November 27, 2020
Food Intolerance

Typically when someone reacts to a particular food, that person has a food intolerance rather than a true allergy to that food. Despite their similar symptoms, a food allergy can be more critical.

What Does Food Intolerance Mean?

Some people experience difficulty digesting certain foods. This is known as food intolerance, non-allergic food hypersensitivity, or non-IgE mediated food hypersensitivity. Keep in mind that this is different from food allergy.

October 6, 2020
Mold and Thyroid: How Mold Can Trigger Hashimoto

Autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s often have an overwhelming effect on your health. One of the most alarming and misleading factors that contribute to the development of Hashimoto’s is mold.

Can Mold Exposure Affect Thyroid Health?

Yes, mold exposure can affect your thyroid health because continuously growing mold spores produce toxic mycotoxins. Though mold exposure in small amounts does not present any significant health problems in healthy individuals, individuals suffering from an autoimmune condition can experience serious health concerns if exposed to mold.

September 21, 2020
Bromine and Thyroid health

Bromine and Your Thyroid

Bromines are one of the common endocrine disruptors. Increasing rates of bromine exposure can lead to iodine deficiency. This is because both bromine and iodine compete for the same receptors in our body.

Halides are chemical components of halogens. Iodine is part of the halogen family that also includes bromine. Since halides are similar to iodine, our thyroid often absorbs them where they accumulate, displacing iodine. So despite your adequate iodine intake, you cannot use it.

August 14, 2020

hypothyroidism-vs-hyperthyroidism

Thyroid hormone is critical for the proper functioning of almost every tissue in the body. Thyroid hormone affects heart rate, body temperature, body weight, and cholesterol metabolism. It influences oxygen utilization, transit time through the GI tract is critical for growth and development, and even our emotional state.

July 20, 2020

Food Allergies

Food allergies are the immune system’s reaction to certain foods, triggering symptoms that can affect different parts of the body. These allergic reactions are the immune system’s protective response against certain foods they identify as harmful and can range from mild to serious. In some cases, the symptoms can trigger anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction.

June 11, 2020

scalloped tongue thyroid

Hypothyroidism and the Scalloped Tongue: Quick Overview

People with hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid gland) usually develop enlarged tongues with scalloped edges. In other words, when there is a decrease in the thyroid function, your tongue becomes slightly larger, which then presses onto the teeth, causing indentations.

May 27, 2020

What-Makes-FunctionalMedicine-Different

Functional medicine is a patient-centered, individualized, and science-based approach that allows practitioners and patients to work together and promote optimal wellness by addressing the underlying causes. The functional medicine approach is different from traditional medicine in many ways. Read on to learn what makes functional medicine unique.

May 7, 2020

How Can You Reduce and Prevent Mold Allergy?
Mold is a type of multicellular organism found throughout nature and in our own homes. People are said to have a mold allergy when their immune system overreacts to breathing in mold spores.

May 1, 2020

Why Do I Keep Getting Yeast Infections?

A vaginal yeast infection, also known as candidiasis, is a fungal infection. When the balance of bacteria and yeast cells in the vagina changes, the yeast cells can multiply and cause an infection. 3 out of 4 women can get a yeast infection at some point in their life. The yeast infection is not considered to be transmitted by sexual intercourse, but the risk of developing an infection is higher because bacteria can be introduced during sexual activity. Earlier diagnosis and treatment can cure yeast infections.

March 9, 2020

Aspergillosis: Types, Causes, Symptoms, and TreatmentImg src: wikimedia

Aspergillosis is an allergic reaction or infection caused due to exposure to different kinds of mold. The type of mold which most likely causes this infection when inhaled is known as Aspergillosis Fumigates. People with weak immune systems or chronic lung problems are usually at higher risk of developing this infection.