Thyroid Diseases

Meat Substitutes-Are They A Healthy Alternative

Meat Substitutes-Are They A Healthy Alternative

Meat substitutes are just one of the choices you have if you decide to go vegan. However, for many who are vegan or have decided to try a vegan lifestyle, they often miss the taste and texture of meat. There are many different meat substitutes out there that are made from soybeans. But you may…

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Spring Cleaning-Avoiding Toxic Cleaners

Spring Cleaning-Avoiding Toxic Cleaners

Spring cleaning is just around the corner. Now, for those of you who were not raised with the cleaning rituals of spring and fall housecleaning you don’t know what you missed! Everything gets cleaned from windows and curtains, floors, rugs, walls and ceilings. And everything in between! When I was a child I never gave…

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Do Menopause Symptoms Mimic Thyroid Disease?

Do Menopause Symptoms Mimic Thyroid Disease?

Menopause is probably the first thing that comes to mind when fatigue, depression and hot flashes start, but with all those symptoms, it could be your thyroid. Many times thyroid disease will develop during your 40’s and 50’s with the symptoms mimicking menopause. So, if you are having symptoms, you might want to have your…

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EPA’s Action Plan To Regulate Chemicals In Drinking Water

EPA's Action Plan To Regulate Chemicals In Drinking Water

The EPA’s action plan to lower the amount of harmful chemicals in our drinking water across the country has been made public. The plan was created to help establish a maximum contaminant level for Polyfluoroalkyl Substances, or PFAS, which are man-made substances found in various household items, including food packaging, cleaners, water-repellent fabrics, Teflon-coated cookware,…

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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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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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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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