As the winter months are fading away with spring and summer right around the corner, many of us get in the mind of spring cleaning. While spring cleaning is good, what about cleaning our bodies? We often become more concerned about getting into the summer clothes and bathing suits as the sedentary
At BodylogicMD of Sacramento it seems we are seeing an epidemic of patients with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. We measure for antibodies that the body might be making against a patient’s own thyroid gland on each of our new patients. The frequency of high, unhealthy levels of this antibody number is shocking. It often
It is interesting how many patients start feeling better by giving up gluten. Many gastrointestinal symptoms fade away, but also constitutional problems like headaches, rashes and joint pain often disappear. Auto immune diseases are becoming more prevalent and helping people get off gluten seems to be an important step in relieving some
In many cases, you can improve and maintain GI health by avoiding certain foods. You should definitely avoid junk, or processed foods. These foods contain many unnatural chemicals — just take a look at the ingredient list on the food labels. When those chemicals are absorbed into your body, your immune system responds to them. It will either initiate an inflammatory response to get rid of them or try to store them somewhere in your body.
It has been suggested to my wife by her primary care doctor that the symptoms she's been experiencing as of late are likely the result of leaky gut syndrome. I've never heard of this condition and I was hoping that you could elaborate on what it means to have a leaky gut.
Everything you eat or drink is processed through your gastrointestinal (GI) system, so it’s clear that it’s a very important body system that has a major effect on your overall health. But what can you do to keep your GI system healthy? Chicago bioidentical hormones expert, Dr. Joseph Mazzei, shares his expertise on improving and maintaining your GI health.