Liver function plays a key role in functional medicine protocols

Did you know your liver can play a role in inflammation, leaky gut, food sensitivities, chemical sensitivities, and autoimmunity? Tending to liver function and liver detoxification is a vital part of functional medicine protocols to address chronic health issues. Liver detoxification involves making fat-soluble compounds water-soluble so they can be eliminated in urine, feces, or…

Functional Medicine Articles Index

Browse Our Website Looking for a certain health topic or article? Browse my archives for all content that’s been published on my website. Search: EmailShareTweetPinShareMore Articles by Top Categories Brain Disorders A neurological, or brain disorder is any disorder of the nervous system. Structural, biochemical or electrical abnormalities in the brain, spinal cord or other nerves can result…

Dr. K. Interviews and Videos (Brain)

EmailShareTweetPinShareMore Ultimate Health Podcast Episode 267: Why Isn’t My Brain Working? Check out my latest brain book interview with Dr. Jesse Chaps and Marni Wasserman at ultimate health podcast about brain health. Listen to the podcast HERE. Save Your Brain Webinar Dr. Kharrazian and Sean Croxton discuss Brain Fog Sean Croxton of Underground Wellness and I had a great…

Save Your Brain Glossary

A acetylcholine: A neurotransmitter (brain chemical) responsible for learning and memory. all-or-none principle of neuronal response: The principle that a neuron either responds completely to communication from another neuron, or not at all. alpha gliadin: A portion of the gluten protein, commonly associated with celiac disease. antagonistic hormone: Hormones that oppose each other’s actions. antioxidant:…

Poor Brain Function: One of the Most Common Causes of Persistent Thyroid Symptoms in Hashimoto’s

How brain health determines the progression of your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism Hashimoto’s is more than an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. It creates inflammation that impacts the entire body, but especially the brain, the tissue most sensitive to inflammation. The autoimmunity of Hashimoto’s keeps the brain in a constant state of inflammation that impairs brain…

Dr. Kharrazian Interviews

EmailShareTweetPinShareMore Muscle Intelligence Podcast: Boost Brain Health, Heal Autoimmunity, and Improve the Gut Microbiome with Dr. Datis Kharrazian Dr. Datis Kharrazian has spent decades paving a new way to health and wellness within the space of autoimmunity, long before the terms “gut microbiome” and “neuro-inflammation” were widely used.  Today, Dr. Kharrazian’s understanding of neurological biomarkers, triggering…

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…

When thyroid hormones don’t relieve depression

Also: Amazon reviews, recent podcast interviews, and the functional neurology conference (bottom of post) Depression is a common symptom of hypothyroidism, yet many people become frustrated when their thyroid hormone medication does not relieve depression. This is because the effects of hypothyroidism on the brain are more complicated than people realize and thyroid hormone medication…

Preventing and treating autism, ADHD, Tourette’s, OCD

New book talks about preventing and treating childhood brain disorders Does your child have ADHD, autism, Tourette’s, OCD, dyslexia, learning disabilities, or another brain-based disorder? Or perhaps you’re having second thoughts about conceiving because the risks of giving birth to a child who develops autism, ADHD, or other brain development disorders is so much higher…