Low testosterone, the liver, and sex hormone binding globulin

This is the fourth video in the video series on low testosterone. When you are working with a functional medicine clinician or an alternative medicine clinician, one area that may be check is the liver and detoxification. Many people know that the liver affects how they detoxify metals and other chemicals. However, many people do not know the intimate relationship … Read More

Low Testosterone and Cortisol.

This is the third video on the functional medicine approaches to low testosterone. When we are trying to discover the cause of low testosterone, one place to look is the level of cortisol. Cortisol is a person’s stress hormone. It goes up whenever they are engaged in a stressful situation. If you are stressed for a long period of time, … Read More

Low Testosterone Video Series, Part 2: The Pituitary Gland

Hey everyone. This is the second video in this series on low testosterone. The cause of low testosterone that we are covering today is low functioning of the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is under command of the hypothalamus. It’s role is to send hormones out to signal the release of hormones from different glands including the thyroid, the adrenals, … Read More

Low Testosterone Video Series: Introduction

This is the first video in Dr. Ball’s video blog on functional medicine. In functional medicine, alternative medicine, and chiropractic, the practitioner strives to find the cause of a person’s problem instead of just using a ‘band-aid’ approach. The hope is that the person will stop needing the therapy and live their life without having to continuously take something. Low … Read More

Gluten Can Still Harm in Absence of Celiac Disease

Can Gluten Hurt Someone Without Celiac? This will be a very simple blog post but a very important one. Honestly, some of you might roll your eyes and think, “Obviously NCGS (non-celiac gluten sensitivity) is a real thing.” So if you just want the punch-line its this: Gluten can still harm people who do not have celiac disease. Before I … Read More

Statins can paradoxically cause more heart disease

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25655639 The above link is a very interesting paper from the Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology. This is a very prestigious journal that has courageously published a research article talking about why statins weirdly can cause worsening of the disease that they are supposed to correct. When statin drugs were first invented that intuitively seemed like a good idea. Plaques … Read More