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

Spring Rolls Recipe

  Prep time: 30 minutes, Cook time: 10 minutes Serves: 3 to 5 Ingredients: 6 to 8 large napa cabbage leaves 1 tablespoon coconut oil, palm oil, or leaf lard 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup ground pork, chicken, or beef 1/4 cup finely grated carrots 1/2 cup finely shredded cabbage 1/2 cup finely sliced …read more

Eggs Benedict Recipe

Ingredients: 8 oz Swiss chard or spinach, washed and ribs removed if using chard and cut into 2 inch pieces 1-2 Cloves garlic, minced 1 Heirloom or other tomato, sliced 4 Large eggs, poached or over medium 2 tsp. Vinegar, optional ½ tsp Salt Ingredients for Hollandaise sauce: 3 Large egg yolks 4 oz. Coconut …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

How Can I Cope With Parkinson’s Disease?

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Parkinson’s is a disease that causes certain nerve cells in the brain to gradually break down and eventually die. The brain then begins to function abnormally causing the many symptoms of Parkinson’s. Your genes ultimately play a major role in this disease, but there is actually no proven cause of Parkinson’s. Diagnosis usually comes around …read more

What is the Danger in Not Addressing My Parkinson’s Disease?

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Parkinson’s disease itself is not fatal, but the many symptoms that come with it make this disease very serious. Those with Parkinson’s may have lost hope in options being that there is no true cure, but not addressing this disease will only make life more difficult. What is Parkinson’s Disease? Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative …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

How To Heal Rheumatoid Arthritis Naturally

There are absolutely ways to help heal Rheumatoid Arthritis naturally. What I’d like to suggest is to heal Rheumatoid Arthritis “scientifically” versus just attacking what’s inflamed. Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints. Rheumatoid Arthritis is often treated with medication to reduce the inflammation in your joints in order …read more

How is Fibromyalgia Treated?

Treatments for Fibromyalgia range from muscle relaxants, opiates and other habit-forming drugs to selective serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors like Cymbalta, Gabapentin, LYRICA, Gablin and different drugs like that. What they are all trying to do is manage symptoms of pain. Some of them are trying to manage your nerves firing, so they’re actually decreasing your …read more

What Is Asthma?

Asthma is an inflammatory disorder of the lungs. Asthma occurs when a person’s airways become inflamed, narrow and swell, and produce extra mucus, which can make it very difficult to breathe. What we need to understand is this: the lungs fill with mucous, the bronchial tubes (or the airways of your throat) can close down. …read more

What is the treatment for Crohn’s disease?

Low-grade chemotherapy drugs Surgery Daily Oral Medications Treatment for Crohn’s disease can vary. It can involve low-grade chemotherapy drugs, surgery, or oral medications taken on a daily basis, for life. It is sad because by treating the disease, we are missing the forest through the trees. With Crohn’s disease, you are trying to isolate it as …read more

What are the common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease?

Muscular Symptoms: Stiff muscles, difficulty standing and walking, difficulty with bodily movements, involuntary movements, muscle rigidity, slow bodily movement, problems with coordination, or slow shuffling gait. Tremor Symptoms: Tremors can occur at rest, in the hands, limbs or can be postural. Cognitive Symptoms: Amnesia, confusion during evening hours, dementia or difficulty thinking or understanding. Sensory …read more

What are the signs and symptoms of Fibromyalgia?

Widespread muscle pain and tenderness Muscle tenderness, delayed onset muscle soreness or muscle spasms Feelings of pins and needles, sensitivity to cold or sensitivity to pain Constipation, nausea or passing excessive amounts of gas Forgetfulness or lack of concentration Anxiety, mood swings or nervousness Fatigue, feeling tired or malaise Fibromyalgia is characterized by pain all …read more

How To Manage Type 2 Diabetes

Take Responsibility Become Accountable Learn what it takes to truly make you better The best way to manage your type-2 diabetes according to the medical community is to take an oral glucophage – metformin, or glimepiride. Then, as your condition gets worse, you probably start taking insulin too. However, from my perspective I’ve seen many …read more