Part I: The autoimmunity mind-body connection

When managing a chronic health condition — pain, inflammation, hypothyroidism, an autoimmune disease — it’s easy to get caught up in the nuts and bolts of care. Strategies such as an anti-inflammatory diet, supplements, medications, sleep hygiene, exercise, and other functional medicine protocols can consume your thoughts and Google searches. Don’t get me wrong, these…

Part II: The autoimmunity mind-body connection

So how exactly do happiness, positivity, and socialization improve health? They profoundly influence stress levels, inflammation, and the release of feel-good chemicals, all of which play roles in autoimmune management. Social isolation, pessimistic thinking, toxic relationships, unhappy marriages, dead-end jobs, living a life without meaning or purpose — all these factors raise stress, perpetuate immune…

Stabilizing low blood sugar is key to many autoimmune, inflammatory, and brain-based disorders

One of the most common health issues I see in new patients is unstable blood sugar. Unstable blood sugar underlies many of the symptoms that autoimmune patients cope with, including exhaustion, insomnia, anxiety, depression, and brain fog. This is a relatively simple issue to remedy, and many patients don’t realize how deeply it impacts their…

Do you have a family history of Alzheimer’s or dementia?

Commonly mistaken for each other, Alzheimer’s and dementia are related, but not the same thing. Understanding the distinction between the two and Do you suffer from the following symptoms of brain fog? Perpetual mental fog Trouble concentrating or remembering things Life always seem difficult and tiring Depression Fatigue Lack of motivation If so, you may have…

Video: Free talk on underlying cause of depression and brain fog with Dr. Kelly Brogan, MD and Dr. Datis Kharrazian

Please join Kelly Brogan, MD and me for a recorded joint talk about the underlying causes of depression and brain fog. Click on the video above to watch the conversation. One of the most wonderful things about functional medicine is applying research findings clinically with often amazing results. And one of the most frustrating things…