Here is an interview I did that was printed in Whole Live Times.
It specifically mentions my thoughts on supplements (supposedly “healthy” supplements) and how they can wreak havoc in someone who is dealing with autoimmune conditions.
Some of these “healthy” nutrients, such as oat bran, kelp, iodine, green tea, echinacea and grape skin, can actually make you feel worse. depending upon your unique immune system!
Some people may not realize that they even have an autoimmune condition. Thyroid autoimmune issues especially often are missed. They may look more like anxiety or depression and the person may be prescribed anti-depressants or anti-anxiety meds when they actually have an immune system issue that may be causing brain inflammation. I see this situation often.
In their attempt to feel better, many people come into my office with many bottles of supplements they have purchased. Some are good for them, but most are only contributing to them not feeling well…even though they are “good quality supplements with healthy ingredients”. The problem is, they are not beneficial for that person.
This can all be very confusing and frustrating since many of you are using and taking things that “worked for someone else” but don’t seem to be working for you.
It’s important to find out what understand the underlying mechanisms causing the symtoms, and take what is needed to strengthen your unique system!
Yours in health, healing and happiness,
Dr. Elena 😉