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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.

An Introduction to Adrenal Hormones

An Introduction to Adrenal Hormones

Hormones have a significant role in multiple areas such as metabolism, cognition, energy level, and mood. One of the major hubs of hormonal activity is the adrenals. This system is responsible for producing and regulating essential hormones involved in critical …

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How Adrenal Fatigue is Linked to Chronic Conditions

How Adrenal Fatigue is Linked to Chronic Conditions

Many chronic conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia are caused by dysfunction within the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis. The adrenals are a primary component of this system. Therefore, adrenal disruption, especially in the form of adrenal fatigue, plays an important …

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Are You “Wired and Tired?” Signs and Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue

Are You “Wired and Tired?” Signs and Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue

One of the most common complaints from those with adrenal fatigue is the sensation of mental alertness while feeling physically sapped and exhausted also known as being “wired and tired.” Having a basic understanding of adrenal fatigue, knowing the symptoms …

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Mitochondrial Disease and Adrenal Fatigue

Is There a Connection Between Mitochondrial Disease and Adrenal Fatigue?

Often told they have adrenal fatigue, to patients with mitochondrial disease, it sounds like one more health issue standing between them and the life they dream of. However, exciting new research shines light on the direct link between altered mitochondria …

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Lyme Disease Facts

11 Things You Need to Know About Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by the spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi. Lyme is tremendously difficult to diagnose and subsequently treat. This complex condition is perhaps one of the most underdiagnosed diseases in the United States. Poor recognition and awareness …

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How to Find a Lyme Literate Medical Doctor (LLMD)

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by the spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi and can mimic virtually any disease often leading to misdiagnosis such as CFS, Fibromyalgia, MS, depression, bipolar, Alzheimer’s, and ALS. Due to the non-specific symptoms associated with it, …

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How to Protect Yourself from Lyme Disease

How to Protect Yourself from Lyme Disease

With the risk of Lyme growing, it is important that people familiarize themselves with this deceptive condition and implement effective methods of defending against it. A Brief Introduction to Lyme Disease Lyme disease is a bacterial infection of Borrelia burgdorferi. …

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2018 Will Be a Big Year for Lyme

2018 Will Be a Big Year for Lyme

From 2001-2015, the Lyme epidemic has experienced aggressive growth. According to Doctor Christopher Braden, MD and spokesperson for the CDC, the reported cases of Lyme in the U.S. has tripled, but here’s what the CDC doesn’t want you to know. …

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Chronic Lyme Disease Summit

Chronic Lyme Disease Summit #3

Many people live their lives suffering from unexplained symptoms such as insomnia, endless fatigue, inability to think clearly, and many other long-lasting and inhibitory problems. This could be indicative of a greater issue. Lyme disease is known as the great …

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How Antibiotics Negatively Affect Your Gut

How Antibiotics Negatively Affect Your Gut

Antibiotics are powerful medications that can be used to effectively treat a variety of conditions. However, reckless use can cause significant damage to the gut resulting in microbial imbalance and widespread dysfunction. To protect the gut and overall health it …

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