4 Ways to Heal Faster While Taking Fewer Supplements

4 Ways to Heal Faster While Taking Fewer Supplements

n the current health care model, we have all be trained to take a pill for an ill. And most of us apply that mindset in alternative health care. We just switch our pills from drugs to supplements.

THIS DOESN'T WORK!

Health will never, ever be found at the bottom of a bottle. Think about it. If healing disease was as simple as taking a supplement, we would all be in amazing health. But we are not.

ost of us choose our supplements based on seductive marketing messages that make us believe that feeling amazing just requires swallowing a pill. But do those supplements ever live up to their promises? No.

Supplements are only effective when applied in the context of YOUR physiology.

Endotoxin, Autoimmune Disease, and Alkaline Phosphatase

Endotoxin, Autoimmune Disease, and Alkaline Phosphatase

Maybe you have heard that your gut health may be contributing to autoimmune disease. Maybe you have even heard that your gut bacteria influence your immune system. But how? To answer that, we have to talk about endotoxin and alkaline phosphatase.

Immune Balance in Autoimmune Disease

Immune Balance in Autoimmune Disease

Autoimmune disease is when your immune system attacks your own tissues. In Hashimoto's, the immune system attacks the thyroid. In multiple sclerosis, the nerves. In rheumatoid arthritis, the joints. But why does your immune system behave this way? What is the underlying immune imbalance that results in your immune system attacking your body?

The Thyroid-Adrenal Connection

The Thyroid-Adrenal Connection

The hormones from your thyroid interact with the hormones from your adrenal gland. The hormones from your adrenal gland impact the way your thyroid functions. They exist in a balance. When one is out of balance, the other usually follows. So often to restore balance to the thyroid, we have to restore balance to the adrenal glands first. Or vice versa.

Understanding Your Thyroid Labs through Integrative Medicine

Understanding Your Thyroid Labs through Integrative Medicine

You see, conventional medicine doesn't teach doctors how to properly assess thyroid function. They only teach doctors how to detect severe thyroid dysfunction. Because it is only when thyroid dysfunction is severe that conventional medicine can treat it (with drugs and surgery). Conventional medicine is not interested in knowing when your thyroid dysfunction is mild or moderate because they can do nothing to help you. So most doctors are not interested in looking for a problem if they can't fix it. So they don't run the right tests.

But lucky for you, there are doctors, such as myself, that know how to detect and treat all stages of thyroid dysfunction.

What is Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)?

What is Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)?

If you have been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), chances are that you actually have small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). Normally, you have small amounts of bacteria present in your small intestine. In SIBO, the bacteria proliferate in your small intestine where they ferment sugars from your food leading to digestive symptoms.

Adrenal Fatigue is a Myth

Adrenal Fatigue is a Myth

Adrenal fatigue is a term used to describe a collection of symptoms that results from low functioning adrenal glands. Symptoms may include difficulty getting out of bed, low energy, sweet cravings, and difficulty falling asleep. Adrenal fatigue is a result of elevated and prolonged stress. The idea is that your adrenal glands get overtaxed and are unable to make adrenal hormones. This is a myth. Instead, we need to explore the HPA axis to explain these symptoms. 

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

What is naturopathic medicine?

Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct primary health care profession that combines the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science. Naturopathic physicians are trained as primary care providers who diagnose, treat and manage patients with acute and chronic conditions, while addressing disease and dysfunction at the level of body, mind and spirit.

How Inflammation Affects Your Health

How Inflammation Affects Your Health

Most of us know that inflammation is bad. But most of don't know exactly what inflammation is. Nor do we know how and why it's bad. In this post, we will answer the questions what is inflammation and how does inflammation affect health.