Thyroid Dysfunction and Men’s Health

Men have thyroid problems, too!  A significant proportion of men suffer from thyroid symptoms, and I believe many more men are going through life undiagnosed. About 20% of the general U.S. population has been diagnosed with thyroid dysfunction, and an estimated 20% more are walking around undiagnosed with these same conditions. Common male maladies such as […]

Thyroid Hormone Meds Get an “F”

70% (yes, seventy percent) of all people taking thyroid hormone replacement medication continue to suffer from thyroid symptoms! I think you’ll agree that 30% success rate earns an “F.” If you’ve been diagnosed with a thyroid problem and you’re taking Synthroid or other replacement thyroid hormone but you don’t feel much better and/or you continually […]

Thyroid Health and Stomach Acid

For good thyroid health, it’s important to have sufficient acid in your stomach. With all the TV commercials for antacids, it seems like excess stomach acid is a big problem for Americans. The opposite is actually true: acid reflux, heartburn, or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disorder) is usually caused by too little hydrochloric acid being produced […]

4 Reasons to NOT Take Synthroid or Armour Thyroid

Hypothyroidism, or low thyroid function, is a modern epidemic, especially among women. Most conventional medical doctors do insufficient testing, don’t ask enough questions about the patient, and are far too quick to prescribe synthetic thyroid hormone before they understand what is happening with a person’s biochemistry. Qualified functional wellness practitioners, such as myself, will discover […]

Visceral Fat: are you “skinny-fat?”

Visceral Fat: deep, hidden fat with deep health consequences Can’t pinch an inch of belly fat? You may be a normal, healthy weight, but you could still have excess fat hiding deep inside you, surrounding your vital organs. Visceral fat can’t be seen, and even skinny people aren’t immune from accumulating too much of it. […]

What’s in Your EVOO?

In recent years, we’ve heard much about the health benefits of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO). Olive oil consists mainly of monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), healthy fats that may help lower your risk of heart disease, lower levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, and even help control blood sugar and insulin levels. [1] These healthy MUFAs […]