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July 25, 2022

How to Treat Graves’ Disease Naturally

Graves disease can be scary. It often starts off with terrible symptoms like a racing heart and a sensation of panic. All too often people who have it go on for some time before getting answers. The core message I’d like to share is that Graves’ disease is treatable. Most […]
July 18, 2022

The Problem with Nutrient Panels

Wouldn’t it be great if all health problems could be solved by vitamins? I wish that were true. There are countless situations in which diet and lifestyle changes improve health. There are many situations where poor quality diets lead to health problems.
July 11, 2022

The 5 Most Misleading Nutrient Tests

Thankfully more and more practitioners offer nutrient tests. Yet they can be tricky. Not all tests are helpful and not all results can be taken at face value. Here are 5 common tests that can be highly misleading and how you can make better sense of them.
July 4, 2022

Benefits of L-Citrulline

L-Citrulline (Citrulline malate) is an amino acid that has been shown to improve energy levels, exercise capacity, blood sugar regulation, erectile function, cardiac health, and cancer risk. This article will explain its role in the human body and share evidence about its benefits.
June 27, 2022

Top 7 Questions About Thyroid Antibodies

The awareness of thyroid disease is at an all time high. Most people who see functional medicine practitioners are given full screens for thyroid disease and many of them end up with positive antibodies. These people are often not sure what these antibodies mean to their thyroid function or general […]
July 25, 2022

How to Treat Graves’ Disease Naturally

Graves disease can be scary. It often starts off with terrible symptoms like a racing heart and a sensation of panic. All too often people who have it go on for some time before getting answers. The core message I’d like to share is that Graves’ disease is treatable. Most […]
July 18, 2022

The Problem with Nutrient Panels

Wouldn’t it be great if all health problems could be solved by vitamins? I wish that were true. There are countless situations in which diet and lifestyle changes improve health. There are many situations where poor quality diets lead to health problems.
July 11, 2022

The 5 Most Misleading Nutrient Tests

Thankfully more and more practitioners offer nutrient tests. Yet they can be tricky. Not all tests are helpful and not all results can be taken at face value. Here are 5 common tests that can be highly misleading and how you can make better sense of them.
June 27, 2022

Top 7 Questions About Thyroid Antibodies

The awareness of thyroid disease is at an all time high. Most people who see functional medicine practitioners are given full screens for thyroid disease and many of them end up with positive antibodies. These people are often not sure what these antibodies mean to their thyroid function or general […]
June 20, 2022

Butyrate for Gut Health

Many have come to realize that a healthy body depends on a healthy gut. We now know that the intestinal flora regulates the immune system and has a role to play in every part of the body. In the early days of research on gut flora, it seemed that the […]
July 4, 2022

Benefits of L-Citrulline

L-Citrulline (Citrulline malate) is an amino acid that has been shown to improve energy levels, exercise capacity, blood sugar regulation, erectile function, cardiac health, and cancer risk. This article will explain its role in the human body and share evidence about its benefits.
April 18, 2022

Best Protein for Thyroid Disease

Many people with thyroid disease have come to realize the importance of a diet rich in protein. Yet there’s a great deal of confusion as to what type of protein is best when considering protein supplements.
April 11, 2022

Which Comes First, Your Adrenals or Your Thyroid?

Hi Dr. C, I’m excited to start the Thyroid Reset Diet, but my functional medicine practitioner said I have to treat adrenals before thyroid. I thought it was the other way around? Which should I do first?
March 14, 2022

Thyroid Daily: A Thyroid-Specific Multivitamin That Works

Recently, we’ve been rolling out an entirely new line of thyroid-specific supplements for people to enjoy. The one I want to profile today for you is called “Thyroid Daily,” and it is absolutely one of my favorites. Why? Let me explain…
February 28, 2022

Adrenal Energy: A Supplement To Get Your Adrenals Humming

If you are tired or have been generally concerned about your adrenals, then Adrenal Energy is a good fit for you. The normal dosage is two capsules each morning (with breakfast).
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

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

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