Hyperthyroidism

7 Ways Hypothyroidism Affects Your Body and Brain

Patients with hypothyroidism lack crucial hormones produced by the thyroid gland, causing a deficiency that slows their metabolism and disrupts many basic bodily functions. When looking to understand your thyroid symptoms, you need to understand: What is causing your underactive thyroid in the first place. The impact hypothyroidism can have on both your physical health and…

Can you cure autoimmune disease? The difference between cure and remission

(To watch the video associated with this post, visit this page and look for the video, “Is autoimmunity curable?” or watch it on YouTube.) I recently learned through social media that people can get angry when you tell them autoimmunity is incurable, but this is because of confusion about the difference between cure and remission.…

Gluten is primarily a brain issue and a common trigger of brain autoimmunity

Research shows most cases of gluten sensitivity manifest in the brain — not the gut. Gluten’s impact on the brain is so well established that some researchers refer to gluten sensitivity as a neurological disease. Gluten is one of the most immune reactive foods — no other food is more of a trigger for neurological dysfunction…

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Bloating and poor digestion? Three causes of low pancreatic enzymes

If you experience bloating and poor digestion, you may need to take a look at whether you’re producing enough pancreatic enzymes. This is an important step in addressing digestive dysfunction in an organized “north-to-south” sequence. If any single step along the way is out of balance, the entire system will be less efficient and any…

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Acid reflux or heartburn? Try the apple cider vinegar challenge

Stomach acid is vital for good gut health. Contrary to popular belief, low stomach acid not only can cause acid reflux and heartburn, but also it can compromise overall gut health thanks to the principles of the north-to-south digestive hierarchy. You can find out if low stomach acid is causing your gut problems by doing…

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My number-one gut health rule: Work north to south

One of the biggest mistakes people make with gut health protocols is expecting success from a one-size-fits-all solution. Ten different people can have leaky gut or other gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms for 10 different reasons. It’s important to understand why your gut isn’t working before you try and fix it. The most effective clinical approach —…

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Boost immune performance through regular physical activity

Optimal immune resilience requires your immune system to have the ability to communicate throughout your whole body. The body has a variety of immune cells such as antigen presenting cells or macrophages, and their job is to continuously sample various compounds that come into the body. If they happen to sample a virus, bacterium, or…