The holiday season has always caused me to stop and reflect. The Winter Solstice, eternally representing a time of regrowth and renewal, is right around the corner. This year, I am reflecting on the opportunities that come with freedom, and the power of choice. We are so ... Read More about Holiday Season 2018. The Power of Choice
Are your birth control pills causing your fatigue (and depression, anxiety, insomnia, low libido, weight gain, mood changes, pelvic discomfort…?) This world is filled with women who are unnecessarily suffering from the side effects of their hormonal contraception. The purpose ... Read More about Birth Control Pills and Fatigue.
I have been following posts about hormone replacement therapy in various Facebook groups, and have seen some unsettling comments. As a doctor, I have seen so many cases of women being put on what I believe to be the wrong hormones, at the wrong dosages, and for the wrong ... Read More about Hormone Replacement Therapy in Women
What is estrogen detoxification? So much of “adrenal fatigue” is associated with an estrogen/progesterone imbalance in women. I saw a comment on a post recently asking how to lower an elevated estrogen level, and I thought I’d offer my perspectives. Incidentally, estrogen is ... Read More about Estrogen Detoxification for Hormonal Health
One of the common themes that I have seen in social media is the association of estrogen dominance with adrenal fatigue. Now, I don’t like the term adrenal fatigue because it’s not medically accurate, but I’ll use it here for convenience. The important thing is to understand ... Read More about Estrogen Dominance: Why, How and What to do About it.
If you want to supplement wisely, ask yourself this question. Are your supplements helping you or hurting you? I read a Facebook post today that presented that question, and wanted to weigh in. To begin with, all of our supplements should be supplemental. This means that their ... Read More about Supplement Wisely: Four Important Factors
How often do people consider exposure to toxins as a part of their fatigue? I had a patient come in once with his wife. He was probably 60, and after questioning him, I discovered that he worked in a high tech manufacturing plant. He painted tactical weapons (they were making ... Read More about Are Toxins Causing Your Fatigue?
So many people taking pregnenolone! I posted recently that I personally didn’t use it in my patient population because I didn’t feel that there was good research in humans to support its use. So I thought I would return to the literature to see if this still held true. I’ll ... Read More about Pregnenolone: Do We Need to be Taking it?
The MTHFR gene mutation is frequently measured in the treatment of fatigue. I have seen quite a few posts relating to it in social media. Here is my perspective as a Functional Medicine practitioner. Hopefully this will add some clarity to this important part of our ... Read More about The Importance of the MTHFR Gene Mutation. Why Methylation Matters.
Over the past decade of my medical career, I have retrained myself to rethink the treatment of fatigue by changing how we look at the acquisition, storage and utilization of energy in our bodies. I wanted to challenge the reader to consider this perspective of energy. Too often ... Read More about Fatigue Treatment: The Energetic Triad
Have you been told that your TSH is normal when you know that it's really not normal? I'm guessing that the picture looks something like this: You went to your doctor's office with legitimate complaints. You may have been struggling with weight gain, fatigue, cognitive changes, ... Read More about Why your TSH normal range isn’t normal