Thyroid Symptoms

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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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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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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Losing Weight When Hypothyroid

Losing Weight When Hypothyroid

Losing weight when hypothyroid is challenging at best. I know very few people with thyroid disease who don’t have weight problems. You know how this goes: without enough thyroid hormone, you develop fatigue. It seems you just want to lay down and nap every chance you get! Also, your metabolism slows, so you don’t burn…

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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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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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