Posts by Corri Peterson

Protecting Our Daughters from Endocrine Disruptors

Protecting Our Daughters from Endocrine Disruptors

Keeping our daughters safe from endocrine disruptors is a challenge, to say the least. Little girls exposed to phthalates in early childhood showed signs of lowered thyroid function, researchers at Columbia University have found. Phthalates (pronounced “tha-lates”) are a family of chemicals that are used to make plastic and vinyl softer and more flexible; they’re also used…

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Your Weight: Why the Ups and Downs

Your Weight: Why the Ups and Downs

Your weight goes up and down, seemingly with no reason. How frustrating is that? After all, I love a Chinese dinner just like everyone else! And we do need to eat! However, then there’s that ugly weight gain that comes with that wonderful meal, not to mention the glass of wine! How come all those things we love have…

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How Your Weight Affects Your Cancer Risk

Your Weight and Your Cancer Risk

Your weight has the ability to predict your future health. A study shows that excess body fat elevates insulin levels, promotes inflammation and alters sex hormones like estrogen and progesterone, all of which are factors that have been linked to a heightened likelihood of cancer. After smoking, obesity is the biggest preventable cause of cancer.…

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Do Fireworks Harm the Environment?

Do Fireworks Harm the Environment?

Happy Fourth of July! I want to wish everyone a safe and happy Fourth! Today, we are talking about the fireworks that go along with the 4th of July celebration. Now, I am not going to tell you to pass on watching the fireworks this year, but I am going to bring to your attention the…

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Sleep Issues: 7 Reasons You’re Exhausted

Sleep Issues: 7 Reasons You're Exhausted

Sleep issues can be caused by more than too much coffee and junk food. There are several reasons why you are not getting the rest you need. The only real way to cure insomnia is to find out why it’s occurring in the first place. In this article, Suzy Cohen shares 7 reasons you’re not sleeping…

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Toxic Chemicals Exposed in New Film

Toxic Chemicals Exposed in New Film

Toxic chemicals are being exposed in a new film from Award-winning documentary filmmakers Morgan Spurlock and Stephanie Soechtig. This new film that exposes the evils of C8, a toxic industrial chemical used by DuPont to make Teflon and other products. C8, also known as PFOA, is a synthetic chemical used to make everything from non-stick pans to…

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Is Your Credibility Affected by Your Thyroid?

Is Your Credibility Affected by Your Thyroid?

Your credibility is everything to you. You are the one everyone else counts on. But, then your thyroid rears its ugly head and all those plans you made are history. All you want to do is take a nap praying no one has any other ideas of fun and games you just can’t take a…

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Exhausted: The Surprising Reasons

Exhausted: The Surprising Reasons

Are you exhausted? I mean totally wore out. How can that be? You just slept all night but you woke up tired. Believe it or not, the problem can be blamed on other things than your thyroid. You might think this is crazy since your fatigue has been unbearable since your diagnosis of thyroid disease,…

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Dealing With Chronic Pain at Home

Exhausted: The Surprising Reasons

Today, we have an article by guest author Jackie Waters from hyper-tidy.com  Jackie shares tips on keeping up with household chores. We all know how hard that can be! Welcome Jackie! Chronic pain can disrupt every part of life, from success at work to folding the laundry. For many chronic pain sufferers, home life is…

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Thyroid Doctors: The Communication Challenge

Thyroid Doctors: The Communication Challenge

Thyroid doctors have varying degrees of knowledge even though the thyroid is their specialty. You wonder, how this can be? After all, aren’t they all trained using the same knowledge, lab ranges, and symptoms? So, why do we have such a difficult time talking to our doctors, specifically our thyroid doctors? Why does it seem we leave an…

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