When your doctor diagnoses you with an autoimmune condition, you remember that day. In fact, time just seems to stand still for a moment as you try to comprehend and understand what is happening. There are many different autoimmune conditions that are commonly diagnosed in North America, including one that seems to directly target the Thyroid Gland – Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.
Do you know why your Thyroid Hormone System is not working?
There are 5 areas where this system can break down… This short video is a great overview of how this system works and where our blindspots are coming from.
To watch the video, click the link below:
We all know that sugar is a major negative player in our health, regardless of how specific our knowledge is. It should come as no surprise that high sugar intake has been linked to a vast number of medical conditions including, but certainly not limited to: Diabetes and insulin resistance, some cancers, heart disease, stroke, autoimmune diseases and immune dysregulation, obesity and of course weight gain.
Anyone that knows me, knows that anything related to cake is my absolute weakness. However, cake is a great source of white carbs and processed sugars. So, I found an alternative to satisfy my sweet tooth!
There is a single important chemical in the body which manages a variety of processes and levels in the blood and the entire body. This single master control – the king in your hand – is called Insulin, and controlling your Insulin is the key to your health.
Fibromyalgia is a common diagnostic label given to patients by their physicians. Often times, this diagnosis is made based on the inability of medications to manage the symptoms of this condition. It has been reported in the literature, that the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia is often made incorrectly, as many patients have underlying subclinical conditions that are not apparent on basic blood testing.
What is Functional and Lifestyle Medicine?
I am often asked this question and have decided that I will write about to help clarify what I do.
I originally wrote this article for The Hearty Soul: The Hearty Soul – Signs of Zinc Deficiency
Zinc is an incredibly important micronutrient to the proper function of our cells, regardless of the type of cell it is. For this reason, Zinc deficiency can have a very wide range of symptoms, regardless of the extent of deficiency – severe or marginal. It is estimated that 2 billion people around the world are affected by a dietary Zinc deficiency.
I originally wrote this article for The Hearty Soul: The Hearty Soul – Gut Bacteria and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Recent research has come to the attention of the scientific community linking Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) to the type of bacteria that exists in your gut. RA is an autoimmune condition experienced more commonly by females than males and is thought to occur or result from a combination of factors including genetic, environment and other unknown events that occur within our bodies (Pollard 2012).