Thyroiditis - 7 Facts You Must Know

Understanding thyroiditis is not just about awareness; it's about taking proactive steps toward a sustainable, health-minded life.

The Endocrine System: Your Questions Answered


Your hormones play a powerful role in your health, influencing everything from metabolism and sleep to mood and energy levels.  When hormones are balanced, you feel your best. But sometimes, things get out of whack, leaving you feeling confused and frustrated. At Holtorf Medical Group, we understand the intricacies of the endocrine system and the […]

Your Suspicions are Correct! The Surge of Narcissism in the Digital Era 


If you've sensed an increase in individuals around you who seem egotistical, unwilling to accept responsibility for their actions, and overly self-involved, your observations are spot-on. Recent studies in social psychology have identified a concerning rise in narcissistic tendencies among Americans, particularly those in university settings. These individuals, often referred to derogatorily as "Karens," have […]

Why Your Mitochondria Matter: Tiny Powerhouses, Big Impact on Your Health


We often think of our bodies as complex machines, but have you ever stopped to consider the miniature powerhouses driving every single function? Enter the mitochondria, often referred to as the "cells' engines." These tiny organelles, found in nearly every cell of your body, are responsible for producing a molecule called ATP, the fuel that […]

Red Light Therapy for Heart Health


In the realm of cutting-edge wellness practices, Red Light Therapy (RLT), also known as photobiomodulation, has emerged as a captivating subject, captivating attention for its diverse potential health benefits. The question on many minds is whether this therapeutic approach extends its advantages to heart health. Delve into the intricate workings of Red Light Therapy and […]

Red Light Therapy for Thyroid Health


Mitochondria and Metabolism Red light therapy (RLT) holds promise for influencing our internal powerhouses: the mitochondria. These organelles convert food into cellular fuel, impacting everything from tissue repair to muscle function. But how does RLT interact with these crucial components, and can it affect our overall metabolism and thyroid health? The process begins with light […]

Answering the Top Thyroid Health Questions


Welcome to our comprehensive guide on thyroid health! In this blog, we're delving into some of the internet's most searched questions about thyroid health to empower everyone to make informed choices on their health journey. Where is the thyroid gland located?     The thyroid gland is located in the neck, just below the Adam's apple, and […]

What is Red Light Therapy? How it Works, Benefits, & More


In a modern world where 90% of our daily lives unfold indoors, the longing for the revitalizing touch of natural sunlight is palpable. Enter Red Light Therapy (RLT) - a beacon of hope and healing introduced by Holtorf Medical Group. This blog aims to delve into the intricacies of RLT, exploring its transformative effects and […]

Microplastics: Navigating the Impact on Health


In the concealed realm of health threats, the insidious nature of microplastics, minuscule fragments imperceptible to the naked eye, is emerging as a formidable concern. Recent scientific inquiries have cast a revealing light on their ubiquitous presence within our bodies, prompting a closer examination of the potential repercussions on our well-being. Microplastics: The Covert Intruders […]

The Sugar-Autoimmune Connection: What to Know


In the quest for optimal health, understanding the intricate link between excessive sugar consumption and autoimmune diseases becomes paramount. At Holtorf Medical Group, we delve into the profound impact of diet on immune function, emphasizing the need to address dietary habits to mitigate the risk of autoimmune conditions The Spectrum of Autoimmune Diseases Autoimmune diseases […]

MTHFR Mutations: Silent Instigators of Breast Cancer, Autoimmune Disorders, and More


The enigmatic MTHFR gene has become a focal point in the realm of healthcare, casting light on its potential role in various health conditions. A recent Epoch Health article follows the journey of Alison Hawe, whose son's experience unraveled the intricate connection between MTHFR mutations and health challenges. Alison initially administered folic acid to her […]

New Study: Early-Life Stress Impact on the Brain


Unveiling the Impact: Early-Life Stress and Brain Development A recent study has brought to light concerning revelations regarding the profound effects of early-life stress on brain development. According to the research findings, the impact of stress experienced during early life induces a greater number of gene expression changes in the brain compared to the alterations […]

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