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The Holtorf Medical Group Blog is designed to share timely information on topics that our patients and friends want to hear about. Every month a new topic is discussed and they are archived so that you go back and read them over again. The Holtorf Medical Group Blog prides itself on providing pertinent information that will help all patients find information that they are looking for.

Are Heavy Metals and Toxins the Cause of Your ADD/ADHD?

Are Heavy Metals and Toxins the Cause of Your ADD/ADHD?

Brain toxicity caused by heavy metals and other harmful substances can promote neurological malfunction that emulates symptoms of ADD/ADHD. Being familiar with these various substances, what symptoms they promote, and appreciating the importance of detoxification is hugely beneficial for resolving …

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Is It ADD/ADHD or Thyroid Disease?

Is It ADD/ADHD or Thyroid Disease?

Research has shown that poor thyroid function has a strong connection to the development of ADD/ADHD. This relationship is perhaps best exemplified through their shared symptoms. Because of its significant influence regarding the occurrence of symptoms and the conditions themselves, …

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Can We Survive and Thrive Without a Thyroid?

Can You Survive (and Thrive) Without a Thyroid?

Because of its impressive impact, it is easy to assume that the body would not be able to function without the thyroid. However, there are many individuals who lack a thyroid yet continue to live healthy lives. With appropriate thyroid …

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Can You Have Both Graves' and Hashimoto's?

Can You Have Both Graves’ and Hashimoto’s?

It is estimated that one in five Americans has some form of autoimmune disease. The two most common autoimmune disorders relating to the thyroid are Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Graves’ disease. Although both conditions involve mutual factors, they impact the thyroid …

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Benefits of hCG Therapy

5 Benefits of hCG Therapy to Consider

Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a pro-hormone – meaning it encourages the production of other hormones in the body. HCG is produced by pregnant women, which is why you may hear some people refer to it as the “pregnancy hormone.” …

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Fibromyalgia Trigger Points

What Are Fibromyalgia Trigger Points?

One of the reasons fibromyalgia pain is different is because it involves trigger points. When activated, these locations can cause significant pain in seemingly unrelated areas. To better handle these propagators of pain, it is important to have a solid …

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Common Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Common Fibromyalgia Symptoms You May Not Know About

Fibromyalgia is one of many chronic disorders that is incredibly difficult to diagnosis because of its widespread impact. Symptoms can be experienced virtually anywhere in the body. Furthermore, fibromyalgia symptoms frequently overlap with other conditions making it a disease that …

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Growth Hormone and Fibromyalgia Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Can Growth Hormone Treatment Help Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Due to this deficiency fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome patients are unable to build up a normal growth hormone response to exercise as compared to healthy individuals. Unfortunately, most tests lack the sensitivity and accuracy to diagnose this deficiency or …

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Fibromyalgia and Fibromyalgia symptoms

What is Fibromyalgia and What Does it Feel Like?

According to the American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA), over 12 million Americans have fibromyalgia, many of whom are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. This is due in great part to the broad and patient-specific symptoms exhibited by this complex chronic condition. To …

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Thyroid disease and fibromyalgia

The Thyroid-Fibromyalgia Connection

Unfortunately, the relationship between the thyroid and fibromyalgia is frequently overlooked. To fully understand and treat this chronic condition it is important to be aware of essential contributing factors including thyroid disease. The Lowdown on the Thyroid and Thyroid Disease …

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