Today’s traditional medicine has vastly improved over years past, but there are still a variety of diseases that are not fully understood. Modern medicine tends to overmedicate the symptoms without rooting out the underlying cause of these diseases. A functional medicine doctor, on the other hand, treats the cause of chronic disorders rather than the… Read More →
It’s a new year, and many people start it off by resolving to stick to a diet. Unfortunately, when it comes to weight loss, it is not as simple as cutting carbs or eliminating fat. If it were, losing weight would be so much simpler. The truth is, most people who switch over to fad… Read More →
Functional medicine investigates the origin of a health issue, seeking to pinpoint the cause of disease and illness. Instead of a one-track, “Band-Aid tactic” that insists on treating the symptom, not the causal issue, a multifaceted health plan treats the body as a whole, integrated system. In essence, Oklahoma functional medicine clinics seek to treat… Read More →
Hypothyroidism symptoms in women vary, but no matter the signs, be it fatigue or weight gain, they often cause considerable physical and emotional discomfort. Luckily, women can learn how to treat hypothyroidism naturally, and significantly improve their lives. Thyroid Disease Treatment Are you curious about all-natural thyroid disease treatment? Treating thyroid symptoms via a natural… Read More →
An underactive thyroid is a medical condition known as hypothyroidism where certain hormones that are usually secreted by the thyroid gland are no longer produced in sufficient quantities or at all. These hormones are vital to physical well being, and their insufficiency causes various health problems. Hypothyroidism Symptoms In Women Hypothyroidism symptoms in women can… Read More →
In men, an awareness of the aging process typically begins sometime in the mid-to-late thirties. The masculine physique may then begin to fade as the abdomen protrudes slightly but surely, the formerly chiseled face softens, energy and sex drive decline, motivation wanes, and sleep goes from an afterthought to a dire necessity.
Well documented in the scientific literature is that the male aging process is associated with declining testosterone levels. It is also well established that testosterone plays a prominent role in many physiologic processes that impart good health. Testosterone’s decline is associated with loss of muscle strength and bone density, declining sex drive, poorly sustained energy, and diminished emotional health—including poor mood and outlook or even outright depression.
Low dose Naltrexone, or LDN, has unique properties unlike any other medication. Further, it’s not what it does while in your body, but what it triggers after it is metabolized within four hours of taking it. First, a little background.
Thyroid hormone synthesis and then its delivery to where it needs to go is a complex process that involves various stages. The process begins in the brain and ends in the cells and tissues if all goes right. That’s a big “if” when you’re someone struggling with energy, brain fog, weight problems, or insulin resistance.
One of the most important screening tests we’ve been using for years at The Lamkin Clinic is the fasting insulin test. Insulin is the hormone produced by the pancreas to drive glucose (blood sugar) into the cells to produce energy. The test simply involves an overnight fast, then a blood test the next morning to check insulin levels. In a fasting state (no food or drink except water), one should not produce much insulin. Optimal levels are under 5 uIU/ml. A value above 5 indicates there are changes occurring at the cellular level that increase risk for diabetes, and this usually starts with and progresses toward weight gain.