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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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Is Dairy Linked To Nasal Congestion?

Is Dairy Linked To Nasal Congestion?

Is dairy linked to nasal congestion? If you are like many people, including myself, you wouldn’t think so. However, the following article from the People’s Pharmacy explains the link between dairy consumption and nasal congestion. I will also share that in August of this year when we were on vacation, we decided to stop drinking…

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Are Your Hands and Feet Always Cold

Are Your Hands and Feet Always Cold

Are your hands and feet always cold? Are you one of those people who get cold the second the temperature drops below 75 degrees? If you are, then I have good news for you! Now, I may not be able to make your freezing hands and feet go completely away, but I am sharing a…

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Managing Your Thyroid Health-It’s Up To You

Managing Your Thyroid Health-It's Up To You

Managing your thyroid health can seem like a never-ending nightmare! First, you have to find a doctor who will actually test for a thyroid issue. By this I mean a doctor who will test more than just TSH levels. Then, you have to have a doctor who believes that your TSH readings shouldn’t be above…

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Does Stress Affect Your Thyroid?

Does Stress Affect Your Thyroid?

Does stress affect your thyroid? Why does stress have such a devastating effect on our health? The start of the stress problem has to do with your adrenal gland. When you are stressed your adrenal glands get a message to make cortisol. This cortisol can inhibit TSH and the conversion of T4 to T3. The T3…

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Can Pregnancy Cause Depression

Can Pregnancy Cause Depression

Can pregnancy cause depression? How can this happy time be connected with the sadness of depression? How is that even possible? Studies show about 14 to 23 percent of pregnant women exhibit at least a few symptoms of depression, during their pregnancy. This negative perception often comes in the way of getting the help women need.…

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Infertility Problems-Could It Be Your Hormones

Infertility Problems-Could It Be Your Hormones

What if your infertility problems were caused by thyroid hormones that aren’t optimized? Many women don’t realize this, but your thyroid hormones have a major influence on your ability to get pregnant. Many women find that when their thyroid is brought back into healthy hormone range they easily become pregnant. The added bonus is that…

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Vitamin B12 Deficiency Linked to Migraines

Vitamin B12 Deficiency Linked to Migraines

A vitamin B12 deficiency has links to migraine headaches plus a few other unpleasant symptoms. I didn’t know for years that my migraines were in part due to a B12 deficiency. It wasn’t until I saw a functional medicine doctor that I was told that low B12 was one of the issues at the root…

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Do You Take Vitamins for Your Hair?

Hair Vitamins

Do you take vitamins specifically for your hair? If so, which ones do you take? I have shared with you the concerns about biotin in a previous post, which you can read here: Biotin: Great Hair, Skin, Nails, But- Now I have an article by Anna Gragert that shares the advantages of taking prenatal vitamins…

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Is Lupus A Risk You May Be Facing

Lupus

Is lupus a risk you are facing? If you have an autoimmune disease you have a increased risk for developing another autoimmune disease including lupus. Yes, I know. Not the best news for those of us who already have an autoimmune disease. However, there are a few warning signs you can watch for so you…

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The Missing Mineral Causing Thyroid Disease

The Missing Mineral Causing Thyroid Disease

There’s a missing mineral causing thyroid disease. You may be deficient if you are dealing with an autoimmune thyroid disease. Or if you are suffering with breast cancer or fibrocystic breasts. Did you know that these diseases have a greater chance of developing when there is a lack of iodine in your diet. I had…

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