Dr. T's Health Blog (Recent Posts)

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.

Press Release: Immediate

Published: July 31, 2014

VoiceAmerica Radio Launches 'The Cutting Edge of Health and Wellness Today'

New Show Features Hosts Neil Nathan, MD and Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

SAN FRANCISCO, July 28, 2014—People today are deluged with information about health—some of it is accurate and valuable, while some of it is misleading, erroneous, self-serving and just plain wrong.