Posts by Corri Peterson

Thyroid Cancer Screening Update

Thyroid Cancer Screening Update

Thyroid cancer screening guidelines have been updated. The US Preventive Services Task Force announced that it recommends against screening for thyroid cancer in asymptomatic adults. So, what does that mean for those who may have thyroid cancer? The recommendation applies only to asymptomatic adults, which means if you have no symptoms, there will be no screening. The…

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How Nutrition Can Ease Thyroid Disease

How Nutrition Can Ease Thyroid Disease

Nutrition is one of the best ways to ease the symptoms of thyroid disease. The hormones it secretes are responsible for most vital functions of the body.  Many who suffer from a thyroid disorder seek out a conventional doctor for treatment but what many don’t realize is that naturopathic medicine can play an important supportive role…

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Is Infertility Linked to Thyroid Disease

Is Infertility Linked to Thyroid Disease

Is infertility linked to thyroid disease?  One of the more common instigators of infertility is a thyroid condition. Unfortunately, many are unaware that the source of their fertility issues may be linked to an undiagnosed thyroid condition. Even minor fluctuations in thyroid function can influence one’s fertility. Regardless of whether one’s thyroid is underperforming or overproducing the…

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Detecting and Treating Hypothyroidism

Detecting and Treating Hypothyroidism

Detecting and treating hypothyroidism can be a challenge. Most doctors rely on a single blood test to determine if your thyroid is functioning properly, the problem is that test is completely unreliable. Once you have the results from this unreliable test, you will be prescribed a medication that for most who take it, it does very…

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How Stress Damages Your Thyroid and Adrenals

How Stress Damages Your Thyroid and Adrenals

Stress is a normal part of life, we all have lists of errands to run, work, some are still raising kids, some are caring for elderly parents, some are doing both and in a world where it seems, there is always something to do, stress starts to take its toll.  Many times it shows up…

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Teens Are At High Risk from Chemical Toxins

Teens Are At High Risk from Chemical Toxins

Teens are at high risk from chemical toxins, according to Jenica McMullen, New York University School of Medicine, New York, and colleagues in their report published online April 20 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Perchlorate, thiocyanate, and nitrate all inhibit the function of sodium-iodide symporter (NIS) in thyroid follicular cells at levels…

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What Your Period Is Trying to Tell You

What Your Period Is Trying to Tell You

What your period is trying to tell you? Did you know your period can tell you about your health? Some women have light, 3 day periods; however, some have painful, heavy periods lasting a week or more that force them to miss work and family time due to the severity of their periods. In this…

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Old Natural Thyroid Treatment that Doctors Hate

Old Natural Thyroid Treatment that Doctors Hate

There is an old natural thyroid treatment that doctors hate. It’s called Armour Thyroid. In this article, Maureen McFadden shares a thyroid patients’ story about how her doctor would tell her all her thyroid levels were great! But, whycouldn’t she walk or do any of the activities she enjoyed? The author goes on to state…

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Living With Chronic Disease

Living with Chronic Disease

Living with chronic disease is a challenge at best. When we look at how we have treated our bodies in the past; many of us, myself included; have no doubt that we contributed to the development of that chronic disease. In this article by Julie Reisler, she shares how Epigenetics, which is the study of…

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Thyroid Testing: The Infamous Blood Test

Thyroid Testing. The Infamous Blood Test

Thyroid testing is done with a blood test, but how reliable is that test? Dr. Andrew Dickens explains the problems with how thyroid function is tested. His point being that zero of the thyroid function takes place in the blood, so why is thyroid function tested with a blood test? Dr. Dickens shares that for…

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