Posts by Corri Peterson

Spotting Before Your Period-Is It Your Thyroid

Spotting

Spotting before your period can be annoying, however most of the time it is nothing to worry about. However, with that being said, there are a few health conditions that cause spotting that need your attention. Most often spotting is caused by hormones, usually not enough progesterone, during your cycle. But, what if it’s not…

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Thinning Brows-Is Regrowth Possible

Thinning Brows-Is Regrowth Possible

Thinning brows and hair loss are two of the complaints from those with thyroid disease. One of the first tell tale signs of a thyroid problem is hair loss, be it your eyebrows, eyelashes or your head. Several have stated that it was their hairdresser who mentioned they should have their thyroid checked due to…

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Cleaning Products Increase Osteoporosis Risks

Cleaning Products Increase Osteoporosis Risks

Cleaning products increase osteoporosis risks according to a new study. It was found that women exposed to triclosan were more likely to develop osteoporosis. The condition causes weak and brittle bones. Researchers from health institutions in China conducted the study to explore risk of triclosan, which is a commonly used chemical in antibacterial products like…

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B12 Deficiency- Are You At Risk

B12 Deficiency- Are You At Risk

Having a B12 deficiency can lead to several different health problems if left untreated. One of the most glaring was how treatment helped eased the severity of the migraine headaches I was having. I know several elderly patients who receive B12 injections or take supplements but I had no idea that so many are deficient.…

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Autism and Thyroid Disease-Is There A Link

Autism and Thyroid Disease-Is There A Link

Autism and thyroid disease have both been on the rise and a growing number of studies are linking the two. Several researchers share mounting evidence of this connection. Dr. Raphael Kellman believes autism and thyroid disease are closely related. His study showed that 75 percent of children with autism have undiagnosed thyroid problems often due to…

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Heart Palpitations-Common Causes

Heart Palpitations

Heart palpitations can be a concern but most of the time they are not serious. With that being said, how do you know if it’s a serious problem or just a little glitch? I know before I was diagnosed with Graves’ disease, I had heart palpitations and it was scary. I would lay in bed…

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Are Autoimmune Diseases Linked to Pregnancy

Are Autoimmune Diseases Linked To Pregnancy

Autoimmune diseases may be more likely to occur in females rather than males due to their immune systems having to adapt to pregnancy according to a new study. The study, titled “The Pregnancy Pickle: Evolved Immune Compensation Due to Pregnancy Underlies Sex Differences in Human Diseases,” was published in the journal Trends in Genetics. The hypothesis…

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The Keto Diet-How It Can Mess With Your Hormones

Keto Diet

The Keto diet is one of the popular diets people are following lately. As most of us know, diet and lifestyle can effect our hormones. Eating a ketogentic diet can have a dramatic effect on our hormones, this can be either a good or a bad effect depending on the timing of your menstrual cycle.…

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Graves Disease Management Thru Diet

Graves Disease Management Thru Diet

Graves disease management is difficult but it may be easier to manage your symptoms if following a plant-based diet. Graves disease is an auto-immune disease that causes your thyroid to make too much thyroid hormone. For the many who suffer with Graves, there are certain food groups known to cause problems. These include gluten, dairy,…

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