Are Oxalates Damaging Your Thyroid?

Oxalates Thyroid Health Sally Norton

In this episode of Functional Medicine Research, I interview Sally Norton in a discussion about how oxalates affect your thyroid and your health. We covered what oxalates are and how they can damage the body. We also discussed how oxalates affect gut health, liver health, thyroid health as well as all the symptoms and associated conditions connected to oxalates.

If you’re really struggling to get well, but your diet appears to be healthy, oxalates may be the missing link.

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The Bi-Phasic SIBO Diet with Dr. Nirala Jacobi

The Bi-Phasic SIBO Diet with Dr. Nirala Jacobi
In this episode of the Functional Medicine Research podcast, I interview Dr. Nirala Jacobi in a discussion about the Bi-Phasic SIBO Diet.  I have successfully used the Bi-Phasic SIBO Diet with many of my patients so I was excited to cover this topic with Dr. Jacobi.  We discussed the specifics of the diet including the various phases, oxalates, salicylates, FODMAPs, vegetarian options, candida, histamine, fermented foods, MCAS (Mast Cell Activation Syndrome), SIFO (Small Intestinal Fungal Overgrowth), DAO, hydrogen sulfide, hypnotherapy, DNRS and much more.  If you have SIBO or are a practitioner working with SIBO patients, this is one interview you don’t want to miss.

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How to Prevent Kidney Stones

how to prevent kidney stones

It is said that men can never understand the extreme amount of pain a woman suffers while giving birth but it is also said that if a man has ever passed a kidney stone he can relate.  As someone who has passed kidney stone I could not possibly imagine pain more severe than what I experienced.

One of the most common techniques of drug addicts is to fake a kidney stone in the emergency room because they know that medicine views this as the most painful experience a human being can encounter so highly addictive opioid pain meds are usually dispensed to reduce pain.

I battled a kidney stone after eating large amounts of kale and probably too many raw nuts over a 3-month period which I’ll get into later as to why this set me up for the torture I never expected. Let’s begin discussing how to prevent kidney stones naturally. Read more