Thyroid Diseases

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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How to Reduce Your Chemical Exposure

How to Reduce Chemical Exposure

As we start the new year, there are a few of us who have vowed to reduce our chemical exposure. By that I am talking about the environmental chemicals we all are exposed to. Now, I know that those chemicals are everywhere and in everything, however, I am on a mission to reduce my exposure.…

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Heart Failure Linked to Thyroid Problems

Heart Failure Linked to Thyroid Problems

Heart failure is being linked to sub-clinical hypothyroidism and low T-3 thyroid hormones. But, if you need a thyroid hormone, what do they give you? They will only give you T-4. This comes with the explanation that your body will convert that T-4 hormone to T-3 hormone. Research suggests there are groups of people who…

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Women’s Fertility Affected By Mild-Low Thyroid

Women's Fertility Affected By Mild-Low Thyroid

Women’s fertility can be affected by many things and one of those things can have an influence on a women’s fertility, her health and the baby’s health and development. What one thing could possibly be that important to their health? It’s thyroid hormone! Doctors have known for some time that women with low thyroid hormone levels…

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Personal Products: Do They Put You At Risk

Personal Products: Do They Put You At Risk

Many of us have a hundred personal products that we use everyday. It is estimated that women use as many as 12 different products before leaving their home in the morning. Those 12 products may contain as many as 168 different ingredients. The question is: do you know what those ingredients do to your body!…

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Subtle Signs of Thyroid Cancer

Subtle Signs of Thyroid Cancer

Are you aware of the subtle signs of thyroid cancer? Approximately 50,000 people are diagnosed with thyroid cancer every year. Now, we all know that early detection increases our chances for survival when dealing with any type of cancer. To help with early detection, Sophia Mitrokostas, shares 10 signs that may indicate you have thyroid…

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Before Conception: Boosting Your Child’s Brain

Before Conception: Boosting Your Child's Brain

Before conception, many who are trying to get pregnant are told to improve their nutrition for their baby’s health and development. A lot of times that advice includes adding more folic acid to your diet, but how about iodine? With the decline in salt consumption or the switch to sea salt, iodine levels in several…

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Can Lead Cause Hypertension

Can Lead Cause Hypertension

Is lead the cause of hypertension? Most of us have heard about The American Heart Association recently announced new guidelines that lowered the threshold for high blood pressure (or hypertension) but now, new research from the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health suggests lead levels in the shin bones may be an unlikely culprit, specifically for treatment-resistant…

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Does Autoimmune Disease Cause Hypothyroidism

Does Autoimmune Disease Cause Hypothyroidism

Autoimmune disease is a diagnosis that many are hearing these days. This diagnosis can be for many different areas of the body but for many women it is their thyroid that is attacked. These attacks can either cause your thyroid to release too much thyroid hormone or cause your thyroid to shrink and become non-functioning.…

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BPA: It’s Still Causing Health Problems

BPA: It's Still Causing Health Problems

Bisphenol A (BPA) is one of the highest volume chemicals, with billions of pounds produced each year. Studies have raised concerns about its possible implication in the cause of certain chronic diseases, such as diabetes, obesity, reproductive disorders, cardiovascular diseases, birth defects, chronic respiratory diseases, kidney diseases, and breast cancer. A new study on the health implications…

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