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August 2014 | Holistic & Functional Medicine

Monthly Archives: August 2014

Lyme Disease and EBV Infections Seen With Adrenal Fatigue

How hidden or stealth infections may be the cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome When we look at some of the more common causes of Adrenal Fatigue we often think of prolonged stress, Sex Hormone Imbalances, dysglycemia, and finally inflammation as being the primary culprits. However what if you have addressed these with your holistic […]

How Chronic Infections Cause Toxic Overload and Adrenal Fatigue

In the previous article we talked about three common culprits that can be common coinfections behind Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome (AFS) or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).  Todays article focuses on how these infections contribute to toxic overload and cause varied symptoms. Stealth Infections Adrenal Fatigue and Toxicity Stealth infections continuously place a burden on the body and, […]

Infections and Adrenal fatigue: Three Common Culprits.

To continue our series on hidden infections, we are going to look at 3 common culprits that can be common coinfections behind Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome (AFS) or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). When symptoms of either AFS or CFS are present and treatment directed on the adrenal glands have been unsuccessful, tests should be done to determine if  Epstein […]

The Link Between Hypoglycemia, Low Cortisol and Adrenal Function

What does hypoglycemia, low cortisol and adrenal function have in common? Low blood sugar, also known as hypoglycemia, can be a dangerous condition for many people. Both stress and adrenal fatigue syndrome can contribute to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Adrenal hormones like epinephrine, nor-epinephrine, DHEA and Cortisol play a vital role in blood sugar regulation and should be […]

Why Do Hashimoto’s Sufferers Wake up at 3 a.m.

If you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism you may be frequently waking up around 3 a.m. and then you may be unable to go back to sleep. While primary and secondary insomnia may have complex causes, often low blood sugar is the problem and this can be fixed by making changes in your food choices and using targeted nutritional […]

Why People With Hashimoto’s should Have their B12 levels Checked

People affected by Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism must check their B12 levels Do you know that Vitamin B12 deficiency is very common and as many as two-fifths of the population may suffer from this deficiency or have lower than normal ranges of this vitamin? This can be significant since B12 deficiency has similar symptoms as more serious […]

Plastic- One of your Thyroids Worst Enemies- How Plastic can interfere with your Immune system

The effect of plastic on autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism One of the major problems with autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and others is that there are certain triggers that cause the disease to flare up. There are some factors you can control – like avoiding gluten, diary, GMOs, the nightshade family of vegetables and […]

10 Reasons Why It Seems Impossible To Stabilize Your Thyroid.

Do you feel like you are on the Thyroid Roller coaster? TSH levels are  high one month and then the next month it’s low or dare I say “normal” Do you feel like you are on a roller coaster of emotions as well? Do you gain weight one month and then lose weight the next? Do you […]