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Answering the Top Thyroid Health Questions

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Benefits of IV Therapy for Women's Health

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In the midst of our fast-paced lives, maintaining overall wellness can be a challenge, even for those committed to a balanced diet and regular exercise. Furthermore, we are exposed to a myriad of environmental toxins daily, which can accumulate in the body, potentially leading to the development of chronic conditions. But what if there was […]

Managing Stress Through Positive Lifestyle Choices

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Cold Therapy Our bodies often bear the brunt of environmental stressors and demanding lifestyles. Cold therapy, such as ice baths, cold showers, and cryotherapy, is known for releasing endorphins and reducing systemic inflammation, which can help restore balance to both body and mind. Mindful Breathing and Meditation Mindful meditation is a type of meditation in […]

A Comprehensive Approach to Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

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When it comes to addressing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia (FM), patients often find themselves caught in a frustrating cycle. Many healthcare professionals struggle to pinpoint the root causes of these conditions, which can lead to dismissive attitudes and even the labeling of CFS and FM as vague, catch-all diagnoses. However, these disorders affect […]

Overcoming Hashimoto's Fatigue

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Chronic fatigue is a relentless adversary, affecting both our physical and mental well-being. One significant contributor to this unrelenting exhaustion is Hashimoto's thyroiditis, an autoimmune thyroid disorder known for wreaking havoc on our energy levels. Thankfully, there are ways to combat the fatigue associated with Hashimoto's, allowing sufferers to regain their vitality and bid farewell […]

Self-Care Month: The Importance of an Integrative Approach to Health 

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The Problem With Our Current Healthcare System  The average standard practitioner treats 17 years behind the research. This is because doctors are often not able to keep up with the latest medical research, due to a lack of time and resources. Additionally, insurance companies often do not cover cutting-edge treatments, which means that doctors may […]

Men’s Health Month: Top Supplements for Your Health

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Why We Need Supplements Studies reveal that a considerable portion of the population has inadequate levels of essential nutrients, with up to 80% of people not meeting the daily recommended intake of essential vitamins and minerals. Even those who try to optimize their diets may still suffer from nutrient deficiencies due to a decrease in […]

Summer Weight Loss Tips: What Hormones to Test, Programs, & More

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Are you looking to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle? With so much information out there, it can be tough to know where to start. In this article, we'll explore the basics of weight loss and healthy living to help you on your journey. First, it's important to understand that weight loss is not […]

Mold, Mycotoxins, & Proactively Protecting Your Health

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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 […]

Dr. Holtorf's Top Health Tips for Men

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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 […]

Hidden Causes of Low Libido

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February is often referred to as the “month of love” as we all are being bombarded with messaging around Valentine’s Day and romance. As a result, this time of year can bring sexual health and libido to the forefront. Low libido and sexual dysfunction can be a sensitive topic for many, but the reality is […]

New Study Links Thyroid Dysfunction to Dementia

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January is Thyroid Awareness Month, making it a good time to highlight the latest trending research studies when it comes to how the thyroid can impact the rest of the body: New Study Links Hypothyroidism to Increased Risk of Dementia A study published by the American Academy of Neurology in July 2022 showed that older individuals […]

CoQ10: What Is It & Do You Need It?

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Do You Need CoQ10? As the body ages, many systems and functions begin to decline and deteriorate. Common problems associated with aging include reduced energy, cognitive troubles, fertility issues, and of course greater risk of cardiovascular and neurodegenerative disease. Many assume that these difficulties are an unavoidable part of getting older. However, this may not […]

Top Supplements to Thrive During the Holidays

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Top Supplements to Thrive During the Holidays As cold and flu season is upon us and we are all gearing up for a season of family gatherings, travel, stressful shopping, and festive celebrations, many of us are looking for extra support to feel our best during this time of year. One of the best ways […]

Tips for Surviving the Holidays When You’re Immunocompromised

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The holidays can be a stressful time for anyone with all the last-minute shopping, cooking, decorating, and family gatherings, but it can be particularly difficult to deal with if you’re immunocompromised. Holtorf Medical Group specializes in immune dysfunction and empowering people who struggle with such difficult-to-treat conditions to restore their sense of health and feel […]

Avoiding Bloat and Weight Gain During the Holidays

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The holidays are a time of celebration, which can come with late nights, sugary and alcoholic drinks, and delicious meals. In other words, seasonal festivities with loved ones may be a great time, but they are not always great for your health. Some of the health concerns that are on the back of our minds […]

Immune Health Mistakes You May Be Making

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During cold and flu season, many of us prioritize staying healthy with immune-boosting foods and supplements. However, there are plenty of easy lifestyle adjustments you can make to not only promote immunity, but stop taking an unnecessary toll on your body’s defenses: Limit Chemical & Toxin Exposure Just as the immune system is the first line of defense […]

Tips to Promote Hair, Skin & Nail Health

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The health of our hair, skin, and nails is a direct reflection of our overall wellness. These features can shed light onto low thyroid hormone, inflammation, poor detox pathways, a vitamin deficiency, and other underlying issues you may not be aware of. Although it is common to attempt to promote the health of your hair, […]

Glutathione: What to Know About the "Master Antioxidant"

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What Is Glutathione? Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that consists of three amino acids: Cysteine, Glutamic Acid, and Glycine. Glutathione is often referred to as the “Master Antioxidant” because it increases the body’s levels of other critical antioxidants that combat free radical damage and oxidative stress. Why We Need Antioxidants Although antioxidants such as glutathione […]

5 Tips to Age Optimally

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The Global Anti-Aging Market was valued at nearly $60 billion dollars in 2021 and is estimated to be worth over $88 billion by 2028. This massive anti-aging industry thrives off the universal fear of getting older. It encourages consumers, and particularly women, to do everything in their power to look young for as long as possible. At Holtorf […]

Tips for Optimal Immune Health

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We only realize the importance of our immune system once we get sick… The immune system is the body’s defense to combatting any bug or illness. When our immune system is compromised, it is difficult for anything else to function optimally: we cannot think as clearly, exercise at the same capacity, digest food as well, or perform […]

Naturally Enhance Your Energy

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How to Boost Your Energy Did you know that 3 in 5 Americans report feeling more tired now than they have been in their entire lives? In a study of 2,000 respondents, 59% said that spending too much time at home since 2020 and other sociopolitical events have significantly impacted their energy levels. In fact, 58% reported feeling burnt […]

What Is Intravenous Laser Blood Irradiation (ILBI), Benefits, & More

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IV therapy has become an increasingly popular service amongst wellness-minded individuals who are interested in investing in preventative care. This is because, although a diet of whole, fresh foods and a high-quality supplement regimen are staples when taking care of your health, the digestive tract destroys many vitamins and minerals during the absorption process. In […]

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