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My Doctor Says My Lab Tests are Normal,

but I feel Horrible!

 

Unfortunately, this is an all too common theme.  Patients, who have been struggling with health symptoms visit their doctors looking for answers, only to be left frustrated and still searching for help.

 

The Scenario…

 

A patient walks into the doctor’s office and waits 30-45 minutes, past their appointment time, to see the doctor.  Dr. “X” comes in and spends 5-10 minutes listening to the patients’ symptoms, barely making eye contact, AND proceeds to tell the patient “your lab tests look normal”.

 

Dr. X, hurriedly tells the patient, “try to get more rest, eat healthier and exercise…let’s see you again in 3-6 months”!

 

Does that sound familiar?

 

For some patients, they have gone through this hypothetical scenario one too many times, and now they are losing hope they can ever heal.

 

After helping thousands of patients over my 10+ years as an Integrative/Functional Medicine Doctor, I can tell you this story has been told me hundreds of times.  I can usually finish the patient’s sentence…which catches them off guard, but at the same time makes them feel comfortable knowing that I understand their situation.

 

Groundhog Day!

 

While I was not a fan of the movie, the Bill Murray hit rings true with many chronic health patients.  Patients that have struggled with a chronic health condition, like an autoimmune thyroid condition (since I specialize in thyroid gland disorders, I will use these patients as an example), are sick and tired of being, sick and tired!  All they want are answers and the proper guidance.

 

Laboratory Ranges Are Incorrect!

 

Stating that laboratory ranges are incorrect is rather a bold statement!  Hang tight, soon, you will be asking why no one has shared this information with you before.

 

Think for a moment about the patients who get their blood work drawn and tested.  Are they usually the healthiest of people?  Not usually!  Most of the time, these patients are getting blood work drawn because something is WRONG! 

 

Imagine you are back in school for a moment and the teacher is discussing ‘grading on a curve’!  Grading on a curve means the teacher is going to throw out the extreme best score and the extreme worse scores and come up with an average range of scores to grade on.

 

Lab tests work similar and this is where patients get caught in the middle, literally!

 

With all the data from the unhealthy patients’ lab results, a “range” is extrapolated and used to compare your results to.  If you fall within this range, things are “good”.  If you go outside the extremes (remember the grading on a curve analogy from earlier) the doctors will tell you, “Mrs/Mr. Smith your test result is higher/lower than it should be. 

 

This is only told to a patient IF their test result is outside the extremes.  If you are not outside of those parameters, you will be told “your blood tests look normal”!

 

Remember, your results are now being compared to the unhealthy population!  Do YOU want to be compared to unhealthy people or HEALTHY people? 

 

As soon as I ask that, most of you are probably thinking, “compare me to healthy people, not those dang sick people!”  I agree, and so do a lot of other doctors in the alternative health world.

 

Enter in the Functional Ranges!

 

I want my body FUNCTIONING at peak performance!  What about you?  You do as well?  Excellent!!!  So, we agree on that…let’s keep going.

 

If we take 1,000 healthy people’s blood results, we can then come up with a healthy or “functional” range! 

 

Now, do you want to compare your results to those unhealthy patients’ ranges or to the healthy patients’ ranges? If you are like most of my patients, you answered, “healthy patient ranges”!

 

Cool, we agree on that as well. 

 

As long as your lab results are within the functional ranges, your life is great!  But, let’s say you are in a tough occupation that makes you work swing shifts.  Your sleep patterns are constantly changing, and on top of those changes your marriage is a little rocky because you are not home enough with the family.  You have two stressors, one physical and one emotional, all affecting your body’s ability to function properly.

 

Let’s say this continues for 6-9 months. Now, your energy is dropping, you have put on some weight, divorce is lingering and your company is laying people off.  MORE STRESS!

 

Headaches begin to occur, you feel you can’t sleep enough hours in the day to help improve your energy, and to make matters worse your joints are now aching.

 

What do you do?  You visit your doctor, the doctor runs some tests, but your results come back NORMAL!  You and the doctor chalk your symptoms up to stress.  The doctor gives you a prescription for some NSAIDS and recommends to come back in 6 months.

 

6 months down the road…

 

The job hasn’t improved, your sleep is worse, along with the headaches and your relationship with your family is severely strained.

 

Now, you are having heartburn, bloating, and getting light-headed during the day.  You visit your doctor again, the doctor runs some blood work, and says “Mrs/Mr. Smith, look at your cholesterol!  Your blood pressure is elevated and your thyroid marker, TSH, is really high!  I am going to prescribe a statin to lower your cholesterol, high blood pressure medication for your elevated BP, an antacid for the heartburn and Synthroid for your thyroid.”

 

6 months ago, your labs were normal and the doctor told you stress was causing your symptoms.  Now, you are on 5 medications and feeling horrible.  Could this have been prevented? 

 

I guarantee if you were looking at your original blood test results with the functional, more optimal, range there would have been warning signs indicating that the body was NOT functioning properly and some lifestyle changes could have been made.

 

Now, because almost a year has gone by, you are on medications, but the medications have some unwanted side effects AND your original symptoms have not improved, only your blood pressure has gone down due to the medication.

 

Look at the picture below, this sums up the ranges we discussed.  In the green, you have the healthy ranges.  This is where you want to be!

 

If you start going outside of the green area, you are now functionally high/low.  This is where doctors like myself “operate” in!  Once you are here, you can have symptoms, but your doctors are not picking up on the issue because you are not in the red or yellow, the extremes!

 

However, if I can see that your results are functionally high/low, I can begin helping your body heal BEFORE you have MAJOR issues!  Keep in mind, traditional doctors are taught to prescribe medications or perform a surgery, extreme measure = extreme ranges!

 

Make sense? 

 

Now you are probably asking, how can you compare your blood results to the functional ranges!  Easy peasy…call me! 

 

That is right, pick up that phone, call (866) DrKing-1.  Tell my staff member, Ms. Norris, that you want to schedule a complimentary consultation for us to discuss your health condition. 

 

If I feel that we should begin digging into your health condition, I will recommend the next step for you!

 

Let’s save you some heartache, frustration, time and money…by figuring out your health issues, NOW!

 

I look forward to speaking with you soon!

 

P.S. – One of my favorite books titled, Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Tests Are Normal.

My Doctor Says My Lab Tests are Normal,

but I feel Horrible!

 

Unfortunately, this is an all too common theme.  Patients, who have been struggling with health symptoms visit their doctors looking for answers, only to be left frustrated and still searching for help.

 

The Scenario…

 

A patient walks into the doctor’s office and waits 30-45 minutes, past their appointment time, to see the doctor.  Dr. “X” comes in and spends 5-10 minutes listening to the patients’ symptoms, barely making eye contact, AND proceeds to tell the patient “your lab tests look normal”.

 

Dr. X, hurriedly tells the patient, “try to get more rest, eat healthier and exercise…let’s see you again in 3-6 months”!

 

Does that sound familiar?

 

For some patients, they have gone through this hypothetical scenario one too many times, and now they are losing hope they can ever heal.

 

After helping thousands of patients over my 10+ years as an Integrative/Functional Medicine Doctor, I can tell you this story has been told me hundreds of times.  I can usually finish the patient’s sentence…which catches them off guard, but at the same time makes them feel comfortable knowing that I understand their situation.

 

Groundhog Day!

 

While I was not a fan of the movie, the Bill Murray hit rings true with many chronic health patients.  Patients that have struggled with a chronic health condition, like an autoimmune thyroid condition (since I specialize in thyroid gland disorders, I will use these patients as an example), are sick and tired of being, sick and tired!  All they want are answers and the proper guidance.

 

Laboratory Ranges Are Incorrect!

 

Stating that laboratory ranges are incorrect is rather a bold statement!  Hang tight, soon, you will be asking why no one has shared this information with you before.

 

Think for a moment about the patients who get their blood work drawn and tested.  Are they usually the healthiest of people?  Not usually!  Most of the time, these patients are getting blood work drawn because something is WRONG! 

 

Imagine you are back in school for a moment and the teacher is discussing ‘grading on a curve’!  Grading on a curve means the teacher is going to throw out the extreme best score and the extreme worse scores and come up with an average range of scores to grade on.

 

Lab tests work similar and this is where patients get caught in the middle, literally!

 

With all the data from the unhealthy patients’ lab results, a “range” is extrapolated and used to compare your results to.  If you fall within this range, things are “good”.  If you go outside the extremes (remember the grading on a curve analogy from earlier) the doctors will tell you, “Mrs/Mr. Smith your test result is higher/lower than it should be. 

 

This is only told to a patient IF their test result is outside the extremes.  If you are not outside of those parameters, you will be told “your blood tests look normal”!

 

Remember, your results are now being compared to the unhealthy population!  Do YOU want to be compared to unhealthy people or HEALTHY people? 

 

As soon as I ask that, most of you are probably thinking, “compare me to healthy people, not those dang sick people!”  I agree, and so do a lot of other doctors in the alternative health world.

 

Enter in the Functional Ranges!

 

I want my body FUNCTIONING at peak performance!  What about you?  You do as well?  Excellent!!!  So, we agree on that…let’s keep going.

 

If we take 1,000 healthy people’s blood results, we can then come up with a healthy or “functional” range! 

 

Now, do you want to compare your results to those unhealthy patients’ ranges or to the healthy patients’ ranges? If you are like most of my patients, you answered, “healthy patient ranges”!

 

Cool, we agree on that as well. 

 

As long as your lab results are within the functional ranges, your life is great!  But, let’s say you are in a tough occupation that makes you work swing shifts.  Your sleep patterns are constantly changing, and on top of those changes your marriage is a little rocky because you are not home enough with the family.  You have two stressors, one physical and one emotional, all affecting your body’s ability to function properly.

 

Let’s say this continues for 6-9 months. Now, your energy is dropping, you have put on some weight, divorce is lingering and your company is laying people off.  MORE STRESS!

 

Headaches begin to occur, you feel you can’t sleep enough hours in the day to help improve your energy, and to make matters worse your joints are now aching.

 

What do you do?  You visit your doctor, the doctor runs some tests, but your results come back NORMAL!  You and the doctor chalk your symptoms up to stress.  The doctor gives you a prescription for some NSAIDS and recommends to come back in 6 months.

 

6 months down the road…

 

The job hasn’t improved, your sleep is worse, along with the headaches and your relationship with your family is severely strained.

 

Now, you are having heartburn, bloating, and getting light-headed during the day.  You visit your doctor again, the doctor runs some blood work, and says “Mrs/Mr. Smith, look at your cholesterol!  Your blood pressure is elevated and your thyroid marker, TSH, is really high!  I am going to prescribe a statin to lower your cholesterol, high blood pressure medication for your elevated BP, an antacid for the heartburn and Synthroid for your thyroid.”

 

6 months ago, your labs were normal and the doctor told you stress was causing your symptoms.  Now, you are on 5 medications and feeling horrible.  Could this have been prevented? 

 

I guarantee if you were looking at your original blood test results with the functional, more optimal, range there would have been warning signs indicating that the body was NOT functioning properly and some lifestyle changes could have been made.

 

Now, because almost a year has gone by, you are on medications, but the medications have some unwanted side effects AND your original symptoms have not improved, only your blood pressure has gone down due to the medication.

 

Look at the picture below, this sums up the ranges we discussed.  In the green, you have the healthy ranges.  This is where you want to be!

 

If you start going outside of the green area, you are now functionally high/low.  This is where doctors like myself “operate” in!  Once you are here, you can have symptoms, but your doctors are not picking up on the issue because you are not in the red or yellow, the extremes!

 

However, if I can see that your results are functionally high/low, I can begin helping your body heal BEFORE you have MAJOR issues!  Keep in mind, traditional doctors are taught to prescribe medications or perform a surgery, extreme measure = extreme ranges!

 

Make sense? 

 

Now you are probably asking, how can you compare your blood results to the functional ranges!  Easy peasy…call me! 

 

That is right, pick up that phone, call (866) DrKing-1.  Tell my staff member, Ms. Norris, that you want to schedule a complimentary consultation for us to discuss your health condition. 

 

If I feel that we should begin digging into your health condition, I will recommend the next step for you!

 

Let’s save you some heartache, frustration, time and money…by figuring out your health issues, NOW!

 

I look forward to speaking with you soon!

 

P.S. – One of my favorite books titled, Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Tests Are Normal.

Do You Need To Have Your Thyroid Gland Removed?

Do You Need To Have Your Thyroid Gland Removed?
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Do You Need Your Thyroid Gland Removed?

 

At least once a week, a patient contacts me asking, “Dr. King, should I have my thyroid gland removed?”  To which I answer, “that depends”.

 

The first question I ask is, “why did you doctor say you need to have your thyroid gland removed?”  Some common responses are the following:

  • I don’t know. They just said I should have it taken out since the doctor can’t get my health condition under control
  • I have cancer
  • I have nodule(s) and they are concerned it/they could be cancerous
  • I have difficulty swallowing/breathing
  • I have Hashimoto’s Disease

 

I am sure, if you have been told to surgically remove your thyroid, you may have heard one of those comments, or something similar.

 

The Doctor Can’t Get My Condition Under Control

 

I am not joking with that statement.  Last week, a patient reached out to me and said, “my doctor can’t get my health condition under control, so they want to remove my thyroid”!

 

Are you freaking kidding me?  A doctor, who can’t manage a thyroid condition properly, wants to take the organ out!  Why?  The thyroid gland serves a purpose, and with it gone, getting your body working optimally will be quite difficult, especially, in the medical model.

 

So, the doctor, who has failed to manage this patient properly, simply resorts to removing the organ.  Oh my, my! 

 

I encouraged this patient to ask more questions and get more tests ran. 

 

A big piece of the puzzle for thyroid patients and the traditional medical model is 90% of hypothyroid patients have an autoimmune condition.  It doesn’t matter what medications the doctors give the patient, their health condition will never be under control and managed properly. 

 

Why?  Because thyroid hormones prescribed from the doctor will NOT control the autoimmune condition.  Remember, a pill will not heal the body!

 

I Have Cancer!

 

Ok, this is the one reason, I believe, for removing the thyroid gland.  If a patient knows they have thyroid cancer (more than likely, their doctor did a biopsy and discovered a malignant form of cancer), I recommend having the cancer removed (thyroid gland).

 

What about natural cancer treatments, Dr. King?  Sure, I support those who seek to heal their cancer, naturally.  As long as they have a great doctor that knows what they are doing.  Treating cancer naturally, is quite difficult, as there are numerous steps a patient should be taking to help their body fight the cancer. 

 

What happens after the thyroid gland is gone?  It is quite simply, really.  The patient would need to be on some type of thyroid hormone, forever!

 

With that being said, my father does NOT have his thyroid gland anymore.  About 10+ years ago, he was diagnosed with 4th stage throat cancer.  During the radiation, his doctors destroyed his thyroid, “accidentally”. 

 

Since we discovered this (which his doctors didn’t even tell him), he has been on natural thyroid support (not medication), and has been doing great.  He is one of the pilots that fights all the big forest fires you see on TV.  Plus, when he is not working, he averages about 150-200 miles, per week, cycling!  Needless to say, he feels pretty dang good.

 

However, if the patient had an autoimmune condition to begin with, they body will now start attacking other regions of the body.  The thyroid is gone, the immune system can’t attack it anymore, so it will go “looking” for other tissue to target.

 

Nodules!!!

 

Many patients are told they have nodules, which should be biopsied.  Do I agree with the biopsy every time?  Not every time.  Why?  Due to the fact that a majority of thyroid patients have Hashimoto’s Disease, the leading cause of nodules.  If the thyroid antibodies are positive, and there are not any red flags for cancer, I don’t encourage a biopsy.  The Hashimoto’s Disease is the culprit in this case!

 

Let’s discuss what nodules are, and then you can decide if you should have the nodule(s) biopsied. 

 

Many times, thyroid nodules begin growing as a protective mechanism by the body to prevent the thyroid gland from being destroyed!  Yep, you read that correctly.  Nodules, a majority of the time (there are instances where they are cancerous, more about that in a minute) are your body’s response to an ATTACK!

 

Your body is trying to preserve its thyroid, and it does so by growing shields on the tissue to prevent destruction from infections and autoimmune attacks.  Does this mean, if your infection gets eradicated or your autoimmune condition gets under control, nodules will stop growing?  In a lot of instances, yes. 

 

(My mother’s doctor discovered nodules on her thyroid during a full body scan, the kind that can “find disease”, and the doctor told her she had cancer and needed to see an oncologist.  Needless to say, my mother was distraught when she phoned me.  After helping to calm her down, I ordered some blood work, AND…she was perfectly fine.  The nodules were from an old infection, not cancer!  Thanks doctors for freaking my family out!)

 

I tell patients that a “win” in my book is if the nodule does not grow any larger in size.  This means, the body sees no reason to keep growing a larger shield, because the attacks have halted.  Hooray!!! 

 

I have seen nodules shrink, and even, completely, disappear!  This doesn’t happen with every patient, and I never tell a patient I am going to shrink their nodule.

 

I use a liposomal glutathione/super oxide dismutase cream to help accomplish the goal of shrinking the nodule.  Again, this doesn’t happen on every patient, but I have seen a few hundred patients respond remarkably well with this product.

 

I Have Difficulty Swallowing/Breathing

 

Now, we need to consider what is really happening in a patient like this.  If we know the patient has Hashimoto’s Disease, I always recommend getting it under control, first.

 

If there are any infections, then those need to be eradicated, as well. 

 

I will do everything I can to get inflammation down within the first 2-weeks of working with a patient that is having difficulties swallowing/breathing.  If there are not any positive changes within 2-weeks, I refer this patient to their endocrinologist for surgical intervention.

 

Sometimes, surgery is needed!

 

Why did I not refer them out, right away?  If we can save this type of patient from having an unneeded surgery, that is the goal.  Surgery, should always be the last resort, in my eyes (I have had 35 major broken bones and 11 surgeries…I understand the pros and cons of surgery, well).

 

I Have Hashimoto’s Disease!

 

No, no, no, no, no!!!  I do NOT recommend having your thyroid gland removed because you have Hashimoto’s Disease.  You should understand the mechanism of nodules now (read above if you are still unclear).  If you understand what causes them, you can focus on how to get them to stop growing, or even decrease in size.

 

I am a firm believer that you figure out what is driving the autoimmune condition, and then the side effects of the condition will go shrink, go away, or not grow in the first place. 

 

Take Action!

 

If this information resonates with you, make sure to schedule your complimentary phone consultation by calling my staff (866) 375-4641.  You may also email me any questions: drking@askdrking.com

 

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Do You Need Your Thyroid Gland Removed?

 

At least once a week, a patient contacts me asking, “Dr. King, should I have my thyroid gland removed?”  To which I answer, “that depends”.

 

The first question I ask is, “why did you doctor say you need to have your thyroid gland removed?”  Some common responses are the following:

  • I don’t know. They just said I should have it taken out since the doctor can’t get my health condition under control
  • I have cancer
  • I have nodule(s) and they are concerned it/they could be cancerous
  • I have difficulty swallowing/breathing
  • I have Hashimoto’s Disease

 

I am sure, if you have been told to surgically remove your thyroid, you may have heard one of those comments, or something similar.

 

The Doctor Can’t Get My Condition Under Control

 

I am not joking with that statement.  Last week, a patient reached out to me and said, “my doctor can’t get my health condition under control, so they want to remove my thyroid”!

 

Are you freaking kidding me?  A doctor, who can’t manage a thyroid condition properly, wants to take the organ out!  Why?  The thyroid gland serves a purpose, and with it gone, getting your body working optimally will be quite difficult, especially, in the medical model.

 

So, the doctor, who has failed to manage this patient properly, simply resorts to removing the organ.  Oh my, my! 

 

I encouraged this patient to ask more questions and get more tests ran. 

 

A big piece of the puzzle for thyroid patients and the traditional medical model is 90% of hypothyroid patients have an autoimmune condition.  It doesn’t matter what medications the doctors give the patient, their health condition will never be under control and managed properly. 

 

Why?  Because thyroid hormones prescribed from the doctor will NOT control the autoimmune condition.  Remember, a pill will not heal the body!

 

I Have Cancer!

 

Ok, this is the one reason, I believe, for removing the thyroid gland.  If a patient knows they have thyroid cancer (more than likely, their doctor did a biopsy and discovered a malignant form of cancer), I recommend having the cancer removed (thyroid gland).

 

What about natural cancer treatments, Dr. King?  Sure, I support those who seek to heal their cancer, naturally.  As long as they have a great doctor that knows what they are doing.  Treating cancer naturally, is quite difficult, as there are numerous steps a patient should be taking to help their body fight the cancer. 

 

What happens after the thyroid gland is gone?  It is quite simply, really.  The patient would need to be on some type of thyroid hormone, forever!

 

With that being said, my father does NOT have his thyroid gland anymore.  About 10+ years ago, he was diagnosed with 4th stage throat cancer.  During the radiation, his doctors destroyed his thyroid, “accidentally”. 

 

Since we discovered this (which his doctors didn’t even tell him), he has been on natural thyroid support (not medication), and has been doing great.  He is one of the pilots that fights all the big forest fires you see on TV.  Plus, when he is not working, he averages about 150-200 miles, per week, cycling!  Needless to say, he feels pretty dang good.

 

However, if the patient had an autoimmune condition to begin with, they body will now start attacking other regions of the body.  The thyroid is gone, the immune system can’t attack it anymore, so it will go “looking” for other tissue to target.

 

Nodules!!!

 

Many patients are told they have nodules, which should be biopsied.  Do I agree with the biopsy every time?  Not every time.  Why?  Due to the fact that a majority of thyroid patients have Hashimoto’s Disease, the leading cause of nodules.  If the thyroid antibodies are positive, and there are not any red flags for cancer, I don’t encourage a biopsy.  The Hashimoto’s Disease is the culprit in this case!

 

Let’s discuss what nodules are, and then you can decide if you should have the nodule(s) biopsied. 

 

Many times, thyroid nodules begin growing as a protective mechanism by the body to prevent the thyroid gland from being destroyed!  Yep, you read that correctly.  Nodules, a majority of the time (there are instances where they are cancerous, more about that in a minute) are your body’s response to an ATTACK!

 

Your body is trying to preserve its thyroid, and it does so by growing shields on the tissue to prevent destruction from infections and autoimmune attacks.  Does this mean, if your infection gets eradicated or your autoimmune condition gets under control, nodules will stop growing?  In a lot of instances, yes. 

 

(My mother’s doctor discovered nodules on her thyroid during a full body scan, the kind that can “find disease”, and the doctor told her she had cancer and needed to see an oncologist.  Needless to say, my mother was distraught when she phoned me.  After helping to calm her down, I ordered some blood work, AND…she was perfectly fine.  The nodules were from an old infection, not cancer!  Thanks doctors for freaking my family out!)

 

I tell patients that a “win” in my book is if the nodule does not grow any larger in size.  This means, the body sees no reason to keep growing a larger shield, because the attacks have halted.  Hooray!!! 

 

I have seen nodules shrink, and even, completely, disappear!  This doesn’t happen with every patient, and I never tell a patient I am going to shrink their nodule.

 

I use a liposomal glutathione/super oxide dismutase cream to help accomplish the goal of shrinking the nodule.  Again, this doesn’t happen on every patient, but I have seen a few hundred patients respond remarkably well with this product.

 

I Have Difficulty Swallowing/Breathing

 

Now, we need to consider what is really happening in a patient like this.  If we know the patient has Hashimoto’s Disease, I always recommend getting it under control, first.

 

If there are any infections, then those need to be eradicated, as well. 

 

I will do everything I can to get inflammation down within the first 2-weeks of working with a patient that is having difficulties swallowing/breathing.  If there are not any positive changes within 2-weeks, I refer this patient to their endocrinologist for surgical intervention.

 

Sometimes, surgery is needed!

 

Why did I not refer them out, right away?  If we can save this type of patient from having an unneeded surgery, that is the goal.  Surgery, should always be the last resort, in my eyes (I have had 35 major broken bones and 11 surgeries…I understand the pros and cons of surgery, well).

 

I Have Hashimoto’s Disease!

 

No, no, no, no, no!!!  I do NOT recommend having your thyroid gland removed because you have Hashimoto’s Disease.  You should understand the mechanism of nodules now (read above if you are still unclear).  If you understand what causes them, you can focus on how to get them to stop growing, or even decrease in size.

 

I am a firm believer that you figure out what is driving the autoimmune condition, and then the side effects of the condition will go shrink, go away, or not grow in the first place. 

 

Take Action!

 

If this information resonates with you, make sure to schedule your complimentary phone consultation by calling my staff (866) 375-4641.  You may also email me any questions: drking@askdrking.com

 

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Stress Can Kill You!

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Stress Can Kill You!

 

Did you know that stress can kill us, literally?  Well, maybe I am taking that a bit far, but stress causes inflammation to increase inside of the body, and that inflammation affects the gut lining, brain tissue, arteries, the heart, muscles and joints.

 

Now, let me re-word what I said.  Stress can be the trigger for what causes our bodies to begin breaking down, prematurely.  What does that mean?  Eventually, the body can have a heart attack, develop a chronic health condition (autoimmune disease), or develop cancer.

 

That Dang Stress

 

One thing almost all patients tell me is this, “Dr. King, I have had a very stressful life!” It doesn’t matter if you have Hashimoto’s Disease, Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, or just feel worn out…stress will make these health conditions worse.

 

We can’t avoid stress, that would be impossible.  So, what do we do?

 

You need to eliminate any physiological stressors that could be causing your stress glands, the adrenals, to overwork. 

 

Like what, Dr. King?

 

Here is a short list of what triggers I look for that drive the adrenal glands to kick out more inflammatory hormones:

  • Blood sugar fluctuations
  • Infections
  • Lack of sleep
  • Dehydration
  • Food sensitivities
  • Autoimmune conditions

 

If those are occurring, the body will not heal, AND…your body will be under more stress causing more inflammatory hormones to be released. 

 

How Do You Know How Well the Adrenals Are Working?

 

There can be a few ways of knowing if the adrenals are not working properly:

  • Adrenal Stress Index test – this test measures your cortisol levels and maps them out throughout the day
  • Basic blood tests
  • Simple questions on intake forms

 

Also, if you can’t stay asleep, it is a good bet that the adrenal glands are not working properly throughout the day. 

 

Check this out…

 

Have you, or someone you known, complained of getting up in the middle of the night to urinate? 

 

Do you think that is normal?  Not at all (unless you have a majorly inflamed prostate gland).  So, why does this happen and what does urinating have to do with the adrenal glands?

 

During the day, if the adrenal glands are always pumping out cortisol, then at night the “proper levels” of cortisol can’t be secreted.  This makes the body revert to the backup hormones, with adrenaline being one of those hormones.

 

Now, imagine you are on a safari, in Africa (pretty cool, eh).  And you are lounging around your tent and all of a sudden, a HUGE, ferocious lion approaches you.

 

What does your body do?  The heart starts to pump more blood to help the muscles get ready to run away, you get that “feeling” in the pit of your stomach (adrenaline), and you may have the urge to urinate.  Why urinate?  Because your body will do anything it can to get you the heck out there, and it doesn’t need the urine in your bladder to run.  So, it will want to get rid of it.

 

Adrenaline at Night

 

If you get a spike of adrenaline at night, similar physiological functions kick in:

  • Nervous system gets activated (like when the lion approached) – you wake up
  • Your heart can be racing – patients tell me that sometimes they feel as if their heart is pounding and that is why they are waking up
  • You will need to urinate

 

Long way to prove a point, but…hopefully, you now know that if you wake up to urinate at night, the adrenal glands need to be looked at.

 

Gaining Weight

 

A lot of people know that if the adrenal glands are not working well, they gain weight. 

 

Cortisol = Weight Gain

 

This can be an accumulation of adipose tissue (fat) or water weight.  Either way, when people are under more stress, you typically see weight gain (I assuming that over-eating is not a problem).

 

80% of the Immune System

 

Ok, what does urinating at night and gaining weight have to do with breaking down the body?

 

I am glad you asked!!!

 

High amounts of cortisol will eat away at the gastrointestinal lining, causing Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS). A healthy GI system is EXTREMELY important for a healthy immune system (the GI tract makes up for 80% of the immune system).

 

If your GI lining is breaking down, then the immune system becomes weaker and weaker.

 

On top of that, now the LGS is causing major inflammation in the blood, and the heart has to pump this “bad” blood (breaking the heart tissue down, along with the arteries).

 

Not the Brain!

 

We, also, know cortisol in excessive amounts will pass your blood brain barrier. You have a barrier that surrounds the brain protecting it from large foreign particles. Alcohol, medications, and hormones are some of the chemicals that will pass the blood brain barrier.

 

You know what happens when alcohol passes the barrier! When cortisol passes the barrier, it destroys neurons! Specifically, it targets the hippocampus, which when destroyed will cause dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease (I watched my grandfather struggle with this the last five years of his life due in part to Type II Diabetes).

 

Now, you have the heart, arteries, gut lining, and brain, all breaking down!  On top of that, you may be gaining weight, have horrible GI symptoms, brain fog, and your hormones are thrown off.

 

All because of stress and your body’s ability to handle it (or, not handle it).

 

If you are having some of those symptoms, reach out to me, and let’s get you healthy!  You can click this LINK, to schedule a complimentary, 15-minute phone conversation.

 

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Stress Can Kill You!

 

Did you know that stress can kill us, literally?  Well, maybe I am taking that a bit far, but stress causes inflammation to increase inside of the body, and that inflammation affects the gut lining, brain tissue, arteries, the heart, muscles and joints.

 

Now, let me re-word what I said.  Stress can be the trigger for what causes our bodies to begin breaking down, prematurely.  What does that mean?  Eventually, the body can have a heart attack, develop a chronic health condition (autoimmune disease), or develop cancer.

 

That Dang Stress

 

One thing almost all patients tell me is this, “Dr. King, I have had a very stressful life!” It doesn’t matter if you have Hashimoto’s Disease, Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, or just feel worn out…stress will make these health conditions worse.

 

We can’t avoid stress, that would be impossible.  So, what do we do?

 

You need to eliminate any physiological stressors that could be causing your stress glands, the adrenals, to overwork. 

 

Like what, Dr. King?

 

Here is a short list of what triggers I look for that drive the adrenal glands to kick out more inflammatory hormones:

  • Blood sugar fluctuations
  • Infections
  • Lack of sleep
  • Dehydration
  • Food sensitivities
  • Autoimmune conditions

 

If those are occurring, the body will not heal, AND…your body will be under more stress causing more inflammatory hormones to be released. 

 

How Do You Know How Well the Adrenals Are Working?

 

There can be a few ways of knowing if the adrenals are not working properly:

  • Adrenal Stress Index test – this test measures your cortisol levels and maps them out throughout the day
  • Basic blood tests
  • Simple questions on intake forms

 

Also, if you can’t stay asleep, it is a good bet that the adrenal glands are not working properly throughout the day. 

 

Check this out…

 

Have you, or someone you known, complained of getting up in the middle of the night to urinate? 

 

Do you think that is normal?  Not at all (unless you have a majorly inflamed prostate gland).  So, why does this happen and what does urinating have to do with the adrenal glands?

 

During the day, if the adrenal glands are always pumping out cortisol, then at night the “proper levels” of cortisol can’t be secreted.  This makes the body revert to the backup hormones, with adrenaline being one of those hormones.

 

Now, imagine you are on a safari, in Africa (pretty cool, eh).  And you are lounging around your tent and all of a sudden, a HUGE, ferocious lion approaches you.

 

What does your body do?  The heart starts to pump more blood to help the muscles get ready to run away, you get that “feeling” in the pit of your stomach (adrenaline), and you may have the urge to urinate.  Why urinate?  Because your body will do anything it can to get you the heck out there, and it doesn’t need the urine in your bladder to run.  So, it will want to get rid of it.

 

Adrenaline at Night

 

If you get a spike of adrenaline at night, similar physiological functions kick in:

  • Nervous system gets activated (like when the lion approached) – you wake up
  • Your heart can be racing – patients tell me that sometimes they feel as if their heart is pounding and that is why they are waking up
  • You will need to urinate

 

Long way to prove a point, but…hopefully, you now know that if you wake up to urinate at night, the adrenal glands need to be looked at.

 

Gaining Weight

 

A lot of people know that if the adrenal glands are not working well, they gain weight. 

 

Cortisol = Weight Gain

 

This can be an accumulation of adipose tissue (fat) or water weight.  Either way, when people are under more stress, you typically see weight gain (I assuming that over-eating is not a problem).

 

80% of the Immune System

 

Ok, what does urinating at night and gaining weight have to do with breaking down the body?

 

I am glad you asked!!!

 

High amounts of cortisol will eat away at the gastrointestinal lining, causing Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS). A healthy GI system is EXTREMELY important for a healthy immune system (the GI tract makes up for 80% of the immune system).

 

If your GI lining is breaking down, then the immune system becomes weaker and weaker.

 

On top of that, now the LGS is causing major inflammation in the blood, and the heart has to pump this “bad” blood (breaking the heart tissue down, along with the arteries).

 

Not the Brain!

 

We, also, know cortisol in excessive amounts will pass your blood brain barrier. You have a barrier that surrounds the brain protecting it from large foreign particles. Alcohol, medications, and hormones are some of the chemicals that will pass the blood brain barrier.

 

You know what happens when alcohol passes the barrier! When cortisol passes the barrier, it destroys neurons! Specifically, it targets the hippocampus, which when destroyed will cause dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease (I watched my grandfather struggle with this the last five years of his life due in part to Type II Diabetes).

 

Now, you have the heart, arteries, gut lining, and brain, all breaking down!  On top of that, you may be gaining weight, have horrible GI symptoms, brain fog, and your hormones are thrown off.

 

All because of stress and your body’s ability to handle it (or, not handle it).

 

If you are having some of those symptoms, reach out to me, and let’s get you healthy!  You can click this LINK, to schedule a complimentary, 15-minute phone conversation.

 

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If Dr. Axe Says Healing Leaky Gut Syndrome is True, It Must Be True!

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If, Dr. Axe, Says Healing Leaky Gut Syndrome Is True, It Must Be True!

 

(Laughing hysterically)

 

Just last week, a spoke to a future patient that told me, “Dr. King, I listened to Dr. Axe talking about healing Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS) for Hashimoto’s Disease, and I never believed you about the gut needing healing until I listened to him!”

 

I am not sure how long Dr. Axe has been around, but recently his marketing has taken him to another level (which is great, as more people are going to get helped), but I have been preaching to patients for almost 10-years about healing the gut.

 

Your Gut = Your Immune System

 

80% of your immune system is dependent upon a healthy functioning gut.  Once the gut lining breaks down, all HECK can break lose, and most of the time this leads to an autoimmune condition, such as Hashimoto’s Disease, turning on.  Think about this for a moment, if you have an autoimmune condition, your gut lining has been compromised.  Don’t you think it would be important to heal the Leaky Gut Syndrome?

 

Why would Leaky Gut Syndrome Begin?

  1. Food allergens: this is one of the most common reasons why people’s gut lining breaks down, causing Leaky Gut Syndrome/Intestinal Permeability. Gluten, Dairy and Soy, are all inflammatory foods that begin to destroy the gut lining.  Do you think you can handle some eye-popping food information?  Watch What the Health! and What’s With Wheat!
  2. Excess cortisol: many people have heard of cortisol before because it stores belly fat. Did you know that too much cortisol causes inflammation, affecting your gut lining, along with causing BRAIN FOG!  That is right, your brain fog could be caused by too much cortisol, that has caused Leaky Gut Syndrome.
  3. Medications: yes, antibiotics will destroy the good gut flora.  I recently received an email from a potential patient that had been on multiple rounds of antibiotics, for a straight 10-months!
  4. Pregnancy: did you know that during your third trimester, your immune system switches dominance (TH1 to Th2 and vice versa)? What this means to you is that sometimes you will develop an autoimmune disease due to pregnancy.
  5. Adrenal gland stress: the adrenal glands release cortisol, normally, to help stabilize your glucose levels throughout the day/night. Your adrenal glands are also your STRESS GLANDS!  Emotional stress, such as moving, changing/losing your job, divorce/death in the family are some of the biggest emotional stressors we will ever experience.

         Most of the time, we get hit by multiple stressors at once, and we have seen after these stressors, an autoimmune condition turns on.

         This is exactly what happened to my better-half, Natasha, recently.  Her mother has Hashimoto’s Disease, along with her sister, but for the last 6-years Natasha’s                antibodies have been negative.

         Well, along with us moving to Texas, the black mold in our home in California, and a number of other “speed bumps” we have encountered since our move,                          Natasha’s antibodies turned positive = Hashimoto’s Disease.

 

How Do You Heal Leaky Gut Syndrome?

 

Many people and gurus are now creating their own LGS healing products.  I am sure they are great, but my favorite Leaky Gut healing product is from Apex Energetics, called Repairvite.  Why?  Research!  I have seen the research behind all of their formulations and know the quality control those products go through, and even the formulators of the products.

 

Now, no two patients are the same, and there are different variations of gut dysfunction and gut repairing products.

 

If you have ever been diagnosed with SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) then taking “regular” Repairvite would make you worse!  There are certain properties in Repairvite that can cause more irritation and inflammation.  This is why working with a doctor that understands the ends and outs of Leaky Gut healing is beneficial. 

 

Yes, some people will be helped by the products they are buying online, but the patients who have been suffering for years, bouncing back and forth between doctor after doctor, needs someone who can walk them through the steps of healing the GI-lining, without causing more aggravation. 

 

90-120 Days!

 

Normally, healing the GI-lining takes 90-120 days!  That is ONLY 3-4 months!  It took me almost 2-years to do the same thing.  Why?  When I discovered I had Leaky Gut Syndrome/Intestinal Permeability (LGS/IP), not many people knew about it or understood how to heal it. 

 

I made it my mission to figure out how to heal my gut!  I did, but…it took right at 2-years to do.  Now, I have it down to roughly 90-120 days.  Pretty cool, huh?

 

Infections

 

Yes, infections can cause Leaky Gut Syndrome.  I like to call them, “critters”!  If you have critters, they will eat away at your gut lining, creating inflammation, causing LGS/IP.  The critters must go!

 

Quick story, a patient emailed me last week and told me “I have TAPEWORMS”!!!  Needless to say, she was freaking out a little bit.  I sent her some of my favorite critter killers and today she emailed me saying “there is a massacre” going on inside of her body!  LOL  

 

She was being a little funny and animated, but what she was trying to explain was the critter killers doing their job = killing off the bad guys (not the good guys, which is important to know).

 

Lots of times, parasitic infections are a big deal.  Parasites like to feed on yeast.  So, adopting a low sugar diet, along with killing off the food for the critters is essential.

 

OMG…I don’t Want Critters!

 

How can you know if you have them or not?  Through specialized testing, which I run on every single patient.  Easy Peasy!

 

If they are there, we will kill them off, re-check the labs and make sure they are gone, and keep healing the GI-lining. 

 

Let’s Recap

 

In summary, to begin healing the gut lining, you want to look at stressors:

 

  • blood sugar
  • emotional/chemical/physical stressors
  • past history of lifestyle
  • infections
  • food allergens

Then, you want to focus on staying away from any triggers that create this inflammation.

 

Next, you want to begin patching up the gut lining!  Make sure you are getting products from someone that knows specifics about YOUR health condition.  Guessing about which products to use based an online video can be dangerous and delay your healing. 

 

To get help with all of this, call me: (866) Drking-1.  Let’s get you back to being, YOU!

 

 

If, Dr. Axe, Says Healing Leaky Gut Syndrome Is True, It Must Be True!

 

(Laughing hysterically)

 

Just last week, a spoke to a future patient that told me, “Dr. King, I listened to Dr. Axe talking about healing Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS) for Hashimoto’s Disease, and I never believed you about the gut needing healing until I listened to him!”

 

I am not sure how long Dr. Axe has been around, but recently his marketing has taken him to another level (which is great, as more people are going to get helped), but I have been preaching to patients for almost 10-years about healing the gut.

 

Your Gut = Your Immune System

 

80% of your immune system is dependent upon a healthy functioning gut.  Once the gut lining breaks down, all HECK can break lose, and most of the time this leads to an autoimmune condition, such as Hashimoto’s Disease, turning on.  Think about this for a moment, if you have an autoimmune condition, your gut lining has been compromised.  Don’t you think it would be important to heal the Leaky Gut Syndrome?

 

Why would Leaky Gut Syndrome Begin?

  1. Food allergens: this is one of the most common reasons why people’s gut lining breaks down, causing Leaky Gut Syndrome/Intestinal Permeability. Gluten, Dairy and Soy, are all inflammatory foods that begin to destroy the gut lining.  Do you think you can handle some eye-popping food information?  Watch What the Health! and What’s With Wheat!
  2. Excess cortisol: many people have heard of cortisol before because it stores belly fat. Did you know that too much cortisol causes inflammation, affecting your gut lining, along with causing BRAIN FOG!  That is right, your brain fog could be caused by too much cortisol, that has caused Leaky Gut Syndrome.
  3. Medications: yes, antibiotics will destroy the good gut flora.  I recently received an email from a potential patient that had been on multiple rounds of antibiotics, for a straight 10-months!
  4. Pregnancy: did you know that during your third trimester, your immune system switches dominance (TH1 to Th2 and vice versa)? What this means to you is that sometimes you will develop an autoimmune disease due to pregnancy.
  5. Adrenal gland stress: the adrenal glands release cortisol, normally, to help stabilize your glucose levels throughout the day/night. Your adrenal glands are also your STRESS GLANDS!  Emotional stress, such as moving, changing/losing your job, divorce/death in the family are some of the biggest emotional stressors we will ever experience.

         Most of the time, we get hit by multiple stressors at once, and we have seen after these stressors, an autoimmune condition turns on.

         This is exactly what happened to my better-half, Natasha, recently.  Her mother has Hashimoto’s Disease, along with her sister, but for the last 6-years Natasha’s                antibodies have been negative.

         Well, along with us moving to Texas, the black mold in our home in California, and a number of other “speed bumps” we have encountered since our move,                          Natasha’s antibodies turned positive = Hashimoto’s Disease.

 

How Do You Heal Leaky Gut Syndrome?

 

Many people and gurus are now creating their own LGS healing products.  I am sure they are great, but my favorite Leaky Gut healing product is from Apex Energetics, called Repairvite.  Why?  Research!  I have seen the research behind all of their formulations and know the quality control those products go through, and even the formulators of the products.

 

Now, no two patients are the same, and there are different variations of gut dysfunction and gut repairing products.

 

If you have ever been diagnosed with SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) then taking “regular” Repairvite would make you worse!  There are certain properties in Repairvite that can cause more irritation and inflammation.  This is why working with a doctor that understands the ends and outs of Leaky Gut healing is beneficial. 

 

Yes, some people will be helped by the products they are buying online, but the patients who have been suffering for years, bouncing back and forth between doctor after doctor, needs someone who can walk them through the steps of healing the GI-lining, without causing more aggravation. 

 

90-120 Days!

 

Normally, healing the GI-lining takes 90-120 days!  That is ONLY 3-4 months!  It took me almost 2-years to do the same thing.  Why?  When I discovered I had Leaky Gut Syndrome/Intestinal Permeability (LGS/IP), not many people knew about it or understood how to heal it. 

 

I made it my mission to figure out how to heal my gut!  I did, but…it took right at 2-years to do.  Now, I have it down to roughly 90-120 days.  Pretty cool, huh?

 

Infections

 

Yes, infections can cause Leaky Gut Syndrome.  I like to call them, “critters”!  If you have critters, they will eat away at your gut lining, creating inflammation, causing LGS/IP.  The critters must go!

 

Quick story, a patient emailed me last week and told me “I have TAPEWORMS”!!!  Needless to say, she was freaking out a little bit.  I sent her some of my favorite critter killers and today she emailed me saying “there is a massacre” going on inside of her body!  LOL  

 

She was being a little funny and animated, but what she was trying to explain was the critter killers doing their job = killing off the bad guys (not the good guys, which is important to know).

 

Lots of times, parasitic infections are a big deal.  Parasites like to feed on yeast.  So, adopting a low sugar diet, along with killing off the food for the critters is essential.

 

OMG…I don’t Want Critters!

 

How can you know if you have them or not?  Through specialized testing, which I run on every single patient.  Easy Peasy!

 

If they are there, we will kill them off, re-check the labs and make sure they are gone, and keep healing the GI-lining. 

 

Let’s Recap

 

In summary, to begin healing the gut lining, you want to look at stressors:

 

  • blood sugar
  • emotional/chemical/physical stressors
  • past history of lifestyle
  • infections
  • food allergens

Then, you want to focus on staying away from any triggers that create this inflammation.

 

Next, you want to begin patching up the gut lining!  Make sure you are getting products from someone that knows specifics about YOUR health condition.  Guessing about which products to use based an online video can be dangerous and delay your healing. 

 

To get help with all of this, call me: (866) Drking-1.  Let’s get you back to being, YOU!

 

 

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Why Is My Hair Falling Out, Even if I am Taking My Thyroid Medications?

 

I have gotten this question several times lately.

Recently, my better-half, Natasha, started having lots of hair loss, fatigue and didn’t feel as if she was recovering from all of her traveling (she must fly a couple times per week with her job).

Let me back up a bit…a couple years ago, we discovered that our house had black mold in it.  I was getting sick a lot, and Natasha was starting to have chronic migraine headaches.

The kicker, we ate extremely healthy, exercised regularly, took our supplements like we were supposed to.  This is when we knew something else was going on.

Long story short, we moved two days after discovering the mold issue, and began our journey on healing our bodies.

 

Epstein-Barre Virus

 

Shortly after moving out of the mold infested house, Natasha began having severe fatigue.  She couldn’t walk up our flight of stairs without feeling as if she ran a 5K race (we were racing triathlons before the mold issue, so she was in good shape).  We had some blood work run, and discovered she had Epstein-Barre Virus (EBV).

A few months later, she recovered from the EBV, only for it to flare up again, a year later.  We sought out a mold specialist as we began to have suspicions that she had mold in her body and this was triggering the EBV flare-ups.  We saw a mold specialist who whipped us up some special homeopathic remedies to helps us both detoxify from the mold.

This helped, but shortly after, Natasha’s hair began falling out.  I ran some more blood tests and discovered she had Hypothyroidism.  Now, thyroid disorders run in her family, so we jumped on this as quickly as we could.

 

Hair Falling Out is an Indicator Something is Wrong

 

Besides continuing to detoxify the mold from Natasha’s body, I started her on natural thyroid support (desiccated glandular).  The thyroid support is T3, which is the active form of thyroid hormone.

Immediately, Natasha’s energy began coming back.  As I write this, we are two weeks into supporting her thyroid, and her hair loss is slowing down.

 

Dr. King, I have Tried T3 Support Before…

 

…and it didn’t help me.  One reason for the lack of improvement may be the fact that your body may not be absorbing hormones properly.

Why would your body not absorb hormones properly?  A few words: the liver and the Gastro-Intestinal tract (GI-lining).  I know, I know…I have mentioned these two organs before.  However, they are EXTREMELY important in hormone utilization.

How do you improve the functions of the liver and GI-lining?  Rather easily, but it does take some time.  I always start patients in the beginning by detoxifying the liver.  I have patients perform liver flushes, monthly, sometimes twice per month.

By improving your live’s function, you will improve your body’s ability to absorb hormone.  Keep in mind, your liver helps to keep inflammation down, utilize your B-vitamins (your energy vitamins), and female/male hormones.

How many flushes do patients perform?  Each patient is different, but I encourage patients to perform enough flushes until they have two flushes in a row without any toxins coming out.  Sometimes, that is three flushes, other times it may take eight-ten flushes to get all of the toxins out.

Don’t worry, I have a protocol that makes the flushes very productive, while not being too tough to go through.

 

What About the GI-lining?

 

The GI-lining takes about 90-120 days to heal, assuming there are not any infections (parasitic or bacterial) that need to be eradicated.

If there are infections, I give patients natural herbs that help to get rid of them.  Then, we start healing the GI-lining, using specific herbs that are known for healing the GI-lining.

In order for the GI-lining to heal, inflammatory foods must be eliminated, completely!  If you haven’t done so, download some of my recipes on the website.  I have put together some great ones to help the body heal.  Download the 10 breakfast recipes to help heal your thyroid gland disorder.

Follow-up blood tests are required to make sure the body is absorbing the hormones you are taking.  I like looking at the following two hormones, specifically, to see how T3 is doing: total T3 and free T3.

Most doctors only run TSH, T4 and maybe T3.  Besides those three markers, I look at fT3, T3U, FTI, rT3, along with TPO-ab and TBG-ab (the latter two are used to rule in/out Hashimoto’s Disease.

 

Shampoos and Conditioners

 

Besides your thyroid being the culprit for hair loss, make sure to check your hair products.  A lot of products contain inflammatory ingredients (wheat, corn, and parabens) that can cause hair loss.  These ingredients are absorbed by the pores in your head, causing inflammation at the hair follicle.

Ok, by now, you are probably wanting to know about what hair products are best.  While I am not an expert on shampoo and conditioner, I can give you some insight.
Make sure your products do NOT contain the following:

  • Parabens
  • Wheat
  • Corn
  • Artificial colors (red 20, blue 30, etc.)

 

One company, that a patient of mine, who had been a hair stylist for more than 20 years, turned me on to, is Oway.  You can read/watch a little more about these products here:

https://www.simplyorganicbeauty.com/organic-salon-products/oway/

 

I hope this information may help some of you out there.  It IS helping Natasha, and that is why I believe in my healing protocols.

 

Would you like to schedule a time to speak and talk about your health condition? If so, please call my staff at (866) 375-4641 to schedule your complimentary phone consultation.  Allow 15-minutes for me to ask you a few questions to see if I may be the doctor that may be able to help you!  After speaking with you, I may suggest having some blood work performed, or, if you have recent blood work, I may ask you to send that over so I can review the lab tests/results your doctors have been running on you.

Why Is My Hair Falling Out, Even if I am Taking My Thyroid Medications?

 

I have gotten this question several times lately.

Recently, my better-half, Natasha, started having lots of hair loss, fatigue and didn’t feel as if she was recovering from all of her traveling (she must fly a couple times per week with her job).

Let me back up a bit…a couple years ago, we discovered that our house had black mold in it.  I was getting sick a lot, and Natasha was starting to have chronic migraine headaches.

The kicker, we ate extremely healthy, exercised regularly, took our supplements like we were supposed to.  This is when we knew something else was going on.

Long story short, we moved two days after discovering the mold issue, and began our journey on healing our bodies.

 

Epstein-Barre Virus

 

Shortly after moving out of the mold infested house, Natasha began having severe fatigue.  She couldn’t walk up our flight of stairs without feeling as if she ran a 5K race (we were racing triathlons before the mold issue, so she was in good shape).  We had some blood work run, and discovered she had Epstein-Barre Virus (EBV).

A few months later, she recovered from the EBV, only for it to flare up again, a year later.  We sought out a mold specialist as we began to have suspicions that she had mold in her body and this was triggering the EBV flare-ups.  We saw a mold specialist who whipped us up some special homeopathic remedies to helps us both detoxify from the mold.

This helped, but shortly after, Natasha’s hair began falling out.  I ran some more blood tests and discovered she had Hypothyroidism.  Now, thyroid disorders run in her family, so we jumped on this as quickly as we could.

 

Hair Falling Out is an Indicator Something is Wrong

 

Besides continuing to detoxify the mold from Natasha’s body, I started her on natural thyroid support (desiccated glandular).  The thyroid support is T3, which is the active form of thyroid hormone.

Immediately, Natasha’s energy began coming back.  As I write this, we are two weeks into supporting her thyroid, and her hair loss is slowing down.

 

Dr. King, I have Tried T3 Support Before…

 

…and it didn’t help me.  One reason for the lack of improvement may be the fact that your body may not be absorbing hormones properly.

Why would your body not absorb hormones properly?  A few words: the liver and the Gastro-Intestinal tract (GI-lining).  I know, I know…I have mentioned these two organs before.  However, they are EXTREMELY important in hormone utilization.

How do you improve the functions of the liver and GI-lining?  Rather easily, but it does take some time.  I always start patients in the beginning by detoxifying the liver.  I have patients perform liver flushes, monthly, sometimes twice per month.

By improving your live’s function, you will improve your body’s ability to absorb hormone.  Keep in mind, your liver helps to keep inflammation down, utilize your B-vitamins (your energy vitamins), and female/male hormones.

How many flushes do patients perform?  Each patient is different, but I encourage patients to perform enough flushes until they have two flushes in a row without any toxins coming out.  Sometimes, that is three flushes, other times it may take eight-ten flushes to get all of the toxins out.

Don’t worry, I have a protocol that makes the flushes very productive, while not being too tough to go through.

 

What About the GI-lining?

 

The GI-lining takes about 90-120 days to heal, assuming there are not any infections (parasitic or bacterial) that need to be eradicated.

If there are infections, I give patients natural herbs that help to get rid of them.  Then, we start healing the GI-lining, using specific herbs that are known for healing the GI-lining.

In order for the GI-lining to heal, inflammatory foods must be eliminated, completely!  If you haven’t done so, download some of my recipes on the website.  I have put together some great ones to help the body heal.  Download the 10 breakfast recipes to help heal your thyroid gland disorder.

Follow-up blood tests are required to make sure the body is absorbing the hormones you are taking.  I like looking at the following two hormones, specifically, to see how T3 is doing: total T3 and free T3.

Most doctors only run TSH, T4 and maybe T3.  Besides those three markers, I look at fT3, T3U, FTI, rT3, along with TPO-ab and TBG-ab (the latter two are used to rule in/out Hashimoto’s Disease.

 

Shampoos and Conditioners

 

Besides your thyroid being the culprit for hair loss, make sure to check your hair products.  A lot of products contain inflammatory ingredients (wheat, corn, and parabens) that can cause hair loss.  These ingredients are absorbed by the pores in your head, causing inflammation at the hair follicle.

Ok, by now, you are probably wanting to know about what hair products are best.  While I am not an expert on shampoo and conditioner, I can give you some insight.
Make sure your products do NOT contain the following:

  • Parabens
  • Wheat
  • Corn
  • Artificial colors (red 20, blue 30, etc.)

 

One company, that a patient of mine, who had been a hair stylist for more than 20 years, turned me on to, is Oway.  You can read/watch a little more about these products here:

https://www.simplyorganicbeauty.com/organic-salon-products/oway/

 

I hope this information may help some of you out there.  It IS helping Natasha, and that is why I believe in my healing protocols.

 

Would you like to schedule a time to speak and talk about your health condition? If so, please call my staff at (866) 375-4641 to schedule your complimentary phone consultation.  Allow 15-minutes for me to ask you a few questions to see if I may be the doctor that may be able to help you!  After speaking with you, I may suggest having some blood work performed, or, if you have recent blood work, I may ask you to send that over so I can review the lab tests/results your doctors have been running on you.

Hypothyroid and Hyperthyroid Symptoms

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Why Do I have Hypothyroid symptoms AND hyperthyroid symptoms?

I hear this question from a lot of patients. A patient comes in, and they share with me that they have fatigue, sleeplessness, their hair is falling out, their libido is down, and their heart is racing. Sometimes, their racing heart wakes them up at night, and when they wake up tremors are being felt through their body (inward type of shaking).

A lot of the time, the patient tells me, “I wake up like that and have to use the restroom. Once my heart rate calms down, I can go back to sleep.”

Does this sound like you or a family member? If so, the number one reason why a patient is struggling with both hypothyroid and hyperthyroid symptoms is due to Hashimoto’s Disease. You may remember (if not, short term memory loss is a classic symptom of thyroid dysfunction, as well), that when the body is attacking the thyroid gland, that is an autoimmune condition called Hashimoto’s Disease.

TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is what most primary care physicians and endocrinologists check in order to determine if your thyroid gland is functioning well (maybe, a T4 or T3). Based off of the levels of TSH, your medication is kept the same, lowered or raised. If you are in the “hyperthyroid state” of Hashimoto’s Disease, your doctor may lower your medication; but, your fatigue worsens. The doctor lowered the medication dosage because they were thinking you had too much thyroid hormone and then they ask you to have your thyroid markers checked in the three months.

Three months pass and you get your TSH checked again, and now the markers is really high. You are struggling with fatigue, not sleeping well, and you may have put on a few extra pounds. Now, you doctor wants to raise you thyroid medication again (you are in the hypothyroid state of Hashimoto’s Disease). I have heard this many times, and patients get confused as to why your levels are all over the map.

The secret, there is no secret! You have Hashimoto’s Disease. If it is not controlled properly it is very common to battle this medication roller coaster.

You must have you doctor check your thyroid antibodies to rule in or rule out Hashimoto’s Disease. If your markers are negative AND your WBC (white blood cell) markers are low, your body may not be strong enough to make antibody markers.

Keep in mind, there are triggers that drive these hypothyroid and hyperthyroid symptoms. I will touch upon those in my next blog!

Would you like to schedule a time to speak and talk about your health condition? If so, please call my staff at (866) 375-4641 to schedule your complimentary phone consultation.

Why Do I have Hypothyroid symptoms AND hyperthyroid symptoms?

I hear this question from a lot of patients. A patient comes in, and they share with me that they have fatigue, sleeplessness, their hair is falling out, their libido is down, and their heart is racing. Sometimes, their racing heart wakes them up at night, and when they wake up tremors are being felt through their body (inward type of shaking).

A lot of the time, the patient tells me, “I wake up like that and have to use the restroom. Once my heart rate calms down, I can go back to sleep.”

Does this sound like you or a family member? If so, the number one reason why a patient is struggling with both hypothyroid and hyperthyroid symptoms is due to Hashimoto’s Disease. You may remember (if not, short term memory loss is a classic symptom of thyroid dysfunction, as well), that when the body is attacking the thyroid gland, that is an autoimmune condition called Hashimoto’s Disease.

TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is what most primary care physicians and endocrinologists check in order to determine if your thyroid gland is functioning well (maybe, a T4 or T3). Based off of the levels of TSH, your medication is kept the same, lowered or raised. If you are in the “hyperthyroid state” of Hashimoto’s Disease, your doctor may lower your medication; but, your fatigue worsens. The doctor lowered the medication dosage because they were thinking you had too much thyroid hormone and then they ask you to have your thyroid markers checked in the three months.

Three months pass and you get your TSH checked again, and now the markers is really high. You are struggling with fatigue, not sleeping well, and you may have put on a few extra pounds. Now, you doctor wants to raise you thyroid medication again (you are in the hypothyroid state of Hashimoto’s Disease). I have heard this many times, and patients get confused as to why your levels are all over the map.

The secret, there is no secret! You have Hashimoto’s Disease. If it is not controlled properly it is very common to battle this medication roller coaster.

You must have you doctor check your thyroid antibodies to rule in or rule out Hashimoto’s Disease. If your markers are negative AND your WBC (white blood cell) markers are low, your body may not be strong enough to make antibody markers.

Keep in mind, there are triggers that drive these hypothyroid and hyperthyroid symptoms. I will touch upon those in my next blog!

Would you like to schedule a time to speak and talk about your health condition? If so, please call my staff at (866) 375-4641 to schedule your complimentary phone consultation.

Hypothyroid Symptoms

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Signs and Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism

Are you still struggling with hypothyroid symptoms even though are taking your medications?

Did you know that 90% of hypothyroid patients are still struggling with thyroid symptoms, even though they are taking their medication?  The reason many hypothyroid (low thyroid) patients are still battling with their fatigue, hair loss, weight gain, and brain fog is because they were misdiagnosed to begin with.  These patients are actually suffering with Hashimoto’s Disease.  And here is the secret; medication may not help the Hashimoto’s patient feel better…because the medication doesn’t do anything to fix the problem.  What is the problem?

Hashimoto’s Disease will cause hypothyroid symptoms!

Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune condition that is attacking the thyroid gland.  Not many doctors are running patients’ thyroid antibodies to screen for this autoimmune condition.  Instead, Hashimoto’s patients are still having brain fog, memory loss, depression, cold hands and feet, not to mention the fatigue that goes along with these life-debilitating symptoms.

When your thyroid gland is under functioning, it can’t produce hormone properly.  The bad news is that every single cell of your body relies upon that thyroid hormone.  The brain is extremely reliant upon a functioning thyroid gland, when the gland is not work…patients begin to have quicker neurological degeneration (i.e. Dementia, Alzheimer’s and/or Parkinson’s Disease).

In order to control Hashimoto’s Disease, you must first figure out what is driving the autoimmune attack to begin with.  Here is a short, but not comprehensive, list of some of the triggers that drive Hashimoto’s:

  • Is Leaky Gut Syndrome occurring? This is when the gut lining is inflamed and not absorbing vitamins and minerals very well.
  • Does this patient have any hidden infections? Doctors miss infections a lot (parasitic and bacterial infections are some of the most common).
  • Does the patient have any food sensitivities? Many times, patients are eating foods that make their body attack the thyroid gland (gluten, dairy and soy are the BIG three)?
  • How is the patient’s blood sugar? Is it stabilized throughout the day?  Is the patient a diabetic?  Does the patient suffer from hypoglycemia?
  • Is the liver working well? The liver plays a critical role in thyroid hormone conversion, along with getting inflammation down.

How to manage Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism?

When one has an autoimmune condition, it will never go away!  However, you can still live a wonderful life as long as you are managing your condition properly.

Once I help patients figure out the triggers driving the autoimmune condition, a multi-faceted approach is needed to keep the immune system from attacking the thyroid gland.  I teach patients how to clean up their eating (I hate the word diet; what are the first three letters of the word?), along with guiding them through the healing process utilizing homeopathies and supplementation.

Helping the body heal is rarely a quick fix, instead healing takes time and effort on a patient’s part.  My job is to teach and educate, guiding patients through the process.

These are just a few of the basics of autoimmune management for Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism.  If you feel this may be an approach that you need, contact my staff to schedule your consultation: (866) 375-4641.

Signs and Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism

Are you still struggling with hypothyroid symptoms even though are taking your medications?

Did you know that 90% of hypothyroid patients are still struggling with thyroid symptoms, even though they are taking their medication?  The reason many hypothyroid (low thyroid) patients are still battling with their fatigue, hair loss, weight gain, and brain fog is because they were misdiagnosed to begin with.  These patients are actually suffering with Hashimoto’s Disease.  And here is the secret; medication may not help the Hashimoto’s patient feel better…because the medication doesn’t do anything to fix the problem.  What is the problem?

Hashimoto’s Disease will cause hypothyroid symptoms!

Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune condition that is attacking the thyroid gland.  Not many doctors are running patients’ thyroid antibodies to screen for this autoimmune condition.  Instead, Hashimoto’s patients are still having brain fog, memory loss, depression, cold hands and feet, not to mention the fatigue that goes along with these life-debilitating symptoms.

When your thyroid gland is under functioning, it can’t produce hormone properly.  The bad news is that every single cell of your body relies upon that thyroid hormone.  The brain is extremely reliant upon a functioning thyroid gland, when the gland is not work…patients begin to have quicker neurological degeneration (i.e. Dementia, Alzheimer’s and/or Parkinson’s Disease).

In order to control Hashimoto’s Disease, you must first figure out what is driving the autoimmune attack to begin with.  Here is a short, but not comprehensive, list of some of the triggers that drive Hashimoto’s:

  • Is Leaky Gut Syndrome occurring? This is when the gut lining is inflamed and not absorbing vitamins and minerals very well.
  • Does this patient have any hidden infections? Doctors miss infections a lot (parasitic and bacterial infections are some of the most common).
  • Does the patient have any food sensitivities? Many times, patients are eating foods that make their body attack the thyroid gland (gluten, dairy and soy are the BIG three)?
  • How is the patient’s blood sugar? Is it stabilized throughout the day?  Is the patient a diabetic?  Does the patient suffer from hypoglycemia?
  • Is the liver working well? The liver plays a critical role in thyroid hormone conversion, along with getting inflammation down.

How to manage Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism?

When one has an autoimmune condition, it will never go away!  However, you can still live a wonderful life as long as you are managing your condition properly.

Once I help patients figure out the triggers driving the autoimmune condition, a multi-faceted approach is needed to keep the immune system from attacking the thyroid gland.  I teach patients how to clean up their eating (I hate the word diet; what are the first three letters of the word?), along with guiding them through the healing process utilizing homeopathies and supplementation.

Helping the body heal is rarely a quick fix, instead healing takes time and effort on a patient’s part.  My job is to teach and educate, guiding patients through the process.

These are just a few of the basics of autoimmune management for Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism.  If you feel this may be an approach that you need, contact my staff to schedule your consultation: (866) 375-4641.

Critters!? Not in your dog… but in YOU!!!

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“Critters!? I have what?”, my patient, slightly horrified, slightly relieved…exclaimed on the phone.

Parasitic infections are quite common in my line of work. “But, Dr. King, don’t we all have parasites?” many ask. “You shouldn’t, I respond. If your immune system is working as it should, your body should kill them off without any interference from us silly humans.”

 

How do I know if I have them?

Testing for parasitic infections is part of my normal, routine blood work. There is a marker, called eosinophils, that tells us if you have a parasite or not. It can, also, be high if you are having a major allergic reaction to something (think peanuts if you have a peanut allergy).

 

How do you get rid of the ‘critters’?

Parasitic infections can be some of the most irritating infections to have. I have seen many and many patients go through many rounds of anti-parasitic remedies (both medication and/or supplementation).

If you are working with your doctor and your parasitic infections will not go away, you may want to look into Rife technology (www.truerife.com)

There are many different homeopathies, supplements and herbs that can help to aid the ‘killing of the parasites’!!!

What will you feel like if you have a parasitic infection?

Well, that can vary from one patient to another. For example, I was recently in Costa Rica on a personal/business trip (I am excited so I will tell you: I may have the opportunity to help develop a mountain!!!) …anyhow, sorry, I am getting side tracked.

A couple days after being back from Costa Rica, I woke up in the AM with horrible stomach cramps, and the next couple hours were not fun, as I was unable to keep food down or in!!!

No bueno!

I knew exactly what was going on (this wasn’t my first rodeo, folks) …I had CRITTERS!

And, as I write this blog, I am in Mexico. Please, keep your fingers crossed for me that I don’t have de ja vu from my last trip.

Some people will not even KNOW they have an infection. This can typically be the worst-case scenario, as that person’s gastro-intestinal lining will be getting ‘eaten’ up! Parasitic infections contribute to Leaky Gut Syndrome.

Many patients I test, have some sort of parasitic infection, without realizing it as they didn’t have any GI dysfunction/symptoms. What would your symptoms be, you ask? Well…

  • Nausea
  • Vomitting
  • Bloating
  • Flatulence
  • Diarrhea
  • Pain

Do you think Parasites could affect me if I don’t have symptoms?

HECK…YES!!!

I mentioned above that parasitic infections can begin to cause/contribute to Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS). If you remember from some of my old blogs, I wrote about 80% of your immune system being in your gastro-intestinal system. Well, with LGS, you are weakening your immune system to the point where autoimmune conditions can turn on…or worse, cancer can turn on!

You want your gastro-intestinal system functioning as it was intended: happily digesting, absorbing, eliminating, and being ‘nice’ to you.

 

Check me, Check me…. please, I don’t want critters!

Ok, ok…first let’s talk about normal blood work. If it comes back, positive, then you have some critters. However, If my routine blood panel comes back and it shows that you have ‘0’ infections, I may recommend a very specific stool test, to, no pun intended, dig a little deeper…especially, if you are having GI ditress.

But, first…go with a WBC panel with differential (part of the blood tests I run on every patient).

If you are still having any GI symptoms, or are curious to know why your autoimmune condition is not getting better, call and speak to my staff, Ms. Norris, and let her know you want to get your blood panel run: (714) 731-7680.

If you are struggling with your health, I encourage you to keep searching for answers. Life is too short to not live it…due to some silly health condition. People climbs mountains every day, so can you!

If you would like to talk more about your health condition, give my staff a call (866) 375-4641 to schedule your complimentary phone consultation.

“Critters!? I have what?”, my patient, slightly horrified, slightly relieved…exclaimed on the phone.

Parasitic infections are quite common in my line of work. “But, Dr. King, don’t we all have parasites?” many ask. “You shouldn’t, I respond. If your immune system is working as it should, your body should kill them off without any interference from us silly humans.”

 

How do I know if I have them?

Testing for parasitic infections is part of my normal, routine blood work. There is a marker, called eosinophils, that tells us if you have a parasite or not. It can, also, be high if you are having a major allergic reaction to something (think peanuts if you have a peanut allergy).

 

How do you get rid of the ‘critters’?

Parasitic infections can be some of the most irritating infections to have. I have seen many and many patients go through many rounds of anti-parasitic remedies (both medication and/or supplementation).

If you are working with your doctor and your parasitic infections will not go away, you may want to look into Rife technology (www.truerife.com)

There are many different homeopathies, supplements and herbs that can help to aid the ‘killing of the parasites’!!!

What will you feel like if you have a parasitic infection?

Well, that can vary from one patient to another. For example, I was recently in Costa Rica on a personal/business trip (I am excited so I will tell you: I may have the opportunity to help develop a mountain!!!) …anyhow, sorry, I am getting side tracked.

A couple days after being back from Costa Rica, I woke up in the AM with horrible stomach cramps, and the next couple hours were not fun, as I was unable to keep food down or in!!!

No bueno!

I knew exactly what was going on (this wasn’t my first rodeo, folks) …I had CRITTERS!

And, as I write this blog, I am in Mexico. Please, keep your fingers crossed for me that I don’t have de ja vu from my last trip.

Some people will not even KNOW they have an infection. This can typically be the worst-case scenario, as that person’s gastro-intestinal lining will be getting ‘eaten’ up! Parasitic infections contribute to Leaky Gut Syndrome.

Many patients I test, have some sort of parasitic infection, without realizing it as they didn’t have any GI dysfunction/symptoms. What would your symptoms be, you ask? Well…

  • Nausea
  • Vomitting
  • Bloating
  • Flatulence
  • Diarrhea
  • Pain

Do you think Parasites could affect me if I don’t have symptoms?

HECK…YES!!!

I mentioned above that parasitic infections can begin to cause/contribute to Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS). If you remember from some of my old blogs, I wrote about 80% of your immune system being in your gastro-intestinal system. Well, with LGS, you are weakening your immune system to the point where autoimmune conditions can turn on…or worse, cancer can turn on!

You want your gastro-intestinal system functioning as it was intended: happily digesting, absorbing, eliminating, and being ‘nice’ to you.

 

Check me, Check me…. please, I don’t want critters!

Ok, ok…first let’s talk about normal blood work. If it comes back, positive, then you have some critters. However, If my routine blood panel comes back and it shows that you have ‘0’ infections, I may recommend a very specific stool test, to, no pun intended, dig a little deeper…especially, if you are having GI ditress.

But, first…go with a WBC panel with differential (part of the blood tests I run on every patient).

If you are still having any GI symptoms, or are curious to know why your autoimmune condition is not getting better, call and speak to my staff, Ms. Norris, and let her know you want to get your blood panel run: (714) 731-7680.

If you are struggling with your health, I encourage you to keep searching for answers. Life is too short to not live it…due to some silly health condition. People climbs mountains every day, so can you!

If you would like to talk more about your health condition, give my staff a call (866) 375-4641 to schedule your complimentary phone consultation.

What Makes Us Unique?

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We manage our patients both neurologically and metabolically. Let’s think about the car analogy of your blood being you oil, and your brain being your motor…if your oil is bad long enough, your motor will start to break down!

All chronic health conditions will ultimately affect how our brain functions. What do I mean by this? All of us have some amount of neurological degeneration, some of us have more, and some of us are progressively developing more and more degeneration over a shorter amount of time.

Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Parkinson’s Disease are three conditions we can think of right off of the bat that involve brain degeneration. You can read more about why I began working with patients with chronic health conditions by…

Why I started Working With Chronic Health Conditions…

We use functional neurology and nutrition to help restore the body’s natural functions.Neuroplasticity is the term used for stimulating the brain to improve the efficiency of the brain’s neurons. Dictionary.com defines neuroplascticity as the following: the brain’s natural ability to form new connections in order to compensate for injury or changes in one’s environment; also called brain plasticity.

If the brain is starting to break down neurologically, neurons are starting to die off; you can stimulate the area of the brain with damage and improve the efficiency!

We use the following therapies to improve the brain’s efficiency:

Balance therapy
Spin therapy
Vibration therapy
Auditory stimulation (sound therapy)
Visual stimulation (eye movements)
Olfactory stimulation (smell therapy)
The Rebuilder®
Calorics
Eyelights Therapy
Interactive Metronome® (great for children with dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders)
Oxygen Therapy
Sensory Deprivation Tanks (AKA – float tanks): www.floatspot.com. ‘Floating’ is an excellent passive therapy to help your body heal quicker. What is floating? You are in a sealed tank, floating in 10″ of heated water (heated to body temperature) that contains 600-800 pounds of dissolved Epsom and Sea Salt. Floating allows your brain to ‘relax’ in theta state, which is a healing state for the brain and body. While floating is a type of trans-meditation, one hour floating is the equivalent to 4-5 hours of sleep = allows the adrenal glands to heal. Plus, your body is in a weightless state, allowing your muscles and joints to relax.

We use oxygen therapy to help our patients’ bodies heal quicker. The body needs two things to improve brain function: fuel and activation.

Fuel comes in the form of glucose (foods we eat) and oxygen.

Activation comes in the form of brain stimulation.

Now onto our oil, or our blood!

Remember, all chronic health conditions affect our brains neurologically!

If we have any organs malfunctioning or any chronic diseases, we must correct the issue. Let us take thyroid gland disorders. In order to accurately determine what type of thyroid gland disorder one has, you must run all of the right testing. This is where the medical model is “dropping the ball”. If they are not running all of the right tests (ordering the right markers), or if their blood panels are not complete (which almost 90% of the time, they are not, according to what we see in our clinic), you will not be diagnosed properly.

This holds true for all of our chronic health conditions. Doctors must be running adequate tests in order to truly diagnose the health conditions correctly. Why are the medical doctors not doing this? It will not change the course of their treatments, which is either medications or surgery.

Our Natural Programs Are Based on Specific Lab Panels:

By using specific blood tests such as:

#1: A thyroid panel (with TBG and TPO-ab antibodies)
#2: A complete metabolic panel (CMP)
#3: A lipid panel
#4: A CBC (complete blood chemistry with differential)

We can assess your thyroid, adrenal, blood, and gut function. All can be affected with chronic health conditions. By addressing any problems with your thyroid, adrenal glands, blood chemistry, or gut function, we can help you to heal faster. The CMP allows us to check your blood glucose levels since glucose and oxygen are needed by the brain to function properly.

Adrenal Stress Index (ASI):

We can further test your adrenal glands with a test called an Adrenal Stress Index. Your adrenal glands are your “stress” organs meaning that they react to stress. If you have been or are currently under stress, this test is a must! IF YOU SUFFER FROM INSOMNIA, THIS TEST WILL MEASURE YOUR CORTISOL LEVELS. When your body’s cortisol levels are abnormal, you will suffer from insomnia. Cortisol levels can be corrected via specific nutritional protocols thereby curing your insomnia.

We may test to see if you have an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease is where your immune system attacks a particular area of the body so we test for specific antibodies to determine if you suffer from an autoimmune condition.

TISSUE ANTIBODIES (aka. Autoimmune Disorders)

If you suffer from an autoimmune disorder your immune system is attacking other systems of your body (ie. Thyroid, cerebellum, etc.)

If you have an autoimmune attack, it is like a raging forest fire. Your body is destroying tissue as the attack occurs, damaging critical organs.

You must find out what the gasoline is that is being poured onto your fire, or you will keep destroying tissue.

This is what makes us unique: no stone is left unturned to determine the true cause of your health condition.

There can be many different forms of “gasoline”, so you must run the correct tests.

We can check for gluten antibodies, tissue antibodies such as myelin (fatty sheath around the nerves) antibodies, and cerebellar (back part of the brain controlling balance, coordinated movement, and spinal muscles) antibodies.

For Example: Many HhYpatients that I have managed have tested positive for thyroid antibodies and they were actually mis-diagnosed by their medical doctor for years. If your thyroid tissue anti-bodies (TPO &TBG) are high, you are suffering from Hashimoto’s disease and NOT hypothyroid. The only way to find out is to test for thyroid tissue antibodies via blood work.

Your immune system could be attacking your nervous system, which would cause pain and numbness (this is called multiple sclerosis and peripheral neuropathy). The ONLY way to know is to run the right tests.

If you suffer from tissue antibodies, further blood work will be needed to determine which part of your immune system is not functioning. Specifically…

#1: Lymphocyte Subpopulation
#2: TH1/TH2 Cytokine Panels
#3: Natural Killer Cell Activity

H. Pylori/Parasites:

We run tests for H. Pylori bacteria to determine any problems related to gut function (H. Pylori is the most common bacteria to affect the stomach and gut). We are also looking for parasites, mold, yeast and fungi, which is what a majority of patients with gastro-intestinal dysfunction suffer from.

Genetic Food Sensitivity Testing:

Genetic samples can be used to determine sensitivity to foods that might be making your health condition worse. If you are eating certain foods that your body is sensitive to, you are destroying more and more tissue.

Intestinal Permeability:

We use this test to determine if a patient is suffering from leaky gut syndrome (LGS). We see a lot of patients with gastro-intestinal issues, and a majority of them are suffering from LGS.

LGS describes a condition of altered or damaged bowel lining, caused by antibiotics, toxins, poor diet, parasites, or infection can lead to increased permeability of the gut wall to toxins, microbes, undigested food, waste or larger than normal macromolecules. It has been proposed that these substances affect the body directly, while others postulate an immune reaction to these substances.

Neurotransmitters:

We assess for decreased brain neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are vital for proper brain function and can cause increased pain, memory loss, and neurological movement disorders.

Hormone Panels:

We can check hormone panels to determine if the patient suffers from low testosterone in males or low estrogen/progesterone levels in females. Symptoms related to decreased hormone levels may include depression, fatigue, mental fogginess, mood swings, hot flashes, sweating attacks, weight gain, and decreased physical stamina.

Inflammation:

Finally, we may need to test for inflammation in your system by testing homocysteine levels, fibrinogen and C-Reactive Protein (C-RP). Many patients suffering from chronic health conditions suffer from inflammatory processes. Just about every diabetic, thyroid, dizziness/vertigo, and autoimmune patient that I have managed suffers from some form of chronic inflammatory process.

Once we have run the necessary tests to determine your specific condition, we can successfully manage you using our proper neurological and all natural nutritional protocols.

One thing you MUST realize…your doctors have been managing your condition from a reactive approach. Meaning, they wait until something is wrong, or destroyed, to then give you a medication or treatment. We work from a pro-active approach! If you have one severe condition, there is a good chance other bodily systems are suffering as well. One organ does not stop working on its own; our body works as ONE BIG organ!!!

If you have one auto-immune condition, time and lifestyle are the determining factors for developing more auto-immune conditions.

If you have high cholesterol, it is only a matter of time until you have atherosclerosis of the arteries, high blood pressure, tissue destruction, peripheral neuropathy, heart attacks or a stroke!

The big question is this…How do you want to live out the remaining years you have left?

If you would like to talk more about your health condition, give my staff a call (866) 375-4641 to schedule your complimentary phone consultation.

We manage our patients both neurologically and metabolically. Let’s think about the car analogy of your blood being you oil, and your brain being your motor…if your oil is bad long enough, your motor will start to break down!

All chronic health conditions will ultimately affect how our brain functions. What do I mean by this? All of us have some amount of neurological degeneration, some of us have more, and some of us are progressively developing more and more degeneration over a shorter amount of time.

Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Parkinson’s Disease are three conditions we can think of right off of the bat that involve brain degeneration. You can read more about why I began working with patients with chronic health conditions by…

Why I started Working With Chronic Health Conditions…

We use functional neurology and nutrition to help restore the body’s natural functions.Neuroplasticity is the term used for stimulating the brain to improve the efficiency of the brain’s neurons. Dictionary.com defines neuroplascticity as the following: the brain’s natural ability to form new connections in order to compensate for injury or changes in one’s environment; also called brain plasticity.

If the brain is starting to break down neurologically, neurons are starting to die off; you can stimulate the area of the brain with damage and improve the efficiency!

We use the following therapies to improve the brain’s efficiency:

Balance therapy
Spin therapy
Vibration therapy
Auditory stimulation (sound therapy)
Visual stimulation (eye movements)
Olfactory stimulation (smell therapy)
The Rebuilder®
Calorics
Eyelights Therapy
Interactive Metronome® (great for children with dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders)
Oxygen Therapy
Sensory Deprivation Tanks (AKA – float tanks): www.floatspot.com. ‘Floating’ is an excellent passive therapy to help your body heal quicker. What is floating? You are in a sealed tank, floating in 10″ of heated water (heated to body temperature) that contains 600-800 pounds of dissolved Epsom and Sea Salt. Floating allows your brain to ‘relax’ in theta state, which is a healing state for the brain and body. While floating is a type of trans-meditation, one hour floating is the equivalent to 4-5 hours of sleep = allows the adrenal glands to heal. Plus, your body is in a weightless state, allowing your muscles and joints to relax.

We use oxygen therapy to help our patients’ bodies heal quicker. The body needs two things to improve brain function: fuel and activation.

Fuel comes in the form of glucose (foods we eat) and oxygen.

Activation comes in the form of brain stimulation.

Now onto our oil, or our blood!

Remember, all chronic health conditions affect our brains neurologically!

If we have any organs malfunctioning or any chronic diseases, we must correct the issue. Let us take thyroid gland disorders. In order to accurately determine what type of thyroid gland disorder one has, you must run all of the right testing. This is where the medical model is “dropping the ball”. If they are not running all of the right tests (ordering the right markers), or if their blood panels are not complete (which almost 90% of the time, they are not, according to what we see in our clinic), you will not be diagnosed properly.

This holds true for all of our chronic health conditions. Doctors must be running adequate tests in order to truly diagnose the health conditions correctly. Why are the medical doctors not doing this? It will not change the course of their treatments, which is either medications or surgery.

Our Natural Programs Are Based on Specific Lab Panels:

By using specific blood tests such as:

#1: A thyroid panel (with TBG and TPO-ab antibodies)
#2: A complete metabolic panel (CMP)
#3: A lipid panel
#4: A CBC (complete blood chemistry with differential)

We can assess your thyroid, adrenal, blood, and gut function. All can be affected with chronic health conditions. By addressing any problems with your thyroid, adrenal glands, blood chemistry, or gut function, we can help you to heal faster. The CMP allows us to check your blood glucose levels since glucose and oxygen are needed by the brain to function properly.

Adrenal Stress Index (ASI):

We can further test your adrenal glands with a test called an Adrenal Stress Index. Your adrenal glands are your “stress” organs meaning that they react to stress. If you have been or are currently under stress, this test is a must! IF YOU SUFFER FROM INSOMNIA, THIS TEST WILL MEASURE YOUR CORTISOL LEVELS. When your body’s cortisol levels are abnormal, you will suffer from insomnia. Cortisol levels can be corrected via specific nutritional protocols thereby curing your insomnia.

We may test to see if you have an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease is where your immune system attacks a particular area of the body so we test for specific antibodies to determine if you suffer from an autoimmune condition.

TISSUE ANTIBODIES (aka. Autoimmune Disorders)

If you suffer from an autoimmune disorder your immune system is attacking other systems of your body (ie. Thyroid, cerebellum, etc.)

If you have an autoimmune attack, it is like a raging forest fire. Your body is destroying tissue as the attack occurs, damaging critical organs.

You must find out what the gasoline is that is being poured onto your fire, or you will keep destroying tissue.

This is what makes us unique: no stone is left unturned to determine the true cause of your health condition.

There can be many different forms of “gasoline”, so you must run the correct tests.

We can check for gluten antibodies, tissue antibodies such as myelin (fatty sheath around the nerves) antibodies, and cerebellar (back part of the brain controlling balance, coordinated movement, and spinal muscles) antibodies.

For Example: Many HhYpatients that I have managed have tested positive for thyroid antibodies and they were actually mis-diagnosed by their medical doctor for years. If your thyroid tissue anti-bodies (TPO &TBG) are high, you are suffering from Hashimoto’s disease and NOT hypothyroid. The only way to find out is to test for thyroid tissue antibodies via blood work.

Your immune system could be attacking your nervous system, which would cause pain and numbness (this is called multiple sclerosis and peripheral neuropathy). The ONLY way to know is to run the right tests.

If you suffer from tissue antibodies, further blood work will be needed to determine which part of your immune system is not functioning. Specifically…

#1: Lymphocyte Subpopulation
#2: TH1/TH2 Cytokine Panels
#3: Natural Killer Cell Activity

H. Pylori/Parasites:

We run tests for H. Pylori bacteria to determine any problems related to gut function (H. Pylori is the most common bacteria to affect the stomach and gut). We are also looking for parasites, mold, yeast and fungi, which is what a majority of patients with gastro-intestinal dysfunction suffer from.

Genetic Food Sensitivity Testing:

Genetic samples can be used to determine sensitivity to foods that might be making your health condition worse. If you are eating certain foods that your body is sensitive to, you are destroying more and more tissue.

Intestinal Permeability:

We use this test to determine if a patient is suffering from leaky gut syndrome (LGS). We see a lot of patients with gastro-intestinal issues, and a majority of them are suffering from LGS.

LGS describes a condition of altered or damaged bowel lining, caused by antibiotics, toxins, poor diet, parasites, or infection can lead to increased permeability of the gut wall to toxins, microbes, undigested food, waste or larger than normal macromolecules. It has been proposed that these substances affect the body directly, while others postulate an immune reaction to these substances.

Neurotransmitters:

We assess for decreased brain neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are vital for proper brain function and can cause increased pain, memory loss, and neurological movement disorders.

Hormone Panels:

We can check hormone panels to determine if the patient suffers from low testosterone in males or low estrogen/progesterone levels in females. Symptoms related to decreased hormone levels may include depression, fatigue, mental fogginess, mood swings, hot flashes, sweating attacks, weight gain, and decreased physical stamina.

Inflammation:

Finally, we may need to test for inflammation in your system by testing homocysteine levels, fibrinogen and C-Reactive Protein (C-RP). Many patients suffering from chronic health conditions suffer from inflammatory processes. Just about every diabetic, thyroid, dizziness/vertigo, and autoimmune patient that I have managed suffers from some form of chronic inflammatory process.

Once we have run the necessary tests to determine your specific condition, we can successfully manage you using our proper neurological and all natural nutritional protocols.

One thing you MUST realize…your doctors have been managing your condition from a reactive approach. Meaning, they wait until something is wrong, or destroyed, to then give you a medication or treatment. We work from a pro-active approach! If you have one severe condition, there is a good chance other bodily systems are suffering as well. One organ does not stop working on its own; our body works as ONE BIG organ!!!

If you have one auto-immune condition, time and lifestyle are the determining factors for developing more auto-immune conditions.

If you have high cholesterol, it is only a matter of time until you have atherosclerosis of the arteries, high blood pressure, tissue destruction, peripheral neuropathy, heart attacks or a stroke!

The big question is this…How do you want to live out the remaining years you have left?

If you would like to talk more about your health condition, give my staff a call (866) 375-4641 to schedule your complimentary phone consultation.

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At Dr King’s office, our mission is to improve the quality of our patients’ lives. We operate by a simple motto, ‘We want success stories’! Our goal is take you from the condition that you are in and take you to where you want to be. You have goals for your life; whether they are financial, personal, or spiritual goals. Our job is to improve upon your “health goals”. We believe that everyone should be living a healthy, vibrant, and energetic life, without the needless suffering of chronic, debilitating health symptoms.

Functional neurology and functional medicine is the new wave of health care. People are realizing why the medical model is failing them. Our medical model is using ‘acute care’ for ‘chronic conditions’ and patients are starting to see that those two conflicting models are not allowing them to reach their health goals = be happy, vibrant, and thriving individuals.

Our approach is simple, but comprehensive:

We look at how the body is functioning neurologically and metabolically. The brain is a magnificent organ! It contains billions of neurons that are firing constantly to keep us thinking, moving, and living. If neurons are compromised, so will our bodily functions. Our blood is the ‘oil of the car’, if you will. It contains all of the nutrients and oxygen needed for our brain to function. Without the proper nutrients and oxygen, we die!

Using neurological testing, we can specifically test the functioning and non-functioning aspects of the brain. Once we find the region that is not “firing”, or working, appropriately we can stimulate that region to improve its functioning ability. It is much like going into the gym. If you have a weak biceps muscle, what are you going to do? You will work it out, do some strength training! You would not work out your leg if your arm is weak, would you? No! This is the same principle with neurology. You can stimulate or strengthen the regions of the brain that are weak. Once you do that, you will improve the functioning of that area’s neurons and your body works and performs as it is supposed to.

This stimulation is based off of the term, neuroplasticity. Scientists once thought that a brain older than three years old was a rigid structure. If it was damaged in any way, it was damaged. However, through scientific studies and research, plus clinical applications, we know that the brain continually reorganizes itself. This regorganization is called neuroplasticity. It means that you create your brain from the input you give it.

Functional medicine is based off the idea that the body functions best within certain parameters, or ranges. In order to be within those ranges, the body needs a few things:

Nutrients Oxygen
If our organs have the proper fuel, everything will be in balance. However, due to life (stress, diet, environmental toxins, genes, trauma, etc) our body will become ‘out of balance’ and we might need helping getting back into those functional ranges. Quite simply, our body starts to shut down and we can bring it back into a more normalized state using natural supplementation, which is guided by scientific laboratory testing. If you run the appropriate laboratory testing to figure out why the body is not working within a functional, or optimal, range, you can then use ‘functional medicine’ to bring it back into range.

Neurological therapies are based off the specific neurological tests that are performed. Some of therapies that are used are the following:

Oxygen Therapy: The brain uses more oxygen than any other organ in the body. So, we use oxygen therapy in order to allow your body and brain to heal quicker.

Vibration Therapy: Vibration fires to the back part of the brain called the cerebellum, which is the foundation. One of the functions of the cerebellum is control of the spinal muscle and by stimulating these muscles we can fire-off muscle spindle cells to activate the cerebellum, thus increasing its efficiency in functioning.

Auditory Therapy: Auditory stimulation fires to the temporal lobe. The temporal lobe is responsible hearing, memory, recall and verbalization of thoughts. By activating this region, we can improve its function.

Visual Therapy: Visual stimulation is picked up by the cerebellum. Since the cerebellum controls eye movements, we can stimulate the cerebellum via visual therapy. To learn more visit www.eyelights.com

Auriculo-therapy: Using a hand-held muscle stimulation machine, we can strengthen the brainstem, which controls many of your automatic processes of your body…breathing, sleep, digestion, and pain.

Caloric Therapy: By using a warm water caloric, we can stimulate the cerebellum as well. This works wonders for dizziness and vertigo patients.

Interactive Metronome: By using science based software, we are able to measure your brain’s ability to time sequences to assess how efficient your cerebral cortex is working. We can also use therapeutic modalities with the Interactive Metronome to improve the efficiency of the brain. To learn more visit www.interactivemetronome.com

Balance Therapy: The cerebellum controls balance, and is the foundation of the brain. If the cerebellum is not firing properly (sending the right neurological impulses to the rest of the brain) the rest of the brain’s efficiency will be compromised. Using balance therapy we can improve the efficiency of how the brain is functioning.

Rebuilder®: Using this machine we are able to regenerate the nerves that have been destroyed due to peripheral neuropathy in diabetics. To learn more visit www.rebuildermedical.com

If you are looking for a complete systems approach to your health condition, you have found the best clinic to do so. There will be ‘no stone left unturned’ when it comes to diagnosing your condition and managing your condition.

If you would like to talk more about your health condition, give my staff a call (866) 375-4641 to schedule your complimentary phone consultation.

At Dr King’s office, our mission is to improve the quality of our patients’ lives. We operate by a simple motto, ‘We want success stories’! Our goal is take you from the condition that you are in and take you to where you want to be. You have goals for your life; whether they are financial, personal, or spiritual goals. Our job is to improve upon your “health goals”. We believe that everyone should be living a healthy, vibrant, and energetic life, without the needless suffering of chronic, debilitating health symptoms.

Functional neurology and functional medicine is the new wave of health care. People are realizing why the medical model is failing them. Our medical model is using ‘acute care’ for ‘chronic conditions’ and patients are starting to see that those two conflicting models are not allowing them to reach their health goals = be happy, vibrant, and thriving individuals.

Our approach is simple, but comprehensive:

We look at how the body is functioning neurologically and metabolically. The brain is a magnificent organ! It contains billions of neurons that are firing constantly to keep us thinking, moving, and living. If neurons are compromised, so will our bodily functions. Our blood is the ‘oil of the car’, if you will. It contains all of the nutrients and oxygen needed for our brain to function. Without the proper nutrients and oxygen, we die!

Using neurological testing, we can specifically test the functioning and non-functioning aspects of the brain. Once we find the region that is not “firing”, or working, appropriately we can stimulate that region to improve its functioning ability. It is much like going into the gym. If you have a weak biceps muscle, what are you going to do? You will work it out, do some strength training! You would not work out your leg if your arm is weak, would you? No! This is the same principle with neurology. You can stimulate or strengthen the regions of the brain that are weak. Once you do that, you will improve the functioning of that area’s neurons and your body works and performs as it is supposed to.

This stimulation is based off of the term, neuroplasticity. Scientists once thought that a brain older than three years old was a rigid structure. If it was damaged in any way, it was damaged. However, through scientific studies and research, plus clinical applications, we know that the brain continually reorganizes itself. This regorganization is called neuroplasticity. It means that you create your brain from the input you give it.

Functional medicine is based off the idea that the body functions best within certain parameters, or ranges. In order to be within those ranges, the body needs a few things:

Nutrients Oxygen
If our organs have the proper fuel, everything will be in balance. However, due to life (stress, diet, environmental toxins, genes, trauma, etc) our body will become ‘out of balance’ and we might need helping getting back into those functional ranges. Quite simply, our body starts to shut down and we can bring it back into a more normalized state using natural supplementation, which is guided by scientific laboratory testing. If you run the appropriate laboratory testing to figure out why the body is not working within a functional, or optimal, range, you can then use ‘functional medicine’ to bring it back into range.

Neurological therapies are based off the specific neurological tests that are performed. Some of therapies that are used are the following:

Oxygen Therapy: The brain uses more oxygen than any other organ in the body. So, we use oxygen therapy in order to allow your body and brain to heal quicker.

Vibration Therapy: Vibration fires to the back part of the brain called the cerebellum, which is the foundation. One of the functions of the cerebellum is control of the spinal muscle and by stimulating these muscles we can fire-off muscle spindle cells to activate the cerebellum, thus increasing its efficiency in functioning.

Auditory Therapy: Auditory stimulation fires to the temporal lobe. The temporal lobe is responsible hearing, memory, recall and verbalization of thoughts. By activating this region, we can improve its function.

Visual Therapy: Visual stimulation is picked up by the cerebellum. Since the cerebellum controls eye movements, we can stimulate the cerebellum via visual therapy. To learn more visit www.eyelights.com

Auriculo-therapy: Using a hand-held muscle stimulation machine, we can strengthen the brainstem, which controls many of your automatic processes of your body…breathing, sleep, digestion, and pain.

Caloric Therapy: By using a warm water caloric, we can stimulate the cerebellum as well. This works wonders for dizziness and vertigo patients.

Interactive Metronome: By using science based software, we are able to measure your brain’s ability to time sequences to assess how efficient your cerebral cortex is working. We can also use therapeutic modalities with the Interactive Metronome to improve the efficiency of the brain. To learn more visit www.interactivemetronome.com

Balance Therapy: The cerebellum controls balance, and is the foundation of the brain. If the cerebellum is not firing properly (sending the right neurological impulses to the rest of the brain) the rest of the brain’s efficiency will be compromised. Using balance therapy we can improve the efficiency of how the brain is functioning.

Rebuilder®: Using this machine we are able to regenerate the nerves that have been destroyed due to peripheral neuropathy in diabetics. To learn more visit www.rebuildermedical.com

If you are looking for a complete systems approach to your health condition, you have found the best clinic to do so. There will be ‘no stone left unturned’ when it comes to diagnosing your condition and managing your condition.

If you would like to talk more about your health condition, give my staff a call (866) 375-4641 to schedule your complimentary phone consultation.

PCOS: The causes, consequences, and how to reverse it

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PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome, is the most common female hormonal imbalance today. PCOS has far reaching consequences, including an increased risk of autism in offspring. The good news it may be reversible through diet and lifestyle changes.

PCOS is a condition in which an imbalance in estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone causes cysts to grow on the ovaries. While this can be painful, the consequences of PCOS can be severe, including a 60 percent increased risk in giving birth to a baby who will develop an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

The symptoms of PCOS

Consider the symptoms of PCOS, below, which reflect how pervasive this disorder is on the body as a whole.

Here are some symptoms:

Infertility
Irregular menstrual periods
Ovarian cysts
Acne, oily skin, or dandruff
Obesity and excess weight, usually concentrated around the abdomen
Male pattern baldness
Dark, thick patches of skin on the neck, arms, breasts, or thighs
Skin tags
Anxiety or depression
Sleep apnea
PCOS causes male attributes

The hormonal imbalances associated with PCOS cause higher levels of the male hormone testosterone. This in turn leads to the development of such male attributes as male pattern balding, facial hair growth, deepening voice, and perhaps a more aggressive or indifferent personality.

What causes PCOS?

It’s no accident that symptoms of PCOS are similar to those of high blood sugar and diabetes. Although genetic predisposition plays a role in PCOS, the diet and lifestyle factors that cause insulin resistance (high blood sugar) and type 2 diabetes also cause PCOS: a diet high in sugars and processed carbohydrates, lack of plant fiber, overeating, and lack of exercise.

The upside to this is that switching to a whole foods diet that is free of sugar, lower in processed carbs, and high in vegetables and adding in daily physical activity can help reverse not only high blood sugar but also PCOS. For younger women this paves the path to a smoother transition through perimenopause and menopause, a period in life that can be made miserable by blood sugar imbalances.

The vicious cycle between PCOS and blood sugar

Standard lab markers that can identify PCOS include a fasting blood sugar of over 100 and elevated triglycerides and cholesterol, especially if triglycerides are higher than cholesterol. Not surprisingly, these are also markers found with insulin resistance, or pre-diabetes.

Insulin resistance is a condition in which the body’s cells become less sensitive to insulin due to a high-sugar, high-carbohydrate diet, over eating, and sedentary lifestyle.

This leads to high testosterone and PCOS in women (and elevated estrogen in men).

Unfortunately, elevated testosterone causes cells to become more resistant to insulin, thus creating more testosterone in a vicious cycle.

If you would like advice on managing PCOS naturally, ask my office for advice on functional medicine strategies to balance your blood sugar and hormones.

Would you like to schedule a time to speak and talk about your health condition? If so, please call my staff at (866) 375-4641 to schedule your complimentary phone consultation.

PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome, is the most common female hormonal imbalance today. PCOS has far reaching consequences, including an increased risk of autism in offspring. The good news it may be reversible through diet and lifestyle changes.

PCOS is a condition in which an imbalance in estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone causes cysts to grow on the ovaries. While this can be painful, the consequences of PCOS can be severe, including a 60 percent increased risk in giving birth to a baby who will develop an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

The symptoms of PCOS

Consider the symptoms of PCOS, below, which reflect how pervasive this disorder is on the body as a whole.

Here are some symptoms:

Infertility
Irregular menstrual periods
Ovarian cysts
Acne, oily skin, or dandruff
Obesity and excess weight, usually concentrated around the abdomen
Male pattern baldness
Dark, thick patches of skin on the neck, arms, breasts, or thighs
Skin tags
Anxiety or depression
Sleep apnea
PCOS causes male attributes

The hormonal imbalances associated with PCOS cause higher levels of the male hormone testosterone. This in turn leads to the development of such male attributes as male pattern balding, facial hair growth, deepening voice, and perhaps a more aggressive or indifferent personality.

What causes PCOS?

It’s no accident that symptoms of PCOS are similar to those of high blood sugar and diabetes. Although genetic predisposition plays a role in PCOS, the diet and lifestyle factors that cause insulin resistance (high blood sugar) and type 2 diabetes also cause PCOS: a diet high in sugars and processed carbohydrates, lack of plant fiber, overeating, and lack of exercise.

The upside to this is that switching to a whole foods diet that is free of sugar, lower in processed carbs, and high in vegetables and adding in daily physical activity can help reverse not only high blood sugar but also PCOS. For younger women this paves the path to a smoother transition through perimenopause and menopause, a period in life that can be made miserable by blood sugar imbalances.

The vicious cycle between PCOS and blood sugar

Standard lab markers that can identify PCOS include a fasting blood sugar of over 100 and elevated triglycerides and cholesterol, especially if triglycerides are higher than cholesterol. Not surprisingly, these are also markers found with insulin resistance, or pre-diabetes.

Insulin resistance is a condition in which the body’s cells become less sensitive to insulin due to a high-sugar, high-carbohydrate diet, over eating, and sedentary lifestyle.

This leads to high testosterone and PCOS in women (and elevated estrogen in men).

Unfortunately, elevated testosterone causes cells to become more resistant to insulin, thus creating more testosterone in a vicious cycle.

If you would like advice on managing PCOS naturally, ask my office for advice on functional medicine strategies to balance your blood sugar and hormones.

Would you like to schedule a time to speak and talk about your health condition? If so, please call my staff at (866) 375-4641 to schedule your complimentary phone consultation.

Many girls’ ADHD misdiagnosed as depression, anxiety

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When we think of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) we think of the boys — they’ve received the lion’s share of diagnoses and attention. But turns out we’re focusing mainly on characteristically boys’ symptoms, leaving a lot of girls in the dust with their symptoms and very bad outcomes in adulthood.

While boys act out and are hyperactive, ADHD in girls expresses itself more as disorganization and inattentiveness.

Symptoms include a tendency toward daydreaming, trouble following instructions, and making careless mistakes.

These symptoms can lead to feelings of shame for girls who feel the pressure to perform. They see these symptoms as personal flaws instead of a neurological condition.

Sadly, this continual sense of failure can lead to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, eating disorders, and a four to five times greater risk of self-harm and suicide.

These girls are more likely to have fewer friendships and get into unhealthy and abusive relationships that mirror their inner lack of self worth.

Girls tend to develop ADHD later than boys and it can get worse as they get older. Many don’t get diagnosed until adulthood and spend their lives trying to manage it on their own and feeling shame about it.

Missing the cues of ADHD in girls

The diagnosis of ADHD in girls has increased 55 percent in recent years, compared to 40 percent for boys. Despite this increase, many girls still go undiagnosed (while there is over diagnosis of boys).

This is because the symptoms of feeling unfocused and disorganized lead to depression and anxiety. As a result, girls miss out on services that may help their symptoms in childhood and instead are prescribed anti-anxiety and antidepressant medications, which can exacerbate symptoms of ADHD. Many doctors also believe girls can’t get ADHD.

ADHD in adult women

As women take on careers and raising children, masking their symptoms of ADHD can become more difficult.

The researchers found that adult women with high IQs and ADHD suffer from constant feelings of being frantic and overwhelmed trying to manage day-to-day basics. Adult women have become the fastest growing users of ADHD medications.

ADHD and functional medicine

With any neurological disorder, including ADHD, we always seek to support the brain as much as possible. This can mean looking at foods that are inflammatory to the brain (gluten is a primary one) and gut health, another known link to brain health. For more advice, please contact my office.

When we think of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) we think of the boys — they’ve received the lion’s share of diagnoses and attention. But turns out we’re focusing mainly on characteristically boys’ symptoms, leaving a lot of girls in the dust with their symptoms and very bad outcomes in adulthood.

While boys act out and are hyperactive, ADHD in girls expresses itself more as disorganization and inattentiveness.

Symptoms include a tendency toward daydreaming, trouble following instructions, and making careless mistakes.

These symptoms can lead to feelings of shame for girls who feel the pressure to perform. They see these symptoms as personal flaws instead of a neurological condition.

Sadly, this continual sense of failure can lead to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, eating disorders, and a four to five times greater risk of self-harm and suicide.

These girls are more likely to have fewer friendships and get into unhealthy and abusive relationships that mirror their inner lack of self worth.

Girls tend to develop ADHD later than boys and it can get worse as they get older. Many don’t get diagnosed until adulthood and spend their lives trying to manage it on their own and feeling shame about it.

Missing the cues of ADHD in girls

The diagnosis of ADHD in girls has increased 55 percent in recent years, compared to 40 percent for boys. Despite this increase, many girls still go undiagnosed (while there is over diagnosis of boys).

This is because the symptoms of feeling unfocused and disorganized lead to depression and anxiety. As a result, girls miss out on services that may help their symptoms in childhood and instead are prescribed anti-anxiety and antidepressant medications, which can exacerbate symptoms of ADHD. Many doctors also believe girls can’t get ADHD.

ADHD in adult women

As women take on careers and raising children, masking their symptoms of ADHD can become more difficult.

The researchers found that adult women with high IQs and ADHD suffer from constant feelings of being frantic and overwhelmed trying to manage day-to-day basics. Adult women have become the fastest growing users of ADHD medications.

ADHD and functional medicine

With any neurological disorder, including ADHD, we always seek to support the brain as much as possible. This can mean looking at foods that are inflammatory to the brain (gluten is a primary one) and gut health, another known link to brain health. For more advice, please contact my office.

Chronic knee pain ruining your life?

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Living with knee pain can feel like a crippling experience. Let’s face it, your knees aren’t as young as you used to be, and playing with the kids or grandkids isn’t any easier either. Maybe your knee pain keeps you from walking short distances or playing golf like you used to. Nothing’s worse than feeling great mentally, but physically feeling held back from life because your knee hurts and the pain just won’t go away!

My name is Dr. Corey King, B.C.I.M., D.C. Since we opened 6 years ago, we’ve seen hundreds of people with knee problems leave the office pain free. If you’re suffering from these conditions, a new breakthrough in medical technology may completely eliminate your pain and help restore normal function to your knees.

New research in a treatment called low level laser therapy, or cold laser, is having a profound eff ect on patients suffering with knee pain. Unlike the cutting type of laser seen in movies and used in medical procedures, the cold laser penetrates
the surface of the skin with no heating effect or damage. Cold laser therapy has been tested for 40 years, had over 2000
papers published on it, and been shown to aid in damaged tissue regeneration, decrease inflammation, relieve pain and boost the immune system. This means that there is a good chance cold laser therapy could be your knee pain solution,
allowing you to live a more active lifestyle.

Professional athletes like Tiger Woods and team members of the San Francisco 49s rely upon cold laser therapy to
treat their sports-related injuries. These guys use the cold laser for one reason only…It Promotes Rapid Healing Of The Injured Tissues. Before the FDA would clear the cold laser for human use, they wanted to see proof that it worked. This lead to two landmark studies. The first study showed that patients who had cold laser therapy had 53% better improvement than those who had a placebo. The second study showed patients who used the laser therapy had less
pain and more range of motion days after treatment. If the cold laser can help these patients, it can help you too.

I’m running a very special off er where you can find out if you are a candidate for cold laser therapy. What does this off er include? Everything I normally do in my “Knee Pain Evaluation”. Just call before April 25th and here’s what you’ll get…
• An in-depth consultation about your problem where I will listen…really listen…to the details of your case.
• A complete neuromuscular examination.
• A thorough analysis of your exam and any x-ray findings you may have, so we can start mapping out your plan to being pain free.

• You’ll see everything first hand and find out if this amazing treatment will be your pain solution, like it has been for so many other patients.

You can get everything I’ve listed here for only $65. The normal price for this type of evaluation is $250, so you’re saving a considerable amount by taking me up on this off er. Remember what it was like before you had knee problems. When you were pain free and could enjoy everything life had to off er. It can be that way again. Don’t neglect your problem any longer– don’t wait until it’s too late.

Here’s what to do now: Due to the expected demand for this special offer, I urge you to call our office at once. The phone number is 714 731 7680.

Call today and we can get started with your consultation and exam as soon as there’s an opening in the schedule. Our office is located at 1076 E. 1st St. Ste. B, Tustin, CA 92780. Tell the receptionist you’d like to come in for the Knee Evaluation.

Living with knee pain can feel like a crippling experience. Let’s face it, your knees aren’t as young as you used to be, and playing with the kids or grandkids isn’t any easier either. Maybe your knee pain keeps you from walking short distances or playing golf like you used to. Nothing’s worse than feeling great mentally, but physically feeling held back from life because your knee hurts and the pain just won’t go away!

My name is Dr. Corey King, B.C.I.M., D.C. Since we opened 6 years ago, we’ve seen hundreds of people with knee problems leave the office pain free. If you’re suffering from these conditions, a new breakthrough in medical technology may completely eliminate your pain and help restore normal function to your knees.

New research in a treatment called low level laser therapy, or cold laser, is having a profound eff ect on patients suffering with knee pain. Unlike the cutting type of laser seen in movies and used in medical procedures, the cold laser penetrates
the surface of the skin with no heating effect or damage. Cold laser therapy has been tested for 40 years, had over 2000
papers published on it, and been shown to aid in damaged tissue regeneration, decrease inflammation, relieve pain and boost the immune system. This means that there is a good chance cold laser therapy could be your knee pain solution,
allowing you to live a more active lifestyle.

Professional athletes like Tiger Woods and team members of the San Francisco 49s rely upon cold laser therapy to
treat their sports-related injuries. These guys use the cold laser for one reason only…It Promotes Rapid Healing Of The Injured Tissues. Before the FDA would clear the cold laser for human use, they wanted to see proof that it worked. This lead to two landmark studies. The first study showed that patients who had cold laser therapy had 53% better improvement than those who had a placebo. The second study showed patients who used the laser therapy had less
pain and more range of motion days after treatment. If the cold laser can help these patients, it can help you too.

I’m running a very special off er where you can find out if you are a candidate for cold laser therapy. What does this off er include? Everything I normally do in my “Knee Pain Evaluation”. Just call before April 25th and here’s what you’ll get…
• An in-depth consultation about your problem where I will listen…really listen…to the details of your case.
• A complete neuromuscular examination.
• A thorough analysis of your exam and any x-ray findings you may have, so we can start mapping out your plan to being pain free.

• You’ll see everything first hand and find out if this amazing treatment will be your pain solution, like it has been for so many other patients.

You can get everything I’ve listed here for only $65. The normal price for this type of evaluation is $250, so you’re saving a considerable amount by taking me up on this off er. Remember what it was like before you had knee problems. When you were pain free and could enjoy everything life had to off er. It can be that way again. Don’t neglect your problem any longer– don’t wait until it’s too late.

Here’s what to do now: Due to the expected demand for this special offer, I urge you to call our office at once. The phone number is 714 731 7680.

Call today and we can get started with your consultation and exam as soon as there’s an opening in the schedule. Our office is located at 1076 E. 1st St. Ste. B, Tustin, CA 92780. Tell the receptionist you’d like to come in for the Knee Evaluation.

Should You Be Taking Antacids?

Should You Be Taking Antacids?
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“But Dr. King, I am suffering from acid reflux (GERD, indigestion) and the antacids help to decrease the pain!” I hear this A LOT from patients when they come in to begin our natural healing program. Well…you need to understand some important facts:

  • Acid reflux, GERD and indigestion are typically caused by H. Pylori, the most common bacteria in the US.
  • Symptoms include increased gas, bloating, upset stomach, etc., and most people treat the symptoms with antacids, Prilosec, Tagamet or Rolaids. These medications will relieve the symptoms but are exactly what NOT to do.
  • People with a deceased stomach acid are not able to digest their food and it sits in the stomach longer, causing upset, fermentation of carbohydrates, and possibly regurgitating the little acid there is, up through the esophagus causing reflux.
  • Taking the antacid, Prilosec, Nexium or Rolaids will help to break the food down but you will always be dependent on them. I recommend a patient to take some HCL/digestive enzymes, which will help the stomach cells to regain their normal function…BUT…
  • I also recommend patients get to the root cause of the stomach not working efficiently, that being H. Pylori a majority of the time.
  • Stool tests (I use Metametrix) or a urea breath test are the best ways to determine if H. Pylori is hanging around.
    Let me share with you a couple of interesting stories of recent patients. I will call them Patient A and Patient B.
    Patient A
    She came in with a main symptom of bloating. It didn’t matter what she ate, she kept having bloating after meals. I ran a stool test on her and when it came back not only did she have H. Pylori, but she had fungus, yeast, and a parasite in her GI system. She has since been on some natural herbs and her symptoms are diminishing nicely. However, her husband must also be treated for H. Pylori because it spreads very easily.
    Patient B
    She came in due to major constipation complications, along with abdominal pain and GERD. I ran a stool test on her and sure enough, she was positive for H. Pylori, parasites and opportunistic bacteria in her GI system. We are now 4 weeks into her care program and her symptoms have subsided greatly. However, her husband and the family dog are also being treated for H. Pylori as animals can have/spread it as well.
    Will you always have GERD, bloating, indigestion? No! Some symptoms can be constipation/diarrhea and increase in gas, along with fatigue and brain fog. An astute doctor should look for H. Pylori being the culprit.
    If you are having any of the above symptoms, I would encourage you to seek a doctor that will test you properly and follow-up the test results with proper management.

“But Dr. King, I am suffering from acid reflux (GERD, indigestion) and the antacids help to decrease the pain!” I hear this A LOT from patients when they come in to begin our natural healing program. Well…you need to understand some important facts:

  • Acid reflux, GERD and indigestion are typically caused by H. Pylori, the most common bacteria in the US.
  • Symptoms include increased gas, bloating, upset stomach, etc., and most people treat the symptoms with antacids, Prilosec, Tagamet or Rolaids. These medications will relieve the symptoms but are exactly what NOT to do.
  • People with a deceased stomach acid are not able to digest their food and it sits in the stomach longer, causing upset, fermentation of carbohydrates, and possibly regurgitating the little acid there is, up through the esophagus causing reflux.
  • Taking the antacid, Prilosec, Nexium or Rolaids will help to break the food down but you will always be dependent on them. I recommend a patient to take some HCL/digestive enzymes, which will help the stomach cells to regain their normal function…BUT…
  • I also recommend patients get to the root cause of the stomach not working efficiently, that being H. Pylori a majority of the time.
  • Stool tests (I use Metametrix) or a urea breath test are the best ways to determine if H. Pylori is hanging around.
    Let me share with you a couple of interesting stories of recent patients. I will call them Patient A and Patient B.
    Patient A
    She came in with a main symptom of bloating. It didn’t matter what she ate, she kept having bloating after meals. I ran a stool test on her and when it came back not only did she have H. Pylori, but she had fungus, yeast, and a parasite in her GI system. She has since been on some natural herbs and her symptoms are diminishing nicely. However, her husband must also be treated for H. Pylori because it spreads very easily.
    Patient B
    She came in due to major constipation complications, along with abdominal pain and GERD. I ran a stool test on her and sure enough, she was positive for H. Pylori, parasites and opportunistic bacteria in her GI system. We are now 4 weeks into her care program and her symptoms have subsided greatly. However, her husband and the family dog are also being treated for H. Pylori as animals can have/spread it as well.
    Will you always have GERD, bloating, indigestion? No! Some symptoms can be constipation/diarrhea and increase in gas, along with fatigue and brain fog. An astute doctor should look for H. Pylori being the culprit.
    If you are having any of the above symptoms, I would encourage you to seek a doctor that will test you properly and follow-up the test results with proper management.

Why do I still have thyroid symptoms even on my medication?

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“Dr. King, I am taking my thyroid medication, but I am still having symptoms. Why?” I get asked this a lot! Most of the time, this is coming from patients who have been taking their thyroid medication for YEARS, but are still suffering from fatigue, weight gain, hair loss/thinning, digestive disorders, and depression.

Why are you still having thyroid gland symptoms, even if you are on medication? The answer is not an easy one. There can be numerous causes, let me start with the most common cause: you are not a true hypothyroid patient!

 

That is right, you do not have a true hypothyroid condition.

Your doctors have diagnosed you improperly from the get go. This is what shows up in my clinic majority of the time. If your doctors do not run the right tests, this is going to happen. One big reason a thyroid gland ‘becomes’, notice I say becomes, hypothyroid is due to a dysfunction of the adrenal-hypothalamic-pituitary axis. Big words, I know! What that means is, your adrenal glands are not communicating with your brain properly, and the end result is your hypothalmic-pituitary axis does not release the proper amounts of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). When this happens, you will appear to have a low functioning thyroid, and on medication you go.

BUT…

Did your doctor run a saliva test (looking at your cortisol rhythm and load) to determine how well your adrenal glands were working? Majority of the time, the doctors have not. In the medical model, saliva tests do not mean much to your primary care physician or endocrinologist because they do not have a medication to improve the adrenal-hypothalamic-pituitary feedback loop.

Yet, you are prescribed your medication (Synthroid, Levothyroxine, Armour, etc.) and told to come back and re-check your blood test in a few months.

If your doctors have not ran an adrenal test in order to determine how well they are working, this is ONE big piece of your health puzzle that needs to be figured out.

Stay tuned for reason #2, where I explain how the liver plays an integral part in your hormone conversion.

 

Would you like to schedule a time to speak and talk about your health condition? If so, please call my staff at (866) 375-4641 to schedule your complimentary phone consultation.

“Dr. King, I am taking my thyroid medication, but I am still having symptoms. Why?” I get asked this a lot! Most of the time, this is coming from patients who have been taking their thyroid medication for YEARS, but are still suffering from fatigue, weight gain, hair loss/thinning, digestive disorders, and depression.

Why are you still having thyroid gland symptoms, even if you are on medication? The answer is not an easy one. There can be numerous causes, let me start with the most common cause: you are not a true hypothyroid patient!

 

That is right, you do not have a true hypothyroid condition.

Your doctors have diagnosed you improperly from the get go. This is what shows up in my clinic majority of the time. If your doctors do not run the right tests, this is going to happen. One big reason a thyroid gland ‘becomes’, notice I say becomes, hypothyroid is due to a dysfunction of the adrenal-hypothalamic-pituitary axis. Big words, I know! What that means is, your adrenal glands are not communicating with your brain properly, and the end result is your hypothalmic-pituitary axis does not release the proper amounts of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). When this happens, you will appear to have a low functioning thyroid, and on medication you go.

BUT…

Did your doctor run a saliva test (looking at your cortisol rhythm and load) to determine how well your adrenal glands were working? Majority of the time, the doctors have not. In the medical model, saliva tests do not mean much to your primary care physician or endocrinologist because they do not have a medication to improve the adrenal-hypothalamic-pituitary feedback loop.

Yet, you are prescribed your medication (Synthroid, Levothyroxine, Armour, etc.) and told to come back and re-check your blood test in a few months.

If your doctors have not ran an adrenal test in order to determine how well they are working, this is ONE big piece of your health puzzle that needs to be figured out.

Stay tuned for reason #2, where I explain how the liver plays an integral part in your hormone conversion.

 

Would you like to schedule a time to speak and talk about your health condition? If so, please call my staff at (866) 375-4641 to schedule your complimentary phone consultation.

AskDrKing Finds Solution Doctor’s Couldn’t for Hashimoto’s Thyroid Symptoms

AskDrKing Finds Solution Doctor’s Couldn’t for Hashimoto’s Thyroid Symptoms
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We at the AskDrKing truly love helping our clients overcome the health problems in their life. Hearing them talk about how their lives have changed for the better makes us immensely happy. With that in mind, for this week’s blog we’re letting one of our “satisfied customers” speak for herself. Here’s an excerpt from her testimonial:

“We all take for granted that we’ll stay vibrant, energized, mentally and physically engaged and healthy…until one day things change. Up until I turned 50 my life was active to the extreme, including lengthy trail runs, rollerblading for hours, mountain biking and a high-stress career in commercial real estate.

After my 50th birthday, my health and mood started to rapidly decline. I was starting peri-menopause and was in pain all the time from achy and swollen joints. I couldn’t sleep and I was constantly fatigued, plus I had a virus that attacked my right hamstring and activates severe sciatica. I was in a constant state of inflammation, causing me extreme pain.

I sought the help of doctor after doctor to relieve the pain—specialists from all fields, including endocrinology, orthopedic, gynecology, integrative medicine and acupuncture. Finally I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroid Disease, and the doctor put me on Armour thyroid medication, which was the most “natural” form of treatment. This was supposed to relieve the pain and make me well, but unfortunately, the dosage never leveled out for me and I was on a roller-coaster ride: too much, too wired; too little, too tired. So over the past nine years I never stopped looking for the “magic” that would heal me.

Seven months ago, I came across a “thumbs-up” review of Dr. Datis Kharrazian’s book Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? The review included information on gluten, a substance I was unfamiliar with at the time, and when I Googled it, I clicked on the first link and was introduced to Dr. Corey King, who has studied under Dr. Kharrazian. Dr. King’s video presentation and client testimonials intrigued me enough to purchase his book, and after reading it immediately, I arranged an appointment at the AskDrKing.

Never once have I looked back or regretted the choice I made to put my trust and health in the care of Dr. King. He started blood, stool and neurological testing and, with my personal diagnosis in hand, he set out to get me well with a special diet and treatments…

Dr. King is definitely on the cutting edge in the medical field. His treatments focus on the place where almost all of our health, or diseases, begin: In our gut. His treatments combined with the diet have made a huge difference in my life and how I feel today.

Thanks to Dr. King!

I have the knowledge and tools to hopefully live a long, vibrant and healthy life. My exercise routine is back on track, and even though I get sidetracked sometimes on my diet and experience some pain, it’s brief and I know that the knowledge provided by this very special doctor will be with me for life. All I have to do is re-apply the knowledge, re-assess my diet and I will again enter the “pain-free” zone. It’s a lifetime commitment that I’m personally happy to make to keep this smile on my face and my body happy.

It’s been nearly nine years since the fateful day I learned of my diagnosis, and I never thought I’d find the answer—but I did when I found Dr. King.

Dr. King, thank you for your kindness, your gentle way of encouragement and your upbeat attitude—and for giving me my life back. I’ve enjoyed every minute of our work together and would highly recommend your services to anyone who can’t find their way out of the pain or who simply just wants to feel EVEN BETTER!”

 

Well, we’d like to give a big THANK YOU to this patient for writing such a heartfelt testimonial and for her recommendation. Do you have questions about the therapy program we put her on? Have you been in the same position, and are you ready to get off the roller coaster of your doctor’s thyroid medications and office visits to tweak the dosage? If you have questions or are ready to finally feel healthy again, we would encourage you to contact us by using our schedule a consultation form or by calling (714) 731-7680 for a phone consultation. We want to help you get your life back, too.

We at the AskDrKing truly love helping our clients overcome the health problems in their life. Hearing them talk about how their lives have changed for the better makes us immensely happy. With that in mind, for this week’s blog we’re letting one of our “satisfied customers” speak for herself. Here’s an excerpt from her testimonial:

“We all take for granted that we’ll stay vibrant, energized, mentally and physically engaged and healthy…until one day things change. Up until I turned 50 my life was active to the extreme, including lengthy trail runs, rollerblading for hours, mountain biking and a high-stress career in commercial real estate.

After my 50th birthday, my health and mood started to rapidly decline. I was starting peri-menopause and was in pain all the time from achy and swollen joints. I couldn’t sleep and I was constantly fatigued, plus I had a virus that attacked my right hamstring and activates severe sciatica. I was in a constant state of inflammation, causing me extreme pain.

I sought the help of doctor after doctor to relieve the pain—specialists from all fields, including endocrinology, orthopedic, gynecology, integrative medicine and acupuncture. Finally I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroid Disease, and the doctor put me on Armour thyroid medication, which was the most “natural” form of treatment. This was supposed to relieve the pain and make me well, but unfortunately, the dosage never leveled out for me and I was on a roller-coaster ride: too much, too wired; too little, too tired. So over the past nine years I never stopped looking for the “magic” that would heal me.

Seven months ago, I came across a “thumbs-up” review of Dr. Datis Kharrazian’s book Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? The review included information on gluten, a substance I was unfamiliar with at the time, and when I Googled it, I clicked on the first link and was introduced to Dr. Corey King, who has studied under Dr. Kharrazian. Dr. King’s video presentation and client testimonials intrigued me enough to purchase his book, and after reading it immediately, I arranged an appointment at the AskDrKing.

Never once have I looked back or regretted the choice I made to put my trust and health in the care of Dr. King. He started blood, stool and neurological testing and, with my personal diagnosis in hand, he set out to get me well with a special diet and treatments…

Dr. King is definitely on the cutting edge in the medical field. His treatments focus on the place where almost all of our health, or diseases, begin: In our gut. His treatments combined with the diet have made a huge difference in my life and how I feel today.

Thanks to Dr. King!

I have the knowledge and tools to hopefully live a long, vibrant and healthy life. My exercise routine is back on track, and even though I get sidetracked sometimes on my diet and experience some pain, it’s brief and I know that the knowledge provided by this very special doctor will be with me for life. All I have to do is re-apply the knowledge, re-assess my diet and I will again enter the “pain-free” zone. It’s a lifetime commitment that I’m personally happy to make to keep this smile on my face and my body happy.

It’s been nearly nine years since the fateful day I learned of my diagnosis, and I never thought I’d find the answer—but I did when I found Dr. King.

Dr. King, thank you for your kindness, your gentle way of encouragement and your upbeat attitude—and for giving me my life back. I’ve enjoyed every minute of our work together and would highly recommend your services to anyone who can’t find their way out of the pain or who simply just wants to feel EVEN BETTER!”

 

Well, we’d like to give a big THANK YOU to this patient for writing such a heartfelt testimonial and for her recommendation. Do you have questions about the therapy program we put her on? Have you been in the same position, and are you ready to get off the roller coaster of your doctor’s thyroid medications and office visits to tweak the dosage? If you have questions or are ready to finally feel healthy again, we would encourage you to contact us by using our schedule a consultation form or by calling (714) 731-7680 for a phone consultation. We want to help you get your life back, too.

Suffering From Vertigo? AskDrKing Finds Solutions That Traditional Medicine Doesn’t

Suffering From Vertigo? AskDrKing Finds Solutions That Traditional Medicine Doesn’t
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Dizziness and vertigo can be really easy, or really difficult to manage for us. Many of these patients go to a medical doctor first, and the doctor usually diagnoses them with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). These patients can get better within a few days, but in many instances with BPPV, the doctors just prescribe medication that doesn’t actually help them at all.

When they come into our clinic in AskDrKing, we find that many of these patients who have been diagnosed with BPPV have actually been misdiagnosed—like many of our clinic’s thyroid patients.

The cerebellum, the foundation of the brain, controls the vestibular nerve, which controls the inner ear organs. The BPPV patients that are given the medication are typically the patients that are not improving—or, in other words, the drug doesn’t work. These patients also tend to be the ones who are suffering from cerebellum degeneration, which affects both postural muscles and the vestibular nerve.

At the AskDrKing, we do a simple neurological exam on these patients, and most of the time it is very easy for us to see that it is a cerebellum dysfunction. We then start neurological rehabilitation to strengthen the cerebellum and the vestibular nerve. This, in turn, helps stabilize the inner ear organs, reducing the dizziness and vertigo.

 

There are several reasons why the cerebellum is damaged

Of course, trauma is an obvious cause of brain damage, but it could also be down to the “bad oil in the motor” syndrome that we see here so often. This refers to such problems as metabolic disorders like anemia, gut issues and gall bladder issues. But especially anemia. Did you know that there are twelve different types of anemia, and “anemia” doesn’t just mean you’re low on iron in your blood?

Many people don’t, and most medical doctors don’t test for all anemia types. In fact, they don’t usually even do the complete bloodwork for iron testing, and iron is the main way that the blood gets oxygen to your brain. If it can’t get oxygen, it’s basically starving, and that’s when the dizziness begins.

Most of the patients that come to us for dizziness and vertigo also have chronic anemia. It doesn’t surprise us at all. Many also have metabolic problems, which can contribute even further to cerebellum damage, including blood sugar issues and adrenal glands releasing cortisol into the bloodstream that negatively affects the brain.

Did you know that your cerebellum needs more oxygen than any other part of your body, and any other part of your brain? This is why many of our thyroid patients also have vertigo. With chronic thyroid patients, the “bad oil” (blood) has been destroying the “motor” (brain) for some time, i.e. their metabolic or other issues have been attacking their body for some time, and the first thing it attacks is the cerebellum, hence the dizziness.

Chronic dizziness or vertigo isn’t just about an inner ear problem or disorientation, it’s a symptom of a larger problem, usually metabolic, that is destroying the body. Some patients have a genetic disposition against dairy or eggs, and this can cause the body to attack itself, and in some cases, even attack the cerebellum tissue. We’ve had a vertigo patient that was doing really well, but she went to an event recently and ate the foods that she was genetically disposed to—she ended up in bed for two full days because her vertigo returned with a vengeance. Her medical doctors had not seen this link, and it was only under our care for the last six months that she had started improving.

If you have been put on medication for vertigo and it’s not working, please make an appointment with me, Dr. Corey King, immediately. At our AskDrKing clinic, we will run the right panels of labwork and perform the right tests to truly find the underlying cause of your problem, not just treat the symptoms with ineffective medication. We will look at food sensitivities, adrenal gland disorders, thyroid function—anything that could be affecting the brain’s functionality. Vertigo is almost always the sign of a larger problem, so treating just the vertigo is never enough.

 

For real answers to your illness, not just medication or surgery, call (714) 731-7680 or use our schedule a consultation form to make an appointment with Dr. king now. We restore health to those who have lost hope.

Dizziness and vertigo can be really easy, or really difficult to manage for us. Many of these patients go to a medical doctor first, and the doctor usually diagnoses them with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). These patients can get better within a few days, but in many instances with BPPV, the doctors just prescribe medication that doesn’t actually help them at all.

When they come into our clinic in AskDrKing, we find that many of these patients who have been diagnosed with BPPV have actually been misdiagnosed—like many of our clinic’s thyroid patients.

The cerebellum, the foundation of the brain, controls the vestibular nerve, which controls the inner ear organs. The BPPV patients that are given the medication are typically the patients that are not improving—or, in other words, the drug doesn’t work. These patients also tend to be the ones who are suffering from cerebellum degeneration, which affects both postural muscles and the vestibular nerve.

At the AskDrKing, we do a simple neurological exam on these patients, and most of the time it is very easy for us to see that it is a cerebellum dysfunction. We then start neurological rehabilitation to strengthen the cerebellum and the vestibular nerve. This, in turn, helps stabilize the inner ear organs, reducing the dizziness and vertigo.

 

There are several reasons why the cerebellum is damaged

Of course, trauma is an obvious cause of brain damage, but it could also be down to the “bad oil in the motor” syndrome that we see here so often. This refers to such problems as metabolic disorders like anemia, gut issues and gall bladder issues. But especially anemia. Did you know that there are twelve different types of anemia, and “anemia” doesn’t just mean you’re low on iron in your blood?

Many people don’t, and most medical doctors don’t test for all anemia types. In fact, they don’t usually even do the complete bloodwork for iron testing, and iron is the main way that the blood gets oxygen to your brain. If it can’t get oxygen, it’s basically starving, and that’s when the dizziness begins.

Most of the patients that come to us for dizziness and vertigo also have chronic anemia. It doesn’t surprise us at all. Many also have metabolic problems, which can contribute even further to cerebellum damage, including blood sugar issues and adrenal glands releasing cortisol into the bloodstream that negatively affects the brain.

Did you know that your cerebellum needs more oxygen than any other part of your body, and any other part of your brain? This is why many of our thyroid patients also have vertigo. With chronic thyroid patients, the “bad oil” (blood) has been destroying the “motor” (brain) for some time, i.e. their metabolic or other issues have been attacking their body for some time, and the first thing it attacks is the cerebellum, hence the dizziness.

Chronic dizziness or vertigo isn’t just about an inner ear problem or disorientation, it’s a symptom of a larger problem, usually metabolic, that is destroying the body. Some patients have a genetic disposition against dairy or eggs, and this can cause the body to attack itself, and in some cases, even attack the cerebellum tissue. We’ve had a vertigo patient that was doing really well, but she went to an event recently and ate the foods that she was genetically disposed to—she ended up in bed for two full days because her vertigo returned with a vengeance. Her medical doctors had not seen this link, and it was only under our care for the last six months that she had started improving.

If you have been put on medication for vertigo and it’s not working, please make an appointment with me, Dr. Corey King, immediately. At our AskDrKing clinic, we will run the right panels of labwork and perform the right tests to truly find the underlying cause of your problem, not just treat the symptoms with ineffective medication. We will look at food sensitivities, adrenal gland disorders, thyroid function—anything that could be affecting the brain’s functionality. Vertigo is almost always the sign of a larger problem, so treating just the vertigo is never enough.

 

For real answers to your illness, not just medication or surgery, call (714) 731-7680 or use our schedule a consultation form to make an appointment with Dr. king now. We restore health to those who have lost hope.

AskDrKing Manages Hyperthyroid Symptoms Without Surgery

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I was preparing for a thyroid workshop a few weeks ago when a man and a woman walked in to our Tustin clinic. He had found us online, and wanted his wife to attend the workshop that evening. Perfect timing, especially since her doctors wanted to radiate and destroy her thyroid gland, and they were looking for other solutions to her problems.

When they radiate someone’s thyroid gland, they are trying to destroy all the thyroid tissue using an iodine pill. Although it’s impossible to remove all of the tissue, they try to in order to prevent the thyroid from being overactive.

 

Video testimonial of Krystal Gibson of Orange County, CA

 

The danger of an overactive thyroid (or hyperthyroidism) is that it can cause a “thyroid storm”, which is where the body’s processes go haywire and the thyroid attacks the heart and heart valves. This is why many hyperthyroid patients have heart palpitations and a racing pulse, and eventually the condition can destroy the heart. Additional symptoms of hyperthyroidism include increased weight loss without dieting, anxiety, nervousness, depression, gastrointestinal problems and inward trembling. They also usually get put on anti-psychotic, anti-anxiety and anti-depressant medication to control the condition.

This patient actually had Grave’s Disease, which is a little different than hyperthyroidism, as it’s an autoimmune condition causing the hyperthyroidism. She had been placed on a couple of the medications, and wanted to find an alternate way of managing her condition.

We found the triggers for her autoimmune condition and started managing it accordingly, and now she brings my clinic a feast every week in order to thank us for giving her life back to her! We helped her manage her weight loss, eliminate her fatigue and increase her stamina, she can spend time with her family, entertain more, play with her children and cut out the daily naps that were the only way she could combat her exhaustion.

All of these great results were achieved without removing her thyroid, which is the only treatment that her doctors said would help her. The medical model’s only approach to Grave’s Disease or hyperthyroidism is to wipe out the thyroid, then put them on hypothyroid medication for the rest of their life—because without a thyroid, they will have all the symptoms of an underperforming thyroid gland.

By finding the patients triggers for her autoimmune condition, which included adrenal gland issues, food sensitivities and emotional stressors, we were able to eliminate most of her symptoms. We supported her immune system, slightly modified her lifestyle and removed certain foods from her diet, and now she’s able to live her life to the fullest again, without surgery and without medication for hyperthyroidism or Grave’s Disease.

 

Are you suffering from hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, Grave’s Disease, or any other autoimmune conditions? Would you like to learn how to manage your symptoms without medication or surgery? If so, please contact us by using our online form or by calling (714) 731-7680 for a phone consultation.

I was preparing for a thyroid workshop a few weeks ago when a man and a woman walked in to our Tustin clinic. He had found us online, and wanted his wife to attend the workshop that evening. Perfect timing, especially since her doctors wanted to radiate and destroy her thyroid gland, and they were looking for other solutions to her problems.

When they radiate someone’s thyroid gland, they are trying to destroy all the thyroid tissue using an iodine pill. Although it’s impossible to remove all of the tissue, they try to in order to prevent the thyroid from being overactive.

 

Video testimonial of Krystal Gibson of Orange County, CA

 

The danger of an overactive thyroid (or hyperthyroidism) is that it can cause a “thyroid storm”, which is where the body’s processes go haywire and the thyroid attacks the heart and heart valves. This is why many hyperthyroid patients have heart palpitations and a racing pulse, and eventually the condition can destroy the heart. Additional symptoms of hyperthyroidism include increased weight loss without dieting, anxiety, nervousness, depression, gastrointestinal problems and inward trembling. They also usually get put on anti-psychotic, anti-anxiety and anti-depressant medication to control the condition.

This patient actually had Grave’s Disease, which is a little different than hyperthyroidism, as it’s an autoimmune condition causing the hyperthyroidism. She had been placed on a couple of the medications, and wanted to find an alternate way of managing her condition.

We found the triggers for her autoimmune condition and started managing it accordingly, and now she brings my clinic a feast every week in order to thank us for giving her life back to her! We helped her manage her weight loss, eliminate her fatigue and increase her stamina, she can spend time with her family, entertain more, play with her children and cut out the daily naps that were the only way she could combat her exhaustion.

All of these great results were achieved without removing her thyroid, which is the only treatment that her doctors said would help her. The medical model’s only approach to Grave’s Disease or hyperthyroidism is to wipe out the thyroid, then put them on hypothyroid medication for the rest of their life—because without a thyroid, they will have all the symptoms of an underperforming thyroid gland.

By finding the patients triggers for her autoimmune condition, which included adrenal gland issues, food sensitivities and emotional stressors, we were able to eliminate most of her symptoms. We supported her immune system, slightly modified her lifestyle and removed certain foods from her diet, and now she’s able to live her life to the fullest again, without surgery and without medication for hyperthyroidism or Grave’s Disease.

 

Are you suffering from hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, Grave’s Disease, or any other autoimmune conditions? Would you like to learn how to manage your symptoms without medication or surgery? If so, please contact us by using our online form or by calling (714) 731-7680 for a phone consultation.

Autoimmune Condition: What Is It?

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When people think of an “autoimmune” condition, they might find it difficult to put their finger on the actual symptoms or problems caused. Autoimmune conditions are caused by the body attacking itself, and there are many examples: rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, leaky gut syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, to name a few.

 

And people with autoimmune conditions make up about 90% of our patient base.

When a person has an autoimmune disease, something has triggered the body to start attacking itself. And our medical model can’t do anything for autoimmune disease, except for two things. They can give patients immune suppressants, which shut down the immune system, or cortisone shots to decrease inflammation. Those are the only two ways they can treat autoimmune disease—it’s completely backwards!

We have an alternative model in clinical nutrition and functional neurology, and we do just the opposite of the medical model—we support the immune system. If you shut down the immune system, there’s no immune system to protect your body. If we boost the immune system, the patient will have a better overall life in the long run.

 

There are triggers for autoimmune disease.

It doesn’t just happen on its own. The trick is finding the triggers and stopping them.

Many people are unaware that 30% of our genes are hardwired, and won’t change. But the other 70% can influence the other 30%, which gives us possibilities. Think of it this way: the 30% is like the bullet in a gun, but the 70% is like pulling back the hammer and pulling the trigger.

We’ve seen common triggers such as the third trimester of pregnancy as the immune system shifts, food sensitivities and chronic infections or inflammation. So, just as we all have cancer cells but don’t all have cancer, the disease doesn’t occur until those cells are “turned on” or triggered.

Our alternative model is all about finding triggers and, therefore, we find what’s driving the autoimmune condition. If you have a fire and you pour gasoline on it, the fire is going to grow and destroy what’s in its path. It’s the same with an autoimmune disease: If you keep setting off the triggers, your condition is only going to continue to destroy the body’s tissue, and you will only get worse. You need to find out how to stop the gasoline from being poured on the fire!

Just because you already have an autoimmune condition, it doesn’t mean you won’t (or can’t) get more autoimmune diseases—or don’t already have more than one.

 

Autoimmunity is systemic—it’s global.

So, if you have multiple sclerosis, the first question is: “How many more autoimmune conditions do you want to have?” Multiple sclerosis doesn’t just attack the nerves, it attacks the body globally, and until the markers are high enough to show up on a doctor’s test, they’ll never recognize the symptoms or signs of an additional autoimmune condition until it’s too late—you’ll already have it.

Other triggers are anemia, liver issues, blood-sugar instability, adrenal gland dysfunction, gut or hormone dysfunction, and they all act as gasoline that can be poured on the fire.

So, we first we need to discover the triggers that are causing the autoimmune condition, then eliminate the triggers, and finally “patch up” the damage that’s been done.

For instance, with gut disorders or leaky gut syndrome, we would put them on an anti-inflammatory diet and supplementation to calm the gut lining while we do the brain-based therapy to tame the nerves that control the blood flow to the gut and boost evacuation of the colon.

It’s very important to discover the triggers before recommending any treatment—just because a food sensitivity causes one patient’s rheumatoid arthritis, the trigger will not be the same for every rheumatoid arthritis patient, and therefore neither will the treatment.

In the medical model, that’s where the insurance holds doctors back. Because there are only two treatments available to them, there’s no way they can dig deep enough into the patient’s condition to truly find the cause. It doesn’t matter to them whether the autoimmune disease is caused by an adrenal problem or food sensitivity, because their result is the same: cortisone or immune suppressants.

Real improvement will only happen when you start with the proper testing, which tells you where the triggers are. Of course, the medical model only reacts to test results that are outside of their “normal” range, give you one of their two prescriptions and make a follow-up appointment for three to six months in the future. That’s the extent of the medical model.

We, on the other hand, are holistic and are trained in clinical nutrition and functional neurology. If you tired of being palmed off with medication or surgery by the medical model, and are tired of living with your autoimmune symptoms, please contact us by using our schedule a consultation form or by calling (714) 731-7680 for a phone consultation.

When people think of an “autoimmune” condition, they might find it difficult to put their finger on the actual symptoms or problems caused. Autoimmune conditions are caused by the body attacking itself, and there are many examples: rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, leaky gut syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, to name a few.

 

And people with autoimmune conditions make up about 90% of our patient base.

When a person has an autoimmune disease, something has triggered the body to start attacking itself. And our medical model can’t do anything for autoimmune disease, except for two things. They can give patients immune suppressants, which shut down the immune system, or cortisone shots to decrease inflammation. Those are the only two ways they can treat autoimmune disease—it’s completely backwards!

We have an alternative model in clinical nutrition and functional neurology, and we do just the opposite of the medical model—we support the immune system. If you shut down the immune system, there’s no immune system to protect your body. If we boost the immune system, the patient will have a better overall life in the long run.

 

There are triggers for autoimmune disease.

It doesn’t just happen on its own. The trick is finding the triggers and stopping them.

Many people are unaware that 30% of our genes are hardwired, and won’t change. But the other 70% can influence the other 30%, which gives us possibilities. Think of it this way: the 30% is like the bullet in a gun, but the 70% is like pulling back the hammer and pulling the trigger.

We’ve seen common triggers such as the third trimester of pregnancy as the immune system shifts, food sensitivities and chronic infections or inflammation. So, just as we all have cancer cells but don’t all have cancer, the disease doesn’t occur until those cells are “turned on” or triggered.

Our alternative model is all about finding triggers and, therefore, we find what’s driving the autoimmune condition. If you have a fire and you pour gasoline on it, the fire is going to grow and destroy what’s in its path. It’s the same with an autoimmune disease: If you keep setting off the triggers, your condition is only going to continue to destroy the body’s tissue, and you will only get worse. You need to find out how to stop the gasoline from being poured on the fire!

Just because you already have an autoimmune condition, it doesn’t mean you won’t (or can’t) get more autoimmune diseases—or don’t already have more than one.

 

Autoimmunity is systemic—it’s global.

So, if you have multiple sclerosis, the first question is: “How many more autoimmune conditions do you want to have?” Multiple sclerosis doesn’t just attack the nerves, it attacks the body globally, and until the markers are high enough to show up on a doctor’s test, they’ll never recognize the symptoms or signs of an additional autoimmune condition until it’s too late—you’ll already have it.

Other triggers are anemia, liver issues, blood-sugar instability, adrenal gland dysfunction, gut or hormone dysfunction, and they all act as gasoline that can be poured on the fire.

So, we first we need to discover the triggers that are causing the autoimmune condition, then eliminate the triggers, and finally “patch up” the damage that’s been done.

For instance, with gut disorders or leaky gut syndrome, we would put them on an anti-inflammatory diet and supplementation to calm the gut lining while we do the brain-based therapy to tame the nerves that control the blood flow to the gut and boost evacuation of the colon.

It’s very important to discover the triggers before recommending any treatment—just because a food sensitivity causes one patient’s rheumatoid arthritis, the trigger will not be the same for every rheumatoid arthritis patient, and therefore neither will the treatment.

In the medical model, that’s where the insurance holds doctors back. Because there are only two treatments available to them, there’s no way they can dig deep enough into the patient’s condition to truly find the cause. It doesn’t matter to them whether the autoimmune disease is caused by an adrenal problem or food sensitivity, because their result is the same: cortisone or immune suppressants.

Real improvement will only happen when you start with the proper testing, which tells you where the triggers are. Of course, the medical model only reacts to test results that are outside of their “normal” range, give you one of their two prescriptions and make a follow-up appointment for three to six months in the future. That’s the extent of the medical model.

We, on the other hand, are holistic and are trained in clinical nutrition and functional neurology. If you tired of being palmed off with medication or surgery by the medical model, and are tired of living with your autoimmune symptoms, please contact us by using our schedule a consultation form or by calling (714) 731-7680 for a phone consultation.

Can I Have Leaky Gut Syndrome Even If I Don’t Show Symptoms?

Can I Have Leaky Gut Syndrome Even If I Don’t Show Symptoms?
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In our last blog, we talked about the symptoms in people that signify a leaky gut or irritable bowel. These can include bloating and/or flatulence after eating, stomach pains, bouts of constipation or diarrhea, or a person might even notice undigested food in their stool.

Our bodies don’t always present these indicators, and sadly “silent symptoms” actually exist. And those patients who show the silent symptoms are typically diagnosed years later with Celiac or Crohn’s Disease. Research has shown that the majority of Celiac/Crohn’s Disease patients have silent symptoms for leaky gut syndrome, but show symptoms of other conditions, like multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and thyroid gland disease.

Patients with Celiac and Crohn’s Disease genes, HLA DQ2 and HLA DQ8, are usually only diagnosed with an autoimmune condition such as Celiac/Crohn’s Disease, multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis only after they are recognized as “sick” by the traditional medical community. As we have shown, this means that the patient has been suffering for longer than necessary, and their disorder or disease has not been managed properly. And those that have the silent symptoms are also the patients who are diagnosed with gastrointestinal cancer, so this is no small matter.

Part of the problem is that you can’t base the health and integrity of the gut from symptoms alone. If a person is struggling with any health condition, it means that the integrity of the gut has been breached, since the gut is 70-80% of the immune system. If the immune system is working efficiently, no chronic health conditions will be present.

Not only are Celiac/Crohn’s Disease (CD) and thyroid gland disorders both autoimmune conditions, a majority of CD patients also suffer from thyroid symptoms. Many of the patients with Celiac/Crohn’s Disease have been put on thyroid hormones to help regulate their symptoms, but every few months the symptoms return and they are forced to visit the doctor again to have their medication adjusted. Why? Because they are not looking at the root of the problem: Gluten.

And no, we aren’t talking about gluten because it’s the latest fad or health craze. Did you know that gluten is as dangerous to the thyroid patient as it is to the Celiac or Crohn’s Disease patient? Strangely, gluten and the thyroid gland have an extremely similar molecular structure, and if when undigested gluten slips into the bloodstream, the immune system responds by destroying it.

 

How does gluten get into the bloodstream?

Good question. And the answer lies in that sinister culprit, leaky gut syndrome, which creates the overly permeable intestinal wall that allows gluten to slip through. When the immune system marks the gluten for destruction, it is unwittingly marking parts of the thyroid gland for destruction also, because of their similar molecular structure.

So, every time the CD patient consumes gluten, they are not just aggravating their CD symptoms, but they are also destroying their thyroid gland and inflaming thyroid disorder symptoms.

It is our experience that most autoimmune patients are sensitive not just to gluten, but also to milk (casein), soy, yeast and eggs. The only way to know for sure that your body is able to consume these substances is to have proper, diagnostic testing. The proper diagnosis is critical, but proper treatment is even more crucial.

That’s why we strongly encourage all patients with a gluten intolerance or Celiac/Crohn’s Disease to be screened for an autoimmune thyroid disorder, and for those with an autoimmune thyroid disorder to be screened for gluten intolerance and CD.

If you are concerned that you have an autoimmune disorder, we can help you learn how to support your immune system, Celiac/Crohn’s Disease and thyroid symptoms without drugs, hormones or surgery. Please call Dr. King now on (714) 731-7680 or use our schedule a consultation form.

In our last blog, we talked about the symptoms in people that signify a leaky gut or irritable bowel. These can include bloating and/or flatulence after eating, stomach pains, bouts of constipation or diarrhea, or a person might even notice undigested food in their stool.

Our bodies don’t always present these indicators, and sadly “silent symptoms” actually exist. And those patients who show the silent symptoms are typically diagnosed years later with Celiac or Crohn’s Disease. Research has shown that the majority of Celiac/Crohn’s Disease patients have silent symptoms for leaky gut syndrome, but show symptoms of other conditions, like multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and thyroid gland disease.

Patients with Celiac and Crohn’s Disease genes, HLA DQ2 and HLA DQ8, are usually only diagnosed with an autoimmune condition such as Celiac/Crohn’s Disease, multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis only after they are recognized as “sick” by the traditional medical community. As we have shown, this means that the patient has been suffering for longer than necessary, and their disorder or disease has not been managed properly. And those that have the silent symptoms are also the patients who are diagnosed with gastrointestinal cancer, so this is no small matter.

Part of the problem is that you can’t base the health and integrity of the gut from symptoms alone. If a person is struggling with any health condition, it means that the integrity of the gut has been breached, since the gut is 70-80% of the immune system. If the immune system is working efficiently, no chronic health conditions will be present.

Not only are Celiac/Crohn’s Disease (CD) and thyroid gland disorders both autoimmune conditions, a majority of CD patients also suffer from thyroid symptoms. Many of the patients with Celiac/Crohn’s Disease have been put on thyroid hormones to help regulate their symptoms, but every few months the symptoms return and they are forced to visit the doctor again to have their medication adjusted. Why? Because they are not looking at the root of the problem: Gluten.

And no, we aren’t talking about gluten because it’s the latest fad or health craze. Did you know that gluten is as dangerous to the thyroid patient as it is to the Celiac or Crohn’s Disease patient? Strangely, gluten and the thyroid gland have an extremely similar molecular structure, and if when undigested gluten slips into the bloodstream, the immune system responds by destroying it.

 

How does gluten get into the bloodstream?

Good question. And the answer lies in that sinister culprit, leaky gut syndrome, which creates the overly permeable intestinal wall that allows gluten to slip through. When the immune system marks the gluten for destruction, it is unwittingly marking parts of the thyroid gland for destruction also, because of their similar molecular structure.

So, every time the CD patient consumes gluten, they are not just aggravating their CD symptoms, but they are also destroying their thyroid gland and inflaming thyroid disorder symptoms.

It is our experience that most autoimmune patients are sensitive not just to gluten, but also to milk (casein), soy, yeast and eggs. The only way to know for sure that your body is able to consume these substances is to have proper, diagnostic testing. The proper diagnosis is critical, but proper treatment is even more crucial.

That’s why we strongly encourage all patients with a gluten intolerance or Celiac/Crohn’s Disease to be screened for an autoimmune thyroid disorder, and for those with an autoimmune thyroid disorder to be screened for gluten intolerance and CD.

If you are concerned that you have an autoimmune disorder, we can help you learn how to support your immune system, Celiac/Crohn’s Disease and thyroid symptoms without drugs, hormones or surgery. Please call Dr. King now on (714) 731-7680 or use our schedule a consultation form.

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