Dr. T's Health Blog (Recent Posts)

New Study Shows Potential Physical Diagnosis for CFS

Published: October 31, 2014
A new study from Stanford University School of Medicine adds an important piece to the CFS puzzle — a possible physical diagnosis for CFS. The study showed that a particular combination of three brain scans revealed changes in the "white matter" of the brain. This reflects changes in the nerves carrying information, predominantly focused in the right brain arcuate fasciculus, which connects the frontal and temporal lobes (a connection especially important in speech and word recognition).

Ten-Point Tune-Up, Step 4: Revive Your Sex Drive

Published: October 24, 2014

This is the fourth installment of my "Ten-Point Tune-Up" series, a ten-step method to energize every system and organ in your body. And it's the sexiest installment of all!

Now you may think of sex as a kind of "fringe benefit" of everyday living; it's nice if you're having satisfying sex, but it's no big deal if you're not. But good, loving sex is good for you—very good.

Ten-Point Tune-Up, Step 3: Optimizing Your Adrenal Gland

Published: October 6, 2014

Famous for producing adrenaline—the hormone that triggers the fight-or-flight response—the two adrenal glands sit atop your kidneys. The outer section (the adrenal cortex) produces glucocorticoids (e.g., cortisol—as in the medication Cortef), hormones that help regulate your blood sugar, your immune system, your sex organs, and your response to stress. It also makes mineral corticoids, which help maintain blood pressure and volume. The inner section (the adrenal medulla) kicks out adrenaline, which readies you for sudden stress.

Ten-Point Tune-Up, Step 2: Hormonal Optimization

Published: September 16, 2014
In the first installment of my "Ten-Point Tune-Up" series (a ten-step method to energize every system and organ in your body) I discussed the importance of getting a good night's sleep. In this installment, I'd like to talk to you about another must for vitality and good health: optimizing your hormones.

Enjoy Your Vices Round 37 - The Salt Controversy

Published: September 2, 2014
Unless there is good reason to do so, salt restriction is a bad idea. This is especially so in people with fibromyalgia, adrenal fatigue and/or autonomic dysfunction (POTS, NMH), where salt restriction will cause you to crash and burn. So my recommendation? Get a good quality sea salt, such as Celtic Sea Salt or even the pink sea salt grinders at Costco, and let your taste buds be your guide.

Ten-Point Tune-Up Step 1: Optimize Your Sleep

Published: August 19, 2014
I recently wrote about my recommended "Ten-Point Tune-Up" for optimizing key systems in your body, so you can feel and look younger and vital right now (there's no time to slow aging like the present!). And the first step in my tune-up is making sure you get a good night's sleep.