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February 22, 2021
brazil nuts

Do Brazil Nuts Cause Hair Loss?

Can Brazil nuts cause you to lose your hair? The short answer? No. However, I recently read something suggesting exactly that. As with most things that contain a grain of truth, or misunderstanding of a concept (keep reading to see where this idea came from), it inspired me to put […]
February 19, 2021

Podcast – Do You Have Thyroid Disease? How Much Iodine is Safe in Your Supplements? with Dr. Alan Christianson

Every single form of Iodine enters the body as Iodide. We can get it from food, medications, topical products, and supplements. But how much Iodine would be considered healthy?
February 19, 2021

Podcast – How Much Iodine is in Your Skincare? with Dr. Alan Christianson

Some products you put on your skin can have substantial amounts of Iodine such as topicals and cosmetics. How much Iodine have you been taking?
February 15, 2021
safflower oil

Is Safflower Oil In Your Kitchen?

I want to share with you a product you may not have heard much about before: safflower oil. In this article, I’ll share with you what it is, why it helps, and how you can be getting it into your system starting today.
February 8, 2021
autoimmune disease

Should you get a COVID vaccine if you have an autoimmune disease?

I think it is a good question and one worth considering. We know that certain infections can contribute to autoimmune disease and that there has been some talk about whether vaccines may also contribute. I’ll share the facts we have at this point. The decision will be yours.
February 22, 2021
brazil nuts

Do Brazil Nuts Cause Hair Loss?

Can Brazil nuts cause you to lose your hair? The short answer? No. However, I recently read something suggesting exactly that. As with most things that contain a grain of truth, or misunderstanding of a concept (keep reading to see where this idea came from), it inspired me to put […]
February 1, 2021
thyroid function

Fluoride, Bromine, and Chlorine: Are Halides Really Your Thyroid?

Have you ever heard of halides? Maybe you have, maybe you haven’t, but it’s something I have gotten a lot of questions about lately. That’s why I want to perform a deep dive into what they are, and what they mean for your thyroid function.
January 28, 2021

Can the Thyroid Reset Diet Help Those Who Do Not Have a Thyroid?

A large number of people with thyroid disease have little or no thyroid function of their own. People don’t make significant amounts of thyroid hormone when:
January 28, 2021

How to Test Your Iodine Levels

If too much iodine can cause thyroid disease, how do you know if you are getting too much? It is a logical question, and thankfully there are ways to test. However, most tests are not accurate, and in many cases, testing is not helpful. This article will help you decide […]
January 28, 2021

Thyroid Reset Diet for Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism is the condition in which the body has too much thyroid hormone. It might seem like too much would be a blessing for those who suffer from too little, but it is not.
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

The Iodine Controversy

Why in the world is iodine controversial? The funny thing is that it’s not. Except for within natural medicine. In today’s article, I wanted to explain why there are contrasting views. I’ll explain where these ideas came from, what their core claims are, and we’ll talk through the evidence on […]
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 […]
April 13, 2020
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COVID-19 Stress Reduction

As things are changing, and changing rapidly, I wanted to make a point of checking in with you from time to time to help assess your health. One of these things worth assessing is the state of your adrenals, and how things might be changing during this pandemic.
April 12, 2020

Bonus 5 a Day Recipe

Special note: Tomorrow is the last day to join us for the metabolism challenge. We are not selling anything. I’m trying to get you to join because I believe the most important thing you can do right now is to get healthy and shed any extra inches. It seems that […]
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
eosinophilic esophagitis

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.
March 5, 2018
adrenal fatigue

Is SIBO a real condition?

Do you have SIBO? Have you heard about it? I set out to write a simple guide about which diet would help SIBO the most. Once I got started on the science, something entirely different emerged. Please take a deep breath and sit down. Trust me, you’re in for a […]
December 4, 2017

The 12 Days of Christianson are here!

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
one pot roast

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