Additional Supplements to Help with Brain Fog and Mental Clarity!!

Consider Additional Supplements You may have heard the term “nootropics,” which refers to a broad range of drugs, supplements and other substances that are taken to improve cognitive performance. Sometimes referred to as “smart drugs” or “cognitive enhancers,” these substances can range from caffeine and adaptogens, to amphetamines. While the list of nootropics is long, there are … Read more Additional Supplements to Help with Brain Fog and Mental Clarity!!

How the MTHFR Gene Variation Pertains to Chronic Disease and Nutrient Depletion

You may have heard of the term “MTHFR gene mutation” and be wondering what it is. First, I’d like to say that I prefer the term MTHFR gene variation rather than mutation. The word variation is more empowering, and in my opinion, also more accurate. While the word mutation implies an occurrence that is rare, … Read more How the MTHFR Gene Variation Pertains to Chronic Disease and Nutrient Depletion

B12 and Other Nutrients Important in Chronic Disease

Selenium, iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, the B vitamins, potassium, iodine, and zinc are all required for proper thyroid function as well as being essential for optimal immune system, gut, liver and adrenal function. Most people who are diagnosed with chronic disease will also present with low levels of selenium, Vitamin E, and glutathione, as well as zinc … Read more B12 and Other Nutrients Important in Chronic Disease

No, Doc, I Don’t Need Antidepressants!

Clinical depression, or major depression, is a mental health disorder characterized by persistently depressed mood or loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life. Most people are unaware of how frequently depression occurs with Chronic Disease. A study in 2004 found an association between the presence of a mood disorder, and the … Read more No, Doc, I Don’t Need Antidepressants!

Things You Should Know About Taking Your Thyroid Medication

Types of Thyroid Medications: Synthroid was the most commonly prescribed medication in the United States in 2013, but it isn’t the only thyroid medication (2014 data will be out soon, and it looks like Synthroid is in the lead this year as well). There are three types of medications that can be used to treat underactive thyroid: … Read more Things You Should Know About Taking Your Thyroid Medication

When Your Adrenals Are Sabotaging Your Health

Those of us with Chronic Disease often blame our thyroid for the many signs and symptoms we experience. Hair loss? Thyroid! Weight gain? THYROID! Fatigue? It’s gotta be the thyroid! Treating hypothyroidism without treating the adrenals is one of the biggest reasons people continue to feel exhausted despite receiving treatment with thyroid hormones. Patients may … Read more When Your Adrenals Are Sabotaging Your Health

Food Sensitivities vs Food Allergies: What you need to know

Though the terminology often gets confused, food sensitivities are different than food allergies. Food allergies are generated by the IgE branch of the immune system, and reactions will usually show up within minutes of ingesting the reactive food. Reactions can include an itchy rash, throat or tongue swelling, shortness of breath, vomiting, lightheaded, and low … Read more Food Sensitivities vs Food Allergies: What you need to know

Autoimmune Paleo Diet for Chronic Disease and Autoimmune Disorders

There are numerous dietary protocols that can help a person with Chronic Disease feel better. In some cases, a dietary approach can produce a complete remission of the condition! For me, as a clinician, the goal of the approach is to help your body reset, nourish itself, and reduce inflammation caused by reactive foods — … Read more Autoimmune Paleo Diet for Chronic Disease and Autoimmune Disorders

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