A Message from Martin Rutherford: Happy Holiday Season and New Year in 2023

Hey there! How’s it going? I hope you had a fantastic Christmas! Now that we’re gearing up for the new year, I wanted to give you a little update and ask for your input. Over the past couple of years, we’ve been focusing on Hashimoto’s, a condition that’s affecting many patients. It’s incredible how prevalent it’s becoming and how it can impact various health conditions like chronic fatigue, chronic pain, fertility problems, and more. We’ve been discussing this topic for quite some time because it delves into so many areas of physiology, and it’s been eye-opening for both us and our patients.

We’ve received so much positive feedback from people who have found relief and improved health through our videos, and it truly warms our hearts. As we plan for the upcoming year, we’re thinking of expanding our content beyond Hashimoto’s and addressing other areas like chronic pain, fibromyalgia, post-concussion syndrome, chronic fatigue, and blood sugar problems. But before we finalize our plans, we really want to hear from you. We value your input, so if there’s a specific topic or area of interest you’d like us to cover, please let us know. Your feedback will play a big role in shaping the content we create moving forward. So, after you’ve enjoyed your gluten-free New Year, take some time to think about it, and we’ll be eagerly awaiting your thoughts. Thank you for being a part of our community, and here’s to a happy and healthy 2023!

A Message from Martin Rutherford: Happy Holiday Season and New Year in 2023


Hey, how you doing? I hope you had a good Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year. Today, I wanted to talk to you about our plans for the upcoming year and get your input on what content you would like to see more of. We’ve been focusing on Hashimoto’s for the past couple of years, as it is a condition that seems to be affecting many patients we see in our office. But we want to make sure we’re addressing topics that are important to you. So, let’s dive in and discuss Hashimoto’s, functional medicine, and functional neurology, as well as potential future topics for our content.

Hashimoto’s: A Condition Affecting Many Patients

Overview of Hashimoto’s

Hashimoto’s is a condition that affects the thyroid gland, leading to an underactive thyroid or hypothyroidism. It is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the thyroid gland, causing inflammation and damage. Over time, this results in decreased thyroid hormone production, leading to various symptoms and health complications.

Prevalence of Hashimoto’s

Hashimoto’s is becoming increasingly prevalent in society, and it seems to be connected to several other health conditions. For example, many patients with chronic fatigue or chronic pain have been found to have Hashimoto’s. It’s estimated that about 80% of people with chronic fatigue and 70% of people with chronic pain may have Hashimoto’s as an underlying cause. Additionally, Hashimoto’s has been linked to post-concussion syndrome, fertility problems, irritable bowel syndrome, and other health issues.

Impact of Hashimoto’s on Health Conditions

Hashimoto’s has a significant impact on overall health and can contribute to a wide range of symptoms and health conditions. By understanding and addressing Hashimoto’s, we can potentially improve various aspects of a person’s health. That’s why it’s crucial to dive deeper into functional medicine and functional neurology, which can play a crucial role in treating Hashimoto’s and its associated conditions.

Functional Medicine and Functional Neurology

Understanding Functional Medicine

Functional medicine takes a comprehensive approach to healthcare by addressing the underlying causes of a patient’s symptoms and health conditions. It recognizes that each person is unique and that there are often multiple factors contributing to their health issues. Functional medicine practitioners focus on identifying and addressing imbalances in the body, such as hormonal imbalances, gut health issues, nutrient deficiencies, and autoimmune reactions, to name a few. By addressing these underlying imbalances, functional medicine aims to restore health and improve overall well-being.

Importance of Functional Medicine in Addressing Health Conditions

Functional medicine is particularly important when it comes to addressing complex and chronic health conditions such as Hashimoto’s. Traditional medicine often focuses on managing symptoms with medication, while functional medicine aims to identify and address the root causes of these conditions. By taking a more comprehensive approach, functional medicine can provide patients with a more personalized and effective treatment plan.

Role of Functional Neurology in Treating Hashimoto’s

Functional neurology focuses on the relationship between the brain and the rest of the body. It recognizes that the brain plays a vital role in controlling and coordinating all bodily functions. Therefore, when treating conditions like Hashimoto’s that affect the thyroid, it’s essential to consider the brain’s involvement. Functional neurology techniques, including brain rehabilitation exercises and other therapies, can help manage symptoms and improve overall neurological function in patients with Hashimoto’s.

Topics for Future Content

As we plan for the upcoming year, we are considering various topics to cover in our future content. We want to ensure that we are addressing subjects that are relevant and helpful to you. Here are a few potential topics we are considering:

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a widespread issue, and many individuals with conditions like fibromyalgia may benefit from a comprehensive approach to their care. We can explore the underlying causes of chronic pain and discuss strategies for managing and alleviating this debilitating condition.


Fibromyalgia is a complex condition characterized by widespread muscle and joint pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances, and cognitive difficulties. By examining the connection between fibromyalgia and underlying health imbalances, we can provide insights and strategies for managing this condition.

Post-Concussion Syndrome

Post-concussion syndrome can have long-lasting effects on a person’s health and well-being. By delving into the connection between concussions, brain function, and the body’s response, we can explore strategies to help individuals recover and regain optimal brain function.

Chronic Fatigue

Chronic fatigue is a debilitating condition that affects millions of people worldwide. We can discuss the potential underlying causes of chronic fatigue, such as Hashimoto’s, and provide strategies to manage fatigue and improve overall energy levels.

Blood Sugar Problems

Blood sugar problems, even without a diabetes diagnosis, can have a significant impact on overall health and well-being. By addressing the connection between blood sugar imbalances and various health conditions, we can provide insights and strategies for maintaining stable blood sugar levels.

A Message from Martin Rutherford: Happy Holiday Season and New Year in 2023

Viewer Input and Feedback

Encouraging Viewers to Provide Input

We value your input and want to create content that is helpful and relevant to you. We encourage you to provide feedback and let us know what topics you would like us to cover in our future videos. You can leave comments or email us at powerhealthreno@gmail.com.

Importance of Viewer Feedback

Your feedback is crucial to guiding the creation of future content. By knowing what topics interest you and what information you find most valuable, we can tailor our videos to meet your needs. So, please don’t hesitate to reach out and let us know your thoughts.

Impact of Videos on People’s Health

We are grateful for the positive feedback we have received so far and the impact our videos have had on people’s health. It is incredibly rewarding to hear stories from individuals who have found relief and improvement in their conditions through the information we provide. Our goal is to continue to create content that supports your health journey and empowers you to make informed decisions about your well-being.

Future Plans

Possibility of Creating Classes

In the upcoming year, we are considering the possibility of creating classes to provide more in-depth information on specific topics. These classes would delve deeper into the underlying causes of certain health conditions and provide practical strategies for managing and improving them. We believe that education is key to empowering individuals to take charge of their health, and these classes could be a valuable resource.

Focus on Topics like Anxiety

Another area of focus for the upcoming year is anxiety. Anxiety disorders are prevalent and can significantly affect a person’s quality of life. By exploring the underlying causes of anxiety and providing strategies for managing and reducing anxiety symptoms, we aim to help individuals find relief and improve their overall well-being.

Goals for the Upcoming Year

Our goals for the upcoming year are to continue providing valuable content that addresses the needs and interests of our viewers. We will strive to support individuals with conditions like Hashimoto’s, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, post-concussion syndrome, chronic fatigue, and blood sugar problems. Additionally, we aim to expand our reach and impact, helping as many people as possible achieve optimal health and well-being.

A Message from Martin Rutherford: Happy Holiday Season and New Year in 2023


As we embark on a new year, we want to thank you for your support and engagement. We are committed to providing informative and helpful content that addresses the needs of our viewers. Please share your input and let us know what topics you would like us to cover in our future videos. Together, we can continue to learn, grow, and improve our health and well-being. Here’s to a fantastic 2023 filled with health, happiness, and success!