Soyona Rafatjah, MD is a board-certified Family Physician who practices Integrative and Functional concierge medicine at Prime Health in Denver, CO.

How To Cure Hypothyroidism Permanently

How To Cure Hypothyroidism Permanently

Around 15 million Americans have hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). However, up to 60% of those with a thyroid disorder are completely unaware of it. Hypothyroidism symptoms include weight gain, memory loss, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Many doctors insist “permanent” hypothyroidism is incurable. At Prime Health Denver, we’ve worked with patients to learn how to…

Hypothyroidism: Symptoms, Reversal & More

Hypothyroidism: Symptoms, Reversal & More

Your thyroid affects every single cell in your body. It makes sense, then, that a thyroid disorder can greatly disrupt your daily life. Hypothyroidism is the most common thyroid disorder. It can lead to muscle weakness, sensitivity to cold, impaired memory, weight gain, and so much more. One type of hypothyroidism is called “permanent hypothyroidism” — most doctors will prescribe drugs for the rest of your life, laden with side effects.

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How To Meditate…

How To Meditate To Enhance Wellbeing. Meditation is a complementary health practice – meaning it’s a self-care practice that has benefits when practiced in conjunction with your doctor’s recommendations. Meditation has multiple benefits for both your physical and mental health: It can reduce stress, lower anxiety, improve quality of sleep, and even help reduce chronic pain.

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Meditation: Why You Should Try it

Why You Should Try Meditation. Meditation has earned its spot as a buzzword in modern society—though it’s a practice that originated about 5,000 years ago. You may associate meditation with spiritual traditions including Buddhism and Hinduism, but this ancient practice has now made its way into the secular realm and is considered a complementary health…

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When is Snoring a Cause for Concern?

Light snoring isn’t worrisome from an overall health perspective. It may annoy your partner, but it won’t have a serious impact on your overall health. However, snoring can be a symptom of something more serious, especially if you find yourself snoring chronically, night after night. Further, if you can’t stop snoring no matter the sleep…

Snoring 101: Is it a Big Deal if I Snore?

Snoring 101: Is it a Big Deal?

It’s one of those human things that can be embarrassing, annoying, funny and for some, downright dangerous. We’re talking about snoring. If you or a loved one have a tendency to snore, it’s important to educate yourself about when snoring is a light annoyance and when it can be a symptom of a serious sleep…

strategies for safer sun protection

Strategies for Safer Sun Protection

Chemical sunscreens are in the news due to the FDA’s call for more safety data on their primary ingredients. This leaves many searching for strategies for safer sun protection to protect ourselves from ultraviolet rays that cause sunburn, skin damage and skin cancer. Oxybenzone, a primary ingredient in chemical sunscreens, is a suspected endocrine disruptor…