FDA Approved Candy Flavored ADHD Medication For Kids Hits The Market : Dr. Kim's Blog

FDA Approved Candy Flavored ADHD Medication For Kids Hits The Market

FDA Approved Candy Flavored ADHD Medication For Kids Hits The Market

Early last year, the Federal Food and Drug Administration approved a candy-flavored amphetamine-based medication that is now being marketed to kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The drug is called Adzenys. It is a chewable, fruit-flavored drug designed with the same active ingredient as other popular ADHD medications, such as Adderall, d-amphetamine. The drug, which is essentially an extended release gummy amphetimine-based drug, was approved by the FDA for patients as young as six years old. Continue reading “FDA Approved Candy Flavored ADHD Medication For Kids Hits The Market”

Is Your Doctor Doing The Right Thyroid Tests? : Dr. Kim's Blog

Is Your Doctor Doing The Right Thyroid Tests?

Is Your Doctor Doing The Right Thyroid Tests?

Hypothyroid symptoms can be from many causes. Primary hypothyroidism is due to a decrease in the thyroid gland producing and secreting thyroid hormone. It may also be caused by issues within the thyroid gland, pituitary gland or hypothalamus gland or the regulation systems of each. There are many causes of hypo-thyroid and testing to determine if the problem is with the thyroid gland, peripheral conversion of thyroid hormone, the hypothalamus gland or pituitary gland is vital when looking to treat a thyroid condition. Continue reading “Is Your Doctor Doing The Right Thyroid Tests?”

Is Nutritional Testing Right for You? : Dr. Kim's Blog

Is Nutritional Testing Right for You?

Is Nutritional Testing Right for You?

Vitamin, mineral and antioxidant deficiencies have been shown to suppress the functions of the immune system leaving us more susceptible to chronic diseases like arthritis, autoimmune conditions, cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

But I hear from patients all the time “I eat a balanced diet, exercise and take a multivitamin, how can I be missing nutrients?” Did you know that 50% of people taking multivitamins are still nutritionally deficient?  Many people lead healthy lifestyles, yet some individuals still have deficiencies. Why? Continue reading “Is Nutritional Testing Right for You?”

Soluble vs Insoluble Fiber - What's the Difference? : Dr. Kim's Blog

Soluble vs Insoluble Fiber – What’s the Difference?

Soluble vs Insoluble Fiber – What’s the Difference?

For years we’ve been told by doctors to “increase our fiber intake” for various reasons. Unfortunately we’re not give a whole lot of direction.  There are two types of fiber – soluble and insoluble – and they function very differently.  If you’re new to fiber research, you may even think you need to decide which one is best.  Truth is, they’re both the best and you’ll want to make sure you’re consuming an adequate amount of both.

Insoluble fiber and soluble fiber have different benefits and they come from different sources.  How much you consume of each is largely dependent on the reason you’re seeking to add fiber to your diet, as well as your gender and age.  Both insoluble and soluble fiber are undigested, making it a very intelligent calorie source, but they do function differently while in your body.  Insoluble fiber passes largely intact, while soluble fiber will form a gel of sorts while being passed.  This makes their benefits quite different. Continue reading “Soluble vs Insoluble Fiber – What’s the Difference?”