Are artificial sweeteners bad for you?

Are artificial sweeteners bad for you?

“The dose makes the poison.”

~Paracelsus

Are artificial sweeteners bad for you?  I recently received an email from another alternative medicine practitioner stating that “he couldn’t believe I recommended artificial sweeteners on my website!”  My response was, “So let me get this straight if one of your patients asked you if she could have a Diet Coke once a month you would say no?”

So many things in our world have become so black and white that people have forgotten about moderation as a sensible way of life. Read more

Meditation for Anxiety and Depression

Meditation for Anxiety and Depression

Meditation for anxiety and depression is something I highly recommend for everyone suffering from these symptoms.  Sometimes some of the most powerful tools to improve your health are built right into your own body and are absolutely free.  Most of you are probably in a state of information overload with your mind racing at night, feeling stressed, out of control and you just can’t seem to calm down your mind to a state of happiness, clarity, and well-being.  I’ve been meditating almost every day for the last 12 years with many benefits.

Meditation is one of the most powerful tools you can use to reduce anxiety and depression, sleep better, manage stress, eliminate pain, and get clear on what you love to do on a daily basis.  And it doesn’t require any fancy or expensive tools to learn how. Read more

Boost Your Immune System

Boost Your Immune System

 

Would you like to boost your immune system and stay healthy this cold & flu season? Read on to find out what simple diet and supplement strategies you can follow to beat these viruses in their tracks.

Your immune system is constantly protecting you from invading organisms at a level of complexity most of us cannot comprehend. Modern medicine focuses mainly on the invading organisms as the source of disease without an appreciation for the beauty of your immune system’s ability to protect you from harm. Two people can be exposed to the same organism but only one person may actually manifest symptoms. Why would one person get sick but not the other?

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Does the Autoimmune Paleo Diet Work?

Does the Autoimmune Paleo Diet Work?

The autoimmune paleo diet (AIP) also known as the autoimmune protocol diet is an extremely popular diet these days for autoimmune disease but there has never been any studies done to evaluate if it actually works.  Although testimonials should be taken into account, and there are many all over the internet,  the ultimate test for validity is a clinical trial.

As of August 29th, 2017, we now have a study that looked at this diet and how effective it was for autoimmune disease.  The paper is entitled, “Efficacy of the Autoimmune Protocol Diet for Inflammatory Bowel Disease.”  Dr. Konijeti is the lead author and it was published in the journal Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

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Inositol and Selenium Improve Hashimoto’s Disease

I am always keeping up with the latest research on Hashimoto’s disease so I can stay on the cutting-edge and help patients get better as quickly and effectively as possible. We have some great news out of Italy recently that showed inositol and selenium had some major benefits in those with Hashimoto’s disease and subclinical hypothyroidism.

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Black Cumin Seed Oil and Hashimoto’s Disease

I was pleasantly surprised to learn about some recent research on the positive effects of black cumin seed and Hashimoto’s disease. I’m always searching for treatments that can help my patients with Hashimoto’s disease and black cumin seed oil looks like a real winner.

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Are GMOs Bad For Your Health?

Are GMOs Bad For Your Health?

GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, are one of the most contentious topics in the world today.  We should however, consider the following questions:  What do we really know about them? Are these concerns justified?  People are so passionate about this issue that some misguided individuals have actually rioted and vandalized crops in Oregon, Australia, the United Kingdom and the Philippines.  This mob behavior is similar to the burning of women at the stake for committing imaginary crimes like witchcraft.

Unfortunately, public opinion oftentimes has absolutely nothing to do with scientific fact.  A Gallup poll showed that 48% of respondents actually believe that foods produced using biotechnology pose a serious health hazard, compared to 36% who think that they do not.

GMO labeling is a hot issue.  Currently, laws are being passed around the country requiring labels on all GMOs with Vermont being the first state to enact such a law. Read more

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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Human herpesvirus 6 and Hashimoto’s Disease

Human herpesvirus 6 or HHV-6, is a herpes virus just like Epstein-Barr Virus, Cytomegalovirus, Chicken pox (varicella zoster), HHV-7, HHV-8 and Herpes simplex 1 and 2. There are two types of this virus including HHV-6A and HHV-6B. 100% of human beings get infected with HHV-6B by the age of three which results in fever, diarrhea and a rash called roseola. In rare cases it can cause seizures and encephalitis.

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