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About Dr. Starr

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Dr. Starr is a medical doctor and homeopathic physician, Board Certified by the American Board of Pain Medicine. He is an international speaker and the acclaimed author of Hypothyroidism Type 2 – The Epidemic.
We are seeing a big upswing in chronic diseases today, in large part, because we have a silent epidemic of low thyroid. A vast number of cases of fatigue, joint and muscle pain, headaches, depression, infections, metabolic syndrome and more have low thyroid and iodine deficiency at their root. Hormone imbalances, chiefly low levels of usable thyroid, are responsible for many of our aches and pains.
Having dealt with his own hypothyroid issues and having to dig for answers, Dr. Starr makes an excellent advocate for those seeking competent medical treatment for chronic diseases, thyroid hormone, and balancing of bio-identical hormones.
Dr. Starr’s mastery of pain and non-invasive healing techniques led him to develop a dedicated following among those with sports injuries.
Dr. Starr believes that medicine should not be based primarily on chemistry. Every organ, every cell, every toxin vibrates at its own frequency. The body is an energetic being. Recognizing that, we can get to the root of many problems and restore health.
Please note: We cannot give personal medical advice via email or telephone to persons that are not a patient of Dr. Mark Starr

Here is just a sample of the many symptoms and conditions that can be caused, indirectly or directly, by an under-functioning thyroid gland:

  • Appetite disruption (heightened or diminished)
  • Autoimmune conditions, including allergies, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Blood sugar disorders, such as diabetes, hypoglycemia, or a combination of the two
  • Cancers, all kinds
  • Cardiovascular abnormalities, including high cholesterol, poor circulation, heart palpitations, hypertension (high blood pressure), and hypotension (low blood pressure)
  • Dental problems, including chronic gum infections, receding gums, and TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint dysfunction (clenching of the teeth, leading to chronic inflammation and pain in the temporomandibular joint)
  • Fatigue and lethargy
  • Gastrointestinal disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome, and impaired digestion leading to constipation and nutritional disorders
  • Heart conditions, including coronary artery disease from accelerated atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), abnormal blood pressure (either too high or too low), diminished cardiac output, weakness of the heart muscle, and congestive heart failure
  • Hoarseness of voice, difficulty in swallowing, swollen enlarged tongue, and sleep apnea
  • Immune response malfunction, leading to increased infections (including Candida albicans) in all parts of the body
  • Mental and emotional problems, including difficulty in cognition, and anxiety, depression, memory loss, manic depression, psychosis, and schizophrenia
  • Metabolism malfunctions, leading to weight gain (usually) or weight loss (occasionally)
  • Muscular disturbances, including ataxia (lack of coordination), carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and weakness
  • Neurological impairment, including but not limited to ear conditions (deafness, tinnitus, and vertigo), headaches and migraines, Multiple Sclerosis, and paresthesia (numbness and “pins and needles” in nerves)
  • Pain in joints and muscles, including arthritis and fibromyalgia
  • Perspiration reduction
  • Reproductive disorders, including birth defects, cysts in breasts and ovaries, endometriosis, infertility, and menstrual disturbances
  • Respiratory conditions, including asthma, emphysema, pneumonia, and chronic sinus infections
  • Skin disorders, including acne, alopecia (hair loss), boils, dryness, eczema, hives, and psoriasis
  • Sleepiness and sleep apnea.
  • Slowed movement and speech
  • Structural weaknesses/deformities and impaired ability to repair damaged tissues, manifesting in brittle nails, brittle or scant hair (including baldness), degenerating bones (osteoporosis), malformed bones (scoliosis), and thinning and loss of eyebrows, notably the outer third
  • Temperature regulation malfunction: intolerance to heat, and excessive coldness, particularly in extremities.
  • Urinary tract problems, such as urinary infections and especially kidney failure from shrunken, scarred kidneys

March 18, 2012

In the fall of 2010, I had decided to try and re-live my youth by participating in an adult recreation kick ball league. I hadn’t played any type of competitive active sports since my early 30’s, because of a nagging hamstring injury that has lingered since high school football. At this time I was 42, and feeling like I was in fairly decent shape due to considerable hiking and time spent in the gym. I was asked to fill in one night because the team was short of players, after some thought, I decided to go ahead and play. I would just have to make sure and stretch well before playing. That evening went well and they asked my wife and I to join the league full time, so we agreed.

The season was going well, and I was having no issues with my leg. But, as time went on, the competitive juices started flowing, and in that environment, I typically do not have a half speed, it is either all or nothing. Well, needless to say, 42 is not 18! I was running to 1st base, and the play was going to be close, so I went to give that extra boost, and then it happened, my right hamstring contracted like a ball, then snapped. I dropped face first on the spot like I had just been shot! I had never felt anything so painful. So, that leads me to my first introduction to Dr. Mark Starr.

Fortunately, my wife had been seeing Dr. Starr for thyroid treatments, but she had informed me that he also specialized in sports medicine, and she by chance had an appointment scheduled the next morning, which she graciously gave up for me to see him. After an examination, he was able to locate the spot of the injury, and where the muscle was torn. He recommended the treatment that he would like to proceed with, and we agreed. As he began the treatment, he had asked if I had injured that leg before, and I told him I had back in high school. He then told me that is why it snapped again due to all of the scar tissue it had never had an opportunity to heal properly. He continued with the series of shots into the affected area to break up all of the scar tissue to allow more blood flow to the affected area. He explained to me that this would start the healing process.

After the initial treatment, Dr. Starr had me come back for therapy to help re-build the muscle. This would consist of I believe 6 – 8 sessions of, for lack of a better term, electric shock therapy. He hooked me up to a machine that seemed dated, but was extremely effective. It would contract and release the muscle to start working it back into shape. He also had me doing some light stretching and exercises.

After the treatments and therapy my leg felt better than it ever has, and to this day I still have not had any issues. I will say, age caught up with me, so I have hung up my kick ball cleats, but I will always be thankful for the treatment that Dr. Starr gave me. It is nice to be able to hike and light jog, without fear of injury.

Thanks again Dr. Starr,

Ryan Turnock

After three years of elbow (UCL reconstruction a/k/a Tommy John) and shoulder (labrum reattachment) surgeries, I was at the brink of the end of my baseball career. After going through nearly four years of physical rehabilitation at the top facilities in Phoenix, I still could not throw on consecutive days nor throw at the speeds at which I became accustom. Eventually the pain caused a premature retirement from baseball at the age of 27. By happenstance I was introduced to Dr. Starr, and after thorough discussions with him I decided to give his methods a try. At his urging, I had my amalgams removed, started a proper thyroid regime, and, most importantly, had trigger point injections therapy performed upon me. Within weeks, not years, I was throwing pain free and without the need to find an arm action that wouldn’t hurt that day. In 2010, I completed my first year (played professionally since 2002) of professional baseball without missing a day due to injury!

I have become that person who offers unsolicited advice to anyone considering even the “easiest” of surgeries. However, I would rather risk annoying someone with kindness than allow someone to endure years of pain and frustration when there is a quicker and more effective way. I have told not only those whose lives depend upon being in top physical shape, but anyone who wants to be able to perform daily tasks pain free.

Thank you for all you have done for me and my friends!!!

Mitch Arnold