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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 08/22/2017
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...

Diet Pills For Dogs: Have We Gone too Far?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Big Pharma has gone too far! The solution is to not feed our pets so much. Do we really need a pill for this, and if we do, who would it be for...the dog or the feeder of the dog! It is important to search for the underlying cause The underlying cause of being overweight needs to be addressed; this is discussed. The physiology of leptin, insulin, and grehlin...

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....

Epidural Injections for Back Pain Cause Fractures

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  A study at the Henry Ford Hospital found that epidural steroid injections for back pain increased the risk of fracture by 29% with each steroid injection. They compared 3000 patients with severe back pain who had at least one injection with 3000 control patients without an injection. Steroids decrease absorption of calcium in the GI tract and increase...

Fitness Trumps Body Weight

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
If you maintain or improve your fitness level, even if your body weight has not changed or increases, you can reduce your risk of death. This data is according to research reported in the journal Circulation in December of 2011 on 14,000 men of average age 44 over 6 years. For every MET (the energy expended during exercise) increase over 6 years of a 19% reduction...

How Efficiently Does Your Body Use Oxygen

submitted by: admin on 04/20/2016
Oxygen utilization is different from how much oxygen we take in when we breathe. We can take in 100% oxygen and still not have normal oxygen utilization at the mitochondrial level if our mitochondria are not functioning properly. In an article published in the May 2014 issue of The Townsend Letter, Dr. Frank Shallenberger explains that if our oxygen utilization...

How to Lose Weight on a High Fat Diet

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
  Research from the University of Jerusalem published in FASEB shows that a scheduled high fat diet leads to weight loss because of increased fat burning. Snacking upsets this process. A previous study published in Cell Metabolism in early 2012 showed that feeding rats the same number of calories over 24 hours rather than over 8 hours also led to weight...

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.              

Measure Vitamin D Before Using Drugs for Osteopenia

submitted by: admin on 08/22/2017
Bisphosphonates are overprescribed. Low levels of vitamin D are epidemic and cause much of the osteoporosis we see. Bone metabolism, vitamin D, calcium, sunlight, and parathyroid hormone are discussed. Measuring vitamin D should be routine now.

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...

Myths and Truths About Bio-identical Hormones with Sherill Sellman, ND

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
Bioidentical hormones are defined. Prior to menopause there is not a declining level of estrogen; there is a declining level of progesterone. There is estrogen dominance; and that leads to symptoms. Adrenal and thyroid balance are important to look at.          

Overdiagnosing Hypothyroidism?

submitted by: admin on 08/22/2017
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.

Prescriptions for Health Radio Show: March 18, 2011

submitted by: admin on 08/22/2017
Hour One:  20:20 tips  “ SSKI (Saturated Solution of Potassium Iodide)”  Besides protecting the thyroid in case of impending nuclear exposure, it has many uses as a home remedy; and tip #2 “More uses for SSKI drops and possible side effect and safety.” Both tips talk about the potassium iodide pills.   Topics this...

Radiographic Iodinated Contrast Media Causes Thyroid Dysfunction

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
According to an article published in the January 2012 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, exposure to iodinated contrast media during imaging procedures is associated the changes in thyroid function, especially hyperthyroidism. Reactions to the dyes are increased in people with asthma, heart disease, kidney disease, and in those taking NSAIDs, beta blockers,...

Subclinical Hypothyroidism

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
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