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 causes poor production … Continued
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 symptoms in these … Continued
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.
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.