Helping Your Immune System

Since we can never know enough about the endocrine system, controller of all health, today we’ll talk about the thymus gland. The thymus is part of the endocrine system. This means, like all endocrine glands, it follows the credo of one-for-all-and-all-for-one through all of life. These glands work like crazy to help each other, but […]

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Some Solutions Are Worse Than the Problem

So there you are, burping away, chest on fire with indigestion, perhaps bloated. How, you wonder, did I swallow a watermelon without noticing what I was doing? This is not fun. You mention it to the doc–and get a prescription for an antacid to lower your stomach acid. (more…)

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Your Mind-Boggling Thyroid

What can I say about the too-often down-and-out thyroid? Or the too-high and on-fire thyroid, for that matter. I guess the best thing to say is the thyroid has a knack of getting into trouble–or being pushed into trouble. About half of us have a wonky thyroid struggling to get through the day with any […]

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Our Unknown Pituitary Gland

The pituitary gland is the grand poobah of the endocrine system, but it gets ignored a lot. It’s important, but it sure doesn’t get much respect. We really need to know more about it. The pituitary hangs, like a tiny tear drop, right below the hypothalamus portion of the brain. It’s behind the bridge of […]

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Love Your Body to Health

So, let’s venture forth into hypothalamus-land. Most people have never heard of the hypothalamus. Others have heard, some even know quite a bit about it, but they don’t get excited about this seemingly unimportant blob of tissue. (more…)

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