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We are dedicated to offering hope to those who suffer from hypothyroidism by sharing the latest news about thyroid health. We keep you up to date on the latest treatments,  diagnostic testing and symptom control, as well as nutritional information and exercise ideas that benefit those who are dealing with thyroid dysfunction.

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How To Manage Your Dry Skin

How To Manage Your Dry Skin

Winter is here, so how do you manage your dry skin? But what is the best way to manage your irritated skin? Between the freezing cold outside and the desert-like dryness inside, we are facing an uphill battle. For some of us that have dry skin, it’s a hereditary thing. Then there are those who…

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Annual Blood Tests You Should Request

Annual Blood Tests You Should Request

The annual blood tests that come with the dreaded yearly physical… It’s the one checkup most of us don’t look forward to. But which tests do you need? One of the problems when going for a checkup is knowing which blood tests do you should get. Most of us know about the cholesterol tests, the…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you for supporting my mission and I want to wish everyone a safe Happy Thanksgiving! Corri P.S. The holidays are here! Don’t forget to get your Thyroid Loving Recipes here! You are going to need all the support you can get!

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Do You Use Recipes That Increase Metabolism

Recipes That Increase Metabolism

Do you use recipes that increase your metabolism? Or is cooking just one of those tasks you do without even really thinking about it? What if I told you that eating certain foods would help you feel better and increase your metabolism? Sounds like a good plan, doesn’t it? In the following article by Debbie…

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Treating Subclinical Hypothyroidism When Pregnant

Treating Subclinical Hypothyroidism When Pregnant

Treating subclinical hypothyroidism is always a huge debate, but when you add pregnancy into the mix, then you are taking that debate to a whole new level. Research from studies shows a wide variety of outcomes from infertility, gestational hypertension, and low birth weight to no evidence of any problems when studying subclinical hypothyroidism during…

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Fluoridated Water-Should It Be Our Choice?

Fluoridated Water-Should It Be Our Choice?

Does fluoridated water offer enough health benefits to continue the practice? If you look at the damage that fluoride does to the rest of the body, it may not. In the following letter to the editor of The Moab Times-Independent, Susan Baffico voices her objection to adding fluoride to the water supply of Moab. She…

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Do You Google Your Symptoms?

Do You Google Your Symptoms?

Do you Google your symptoms when you have a health concern? According to a recent survey, almost half of Americans look up their symptoms online. And they end up believing they have a more serious illness than they really do. Do you google your symptoms? What about your healthcare makes you want to look beyond…

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Thyroid Function Tests-It’s More Than Just TSH

Thyroid Function Tests-It's More Than Just TSH

Understanding thyroid function tests can be intimidating. How do you know if what they are testing for is what you need? I know from experience that most doctors will only test TSH levels, but that only tells part of your story! There can be several reasons why your thyroid isn’t functioning as it should. But…

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Are Your Hormones Unbalanced and How Do You Know?

Are Your Hormones Unbalanced and How Do You Know?

Are your hormones unbalanced and if they are, how would you know? Hormones are like messengers, they send messages to other cells. Many times this unbalance is related to the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland can be overactive or underactive. Each with its own unique set of symptoms. Your doctor can run the blood tests needed…

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Air Pollution Increases Risks During Pregnancy

Air Pollution Increases Risk During Pregnancy

Air pollution has been shown to increase risks during pregnancy according to findings published in JAMA Network Open. According to Akhgar Ghassabian, MD, Ph.D., particulate matter made up of hundreds of chemicals was the air pollution component that caused mild thyroid dysfunction throughout pregnancy. This finding suggests that mild thyroid hormone disruption in the mother may…

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