The 3 Diet Changes You Should Make Today to Start Reversing Diabetes

As a functional medicine provider, I spend endless amounts of time educating my diabetic patients about the importance of diet. Of course, they’ve heard dietary advice before, but it often follows conventional routes of pairing insulin with carbohydrates, eating less fat, and losing weight. To me, these are useless tips. Instead, the focus must be on using food as medicine …

Is Belly Fat Sabotaging Your Thyroid?

Anyone with a low thyroid knows that watching the scale go up is a very frustrating symptom of hypothyroidism. Researchers published findings from a new study showing a significantly higher rate of thyroid antibodies (as well as other autoantibodies) in obese patients with and without diabetes diagnosis compared to healthy subjects.   This led researchers to conclude that obesity is a …

5 Best Supplements to Restore Immune Health and Reduce Inflammation

It’s estimated that over 90% of people who have low thyroid function also suffer from immune imbalances and chronic inflammation. Taking a thyroid hormone replacement alone will do nothing to improve these underlying factors. Adding supplements to your regimen can be incredibly helpful in supporting your health goals. Balancing inflammatory and anti-inflammatory systems relies heavily on your nutrition. A good …

These 7 Signs May Mean Your Blood Sugar Is Out of Control

It’s scary, but it’s true: some actually consider type 2 diabetes to be an epidemic since it now affects over 30 million Americans. Even scarier? About 25% of these individuals don’t even know they have it. Health experts are predicting that these numbers will skyrocket by 3030, leaving 54% of the population with a diabetes diagnosis. Right now, over 84 …

3 Nutrition Guidelines That Every Type 2 Diabetic Should Follow

If you are managing type 2 diabetes, you need to be fully aware that what you put into your body has a direct effect on how you feel and how you function. Moreover, unknown food allergies and sensitivities can stimulate an immune response resulting in a consistent source of inflammation and intestinal damage. Insecticide residue on processed and nonorganic foods …

Is High Blood Sugar Increasing Your Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease?

The short answer is YES! However, understanding this connection is a bit more complex and has been poorly understood by the health care community for decades. More recently, a handful of inquisitive researchers and a growing group of doctors are uncovering that the roads to high blood sugar and Alzheimer’s cross paths from beginning to end. Cognitive decline can occur …

Three Risk Factors for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

If you have been diagnosed with this autoimmune condition or you suspect that this might be the cause behind your condition, it’s crucial that you educate yourself about the associative factors that accompany low thyroid function and autoimmunity. HT and autoimmune illnesses like it are multifactorial, which means that HT doesn’t have one particular cause. There’s a string of endless …

Thyroid Cancer: On the Rise

Thyroid cancer is being diagnosed more frequently, tripling the rate of diagnosis over the past 30 years. Equally as important as being aware of the prevalence of the diagnosis, is the ability to detect when you might have developed it in the first place. Early detection is key to an optimal prognosis – and with cancer, time is a factor …

One Diabetic’s Cross-Country Journey – On a Bicycle!

It’s not often that you find positive stories surrounding a diagnosis of chronic illness like diabetes – but one woman, after being told that her years were numbered due to the progression of her diabetes, decided that she wouldn’t submit to her diagnosis, nor let it define her. She refused to accept her presumed fate – premature death as a …