Posts by Corri Peterson

Is It Alzheimer’s or Your Thyroid?

Is It Alzheimer's or Your Thyroid?

Alzheimer’s disease is a very scary diagnosis! If you or your parents are concerned about memory loss, you need to know that there are other medical conditions that mimic dementia. Not surprising, thyroid issues are one of the first medical conditions mentioned, along with a Vitamin A deficiency. Many who deal with thyroid disease have…

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Low Free T3 Syndrome: Are You At Risk?

Low Free T3 Syndrome

Low Free T3 Syndrome is a fairly new term. Well, as far as thyroid testing goes. This test has been around for about 15 years. Thirty five years ago there was no test for thyroid function. Doctors relied on temperature and your symptoms. If there was a diagnosis of low thyroid function, the doctor would…

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The Risks of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

The Risks of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

Endocrine disrupting chemicals, or EDCs, are chemicals that act the same as, block, or change the way that natural hormones act in the body.  These chemicals may be found in the air, water, and soil around the world as well as things used in everyday life day, including children’s toys, cleaning products, lotions, shampoos, and…

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The Problem With Thyroid Testing

The Problem With Thyroid Testing

The problem with thyroid testing is not just one issue, it is several! For many of you who have the symptoms of hypothyroidism but have been told by your doctor that your test results are in the normal range, please watch this video! Her recommendation on testing is same that my doctor follows. In this short…

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Misdiagnosis: A Common Problem

Misdiagnosis: A Common Problem

Misdiagnosis is a common problem with our current medical system. There are healthcare providers who have a tendency to believe they are God! I have personally experienced this! They will listen to you explain your symptoms and then jump to the conclusion you must need an antidepressant or anxiety medication to control your issues. It’s…

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Thyroid Nodules: What You Need to Know

Thyroid Nodules: What You Need to Know

Thyroid nodules and the problems they cause are written about every week. However, when I ran across this article about thyroid nodules, I realized I know very little about them. Since they are fairly common, I am sharing this article by Tolu Ajiboye, who explains the symptoms, causes, how they are diagnosed and what the…

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Controlling Your Stress Improves Thyroid Health

Controlling Your Stress Improves Thyroid Health

Controlling your stress is a huge challenge if you have thyroid disease. As many of us know, if your stress levels are high your health is going to suffer. Many who suffer with Hashimoto’s will state that stress makes their symptoms worse and that managing the stress is a key component to keeping their disease…

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Hypothyroidism Flares: Do You Have Them?

Hypothyroidism Flares: Do You Have Them?

Hypothyroidism flares happen when you least expect them but can throw your life into a free fall. We know how it goes; everything is going fairly well and then all of a sudden it seems the world has crashed around us! You go from feeling fairly well, you are getting things done, you are having…

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Chronic Illness: Thyroid Awareness Month

Chronic Illness: Thyroid Awareness Month

Chronic illness is a life long battle and I am sharing a story of a woman who has dealt with a chronic illness most of her life. She is sharing her story for Thyroid Awareness Month. She explains how she was diagnosed with hypothyroidism when she was 13 years old and that both her mother…

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FDA Continues to Expose Children to Dangerous Chemicals

FDA Continues to Expose Children to Dangerous Chemicals

The FDA continues to allow exposure of our children to dangerous chemicals in our plastic food packaging and in food handling equipment. The chemical, perchlorate, a component of rocket fuel, disrupts the thyroid gland’s normal function and reduces production of the thyroid hormone needed for healthy fetal and child brain development. Advocates for regulation of perchlorate…

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