New university faculty appointment

I am pleased to announce I have recently been appointed Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. The university was founded in 1905 and provides an excellent education to 4,000 students in medicine, nursing, and public health at its Southern California location. The university is currently […]

Join me for Healthy Gut Summit Saturday, Feb. 14

Are you one of 70 million people suffering from digestive diseases in the United States? Discover how your digestive health is intimately linked to your immune, endocrine, circulatory and brain at The Healthy Gut Summit, free and online from February 9-16, 2015. This event features interviews with 32 respected thought leaders and physicians who share  […]

What you need to know about chelation, chemicals, and heavy metals when you have autoimmunity

Science has reliably proven that environmental pollutants, chemicals, and toxins can trigger autoimmunity. These chemicals include mercury, lead, benzene, solvents, and other compounds found in our everyday environment — carpets, mattresses, plastic utensils, plastic water bottles, fire retardants found in furniture and children’s pajamas, etc. Many people mistakenly believe the best thing to do in […]

Holiday reader appreciation raffle

In appreciation of my readers and to announce some new releases I am raffling off some free books —print, audio, and ebooks. My brain book, Why Isn’t My Brain Working?, is now available as an audiobook. I will be giving away 14 copies to people who enter the raffle on Facebook. The brain book is […]

Listen to my gut-brain talk free today

The online Digestion Sessions event kicks off Sunday but you can listen to my entire talk today for FREE. I talk about The Gut-Brain Axis. Just click here. Commenters are calling it mind-blowing, a must-watch, and amazing. Among other things I talk about why supplements and diet may not go the distance in fixing leaky […]

FDA now enforcing gluten-free labeling

Gluten-free foods are one of the fastest growing niches in the food industry, which is great when you’ve discovered you have a gluten sensitivity. However, I always caution my patients to be careful with foods labeled gluten-free as they may be made in factories that also process gluten. Also, there has been no oversight — […]

I talk about Hashimoto’s and brain health Thursday, Sept. 18 — Listen free during the online Hashimoto’s Institute

The Hashimoto’s Institute is an eight-day online event featuring almost 30 thyroid authors and experts who will talk about issues related to Hashimoto’s hypothyroism. The event runs Monday through Friday, Sept. 15-22. Hashimoto’s and brain health I will be speaking about Hashimoto’s and brain health Thursday, Sept. 18. You can listen to my session for […]

Making peace with the autoimmune diet

The following was written by Stacey Robbins, a reader with Hashimoto’s who made the lifestyle changes necessary to manage her health. She originally made this post about the autoimmune diet for the Facebook Hashimoto’s 411 group and turned it into a chapter for her book You’re Not Crazy and You’re Not Alone: Losing the Victim, […]

The Effect of Plastic Products on Autoimmune Disease and Thyroid Function: Stop Using Plastic Coffee Lids!

When managing Hashimoto’s or any autoimmune disease, one goal is to avoid triggers that cause flare ups. Although avoiding dietary triggers — such as gluten, grains, dairy, GMOs, lectins, etc. — is foundational, did you know environmental triggers can cause flare ups too? For example, one of the most common and most overlooked autoimmune triggers […]

Breakthrough Hashimoto’s Diet Coming Soon

Although many people with Hashimoto’s find great success following a gluten-free, autoimmune, or Paleo diet, it’s clear these diets do not go the distance in managing Hashimoto’s for everyone. I recently worked with world-renowned immunologist Dr. Aristo Vojdani conducting research in complex cross-reactive mechanisms. We evaluated molecular mimicry between the entire thyroid axis and more […]

Dr. Kharrazian a Clinical Scholar at Harvard Medical School

I have been enrolled and active in a one-year post-doctorate graduate research program at Harvard Medical School called the Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Program (GCSRT). Only one out of 100 applicants from a very competitive international pool are accepted into the clinical trials program. The GCSRT program consists of a diverse group of top […]

Dr. Kharrazian Teaching for Institute for Functional Medicine Certification Course

I am teaching the energy regulation module for the Institute for Functional Medicine Certification Program (IFMCP). The IFM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. IFMCP is a comprehensive clinical training series for assessment, treatment, prevention, and management of patients with complex, chronic disease. Following […]