9 Natural Ways to Improve Sleep and Get Back to Sleeping Like a Baby

Guest Post by Karen Brimeyer, Holistic Nutritionist and Functional Medicine Practitioner Are you surprised to learn that there are 84 classifications of sleep disorders? I sure am. In fact, there are over 42 million people suffer from a chronic sleep disorder. But you might be even more surprised to find that the majority of those people are also unknowingly suffering from Leaky Gut. If you want to learn how to improve sleep, read on. You may think that your lack of sleep is no big deal … [Read more...]

How to Recover from Fibromyalgia by Overcoming Hidden Thyroid Hormone Resistance

This post is dedicated to a well-known expert in the field of thyroidology and fibromyalgia Dr. John C. Lowe who suddenly died on January 9, 2012 due to complications following a head injury Dr. John C. Lowe was a leading expert on the natural treatments for thyroid disease. He was first to introduce a simple but very effective treatment for fibromyalgia by using T3 thyroid hormone. Dr. Lowe got interested in the thyroid disease about 25 years ago when he was researching and using a … [Read more...]

Chronic inflammation and autoimmune disease

The incidence of autoimmune diseases is rising making it more common than it was several decades ago. All autoimmune diseases combined is the number two cause of chronic illness in America and the third leading cause of Social Security disability claims following heart disease and cancer. According to the National Institutes of Health, autoimmune disease affects far more patients than the 9 million Americans who have cancer and 16 million with coronary artery disease. Interestingly, … [Read more...]

Corn Gluten Causes Damage in Patients With Celiac Disease

A Guest Post by Dr. Peter Osborn, D.C., D.A.C.B.N and an Author of the book Truth About Gluten: Why over 90% of gluten-free diets fail A 2005 Study published in the journal Gut identified that corn gluten caused  an inflammatory reaction in patients with celiac disease. There have been a  number of research studies pointing out the detrimental effect that corn gluten  plays in those with gluten intolerance. Corn is a grain. Corn has gluten. Many believe that corn gluten does not  induce … [Read more...]

Are you in pain? What low thyroid, fibromyalgia and trigger points have in common

According to pain clinics, most common everyday aches and pains are caused by small contraction knots in the muscle tissue called myofascial trigger points. Pain is often misdiagnosed because the referred pain from the trigger points mimics the symptoms of many common diseases and conditions including hypothyroidism and fibromyalgia. Trigger points are known to cause: Dizziness, imbalance, nausea, headaches, migraines Neck and jaw pain Low back pain, scoliosis Tennis elbow and … [Read more...]

Embarrassed Or in Denial? 5 Signs of Dysbiosis

Guets Post by Karen Brimayer, Holistic Nutritionist and Functional Medicine Practitioner You try to eat healthy but are still struggling with dysbiosis? Do you still get the feeling that something is still not quite right? Are you tired of dealing with the embarrassing sounds and smells? Do you feel like you're always tired no matter what you eat? I feel your pain because I have suffered from dysbiosis before myself and so have just about all of my clients. Sure, no one wants to talk about … [Read more...]

Hormonal Imbalances In Young Women And How To Fix It

More and more women experience symptoms of hormonal imbalances years ahead of menopause in their mid-thirties. The common health issues are fatigue, night sweats, insomnia, painful periods, low libido, migraine, infertility, mood swings and weight gain. Most of these complaints are in fact, estrogen dominance symptoms when the action of estrogen is not compensated by sufficient amounts of progesterone. Both hormones estrogen and progesterone are necessary for optimal health. Estrogen is a … [Read more...]

Leaky Gut and Your Chronic Health Symptoms and Conditions – Back to the Basics

Guest Post by Karen Brimeyer, Holistic Nutritionist and Functional Medicine Practitioner One thing is for sure, everyone wants to be healthy. But there are millions of people suffering from Leaky Gut and the vast majority doesn't even know it. So what can you do for your gut health? First of all, let's get one thing straight. Poor health, diseases, conditions, and symptoms (you name it) occur because of one fundamental rule is broken. The body has fallen out of balance. So it only makes … [Read more...]

Autoimmune Disease – 3 Secret Blood Tests

This is a guest post from Dr. Brady Hurst, Clinic Director at True Health Labs Autoimmunity occurs when the immune system attacks healthy tissue. These diseases are quickly becoming a major global health problem. The top 10 that are most common in the United States are: Hashimoto's Disease (Hypothyroidism) Graves' Disease (Hyperthyroidism) Rheumatoid Arthritis (Joints) Lupus (Multiple tissues) Sjogren's Syndrome (Eyes, Skin, and Mouth) Celiac Disease (Gut) Psoriasis (Skin … [Read more...]

12 Common Dysfunctions Caused By Hypothyroidism

  At hypothyroidism, lack of thyroid hormone affects function of every cell in the body. The patient starts to develop a variety of symptoms and health dysfunctions due to slowing down of the metabolic rate. 1. The cellular metabolic rate is decreased in people with hypothyroidism which results in low energy production in the mitochondria. The person feels fatigued all the time, struggles to recover after stressful events and the ability to fight against viruses and bacteria may … [Read more...]

PCOS in women with Hashimoto’s disease

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or Stein-Leventhal syndrome is the most common endocrine disorder that affects 6 to 12% of women of reproductive age. The clinical manifestation of PCOS varies from mild menstrual abnormalities to severe disturbances in reproductive function and metabolism. Women with PCOS have altered metabolism of estrogen and androgenic hormones such as testosterone, androstenedione and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS). The vast majority of women with PCOS have severe … [Read more...]

Does gluten make you sick?

Celiac disease or gluten sensitive enteropathy is a permanent intolerance of dietary gluten. Hashimoto's and celiac disease are closely connected due to common genetic predisposition and increased autoimmunity that can be triggered by gluten. Recent research suggests that Hashimoto's patients have some sort of gluten intolerance or full-blow celiac disease. Until recently, the celiac disease was considered to be rare mainly because many of its patients have very subtle or no symptoms and … [Read more...]