Chronic Health Issues Part 3: Autoimmune Disease

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Chronic Health Issues

When I was in medical school in 1996, I was told that I would not see autoimmune disease in practice.   I was taught that autoimmune disease was rare and that treatment would be limited to the realm of the specialists and at universities. Diseases like celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and even PANDAS were conditions…


Hormone SERIES Progesterone 2 of 2

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Hormone SERIES Progesterone

Today I’d like to talk a little about progesterone treatment beyond the diet and lifestyle factors we discussed last week, as well as some of the unintended consequences of conventional progesterone treatment.   Most hormonal treatments currently used today are oral forms of progestin (e.g. medroxyprogesterone), which are synthetic forms of progesterone.   There are…

Mom putting sunscreen on a little girl

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woman enjoying the sunshine

How to Manage Wise Sun Exposure, According to an Expert

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