Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Your Health : Dr Kim's Blog

Why Suppression Of Disease Is Making Us Unhealthy

Anyone who has been badly injured definitely knows the difference between relief from a pain killer and being healed.  In many cases of trauma, pain killers are needed.  Studies have actually shown that comfort and healing go hand in hand.  The same goes for antibiotics.  If you have a bad infection – whether internally like pneumonia, or externally like a dog bite, antibiotics are life saving.  But with both examples – pain or infection – there comes a point when you need to ask yourself if you SHOULD still be in pain, or if you SHOULD still be having infections.   Continue reading “Why Suppression Of Disease Is Making Us Unhealthy”

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?”

The Importance of De-Prescribing Medication : Dr. Kim's Blog

The Importance of De-Prescribing Medication

The Importance of De-Prescribing Medication

In our current healthcare system of auto-refills, e-prescriptions, and mindless “check box” medication reconciliation, patients may continue taking medications years after they no longer need them, and even years after their original prescriber intended them to stop. There is no doubt that many Americans are over-medicated, and the problem compounds itself as we age.  Unfortunately modern medical school prepares physicians to prescribe medications for treatment of illness and disease, but little to no time is spent teaching something just as important: de-prescribing.  Continue reading “The Importance of De-Prescribing Medication”