Thyroid Disease

Hypothyroidism is an extremely important condition to diagnose and treat properly. Our thyroid gland is responsible for metabolism, energy, mood, and to maintain proper weight. Symptoms associated with hypothyroidism are: cold hands and feet, hair thinning or loss, fatigue, weight gain, depression, constipation, and dryer skin. Patients will also complain of low body temperatures. Since…

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Ketogenic Diet for Weight Loss

The Ketogenic diet was popularized and redefined by my great mentor Dr. Robert Atkins. I have additionally reformed the diet further over the last several years. How does it work, and why does it work? Ketogenic literally means the creation of ketones. Ketones are a substitute fuel for our bodies when glucose is not readily…

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Prevent Diabetes

First of all, let me repeat: You can prevent diabetes from ever developing by eating properly. Even if you already disturbed the blood sugar and insulin resistance, you can stop them in their tracks without drugs simply by changing the way you eat. This applies even if your parents and or siblings have type two…

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Cytokine Storm

It has become increasingly clear that the most serious outcome of COVID-19 is the so-called cytokine storm, which occurs in a small majority of patients, but which is responsible for the deadly outcomes. What is the Cytokine Storm? Cytokines are cell signaling molecules that drive cells to areas of inflammation, infection, or trauma. They essentially…

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Telomere Length

Telomeres are protective caps at the end of DNA strands called chromosomes, which house our genome, our genetic material. In young humans, it’s length is 8000 to 10,000 nucleotides long. Telomere’s length, however, shortens with every cell division until it ultimately stops dividing or it dies. Why is this important? The longer your telomere is…

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COVID-19 and Inflammation

Researchers at Mount Sinai in New York and in the Netherlands have noticed young patients testing positive for COVID-19 have a significant increase in strokes, heart attacks, and pulmonary embolisms. Often these patients have no symptoms of COVID-19, or at most, very mild symptoms. What is happening? Is there a link between COVID-19 and inflammation?…

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Food for Parkinson’s

Being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease is life-changing, and it can be a terrifying diagnosis for many people. Considered to be a progressive, neurodegenerative disease, the debilitating symptoms of Parkinson’s can vary from person to person. Symptoms include muscle tremors, muscle pain, decreased dexterity, speech difficulty, dementia, depression, insomnia, constipation, urinary problems, weakness, mobility issues, and…

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Fast-Carbs

Fast carbohydrates are those starches that are absorbed quickly from our intestinal tracts. This results in these carbs being rapidly absorbed in the body and converted to glucose. This, in turn, causes our pancreas to release large amounts of insulin which tell our body to store fat! It also elevates cholesterol and triglycerides particularly LDL…

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Phthalates and Preterm Births

Phthalates, a group of hormone-mimicking chemicals that are utilized in many of the products we use, may increase the risk for preterm births, a new study suggests. Preterm birth is the leading cause of neonatal mortality, and a recent study discovered that exposure to phthalates, even before conception, may increase the risk of preterm birth.…

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