Thyroid Diseases

911 Firefighters Facing Higher Cancer Risks

911 Firefighters Facing Higher Cancer Risks

911 firefighters are facing a much higher risk of developing cancer than most. This is due to the chemicals the firefighters were exposed to during and after the attack. This follows the other recent articles on the higher rate of cancer that firefighters face due to the chemicals used against the fires of the fuels…

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The Chemical Clean-up Fight Goes On

The Chemical Clean-up Fight Goes On

The chemical clean-up fight continues but the federal government’s response is slowing. The clean-up efforts are shifting to the states. Massachusetts, California and Maine have led the charge, but now Washington state has taken the lead.  When Stephen Swanson, a retired E.R. doctor, learned that his drinking water contained the industrial pollutant PFOA and several related…

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Graves’ Disease-Managing the Thyroid Disorder

Graves' Disease-Managing the Thyroid Disorder

Graves’ disease is in the news this week due to Barbara Bush’s passing. This article by Rosemary Black on endocrineweb states that Graves’ disease is a manageable disorder, provided you have received the proper treatment and follow-up care. The article mentions that there are 3 treatments available. I love the fact that the medical community has…

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Simple Steps To A Healthier Home

Simple Steps To A Healthier Home

There are some simple steps to a healthier home that you can take. The good part is many of them are easy to implement. They range from purchasing an organic mattress to adding a Himalayan salt lamp to your room. I had to laugh at the number of the items on the list I have…

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Balancing Your Hormones Naturally

Balancing Your Hormones Naturally

Balancing your hormones naturally sounds like an easy solution doesn’t it? But, is this a solution that really works? And is it really that easy? Not to mention, what hormones are we talking about here? The first hormone mentioned here is thyroid. This hormone regulates just about every function in your body. Several groundbreaking studies have…

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EPA’s Failure to Regulate Our Drinking Water

EPA's Failure to Regulate Our Drinking Water

The EPA and it’s failures are in the news again. The contaminate that is being targeted is perchlorate, a chemical that harms the thyroid – critical for normal growth and development – and that contaminates drinking water systems serving over 17 million people in the U.S.  The EPA determined back in 2011 that perchlorate meets…

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Eyebrows Can Point to Health Problems

Eyebrows

Eyebrows frame your eyes and help shape your face but they can also give you an indication of your health. According to Dr. Oz, thinning eyebrows can indicate a nutritional deficiency. However, if you have thinning in the outer portion of your eyebrows, you may be dealing with thyroid disease. You can read the full story…

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Phthalates Targeted by Senator Feinstein

Phthalates Targeted by Senator Feinstein

Phthalates are being targeted by Senator Dianne Feinstein. Senator Feinstein (D-CA) is set to wage a new crusade in a wake of a sobering study published this week: She wants to get hormone-disrupting chemicals known as phthalates out of our food packaging. Research in both animals and humans has linked exposure to endocrine disruptors in the womb…

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Childhood Obesity Raises Thyroid Disorders

Childhood Obesity Raises Thyroid Disorders

Childhood obesity is in the rise and with the obesity comes a rise in thyroid disorders. It’s a growing health concern that doctors say is now being linked to future health conditions in children. Children who don’t make changes to their physical activity and eating habits will continue to have negative changes in their blood work and…

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Now Linked to Low Thyroid

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Low Thyroid

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a condition with unknown causes but new research has now linked it to lower thyroid hormone levels. Now, new research is showing Chronic fatigue syndrome is caused by low activity of thyroid hormones in the absence of thyroidal disease whereas hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid…

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