Author Archives: kjhindman

Pyroluria

Pyroluria What is pyroluria? Pyroluria is a genetic disorder caused by abnormal hemoglobin synthesis.  Hemoglobin is the protein in red blood cells that contains iron and carries oxygen throughout the body.  During hemoglobin synthesis, by-product compounds called kryptopyrroles are formed.  … Continue reading

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Methylation

Methylation Methylation is a process where a methyl group (a carbon and three hydrogens) is attached to another substance.   Current research estimates that 30 to 40 percent of the population has abnormalities in one or two of the genes for … Continue reading

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All you ever wanted to know about thyroid

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Thyroid   Thyroid anatomy and physiology   Thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped organ located in front of the throat.  The follicular cells of the thyroid gland secrete tetraiodothyronine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), … Continue reading

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Auto-Immune Conditions

Autoimmune conditions occur when the immune system starts attacking the body’s own cells thinking they are abnormal or foreign.  There are two general types of autoimmune diseases: those that affect specific organs, such as the pancreas (Type I diabetes), and … Continue reading

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Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a complex array of chronic infection, inflammation, toxicity, and immune dysregulation.  It is the number one vector-borne disease in theUnited Statestoday and is reaching epidemic proportions.  As of 2009, there were approximately 38,000 reported cases of Lyme … Continue reading

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Tics and Tourette’s Syndrome

 Tics are repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations.  They can be classified as transient or simple, chronic, or as part of diagnosing Tourette’s syndrome (TS).  Transient/simple tics are sudden, brief, simple movements.  Common simple motor tics include eye blinking, facial … Continue reading

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Probiotics

Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that reside in our small and large intestines that support healthy digestive function, regulate our immune systems, produce enzymes that can kill pathogenic bacteria, and provide nutritional support, including production of vitamin K.  Probiotics have been … Continue reading

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Introduction

This page includes all my newsletter articles and many of my handouts.  You can search by keyword/topic or click on one of the tags to see all the listings under that heading.

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Gastroenterology seminar

January 21-22 was a great gastroenterology seminar with updated information on celiac and the range of gluten reactions, crohns, leaky gut syndrome, and colon cancer, and new information on small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).  Gave me lots of ideas!

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Hormones

The Endocrine System in Naturopathic Medicine, The Triple Burner in Chinese Medicine, Chinese Triple Burner Diagnoses

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