Dr. T's Health Blog (Recent Posts)

Eliminating Unnecessary Medications (Part 3)

Published: January 19, 2015
In recent installments of my "Ten-Point Tune-Up" series, I discussed the importance of eliminating unnecessary medications, and why that's usually a must for increasing energy, health — and longevity (side effects from prescription drugs kill more than 100,000 people every year!). It turns out my discussions were timely, because a number of troubling revelations about medications have just surfaced in recently published research. Chief among these are:

Ten-Point Tune-Up, Step 5: Optimize Your Digestion

Published: November 18, 2014
This is the next installment of my "Ten-Point Tune-Up" series, a ten-step approach to energizing your body, organ by organ, and system by system. This week, I'd like to discuss what is perhaps the most important system of all: your digestive system. Just consider a few of the wonders of your digestive tract:

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.