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Menopause or Low Thyroid -- Is it One, the Other or Both?

Dr. Raphael Kellman | Posted 10.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Raphael Kellman

Many are told they are just perimenopausal and should start supplementing estrogen. Things aren't always cut and dry, however, and simply prescribing estrogen replacement without a deep exploration into the patient's metabolism and chemistry doesn't work.

The Chemicals That Can Affect Your Metabolism

Pernille Jensen | Posted 10.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Pernille Jensen

Chemical exposures can have a significant effect on your metabolism by reducing thyroid hormone levels or impairing thyroid hormone action. Your ...

I Lost All My Hair During Pregnancy

Molly Erdman | Posted 09.04.2015 | Parents
Molly Erdman

I spent at least an hour every day searching online for what could be causing this. There were countless stories of women losing a lot of hair after having their babies, but nothing about losing it during pregnancy. Not even in Yahoo! Answers, for crap's sake.

De-Stigmatizing Mental Health

Merritt Juliano | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Merritt Juliano

We praise and, in fact, incentivize preventative care for children, adults and our seniors, such as the annual visit to a GP for a "physical." Why not do the same for efforts to keep the brain healthy? We also need to start talking openly about mental health the way we talk about other health issues. Join the conversation.

Stress and Failure: Which Comes First?

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

Which comes first -- stress or failure? We need more research to know for sure, but if you have been feeling "stuck" in your personal and/or professional life, and you just can't seem to pivot to the next phase, talk to your doctor about these tests. They just might uncover the reason.

Three-Year Cancerversary

Danielle Nicosia | Posted 07.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Nicosia

The month of July will always be hard for me. July 3rd is the date I will remember for the rest of my life. The day I was diagnosed with Metastatic Pa...

Why Routine Blood Tests Often Fail to Detect Low Thyroid Function (And What We Can Do About It)

Dr. Raphael Kellman | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Raphael Kellman

The lab range used for routine testing has been a controversial topic in medicine in recent years. There is much debate and arguing as to what the actual range should be and what normal is.

10 Things You Need to Know About Your Thyroid

Aviva Romm | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Aviva Romm

Sometimes thyroid function can be recovered and restored with natural methods using stress reduction, diet, herbs, and supplements. Sometimes medications are needed long-term. But either way, it is important to identify whether you have a thyroid problem so you can get the help you need.

Tired? Check Your Neck for Thyroid Cancer

Lisa Marie Wilson | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Marie Wilson

One of the major symptoms of thyroid cancer is being exhausted and depressed and if you are experiencing a tightness in your throat, a change in your voice or swallowing/breathing ability, you need to see your doctor.

Signs That Thyroid Disease May Have Been Missed by Your Doctor

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

You needn't have a medical background to know my symptoms were not normal. My hairdresser was watching my hair fall out by the handfuls for months, and she kept asking me about potential thyroid issues.

Hypothyroidism: A Common Hormonal Imbalance Affecting Several Million Americans

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid gland, ranks among the most common hormonal disturbances. The thyroid hormone is secreted by the thyroid gland, which lies in front of and around the windpipe in the lower neck.

Thyroid Symptoms in Women are Hard to Catch, But They Sure Messed Up My Life

Bustle | Posted 05.31.2014 | Women

I cried to everyone -- my parents, my doctors, my best friend -- because I was so scared and simply didn't have a clue what was wrong with me.

Thyroid Cancer: Five Things You Really Need to Know

Amy Graeber | Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Amy Graeber

Thyroid cancer is on the rise. I was diagnosed with it when I was 28 years old and it was quite a journey. Here are some things that I've learned, and what I feel patients and survivors need to hear.

What's Behind the Secret Epidemic of Hypothyroidism

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Most of us don't ever think about our thyroid. This gland is located in the ...

Speaking the Truth About Thyroid Disease: What Doctors Don't Tell You

Alanna Kaivalya | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Alanna Kaivalya

I've now successfully cured the supposedly incurable disease, and live happy and healthy with a fully functioning thyroid. More important and subtle to note, probably, is the fact that the groundwork has been laid within my body for it to express a different truth.

How To Make Food Your Medicine

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 10.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

Most of us are conditioned to think that taking a pill out of a bottle will make us feel better. We don't generally think that fresh vegetables and fruit count toward healing. But it's true, food is the most powerful drug we have.

One Mistake We Make in the Doctor's Office That May Contribute to Increased Risk of Thyroid Cancer

Donna Gates | Posted 08.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Gates

The medical community is divided as to whether or not a thyroid guard is necessary. But since studies show that thyroid cancer is related to radiation exposure, most patients are requesting the extra protection.

Post-Holiday Torpor? Consider Your Hormones

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

If a nutrient is fuel, a hormone determines how much gets tossed on the fire. If a nutrient is construction material, a hormone may be both builder, and architect. Hormones are regulators of body function.

How Thyroid Medications Can Destroy Your Thyroid

Dr. Andrew Lange | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Lange

The problem with only giving hormone replacement for thyroid disease, is it does nothing to stop the progression of the true disease; it only masks some of the symptoms.

A 7-Step Plan To Boost Your Low Thyroid And Metabolism

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Hyman, MD

I believe a comprehensive approach is needed to address chronic thyroid issues and to diagnose them. Unfortunately, most of the options for healing by conventional care are quite limited.

Long Term Weight Loss - More Than Will Power?

Kent Holtorf | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kent Holtorf

Contemporary medicine has failed to address the obesity epidemic as something more than as simple matter of will power and calorie consumption.