How Hypothyroidism causes depression and anxiety

How hypothyroidism causes depression and anxiety

Listen to the podcast on iTunes. (Also available on major podcast platforms). Watch the YouTube video. If you struggle with chronic depression, anxiety, or other mood disorders, you may suffer from undiagnosed hypothyroidism. A thyroid hormone deficiency can cause multiple brain-based symptoms. This is because thyroid hormones play an important role in the function of many areas…

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Brain fog and fatigue? Avoid These Risk Factors to Prevent Brain Inflammation

In my interview with Dhru Purohit of Dr. Mark Hyman’s Broken Brain Podcast series I talk about risk factors to prevent brain inflammation. Common symptoms of brain inflammation are brain fog, fatigue, memory loss, and depression. Many brain-based symptoms that most people think are a normal part of aging are not — they are symptoms…

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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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Dear Doctor: One patient’s frank insight into brain injury, mental health, and chronic illness

Mathias Herriges is a patient who has been working with Dr. Kharrazian to manage his sports-related brain injury and related chronic health conditions. He originally shared this letter to the Kharrazian Institute Members Only Facebook group. It is shared here with his permission. This is a follow-up to my case study presented roughly 9 months…

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What type of gluten intolerance do you have?

Advances in testing for gluten intolerance offer accurate assessment Gluten intolerance has been linked in the literature to 55 diseases so far, most of them autoimmune. Fortunately a revolutionary breakthrough in gluten reactivity testing at Cyrex Labs, founded on years of leading immunological research, is now available to help determine whether this ubiquitous substance is damaging…

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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…

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Beyond erectile dysfunction: Male hormones and autoimmunity, inflammation, and brain health

While male hormone imbalance is not a topic that gets as much press as female hormone imbalance, it is nevertheless vital to men’s health and well-being. It is important for practitioners and patients to understand the factors that underlie male hormone imbalances so the root caused can be addressed, instead of routing patients automatically to…

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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…

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