Thyroid Diseases

Nutrition for Those With Graves Disease

Nutrition

Nutrition for those who suffer from Graves disease is vital, as with any chronic disease. Graves is an autoimmune disease and the main cause of hyperthyroidism, due to antibodies attacking your thyroid gland causing it to produce more thyroid hormone than your body needs. In this article by Andrea Aguilar, posted on the Michigan State…

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The Contaminated Egg Scandal Grows

Contaminated Egg Scandal Grows

The contaminated egg scandal is growing in Europe. A broad-spectrum insecticide used on chicken farms to control fleas, lice, ticks, cockroaches, mites and other insects was found at extremely high levels on several Dutch poultry farms. This insecticide is considered “moderately toxic” to humans. This insecticide is fipronil and it can damage the liver, kidneys and thyroid…

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Water Contamination: How Safe Is Your Water?

Water Contamination: How Safe Is Your Water?

Water contamination is news everywhere you look. A national database released by the Environmental Working Group shows that most tap water across the U.S. has contaminants. The concern is that many of those contaminants cause serious health problems including cancer. EWG senior science adviser Olga Naidenko said the contaminants can affect your health slowly over your lifetime, but children are…

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Arsenic and Other Toxins in Our Food

Arsenic and Other Toxins in Our Food

Arsenic and other toxins in our food are making us sick. A recent study published in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, the authors question the role of arsenic rich foods and how they may contribute to interrupted thyroid function. This study focused on seafood, as it has some of the highest arsenic…

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Certain Chemicals Increase Men’s Heart Disease Risk

Chemicals Increase Men's Heart Disease Risk

Certain chemicals increase the risk of men developing heart disease, plus these chemicals also are linked to obesity and thyroid abnormalities. These chemicals known as phthalates are used in medicines, food packaging, and toys. They increase men’s risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure, new research reveals. You can read…

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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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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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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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Household Chemicals Negatively Affect Girls Thyroids

Household Chemicals Negatively Affect Girls Thyroids

Household chemicals are negatively affecting young girls thyroids. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at Columbia University have found a link between exposure to phthalates and depressed thyroid function in young girls. The study did show prenatal exposure to a metabolite of Di (2- ethylhexyl) phthalate was associated with elevated levels of FT4, a finding they say…

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