The Water Crisis on Our Military Bases

The Water Crisis on Our Military Bases

The water crisis on our military bases was addressed this week in Washington. Military families are reporting birth defects, Stage IV cancer and thyroid disease due to the contaminated water at the bases.The hearing Wednesday was the first for the sub-panel under new leadership, and a reminder that the widespread concerns of per- and polyfluoroalkyl,…

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Losing Weight When Hypothyroid

Losing Weight When Hypothyroid

Losing weight when hypothyroid is challenging at best. I know very few people with thyroid disease who don’t have weight problems. You know how this goes: without enough thyroid hormone, you develop fatigue. It seems you just want to lay down and nap every chance you get! Also, your metabolism slows, so you don’t burn…

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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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Is It Alzheimer’s or Your Thyroid?

Is It Alzheimer's or Your Thyroid?

Alzheimer’s disease is a very scary diagnosis! If you or your parents are concerned about memory loss, you need to know that there are other medical conditions that mimic dementia. Not surprising, thyroid issues are one of the first medical conditions mentioned, along with a Vitamin A deficiency. Many who deal with thyroid disease have…

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Low Free T3 Syndrome: Are You At Risk?

Low Free T3 Syndrome

Low Free T3 Syndrome is a fairly new term. Well, as far as thyroid testing goes. This test has been around for about 15 years. Thirty five years ago there was no test for thyroid function. Doctors relied on temperature and your symptoms. If there was a diagnosis of low thyroid function, the doctor would…

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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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