The Gut 101: Digestion, Fiber, and the Microbiome

The Gut 101: Digestion, Fiber, and the Microbiome

This post will be an attempt to provide some really basic groundwork for building on your knowledge of the microbiome and digestion, in order to further dive into more complex parts of this whole process. Each of the following sections has had...

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Everything You Need to Know About Vitamin D

Everything You Need to Know About Vitamin D

What Is Vitamin D? Vitamin D is one of the fat-soluble vitamins (the others are A, E, and K) and we can make it ourselves when we spend time outdoors in the sunlight (ideally 15 or more minutes at a...

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Every Thyroid Panel Should Include These Markers

Every Thyroid Panel Should Include These Markers

Next time you go to the doctor and get thyroid lab testing, it is critical that you get your thyroid antibodies tested, and not just your TSH and T4. What most doctors order for thyroid labs Doctors and healthcare providers...

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Surviving Toxic Mold Illness

Surviving Toxic Mold Illness

This is my 'how I survived toxic mold' story, but as I work with more and more patients who have been exposed to toxic mold (whether they knew it at the time or not), it might as well be...

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Let’s Talk About Fatigue (part 2)

Let’s Talk About Fatigue (part 2)

In part 1 of this series, I discussed fatigue or low energy in broad terms and then briefly explained how hormones may play a role. If you remember, I commented that I've observed in clinical practice that most people's...

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Let’s Talk About Fatigue (part 1)

Let’s Talk About Fatigue (part 1)

So many people come to me with 'fatigue' as a symptom, that I can no longer count how many. Fatigue is one of those generic and vague symptoms that we experience when something is definitely not right, but that...

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