Thyroid Imbalance: Why I Get Good Results… Without Touching the Thyroid

The CDC says that thyroid dysfunction affects 7.35% of the population. As these figures are based on outdated TSH/T4 testing, the prevalence is likely to be severely underestimated. Dr David Brownstein, an American doctor who specialises in iodine status and thyroid function, believes this figure to be 40 percent. Either way, a lot of people […]

Heartburn is Caused by Low Stomach Acid, Not High

Ask most people on the street what causes heartburn, and they’ll tell you without thinking: “too much stomach acid.” Not only does this seem like a simple and rational link, years of Gaviscon commercials have left us with this idea set in stone. There is only one problem. Heartburn is not caused by high levels […]

Debunking Soy: The World’s Worst Health Food

All of us are influenced by marketing at some point. If we were not, companies would stop ploughing funds into their marketing departments. Of course, this is just basic capitalism when it comes to choosing a pair of jeans. But the issue becomes decidedly unethical when food choices are concerned. Soy is a perfect example […]

Is Iodine Safe for Hashimoto’s Patients?

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a condition whereby the immune system attacks enzymes within the thyroid gland, impairing their function and often damaging thyroid cells in the area. The result is low response from the thyroid gland to stimulation. Blood work shows high TSH and low T4, and a diagnosis of “hypothyroidism” is given. However, most doctors […]

Health Propaganda: When They Lie About Your Food, Do You Swallow It?

As a society alive with healthy skepticism, we often look back at historical events and are amazed at just how accepting various populations were of such blatant propaganda. Such propaganda has existed since methods of communication began, was refined into it’s modern form by the Creel Commission in 1916, and has since been a standard […]

Changing Breakfast for Weight Loss

Many individuals have embarked upon weight loss routines at some point or another. The vast majority fail to achieve the results they crave. And, while other factors like exercise have a potent impact on the success of a regimen, increased dieting success may be just a breakfast away. The inclusion of breakfast is one factor […]

Mammograms, Breast Cancer and the Cost of Early Screening

Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among women aged between 44 and 55. It is therefore no surprise that talk of breast cancer can trigger such emotive responses, or that logical and balanced discussion remains difficult. Cancer patients that voice doubt over the mantra of early screening or are reticent about the use […]

Since When Was Bread Bad for Me?

There are few things people want to hear less than a recommendation to avoid wheat. The grain is present in such a wide variety of foods that pointing out potential problems often results in strong emotional responses: What am I meant to eat instead? Isn’t wholemeal OK? Surely a few slices of toast each day […]