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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. Why Eating Late Isn't Something You Want to Do

      Why Eating Late Isn't Something You Want to Do

      Found this fascinating article from Mind Body Green and it really caught our attention. It’s called The Heart-Healthy Reason Why Women Shouldn't Eat Late at Night.

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

      Lifestyle approaches to prevent heart disease have focused on what we eat and how much we eat. These preliminary results indicate that intentional eating that is mindful of the timing and proportion of calories in evening meals may represent a simple, modifiable behavior that can help lower heart disease risk.

      To learn more about it, take a closer look at the full ...

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. Why Avocado is Slowly Becoming a New Superfood

      Why Avocado is Slowly Becoming a New Superfood

      We found this article by Ray Bass titled One More Reason To Love Avocados. We immediately thought that we should share it.

      She shares with us some interesting insights into this healthy favourite. Here's one of those gems:

      Researchers found avocado seed extract exhibited anti-inflammatory properties, meaning it could be "a potential source for new anti-inflammatory compounds that could be developed as a functional food ingredient or pharmaceuticals." In other words, avocado seed extract could be the future of fighting inflammation.

      Check out the rest of the article for more of Ray Bass' work.

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    9. Thyroid Reset Diet To Help You Maintain Your Hormone Balance

      Thyroid Reset Diet To Help You Maintain Your Hormone Balance

      We discovered this article from Mind Body Green and thought that we should share it with you. It's called This 3-Day Diet Will Reset Your Thyroid & Balance Your Hormones.

      It's a nice guide that gives us some useful tips. Here's one that's interesting:

      Maca powder is a great addition to any smoothie when supporting hormone levels. Maca root is an adaptogenic herb that helps keep our hormones in the proper balance, helping to keep them from going too high or too low.

      For the rest of Dr Becky Campbell's tips, check out the full content.

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    10. Benefits Of Iso-Cardio

      Benefits Of Iso-Cardio

      This is an interesting article from Mind Body Green. It is called This 15-Minute Workout Will Help You Sleep Like A Rock Tonight.

      Jason Williams shares with us both his thoughts and a quick program. Here's one of the gems from him:

      Iso-cardio combines isometric bodyweight exercises (like holding a squat) with movements that will get your heart rate elevated (like high knees). Aka you'll break a sweat, and you'll also build your strength. Not to mention, isometric exercises allow you to tap into your mind-body connection because your only choice is to focus on the present ...

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    11. Why We Should Rethink Going To the Gym If We Have Thyroid Issues

      Why We Should Rethink Going To the Gym If We Have Thyroid Issues

      We stumbled upon this insightful article and thought that you should be made aware of it too.

      In it, Stephanie Gray shares with us this interesting nugget of wisdom: 

      Free T4 and free T3 are the body's main thyroid hormones. Both are made by the thyrocytes, the thyroid cell in the thyroid gland, and we need to get both checked if we think we have a problem with our thyroid. The liver converts some T4 to T3—since T3 is much more potent than T4—while other tissues convert the rest. The problem is that many people have poor ...

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    12. More Reasons to Try a Vegan Diet

      More Reasons to Try a Vegan Diet

      Have you read this article from Elizabeth Gerson called This Diet Will Balance Blood Sugar & Promote A Healthy Weight, Study Says?

      In it, she shares this little gem:

      It only took one single vegan meal for participants in a recent study to reap all kinds of health-promoting rewards—all thanks to boosted good gut hormones. Aside from feeling full and maintaining a healthy weight, these hormones increased insulin sensitivity and the ability of the body to use sugar.

      Read the entirety of this article from Elizabeth Gerson to gain more insight.

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    13. Sugar Craving Elimination Program Where You Don't Have To Get Rid of Your Sweet Tooth

      Sugar Craving Elimination Program Where You Don't Have To Get Rid of Your Sweet Tooth

      Sugar cravings are difficult to suppress. What's even more perplexing is that its effect on the thyroid is pretty alarming. Luckily, this article from Mind Body Green has the answer on how to safely kick the craving for sugar.

      "If you're hoping to kick your sugar habit, a guided challenge is one of the best ways to do it," it reads. It'll hold you accountable to yourself. This piece also gives us some alternatives to sugar when you're craving for something sweet.

      We at Happy Hormones are proud to share this craving busting article with you ...

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    14. Beat Your Cravings With This Simple Two-Minute Science-Backed Lifehack

      Beat Your Cravings With This Simple Two-Minute Science-Backed Lifehack

      Food cravings are a difficult enemy to vanquish. From the sweet smell of freshly baked cookies to the aroma of pizza, these are all multisensory stimulations that you can't just simply wish away. Luckily Elizabeth Gerson from Mind Body Green can equip us with the tools to fight our cravings.

      In this article, she teaches us a simple two-minute trick that can help us control our cravings and take ownership of our diet. "New research out of the University of South Florida suggests that in order to overcome our temptations, we may just need to smell them for a ...

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    15. How to Choose The Best Probiotic Pill For You

      How to Choose The Best Probiotic Pill For You

      Being proactive when it comes to gut health is great but are you doing it properly?

      In this article, Dr. Isabella Wentz of Mind Body Green, shares with us some tips on how to maintain your gut health with probiotics. She gives us the basics on what to look out for in probiotic capsules such as strain, CFU, and transparency.

      It's an excellent guide as most of us don't even know what to look out for. We at Thyroid Health magazine are proud to share this helpful article so don't hesitate to click on the link below ...

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    16. Is Keto Safe?

      Is Keto Safe?

      The keto diet has become one of the most famous diet programs of 2018. However, not a lot of studies have proven its effectiveness. Even its safety is still a concern.

      In this article from Mind Body Green, Nicole Rivera D.C. shares with us her insights on the hottest diet trend. She says that it's generally safe for most people. "As a practicing clinician, I do see minor complications with the keto diet in select groups such as people with gallbladder disease, hormonal issues, severe gut issues, and toxicity," she writes.

      This is an excellent article to read ...

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    17. Some Foods Just Aren't As Healthy For You As You Thought

      Some Foods Just Aren't As Healthy For You As You Thought

      The food we put into our bodies, some would argue, matter more than how we choose to burn the calories off. In this article, functional medicine practitioner William Cole shares with us some of the "healthy" foods that are actually doing more harm than good.

      "However, it's not as simple as just avoiding sugar. Many foods that we would even consider "healthy" can be contributing to metabolic disorders by spiking blood sugar. Even my most well-intentioned patients unknowingly contribute to this through the foods they are eating on a daily basis—ones they were told are as healthy as ...

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    18. How Your Health Is Affected By Humidity

      How Your Health Is Affected By Humidity

      Humidity is one of the last things we look at as the culprit for our illnesses. But, it has a huge effect and oftentimes it's the main cause of why we're not feeling well. This article from Mind Body Green's Emma Lowe shares with us why we must start being wary of the humidity of our home.

      It's an in-depth article that tackles both why humidity is such a silent killer and how to track and manage it. "According to Aviad Elgez, N.D., a naturopath focused on environmental toxicology, if it doesn't fall into ...

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    19. Preventing Nutrient Deficiency in Vegans and Vegetarians

      Preventing Nutrient Deficiency in Vegans and Vegetarians

      Going vegan or vegetarian are excellent ways to alleviate your carbon footprint. But, if not done right, you may suffer from serious nutrient deficiency. This article from the wellness website Mind Body Green aims to eliminate that possibility by keeping us informed on how to eat healthy on a vegetarian or vegan diet.

      Vegans and vegetarians tend to lean on grains for nutrition that vegetables can't provide. But there can be potential problems with that kind of diet. "Grains (and a lot of other foods) are not what they once were. And in our modern, toxic world, we have ...

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    20. Spicy Chickpea Recipe For The Winter Ahead

      Spicy Chickpea Recipe For The Winter Ahead

      This Mind Body Green post shares with us an immune system boosting Jamaican dish that's perfect for the winter.

      "Their vibrant chickpea dish features warming and metabolism-boosting chili peppers and fresh ginger and turmeric for anti-inflammatory and immune-building properties," says the post. All of these ingredients do wonders for your immune system. Not only that, it's also a versatile meal that you can chew on for lunch, dinner, or even just for snacking.

      It's a great dish that's both nourishing and delicious that we at Thyroid Health Magazine can wholeheartedly recommend to you. It's got ...

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    21. This Fermented Hot Sauce Recipe is a Great Way To Keep Yourself Warm and Your Gut Healthy During Cold Winters

      This Fermented Hot Sauce Recipe is a Great Way To Keep Yourself Warm and Your Gut Healthy During Cold Winters

      Trying to find out how to keep warm this summer? You may want to skip on the pricy jackets because we have the perfect recipe that'll surely keep you warm and heal your gut at the same time. Not to mention, it can also get you slim down.

      Caroline Muggia shares with us her fermented hot sauce recipe that we can use during these upcoming cold months. "They contain a heat-inducing component called capsaicin, which boosts metabolism and could lead to weight loss. Capsaicin also blocks out a chemical involved in the perception of pain—so eat some chilis ...

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    22. The Many Benefits of Magnolia Bark and How to Use It

      The Many Benefits of Magnolia Bark and How to Use It

      In this article, we take a deep dive onto the benefits of magnolia bark. In it, Mind Body Green's Alexa Tucker gives heavy emphasis on how it can help you sleep better. It's a natural gamma-Aminobutyric acid booster that functions a lot like how traditional sleeping medications work. It also stimulates cannabinoid receptors that mimic the calming effects of CBD oils minus the psychoactive effects.

      "Its ability to 'turn off the brain' (or at least calm it down) has benefits beyond the bedroom, too. In addition to aiding in restful zzz's, magnolia bark is also used to ...

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    23. How Much Turmeric Should I Consume?

      How Much Turmeric Should I Consume?

      Turmeric is one of the hottest health foods right now. As such, you can find countless articles saying how great it is. But, rarely do we get to read one that actually says how much to consume. It's a complex topic.

      "The amount of turmeric you really need depends on your individual health goals," this article from Mind Body Green reads. It's all hinged on whether you're consuming it for anti inflammatory, gut health promotion, or for pain relief purposes.

      It's an interesting article that we Thyroid Health Magazine had a great time reading. It's ...

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    24. How to Tell if Your Probiotic is Functioning Properly

      How to Tell if Your Probiotic is Functioning Properly

      Maintaining gut health has slowly climbed into our collective consciousness. But, its effects are so subtle that we can barely feel them.

      This article from Mind Body Green helps us discern whether our gut health maintenance methods are working. "After a few weeks of taking the right probiotic, you should start noticing the beneficial effects," it reads. From something as better mood to a stronger immune system, it's an exhaustive list of benefits.

      It's a great help to know if you're on the right track in keeping a healthy gut. So, we at Thyroid Health Magazine can ...

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