If you’ve ever smoked, used non-stick cookware, or live in a city, you might be dealing with heavy metal toxicity. And if you’re also dealing with thyroid imbalance, you know just how much it can affect a person’s life. What you may not know yet, however, is how strong the […]
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 […]
Do you feel fearful of carbohydrates? Essential nutrients have been demonized by many popular diets which have only resulted in confusion and frustration for too many. Our conversation today centers around the role of insulin in both health and disease.
Is it possible to avoid iodine entirely? The concerns about iodine, especially for those with thyroid disease, are not limited to what we put in our mouths. Many people try to avoid iodine by eliminating it from their diet, but there are other sources of iodine that may be negatively affecting your thyroid levels. Beauty and skincare products with high iodine levels, especially those containing seaweed, sea salts, and kelp, may also contribute to dangerously high TSH levels.
“Just get over it” might be the worst possible advice someone can hear after suffering through a major life crisis. Trauma can be a major source of chronic symptoms, but too often it is misunderstood and left unresolved, resulting in prolonged health problems and unnecessary suffering.
The current global pandemic surrounding the novel coronavirus has encouraged a lot of thought about how we handle disease spread, the way cities function, and has generally changed almost every aspect of our day-to-day lives.
Are antidepressants harmful? Do their side effects outweigh their benefits? Should you avoid using them except in the most critical cases? The answers to these questions only matter if the medications you’re taking actually work. And, particularly in the case of psychotherapy drugs, the answer is not always a clear one.
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 […]