Is Your Jet Lag Really Altitude Sickness?

Those with health conditions may be more prone to symptoms of Jet Lag, which are remarkably similar to Altitude Sickness. The common explanation for Jet Lag is Time Zone changes. Here is a different take on it. For the duration of the flight, you are sitting in a Hypobaric Chamber. That is the opposite of…

Lectins Cause Mitochondria Damage

Phytohemagglutinins (PHA) Lectins bind to Mitochondria triggering a mitochondria-mediated apoptosis causing cells to age-prematurely. Symptoms of Mitochondrial Damage such as fatigue, muscle pain, shortness of breath, and abdominal pain can easily be mistaken for collagen or vascular disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, or psychosomatic illness.  Mitochondrial damage is poorly diagnosed, and when symptoms do occur, they can run…

Blue Blockers Stimulate the Chemical of Darkness

Melatonin is the ‘‘Chemical Signal of Darkness’’. Because the duration of melatonin production is the neurochemical signal for the annual change in night length,, wearing Blue Blocker Glasses increases the duration of the “biological night”. Melatonin Is Linked to Anti-Oxidants in Studies If the only studies you read are linking melatonin to anti-oxidant and that…

Immune Cells Produce TSH

The Pituitary is not the only producer of TSH. Invasive Bacterial species promote T-cell differentiation, which cause lymphocyte production of an immunoreactive Thyrotropin (irTSH). Low serum thyroxine (T4) levels and increased thyrotropin (TSH) polymorphism suggests an impaired Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Thyroid axis (HPT).   Though thyroid atrophy due to chronic under-stimulation could explain the low T3 response to…

Focus on TSH

While the focus is primarily on TSH, T4, T3, fT4, Ft3, rT3, TPO & TAA Antibodies. There are other factors that can cause “Low Thyroid” symptoms. Thyroid advocates and support groups treat the thyroid like it is the only organ in the body. In Chapter Four of Dr. Kharrazian’s best selling thyroid book “Why Do I…

Multiple Organ Dysfunction from Bad Root Canal: Case Review

GA 40ish year old woman came to the office with unresolved fatigue, gastro, thyroid symptoms,  despite following a Gluten Free diet for nine years. Having done mostly GAPS/AIP/SCD eating protocols in that time frame.  She recently was food tested and determined that IgGs were positive for Casein, chocolate, coffee, corn, egg, peanut, tomato, wheat, and yeast.…

Are Hormones and Enzymes Affecting Your Health?

“However in disturbed conditions, the production of excessive, deficient or disproportionate secretion of hormones, neurotransmitters and enzymes are of the quality and quantity of cheap, imported knockoffs.” My introduction into this concept occurred when I was a student attending a SORSI conference. (Let me give you a little of the back story. My wife and…