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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 She originally made this post about the autoimmune diet for the Facebook Hashimoto’s 411 group and turned it into a chapter for her book You’re Not Crazy and You’re Not Alone: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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I was asked to help teach in, support, and develop the functional medicine program at Loma Linda University School of Medicine by program directors Ionela Hubbard, MD, LAc and Wayne Dysinger, MD, MPH. The program is designed for fourth-year medical students before they go into their residency programs and is part of the university’s preventive […]
Check out my latest podcast interview about the connection between gluten and Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism on glutenfreeschool.com. I also touch on some new research we’re doing on foods that cross-react with thyroid tissue and are implicated in autoimmune thyroid conditions.