The importance of fiber in the diet is indisputable and has a profound impact on our digestive health and microbiome, our 100 trillion organism-strong “mini ecosystem.” Most Americans are fiber deficient—some experts in the functional medicine community claim that it’s the most clinically important dietary deficiency.
For those with hypothyroidism, carbohydrates are critical. I’ve seen too many people crash and burn on a low-carb diet—and lose a ton of hair.
Low iron—and more specifically, low ferritin (iron storage protein)—is common in the hypothyroid / Hashimoto’s and also hair loss / alopecia communities. Let’s look at this root cause contributor, including issues people can have with absorption.
Vitamin A supplementation comes with risks, including toxicity that can cause alopecia. You won’t become toxic from Vitamin A in the diet, but it’s important to understand the difference between carotenoids and retinols, including how to convert into the bioactive form of Vitamin A.
Are grains categorically bad for everyone with autoimmunity? New research is showing that true whole grains, when prepared properly, improve the health of our gut microbiome. Yes, this flies in the face of everything we’ve been told.
You want the healthiest eggs, right? But all of the different eco-labeling can make things confusing. Here’s a guide on how to read egg labels.
You are what you eat eats. When you take animals out of their natural habitat and feed them food they’re not meant to eat, there are negative consequences for them – and us.