Thyroid Diseases

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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Are Plastics Really Harming Our Children?

Are Plastics Really Harming Our Children?

Are plastics really harming our children? This question has been asked for years, without any real answers.  But, what actually are the concerns here? It turns out that the chemicals added to plastics are actually extremely dangerous to our growing children.  Prenatal and early exposure to BPA and phthalates can affect a child throughout their entire…

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Iodized Salt and Iodine: Are You Deficient?

Iodized Salt and Iodine: Are You Deficient?

This post on the different ways to get enough iodine in our diets was one of my most popular posts: Iodized salt and iodine are critical to maintaining good thyroid health, not to mention overall good health. But is iodized salt the only way to get adequate amounts of iodine in our diet? Our thyroids…

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The Most Common Thyroid Test Actually Sucks

The Most Common Thyroid Test Actually Sucks

The most common thyroid test actually sucks for diagnosing thyroid disease. The routine blood test used for diagnosis is the TSH blood test and it is far from ideal. Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey suggests that about 1 in 300 Americans suffers from a low functioning thyroid, known as hypothyroidism. But some doctors believe…

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Is ADD/ADHD Due to Thyroid Problems

Is ADD/ADHD Due to Thyroid Problems

ADD/ADHD  has a strong connection to poor thyroid function according to recent research. Unfortunately, there has been a significant increase in ADD/ADHD diagnoses in the past decade. Between 2003 and 2011, diagnosis of both conditions increased by 42%. A potential contributor of this impressive surge in attention disorders is a greater occurrence of thyroid disease. This relationship…

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