Fri, 1 June 2018
One of Canada’s leading functional medicine doctors discusses how to “personalize the investigation” and uncover the source of the fatigue and inflammation.
(Sometimes we know we’re inflamed and unwell—because our joints ache, etc.—but learning which tests and tools can help you discover where the fire is coming from can be of use.
Dr. John Dempster can assist you with that.
He reveals his top four tests that will help uncover the source of imbalances in your body.
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Here are a few key timestamps:
02:07 Autoimmune disorders are more prevalent today. One of the reasons is due to improved diagnostics and we use them more often.
03:41 The thyroid is often the target of our immune system because we are exposed to so many toxins, both exogenous and endogenous.
05:49 If you have a familial history of a certain illness or condition, you can take your health under your own control and reduce your risk.
08:50 Beta hydroxybutyrate is a powerful epigenetic modulator, effecting DNA expression and stability.
09:12Being in ketosis helps all levels of inflammation and insulin control. Diets should always be customized to the individual.
10:48 If a thyroid issue is suspected, Dr. Dempster performs 7 direct thyroid tests on his patients: free T3, free T4, TSH, anti-.TPO, antithyroglobulin, reverse T3 and TSI.
12:12 It is imperative that your doctor look at the gut as a form of diagnostics and treatment, if there is autoimmunity suggested.
13:10 Chelation of metals is not right or necessary for everyone.
19:09 There is no perfect food test. Sometimes reactions are delayed by up to 2 weeks.
21:28 When symptoms abate, it may be time to reintroduce foods, especially health promoting ones.
22:58 Intestinal permeability, stool analysis and other gut testing is done on all of Dr. Dempster’s patients with chronic disease. It provides a customized roadmap of what is going on in the body.
24:56 If you suspect autoimmunity with gut issues, like Hashimoto’s, you need to look at all of your major organs, inflammatory markers (hs-CRP), do the 7 thyroid tests, do a micronutrient analysis and core hormone panel. The Dutch test is the most comprehensive hormone test.
27:33 Adrenal fatigue may be a way your body compensates for systemic inflammation.
31:51 Dr. Dempster is about to launch an online mental wellness community.
33:18 Dr. Dempster’s Morning Routine: He does affirmations, declares 3 things for which he is grateful, has daddy-daughter time, eats breakfast with his family and walks to work.
34:55 Dr. Dempster’s single favorite exercise is pushups, but not everyone can do that. Walking is something everyone can do.
36:12 Dr. Dempster’s favorite nutrient is turmeric/curcumin for its gut and overall healing effect.. Supplements do not replace eating real food.
37:15 Dr. Dempster’s elevator pitch is that we should have policy that reduces sugar that our children consume at school and reduces refined sugars in our foods across the board.
Watch the Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgI9Wa_aCP0