Dr. David Brownstein, M.D., is a board-certified family physician and one of the nation’s foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. He is editor of Dr. David Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health newsletter. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success with natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice. His books include Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do!; Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It; Salt Your Way To Health; The Miracle of Natural Hormones; Overcoming Arthritis, Overcoming Thyroid Disorders; The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet; and The Guide to Healthy Eating. He is the medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Mich., where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their teenage daughters, Hailey and Jessica.

Dr. David Brownstein, M.D.

Because we are exposed to an ever-increasing number of toxins in our food as well as our environment, the immune system can become overloaded with toxins. When this happens, illnesses are more likely to develop. [Full Story]
Because we are exposed to an ever-increasing number of toxins in our food as well as our environment, the immune system can become overloaded with toxins. When this happens, illnesses are more likely to develop. [Full Story]
Continuous exposure to toxic elements has increased our need for optimal , rather than minimal , intake of nutrients. Exposure to toxins requires increasing vitamin and mineral ingestion, including vitamin B12. [Full Story]
There are perhaps no more important blood tests than thyroid tests. It is estimated that from 10 percent to 40 percent of the U.S. population is suffering from an undiagnosed thyroid problem. [Full Story]
In addition to unrefined salt, vitamin C is very helpful for ameliorating side effects from iodine supplementation. Similar to iodine, vitamin C is a strong antioxidant that helps to keep detoxification pathways open.
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Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical compound that is used to make polycarbonate resin, a component of many plastics including food and beverage containers. Scientists recently examined the association between BPA concentration and body mass outcomes in children. [Full Story]
One relatively recent development in antacid medications is a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors, which can reduce gastric acid secretion as much as 99 percent by blocking its mechanism of production. [Full Story]
Doctors frequently are confused about iron testing. Many feel that, if a hemoglobin level is normal, then the iron level is normal. That is not true. It takes moderate to severe iron deficiency to result in a lowered hemoglobin level. [Full Story]
Many patients suffering from thyroid deficiency, or hypothyroidism, do not produce enough stomach acid. Stomach acid is necessary to properly digest food as well as eliminate bacteria from food. [Full Story]
A recent issue of the International Journal of Epidemiology included a report on a study of 48,631 pregnant Norwegian women that took place from 1999-2008. [Full Story]

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