Archives for June 2012

Finding the Right Doctor: Naturopath

What are the benefits of seeing a naturopath instead of an MD (Medical Doctor) or DO (Doctor of  Osteopathic Medicine)? Naturopathic practitioners are leaders in prevention. That may be of great help in preventing further complications and side effects that result from your autoimmune condition or in assisting you in finding a healthy way to live with your condition with

Finding the Right Doctor: Medical Doctor (MD)

Finding the right physician or health care provider can be challenging when you have the symptoms of a medical condition that is difficult to diagnose. It becomes even more challenging when you are diagnosed and are not sure what path your treatments need to take. What are some considerations for finding the best medical doctor for me? Consider the education

Dr. Mark Hyman’s Diet Tips for Fighting Autoimmunity

What autoimmune condition(s) is this diet best for? This is more than a diet. It is a set of general diet, lifestyle and functional medicine recommendations for autoimmunity. These recommendations are meant to help calm inflammation and autoimmunity for anyone suffering from an autoimmune disorder. The diet will be individualized for each person, based on elimination diet findings, as well

Gestational Diabetes and Pregnancy

Diabetes mellitus (diabetes) has become a major health concern in this country, with diagnoses continuing to skyrocket, and a significant proportion of the population suffering from it.  In fact, according to Medscape, 21 million people, or 7% of the country’s populace, currently carry a diagnosis of some form of diabetes.  This means that obstetricians have become very familiar with treating

Pregnant with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

After undergoing a partial thyroidectomy in June 2011, due to a benign inch size growth on my thyroid, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the most common thyroid disease in the United States.  It is an inherited condition that affects more than 10 million Americans and is roughly seven times more