1. Articles in category: Thyroid Health

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    1. The Five Rs of Functional Medicine

      The Five Rs of Functional Medicine

      Here's a compelling article from Mind Body Green. It's called 5 Principles This Functional Medicine Doctor Swears By.

      In it, Alejandro Junger, M.D. shares about the 5 Rs of functional medicine. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      A wealth of evidence suggests that the good bacteria in our gut, in the right places and in the correct ratios between species, is vital to our well-being. Affecting your weight; your chances of being obese, becoming diabetic, or having your immune system attack your own cells; the bacteria in your gut have far-reaching consequences well beyond where they ...

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    2. Blood Tests You Should Take According to Your Family History

      Blood Tests You Should Take According to Your Family History

      Stephanie Eckelkamp wrote this fascinating piece on Mind Body Green. It's called What Blood Tests You Should Ask Your Doctor For Based On Family History.

      In it, she reveals and expounds on some of the tests that should best describe our current health depending on our family history. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      You can glean a lot of information from pretty basic tests—the key is doing them regularly (preferably annually), so you can track your results over time and spot trends. You want to catch smoke before there’s fire.

      Have a look at the ...

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    3. Catching a Breather in the Midst of Holiday Stress in 5 Minutes or Less

      Catching a Breather in the Midst of Holiday Stress in 5 Minutes or Less

      Discovered this interesting piece from Mind Body Green and it really caught our attention. It’s called Holidays Stressing You Out? Here Are 5 Ways To Relax In Just 5 Minutes.

      It shares some helpful tips. Here’s one of them:

      The holidays often come with more time away from work, but that often equates to more free time to endlessly scroll on our phones. Practice eye yoga to deal with eye strain from phones and computers. Start by closing your eyes and then repeatedly looking up and down, then left and right. As you’re doing that, pretend you ...

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    4. How Your Thyroid Stands to Benefit from Your Chamomile Tea Habits

      How Your Thyroid Stands to Benefit from Your Chamomile Tea Habits

       Stumbled upon this helpful piece from Betty Gold and thought that we would share it. It's published in the website Real Simple and it's called Does Chamomile Tea Really Help You Sleep?

      Betty shares with us some really inspired research here. Here's one point in particular that w thought was thought-provoking:

      One study found that daily consumption of chamomile tea over a number of years was linked with a lower risk of thyroid cancer. While it’s too early to say chamomile tea helps prevent cancer, research suggests that consistent consumption over time may be the key ...

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    5. Dietary Changes Could Help Alleviate Depression

      Dietary Changes Could Help Alleviate Depression

      Dr David Brady really caught our attention with this blog article posted on his personal site. It's called Digging a Little Deeper into Depression.

      In it, he shares with us really interesting ideas. This one was particularly thought-provoking:

      Dietary changes—specifically, nutrition and supplement interventions—may be helpful for individuals who respond poorly to conventional treatments. Doctors can help patients complaining of depression by doing a thorough assessment of pertinent lab work. For starters, suboptimal thyroid function is a common cause of depression, but this will be missed if the first course of action is a prescription for an ...

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    6. Not Getting The Right Amount of Sleep? You May Already Have Thyroid Disorders

      Not Getting The Right Amount of Sleep? You May Already Have Thyroid Disorders

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from Tuck. It’s titled Thyroid Disorders and Sleep.

      It offers some stimulating ideas. Here’s one that we thought was genuinely noteworthy:

      Thyroid hormones, particularly T3 and T4, help control your metabolism. When you have low levels of these hormones, the drop in your metabolism causes your body to slow down. This slowdown affects your entire body, making you feel sluggish, cold, and tired. You sleep for more hours but feel worse.

      To find out more about these ideas, look into the rest of this insightful piece.

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    7. Signs to Look Out for If You Suspect You Have Diabetes

      Signs to Look Out for If You Suspect You Have Diabetes

      Came across this interesting piece from Dr Amy Myers and it really made an impact on us. It’s called 7 Warning Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes.

      It shares some intriguing points about this chronic illness. Here’s one of them:

      Currently, there are 30.3 million people in the US with diabetes. Add in the number of Americans the Centers for Disease Control believes are prediabetic, and the number jumps to more than 100 million people affected in the US alone.

      Because thyroid imbalance can greatly affect this disease, you may want to learn how to prevent it. It ...

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    8. Are Organic Produce Really Pesticide Free?

      Are Organic Produce Really Pesticide Free?

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from Dr Alan Christianson. It’s called Things I've Changed My Mind About: Pesticides.

      In it, he gives us some interesting ideas. Here's one that really got us thinking:

      The pitfall here is that organic foods do not avoid pesticides. At all.

      In fact, organic is grown with pesticides, and many of them are synthetic (meaning that they are not organic or naturally-occurring in said plants).

      To find out more about Dr Christianson's perspectives on pesticides, look into the rest of his insightful piece.

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    9. Thyroid Testing 101 from Dr Christianson

      Thyroid Testing 101 from Dr Christianson

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from Dr Christianson. It's called Testing Your Thyroid and the Definitive Guide to Optimal Ranges.

      It offers some stimulating ideas. Here’s one that we thought was genuinely noteworthy:

      Erratic Antibody Levels – thyroid antibodies are good to confirm a diagnosis, but they don’t rule it out when they are negative. They may be culprits behind infertility or anxiety. Otherwise, changes in them do not likely affect your health. They can go up and down randomly.

      To find out more, look into the rest of this insightful piece.

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    10. Busting Desiccated Thyroid Myths

      Busting Desiccated Thyroid Myths

      Stumbled upon this noteworthy piece from Dr Christianson. It's called Top 10 Myths About Natural Desiccated Thyroid.

      It offers us some fascinating ideas. This one was particularly thought-provoking:

      it is better to take T3 once daily because thyroid hormones abide by a circadian rhythm. Your body releases the bulk of them during the late evening/early morning. So taking NDT before bed or early in the morning actually achieves what would be happening if your thyroid was operating normally.

      Give the rest of this remarkably detailed article from Dr Christianson for more information and context.

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    11. What Mercury Exposure Has to Do with Hashimoto's

      What Mercury Exposure Has to Do with Hashimoto's

      Stumbled upon this noteworthy piece from the Thyroid Pharmacist and thought that we would share it. Dr. Izabella Wentz titles it Mercury Mercury Exposure and Hashimoto's.

      It offers us some fascinating ideas. This one was particularly thought-provoking:

      Mercury can deplete the body of selenium, a vital nutrient required in the synthesis of thyroid hormone. We know that most people with Hashimoto’s will be found to have selenium deficiency, and that this is a widely recognized trigger of autoimmune thyroid conditions.

      Give the rest of this remarkable piece of writing a read for more information and context.

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    12. The Benefits of Flavonoid

      The Benefits of Flavonoid

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from Dr. Mercola. It’s titled A Flavonoid a Day Keeps the Doctor Away.

      It offers some interesting perspectives. Here’s one that piqued our curiosity:

      A Harvard Health article says one reason avid tea drinkers are less prone to developing heart disease may be because of potency of the flavonoids in tea leaves. Part of the benefits of drinking tea, particularly for strengthening the blood vessels in your heart, stems from catechin and epicatechin compounds. 

      To find out more, take a look at the rest of this write-up.

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    13. The Virtue of Adding Vitamin D in Wheat Flour

      The Virtue of Adding Vitamin D in Wheat Flour

      We found this interesting article on Mind Body Green. It's called Is This The Solution To Our Widespread Vitamin D Deficiency Problem?

      It shares some fascinating points. Here's one that's really thought-provoking:

      The research, which was published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, showed that requiring mandatory fortification of vitamin D in wheat flour would prevent 10 million new cases of vitamin D deficiency—and save the country a lot of money down the line. 

      For more information, give the rest of the article a read...

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    14. Why We Need to Consume More Greens

      Why We Need to Consume More Greens

      Here's a fascinating article from Dr. Amy Myers. It's called The Top 3 Ways Greens Support Healthy Blood Pressure.

      It shares some interesting insights. This one's particularly thought-provoking:

      Whether we like them or not, greens including kale, spinach, and broccoli are the undeniable superstars of the food world. Low in calories, yet high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, greens are incredible for your health — including your cardiovascular system. 

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    15. The Importance of Balance in Improving Your Thyroid Health

      The Importance of Balance in Improving Your Thyroid Health

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from the Mind Body Green. It’s titled How to Balance Your Thyroid With a Combo of Eastern and Western Medicine.

      It offers some thought-provoking perspectives. Here’s one that we thought was interesting:

      Hypothyroidism often leaves you deficient in iodine and selenium—two essential nutrients for thyroid function. Adding more of both to your diet can support your thyroid and help you normalize your thyroid hormone production.

      To find out more, take a look at the rest of this write-up.

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    16. Best Protein Sources for Hashimoto's

      Best Protein Sources for Hashimoto's

      Here's a fascinating article from the Thyroid Pharmacist. It's called Which Protein is Safe for Hashimoto's.

      It shares some excellent insights. Rootcolog Al Paleo looks particularly interesting:

      Most protein powders on the market contain soy and dairy, which are two very reactive proteins for people with Hashimoto’s. While egg white proteins are also an option and can be less reactive, unfortunately, those with Hashimoto’s who start using them often find themselves with new onset egg reactions, because egg whites are difficult to digest for people with intestinal permeability.

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    17. Fun and Therapeutic Activities that Support Medical Treatments for Thyroid Disease

      Fun and Therapeutic Activities that Support Medical Treatments for Thyroid Disease

      Here's an interesting list of complementary therapy that you can take to manage your thyroid disorder. Incorporating one or more of these activities into your routine supports prescribed medical treatment. It not only has benefits to your thyroid but to your overall health and wellness too!

      Kristen Stewart of Everyday Health lists five things you can do to complement the treatment your doctors give you. Here's one I want to try!

      In a small study, a U.S. researcher, following the specific belief that acupuncture can help thyroid function by reducing a person's stress, found a decrease ...

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    18. How Sleeping at Work Can Improve Your Productivity and Reduce Burnout

      How Sleeping at Work Can Improve Your Productivity and Reduce Burnout

      This article from Dr. Aviva Romm piqued our curiosity. She titles it To Prevent Burnout, Take More Breaks.

      In it, Dr. Romm offers up some really fascinating nuggets of wisdom. This one was particularly thought-provoking:

      Huge shifts can happen if you take a major break between your workday and evening. Studies have shown, for example, that nurses who take a 15-minute break at the end of a stressful workday have healthier cortisol rhythms at night. Healthier evening cortisol levels also help your weight, hormones, blood sugar, cravings and sleep. 

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    19. 10 Lessons to Pick Up from this Man's Journey with Thyroid Disorder

      10 Lessons to Pick Up from this Man's Journey with Thyroid Disorder

      If you ever feel alone in your struggle with thyroid disease, remember that a lot of people are going through the same difficulties as you are. Connecting with them and learning from them is one way to help yourself deal with it better.

      One of them is Taylor Van Arsdale. In this article for MSN Lifestyle, he shares 10 things he learned after he was diagnosed with subacute thyroiditis that could help you with your own journey. Here's what stood out for me:

      The most important thing I learned during this time is to trust how you are feeling ...

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    20. The Connection between Zzzs and Thyroid Disorders

      The Connection between Zzzs and Thyroid Disorders

      Traditional thyroid treatments focus on diet, medicines, and exercise. While these have been scientifically proven to help improve thyroid conditions, there is an important component that appears to be missing: sleep.

      Gretchen Lidicker, M.S., writes for MBG Health on the connection between getting quality shut-eye and thyroid disorders:

      If you have hyperthyroidism, you're likely to be jittery and suffering from insomnia. And ironically, this lack of sleep can harm your thyroid even further. 

      Think that improving your sleeping patterns could help your thyroid problem and your quality of life? Read on the find out!

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    21. 11 Common Toxins that Make Your Thyroid Act Up

      11 Common Toxins that Make Your Thyroid Act Up

      We may not know it, but many things we encounter during the day affect our thyroid. Whether it's something we unknowingly ingest, something that we touch, or something that is present in our daily environment, there are a lot of substances that might be causing an under- or overreaction from this important gland.

      William Cole for MindBodyGreen lists down 11 common toxins that might be exacerbating your thyroid problems. Here's one I found particularly alarming:

      Antimony, a chemical that leaches from plastic bottles, is one concern. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen found antimony levels in fruit drinks ...

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    22. Are Your Steaks and Other Meats Really Gluten-Free?

      Are Your Steaks and Other Meats Really Gluten-Free?

      We came across this interesting piece called Pink Slime in Meat, Gluten-Free? and we thought that we just had to share it.

      In it, Hashimoto's specialist Dr. Osborne gives us a quick peek into "meat glue". Here's a short excerpt for some insight:

      Current research is focusing on the environmental exposures instead of genetic changes due to the increases in the incidence of celiac disease2.  The food industry’s goal is to make profits.  In doing so, they mislead consumers into buying sub-par products labeled as prime or top quality.

      For more of this alarming article, take ...

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    23. Is Your Thyroid Medication Working?

      Is Your Thyroid Medication Working?

      Stumbled upon this interesting piece called Three Reasons Why Your Thyroid Medication Isn't Working. It's by Chris Kesser and we thought that it would make a great reading recommendation for you.

      It gives us some fascinating ideas. This one, in particular, caught our attention:

      ...inflammation decreases both the number and sensitivity of thyroid hormone receptors. If there aren’t enough receptors, or they aren’t sensitive enough, it doesn’t matter how much thyroid medication we take. The cells won’t be able to use it. 

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    24. Why Do We Need to Look After Our Hormones?

      Why Do We Need to Look After Our Hormones?

      Came across this fascinating piece from Dr. Christianson's blog and it really piqued our interest. It’s called 3 Reasons Hormones Need Help.

      It shares some intriguing perspectives. Here’s one of them:

      You know many geneticists and researches have shown that the parallel drop off of our reproductive hormones, testosterone and estrogen, for both genders, the drop off of that really correlates with the onset of a lot of these genetic kill switches and this happens somewhere around our mid-forties and the mid-fifties and many of the effects on our health care because of that. 

      If you want ...

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