Panic Disorder Might Have an Epigenetic Explanation

Fight-or-flight is a physiological response that occurs when an individual has been exposed to a perceived threat. This well-known stress response pathway is critical for the survival of many organisms. However, people with different types of anxiety-driven disorders can experience intense stress even with little to no stimuli. For individuals who suffer from anxiety disorders, the feeling … Continue reading Panic Disorder Might Have an Epigenetic Explanation

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Night Time Light Exposure – Not a Bright Idea

We live in a very light polluted world in comparison to that of our very recent ancestors. Estimates now indicate that close to 99% of both Americans and Europeans are exposed to “light pollution.” Not only are we excessively exposed to light in modern times, but the type of light accounting for this exposure is changing rapidly. … Continue reading Night Time Light Exposure – Not a Bright Idea

Iodine, Metabolism and Oxygen

Though doctors and people do not normally associate iodine with oxygen, we have to see that iodine-carrying thyroid hormones are essential for oxygen-based metabolism. First increases of iodine and thyroid hormones increase red blood cell mass and increase the oxygen disassociation from hemoglobin.[1] Thyroid hormones have a significant influence on erythropoiesis, which is the process … Continue reading Iodine, Metabolism and Oxygen

Iodine Deficiency Symptoms

The analysis of “National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys” data of moderate to severe iodine deficiency is present now in a significant proportion of the U.S. population, with a clear increasing trend over the past 20 years, caused by reduced iodized table salt usage.[1] Along with magnesium and selenium, iodine is one of the most … Continue reading Iodine Deficiency Symptoms

The New Puberty: How to Navigate Early Development in Today’s Girls

EWG President Ken Cook interviews Louise Greenspan, MD, and Julianna Deardorff, PhD—two leading experts on the root causes and potential consequences of early puberty in girls—on their new book "The New Puberty: How to Navigate Early Development in Today's Girls. Dr. Greenspan and Dr. Deardorff offer reassuring and empowering ideas for parents and families that … Continue reading The New Puberty: How to Navigate Early Development in Today’s Girls

6 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE LABORATORY TESTS THAT YOUR DOCTOR SHOULD BE RUNNING, BUT IS PROBABLY NOT

planning the appropriate treatment plan. Comprehensive testing provides our patients with information and knowledge about the function of their body that they typically do not receive from their conventional doctor visits. These tests are performed to get to the root cause of the symptoms or disease. In addition to helping resolve health issues, we also … Continue reading 6 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE LABORATORY TESTS THAT YOUR DOCTOR SHOULD BE RUNNING, BUT IS PROBABLY NOT

How to Heal Thyroid and Adrenal Fatigue

Thyroid and adrenal fatigue are linked. Nothing in the body exists in a vacuum. Everything is connected. Find out more in my latest video on thyroid stress and adrenal fatigue.       Related post Iodine and Hyperthyroidism The Role of Vitamin B-12 in Thyroid Health What Is Adrenal Fatigue? – Causes and Symptoms Thyroid … Continue reading How to Heal Thyroid and Adrenal Fatigue

Stop the 5 Causes of Inflammation: FAST!

There are 5 main things that cause inflammation or are related to inflammation. Food allergies Hormones Gallbladder Old Injuries Lack of K2 and D3 Related Post Eat These 8 Foods to Help Beat RA Inflammation 6 Healthy Foods that Cause Inflammation Blood & Liver Cleansing Mom’s Exposure to Microbes Lowers Allergies in Kids

Functional Medicine Hormone Testing

In this video Amy Myers, MD explains the functional medicine hormone testing that she does in her functional medicine clinic Austin UltraHealth.  When we talk about risk factors for breast, uterine, ovarian and prostate cancer – it’s not what is the total amount of estrogen you have in your body but rather how you breakdown … Continue reading Functional Medicine Hormone Testing

6 Nutrients That Fight Erectile Dysfunction

Sorry, guys: There's no miracle food to prevent erectile dysfunction. However, there is some evidence that certain foods may help. "Evidence that foods can help with ED is probably related to a vascular connection," says Firouz Daneshgari, MD, professor and chairman of the department of urology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and … Continue reading 6 Nutrients That Fight Erectile Dysfunction