The Connection Between Mold and Lyme Disease: Understanding the Relationship


Mold and Lyme disease are two conditions that can have a significant impact on a person's health. While these two conditions may seem unrelated, recent research has shown that there is a strong connection between them. In this blog post, we will explore the link between mold and Lyme disease, and explain how understanding this […]

Mold, Mycotoxins, & Proactively Protecting Your Health


With an increasing number of people suffering from mold toxicity, the term is gaining more mainstream attention but there is still not enough information out there about it. What is Mold Toxicity? Mold toxicity occurs when someone is exposed to mold and its mycotoxins (the toxic chemicals that are present in mold spores) which can […]

The Connection Between Lyme Disease and Mental Illness


May is both Lyme Disease Awareness Month and Mental Health Awareness Month. While the two may seem unrelated, there is actually a significant connection between the two. Lyme disease, a bacterial infection primarily transmitted through tick bites, can cause neurological and psychiatric symptoms, including anxiety, depression, and memory problems: The History of Lyme Disease Lyme […]

Lyme Disease and Addiction: Understanding the Connection


Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected ticks. The symptoms of Lyme disease can be debilitating, including fatigue, joint pain, and neurological problems. However, recent research has suggested that there may be a link between Lyme disease and addiction. Studies have found that individuals with Lyme disease are more […]

Persister Cells: Is There A Connection to Lyme Disease?


Persister Cells: A Major Concern in the Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem in the world today. The overuse and misuse of antibiotics has led to the development of bacteria that are resistant to many of the drugs we use to treat infections. This has made it more difficult to treat […]

Oxytocin: A Comprehensive Guide


Oxytocin is a hormone produced by the hypothalamus and released by the pituitary gland that is commonly known as the “love hormone” due to its role in social bonding, trust, and social interaction. However, its functions go beyond that, and it plays an essential role in our mental and physical health. This article explores the […]

Debunking the Latest Myths in the Aesthetics World


The aesthetics world is growing at an astronomical rate as it was estimated to be worth approximately $63.5 billion in 2021 and this number has only continued to grow. Due to this extensive market, there is a lot of misinformation out there when it comes to ways to age optimally. It seems as though products experts previously […]

Brazilian Blowouts & Beauty Products Doing More Harm Than Good


A recent study conducted by the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that women who often use chemical straighteners (also known as Brazilian Blowouts) may be twice as likely to suffer from uterine cancer when compared to those who never participated in this treatment. In the same week, this study went viral, several major hair care brands […]

Endometriosis & The Role of Hormones


Endometriosis is a disorder in which tissue similar to that which forms the lining of the uterus continues to grow outside of the uterine cavity. This tissue is referred to as the endometrium and in the case of endometriosis, it continues to grow on the ovaries, the lining of the pelvis, and even the intestines. […]

Dr. Holtorf's Top Health Tips for Men


1. Get your thyroid checked Men should get their thyroid checked as optimal thyroid levels not only reduce the risk for heart disease and cancer but also reduce weight, increase energy, improve collagen production for better skin, reduce cholesterol and improve hair growth. The standard thyroid test called a TSH will, however, often miss low tissue thyroid levels so […]

Treatment for Breast Cancer Often Results In Complaints of Low Libido


1. Testosterone is known as the “hormone of desire,” as it is essential for a healthy libido. The ovaries produce half of the testosterone in women, but with chemotherapy that is frequently used in the treatment of breast cancer, there is a reduction in ovarian function, reducing estrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels often resulting in […]

Bad Habits: Can They Actually Be Good For You?


Below are Dr. Holtorf’s thoughts on commonly labeled “bad habits” and how some may actually be better for you than you think: 1. Can Swearing Actually Help Reduce Pain? Cursing has shown to increase the fight or flight response. This involves the release of norepinephrine, which can effect the central nervous system to reduce the […]

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