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    1. This Turmeric Tonic Can Help You Enhance Your Thyroid Health

      This Turmeric Tonic Can Help You Enhance Your Thyroid Health

      Came across this fascinating piece from Mind Body Green and thought immediately that we should share it with you. It's titled The Hormone-Balancing Turmeric Tonic This Thyroid Expert Swears By and there's a lot to unpack from it.

      In it, Thyroid Yoga founder, Fern Olivia shares her favourite anti-inflammatory beverage. Here's what she has to say about it:

      This tonic has been inspired by centuries-old ayurvedic wisdom. It boasts homemade hemp milk, a hint of raw honey, freshly juiced carrots, ginger, turmeric, and adaptogenic ingredients such as maca, ashwagandha, shilajit, reishi, and chaga—plus powerful digestion-balancing herbs ...

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    2. The Importance of Sleep if You Have Thyroid Conditions

      The Importance of Sleep if You Have Thyroid Conditions

      Thought we'd share this fascinating article from Mind Body Green. It's called What Every Person With A Thyroid Condition Needs To Know About Sleep.

      There are some interesting points of view here. This one's particularly thought-provoking:

      Sleep deprivation has been found to cause a short-term rise in thyroid hormone, but when chronically sleep-deprived, the thyroid can become down-regulated due to it being overstimulated.

      Give the rest of this article a read to learn more about it...

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    3. Gliadin Allergy and It's Eerie Similarity With Celiac Disease

      Gliadin Allergy and It's Eerie Similarity With Celiac Disease

      Here's a really interesting piece from Mind Body Green. It's called Sensitive To Gluten? You May Actually Have This Similar Allergy and we thought that it would be worth the share.

      In it, dietitian and nutritionist Isabel Smith shares some fascinating findings. Here's a short excerpt:

      Though gliadin allergies don't affect all of us, if you are someone who is sensitive to gluten—and you've been checked for celiac and the blood test is negative—you may have a gliadin allergy.

      Learn more about this at the link below...

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    4. Are You In Need of a Dopamine Fast?

      Are You In Need of a Dopamine Fast?

      This one from Mind Body Green is really interesting. It's called Dopamine Fasting Is The Latest Tech Trend You Might Already Be Doing.

      It makes some interesting points. Here's one of them:

      The proposed scientific rationale for dopamine fasting, typically given by people who dopamine fast, often goes something like this: Frequent release of dopamine via pleasurable activities ups your baseline for dopamine—in other words, it overloads your brain's dopamine receptors, causing your brain to reduce the number of receptors, and thus makes you less sensitive to dopamine. 

      To learn more, take a deeper dive into ...

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    5. Are Fermented Foods Really Good For You?

      Are Fermented Foods Really Good For You?

      Kimchi, yogurt, and other fermented foods aren't only delicious, they're good for you too! This piece from Mind Body Green helps us understand how they work to make us healthier and stronger.

      This short excerpt shares just one of the many different benefits:

      Having a healthy, diverse microbiota plays a key role in helping your body maintain this important gut-brain relationship. This is especially important for mood regulation, considering up to 90% of our serotonin, an important brain neurotransmitter sometimes called the "happiness hormone," is produced in the gut.

      Guess we have more reasons to incorporate these uber ...

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    6. The Apple Really Does Keep the Doctor Away

      The Apple Really Does Keep the Doctor Away

      The old proverb, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away," has just been proven to be true. This Mind Body Green article tells us all about it.

      Here's the articles conclusion:

      This latest study shows that the impact of an easy to implement dietary change could have an important impact on key measures of heart disease risk. A particular interest in this study is how the two whole apples, rather than a sugar and calorie matched apple juice drink, has had a significant effect on markers of heart health of participants.

      Now, how do you like them apples?

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    7. What a Personality Map Has to do With Your Career

      What a Personality Map Has to do With Your Career

      Is your personality a match for your dream job? This piece from Mind Body Green tackles this small conundrum. 

      Here's an excerpt:

      Our happiness at work is about more than just, well, our happiness. It also affects productivity and output, making it a topic worth investing in for brands. Even with more brands and companies adding corporate health and wellness programs, happiness and satisfaction at work can start with finding a job that fits you in terms of more than just your skill set.

      The rest of the fascinating piece has a lot more nuggets of wisdom to pass ...

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    8. 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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    9. Hormones and Your Hair

      Hormones and Your Hair

      Losing your hair? This Mind Body Green article talks about it.

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

      Ever heard of dihydrotestosterone? This hormone (DHT for short) is a byproduct of testosterone that causes hair follicles to shrink, and it's the primary hormone responsible for hair loss in both men and women. Having high levels in the scalp or a sensitivity to it can cause a form of hair loss called androgenetic alopecia, or male or female pattern baldness (though for women, it's more like hair thinning than a receding hairline ...

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    10. 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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    11. You Are Five Times More Likely To Get PCOS If Your Mother Had It

      You Are Five Times More Likely To Get PCOS If Your Mother Had It

      Mind Body Green shares some interesting nuggets here. It's called You Are Five Times More Likely To Get PCOS If Your Mother Had It.

      It's got some interesting perspectives. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      The study, published in Nature Medicine, found women with PCOS have higher levels of the androgen hormone while pregnant, increasing the likelihood for their daughters to develop PCOS later in life.

      Have a look at the complete article for more of the author’s observations.

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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. 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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    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. The Connection between Sleep and Thyroid Disorders

      The Connection between Sleep 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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    17. 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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    18. 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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    19. 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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    20. 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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    21. 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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    22. 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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    23. 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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    24. 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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