Thyroid Diseases

Fibromyalgia: Are You At Risk?

Fibromyalgia is a disease that many health care professionals have assumed is all in your head. Even though there are now medications and therapies that can help with the symptoms, very little research has been done to find the cause. So, what can you do to help prevent this debilitating disease? Here are nine possible…

Read More

Thyroid Cancer Overdiagnosis Creating Anxiety

Thyroid Cancer Overdiagnosis Creating Anxiety

Thyroid cancer overdiagnosis is creating anxiety in a growing number of patients. A current study published in the JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery shares interviews with individuals who self-identified as being overdiagnosed and refused treatment identified feelings of anxiety and isolation. There is also concern about these same individuals disengaging from healthcare. Here is the full…

Read More

Thyroid Testing: What’s Missing?

Thyroid Testing: What's Missing

Thyroid testing is something that all of us who have thyroid disease are used to dealing with. We are also used to dealing with reference ranges based on lab data from sick people, ranges that are too wide and doctors who will follow those recommendations without question. These doctors love to let you know that…

Read More

Diabetes Increases Thyroid Disease Risk

Diabetes Increases Pregnancy Risk

Does diabetes increase your risk for thyroid disease? Diabetic patients have a higher prevalence of thyroid disorders compared with the normal population according to Dr. Patricia Wu. Her article on Thyroid Nation explains that because patients with one organ-specific autoimmune disease are at risk of developing other autoimmune disorders, and thyroid disorders are more common in…

Read More

RAI Helps Treat Thyroid Cancer

RAI Helps Treat Thyroid Cancer

RAI helps treat thyroid cancer by destroying any remaining cancer cells after the removal of the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland absorbs nearly all of the iodine circulating systemically in the body. As a result, when RAI is administered in patients, it has the targeted ability to concentrate in and kill thyroid cells, including any…

Read More

A Healthy Thyroid Diet-3 Foods to Avoid

A Healthy Thyroid Diet- 3 Foods to Avoid

A healthy thyroid diet is made up of a variety of many foods, however there are several foods that need to be avoided. If you have thyroid issues what you eat can make a huge difference in how you feel. Since many experts believe that up to 30% of women will develop a autoimmune disorder in…

Read More

Toxic Chemicals Are Harming Our Children’s Brains

Toxic Chemicals Are Harming Our Children's Brains

Toxic chemicals are everywhere and they are causing serious damage to our children’s brain development. This new report shares the concerns of several scientists, health practitioners and children’s health advocates on how many commonly used chemicals are having a devastating effect on the development of our children’s brains. For example, most pregnant women in the…

Read More

Women’s Thyroid Disorder Safety Theory

Women's Thyroid Disorder Safety Theory

Women’s Thyroid Disorder Safety Theory: What?  We all have heard that women develop autoimmune thyroid disease more often than men, at a rate of 5-8 to 1.  The question is why does thyroid disease occur more often in women than men? Dr. Izabella Wentz may have the answer. She looked at risk factors such as…

Read More

Healing Your Gut to Help Your Thyroid

Healing Your Gut to Help Your Thyroid

Healing your gut can help your thyroid function. Most doctors don’t even look past your lab results to treat your thyroid. But, what if there is more to the puzzle? Did you know that your gut has alot to do with your immune system? Since the majority of thyroid disease is autoimmune triggered, it makes…

Read More

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…

Read More