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 […]

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 […]

Stress and Your Gut – Part 2

Last week we learned how stress can affect your digestion.  That’s just the beginning of the story of what stress can do your intestines. Stress can come from within, as a reaction to everyday pressures, which raises our levels of stress hormones.  As I mentioned in the first post in this series, chronic high cortisol […]