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By Elizabeth Boham, MD
Changes in environmental mercury levels have been dramatic in recent decades; industrial exposure to mercury is significant and mostly comes from coal burning and chlor-alkali plants. The more mercury we are exposed to, the more we are likely to be toxic. The main ways that humans are exposed…
By Dr. George Papanicolaou, DO
While thyroid disease can occur in various forms, one of the most common is called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease where the body attacks the thyroid gland and diminishes its ability to create precious hormones—ones that impact every cell of the body. Hashimoto’s is the leading cause of…
By Todd R LePine
Oral health is connected to full-body health in myriad ways. In fact, conditions ranging from obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and even dementia are all directly connected to poor oral health. In this House Call episode, Dr. Hyman speaks with Dr. Todd LePine about…
By Elizabeth Boham, MD
Gestational diabetes affects up to 10% of women during pregnancy. It can have long-term adverse effects for both the mother and the child. Not only does it put the baby at risk for above-average birth weight, but gestational diabetes in the mother can also lead to an increased…
By Dr. George Papanicolaou, DO
Constipation is an often uncomfortable and extremely prevalent condition affecting close to 80 million people. And while constipation might be common, it is definitely not normal and it can have disastrous consequences. Having healthy digestion and eliminating waste every day (ideally twice or three times a day!) is…
By Heidi E. Spear
Have you felt more stressed than usual, lately? Are you having trouble sleeping, concentrating, or relaxing? Do you feel stuck, overwhelmed, or scattered? If so, belly breathing could be exactly what you need to feel relaxed. A study conducted in May 2020 by a group of…