Preventing Thyroid Disease-7 Wellness Targets

Preventing Thyroid Disease

  Preventing thyroid disease can be a daunting task. Where does it come from? How do you get it? How do you prevent it? And if you do get it, how is it treated? Thyroid disorders are one of the most complex health problems facing Americans today. Despite such a high prevalence of thyroid problems,…

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T3 Therapy Helps Ease Symptoms

T3 Thyroid Hormone Therapy

T3 therapy for hypothyroidism is a treatment many of us have a very difficult time getting.  However, new research shows that patients with hypothyroidism who were on long-term Synthroid (thyroxine T4) treatment despite not responding well saw improved outcomes after switching to combination triiodothyronine (T3) and T4 therapy, according to a researcher in Orlando. “While…

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Does Adrenal Stress Equal Thyroid Problems

Adrenal stress

Adrenal stress is a term we hear a lot but what exactly is it and how does it affect our thyroids? Stress is one of the biggest influences on your adrenal glands, and the health of your adrenal glands directly impacts the health of your thyroid gland. Things like long commutes, too little sleep, financial hardships…

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Fluoride: How Much Is Too Much


Is fluoride safe? We add it to our water, our toothpaste and have treatments at the dentist, but are all those treatments safe for us?  Synthesized fluoride is often added to drinking water, toothpaste and mouthwashes. This synthesized fluoride was originally a byproduct of the manufacture of the atomic bomb. Plus, there was a time when fluoride…

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Understanding TSH Levels

TSH levels are used to determine thyroid function. This test is considered the ”gold” standard test for diagnosing thyroid disease. The problem I have run into with my healthcare professionals is this: The only test they will run is TSH. Then the only treatment option offered is a synthentic T4 hormone. Regardless of the cause of the high TSH, their only…

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Are Missed Periods Due to Your Thyroid

Missed Periods

Missed periods may seem like a great thing to have happen but, the truth is you are either pregnant or “or something else is amiss.”  Thyroid imbalance will have an impact on your menstrual cycle as well as interactions with other organ systems that maintain normal body functions.  Since, your thyroid controls all your body functions, too high or too low thyroid…

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Thyroid Cancer That’s No Longer Cancer

Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer that is no longer cancer. How does that work? It seems that this type of cancer tumor does not advance unless it has been damaged. There has been a lot of talk about these tumors lately due to the many complications that come with thyroid removal surgery and the poor quality of life for patients…

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Thyroid Medication and Hillary Clinton

Thyroid Medication

Thyroid medication is in the news but you would not expect the news to be connected to the political campaign. I had read an article online by Dr. Drew about a month ago criticizing Hillary’s doctor for having her on an obsolete thyroid medication instead of the more modern medication Synthroid. When I ran across this story, I wondered why Dr.…

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Thyroid Function: Can it be Life or Death

Thyroid Disfunction

Thyroid disfunction is a problem for many people, mostly women. If your thyroid produces too few hormones you will be hypothyroid and in severe, prolonged cases, low thyroid hormones can cause a myxedema coma. This condition is mostly diagnosed in elderly women, so if thyroid disease runs in the family or if they are already being treated for low thyroid, be aware of…

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Thyroid Function and Diabetes Risk

Thyroid Function

Your thyroid function and your risk of developing diabetes are believed to be connected. Low thyroid function is associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes, and with the progression of prediabetes to type 2 diabetes, according to the results of a recent study. Future studies still need to look at how treating subclinical hypothyroidism…

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