Dr Martin Rutherford

Diagnosing Graves’ Disease: A Complex and Controversial Perspective

Graves’ disease is a complicated and often controversial condition to diagnose. This article explores the complexities of diagnosing Graves’ disease, the overlap with Hashimoto’s disease, and the challenges faced in distinguishing between the two. A blend of professional experience and an understanding of the current state of autoimmune thyroid disease diagnosis are brought together to provide insights into this multifaceted issue.

The Impact of Blood Sugar Spikes on Hashimoto’s

Discover how blood sugar fluctuations play a crucial role in the development and management of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Learn about the effects of dysglycemia on cortisol levels, inflammation, and immune responses. Explore the significance of blood sugar control and its influence on Hashimoto’s symptoms and overall thyroid health.

Is Fibromyalgia a Real Diagnosis?

Fibromyalgia, often deemed a ‘diagnosis of default’, is a complex, multi-symptomatic condition, more than mere muscle pain. It’s a unique constellation of various dysfunctional systems in each patient, not a definitive diagnosis. The term, however, provides a shared language for sufferers, legitimizing their experiences.

Understanding Hashimoto’s Flare-Ups: A Comprehensive Overview

Understanding Hashimoto’s flare-ups is key to managing this complex autoimmune condition. Discover the triggers, symptoms, and strategies for effective management in our comprehensive guide.

COVID-19 and Autoimmunity: A Trigger We Can’t Ignore

Dr. Rutherford, an experienced practitioner in autoimmune diseases, has observed a trend of COVID-19 acting as a trigger for autoimmune responses. His patients reported worsened or new autoimmune symptoms after contracting COVID-19. This article delves into his experiences, the historical links between viruses and autoimmunity, and the emerging recognition in the medical community of COVID-19 as a potential autoimmune trigger.

Calming The Storm: Managing The Fight or Flight Response for Improved Health

Understanding and managing the fight or flight response is key to tackling chronic diseases like fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. This primal defense mechanism, governed by the brain, is crucial in handling stress. However, when overactive, it can exacerbate chronic conditions. Through tailored solutions focusing on neuron function and individual needs, we can calm this response for improved health.

Hashimoto’s Disease: Its Impact on Your Immune System

Hashimoto’s disease, an autoimmune condition, causes a consistent immune response, weakening the immune system. Common triggers include gluten exposure, food sensitivities, and overworking. With at least 42 known triggers, the immune system is under constant strain, which can increase susceptibility to illnesses such as colds and flus, ultimately leading to increased health risks.

Is It Hashimoto’s or Menopause?

As women go through various hormonal changes throughout their lives it can be challenging to differentiate between different conditions that share similar symptoms.

Hashimoto’s and menopause are two such conditions that often get confused with each other.

Controlling Inflammation With Autoimmunity

Inflammation is a natural immune response that helps protect the body against harmful invaders such as bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens. However, when inflammation becomes chronic and persists in the body, it can lead to a variety of health problems, including autoimmune diseases.

Will an Antibiotic Fix SIBO?

Antibiotics are often prescribed to treat SIBO, but will they really fix the problem?