Hypoechoic Thyroid Nodules

Hypoechoic thyroid nodules are nodules that show up during medical examinations or on scans and are normally darker than the thyroid tissue around them. This darker color of the tissue suggests that the lump is solid rather that fluid-filled or cystic. This darker color also hints to an increased chance of thyroid cancer. According to…

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The Crazy Disease Most Haven't Heard About

There is a crazy disease out there that most of us have not heard of but is life changing non-the-less! The disease I am referring to is Graves’disease. It is one of the autoimmune thyroid diseases that messes with you and how your body functions. The most common autoimmune thyroid disease is Hashimoto’s disease. Just…

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Why Bad Cholesterol Isn't Bad for Your Thyroid

Bad cholesterol is a term that most of us have heard from our doctor during a checkup. Checking your cholesterol levels is normally included whenever lab work is done. Once that test is complete, the majority of Americans are encouraged to start on a statin due to our “bad” cholesterol being too high. The truth…

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Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals-What Are They And Should You Care

Endocrine disrupting chemicals are found in many different environmental sources such as the air, food, and water. These chemicals interfere with the endocrine system by affecting the way the body’s hormones work. These chemicals have been linked to fertility issues, immune system problems, some cancers, diabetes, obesity and heart problems, to name a few. These chemicals…

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Water Quality Standards At Military Bases Weakened

The water quality at our military bases is at risk due to the EPA proposing to weaken the standards for cleaning up the toxic chemicals found in the tap water at the bases and in at least 401 additional locations across the nation. These toxic chemicals, called PFAS (per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances), are linked to cancer,…

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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 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?

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

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

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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