SAD and Your Hormones

SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) can have a devastating affect on our health and hormones. This common winter disorder is known for causing depression, sluggishness, weight gain and lethargy. There’s been a slew of studies that have shown that TSH and iodine, both of which are essential for healthy thyroid function, are adversely affected during cold, blue, wintery…

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Illnesses That Mimic Thyroid Disease

Illnesses that mimic thyroid disease are everywhere. If you go to a doctor with symptoms of fatigue, persistently low mood, loss of interest in normal activities, insomnia and lack of appetite, don’t be surprised if you leave the clinic with a diagnosis of depression, a prescription for an anti-depressant, and a referral to a therapist. With…

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Food and Drug Interactions-What You Need to Know

Food and drug  interactions are a risk for anyone who takes prescription medicine or vitamin supplements. Many of us have heard about how grapefruit can interfere with your medications but are you aware of the other foods that can cause problems. Now, I am not saying to avoid certain foods altogether, but you need to…

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Are All Medical Procedures Safe?

Most of us have had medical procedures performed, but how do you know if that procedure is safe? Just so you know, not all medical procedures involve surgery. One of the procedures mentioned is Hormone Replacement Therapy. I started on the hormones and all was fine for a while. Then after a few years, this was before they…

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Free T3-Why It's So Important

Free T3 is the most important thyroid hormone in the body. However, it is also a hormone that most conventional doctors don’t check. Now is when you tell me, “I’ve had my TSH checked many times and my doctor says it’s just fine.” Yes, TSH is the standard measuring stick, if you will, for how…

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Depression

Depression: that nasty symptom that seems to be linked to several health disorders. But there is one condition that is linked to depression more than any other: thyroid disfunction. Finding the right diagnosis for any disorder requires a comprehensive evaluation. Indeed, many illnesses share many of the same symptoms. Take symptoms such as headache, stomachache, dizziness, fatigue,…

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Depression-Hypothyroidism

Depression is all over the news lately. How do you “get” it? Does it run in the family? Is there a cure? Can I just take a pill that will calm my anxiety?Everyone would have us believe that if you are depressed you have low levels of a neurotransmitter called serotonin in your brain.  However,…

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Anxiety

Anxiety is one of the most common symptoms of autoimmune thyroid disease. If you have struggled with anxiety, you know how awful it is. You can go from a calm, level-headed person to a completely irrational, out of control crazy person. Most people don’t know anxiety symptoms are very common in people with thyroid disorders. Many doctors will prescribe…

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If you suffer with thyroid disease; the holidays with all the decorating, the parties, the shopping, and the wrapping can be overwhelming. You should be enjoying the season but you just can’t seem to get into holiday spirit. It just seems to be a lot of work and additional stress. So, if this describes you, you need to know that depression, lack…

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