Dr. Brownstein

Jul 16, 2014
Continuous exposure to toxic elements has increased our need for optimal , rather than minimal , intake of nutrients. Exposure to toxins requires increasing vitamin and mineral ingestion, including vitamin B12.

Jul 9, 2014
There are perhaps no more important blood tests than thyroid tests. It is estimated that from 10 percent to 40 percent of the U.S. population is suffering from an undiagnosed thyroid problem.

Jul 1, 2014
In addition to unrefined salt, vitamin C is very helpful for ameliorating side effects from iodine supplementation. Similar to iodine, vitamin C is a strong antioxidant that helps to keep detoxification pathways open.

Jun 25, 2014
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical compound that is used to make polycarbonate resin, a component of many plastics including food and beverage containers. Scientists recently examined the association between BPA concentration and body mass outcomes in children.

Jun 18, 2014
One relatively recent development in antacid medications is a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors, which can reduce gastric acid secretion as much as 99 percent by blocking its mechanism of production.

Jun 11, 2014
Doctors frequently are confused about iron testing. Many feel that, if a hemoglobin level is normal, then the iron level is normal. That is not true. It takes moderate to severe iron deficiency to result in a lowered hemoglobin level.

Jun 4, 2014
Many patients suffering from thyroid deficiency, or hypothyroidism, do not produce enough stomach acid. Stomach acid is necessary to properly digest food as well as eliminate bacteria from food.

May 29, 2014
A recent issue of the International Journal of Epidemiology included a report on a study of 48,631 pregnant Norwegian women that took place from 1999-2008.

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