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November 22, 2021

Your Anxiety is Trying to Help You with Dr. Nicole Cain

Let’s talk about anxiety. At any given point in time, a person has a 30% chance of suffering from it. Some people are aware of it but they struggle to manage it while some others are not aware and it may be managing them, causing a lot of symptoms that they think are coming from other factors or making other conditions feel a lot worse.
November 1, 2021

Podcast – Dangers of too much Vitamin D With Dr. Deva Boone

There are so many questions about Vitamin D today especially in the media regarding its relevance to general health, thyroid health and how it is related to COVID. There are a lot of arguments as to how Vitamin D can be beneficial to humans, and the recent one is its contribution to fight COVID-19.
October 1, 2021

Podcast – Top Myths About Carbs and Weight Gain With Dr. Stephan Guyenet

Do you feel like your cravings are out of control? Are you worried that the sugar in carbs and fructose is sending your insulin on a roller coaster that is the culprit behind your weight gain? And why is it that the amount and types of food we intend to consume rarely line up with our actual dietary intake?
September 17, 2021

Podcast – Is Adrenal Fatigue Real? with Ari Whitten

Is adrenal fatigue a real thing? Is it the culprit behind some of your most frustrating chronic symptoms? Do low levels of cortisol mean that your body is unable to make cortisol? The balance and rhythm of your cortisol levels are immensely important to your health and can be one of the biggest predictors of your longevity and wellbeing, but regulating your cortisol levels can be an unnecessarily frustrating journey with misinformation at every turn.
September 6, 2021

What Do Your Hashimoto’s Test Results Really Mean?

Test results can be a bit of a tricky beast. Maybe you’ve been told you have Hashimoto’s, or you think you might have it, but now you have these results and you’re not really sure what to make of them. Don’t worry, because in this article I’ll help you make […]
September 6, 2021

What Do Your Hashimoto’s Test Results Really Mean?

Test results can be a bit of a tricky beast. Maybe you’ve been told you have Hashimoto’s, or you think you might have it, but now you have these results and you’re not really sure what to make of them. Don’t worry, because in this article I’ll help you make […]
August 30, 2021

Everything You Need to Know About Deprescribing Safely

Have you ever wondered, “Can I stop taking my thyroid meds?” Several studies show that around a third of the people taking thyroid hormones don’t need them. Unnecessarily using medications can cause a greater risk of harm and open you up to unwelcome medical monitoring.
August 9, 2021

Are There Real Dangers With Chronic Cardio?

How much exercise is too much? Is there even such a thing? Today, I want to help you reexamine the dangers of what some call ‘chronic cardio.’ This is a phrase coined by those who have concerns about the harm of aerobic exercises, but what do you need to know […]
August 2, 2021

What Do You Do If Your Symptoms Aren’t Matching Your Labs?

It’s frustrating when you know that something feels wrong, but your tests aren’t showing it. Today’s article is all about symptoms and thyroid lab tests, and what you should do if your labs say you’re normal, or even optimal, but you still don’t feel quite right.
July 26, 2021

What Low TSH and Low T3 Truly Means

Hi Dr. C, “My functional medicine doctor says my T3 is too low but when he raises my dose my TSH gets too low but my T3 does not go up. What can I do?” Lorraine
May 17, 2021

Your Complete Guide To Adrenal Testing

Let’s talk about testing your adrenals. Here’s a quick introduction to the concept of adrenal testing. If you have unexplained symptoms, like feeling wiped out, faint, bouts of insomnia, poor stress tolerance, or anxiety, it is worth it to screen your adrenal function.
March 17, 2021

Natural Micronutrients to Reset Immunity

Are immune tonics safe? What if you have an autoimmune disease? Are they even helpful? A reader recently reached out with an echinacea autoimmune disease-related question. I get a lot of these, and not just about echinacea.
October 5, 2020

A Brief History of Thyroid Disease and Natural Thyroid Medication

Today, I want to share with you a quick run-through of the history of thyroid disease and thyroid treatments. That’s because I think it’s always helpful to know why we have the various conundrums, debates, and conflicts we have in medicine.
August 10, 2020

Iodine: Do you need more or less?

Iodine brings with it a whole host of questions: How much iodine is safe per day? Should hypothyroid patients take iodine? What’s the role of iodine in pregnancy? And, why in the world is iodine controversial? The funny thing is that it’s not. Except for within natural medicine. In today’s […]
June 15, 2020

Should You Be Taking A Probiotic Every Day?

If you were putting together a list of all the things you should take every day, the best suggestion is to make that list as short as possible. That’s because, if you make the criteria too lax about the things you take, you will soon be taking a whole lot […]
March 28, 2019

Update – Surprising Danger About Bentonite Clay

Is bentonite clay safe? Can bentonite clay cause cancer? I have heard many people share how bentonite clay has helped their digestion and skin symptoms. It seemed plausible to me at first, but I had never really thought about it.
September 24, 2018
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Do You Have Eosinophilic Esophagitis?

Do you have eosinophilic esophagitis? Or, maybe you have suspected you have it? If you think you do, or need to be sure, let me give you a clearer understanding of what it is all about (and what you can do to be sure you have it).
August 27, 2018

Should You Be Afraid Of “Clean Meat”?

Have you heard the “second agricultural revolution”? This is an idea that is super important to me. It could even completely change the world. Let’s dive into an era of clean meat.
December 4, 2017

The 12 Days of Christianson are here!

October 16, 2017

Are Medications “Hall Passes” or “Lottery Tickets”?

You might have been told that taking pills to lower your blood pressure, your blood sugar, or your cholesterol helps to protect you against harm. Those who have high cholesterol have higher risks for heart disease, those with high blood pressure have more stroke risk, and those with high blood […]
January 25, 2021

Is Ginger A Problem If You Have Thyroid Disease?

I recently got a really great question about the use of ginger for cooking, and what relationship ginger shares with your thyroid overall. If you were ever curious or concerned about whether or not you should be cooking with ginger, this discussion is for you.
July 27, 2020

The Truth About Turmeric: In Your Diet, As A Supplement, And For Your Best Health

Today, let’s talk all about turmeric. Did you know there has been a lot of new data coming out about it?
April 20, 2020
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One Pot Roast & Vegetables

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 beef roast (2-3 lbs.) fat trimmed off 1 medium onion, cut into chunks 3 celery stalks, cut into 3-inch pieces 3-4 large carrots, peeled and cut into 3-inch pieces, or 1 can of canned carrots
April 19, 2020

Steel Cut Oat Risotto

Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 cup – steel-cut oats 1 Medium onion, diced 3 cups – chicken broth 1 Clove garlic – crushed
April 15, 2020

Pineapple Shrimp