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Autoimmunity

submitted by: admin on 02/20/2015
Autoimmunity is preventable and treatable, usually without drugs. Modern medicine has potent drugs that can save lives in extreme situations such as anaphylaxis or angioedema by suppressing symptoms, but only occasionally does it deal with underlying causes. The cause of autoimmune conditions is related to overstimulation of the immune system from a toxic environment...

BioEnergy Testing with Frank Shallenberger, MD

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Bio-Energy testing provides information that helps us understand the biochemistry of the body and how it relates to our energy level, fitness, and thyroid function.            

Diagnosing Hypothyroidism

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2017
Do you feel tired, or are you a little overweight, maybe constipated or maybe your skin is a little too dry? Perhaps your hair is getting a little thin and brittle. Is your cholesterol up? You may not have thought of it, but you might possibly have low thyroid.  One of the most common complaints patients have is that they are fatigued. For years doctors...

Epidemic of Failing Artificial Hips

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Tens of thousands of metal on metal artificial hips are failing years earlier than expected and are requiring a second surgery to take the old device out and put in a new one. There has been no tracking system to follow how they do, although after the fact a tracking system is being implemented by orthopedists now. This is coming at a price of about $1 billion....

Hypothyroidism

submitted by: admin on 08/21/2016
Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland makes insufficient thyroid hormone. It is characterized by slowed metabolism that is expressed by dry skin and hair, constipation, sluggishness, fatigue, weight gain and slowed concentration. The condition is described and the physiology reviewed. The basis for the BioEnergy test is explained.              

Hypothyroidism Health Assessment

submitted by: admin on 02/20/2015
  Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland makes insufficient thyroid hormone. It is characterized by slowed metabolism that is expressed by dry skin and hair, constipation, sluggishness, fatigue, weight gain and slowed concentration. In the video below, the condition is described and the physiology reviewed. The basis for the BioEnergy test is explained.   Dr....

Hypothyroidism Overview

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland makes insufficient thyroid hormone. It is characterized by slowed metabolism that is expressed by dry skin and hair, constipation, sluggishness, fatigue, weight gain and slowed concentration. The condition is described and the physiology reviewed. The basis for the BioEnergy test is explained.              

Hypothyroidism with Normal Blood Tests

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Hyptothyroidism can exist when blood tests for thyroid function are normal, and this is not uncommon. The diagnosis can be made on the basis of a clinical picture that shows the symptoms of hypothyroidism, low body temperature, and a test called a BioEnergy Test that measures our metabolic rate. This test is described.              

Metal on Metal Hip Replacements May Continue to Cause Pain

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
  The cause of metal-on-metal hip implant related pain caused by cobalt, can be from both toxicity to or hypersensitivity. A study reported at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons evaluated patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements who returned to the hospital for revision surgery because of pain. They compared 50...

Overdiagnosing Hypothyroidism?

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2017
We cannot rely solely on blood tests to access thyroid function; they miss too many people with hypothyroidism. Measuring the basal metabolic test is the gold standard to diagnose hypothyroidism.

Subclinical Hypothyroidism

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
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The Hip Resurfacing Scandal

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  According to an article in the NY Times in January of 2013, it appears that Johnson and Johnson, the manufacturer of the DePuy metal on metal hip resurfacing prosthesis, knowingly and willingly sold this product even though they had full knowledge that it was defective and would cause widespread disability, suffering, and even deaths. More that 10,000...

Understanding Hypothyroidism

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki review what hypothyroidism is and how it is diagnosed. The physiology of thyroid function is reviewed. It is possible to have hypothyroidism and normal thyroid blood tests. The BioEnergy Test is reviewed.          

Weight Loss Diets: Which one is Right for You?

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
Paying attention to what you eat and how much you exercise are critical factors that have to do with your weight. However, there are many other factors as well. How your body deals with sugar is reviewed.        

What You Need to Know About Radiation Exposure part 2

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2017
For the short term iodine can be very helpful to prevent the uptake of iodine 131. Using iodine for more than two weeks can have problems. Using mixed antioxidants is the best defense against all ionizing radiation. Iodine can induce both hypothyoidism and hyperthyroidism. If you're going to use iodine for more than two weeks it may be helpful to supplement with...