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Dr. Andrew Weil’s Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Dr. Andrew Weil is a Harvard-trained MD and a recognized pioneer in the field of integrative medicine.  Dr. Weil markets his anti-inflammatory diet through his website, DrWeil.com.  Subscribers pay $2.99 per week for diet tips, recipes, advice, and other content prepared by Dr. Weil or one of 30 contributors.  Dr. Weil first introduced his anti-inflammatory diet in his 2007 book,

Starting a New Diet to Help Autoimmune Symptoms

By now, most researchers agree that traditional Western diets promote obesity and inflammation, factors that exacerbate autoimmune disease.  If you have autoimmune disease, changing your diet and lifestyle is an important part of symptom control.  For moms, it’s also a great way to model healthy habits for your children. Should I do a detox, juice, or other fast to prepare

Thyroid Hormone Deficiency (Hypothyroidism): Treatment and Monitoring

What types of thyroid hormone deficiency are caused by autoimmune disease? Each year, approximately four out of every 1,000 women develop autoimmune hypothyroidism. One type of autoimmune hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, results when your body produces antibodies to an enzyme called thyroid peroxidase, or TPO. Another type, called atrophic thyroiditis, results when the thyroid gland simply atrophies over time. Sometimes this

Hyperthyroidism: Treatment and Monitoring

What are the thyroid hormones to be treated? An overactive thyroid means that too much thyroid hormone is produced.  The same three hormone groups will be reviewed: TSH levels Total T4 Total T3 In addition, other tests may be conducted, such as a thyroid nodule ultrasound to learn if there are nodules in the thyroid which may be causing issues