Nutritious Bytes

Dr. Debé's blog on metabolically tailored nutrition and wellness
You call that healthcare? The pathetic conventional approach to Hashimoto's.

You call that healthcare? The pathetic conventional approach to Hashimoto's.

If all you do for your Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is take thyroid hormone replacement, you need to know that everything is not fine. Hashimoto's is an alarm that your body is under attack - and a prescription is not the answer.

Hashimoto's thyroiditis, like other autoimmune diseases, results from your immune system attacking you. In the case of Hashimoto's, the thyroid gland is the target of your "misguided" immune system. This attack can spread to other tissues, including the brain. Ignore it at your own peril.

 

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What the Drug Companies Don't Want You to Know About Heart Disease!

What the Drug Companies Don't Want You to Know About Heart Disease!

"Most patients with heart disease do not have a classic lipid disorder."

I heard those words spoken last night by a leading researcher in cholesterol and heart disease. I had the distinct pleasure of attending a lecture by world-expert Dr. Robert Superko entitled, "Going Beyond LDL: The Scientific Evidence".

Dr. Superko started off the evening by stating that he did not give presentations for drug companies and that the reason why would become apparent as the lecture went along. The reason turned out to be that the evidence does not support the claim that everyone should be on a statin (cholesterol-lowering drug). What's more, Dr. Superko went into the statistical deception used by drug companies to fool even doctors into thinking these drugs are more effective than they really are.

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Don’t let your microflora break your heart!...or bones…or brain…or joints…or…

Don’t let your microflora break your heart!...or bones…or brain…or joints…or…

February is Heart Health month. So of course, I’d like to speak to you about your …gut!

Once laughed at by conventional medicine, dysbiosis (imbalanced intestinal flora) is now verified to be a major cause of disease.

There is an explosion of research in the field of microflora or microbiome. These terms refer to the bacteria and other organisms that naturally inhabit our gastrointestinal tract. The skin and other body surfaces also are home to bacteria. The composition of your microbiome is a major determinant of your health.

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Don't let your M.D. tell you that you don't have a gluten problem until you have this test!

Don't let your M.D. tell you that you don't have a gluten problem until you have this test!

So much chronic unwellness can be attributed to gluten sensitivity and to leaky gut syndrome. I have written on both of these subjects before. Fatigue, pain, brain fog, depression, digestive symptoms, asthma, kidney disease, sore tongue, and vitamin D deficiency are a sample of the hundreds of possible manifestations of gluten sensitivity, which can affect any part of the body. What's new is the single blood test that checks for both gluten sensitivity and leaky gut syndrome with unsurpassed accuracy and economy.  

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Prevent and Reverse Autoimmune Disease!

Prevent and Reverse Autoimmune Disease!

No matter how you currently feel, chances are that a scientifically-tailored personalized lifestyle medicine program can help you become healthier. The fact is that unhealthy changes can occur in the body decades before signs and symptoms manifest. This is certainly true of many autoimmune conditions. By the time symptoms develop, the immune system may have destroyed a lot of healthy tissue. To minimize the damage, early intervention is essential - but first the condition has to be identified.

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Are "Health" Foods & Supplements Destroying Your Health?

Are "Health" Foods & Supplements Destroying Your Health?

One man's food is another man's poison. Truer words were never spoken. It is fairly obvious that a diet of potato chips and soda will lead to health problems. What may not be as obvious is that "good" whole foods can cause unhealthy changes in any given individual. Your headaches? Those might be from a food your eating. Your fatigue? That could be from a food you eat. Your joint pain, depression, skin rash, hair loss...just about any symptom might be the result of food.

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