Dr. Laura M. Brown, ND's Latest Posts

Dr. Laura: Epstein Barr Virus Linked to Several AutoImmune Diseases

The Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) we know mostly as “mono” yields connections to several autoimmune diseases. Who Gets EBV? More than 90% of the world’s population is infected with EBV. The age of contraction varies and for many it lays dormant for years. Like other human herpes forms of virus (EBV is HHV4), it reactivates […]

| September 19th 2018

Dr. Laura: How does your thyroid function?

Feeling tired, loosing hair, bring fog, brittle nails, constipated,  periods heavy and cholesterol rising? Perhaps your thyroid is to blame. What does thyroid hormone do? Thyroid hormone keeps: our metabolism humming hair and skin smooth and silky muscles and tendons well lubricated mood bright digestion moving along brain firing on al cylinders LDL cholesterol at […]

| September 13th 2018

Dr. Laura: Is Fasting Safe?

Fasting is part of the human existence for thousands of years. As you will learn in this article, not only is it safe, it has numerous health benefits. What is fasting? There are many ways people approach a fast. It is simply a period of not eating. It may be done weekly until you reach […]

| August 22nd 2018

Dr. Laura: Ear Wax Facts

Earwax, (medically known as cerumen auris) is a protective normal secretion from a skin gland in the external ear canal. Some people make more earwax than others. Certain habits or careers may put an individual more at risk for earwax impaction.   Do you wear earphones, earplugs hearing aids or use Q-tips? Do you have […]

| August 15th 2018

Dr. Laura: Long Term Effects of Cortisol and Stress

Cortisol is released in a daily rhythm, but also in response to stress. Ever wonder what are the long term effects of cortisol (stress) in the body? picture from  philosophytalk.org Long term danger can be perceived in the form of anything that takes away our freedom, feeling unloved, feelings of insecurity, projecting into the future […]

| August 2nd 2018

Dr. Laura shares: Gluten exposure common in Celiac patients

Even on Gluten-Free Diet, Harmful Exposures May Be Common By Anne Harding March 22, 2018 (Reuters Health) – Carefully following a gluten-free diet might not protect people with celiac disease from exposure to potentially harmful amounts of gluten, new findings suggest. “Individuals who are on a gluten free diet are consuming more gluten than we actually imagined. […]

| July 23rd 2018

Dr. Laura Shares: GUT Viruses Implicated in Parkinson’s Disease

This article on the link between viruses found in the gastrointestinal tract and Parkinson’s Disease is from www.medscape.com Gut Viruses a Potential Trigger for Parkinson’s Disease? Pauline Anderson July 19, 2018 Shifts in gut bacteriophages, viruses that infect and replicate within bacteria, are implicated in the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease (PD), new research suggests. “Most likely, bacteriophages […]

| July 20th 2018

Dr. Laura: Anxiety Antidotes

Is there a solution to anxiety, feeling uneasy, overwhelmed, or difficulty concentrating? We can feel anxious for just about anything. How does this happen? What is going on in the body while this happens? How do you make it stop? Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in North America as stated by the […]

| July 12th 2018

Dr. Laura: 21 Reasons You Might be Constipated

Bowels that move slow or are difficult to pass are not only uncomfortable, they are unhealthy. It is important we eliminate from our bowels at least once, and up to three times per day. Constipation is an issue affecting up to 20% of the population(1). When the stool stays in the colon for extending lengths […]

| July 7th 2018

Dr. Laura’s Electrolyte Recipes

Working out or exercising outdoors? Have you thought of an electrolyte replacement recipe? If you are active for more than an hour, replacing your electrolytes might help boost your performance, not to mention your health. Electrolyte replacement recipes: A.           1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 cups of filtered […]

| July 3rd 2018