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Could this tiny gland be the reason you feel so tired?

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. Read more

How this simple lab test can reveal the cause of your fatigue…and your weight gain.

(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: Read more

The top two things you need to remove from your body that cause fatigue

The number one thing people consume to boost their energy hands down - is coffee. But for optimal sustained energy - we really need to address these two things. Read more

How this nearly invisible speck could be hijacking your energy

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. Read more

How to fix fatigue that history has failed to even recognize

In the last 2 weeks, I have had 6 people tell me that their symptoms have been recently dismissed by conventional medicine. I could write a book with the stories I have heard over the years. This is such a problem that many articles - and even a book that a patient sent me a link to this morning HAVE written on this topic. I can also remember learning that anatomy was based on a man's body - and to feminize the anatomy they would shift accordingly. Female anatomy, with respect to medicine was seen as an aberration. Read more

How this simple lab test can reveal the cause of your fatigue…and your weight gain.

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: Read more

The MOST important thing to keep your energy even throughout the day

The one thing that most assuredly will make your energy take a nose-dive during the day - unregulated blood sugar. If you have ANY of these symptoms: Read more

6 Reasons Your Thyroid Might Stop You From Losing Weight

One of the most frustrating symptoms of an underactive thyroid is weight gain. You can do your very best to take care of your body, but still find yourself piling on the pounds! Fortunately, there are steps you can take to escape the vicious cycle of weight gain that accompanies a thyroid disorder. This January, that begins with making healthier choices! Keep reading to learn more about how your thyroid can stop you from losing weight – and what you can do to end the vicious cycle! Losing weight may be tough, but it is possible. Read more

The best way to know if your thyroid is the source of your tiredness

Have you ever suspected that you have a thyroid issue? And then you asked your doctor only to be told that your thyroid was fine? I hear this over and over again from patients - they crazy thing, is that usually they are right. There is so much sub-clinical hypothyroidism out there and as a result there are many people, generally women, but sometimes men who are suffering needlessly. Read more

Are you tired?

If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. I see patients for all kinds of things, but the most common complaint is definitely fatigue. About 90% of the patients I see are tired, if not all day, every day, then every afternoon or evening.  Every wonder why “afternoon tea” came to be? Tea and biscuits? I’m guessing blood sugar disorders and insulin resistance aren’t far off. Almost everyone I ask gets tired in the afternoon. It’s when you’d go for a snack, or that second cup of coffee.  Read more