What to Eat for Thyroid Health + One Day Thyroid Meal Plan

This guest post is from my newest Functional Nutritionist to join the team — Erica Favela! Erica is sharing the top ‘thyroid foods,’ the foods she recommends for people in need of a little thyroid love and answering the question, “What foods are good for my thyroid?” You may not know this, but us ladies have a higher risk of …

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Why I Require a Complete Thyroid Panel & Your Doctor Should Too

In my practice, I make it a point to order a complete thyroid panel on all of my patients, especially those with symptoms or who have just had a baby. The majority of my patients have never had a complete thyroid panel, as their doctor would only order a TSH. Thyroid Stimulating Hormone or TSH is a pretty standard blood …

9 Ways to Revive Your Libido if You’re Hypothyroid + 7 Libido Boosting Foods

While low libido is common in hypothyroidism…it should never be considered “normal.” Anyone with Hashimoto’s disease (the major cause of Hypothyroidism), or any autoimmune condition for that matter, knows that inflammation, hormone imbalance, and fatigue are daily physiological reminders of their illness. These symptoms affect the way we work, play, and the way we love. The goal when I work …

Postpartum Thyroiditis

Fatigue, weight loss or gain, anxiety and irritability are all just part of being a mother, right? Not necessarily. In fact, when these symptoms persist, postpartum thyroiditis is a likely suspect.  While we expect there to be some level of fatigue, many mothers find themselves in my practice after being told their severe exhaustion, debilitating anxiety and fluctuations in weight …

10 Signs You Have Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a highly common, yet under-diagnosed condition. In fact, it is estimated that over 27 million Americans have a thyroid disease, but more than half of them are aware they have it. 10 Signs You Have Hypothyroidism: 1. Fatigue. Do you wake feeling rested? Do you find yourself with ample energy to get through your day? If you answered …

How to Tell If You Are Gluten Intolerant

  More and more patients are coming to me wanting to know if they have a gluten intolerance or sensitivity. Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS) is a condition in which you experience symptoms when eating gluten, but do not have an autoimmune response like that of celiac disease or an allergy to wheat (1). Although the symptoms people experience are very real …

Best General Practitioner! 2014 Best Of Oakland and the East Bay

Firstly, thank you! Secondly, THANK YOU! I am incredibly honored to be practicing medicine in Oakland and to receive such recognition from my patients. I am filled with gratitude for the support I have received from all of you. I love the work that I do. Helping people achieve health, understand their bodies and reclaim their lives brings me great …

Naturopathic Medicine in Oakland, California

It is with great pleasure that I announce the opening of my new California Natural Medicine practice. I will be practicing Naturopathic Medicine in Oakland’s Grand Lake area beginning in September. My office is located on Grand Avenue in the same space as Awaken Chiropractic, a wonderful group of holistically minded practitioners. The space is beautiful, comfortable and family friendly. A …