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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The Crazy Disease Most Haven’t Heard About

The Crazy Disease Most Haven't Heard About

There is a crazy disease out there that most of us have not heard of but is life changing non-the-less! The disease I am referring to is Graves’disease. It is one of the autoimmune thyroid diseases that messes with you and how your body functions. The most common autoimmune thyroid disease is Hashimoto’s disease. Just…

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Why Bad Cholesterol Isn’t Bad for Your Thyroid

Why Bad Cholesterol Isn't Bad for Your Thyroid

Bad cholesterol is a term that most of us have heard from our doctor during a checkup. Checking your cholesterol levels is normally included whenever lab work is done. Once that test is complete, the majority of Americans are encouraged to start on a statin due to our “bad” cholesterol being too high. The truth…

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Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals-What Are They And Why You Should Care

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals-What Are They And Should You Care

Endocrine disrupting chemicals are found in many different environmental sources such as the air, food, and water. These chemicals interfere with the endocrine system by affecting the way the body’s hormones work. These chemicals have been linked to fertility issues, immune system problems, some cancers, diabetes, obesity and heart problems, to name a few. These chemicals…

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Losing Weight When Your Thyroid Refuses to Help

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals-What Are They And Should You Care

Losing weight when your thyroid refuses is one of the most frustrating things ever! While there are many symptoms that are common with thyroid disease, uncontrollable weight gain is one of the most discouraging. It seems you just look at food and you gain 5 pounds. It adds to the depression and anxiety already common…

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Sunscreen Safety- What You Need to Know

Sunscreen Safety- What You Need to Know

Sunscreen safety is a concern now that spring is here and summer is just around the corner. Fears range from the chemicals that get into the body and disrupt thyroid and reproductive hormones to the banning of certain sunscreens due to the harm they cause coral reefs. Then, there is the concern about people not…

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Water Quality Standards At Military Bases Weakened

Water Quality Standards At Military Bases Weakened

The water quality at our military bases is at risk due to the EPA proposing to weaken the standards for cleaning up the toxic chemicals found in the tap water at the bases and in at least 401 additional locations across the nation. These toxic chemicals, called PFAS (per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances), are linked to cancer,…

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How Your Thyroid Affects Your Fertility

How Your Thyroid Affects Your Fertility

Your thyroid affects your fertility more than you might think. The fact is, the thyroid affects our reproductive system in a big way. There are as many as 1 in 10 women suffering from thyroid disorders. On top of that, as many as 60% are not even aware that their thyroid is causing the problem.…

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Pregnancy and Chronic Disease: Be Your Own Advocate

Pregnancy and Chronic Disease: Be Your Own Advocate

Pregnancy and chronic disease can cause a multitude of problems when pregnant or trying to conceive. Megan Markle’s pregnancy has been and continues to be news due to the fact she is handling her pregnancy on her own terms. That is what this article is about: being your own advocate for your heath. Many who…

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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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