Selenium, Vitamin D, Glutathione and COVID-19

Selenium, Vitamin D, and COVID-19

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In this episode of Functional Medicine Research, I interview a very distinguished guest, Ethan Taylor, PhD about his published research on selenium, glutathione, and COVID-19.  Dr. Taylor has a wealth of knowledge and research experience on pandemics, selenium, glutathione, vitamin D, viruses, antimicrobial drug resistance, and how human relationships with animals causes so many of our health problems and climate change.  I was extremely grateful to have someone like Dr. Taylor on the show to share his expertise.

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Does the Liver Affect Thyroid Health?

Hypothyroidism

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Does the liver affect thyroid health?  I’ll try to answer this question in detail throughout this article.  The liver is an extremely complex organ involved in multiple immune and metabolic processes.  If the liver is not detoxifying optimally, it will be virtually impossible to have success with any disease including thyroid and hormone imbalances.  Unfortunately, many patients are given hormones without a thorough analysis of their liver’s ability to metabolize hormones.  This can do more harm than good due to a build-up of unmetabolized hormones or incompletely metabolized hormones circulating in the blood- stream causing abnormal hormone responses.  Partially metabolized hormones can bind to hormone receptor sites blocking normal hormones from binding and causing abnormal responses. Read more