Tired, Cold, and Can’t Lose Weight

Are you tired, cold, and can’t lose weight? These symptoms together come through my office almost daily. The most common cause of these symptoms is a low functioning thyroid. Over the next few posts, we will talk about how the thyroid works, how to test it thoroughly and what options correct a low functioning thyroid. The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ that resides in the front of the throat. It is the power plant that gets a message from … Continued

Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini and Brazil Nuts

Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts, to name just a few, are often avoided by hypothyroid and Hashimoto patients due to their thyroid suppressing effects but this only occurs if these vegetables are eaten raw. Cooking them decreases their goitrogenic effects. These are some of my favorite foods and since we need to avoid gluten and most grains while treating these conditions, roasting them is a healthy and recommended suggestion. This recipe is ridiculous in its simplicity and … Continued

Tweaking Keto To Work For You

Ketogenic Success Keto diets have shown to improve many conditions. I have had great success with prescribing a ketogenic diet. Especially for patients with migraines, closed head injuries and blood sugar or cholesterol imbalances. I recommend a plant heavy, healthy fat ketogenic diet. Whether you are following this kind of diet or contemplating it, here are some tweaks that can make your journey go smoothly. Avoid Toxins  Our bodies are brilliant. One way that the body shows it’s brilliance is … Continued

Why Do I Have High Blood Pressure And What Can I Do Naturally To Lower It?

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is so common many people consider it (like diabetes and heart disease) a right of passage. It is actually a sign that you need to investigate and not something to just throw a pill at because one pill ultimately leads to another. The force of the blood pushing against the walls of the blood vessels, as your heart beats and blood is pushed through the circulatory system, is your blood pressure. It can be too … Continued

The Downside of Allergy Medication and Healthy Alternatives

Beware: Allergies Ahead If you live in Michigan there is a great possibility that you deal with seasonal allergies to the point that you use over-the-counter allergy medication. These medications come with a handful of side effects. One adverse effect may surprise you. There are many names and forms of over-the-counter seasonal allergy medication   A Patient’s Experience A patient brought to my attention a condition that, although not overly common, was concerning enough that I felt you all needed … Continued

Healthy Trader Joe’s Pairings

If you have been reading my posts you have come to realize that I love shopping at Trader Joe’s. I love the friendly staff in their tropical attire. The abundance of non-GMO choices of fruit and vegetables is appreciated. I love that they feed me samples (and not just the cold ones) and coffee. Most of all I love the healthy options. Don’t get me wrong, you can find plenty of unhealthy options and although delicious, I do not recommend … Continued

Spring Cleaning. It’s Time for the 10 Day Detox

Once we start shedding our winter attire we start visioning our summer bodies. The desserts of the holidays are long past. The new season is full of the promise of fresh fruits, vegetables, barbecue, and salads. Hopefully, a lot of salads. Detoxing is a way to be out with the old and in with the new. New foods, new clothes, and new healthy habits. Our 10-day detox and some personal, in-office guidance will help you get started.   You may be … Continued

Sickening Scents: And What To Use Instead

Some of us love to load on the scents while others of us are extremely sensitive to those scents. Whichever category you find yourself in, I want you to know which scents are safe and which are toxic to you and those around you. First off, I don’t care how expensive a perfume is or what celebrity is promoting it. Perfumes do not have to disclose their ingredients because they are proprietary formulas or “trade secrets” and that is just … Continued

Save Your Lungs: Cleaning Swaps for Bleach and Ammonia and More

I love a clean kitchen and bathroom but not at the expense of my health. Our ideas of clean have gotten a bit skewed. Our obsession with cleanliness has caused us to use cleaning products that are harmful to our bodies and the environment. A survey, out of the University of Bergen, of over 6,000 people over a twenty-year span found a clear correlation between cleaning products and respiratory illness, particularly for women. The lung damage caused was comparable to … Continued

Supercharge Your Water for Detox

The main purpose of a detox is to flush out toxins, improve liver and kidney function and avoid bringing in more toxins. This month is devoted to detox and Earth Day. What better way to start a detox than to increase your water intake. Increasing your water intake can: • Help you lose weight It can help keep your belly full so you don’t feel as hungry. In this article, it demonstrates that you burn calories to change the water … Continued