Cancer and heart disease often take years to develop. Tissue breakdown and joint degradation is the same. We all know beaches were formed over millions of years. A process of rocks slowly being chipped away to form sand. At one point there is a straw that breaks the camel's back - and that is when we know it’s there. Disease, in the form of pain or dysfunction. And what do we do to solve the problem? We try to mask the symptoms or attack it, try to kill it or remove it.. Occasionally there may be a drug that is helping to support a healthier process, but most times they come with more side effects than the problems they solve. So, what is the best way to guarantee (at least as close to a guarantee as we can have) staying healthy as we age? And it’s not treating something once it’s taken hold. It’s not having arthroscopic surgery to replace an already deteriorated joint. Smart people solve problems. But geniuses
What would happen if you had a number of symptoms and went to the right specialist to have each issue addressed. BUT, what if all of those symptoms were actually caused by the same thing? Yikes. Each specialist will diagnose you with a different ailment, with the potential of 5 or more prescriptions. Here is an example
You know how kids have temper tantrums? Or they seem to have an inability to handle life the moment they leave school (but they’re pretty good at holding it together until then). You may not be a parent with young kids, or a parent at all, but we’ve all been kids, had siblings or been around kids enough to know what I’m talking about. And the truth is, adults are not much different than kids when it comes to what they need to handle the daily stresses of life. Three questions to ask yourself when it comes to your mood or someone else’s.
There is something I hear over and over and have considered it relevant for years now. There is
one obvious experience I’ve had of my own. This one thing is something of doubt and
skepticism for many people. I happen to think it’s the most essential thing to healing now, more
than I ever have before. It’s not what we eat, the water we drink, the supplements we take or the
exercise we engage in. It’s intangible. And don’t get me wrong all of that is important. But this is the elephant in the room. The thing people don’t want to address, or thing they don’t even
know is relevant to address.
Meet Julie. She has lost 50 pounds in the last 5 ½ months. Starting out at the beginning of March Julie would say she was:
Tired much of the time,
In terrible pain in many places in her body,
Unable to exercise,
She weighed the most she had ever weighed in her life. And had been using ibuprofen to manage her pain.
She is currently 8 pounds below her goal weight. How has this happened?
Reposted from May 2, 2022.
For me it started in middle school. It was awful. It could last for months on end. And I had no idea that I was just making it worse. It is so common that it is likely that either you or someone in your family has it. And there is such a simple solution, but almost no one knows about it.
Reposted from February 2022
The average thyroid gland weighs about as much as a tablespoon of almond butter. But the thyroid gland, unlike almond butter, has an almost infinite impact on the way your body functions.
Every single cell in your body has thyroid receptors. If you don’t have enough thyroid hormone, there are things in your body that just won’t work. Like an unplugged toaster, it’s not going to work no matter what you do. It will only work if you plug it in - just like your cells, they will only work if they’ve got some thyroid hormones plugged in.
(Reposted from April 2022)
A friend of mine told me about this new book about a month ago. It was by a neurologist I have great respect for, David Perlmutter. I have heard him speak in person several times and basically trust anything he has to say. I nearly fell off my chair when I read some of the things he was saying. There was a new marker - using an old test - that could reveal information that could help me help my patients even more. I got so excited, I started testing all my current patients for it.
All of these conditions have this marker in common: