic Syndrome

Low Testosterone in younger men is increasingly common. Meanwhile, some 35% of the U.S. population suffers from metabolic syndrome, defined as high blood sugar (but pre-diabetic), excess weight around the waistline, hypertension, high cholesterol and/or high triglycerides. It turns out that these two conditions are not only linked, but that [...]

What Is Inflammation?

Underlying almost every chronic disease known to man is one common process: inflammation. But it’s not all bad—inflammation serves a critical function, in its proper place. Without it, we would be unable to heal from even the most minor injury. Our bodies are incredibly smart, and are designed to heal [...]

By |2017-05-30T07:32:23-07:00March 10th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Health|Comments Off on What Is Inflammation?

Herbal Treatment Equivalent to Rifaximin for SIBO

I wrote here about SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth): what it is, how to diagnose and treat it. The Antibiotic Approach (Rifaximin) I’m not against antibiotics—they are wonderful when you really need them. I do I try to limit antibiotic prescriptions to cases when they are absolutely necessary, though, since most [...]

By |2017-05-30T07:32:23-07:00March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Conditions & Treatments, Health|Comments Off on Herbal Treatment Equivalent to Rifaximin for SIBO

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