Simple Paleo Pumpkin Bread

Perfectly simple and delicious Paleo Pumpkin Bread that’s great alone as a breakfast bread or toasted with butter or nut butter. Packed with sweet pumpkin spice flavor, it’s hearty yet tender and moist and contains no dairy, refined sugar or grains. Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 1 hour Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes Servings 10 servings Calories 198 kcal Author Michele-paleorunningmomma.com         Ingredients …read more


Symptoms and Tests for Hypothyroid

What are common symptoms of hypothyroidism? “Some common symptoms of hypothyroidism,” Dr. Goodbinder says, “include lack of energy and ability to lose weight, sleep issues when you wake up every couple hours, you haven’t had a bowel movement in a while… Maybe your hair is falling out or you get some depression”. The symptoms of …read more


Healthy Marshmallow Recipe

These fluffy honey-sweetened homemade marshmallows will deliver all the flavor but none of the health-compromising refined sugar. Plus, these can be made in a coconut or chocolate version (see below) based on the recipes plans or preferences. This simple recipe will make you wonder why you ever bought marshmallows at the store. But remember, the …read more


How does functional medicine approach hypothyroidism?

Traditional medicine prefers to look at hypothyroidism as your thyroid isn’t producing enough hormones; they then often just give you that hormone, instead of addressing why the thyroid isn’t making it itself. Regular medicine usually operates in a sense that if you are missing something, they just give you that something you are missing, rather …read more


Is hypothyroidism genetic?

“Your genetics loads the gun, your lifestyle fires the gun,” says Dr. Goodbinder. What he means by this metaphor is yes, you can have the gene in your DNA makeup. However, there is something in your lifestyle that allows the gene to express itself or not; it’s your day to day activities, habits, and routines …read more


What is Thyroid Stimulating Hormone?

What is TSH and how does it relate to low thyroid? “TSH is Thyroid Stimulating Hormone. It’s one of the most commons things tested when looking for hyperthyroid,” says Dr. Goodbinder. It doesn’t tell you what is going what’s going on with a thyroid, but it’s what they use to check your medications. The purpose …read more



CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI BREAKFAST MUFFINS

                  Makes about 12 muffins Ingredients: 1 cup coconut sugar 1/2 cup coconut oil 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons organic vanilla 1 1/2 cups cassava flour 3/4 cup cocoa powder (I like this brand) 1 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini (or about 2 medium-sized) 1/2 cup pumpkin …read more


Will Certain Foods Impact The Functioning of My Thyroid?

Will Certain Foods Impact The Functioning of My Thyroid? Foods certainly can impact the functioning of your thyroid. It all depends on the person as to what foods will help or hurt your thyroid. A lot of resources online will say that dark leafy greens such as Kale or Collard Greens can decrease the performance …read more




Can Birth Control Pills Affect My Thyroid?

Can Birth Control Pills Affect My Thyroid? “I’m not a medical doctor, I don’t tell people to get off their medications. However, medications are processed through your liver. Your liver is integral to activating your thyroid hormone. And, if you are constantly putting exogenous or synthetic hormones through your liver, it has to process it. …read more


Is Thyroid Dysfunction an Autoimmune Disease?

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Is Thyroid Dysfunction an Autoimmune Disease? “Thyroid dysfunction. Is it an autoimmune disease? The answer can be both yes and no. The vast majority of the time a thyroid issue is due to an autoimmune disease. However, there are many different ways to express hyper or hypothyroid symptoms.” What are common types of autoimmune thyroid …read more


At What Age do Thyroid Problems Start?

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  Thyroid problems can arise at any age. Often, this occurs after a larger change in either your body or lifestyle like pregnancy or a significant diet change. Changes in the body can affect the thyroid gland resulting in irregular production of thyroid hormones. This can result in low energy and significant weight gain. What …read more


What Causes Weight Gain?

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You can’t lose weight but you keep working out all the time. You’re eating right and you can’t figure out why you just can’t lose a pound. You see all your friends successfully diet and they lose weight. When you try it you don’t lose any weight. What’s causing your weight gain? What can cause …read more


Can Crohn’s Disease Return Once it is Healed?

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Unfortunately, Crohn’s disease can return even after it has healed. Typically, the way people get their Crohn’s disease to go away is to take a medication. And, when they take a medication and it goes away, they say “Wow, I’m in remission and I feel great.” But this decrease in symptoms is often short lived. Why …read more


How Can I Heal Crohn’s Disease Naturally?

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If you have Crohn’s disease and you think you have to take medication forever, you’re wrong. I have had a whole lot of patients, an abundant number of patients, who have had Crohn’s disease who will never take medication again, because they understand now how to take care of themselves. Is it Possible to Manage …read more


Will I Need Surgery For My Crohn’s Disease?

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Although Crohn’s disease isn’t necessarily a curable disease, many treatment options do exist. These treatment options are only known to merely slow the symptoms of the disease. When medicines fall short, doctors will usually turn to surgery, but this isn’t necessarily the best choice either. Dr. Goodbinder at the Epigenetics Healing Center provides a different …read more


Solutions for Crohn’s Disease

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Unfortunately, many people experience lifelong discomfort and pain caused by Crohn’s Disease. Although this disease can’t necessarily be cured, options do exist and can help deplete some of the symptoms. Oral medication, surgery, and chemotherapy drugs are a few of these options, but The Epigenetics Healing Center of Kansas City provides alternative options for those looking for a …read more


Dangers of Not Addressing Type 2 Diabetes

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Type 2 diabetes is, in fact, the most common form of diabetes. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 90 percent of people around the world who suffer from diabetes suffer from type 2 diabetes. What is T2D? T2D causes your blood glucose levels to rise above normal levels due to your body’s …read more


Can Crohn’s Disease Be Prevented?

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Preventing Crohn’s disease is easier than getting it into remission. Crohn’s disease is a chronic illness in which people may experience their entire lives. Even during remission, flare-ups can exist for weeks or months. Taking control of your Crohn’s disease and setting up a life restoration program can help set you up for a healthy …read more


The Connection Between GI Issues and Fibromyalgia

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If you are suffering from both GI issues and fibromyalgia, and you believe these two are related, you could very well be correct. GI issues, or gastrointestinal symptoms, include problems like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diarrhea, constipation, bloating and heartburn. If any of these symptoms started to occur around the time your fibromyalgia did, they are …read more


Is Not Addressing My Fibromyalgia Dangerous?

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If you suffer from widespread pain, tenderness and a number of other symptoms that come with the chronic disorder of fibromyalgia, it may be time to take control of your health and fight back. Plenty of options exist, and you can choose one to best suit your needs and lifestyle. Dangers of Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia is not just …read more


Medicine once diagnosed with Fibromyalgia

Do I have to take medicine for the rest of my life? When you were diagnosed with fibromyalgia they gave you Cymbalta, Gabapentin, Lyrica, opiate pain killers, or muscle relaxants, and they are trying to manage your symptoms. But I want you to know you do not have to be on drugs the rest of …read more


Is Parkinson’s Disease Hereditary?

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Is Parkinson’s Disease Hereditary? Parkinson’s disease is hereditary. Meaning somebody has had it and it’s in your genetic code to have it. But as we know through studies and epigenetics, we don’t express all of our genes. We have a billion genes and at any point in time we only express a handful. When we …read more


How is Fibromyalgia Diagnosed?

How is Fibromyalgia Diagnosed

How is Fibromyalgia Diagnosed? Fibromyalgia is diagnosed with symptoms. There are certain amounts of tender points in the body that a doctor will feel and you will say “I have pain!”. Then they say “you have Fibromyalgia,” or they will do a bunch of other testing and say they have ruled out everything else and …read more


Low Thyroid Symptoms: Brain Fog & Forgetfulness?

Brain fog, an inability to think straight, forgetfulness, they are all symptoms of thyroid issues. Simply because the same pathway of the body that creates part of your thyroid pathway is necessary for sleep and weight cycle, as well as short-term memory. This spot in your brain is called the hippocampus and it is the …read more


Can I Reverse My Parkinson’s Naturally?

The natural process for reversing Parkinson’s symptoms is to change your lifestyle because currently, the medical community only treats your dopamine levels. They just say “you are low in dopamine so we are going to give you more; we are going to give you the synthetic L-dopa.” But, to truly to reverse Parkinson’s you need to …read more



Are Aches and Pains Symptoms of Low Thyroid?

Aches and pains can be a symptom of low thyroid function or poor thyroid function, simply because all over your body, in your muscles and joints, and all your cells you have thyroid receptors. But more than that, the majority of women (up to 90%) who take thyroid medication will fail to have any type …read more


What are the common symptoms of Parkinson’s?

What are the common symptoms of Parkinson’s? Common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are wheel rigidity of the arm, you can’t get your arms to unstick, you’re rolling pills in your hands, you’re forgetful, you have a lot of musculoskeletal symptoms as far as being able to do what you want to do. They are called …read more


Avoiding Diabetes

Avoiding Diabetes with Functional Medicine The worldwide, type-2 diabetes epidemic has been thoroughly documented. Yet despite extensive study and analysis, there has been little actual progress in slowing the spread of this chronic disease. Numerous medications such as metformin and glyburide are available to help counter the severe problems that result from unchecked diabetes. But …read more