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Bryan Walsh

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Bryan Walsh, ND, is a licensed, board-certified Naturopathic Physician who operates a private practice in Maryland. He earned his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from the University of Bridgeport and holds a BS in Psychology from the University of San Diego.

Dr. Walsh specializes in natural solutions for thyroid conditions, hormone imbalances, blood sugar and adrenal issues, and autoimmune conditions. He also teaches courses in biochemistry, physiology, and pathophysiology as an instructor at University of Western States.


Articles by Bryan Walsh, ND

Blood sugar management: What your doctor doesn't know about glucose testing

Blood sugar management:

Blood sugar management is important for preventing everything from hypoglycemia to full blown diabetes. However, monitoring blood glucose is rarely as straightforward as it seems. In this article we'll discuss the current gold standard for measuring a person's glucose management. We'll also share some problems with the most popular tests. Finally, we'll review the best ways to interpret your results.

Vitamin D supplements:

In recent years, vitamin D supplements have been promoted as a “cure” for just about everything that ails us, from osteoporosis to obesity. And vitamin D deficiency afflicts almost half the population. But is high-dose vitamin D supplementation really the panacea that it seems? Find out why vitamin D matters, how it interacts with other important nutrients – and what to do to ensure you’re getting the right dose.

Doctor Detective with Bryan Walsh

In this month’s case study, Dr. Detective explains why even healthy people can suffer from reactive hypoglycemia, and shares a simple prescription for maintaining stable blood sugar between meals.

Invasion of the bad bugs

In this month’s case study, Dr. Detective learns that while taking probiotics can help restore bacterial balance, sometimes it’s not enough to ensure gut health and function.

Doctor Detective with Bryan Walsh

In this week’s case study, Dr. Detective discovers an unsuspected cardiovascular risk marker in his apparently healthy patient, and guides the patient towards some nutritional solutions.

Doctor Detective with Bryan Walsh

In this week’s case study, we meet a woman who can't lose weight despite following a good diet and exercise program. Problem is, her low thyroid symptoms don't show up on a conventional lab panel. Here, we use a more extensive thyroid assessment to identify her problem and put her on the road to recovery.

Doctor Detective with Bryan Walsh

In this week’s case study, meet a woman who's tired, struggling to lose weight, and on a blood sugar roller coaster. It seems like an open-and-shut case of "adrenal fatigue". But what happens when the conventional protocols for treating "tired adrenals" don't work? Our Dr. Detective team comes up with another explanation.

Doctor Detective with Bryan Walsh

In this week’s case study, the patient is a young student with empty pockets and a nagging yeast infection. Sounds innocuous enough—but it turns out that her “problem” is really a symptom of diabetes, and she needs insulin. The patient can’t afford a hospital visit. Can Doctor Detective reduce her glucose until she sees her allopathic doctor?

Doctor Detective with Bryan Walsh

In this week's case study, Doctor Detective meets a woman suffering from adult acne. But he quickly discovers that acne is the least of her problems. With sex hormone, cortisol, and blood sugar imbalances, can Doctor Detective help get her back on the right track? Find out below.

When hormones go bad

Low hormone symptoms can have multiple causes. Many things can go wrong in this complex chain. If you're experiencing symptoms of hormonal dysfunction, look at the "big picture" and consider all the possibilities when seeking health care.

7 thyroid issues your doc likely missed

Imagine seven people all lined up next to each other. Each one of them reports that they have the exact same thyroid-related symptoms: fatigue, difficulty losing weight, constipation, the “blues”, cold hands and feet, and feeling puffy all the time. Interestingly, each of these seven people can have a different defect in thyroid physiology and there is a strong likelihood that none of them will be diagnosed correctly.

Coffee and hormones:

In today's update, PN's Dr Bryan Walsh attempts to answer the question: is coffee good for us or not? And he tackles the question by looking at the effects on our neuroendocrine and immune systems. Whether you drink coffee or abstain, this is one article you'll want to check out.

Preventing neurodegeneration

The anti-aging movement has it completely wrong. It's not about hormones. It is about brain function. And in this article, we provide a broad overview of the brain as well as share some important ways of improving brain function through nutrition.

The at-home test for gluten sensitivity

There's a lot of discussion about gluten and gluten sensitivity lately. Is this the latest health-nut craze? Or is it a legitimate issue we all need to take more seriously? Find out just how damaging gluten can be - and where you can go to find out if you're gluten sensitive.

Female hormones:

With the complexity of a female’s hormonal system, why does conventional medicine take such an overly simplistic view of it? Check out this article for a deeper understanding of female hormonal physiology.

Testosterone problems:

Low testosterone -- and low testosterone symptoms aren't just for the sedentary and poorly nourished. Even active men can be affected. If you're a man interested in optimal health, this is an article you'll want to read.

Four reasons you’re not losing fat

What happens if you’ve got the diet and the exercise part down pat; if your social support is great; your psychology on track… and you still can’t lose fat? Well, that’s when you’ve gotta dig deeper physiologically. That’s when you have to look to the 4 major physiological systems that could be holding you back.

Fix your gut, fix your health

What we eat can affect the way we feel, think, and behave. Indeed, the gastrointestinal tract has often been called the "second brain". You've probably heard the phrase "gut feeling". Actually, we don't often feel our guts, until it's too late. Here's how to identify common GI disorders, and what to do about them.

The Adrenal Glands

Are you an adrenaline junkie? Or are your adrenals junky? The adrenal glands seem to be taking the rap for everything these days. Naturopath Bryan Walsh explains the truth and fiction about the glands that make our lives more exciting. (No, not THOSE ones.)

Trouble losing body fat?

There are two things the body needs to produce energy: Oxygen and glucose. Without either, in sufficient amounts, tolerance to exercise, ability to lose weight, athletic performance and overall health all suffer. In this article we'll discuss the first: Oxygen. Why it's important and why subclinical problems with oxygen delivery can stand in the way of your health and fitness.

Green tea health risks:

Green tea has received a lot of positive media attention in recent years. But is it really good for everyone? Can green tea actually HARM you? The answer may surprise you.