Category Archives: Hormones

Understanding Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOs)

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOs) affects approximately one in seven women of reproductive age in the United States, PCOS is a common endocrine disorder that owes its name to clusters of pearl-sized, fluid-filled cysts found within the ovaries of women suffering the condition. Learn more about the condition, the signs and symptoms, how it’s diagnosed, and integrative approaches to treat the condition now at our Polycystic Ovary Syndrome page.

Support the Documentary Sick to Death!

I’m honored to have been interviewed for and featured in a new documentary, Sick to Death! The film is being produced by award-winning filmmaker and thyroid patient Maggie Hadleigh-West.

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Maggie is telling her own story of years of misdiagnosis and mistreatment, as well as exploring the difficulties many other patients similarly face in getting properly diagnosed and treated for thyroid problems.

Going up against the medical establishment, big pharma, and other impediments, Maggie is fearlessly exposing and depicting what many of us know all too well about thyroid disease: That the “by the numbers” diagnosis, and cookie-cutter treatments promoted by mainstream medicine and drug companies do a total disservice to many patients, and patients – and some pratitioners — are sick of it!

Maggie started with a grant from the Guggenheim Foundation, but now needs to raise $10,000 to get the film to rough cut stage, and with even more support, she can finish the film quickly and get it out there to start shaking things up and making people really think about the state of thyroid treatment.

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Please consider contributing any amount to the Kickstarter campaign. Many contributions even come with special gifts – including copies of the film, VIP premiere tickets, books, posters and screenings.

You can contribute to the Kickstarter campaign here.

I’m interviewed in the Kickstarter video, along with my colleagues Dr. Kent Holtorf and Dr. Chuck Mary, and patient advocates Mary Shomon and Dana Trentini.

The Kickstarter effort will run for a month, so now is the time to make your donation. Also, please share the Kickstarter link — https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/827276483/sick-to-death
— with anyone who cares about improving thyroid care!