Hepatitis C Virus and Hashimoto’s Disease

What is Hepatitis C?

The Hepatitis C Virus infects the liver and it can spread to other body tissues such as the thyroid gland. Once inside the thyroid gland, it multiplies and may cause Hashimoto’s disease. Hepatitis C has also been found to trigger arthritis, diabetes, autoimmunity to the liver, Sjogren’s syndrome, and autoimmunity to the kidney. Chronic infection of the liver causes liver cirrhosis and even liver cancer.

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Dr. Izabella Wentz Interview

In this exciting interview on The Dr. Hedberg Show, I interviewed Dr. Izabella Wentz.  We had a great conversation and covered some very practical information that everyone can use right away.

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Stacey Robbins Interview

Stacey Robbins Interview

In this episode of The Dr. Hedberg Show I interview Stacey Robbins!  This was a very unique interview because we didn’t focus on biochemistry, but rather how Hashimoto’s can affect your life and your relationships.

Stacey Robbins (Certified Health Coach and Certified Yoga Instructor RYT200)
is an award-winning Author, Speaker, and Integrated Wellness Coach.

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Hypothyroid Mom – Dana Trentini Interview

Hypothyroid Mom – Dana Trentini Interview

In this podcast episode I interview Dana Trentini, the founder of the well-known Hypothyroid Mom blog.  I really enjoyed our talk, in particular discussing thyroid issues with someone who is so passionate about thyroid health.

Dana Trentini created the thyroid advocacy blog Hypothyroid Mom. Dana launched her blog on October 1st, 2012, in memory of the unborn baby she lost due to hypothyroidism. She set out on a mission to learn all she could about hypothyroidism and to share her discoveries with people around the globe. Dana has since been featured in The Wall Street Journal and The Atlantic.

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Ketogenic Diet Benefits

Ketogenic Diet Benefits

When I was bodybuilding in the 1990’s, we used to use the ketogenic diet to burn off that extra bit of stubborn fat.  We would only do it for about 3-4 days however and would then cycle the diet for 2-3 weeks maximum.

The ketogenic diet works well to burn fat while preserving muscle mass which is extremely important when you are dieting because lean muscle mass is vital for good health.

What is ketosis?

The ketogenic diet converts the body into a fat-burning metabolism known as ketosis which basically means that your body is producing energy from ketones rather than glucose.  Ketones are made from fat and your body has no problem running on ketones instead of glucose.

Ketosis is not to be confused with the serious condition known as diabetic ketoacidosis which occurs in type 1 diabetes and is a life-threatening condition.  Sometimes nurses and doctors confuse these two which are completely separate physiological states.

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The Low FODMAP Diet

The Low FODMAP Diet

What are FODMAPs and how do I follow a low FODMAP diet?

FODMAPs or Fermentable Oligo-Di-Monosaccharides and Polyols are a specific type of carbohydrate found in certain foods that you must avoid if you are following a low FODMAP diet.  The family of FODMAPs include:

  • Lactose from dairy products.
  • Fructans:  garlic, onions, wheat etc.
  • Galactans:  legumes such as lentils, beans, soybeans etc.
  • Fructose:  honey, certain fruits, high fructose corn syrup etc.
  • Polyols:  stone fruits such as avocados, peaches, plums, cherries, apricots, nectarines etc. and sweeteners such as xylitol, sorbitol, mannitol.

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Monolaurin Interview With Dr. Jeff Moss

Monolaurin Interview With Dr. Jeff Moss

In this interview with Dr. Jeff Moss I discussed all of the health benefits and uses of monolaurin which is one of my favorite supplements for infections and healthy immune system function.  The interview is about twenty minutes but it is packed with great information.

What is Monolaurin?

Monolaurin is a “monoester” formed from lauric acid which is a medium chain fatty acid.  Monolaurin is the main antiviral and antibacterial found in human breast milk as well as in coconut.  Monlaurin works well against certain viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites.  Monolaurin has also been shown to improve immune system function in addition to its ability to target infections. Read more