Welcome to KnowYourThyroid

We are dedicated to offering hope to those who suffer from hypothyroidism by sharing the latest news about thyroid health. We keep you up to date on the latest treatments,  diagnostic testing and symptom control, as well as nutritional information and exercise ideas that benefit those who are dealing with thyroid dysfunction.

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EPA and It’s Chemical Cleanup Problems

EPA and The Chemical Cleanup Problem

The EPA is working to improve their response to cleaning up dangerous chemicals in our soil and water. One chemical they are focusing on is PFOA, a industrial chemical that has contaminated many private wells in Vermont, as well as several areas across the country. It is just one of the perfluorinated compounds that has…

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Levothyroxine: Is It A Waste of Money

Levothyroxine: Is It A Waste of Money

Is levothyroxine a waste of money? This is the question being asked after a recent study found this medication ineffective and labeled it a waste of time and money. To clarify, this study was done on people who are 65 and older and was done in the UK. The placebo-controlled study involved 737 pensioners over…

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Brittle Nails: The Causes and Cures

Brittle Nails: The Causes and Cures

Brittle nails are a medical condition that many women deal with. I had no idea what a problem that could be until I developed thyroid disease. All of my life I had beautiful nails; long, strong, nice shape. I always received compliments on how pretty my nails were. Then along came the thyroid disease and…

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Using Yoga to Ease Thyroid Dysfunction

Using Yoga to Ease Thyroid Dysfunction

Is using yoga to ease thyroid dysfunction an effective method of managing your debilitating thyroid symptoms? It is, according to the Akshar Yoga founder, the various stretching, twisting, and compressing yoga asanas stimulates the thyroid gland and instructs the body to release thyroxin, thereby helping in bringing back a healthy metabolism. He also states that…

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Fresh and Natural Foods: But Are They?

Fresh and Natural Foods: But Are They?

Fresh and natural foods are part of a healthy diet, but how sure are you that those foods are really as fresh as you think they are? The draft Food Safety and Standards (Advertisement and Claims) Regulation lays down that the term “fresh” can only be applied to products which have not been processed in…

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Gout: Current Treatments And How to Avoid It

Treating Gout And How to Avoid It

Gout is a very painful and can show up in your life at the most unexpected times. In this story, the patient developed the problem after having thyroid surgery several years ago. This aliment has been called the “King’s disease.” According to Dr. Jenna King, “gout comes from eating a lot of red meat, a…

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Kids and ADHD: The Best Adderall Substitutes

Kids and ADHD: The Best Adderall Substitutes

Kids and ADHD are both in the news a lot. As parents we are concerned with our children’s well being and one of the areas we are focused on is their health. If you are the parent of a child with ADHD, you know exactly what I am talking about. ADHD can be challenging to manage.…

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How Food Can Make the Holidays Moody

How Food Can Make the Holidays Moody

Can food make your holidays moody or is it just that we are so busy, we don’t even know which way is up! Well, it turns out what we are eating is causing some issues. We all know to limit soda, potato chips and margarine, but did you some of the foods we consume that…

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Treating Thyroid Disease: Which Hypothyroidism Do You Have?

Treating Thyroid Disease

Treating thyroid disease can be tricky. Did you know there are at least 4 different types of hypothyroidism and all of them require more testing that just the old standard TSH blood test to understand what is going on. For example, there is primary,  secondary and tertiary hypothyroidism , along with sub-clinical hypothyroidism. In order…

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