Thyroid Symptoms

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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Losing Weight with Thyroid Disease: Why It’s So Difficult

Losing Weight with Thyroid Disease: Why It's So Difficult

Losing weight with thyroid disease is next to impossible.  A recent study of Biggest Loser participants showed that metabolism decreases during weight loss and persists for six years. A study by Dr. Kevin Hall and his colleagues is getting a lot of attention for their work on metabolism in weight loss attempts in recent years.…

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How Perchlorate Is Harming Our Children

Perchlorate is Harming Our Children

Perchlorate is harming our children. According to Tom Neltner,J.D. a new FDA report showing that perchlorate exposure to infants and toddlers increased 34% and 23% respectively between the years around 2005 and 2010. Most of us are not even aware of this danger to our children. I know I wasn’t. According to Wikipedia, most perchlorates…

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Adrenal Fatigue Can Leave You Tired and Cranky

Adrenal Fatigue Can Leave You Tired and Cranky

Adrenal fatigue can leave you exhausted, irritable and unhappy. And if you feel this way, it’s not just from the holidays, although they can add to the problem. Another issue with adrenal fatigue is the symptoms mimic other health problems women face as they get older such as menopause. To help you understand this complicated…

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Thyroid Health and Fertility: Podcast

Thyroid Health and Fertility

I hope every one is enjoying the holiday season. Today, I am sharing  a podcast with Andrea Beaman and Lisa Hendrickson-Jack, on thyroid health and fetrtility. We all know someone who has had problems with conceving a baby or with miscarriage, both heartbreaking and devestating. Please share with all who can benefit from this life changing…

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Zonulin: Is This the Cause of Leaky Gut

Zonulin: Does This Cause Leaky Gut

Zonulin is a protein linked to leaky gut. But, do you know anything about protein? This interview is with Dr. Alessio Fasano, who explains how this protein can upset your intestines and your immune system. His research on this topic is encouraging to those who suffer from either of these conditions. He also explains how…

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Healthy Skin Needs A Healthy Thyroid

Healthy Skin Needs Healthy Thyroid

Healthy skin is a look everyone wants to have, however having healthy skin is can be a challenge. If  you have thyroid disease, you are likely to be dealing with several skin issues. Most of those with thyroid issues deal with dry skin, dry scalp and hair, edema (i.e.bloating), dry weak brittle nails, and puffy…

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Is Low Thyroid Function Linked to Fibromyalgia and CFS

Low Thyroid Function-Fibromyalgia-CFS

Low thyroid function creates a lot of controversy, both with patients and health care providers.  Many of the symptoms of thyroid disease mimic other diseases including fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Ok, great! So, how do you know what you are dealing with? Unfortunately, that’s where the problems really start. Fatigue, lethargy, mental sluggishness, difficulty…

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Are Your Headaches Linked To Your Thyroid

Headaches Linked to Thyroid

Your headaches may be linked to your thyroid. People with migraines and other headache disorders have a greater risk of a thyroid disease known as hypothyroidism, a new study suggests. “It is possible that the development of hypothyroidism in a headache patient might further increase the frequency of headache, as past studies have found that…

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