Connecting Mom’s Hypothyroidism with ADHD

Everyone wants to know why almost 1 in 10 children now have been diagnosed with ADHD, affecting their lives and the lives of their families.  Numerous theories ask if some exposure or deficiency during pregnancy could be influencing brain development negatively.  Toxins, deficiencies, infections, and various forms of inflammation are also implicated.  As with autism,…

The Influence of “D” on ADHD

In functional medicine, we are trained to think about root causes and this requires thinking about the upstream.  For example, according to this study Vitamin D can be traced far upstream in the development of ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  Rather than simply waiting until a disease or symptom occurs and then responding with a…

Iron Wars: Bacteria and Lyme

Most are aware of vitamin D and vitamin C as well as minerals like zinc, but do you know about the role that iron plays in our immune defenses and microbial invasions like Lyme? As functional medicine strives to optimize the terrain for potential or actual microbial attacks, we must consider the battle over iron…