What are Electrolytes and What Role Do They Play?

by Elin Östman Electrolytes are the salts in your body that carry an electric charge. They are essential for maintaining healthy bodily functions, including nerve and muscle function, blood pressure, and the pH level of your blood. Electrolytes also help regulate the amount of water in your body. Electrolytes help regulate hydration levels, blood pressure, and … Continue reading What are Electrolytes and What Role Do They Play?

Is it Possible to Reverse Thyroid Disease?

As much as 90% of thyroid diseases are autoimmune (AITD). Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (HT) is the most common cause of thyroid disorder and affects about 1 in 50 people in the US. It is an autoimmune disease caused when a particular white cell (lymphocytes) invades the thyroid tissue. The cells cause tissue inflammation and thyroid dysfunction, which is gradually replaced … Continue reading Is it Possible to Reverse Thyroid Disease?

Inflammation and How to Fireproof Your Health

Introduction: Illness is all about Inflammation Inflammation has become a hot topic (no pun intended) in health. It explains how stressors can cause a systemic response and lead to injuries that contribute to disease. Early doctors described five cardinal signs of inflammation: rubor (redness), calor (warmth), dolor (pain), tumor (swelling) and then functio laesa (loss … Continue reading Inflammation and How to Fireproof Your Health

Does Exercise Improve Mental Health?

From an early age, we are taught how regular exercise can positively impact our bodies, increase our muscle mass, lower our blood pressure, boost our energy, minimize our risk of disease, and improve practically every aspect of our physical health. But what about other aspects, such as mental health? Aside from physical benefits, having a … Continue reading Does Exercise Improve Mental Health?

Hypothyroidism: 7 Associated Conditions to Know About

by Christopher M. Cirino DO, MPH and Julian Dollente, RN The Most Common Cause of Hypothyroidism is Autoimmune For those of you who have hypothyroidism, which is about 5% of the US population, you will find this article useful. An autoimmune cause of thyroid dysfunction accounts for 90% of hypothyroidism. Knowing that your hypothyroidism has … Continue reading Hypothyroidism: 7 Associated Conditions to Know About

The Most Common Thyroid Disease: A Deeper Look

by Christopher M. Cirino, DO MPH and Julian Dollente, RN. The endocrine systems consist of multiple tissues, organs, and glands distributed throughout the body. It interacts with the immune system. While the body employs the immune system to protect from foreign invaders, it sometimes attacks the body's cells, such as your thyroid gland. Hashimoto's is … Continue reading The Most Common Thyroid Disease: A Deeper Look