The Office of Dr. Brad Shook
Thyroid Disorder Workup

Thyroid Disorders: The problem with the typical medical approach.

-+*Thyroid Disorders: The problem with the typical medical approach. A thyroid disorder can be an extremely challenging and frustrating thing to struggle with. The fact is that most people with a thyroid disorder will not be helped until the typical medical work-up of the problem chan
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Scents and Hashimoto's, what you need to know.

Why Your Perfume and Hashimoto’s Could Be A Bad Combination

-+*Hashimoto’s and Perfume, A Dangerous Combination Did you know that  some scented products can stimulate our brains to remember pleasant memories or even bring about a good mood? How many times have you smelled your favorite food and it instantly changed your mood and the way
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What color do you see?

What the Blue Dress Says About Your Brain Health

-+*Why can’t you see the blue dress? Today I’m in Charlotte, NC in a functional medicine class called “Mastering The Brain” with some of the leading doctors in the country, and the topic of why the blue dress is seen as a different color by different people cam
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Getting Sick From Food Coloring: Why Food Coloring is Banned in Other Countries. An Autoimmune Disease Connection?

-+*Did you ever think that food coloring could make you sick? Did you know it may contribute to the development of autoimmune diseases like Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Psoriasis? But, food coloring can’t be that bad right? It is in e
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North to south through the gut – what can go wrong

-+*We live in a time of unprecedented abundance of food and medical advances yet we are sicker than ever. It is considered normal to suffer from insomnia, PMS, depression, chronic pain, heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, and so on. But in reality these are our bodies’ warning signs th
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Why your doctor can’t help you

-+*You notice you’re feeling worse and worse. You suffer from chronic fatigue, pain, digestion issues, depression, anxiety, insomnia …. the list goes on. Yet when you go to your doctor, you’re told your lab tests are fine, it’s just age, or perhaps you need an antidepressant. If you p
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Valentine’s gift ideas for a loved one with a chronic illness

-+*With Valentine’s Day around the corner, have you thought about how to express your affection for someone you love who lives with a chronic illness? Chronic illness is at an all-time high in the United States, with 75 percent of our health care dollars going to treat such chronic il
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FODMAPS could be contributing to your IBS, Colitis or Crohn’s Disease

-+*I wanted to share some information with you on FODMAPS (Fermentable Oligo, Di- and Monosaccharides and Polyols).  These are sugars found in certain foods difficult for many to digest. Want to know more about SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth)? Click here. Want Dr. Shook to
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Could your chronic pain, chronic fatigue, or other symptoms be autoimmune?

-+*Do you have chronic pain, chronic fatigue, or other mysterious symptoms that make you miserable? But does your doctor say your lab tests are fine and you’re perfectly healthy? It could be you have an autoimmune reaction and don’t know it. People can develop an autoimmune reaction t
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Mother’s inflammation raises risk of child’s autism, asthma, and allergies

-+*While practitioners of functional medicine have long understood the link between the health of a mother’s immune system and the risk of giving birth to a child with autism, asthma, allergies, and other disorders, it is validating to see this information in the New York Times: An Im
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