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Are you ready to start healing your body?  Healing starts with what you are putting into the body, 1st!  Would you put gasoline that is full of water into your car?  I sure hope not!  Why would you put crummy “fuel” into your body?

 

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Anti-Inflammatory Food List

 

Are you ready to start healing your body?  Healing starts with what you are putting into the body, 1st!  Would you put gasoline that is full of water into your car?  I sure hope not!  Why would you put crummy “fuel” into your body?

 

CLICK BELOW TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FOOD LIST!!!

Happy 2018!!!

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Happy 2018

 

How is the new year treating you?  Are you living up to all those New Year’s resolutions?  Achieved any goals, yet?  Did you set goals for this year?  I sure hope so!!!

I know, it has been some time since my last email.  The end of 2017/beginning of 2018 was quite crazy for us (almost a 1-1/2 weeks in the oncology department…UGH) and I needed to take some “me” time and re-energize my mind and body. 

Now, it is time to rock ‘n roll and focus on our goals, while helping you achieve yours!

 

Social Media Takeover!

 

My first goal started at the end of 2017, and it was to begin getting “acquainted” with social media.  Well…

I did it, I gave in, and jumped right into the deep end!  Yes, I become one of the people with a Facebook, Instagram and YouTube Channel…might as well throw Pinterest in there while you are at it.

I have completely given in to social media. Never did I think that by joining/creating communities, of like-minded people, would my excitement for improving others’ lives sky-rocket.

Now, I look forward to talking to members/friends on social media about their health problems.   Maybe, I have finally given in to technology and how we interact using it.  But sometimes, I do miss the days of no cell phones 🙂

 

Dr. King’s Thyroid Support Group

 

Some of you may know, but towards the end of last year I started a Thyroid Support Group on Facebook.  Just this week we were sharing some of our goals for 2018!  If you are not a member, you can join (free) and read what myself and others have been sharing these last couple of weeks.

I started the support group as a way to encourage patients to keep searching for answers for their health.  I feel that education brings knowledge, and knowledge brings healing.  If I can teach a patient one thing that helps to improve the quality of their life, then I have succeeded at being a healthcare professional.

I am striving to educate patients a little more regarding their thyroid condition, along with helping them with ideas on eating healthier (recipes get shared…YES!), supplementation, medication, and answering any health questions they may have.

You are more than welcome to join our community!!! CLICK HERE!!!

 

4-Week New Recipe Challenge

 

Would you like to participate in our recipe challenge?  The goal is to challenge ourselves to cook, and post, one new recipe for the next four weeks.  We are just getting started, so make sure to join in.

My recipe for tonight is one specifically prepared for GALLBLADDER patients.  Whether you still have yours, you have gallstones, or even gallbladder “flare-ups”…you may want to take a look at this recipe.  SUPER SIMPLE to prepare…because, I did it! LOL  Trust me, I don’t like complicated recipes.

 

Instagram

 

Instagram is certianly fun for posting pictures of food, and in my case…food, hiking, traveling, contests and videos!

Yep…we have some good fun on our IG page.

What to expect from following Ask Dr. King?

  • Food posts…with recipes!
  • Videos
  • Contest announcements
  • Inspirational photos/quotes

Make sure to follow by CLICKING HERE!

 

YouTube Channel

 

I know…ANOTHER ONE!!!  AGGGGHHHHH!!!

This channel was created towards the end of last year as well.  But check this out…I can essentially teach seminars, AGAIN.  Bonus: now, you can rewind (no fast forward…LOL) and/or pause to take notes! 

Plus, I can share a lot easier, and longer, on YouTube.  AND…the cool part, is now people from all over the world watch and learn, along with being able to ask questions.

 

 

Come join in on some of the social media fun!  You never know what you may learn, or what you may WIN!!!  Talk to you soon!

 

Let’s make 2018 an AMAZING YEAR!!!

 

 

 

 

Happy 2018

 

How is the new year treating you?  Are you living up to all those New Year’s resolutions?  Achieved any goals, yet?  Did you set goals for this year?  I sure hope so!!!

I know, it has been some time since my last email.  The end of 2017/beginning of 2018 was quite crazy for us (almost a 1-1/2 weeks in the oncology department…UGH) and I needed to take some “me” time and re-energize my mind and body. 

Now, it is time to rock ‘n roll and focus on our goals, while helping you achieve yours!

 

Social Media Takeover!

 

My first goal started at the end of 2017, and it was to begin getting “acquainted” with social media.  Well…

I did it, I gave in, and jumped right into the deep end!  Yes, I become one of the people with a Facebook, Instagram and YouTube Channel…might as well throw Pinterest in there while you are at it.

I have completely given in to social media. Never did I think that by joining/creating communities, of like-minded people, would my excitement for improving others’ lives sky-rocket.

Now, I look forward to talking to members/friends on social media about their health problems.   Maybe, I have finally given in to technology and how we interact using it.  But sometimes, I do miss the days of no cell phones 🙂

 

Dr. King’s Thyroid Support Group

 

Some of you may know, but towards the end of last year I started a Thyroid Support Group on Facebook.  Just this week we were sharing some of our goals for 2018!  If you are not a member, you can join (free) and read what myself and others have been sharing these last couple of weeks.

I started the support group as a way to encourage patients to keep searching for answers for their health.  I feel that education brings knowledge, and knowledge brings healing.  If I can teach a patient one thing that helps to improve the quality of their life, then I have succeeded at being a healthcare professional.

I am striving to educate patients a little more regarding their thyroid condition, along with helping them with ideas on eating healthier (recipes get shared…YES!), supplementation, medication, and answering any health questions they may have.

You are more than welcome to join our community!!! CLICK HERE!!!

 

4-Week New Recipe Challenge

 

Would you like to participate in our recipe challenge?  The goal is to challenge ourselves to cook, and post, one new recipe for the next four weeks.  We are just getting started, so make sure to join in.

My recipe for tonight is one specifically prepared for GALLBLADDER patients.  Whether you still have yours, you have gallstones, or even gallbladder “flare-ups”…you may want to take a look at this recipe.  SUPER SIMPLE to prepare…because, I did it! LOL  Trust me, I don’t like complicated recipes.

 

Instagram

 

Instagram is certianly fun for posting pictures of food, and in my case…food, hiking, traveling, contests and videos!

Yep…we have some good fun on our IG page.

What to expect from following Ask Dr. King?

  • Food posts…with recipes!
  • Videos
  • Contest announcements
  • Inspirational photos/quotes

Make sure to follow by CLICKING HERE!

 

YouTube Channel

 

I know…ANOTHER ONE!!!  AGGGGHHHHH!!!

This channel was created towards the end of last year as well.  But check this out…I can essentially teach seminars, AGAIN.  Bonus: now, you can rewind (no fast forward…LOL) and/or pause to take notes! 

Plus, I can share a lot easier, and longer, on YouTube.  AND…the cool part, is now people from all over the world watch and learn, along with being able to ask questions.

 

 

Come join in on some of the social media fun!  You never know what you may learn, or what you may WIN!!!  Talk to you soon!

 

Let’s make 2018 an AMAZING YEAR!!!

 

 

 

 

The Thyroid Markers Your Doctor Isn’t Running and Why This Can Make You Worse

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The Thyroid Markers Your Doctor Isn’t Running

and Why This Can Make You Worse

 

If you are still struggling with your thyroid gland disorder, you MUST make sure your doctor is running the proper thyroid makers!  Without all the thyroid markers, your doctor may diagnosis your incorrectly AND give you the wrong medication.

 

Download my FREE eBOOK below to get a list of the markers.  Take these markers to your doctor and ask them to run them ALL!!!

 

The Thyroid Markers Your Doctor Isn’t Running

and Why This Can Make You Worse

 

If you are still struggling with your thyroid gland disorder, you MUST make sure your doctor is running the proper thyroid makers!  Without all the thyroid markers, your doctor may diagnosis your incorrectly AND give you the wrong medication.

 

Download my FREE eBOOK below to get a list of the markers.  Take these markers to your doctor and ask them to run them ALL!!!

 

How to Heal Epstein-Barr Virus and Mold Toxicity, While Battling Hashimoto’s Disease

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How to Heal Epstein-Barr Virus and Mold Toxicity, While Battling Hashimoto’s Disease

 

Natasha, my fiance, stopped by yesterday to film her first video in her series How to Heal Epstein-Barr Virus and mold toxicity, while battling Hashimoto’s Disease.

Each week, Natasha will share 1 Tip that has helped her overcome her health hurdles over the last 2 years.

 

Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel to receive notifications when she posts her videos!!!

How to Heal Epstein-Barr Virus and Mold Toxicity, While Battling Hashimoto’s Disease

 

Natasha, my fiance, stopped by yesterday to film her first video in her series How to Heal Epstein-Barr Virus and mold toxicity, while battling Hashimoto’s Disease.

Each week, Natasha will share 1 Tip that has helped her overcome her health hurdles over the last 2 years.

 

Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel to receive notifications when she posts her videos!!!

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.

 

DOWNLOAD THE 67-MARKERS YOUR DOCTOR MUST RUN

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.

 

DOWNLOAD THE 67-MARKERS YOUR DOCTOR MUST RUN

Pets Need To Eat Healthy, Too!

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Pets Need to Eat Healthy, Too!

 

Do you have dogs and/or cats?  If so, do you question the quality of the food they are eating?

 

Lately, many patients have reached out to ask what we feed our cute, loveable little Frenchies, Titan and Capri.

 

I am glad to share, especially, all the foods that we have used in the past.

 

Acana

 

Currently, we are feeding them dry food from https://acana.com 

 

Acana provides Biologically Appropriate foods, that are meat-rich to mirror the evolutionary diet.

 

The gray wolf is the ancestor of all domestic dogs. The Eastern wildcat is the ancestor of all domestic cats. And while years of breeding has produced hundreds of ‘different looking wolves and wildcats’, the internal workings of dogs and cats remain unchanged.

The eating anatomy of modern dogs and cats is the same as their wild cousins, so it’s no surprise that their food requirements remain consistent.

THE BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE CONCEPT IS SIMPLE: MIRROR THE QUANTITY, FRESHNESS AND VARIETY OF MEATS THAT NATURE EVOLVED DOGS AND CATS TO EAT.

ACANA’s richly nourishing meat inclusions mirror your pet’s evolutionary diet, excluding high-glycemic carbohydrates, vegetable proteins, synthetic additives and anything else Mother Nature didn’t intend your dog or cat to eat.” – states Acana’s website.

 

Pros:

  • Grain-free
  • High animal-based protein
  • Locally sourced

Cons:

  • We haven’t found one yet

 

Nulo Wet Food

 

Titan is the pickiest of eaters we have ever seen.  Not only does he get fed Acana dry food, but he gets http://nulo.com/ wet food as well, to “entice” him to eat his dry.  Half of the time, he licks the wet food off the dry kibble, and spits out the kibble!

 

Pros:

  • Grain-free
  • High animal-based protein
  • Low carhoydrate and low glycemic ingredients
  • BC30 Probiotics

Cons:

  • Titan gets a bit gassy (but, this is also the breed) on wet food

 

What We Have Fed In The Past…

 

We have tried everything you could probably think of.

 

We started with the raw food.  That worked well, but finding a quality, reliable, and reasonably priced company was tough. Then we switched to..

 

Just Food for Dogs

 

Then we went with a company called Just Food for Dogs, in Orange County, CA (when we lived there), www.justfoodfordogs.com While we loved the concept of feeding “whole food”, the price was a little much for us (we were spending almost $400 a month on dog food, and our Frenchies are not that large).  The one good bonus, they delivered to our front door!!!

 

Pros:

  • Whole Foods
  • Great quality
  • Grain-free
  • Delivery service

Cons:

  • Pricey
  • You must remember to thaw out the food
  • Make sure you order before you are out

 

The Honest Kitchen

 

Then we switched to https://www.thehonestkitchen.com/ .  This was great, as they do carry a grain free version of the meats.  Yes, our animals eat grain free as well!  Our little ones loved this food, as it is warm when fed.  It does get a bit messy, if your furry loved ones are bulldogs!!!

 

Then all of a sudden, our little boy, Titan, just stopped eating his food.  He acted like it was bad (not that is a bad quality) and refused to eat.  So, that is when we switched his food, along with Capri’s.

 

Pros:

  • Grain-free versions
  • Easy to prepare
  • Digests well
  • Considered human grade

Cons:

  • Can be a bit messy
  • Takes a couple minutes to “hydrate”
  • Pricey

 

Besides their dog food, we also steam broccoli and give them a little bit with each meal.  Why broccoli?  They freaking love it!  It blows our minds that they enjoy broccoli as much as they do.

 

Last, but not least, probiotics.   Yes, Nula does have probiotics, along with Acana, but we do give them probiotics that we take ourselves, from Apex Energetics. 

 

I hope that helps some of you!

 

 

Pets Need to Eat Healthy, Too!

 

Do you have dogs and/or cats?  If so, do you question the quality of the food they are eating?

 

Lately, many patients have reached out to ask what we feed our cute, loveable little Frenchies, Titan and Capri.

 

I am glad to share, especially, all the foods that we have used in the past.

 

Acana

 

Currently, we are feeding them dry food from https://acana.com 

 

Acana provides Biologically Appropriate foods, that are meat-rich to mirror the evolutionary diet.

 

The gray wolf is the ancestor of all domestic dogs. The Eastern wildcat is the ancestor of all domestic cats. And while years of breeding has produced hundreds of ‘different looking wolves and wildcats’, the internal workings of dogs and cats remain unchanged.

The eating anatomy of modern dogs and cats is the same as their wild cousins, so it’s no surprise that their food requirements remain consistent.

THE BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE CONCEPT IS SIMPLE: MIRROR THE QUANTITY, FRESHNESS AND VARIETY OF MEATS THAT NATURE EVOLVED DOGS AND CATS TO EAT.

ACANA’s richly nourishing meat inclusions mirror your pet’s evolutionary diet, excluding high-glycemic carbohydrates, vegetable proteins, synthetic additives and anything else Mother Nature didn’t intend your dog or cat to eat.” – states Acana’s website.

 

Pros:

  • Grain-free
  • High animal-based protein
  • Locally sourced

Cons:

  • We haven’t found one yet

 

Nulo Wet Food

 

Titan is the pickiest of eaters we have ever seen.  Not only does he get fed Acana dry food, but he gets http://nulo.com/ wet food as well, to “entice” him to eat his dry.  Half of the time, he licks the wet food off the dry kibble, and spits out the kibble!

 

Pros:

  • Grain-free
  • High animal-based protein
  • Low carhoydrate and low glycemic ingredients
  • BC30 Probiotics

Cons:

  • Titan gets a bit gassy (but, this is also the breed) on wet food

 

What We Have Fed In The Past…

 

We have tried everything you could probably think of.

 

We started with the raw food.  That worked well, but finding a quality, reliable, and reasonably priced company was tough. Then we switched to..

 

Just Food for Dogs

 

Then we went with a company called Just Food for Dogs, in Orange County, CA (when we lived there), www.justfoodfordogs.com While we loved the concept of feeding “whole food”, the price was a little much for us (we were spending almost $400 a month on dog food, and our Frenchies are not that large).  The one good bonus, they delivered to our front door!!!

 

Pros:

  • Whole Foods
  • Great quality
  • Grain-free
  • Delivery service

Cons:

  • Pricey
  • You must remember to thaw out the food
  • Make sure you order before you are out

 

The Honest Kitchen

 

Then we switched to https://www.thehonestkitchen.com/ .  This was great, as they do carry a grain free version of the meats.  Yes, our animals eat grain free as well!  Our little ones loved this food, as it is warm when fed.  It does get a bit messy, if your furry loved ones are bulldogs!!!

 

Then all of a sudden, our little boy, Titan, just stopped eating his food.  He acted like it was bad (not that is a bad quality) and refused to eat.  So, that is when we switched his food, along with Capri’s.

 

Pros:

  • Grain-free versions
  • Easy to prepare
  • Digests well
  • Considered human grade

Cons:

  • Can be a bit messy
  • Takes a couple minutes to “hydrate”
  • Pricey

 

Besides their dog food, we also steam broccoli and give them a little bit with each meal.  Why broccoli?  They freaking love it!  It blows our minds that they enjoy broccoli as much as they do.

 

Last, but not least, probiotics.   Yes, Nula does have probiotics, along with Acana, but we do give them probiotics that we take ourselves, from Apex Energetics. 

 

I hope that helps some of you!

 

 

Do You Want To Save Money at the Grocery Store?

Do You Want To Save Money at the Grocery Store?
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Do You Want To Save Money

at the Grocery Store?

 

Enter…Thrive Market!!!

 

If you haven’t heard about it yet, it’s basically like Costco but for organic, healthy foods and other daily essentials..and it’s all online!! PLUS…WHOLESALE PRICES!

 

So on top of the everyday wholesale prices that made me fall in love with Thrive Market, I asked them for something special for all of you today, and Thrive Market is hooking you up with 25% OFF + FREE SHIPPING on your first box of organic and non-GMO favorites!

 

That’s an insane deal!!!

 

Think about it this way: if you normally spend $100 on groceries, at Thrive Market you’d only spend $50-75 on a given order and it’s delivered right to your door, for free!

 

And now they’re giving you an extra 25% off!

 

Click the link below to get 25% off on your first order today!

http://go.thrv.me/SH5TU

 

Thrive Market’s mission is to make healthy living easy, affordable and accessible to everyone. Shop around and you’ll find all your favorite trusted organic and non-GMO premium brands at up to 50% OFF!

 

Thrive Market has all the top, premium, healthy and organic products that I usually get from Whole Foods/Sprout’s Market, but unlike your typical organic & non-GMO products that are marked up to premium prices, Thrive Market sells the same premium products at wholesale prices!

 

So, how do they do it?  Thrive cuts out the middlemen and works directly with the brands and then they pass all the savings onto their members!  Members get everyday, wholesale pricing at 25-50% off the best healthy and organic products for just $60/year.  Just to put it in perspective, I made back my membership in savings within the first two orders (this is the average for members and there’s a membership guarantee).

 

It gets even better!!! For every paid membership, Thrive Market donates a membership to a low-income family, veteran or teacher—so together we are all making healthy living affordable for everyone. That’s a company I’m honored to support!

 

Use this link to get your special 25% off and FREE SHIPPING:

http://go.thrv.me/SH5TU

 

Check this out!  This was an order where a patient bought $85.59 worth of food and cleaning products, and only spent $45.17.  That is a KILLER DEAL!!!

 

 

Look at the GRAIN FREE, Pumpkin muffins Natasha made tonight using Simple Mills almond flour we found on the site. Mmmmmmmm, good!!!

 

 

 

BONUS: Download your free list of Seasonal Produce (thank you Whole30) Below!

 

Have you ever wondered why we have “seasonal produce”, year round?  If you want to learn more about eating clean, a great book is Dr. Steven R. Gundry, MD’s The Plant Paradox, where he addresses why eating seasonal produce is the best practice, and how to pick and choose which produce to eat during specific seasons.

 

Do You Want To Save Money

at the Grocery Store?

 

Enter…Thrive Market!!!

 

If you haven’t heard about it yet, it’s basically like Costco but for organic, healthy foods and other daily essentials..and it’s all online!! PLUS…WHOLESALE PRICES!

 

So on top of the everyday wholesale prices that made me fall in love with Thrive Market, I asked them for something special for all of you today, and Thrive Market is hooking you up with 25% OFF + FREE SHIPPING on your first box of organic and non-GMO favorites!

 

That’s an insane deal!!!

 

Think about it this way: if you normally spend $100 on groceries, at Thrive Market you’d only spend $50-75 on a given order and it’s delivered right to your door, for free!

 

And now they’re giving you an extra 25% off!

 

Click the link below to get 25% off on your first order today!

http://go.thrv.me/SH5TU

 

Thrive Market’s mission is to make healthy living easy, affordable and accessible to everyone. Shop around and you’ll find all your favorite trusted organic and non-GMO premium brands at up to 50% OFF!

 

Thrive Market has all the top, premium, healthy and organic products that I usually get from Whole Foods/Sprout’s Market, but unlike your typical organic & non-GMO products that are marked up to premium prices, Thrive Market sells the same premium products at wholesale prices!

 

So, how do they do it?  Thrive cuts out the middlemen and works directly with the brands and then they pass all the savings onto their members!  Members get everyday, wholesale pricing at 25-50% off the best healthy and organic products for just $60/year.  Just to put it in perspective, I made back my membership in savings within the first two orders (this is the average for members and there’s a membership guarantee).

 

It gets even better!!! For every paid membership, Thrive Market donates a membership to a low-income family, veteran or teacher—so together we are all making healthy living affordable for everyone. That’s a company I’m honored to support!

 

Use this link to get your special 25% off and FREE SHIPPING:

http://go.thrv.me/SH5TU

 

Check this out!  This was an order where a patient bought $85.59 worth of food and cleaning products, and only spent $45.17.  That is a KILLER DEAL!!!

 

 

Look at the GRAIN FREE, Pumpkin muffins Natasha made tonight using Simple Mills almond flour we found on the site. Mmmmmmmm, good!!!

 

 

 

BONUS: Download your free list of Seasonal Produce (thank you Whole30) Below!

 

Have you ever wondered why we have “seasonal produce”, year round?  If you want to learn more about eating clean, a great book is Dr. Steven R. Gundry, MD’s The Plant Paradox, where he addresses why eating seasonal produce is the best practice, and how to pick and choose which produce to eat during specific seasons.

 

Holiday Season = Getting Sick! Not Anymore!!!

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Holiday Season = Getting SICK!  Not Anymore!!!

 

Fall is officially here, and with that comes all the critters that like to bring us down.  We all know that getting sick during the holidays is the worst (I remember several years ago, barely being able to get out of bed at my father’s house for Christmas).

 

Most of us are traveling, visiting friends and families, and getting out of our normal routines during this time of year.  We all know what tends to lurk around the corner when this happens…getting sick! 

 

This year, how about avoiding falling ill, so you can spend more time doing what you want to do…enjoy life!

 

Recently, patients have been asking if I would put together a “wellness kit” to help them during the busy, holiday season.  Well…ask and you shall receive, as I have created two wellness kits to help support your immune system during this holiday season. 

 

“Stay Away Critters” Wellness Kit

 

This kit will include the one of the following:

 

  1. Liquid Vitamin D – I recommend 3 drops per day (6,000 iu), minimum, to keep your vitamin D levels where they should, higher if you are fighting something.
  2. Immunoven – One of my favorite immune supports, Immunoven is great at helping raise WBCs to fight off infections. This can be taken, 1 per day, as a maintenance, and can be increased if you happen to get “caught” with something (contact me for dosing)
  3. Nucleoimmune – Over the years, I have found this works GREAT, if you “catch” the cold early enough. Typically, patients will take this at the first sign of ANYTHING, or if someone in the house (spouse, child) are fighting something.  A lot of time, this will knock out the sickness before it sets in.  I recommend taking 6 pills per day (3 in the AM and 3 in the PM) until you feel better or the person(s) you are around is better.

 

Total: $59.95 (Saves $5.00)

 

“You Don’t Stand a Chance” Wellness Kit

 

This kit goes a little deeper with the protection that is offered.  You will get one of each product from the “Stay Away Critters” Wellness kit, PLUS…

 

  1. Greens Powder – While I LOVE juicing, not everyone has the time or likes to juice. Don’t worry, you can add a scoop of my favorite Greens Powder to any smoothie.  The best way to alkaline your blood is through eating/juicing greens.  An alkaline body has less chances of getting sick than an acidic body (GET MY  JUICING RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE).
  2. Probiotic – Adding in some extra good bacterium to make your gut happy is another wonderful way to protect you from getting sick.  I recommend 1 pill per day.

 

Total: $139.00 (Saves $7.00)

 

If you order during the month of October…you will receive FREE SHIPPING…PLUS, some great recipes you can whip up to keep you nice and toasty during the cooler temps (hint…you will see a cook book coming soon, so you get some FREE recipes while they last!!!)

 

To order, you may call my staff: (866) 375-4641 or email your order over: drking@askdrking.com 

 

All right, now…lets enjoy the rest of 2017, and have a great time traveling, seeing friend and family!

Holiday Season = Getting SICK!  Not Anymore!!!

 

Fall is officially here, and with that comes all the critters that like to bring us down.  We all know that getting sick during the holidays is the worst (I remember several years ago, barely being able to get out of bed at my father’s house for Christmas).

 

Most of us are traveling, visiting friends and families, and getting out of our normal routines during this time of year.  We all know what tends to lurk around the corner when this happens…getting sick! 

 

This year, how about avoiding falling ill, so you can spend more time doing what you want to do…enjoy life!

 

Recently, patients have been asking if I would put together a “wellness kit” to help them during the busy, holiday season.  Well…ask and you shall receive, as I have created two wellness kits to help support your immune system during this holiday season. 

 

“Stay Away Critters” Wellness Kit

 

This kit will include the one of the following:

 

  1. Liquid Vitamin D – I recommend 3 drops per day (6,000 iu), minimum, to keep your vitamin D levels where they should, higher if you are fighting something.
  2. Immunoven – One of my favorite immune supports, Immunoven is great at helping raise WBCs to fight off infections. This can be taken, 1 per day, as a maintenance, and can be increased if you happen to get “caught” with something (contact me for dosing)
  3. Nucleoimmune – Over the years, I have found this works GREAT, if you “catch” the cold early enough. Typically, patients will take this at the first sign of ANYTHING, or if someone in the house (spouse, child) are fighting something.  A lot of time, this will knock out the sickness before it sets in.  I recommend taking 6 pills per day (3 in the AM and 3 in the PM) until you feel better or the person(s) you are around is better.

 

Total: $59.95 (Saves $5.00)

 

“You Don’t Stand a Chance” Wellness Kit

 

This kit goes a little deeper with the protection that is offered.  You will get one of each product from the “Stay Away Critters” Wellness kit, PLUS…

 

  1. Greens Powder – While I LOVE juicing, not everyone has the time or likes to juice. Don’t worry, you can add a scoop of my favorite Greens Powder to any smoothie.  The best way to alkaline your blood is through eating/juicing greens.  An alkaline body has less chances of getting sick than an acidic body (GET MY  JUICING RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE).
  2. Probiotic – Adding in some extra good bacterium to make your gut happy is another wonderful way to protect you from getting sick.  I recommend 1 pill per day.

 

Total: $139.00 (Saves $7.00)

 

If you order during the month of October…you will receive FREE SHIPPING…PLUS, some great recipes you can whip up to keep you nice and toasty during the cooler temps (hint…you will see a cook book coming soon, so you get some FREE recipes while they last!!!)

 

To order, you may call my staff: (866) 375-4641 or email your order over: drking@askdrking.com 

 

All right, now…lets enjoy the rest of 2017, and have a great time traveling, seeing friend and family!

Awesome Webinar Notes: Miss-Diagnosis

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Has Your Diagnosis been Miss-Diagnosed

 

Thursday’s Livestream webinar, 7:00 PM Central, notes below.  Download the notes below, to follow along during the webinar.

Notes for AWESOME WEBINAR:

Has Your Diagnosis been Miss-Diagnosed

 

Thursday’s Livestream webinar, 7:00 PM Central, notes below.  Download the notes below, to follow along during the webinar.

Awesome Webinar Notes: Shopping for your Health

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Shopping for our Health

 

Thursday’s Livestream webinar, 7:00 PM Central, notes below.  Download the notes below, to follow along during the webinar.

Notes for AWESOME WEBINAR:

Shopping for our Health

 

Thursday’s Livestream webinar, 7:00 PM Central, notes below.  Download the notes below, to follow along during the webinar.

5 Secrets to Improving Your Energy

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5 Secrets to Improving Your Energy

 

Energy loss is one of the most common symptoms I hear from patients.  We all could use more energy at some point during the day.  Heck, if you told me I could improve my energy by 20-25%, I would do whatever it took to acquire the boost.

 

After consulting with thousands of patients over the last 12-years, the number one cause of energy loss I have seen is due to autoimmune conditions.

 

Guess what?  Autoimmune conditions are on the rise!  Drastically, on the rise.  For example, there are over 20 million hypothyroid patients in the US.  90% of these patients are misdiagnosed and suffer from an autoimmune condition called Hashimoto’s Disease.  Energy loss is one of the most common symptoms in these thyroid patients. 

 

That is about 18,000,000 patients struggling with energy loss…and this is only one autoimmune condition.  There are over 80 types of autoimmune disease, that we know of. 

 

According to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA), there are over 50 million Americans struggling with autoimmune conditions.

 

Autoimmune is Autoimmune, and this means Energy Loss!

 

While I focus a lot of my attention on thyroid patients (my fiancé, step-father, mother-in-law and sister-in-law all have Hashimoto’s Disease), I continue to work with and consult patients with Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, and Type 1 Diabetes, to name a few.

 

When I begin evaluating patients with energy loss, I start by looking at 5 aspects of each patient’s health.  I like to call them the 5 pieces of the health puzzle.

 

People with low energy, will typically have one, if not more than one, of the following:

 

 

  1. Leaky Gut Syndrome – This is when the gut lining is inflamed, broken down, and not absorbing vitamins and minerals

 

  1. Infections – Doctors miss infections, a lot. Parasitic infections are the most common type of infection I see in patients.  On top of parasitic infections, there are hidden bacterial infections and even viruses that start to break the body down.

 

  1. Food sensitivities – YES, YES, and YES!!! Many people suffer from food sensitivities and may not even know it.  Autoimmune patients ALL have some type of sensitivity, or multiple food sensitivities, that are affecting their health condition.

 

  1. Blood sugar stability – Blood sugar fluctuations will affect the adrenal glands, a couple of very important organs that regulate hormones in the body. If blood sugar is up and down, so is your energy.

 

  1. Liver health – Your liver plays a vital role in detoxification and hormone regulation. If your liver is not working well, energy loss is sure to occur.

 

BONUS…I also look at antibody markers to determine if someone is suffering from an autoimmune condition.  Patients routinely say, “My doctor told me my lab tests are normal, but I still don’t feel well”.  That is a sign that there is an underlining issue and someone needs to dig deeper.

 

Healing the Gut Lining

 

80% of your immune system is dependent upon a healthy functioning gut.  Once the gut lining breaks down, then all bets are off.  Most of the time this leads to an autoimmune condition.

 

Why does the gut lining break down?

 

  • Food allergens: this is one of the most common reasons why people’s gut lining breaks down, causing Leaky Gut Syndrome/Intestinal Permeability.
  • Adrenal gland stress: the adrenal glands are the STRESS GLANDS! Stress is one of the driving forces for autoimmune conditions and cancer, as they release hormones that can cause lots of destruction.  Show me a chronically sick patient, and I will show you someone with dysfunction of their adrenal glands.
  • Infections:infections destroy the gut lining.
  • Medications:antibiotics not only kill the bad guys, but they kill the good guys that help to absorb your vitamins and minerals, your gut flora.

 

Hidden Infections/Critters

 

Hidden infections are a HUGE culprit that cause energy loss.  As I mentioned above, parasitic infections are the most common infection I find in my patients, even after the patient has been to their “traditional doctor”.

 

Why do doctors miss these infections?  Simple, most basic blood tests are not sensitive enough to find deep rooted, hidden infections. 

 

Parasites (critters, as I like to refer to them) can be undetectable in basic blood work, and more in-depth stool testing is required (note: not all stool tests are created equal, either).

 

Bacterial infections, especially H. Pylori, wreak havoc on the stomach and the GI lining, affecting energy, and causing acid reflux/indigestion.

 

Viral infections are another MAJOR cause of energy loss.  A lot of people have heard of Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), commonly seen in athletes. 

 

After working with a ton of professional athletes that suffered from EBV, and having a fiancé that struggled with it, I can tell you that EBV is one of the worst viruses you can develop; sapping you of your energy to the point where you can’t even get out of bed, or walk up a flight of stairs. 

 

Don’t Eat That Food!!!

 

Be careful with what you are eating now-a-days.  The nutritional quality of food in the United States is poor.  Yes, we see more and more organic foods in the grocery stores, but there are companies out there (we won’t name names) that are only interested in one thing,  MONEY!

 

When money is the only driving force behind people’s motives, they will do anything it takes to make more, including putting poison on/in our food.

 

Don’t forget to note, that our foods have been genetically modified in order to increase supply, but our bodies don’t recognize these genetically modified foods, as food, anymore.

 

What happens when you put a foreign substance into your body that your body doesn’t recognize?  Your body attacks it and destroys it!  When the genetically modified grain is destroyed, inflammation is created which causes destruction o the GI lining. 

 

Anytime, someone reports a loss of energy, I always look at what they are eating.

 

Control Your Sugar!

 

Did you notice I didn’t say stop eating sugar?  That should be obvious, but many people eat a TON of sugar, and some don’t realize it.  Diabetics (Type II) are guilty of this, as lot of them eat an enormous amount of sugar, in the form of fruit.

 

What I said was, control your sugar!  Meaning, you need to stabilize your blood sugar throughout the day.  This means, eating frequently enough that you do not let your blood sugar (glucose) get low.  When it gets low, cortisol gets released, and large amounts of cortisol cause lots of inflammation.

 

Certain foods contribute to spikes in blood sugar as well, which is not ideal.  How someone eats, and when, is extremely important to their health.

 

Clean Out the Filter

 

Your body has a filter that gets clogged up, much like the lint filter in a dryer.  That filter is called, your liver.  If your liver, which helps to detoxify your blood and utilize hormones, gets clogged up, you will suffer B vitamin deficiency, emotional distress and even thyroid gland dysfunction.

 

Cleansing the liver is one thing almost every patient of mine goes through.  There are many different liver cleanses out there, so make sure to choose one that is doctor guided.

 

Lots to Think About

 

You probably thought I was going to tell you to eat a newly discovered berry and drink this special organic, fermented drink. 

 

Well, while those may help give a healthy person a boost of energy, they won’t help heal someone’s body that is suffering from some of the what we discussed.

 

If you, or someone you know, is struggling with energy loss, make sure they have a doctor that is looking at the 5 pieces of the puzzle above.

 

If you would like to read more about autoimmune conditions, download healthy recipes, or ask me any questions, head over to www.askdrking.com.

 

 

 

5 Secrets to Improving Your Energy

 

Energy loss is one of the most common symptoms I hear from patients.  We all could use more energy at some point during the day.  Heck, if you told me I could improve my energy by 20-25%, I would do whatever it took to acquire the boost.

 

After consulting with thousands of patients over the last 12-years, the number one cause of energy loss I have seen is due to autoimmune conditions.

 

Guess what?  Autoimmune conditions are on the rise!  Drastically, on the rise.  For example, there are over 20 million hypothyroid patients in the US.  90% of these patients are misdiagnosed and suffer from an autoimmune condition called Hashimoto’s Disease.  Energy loss is one of the most common symptoms in these thyroid patients. 

 

That is about 18,000,000 patients struggling with energy loss…and this is only one autoimmune condition.  There are over 80 types of autoimmune disease, that we know of. 

 

According to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA), there are over 50 million Americans struggling with autoimmune conditions.

 

Autoimmune is Autoimmune, and this means Energy Loss!

 

While I focus a lot of my attention on thyroid patients (my fiancé, step-father, mother-in-law and sister-in-law all have Hashimoto’s Disease), I continue to work with and consult patients with Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, and Type 1 Diabetes, to name a few.

 

When I begin evaluating patients with energy loss, I start by looking at 5 aspects of each patient’s health.  I like to call them the 5 pieces of the health puzzle.

 

People with low energy, will typically have one, if not more than one, of the following:

 

 

  1. Leaky Gut Syndrome – This is when the gut lining is inflamed, broken down, and not absorbing vitamins and minerals

 

  1. Infections – Doctors miss infections, a lot. Parasitic infections are the most common type of infection I see in patients.  On top of parasitic infections, there are hidden bacterial infections and even viruses that start to break the body down.

 

  1. Food sensitivities – YES, YES, and YES!!! Many people suffer from food sensitivities and may not even know it.  Autoimmune patients ALL have some type of sensitivity, or multiple food sensitivities, that are affecting their health condition.

 

  1. Blood sugar stability – Blood sugar fluctuations will affect the adrenal glands, a couple of very important organs that regulate hormones in the body. If blood sugar is up and down, so is your energy.

 

  1. Liver health – Your liver plays a vital role in detoxification and hormone regulation. If your liver is not working well, energy loss is sure to occur.

 

BONUS…I also look at antibody markers to determine if someone is suffering from an autoimmune condition.  Patients routinely say, “My doctor told me my lab tests are normal, but I still don’t feel well”.  That is a sign that there is an underlining issue and someone needs to dig deeper.

 

Healing the Gut Lining

 

80% of your immune system is dependent upon a healthy functioning gut.  Once the gut lining breaks down, then all bets are off.  Most of the time this leads to an autoimmune condition.

 

Why does the gut lining break down?

 

  • Food allergens: this is one of the most common reasons why people’s gut lining breaks down, causing Leaky Gut Syndrome/Intestinal Permeability.
  • Adrenal gland stress: the adrenal glands are the STRESS GLANDS! Stress is one of the driving forces for autoimmune conditions and cancer, as they release hormones that can cause lots of destruction.  Show me a chronically sick patient, and I will show you someone with dysfunction of their adrenal glands.
  • Infections:infections destroy the gut lining.
  • Medications:antibiotics not only kill the bad guys, but they kill the good guys that help to absorb your vitamins and minerals, your gut flora.

 

Hidden Infections/Critters

 

Hidden infections are a HUGE culprit that cause energy loss.  As I mentioned above, parasitic infections are the most common infection I find in my patients, even after the patient has been to their “traditional doctor”.

 

Why do doctors miss these infections?  Simple, most basic blood tests are not sensitive enough to find deep rooted, hidden infections. 

 

Parasites (critters, as I like to refer to them) can be undetectable in basic blood work, and more in-depth stool testing is required (note: not all stool tests are created equal, either).

 

Bacterial infections, especially H. Pylori, wreak havoc on the stomach and the GI lining, affecting energy, and causing acid reflux/indigestion.

 

Viral infections are another MAJOR cause of energy loss.  A lot of people have heard of Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), commonly seen in athletes. 

 

After working with a ton of professional athletes that suffered from EBV, and having a fiancé that struggled with it, I can tell you that EBV is one of the worst viruses you can develop; sapping you of your energy to the point where you can’t even get out of bed, or walk up a flight of stairs. 

 

Don’t Eat That Food!!!

 

Be careful with what you are eating now-a-days.  The nutritional quality of food in the United States is poor.  Yes, we see more and more organic foods in the grocery stores, but there are companies out there (we won’t name names) that are only interested in one thing,  MONEY!

 

When money is the only driving force behind people’s motives, they will do anything it takes to make more, including putting poison on/in our food.

 

Don’t forget to note, that our foods have been genetically modified in order to increase supply, but our bodies don’t recognize these genetically modified foods, as food, anymore.

 

What happens when you put a foreign substance into your body that your body doesn’t recognize?  Your body attacks it and destroys it!  When the genetically modified grain is destroyed, inflammation is created which causes destruction o the GI lining. 

 

Anytime, someone reports a loss of energy, I always look at what they are eating.

 

Control Your Sugar!

 

Did you notice I didn’t say stop eating sugar?  That should be obvious, but many people eat a TON of sugar, and some don’t realize it.  Diabetics (Type II) are guilty of this, as lot of them eat an enormous amount of sugar, in the form of fruit.

 

What I said was, control your sugar!  Meaning, you need to stabilize your blood sugar throughout the day.  This means, eating frequently enough that you do not let your blood sugar (glucose) get low.  When it gets low, cortisol gets released, and large amounts of cortisol cause lots of inflammation.

 

Certain foods contribute to spikes in blood sugar as well, which is not ideal.  How someone eats, and when, is extremely important to their health.

 

Clean Out the Filter

 

Your body has a filter that gets clogged up, much like the lint filter in a dryer.  That filter is called, your liver.  If your liver, which helps to detoxify your blood and utilize hormones, gets clogged up, you will suffer B vitamin deficiency, emotional distress and even thyroid gland dysfunction.

 

Cleansing the liver is one thing almost every patient of mine goes through.  There are many different liver cleanses out there, so make sure to choose one that is doctor guided.

 

Lots to Think About

 

You probably thought I was going to tell you to eat a newly discovered berry and drink this special organic, fermented drink. 

 

Well, while those may help give a healthy person a boost of energy, they won’t help heal someone’s body that is suffering from some of the what we discussed.

 

If you, or someone you know, is struggling with energy loss, make sure they have a doctor that is looking at the 5 pieces of the puzzle above.

 

If you would like to read more about autoimmune conditions, download healthy recipes, or ask me any questions, head over to www.askdrking.com.

 

 

 

Gluten Free Spinach/Quinoa Cakes

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Gluten Free Spinach/Quinoa Cakes

 

Are you tired of eating the same old snacks, day in and day out.  Well…me, too!  Today, I came up with a new twist on my spinach/quinoa cakes.  Plus, they are gluten, dairy and soy free (I don’t count eggs as dairy).

 

Here is how I made them:

 

Spinach cake: https://drpraegers.com/our-food/spinach-cakes/
Quinoa cake: http://qrunchfoods.com/
1 Avocado
1 Red onion – thinly sliced (1 slice per “cake”)
2 Pastured eggs
Vinegar

Bake your spinach/quinoa cakes in a toaster oven (or, the “big” oven). While this is warming up, slice a few pieces of your red onion (I place these directly on the cake), your avocado (placed on the onions), and begin heating your water to poach your egg.

I put a TBSP of vinegar in the boiling water and then crack open my eggs and drop into the boiling water.

Once your cakes are warm enough, and your eggs are done…layer your cake with the onion, avocado, and eggs.

I use cracked black pepper and pink salt on top of the egg!

I hope you enjoy!

Gluten Free Spinach/Quinoa Cakes

 

Are you tired of eating the same old snacks, day in and day out.  Well…me, too!  Today, I came up with a new twist on my spinach/quinoa cakes.  Plus, they are gluten, dairy and soy free (I don’t count eggs as dairy).

 

Here is how I made them:

 

Spinach cake: https://drpraegers.com/our-food/spinach-cakes/
Quinoa cake: http://qrunchfoods.com/
1 Avocado
1 Red onion – thinly sliced (1 slice per “cake”)
2 Pastured eggs
Vinegar

Bake your spinach/quinoa cakes in a toaster oven (or, the “big” oven). While this is warming up, slice a few pieces of your red onion (I place these directly on the cake), your avocado (placed on the onions), and begin heating your water to poach your egg.

I put a TBSP of vinegar in the boiling water and then crack open my eggs and drop into the boiling water.

Once your cakes are warm enough, and your eggs are done…layer your cake with the onion, avocado, and eggs.

I use cracked black pepper and pink salt on top of the egg!

I hope you enjoy!

Healthy Recipe Ideas…Plus, Bonus Tea Recipe

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I like to post our recipes as frequently as I can.  Lately, patients have asked, “Dr. King, can you combine your newest recipes in a PDF for us?”  Ask, and you shall receive!

 

Fill in your information below, and your PDF of my newest healthy recipes will be sent to you!  Enjoy!

Healthy Recipe Ideas…Plus, Bonus Tea Recipe

 

I like to post our recipes as frequently as I can.  Lately, patients have asked, “Dr. King, can you combine your newest recipes in a PDF for us?”  Ask, and you shall receive!

 

Fill in your information below, and your PDF of my newest healthy recipes will be sent to you!  Enjoy!

Awesome Webinar Notes: Eating Clean

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This Thursday at 7:00 PM CENTRAL, I will be teaching my first Livestream webinar on Facebook.  Many of you have asked for some notes to help guide you through the webinar.  Ask, and you shall receive!  Simply click on the highlighted text below for the PPT presentation.

EATING CLEAN PPT

 

I look forward to interacting with everyone tomorrow night!

Notes for AWESOME WEBINAR: Eating Clean

 

This Thursday at 7:00 PM CENTRAL, I will be teaching my first Livestream webinar on Facebook.  Many of you have asked for some notes to help guide you through the webinar.  Ask, and you shall receive!  Simply click on the highlighted text below for the PPT presentation.

EATING CLEAN PPT

 

I look forward to interacting with everyone tomorrow night!

Branzino and Trout Recipe

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Vegan to Pescatarian

 

For those of you who have been following my Facebook posts on Ask Dr. King, you know that about 2-months ago, Natasha and I, decided to eat like some of our Vegan friends.

 

Results?  We both felt AMAZING!  Downfall?  We both started losing hair, and lots of it.

 

Why the hair loss?  I firmly believe it was due to a lack of good fats, even though we were both taking EFAs.  So, we switched brands, which gave us a lot more good fats, while we added fish back into our eating lifestyle.

 

The crazy thing, neither one of us miss eating beef, bison, turkey or chicken…BUT, we really, really, really missed eating fish.  So, we are now Pescatarian!

 

Sunday night, Natasha’s mother came over for dinner (which she has Hashimoto’s Disease, Crohn’s Disease, and suffers from Stubbornness Disease) and we always try to feed her super healthy food because she will not do it herself.  So, we decided to have some of our favorite fish on the grill: trout and branzino!!!

 

For those that are unfamiliar with cooking fish, it is extremely easy to do (as long as you get the fish gutted from the market).

 

Here is how we prepared our dinner:

2 Trout and 1 Branzino…

 

 

  • Tons of olive oil inside/outside of the skin of the fish
  • Stuffed the fish with basil, rosemary, Thai basil, cilantro and sliced lemon.
  • Lots of Pink Salt and black pepper on the skin.

We cooked the fish on the grill, bringing the grill to almost 600 degrees. Make sure, make sure you coat the grill with a LOT of olive oil.

We cooked the trout for 4-minutes on each side, and the branzino for 6-minutes on each side.

Easy peasy!

We served with cauliflower mashed potatoes and asparagus.

 

Is Eating Vegan Bad?

 

I don’t think so, at all.  As long as you can get adequate amounts of protein, EFAs/Omegas, and B Vitamins in you, you should be just fine.  Variety can be tough, and sometimes eating the same foods becomes rather monotonous.  However, the benefits of eating plant based were noticeable for me within the first 2-weeks.

 

I had been off my bike (for those that don’t know, I am a huge cycling enthusiast: road, mountain…anything with two wheels) for almost 6-months.  If any of you are cyclists, you know your cycling fitness goes down dramatically within a time frame such as 6-months, heck…even two weeks!

 

I started eating Vegan at the same time I was getting back to cycling.  OMGoodness…my fitness levels were coming back VERY, VERY quickly.  I recovered faster, even on the bike.  What that means is when you are pushing yourself to the max, you can only do that for so long (30-45 seconds for some, and 1-5 minutes for others) before you must drop back in the group and recover before pushing again.

 

I noticed that I was able to recover a lot faster than I did in the past, and then was able to move back to the front of the group and “do work”.  This is very much welcomed.  Even the cyclists that saw me on my first couple of group rides started to take notice.

 

My breathing cleared up, as I have always been congested on one side of my nose!  I would like to say I got better looking…LOLOL…but, that would be wishful thinking.  I did lose a couple of pounds, but that was to be expected.  Eating vegetables was actually a lot of fun.  We had to learn how to prepare them in different ways; i.e. cooking squash and zucchini using the Vegetable Spiralizer vs. grilling them.  I swear, cooking vegetables on the grill vs. on the stove, vs. baking them, will change the way you perceive that vegetable.

 

We jumped on Google and researched different recipes to help us during the 30 (50)-day challenge.

 

Feeling Tired

 

There were days where I would feel tired and run down.  However, those were also the days I was not good about taking my B-vitamins!!!  Make sure, make sure, make sure…that you are getting enough B vitamins and EFAs/Omegas if you decide to eat Vegan.

 

I firmly believe we could have kept eating that way, if it wasn’t for ME freaking out about losing hair.  I have NEVER had a hair loss problem, and no one in my family has either.  So, that was scaring the crap out of me.  We recently added in the fish, and I will provide an update in a couple weeks after our hair has stopped falling out! HA

 

There ya have it…my take on being Vegan.

Vegan to Pescatarian

 

For those of you who have been following my Facebook posts on Ask Dr. King, you know that about 2-months ago, Natasha and I, decided to eat like some of our Vegan friends.

 

Results?  We both felt AMAZING!  Downfall?  We both started losing hair, and lots of it.

 

Why the hair loss?  I firmly believe it was due to a lack of good fats, even though we were both taking EFAs.  So, we switched brands, which gave us a lot more good fats, while we added fish back into our eating lifestyle.

 

The crazy thing, neither one of us miss eating beef, bison, turkey or chicken…BUT, we really, really, really missed eating fish.  So, we are now Pescatarian!

 

Sunday night, Natasha’s mother came over for dinner (which she has Hashimoto’s Disease, Crohn’s Disease, and suffers from Stubbornness Disease) and we always try to feed her super healthy food because she will not do it herself.  So, we decided to have some of our favorite fish on the grill: trout and branzino!!!

 

For those that are unfamiliar with cooking fish, it is extremely easy to do (as long as you get the fish gutted from the market).

 

Here is how we prepared our dinner:

2 Trout and 1 Branzino…

 

 

  • Tons of olive oil inside/outside of the skin of the fish
  • Stuffed the fish with basil, rosemary, Thai basil, cilantro and sliced lemon.
  • Lots of Pink Salt and black pepper on the skin.

We cooked the fish on the grill, bringing the grill to almost 600 degrees. Make sure, make sure you coat the grill with a LOT of olive oil.

We cooked the trout for 4-minutes on each side, and the branzino for 6-minutes on each side.

Easy peasy!

We served with cauliflower mashed potatoes and asparagus.

 

Is Eating Vegan Bad?

 

I don’t think so, at all.  As long as you can get adequate amounts of protein, EFAs/Omegas, and B Vitamins in you, you should be just fine.  Variety can be tough, and sometimes eating the same foods becomes rather monotonous.  However, the benefits of eating plant based were noticeable for me within the first 2-weeks.

 

I had been off my bike (for those that don’t know, I am a huge cycling enthusiast: road, mountain…anything with two wheels) for almost 6-months.  If any of you are cyclists, you know your cycling fitness goes down dramatically within a time frame such as 6-months, heck…even two weeks!

 

I started eating Vegan at the same time I was getting back to cycling.  OMGoodness…my fitness levels were coming back VERY, VERY quickly.  I recovered faster, even on the bike.  What that means is when you are pushing yourself to the max, you can only do that for so long (30-45 seconds for some, and 1-5 minutes for others) before you must drop back in the group and recover before pushing again.

 

I noticed that I was able to recover a lot faster than I did in the past, and then was able to move back to the front of the group and “do work”.  This is very much welcomed.  Even the cyclists that saw me on my first couple of group rides started to take notice.

 

My breathing cleared up, as I have always been congested on one side of my nose!  I would like to say I got better looking…LOLOL…but, that would be wishful thinking.  I did lose a couple of pounds, but that was to be expected.  Eating vegetables was actually a lot of fun.  We had to learn how to prepare them in different ways; i.e. cooking squash and zucchini using the Vegetable Spiralizer vs. grilling them.  I swear, cooking vegetables on the grill vs. on the stove, vs. baking them, will change the way you perceive that vegetable.

 

We jumped on Google and researched different recipes to help us during the 30 (50)-day challenge.

 

Feeling Tired

 

There were days where I would feel tired and run down.  However, those were also the days I was not good about taking my B-vitamins!!!  Make sure, make sure, make sure…that you are getting enough B vitamins and EFAs/Omegas if you decide to eat Vegan.

 

I firmly believe we could have kept eating that way, if it wasn’t for ME freaking out about losing hair.  I have NEVER had a hair loss problem, and no one in my family has either.  So, that was scaring the crap out of me.  We recently added in the fish, and I will provide an update in a couple weeks after our hair has stopped falling out! HA

 

There ya have it…my take on being Vegan.

Dr. King’s Webinar #1

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Dr. King’s 1st Webinar…Are You Ready?

 

The date is quickly approaching: Thursday, 24th at 7:00 PM Central.

 

Topics to be discussed:

  • Why eating “clean” is important to healing and surviving!
  • Can a person overcome (heal) their autoimmune condition by changing their foods?
  • How can I explain my lifestyle changes to my doctors without them thinking I am crazy?
  • I am on a gluten free diet.  Is there any harm in having my “healthy” children eating the same way?
  • What are the top 3-5 supplements we all should take to continue to ‘thrive and survive’?

Here is the cool part, the webinar will be on Facebook’s Livestream!  Why?  It is probably the easiest platform to use, for everyone.  Plus, most people all have Facebook accounts (if not, the webinar will be worth setting up an account 🙂  ).

How to Watch!

Super simple…just  Click Here  and you will be taken to my Fan Page, Ask Dr. King.  The video should be at the top of your screen (some people may have to scroll down just a little bit).

 

Now the fun part!  You can ask me live questions during the event.  If you can’t catch the live event, the videos will be saved for watching later…PLUS, you can even ask me questiond after the event when you are watching the saved video.

 

Pretty snazzy!

 

If you are not on my email list (which I send out reminders, recipes, etc.), notify me so you don’t miss out on all the great educational materials I have been pumping out.

 

I look forward to speaking with those attendees on Thursday night!

 

CLICK HERE TO JOIN WEBINAR

Dr. King’s 1st Webinar…Are You Ready?

 

The date is quickly approaching: Thursday, 24th at 7:00 PM Central.

 

Topics to be discussed:

  • Why eating “clean” is important to healing and surviving!
  • Can a person overcome (heal) their autoimmune condition by changing their foods?
  • How can I explain my lifestyle changes to my doctors without them thinking I am crazy?
  • I am on a gluten free diet.  Is there any harm in having my “healthy” children eating the same way?
  • What are the top 3-5 supplements we all should take to continue to ‘thrive and survive’?

Here is the cool part, the webinar will be on Facebook’s Livestream!  Why?  It is probably the easiest platform to use, for everyone.  Plus, most people all have Facebook accounts (if not, the webinar will be worth setting up an account 🙂  ).

How to Watch!

Super simple…just  Click Here  and you will be taken to my Fan Page, Ask Dr. King.  The video should be at the top of your screen (some people may have to scroll down just a little bit).

 

Now the fun part!  You can ask me live questions during the event.  If you can’t catch the live event, the videos will be saved for watching later…PLUS, you can even ask me questiond after the event when you are watching the saved video.

 

Pretty snazzy!

 

If you are not on my email list (which I send out reminders, recipes, etc.), notify me so you don’t miss out on all the great educational materials I have been pumping out.

 

I look forward to speaking with those attendees on Thursday night!

 

CLICK HERE TO JOIN WEBINAR

Food sensitivities, Lifestyle Changes and Children Eating Healthy

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Food Sensitivities, Lifestyle Changes and Children Eating Healthy!

 

Earlier this week, I sent an email asking everyone to send in questions they would like me to cover on my first webinar.  I had an overwhelming response to that email, to the point I believe we will have a couple of webinars based off the questions that came in, ranging from: food sensitivities, lifestyle changes and children eating healthy.

 

It can be difficult for me to come up with topics that YOU may want to hear, or read about.  So, thank you for submitting your questions.

 

I Want to Answer Some Questions Now!

 

Question:  Can a person overcome autoimmune illness WITHOUT changing their diet?

 

Answer: I highly doubt it!  I will go as far as saying, absolutely NO WAY!  I will elaborate:

 

Autoimmune conditions are triggered, or turned on, for several reasons, and one of them is food sensitivities.   Through science, we know that certain foods have molecular structures that are similar to organ tissue.  A great example of this is thyroid tissue and gluten.  The molecular structure of gluten is very similar to thyroid tissue.  Autoimmune thyroid (Hashimoto’s Disease) patients will react to gluten, and when this happens, the body not only goes after destroying the gluten substance in the body, but the immune system also attacks the thyroid gland.

Some doctors call it mimicry, and it happens with other foods that are considered cross-reactive (i.e. rice, buckwheat, and quinoa, to name a few).

 

Question:  Can autoimmune conditions be managed without healing the gut?

 

Answer: Again, I highly doubt it.  Why?  80% of the immune system is located in the gastro-intestinal tract.  Once this gets broken down, autoimmune conditions, even cancer, can turn on.  If the GI lining is broken down, you must heal the lining in order for the immune system to stop attacking the body.

 

Keep in mind, in order to heal the GI lining, you must stop poisoning it.

 

“But Dr. King, I don’t drink poison!”  Cool, but foods and medications can be poison as well.

 

Almost everyone knows that antibiotics can destroy the stomach and the gut.  Too much Mortin will eat a hole into the stomach.  If you break down the stomach and gut lining, your body WILL NOT heal.

 

Question: How long do I have to stay away from inflammatory foods?

 

Answer:  I will be very honest, I have NEVER understood this question.  If you understand that inflammatory foods break the body down and cause inflammation, WHY would you want to add those foods back in?

 

I know, I know…because those foods taste good and they are easy to cook/buy.  But my goodness, why put poison back into your body that contributed to destroying the body in the first place?

 

I compare it to alcoholics (my uncle was an alcoholic and drank himself into a brain aneurysm, so this hits close to home).  Imagine this: an alcoholic destroys their liver to the point they need a new liver, and they are LUCKY enough to somehow get a liver transplant because they sobered up…but, they went back to drinking with the new liver.  Tis Tis!

 

You can probably see the correlation.

 

Diet = D.I.E.

 

No one sticks to diets, and I hate using that word.  I like to tell patients to focus on their lifestyle.  If you begin to change your habits, those habits will turn into long term changes within you.

 

Here is one example: Our culture seems preoccupied with instantaneous results.  For example, we can jump on the internet and find answers to most questions, without ever picking up a book and reading.  AND…this can be done on a phone!

 

Patience is a Virtue…and Not Many of us Have it!

 

Healing takes time!  The body didn’t break down over night, or over a period of a month, so don’t expect it to heal in that time frame.

 

Crazy story…I spoke with a patient today, and I asked her questions about her health history, and she tells me that she had been asking her doctor to look deeper into her thyroid condition for almost 10 YEARS!!!!  She had been struggling with weight loss for 10-years and she had a feeling her thyroid played a role.  Guess what?  She was right!  She has Hashimoto’s Disease.

 

Not only that, but when she was 21-years old, she had a partial hysterectomy due to cancer!  She is now in her mid-30’s, and I am going to help heal her body from damage that was created when she was in her teenage years!  Unbelievable!

 

The body doesn’t heal overnight!

 

Question: Is it problematic to put my healthy children on a gluten free diet?

 

Answer: I am not trying to be a smart-butt with this answer, but I don’t let my French Bulldogs eat gluten!  Heck, I could eat their dog food, it is that healthy.

 

Gluten, in our country, is genetically modified to the point that our body does not recognize it as normal “food” anymore, but a foreign invader.

 

Wheat has been hybridized (genetically modified) to keep pests/insects from destroying the crop, to produce a greater yield, due to supply and demand.  The herbicides and pesticides that are used on the wheat crops, to also help protect the crop, are toxic to our body.  Now imagine giving toxins to young children, who are still growing and developing.  How about just a little tiny amount, the size of a pen point?  No, not even the tiniest amount?  If you are letting your child eat wheat in the states, you are essentially doing this.

Remember, I grew up in the country and was surrounded by farmers’ fields…I know what goes on.  Heck, my father was a crop duster for years before he was in the military!  He was contributing to our very demise!

 

White Bread vs. Others…

 

I will make a deal with you, I can live with your children eating WHITE bread, not SPROUTED or 100% WHOLE GRAIN, as long as the bread’s expiration date is the same as it’s manufactured date.

 

I will say that a different way.  Your child can eat bread if it was cooked that same day, make sure it is sourdough.  Why?  Because of the process fresh bread goes through.  The rising, fermentation, of the bread helps to break down lectins in the wheat (what people react to), along with bacteria.  You will find certain bakeries open at 4:00 AM, preparing their day’s bread.  Once they are out, they are out.  Heck, some bakeries will not sell you day old bread because it is already spoiling.

 

Now that is some good bread.

 

Would I prefer your children stay away from bread all together?  Yes.  I would much rather you guys go to Italy and pig out on all the bread, croissants and pies (pizza) that you want.  Why?  Their wheat is substantially different than our wheat (healthier, and I know this first hand).

 

Hungry, yet? 

 

Where does this leave us…well…. hopefully, with a little more clarity than before.  However, I will go into more depth with these same questions on our webinar.

 

Don’t worry, I will send out links next week for the webinar, but it will be on Thursday evening at 7:00 Central (and it will be recorded for those that can’t make the live event).

 

25 spots available

 

For my first webinar, it is limited to 25 attendees!  Why, because these dang webinar companies charge an arm and a leg to host these gigs.  With that being said, if I have a huge demand, I will increase the number of attendees (more cost for me, free to you J).

 

For right now, it is open to the first 25 people to log on.  DON’T WORRY…I will send out more information next week.  The benefit of being on the webinar, you will be able to submit LIVE questions!

 

Keep an eye on your inbox early next week for the information on how to log on, LIVE, to…

 

Dr. King’s Life Changing Webinar Series

 

 

 

 

Food Sensitivities, Lifestyle Changes and Children Eating Healthy!

 

Earlier this week, I sent an email asking everyone to send in questions they would like me to cover on my first webinar.  I had an overwhelming response to that email, to the point I believe we will have a couple of webinars based off the questions that came in, ranging from: food sensitivities, lifestyle changes and children eating healthy.

 

It can be difficult for me to come up with topics that YOU may want to hear, or read about.  So, thank you for submitting your questions.

 

I Want to Answer Some Questions Now!

 

Question:  Can a person overcome autoimmune illness WITHOUT changing their diet?

 

Answer: I highly doubt it!  I will go as far as saying, absolutely NO WAY!  I will elaborate:

 

Autoimmune conditions are triggered, or turned on, for several reasons, and one of them is food sensitivities.   Through science, we know that certain foods have molecular structures that are similar to organ tissue.  A great example of this is thyroid tissue and gluten.  The molecular structure of gluten is very similar to thyroid tissue.  Autoimmune thyroid (Hashimoto’s Disease) patients will react to gluten, and when this happens, the body not only goes after destroying the gluten substance in the body, but the immune system also attacks the thyroid gland.

Some doctors call it mimicry, and it happens with other foods that are considered cross-reactive (i.e. rice, buckwheat, and quinoa, to name a few).

 

Question:  Can autoimmune conditions be managed without healing the gut?

 

Answer: Again, I highly doubt it.  Why?  80% of the immune system is located in the gastro-intestinal tract.  Once this gets broken down, autoimmune conditions, even cancer, can turn on.  If the GI lining is broken down, you must heal the lining in order for the immune system to stop attacking the body.

 

Keep in mind, in order to heal the GI lining, you must stop poisoning it.

 

“But Dr. King, I don’t drink poison!”  Cool, but foods and medications can be poison as well.

 

Almost everyone knows that antibiotics can destroy the stomach and the gut.  Too much Mortin will eat a hole into the stomach.  If you break down the stomach and gut lining, your body WILL NOT heal.

 

Question: How long do I have to stay away from inflammatory foods?

 

Answer:  I will be very honest, I have NEVER understood this question.  If you understand that inflammatory foods break the body down and cause inflammation, WHY would you want to add those foods back in?

 

I know, I know…because those foods taste good and they are easy to cook/buy.  But my goodness, why put poison back into your body that contributed to destroying the body in the first place?

 

I compare it to alcoholics (my uncle was an alcoholic and drank himself into a brain aneurysm, so this hits close to home).  Imagine this: an alcoholic destroys their liver to the point they need a new liver, and they are LUCKY enough to somehow get a liver transplant because they sobered up…but, they went back to drinking with the new liver.  Tis Tis!

 

You can probably see the correlation.

 

Diet = D.I.E.

 

No one sticks to diets, and I hate using that word.  I like to tell patients to focus on their lifestyle.  If you begin to change your habits, those habits will turn into long term changes within you.

 

Here is one example: Our culture seems preoccupied with instantaneous results.  For example, we can jump on the internet and find answers to most questions, without ever picking up a book and reading.  AND…this can be done on a phone!

 

Patience is a Virtue…and Not Many of us Have it!

 

Healing takes time!  The body didn’t break down over night, or over a period of a month, so don’t expect it to heal in that time frame.

 

Crazy story…I spoke with a patient today, and I asked her questions about her health history, and she tells me that she had been asking her doctor to look deeper into her thyroid condition for almost 10 YEARS!!!!  She had been struggling with weight loss for 10-years and she had a feeling her thyroid played a role.  Guess what?  She was right!  She has Hashimoto’s Disease.

 

Not only that, but when she was 21-years old, she had a partial hysterectomy due to cancer!  She is now in her mid-30’s, and I am going to help heal her body from damage that was created when she was in her teenage years!  Unbelievable!

 

The body doesn’t heal overnight!

 

Question: Is it problematic to put my healthy children on a gluten free diet?

 

Answer: I am not trying to be a smart-butt with this answer, but I don’t let my French Bulldogs eat gluten!  Heck, I could eat their dog food, it is that healthy.

 

Gluten, in our country, is genetically modified to the point that our body does not recognize it as normal “food” anymore, but a foreign invader.

 

Wheat has been hybridized (genetically modified) to keep pests/insects from destroying the crop, to produce a greater yield, due to supply and demand.  The herbicides and pesticides that are used on the wheat crops, to also help protect the crop, are toxic to our body.  Now imagine giving toxins to young children, who are still growing and developing.  How about just a little tiny amount, the size of a pen point?  No, not even the tiniest amount?  If you are letting your child eat wheat in the states, you are essentially doing this.

Remember, I grew up in the country and was surrounded by farmers’ fields…I know what goes on.  Heck, my father was a crop duster for years before he was in the military!  He was contributing to our very demise!

 

White Bread vs. Others…

 

I will make a deal with you, I can live with your children eating WHITE bread, not SPROUTED or 100% WHOLE GRAIN, as long as the bread’s expiration date is the same as it’s manufactured date.

 

I will say that a different way.  Your child can eat bread if it was cooked that same day, make sure it is sourdough.  Why?  Because of the process fresh bread goes through.  The rising, fermentation, of the bread helps to break down lectins in the wheat (what people react to), along with bacteria.  You will find certain bakeries open at 4:00 AM, preparing their day’s bread.  Once they are out, they are out.  Heck, some bakeries will not sell you day old bread because it is already spoiling.

 

Now that is some good bread.

 

Would I prefer your children stay away from bread all together?  Yes.  I would much rather you guys go to Italy and pig out on all the bread, croissants and pies (pizza) that you want.  Why?  Their wheat is substantially different than our wheat (healthier, and I know this first hand).

 

Hungry, yet? 

 

Where does this leave us…well…. hopefully, with a little more clarity than before.  However, I will go into more depth with these same questions on our webinar.

 

Don’t worry, I will send out links next week for the webinar, but it will be on Thursday evening at 7:00 Central (and it will be recorded for those that can’t make the live event).

 

25 spots available

 

For my first webinar, it is limited to 25 attendees!  Why, because these dang webinar companies charge an arm and a leg to host these gigs.  With that being said, if I have a huge demand, I will increase the number of attendees (more cost for me, free to you J).

 

For right now, it is open to the first 25 people to log on.  DON’T WORRY…I will send out more information next week.  The benefit of being on the webinar, you will be able to submit LIVE questions!

 

Keep an eye on your inbox early next week for the information on how to log on, LIVE, to…

 

Dr. King’s Life Changing Webinar Series

 

 

 

 

Cooking Okra, A New Way

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Cooking Okra, A New Way!

 

Growing up visiting my grandparents in Mississippi, they ALWAYS cooked a ton of vegetables!  I am talking, a massive amount.  My grandfather grew his own vegetables ranging from butter beans, corn, tomatoes, okra, squash, peppers, eggplant, etc.

 

I remember sitting with a big stainless-steel bowl, helping my grandmother shuck butter beans while we watched the Atlanta Braves play baseball.

 

Although I loved eating vegetables, the one vegetable I would NOT eat, was okra…unless, it was fried!  Mmmmmm…fried okra!  I could eat an entire bowl like it was popcorn.

 

My grandparents liked to boil their okra.  To me, that was like eating snot!  YUCK!  Fried = little pieces of heaven.

 

Baked/Broiled

 

The other day Natasha and I were walking through the grocery store and saw a container full of organic okra.  So, we decided to find a new way to prepare the okra (we aren’t frying our food anymore).

 

The fun aspect of eating lots of vegetables is preparing them in new/different ways.  Our “ah ha” moment…we would split them in half, bake them, and then broil for a few moments to give them that toasted/fried taste.

 

After a quick wash, splitting them down the middle (Natasha likes the stems left on, but not I), sprinkling with olive oil/pink salt/black pepper…they were thrown in the oven.

 

Roughly 15-20 minutes later, we had some amazing tasting okra.  I really liked the dichotomy of the crunchiness combined with the “sliminess”. 

 

Give it a go, and let me know what you think!  The following pictures are the other veggies we prepared to go with the okra: yellow squash, spaghetti squash, and portabella mushrooms/onions.

Yellow Squash and okra

Spaghetti Squash

Portobello Mushrooms/Vidalia Onions

Cooking Okra, A New Way!

 

Growing up visiting my grandparents in Mississippi, they ALWAYS cooked a ton of vegetables!  I am talking, a massive amount.  My grandfather grew his own vegetables ranging from butter beans, corn, tomatoes, okra, squash, peppers, eggplant, etc.

 

I remember sitting with a big stainless-steel bowl, helping my grandmother shuck butter beans while we watched the Atlanta Braves play baseball.

 

Although I loved eating vegetables, the one vegetable I would NOT eat, was okra…unless, it was fried!  Mmmmmm…fried okra!  I could eat an entire bowl like it was popcorn.

 

My grandparents liked to boil their okra.  To me, that was like eating snot!  YUCK!  Fried = little pieces of heaven.

 

Baked/Broiled

 

The other day Natasha and I were walking through the grocery store and saw a container full of organic okra.  So, we decided to find a new way to prepare the okra (we aren’t frying our food anymore).

 

The fun aspect of eating lots of vegetables is preparing them in new/different ways.  Our “ah ha” moment…we would split them in half, bake them, and then broil for a few moments to give them that toasted/fried taste.

 

After a quick wash, splitting them down the middle (Natasha likes the stems left on, but not I), sprinkling with olive oil/pink salt/black pepper…they were thrown in the oven.

 

Roughly 15-20 minutes later, we had some amazing tasting okra.  I really liked the dichotomy of the crunchiness combined with the “sliminess”. 

 

Give it a go, and let me know what you think!  The following pictures are the other veggies we prepared to go with the okra: yellow squash, spaghetti squash, and portabella mushrooms/onions.

Yellow Squash and okra

Spaghetti Squash

Portobello Mushrooms/Vidalia Onions

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!

 

 

Does Your Thyroid Gland Need To Be Removed?

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Does Your Thyroid Gland Need To Be Removed?

 

In the last two days, I had two patients contact me, asking if their thyroid gland should be removed.

 

Patient #1

 

Years ago, after the doctors first told her she had hypothyroidism, then hyperthyroidism, and finally, the correct diagnosis of Hashimoto’s Disease (4 years after the original, incorrect diagnosis)…the doctors told her “eventually, you will need to have your thyroid gland removed”!

 

WHAT??? WHY?

 

Do you want to know the answer?  It is quite simple, really.  I do not mean any disrespect to the endocrinologists out there, BUT…most have not a clue on managing Hashimoto’s Disease.  Their training is in writing prescriptions or surgery.  Endocrinologists are NOT trained in managing autoimmune disease of the thyroid, naturally.

 

Natrually? 

 

Dr. King, are you saying there are ways to control the attacks, Naturally?  Yes, I am!

 

Patient #2

 

I have helped this patient manage her thyroid condition for almost 6 months.  Her doctors told her she needed surgery because there are nodules on her thyroid.

 

Just because there are nodules, does NOT mean the thyroid needs to be removed.  She sought my care to help prevent her thyroid from being cut out.  My goal was to keep the nodules the same in size, or see them decrease in size.  Either situation, I told the patient, would be a WIN!

 

Results of the second ultrasound…no changes in size!  Great!  That is a win.  Sometimes the nodules will not shrink in size.  Have I seen that happen?  Yes.  Does it happen on every patient?  No.

 

This patient did NOT have Hashimoto’s Disease.  Her antibody levels have been negative each time I have checked.  The thyroid markers (TSH, T4, T3, fT4, fT3, FTI, and T3U) were all perfect!  Her WBCs look great (her immune markers).

 

So, why perform a thyroidectomy?  “Just in case there is cancer” the endocrinologist says.   Which, I do understand their thinking, as they can’t guarantee there is not cancer in the thyroid gland’s tissue.  However, they can’t guarantee that when they remove the thyroid, everything is fine, either.

 

So, the options are:

  • Remove the thyroid in hopes it removes cancer
  • Remove the thyroid, and if there is not cancer, great! But now, you have one less organ, and vital organ at that.

Hmmmm…I am not an oncologist, but I want to keep as many organs as I was born with.  Don’t you?

 

Scare Tactics

 

But, those doctors can be very convincing; sometimes, going as far as telling patients they will not continue seeing them as a patient if the patient does NOT have the surgery!

 

Doctors dismiss patients all of the time because the patient decides to not have a surgery (un-needed surgery).  Are you FREAKING kidding me?

 

What about CANCER, Dr. King?

 

Great questions.  A biopsy was performed on Patient #2.  Results, inconvlusive.

 

With cancer, there are typically, RED FLAG markers that give doctors warning signs about cancer.  In this patient, nada.  Nothing!  No red flags at all.

 

Do I think it is cancer?  No.  Do I think she should have her thyroid cut out?  No

 

A similar situation happended with my mother years ago.  She had a full body scan done at her local doctor’s office.  They saw something on the scan that made them feel as if my mother had cancer!

 

That was a horrible call to be on the other end of!  It was NOT cancer!  They freaked my mother out for nothing.  Her blood work came back, almost perfect.

 

Do Not Let Them Scare You

 

Listen, it happens, more than you know.  I have had too many patients crying, literally, crying to me that the doctor scared them.  In a lot of the situations, the doctors were completely in the wrong.  Completely!

 

Please, get a second opinion, third opinion, heck, even a forth opinion of necessary, but don’t let them just cut your thyroid gland out.  CALL ME, if you need someone to discuss this with.

But, Dr. King, I Already Had My Thyroid Removed!

 

It is ok. You can still live a NORMAL life, even though you do not have your thyroid gland.  My father is in the same boat.  His doctors “accidentally” destroyed his thyroid when he went through radiation years and years ago for throat cancer.

 

How Is Your Dad Doing?

 

He regularly cycles 100-200 miles per WEEK!  Oh, he is 69 years old!  How many 69-year olds do you know logging those miles on bicycle?  Not many!  My father is in great shape, as I have helped to manage his health for almost 11 years since his cancer.

 

He takes a natural T3 product, and I check his thyroid markers every 3-months.

 

Oh, he is also a pilot that fights those gigantic fires you see on TV.  Still kicking behind at 69-years old.

 

What to Do…

 

If you are going through a similar situation, and your doctors are pushing to have your thyroid/part of your thyroid removed, give me a call and let’s talk.  You may have other options.

 

Don’t let the doctors scare you.  Not everyone needs to have organs removed.  Call me and we can discuss things further: (866) Drking-1

Does Your Thyroid Gland Need To Be Removed?

 

In the last two days, I had two patients contact me, asking if their thyroid gland should be removed.

 

Patient #1

 

Years ago, after the doctors first told her she had hypothyroidism, then hyperthyroidism, and finally, the correct diagnosis of Hashimoto’s Disease (4 years after the original, incorrect diagnosis)…the doctors told her “eventually, you will need to have your thyroid gland removed”!

 

WHAT??? WHY?

 

Do you want to know the answer?  It is quite simple, really.  I do not mean any disrespect to the endocrinologists out there, BUT…most have not a clue on managing Hashimoto’s Disease.  Their training is in writing prescriptions or surgery.  Endocrinologists are NOT trained in managing autoimmune disease of the thyroid, naturally.

 

Natrually? 

 

Dr. King, are you saying there are ways to control the attacks, Naturally?  Yes, I am!

 

Patient #2

 

I have helped this patient manage her thyroid condition for almost 6 months.  Her doctors told her she needed surgery because there are nodules on her thyroid.

 

Just because there are nodules, does NOT mean the thyroid needs to be removed.  She sought my care to help prevent her thyroid from being cut out.  My goal was to keep the nodules the same in size, or see them decrease in size.  Either situation, I told the patient, would be a WIN!

 

Results of the second ultrasound…no changes in size!  Great!  That is a win.  Sometimes the nodules will not shrink in size.  Have I seen that happen?  Yes.  Does it happen on every patient?  No.

 

This patient did NOT have Hashimoto’s Disease.  Her antibody levels have been negative each time I have checked.  The thyroid markers (TSH, T4, T3, fT4, fT3, FTI, and T3U) were all perfect!  Her WBCs look great (her immune markers).

 

So, why perform a thyroidectomy?  “Just in case there is cancer” the endocrinologist says.   Which, I do understand their thinking, as they can’t guarantee there is not cancer in the thyroid gland’s tissue.  However, they can’t guarantee that when they remove the thyroid, everything is fine, either.

 

So, the options are:

  • Remove the thyroid in hopes it removes cancer
  • Remove the thyroid, and if there is not cancer, great! But now, you have one less organ, and vital organ at that.

Hmmmm…I am not an oncologist, but I want to keep as many organs as I was born with.  Don’t you?

 

Scare Tactics

 

But, those doctors can be very convincing; sometimes, going as far as telling patients they will not continue seeing them as a patient if the patient does NOT have the surgery!

 

Doctors dismiss patients all of the time because the patient decides to not have a surgery (un-needed surgery).  Are you FREAKING kidding me?

 

What about CANCER, Dr. King?

 

Great questions.  A biopsy was performed on Patient #2.  Results, inconvlusive.

 

With cancer, there are typically, RED FLAG markers that give doctors warning signs about cancer.  In this patient, nada.  Nothing!  No red flags at all.

 

Do I think it is cancer?  No.  Do I think she should have her thyroid cut out?  No

 

A similar situation happended with my mother years ago.  She had a full body scan done at her local doctor’s office.  They saw something on the scan that made them feel as if my mother had cancer!

 

That was a horrible call to be on the other end of!  It was NOT cancer!  They freaked my mother out for nothing.  Her blood work came back, almost perfect.

 

Do Not Let Them Scare You

 

Listen, it happens, more than you know.  I have had too many patients crying, literally, crying to me that the doctor scared them.  In a lot of the situations, the doctors were completely in the wrong.  Completely!

 

Please, get a second opinion, third opinion, heck, even a forth opinion of necessary, but don’t let them just cut your thyroid gland out.  CALL ME, if you need someone to discuss this with.

But, Dr. King, I Already Had My Thyroid Removed!

 

It is ok. You can still live a NORMAL life, even though you do not have your thyroid gland.  My father is in the same boat.  His doctors “accidentally” destroyed his thyroid when he went through radiation years and years ago for throat cancer.

 

How Is Your Dad Doing?

 

He regularly cycles 100-200 miles per WEEK!  Oh, he is 69 years old!  How many 69-year olds do you know logging those miles on bicycle?  Not many!  My father is in great shape, as I have helped to manage his health for almost 11 years since his cancer.

 

He takes a natural T3 product, and I check his thyroid markers every 3-months.

 

Oh, he is also a pilot that fights those gigantic fires you see on TV.  Still kicking behind at 69-years old.

 

What to Do…

 

If you are going through a similar situation, and your doctors are pushing to have your thyroid/part of your thyroid removed, give me a call and let’s talk.  You may have other options.

 

Don’t let the doctors scare you.  Not everyone needs to have organs removed.  Call me and we can discuss things further: (866) Drking-1

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