Welcome to KnowYourThyroid

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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Medical Marijuana and Guns Don’t Always Mix

Medical Marijuana and Guns Don't Always Mix

Medical marijuana and guns are not always a good mix. In many states, those who have a medical marijuana card will be denied purchasing a gun at a retail store. A medical marijuana card may protect you from a misdemeanor pot arrest at the state level, but it flags gun buyers as unlawful users of…

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Kale or Spinach: Is One Healthier?

Kale or Spinach

Kale or spinach are both healthy choices, but is there any benefit to eating one versus the other? These low calorie veggies offer many essential nutrients. For instance both are high in vitamin k and vitamin c. They also provide many micronutrients that are essential to our wellbeing. Many people seem to prefer one over…

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Ashwagandha Could Help Ease Hypothyroidism

Ashwagandha Could Help Ease Hypothyroidism

Ashwagandha could help ease hypothyroidism symptoms according to a new study. The study has shown that those suffering from subclinical hypothyroidism have had their hormone levels return to normal after treatment. Also, those with bipolar disorders noticed an improvement in their mood. Even though this article by Amber Greenfield is a lead-in for NutraHerbals and…

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Optimize Your Thyroid-You Will Feel Better

Optimize Your Thyroid-You Will Feel Better

Optimize your thyroid- what exactly does that mean? If you have thyroid disease, you are probably taking thyroid hormones, but are your symptoms controlled? Or do you still deal with some or all of these common problems: fatigue, memory loss, coldness, low energy, thinning hair, dry skin, constipation and weight gain? Plus, slower metabolism leads…

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Is Thyroid Screening for All Pregnant Women Needed

Thyroid Screening for Pregnant Women

Is thyroid screening for all pregnant women needed to ensure a healthy pregnancy? This question was addressed at ENDO 2019 on March 26 in New Orleans. Screening allows providers to identify individuals at an increased risk of thyroid disease, allowing these individuals to be offered treatment to reduce the risks of disease. Most providers agree…

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Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Increase Thyroid Risks

Arthritis- Psoriasis

Many people don’t know that having psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is linked to a higher risk of other autoimmune conditons.Researchers think that having psoriasis or PsA specifically increases your risk for autoimmune thyroid disease and subclinical hypothyroidism. According to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, there are more than 100 conditions classified as autoimmune, affecting…

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The Best Foods for Hypothyroidism

Best Foods for Hypothyroidism

The best foods for hypothyroidism can improve your condition by easing your symptoms. These foods can help improve your thyroid function to supply needed hormones. The main nutrients that improve thyroid function are iodine, selenium and zinc. Iodine is a important nutrient to avoid thyroid problems, however the author shares that in the United States…

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Were You Born Fat?

Were You Born Fat?

Were you born fat? That is a question many have asked! I ran across this article and not only did the title catch my eye, it brought up many memories. The article started with a grandma fighting being fat and continued with mom fighting the battle and then the daughter. My family has the same…

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Hormones and Brain Fog

Hormones and Brain Fog

Since brain fog is something that happens to everyone on occasion, you probably have experienced it. But, if you are dealing with brain fog on a daily basis, then it is time to start looking at the reasons you have that fog. If you are also gaining weight, have low energy and memory gaps, those…

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Is Chronic Fatigue Linked to Low Thyroid

Is Chronic Fatigue Linked to Low Thyroid

Chronic fatigue is being linked to low thyroid, specifically low T3. Doctors are finding that TSH tests are insufficient to assess thyroid functioning in chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia patients. Standard thyroid tests are often negative in ME/CFS and FM but Dr. Bateman has stated that about a third of her ME/CFS patients are hypothyroid.…

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