Thyroid Dysfunction and Men’s Health

Men have thyroid problems, too!  A significant proportion of men suffer from thyroid symptoms, and I believe many more men are going through life undiagnosed. About 20% of the general U.S. population has been diagnosed with thyroid dysfunction, and an estimated 20% more are walking around undiagnosed with these same conditions. Common male maladies such as […]

Thyroid Health and Stomach Acid

For good thyroid health, it’s important to have sufficient acid in your stomach. With all the TV commercials for antacids, it seems like excess stomach acid is a big problem for Americans. The opposite is actually true: acid reflux, heartburn, or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disorder) is usually caused by too little hydrochloric acid being produced […]

More Than Just Beauty Sleep

Are you proud that you sleep only a few hours each night? Do you think you’re the model of efficiency because you “only need four hours of sleep?” Maybe you know you need more sleep, but don’t make it a priority because you don’t know how critical it is to your health. We know that […]

Leaky Gut and Leaky Brain

In the last article we learned about leaky gut and its health consequences. But wait, there’s more… Gut/Brain Connection Last week I mentioned how one potential source of gut damage is brain trauma. You may also recall that leaky gut plays a role in brain issues, including depression and brain fog. So how does this […]

Stress and Your Gut – Part 2

Last week we learned how stress can affect your digestion.  That’s just the beginning of the story of what stress can do your intestines. Stress can come from within, as a reaction to everyday pressures, which raises our levels of stress hormones.  As I mentioned in the first post in this series, chronic high cortisol […]

Stress and Your Gut (Part 1)

Last week we learned about the role of your adrenal glands in keeping up your energy so you can keep up with life. Did you know that these two little glands are important to our overall health in lots of other ways?  Having weak adrenals often affects our digestion and our gastrointestinal health. Your ongoing […]

Stress and Your Energy

Has your tolerance for stress dwindled lately?  Are you unable to function without coffee?  Do you feel burned out? You bad attitude and lack of energy may not be all your fault — it may be your stress hormones. We have two adrenal glands, which are walnut-sized organs that sit on top of each kidney.  […]