Are you getting enough of this dementia-prevention nutrient on a vegan or vegetarian diet?

Eating a vegetable-based diets has loads of proven health benefits, including enriching your gut bacteria diversity, loading you up with plant vitamins and minerals, and ensuring you get plenty of fiber. However, if your plant-based diet is strictly vegan or strict vegetarian you may be missing out on this essential dementia-fighting nutrient: Choline. Choline is […]

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Positivity is good for health, but so is appropriate negativity — how to avoid “toxic positivity”

If you are working to manage your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism or other chronic or autoimmune disorder, you may have heard a positive attitude is good for your health. And it’s true — positive thinking, gratitude, and healthy socialization have all been linked to better health outcomes. However, chasing a positive attitude can have a dark side. […]

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New research provides more clues in PANDAS

Children who recently had a strep infection and then go on to suddenly develop symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Tourette’s, tics, odd behaviors, emotional instability, and other psychiatric and neurological disorders are believed to have PANDAS. PANDAS stands for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. In some children, a strep infection appears to […]

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Google is censoring valid health information; opt for alternate search engines for better results

Anyone who has learned how to manage Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism or another autoimmune condition will tell you they had to learn it on their own. The vast majority of doctors either do not test for or do not adequately treat Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that attacks and damages the thyroid gland, causing weight gain, hair loss, […]

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What Causes Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)?

If you are among the roughly 5 million U.S. women diagnosed with PCOS, you are probably wondering what causes polycystic ovarian syndrome. PCOS is the most common hormonal endocrine disorder in women and the most common cause of female infertility, but it is not well understood by many doctors. What is PCOS? Polycystic ovarian syndrome […]

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What Does a Functional Medicine Doctor Do?

If functional medicine is new to you, you may be wondering, “What does a functional medicine doctor do?” Functional medicine doctors, like Dr. Minni Malhotra, MD, FAARM, ABAARM, are licensed physicians who focus on patient-centered, not disease-centered, medicine. With functional medicine you receive personalized, precise medicine tailored specifically to you and your lifestyle. It combines […]

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What Causes Hashimoto’s Disease?

Have you been diagnosed with an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), but find yourself experiencing both low thyroid and high thyroid symptoms? Do you feel worse despite taking medication? Do you have pernicious anemia, Celiac disease, or another autoimmune disease? Then you may have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. In this blog we’re taking a closer look at what causes […]

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The American Diabetes Association Finally Recommends Low Carb; Still Recommends Foods That Promote Diabetes

Although they are more than a couple of decades behind functional medicine, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is finally recommending lower carbohydrate diets for people with diabetes. In functional medicine, we have long seen the deleterious effects of carbohydrate-laden diets on not only blood sugar, but also on chronic inflammatory disorders, weight, hormonal balance, and […]

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