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Hypothyroidism

Hyperthyroidism: Too Much Of A Good Thing

Alan Christianson | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

This should be the scary icing on the morbidly uncomfortable cake that is hyperthyroidism, proving beyond a doubt that when it comes to thyroid hormone (as with so many things - even cake), too much is definitely not a good thing.

Low Thyroid? Low Function. Hypothyroidism and Type 2 Diabetes

Dr. Raphael Kellman | Posted 05.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Raphael Kellman

In diagnosing thyroid conditions, the reference range is the determining factor that delineates a healthy person from one requiring intervention and medication. Sadly, there are flaws with this system that often lead to people being missed and bypassed for needed treatment.

Why You Might Not Be Losing Weight

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

There are many possibilities that would explain why you are hitting a plateau, and each one can be overcome. You just have to narrow it down to a reason, solve the issue, and keep pushing on.

One Women's Truth of Discovery

Audrey Childers | Posted 05.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Audrey Childers

After being diagnosed with hypothyroidism over 10 years ago. I knew there was something more than just being labeled with a medical condition. There w...

A Yoga Sequence to Balance the Thyroid

Sonima.com | Posted 05.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Sonima.com

By: Fern Langham Try this powerful sequence, based in Kundalini yoga and functional medicine, to help activate and nourish the thyroid. The thyroid ...

9 Tips for a Family Stress Free Dinner

Audrey Childers | Posted 04.27.2016 | Parents
Audrey Childers

Most of us has hit our peak time of exhaustion by late afternoon. It's a roller coaster ride of craziness. You have so much to do in the a little bit...

9 Superfoods You Should be Eating With Hypothyroidism

Audrey Childers | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Audrey Childers

Super-foods are considered to be nutrient-rich powerhouses that are beneficial for overall health and well-being. Eating these super-foods may reduce ...

The Magic in Mushrooms

Audrey Childers | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Audrey Childers

You can definitely start to make a difference in your overall health by adding mushrooms to your diet.

Heal Your Thyroid With Herbal Medicine

Maura Henninger, N.D. | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Maura Henninger, N.D.

Autoimmune disease is on the rise. Some estimates say that almost 16 percent of Americans suffer from some sort of autoimmune illness. Hashimoto's thy...

The Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Both Hypothyroid: So What?

Mary Shomon | Posted 02.22.2016 | Fifty
Mary Shomon

Candidates vying for the party's presidential nomination typically release official medical records after they become the nominee. In this election cy...

Thyroid or Treats: What's Really Preventing You From Losing Weight

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

If you think you may be one of the several millions with undiagnosed thyroid disease, it is important you follow up and get it checked out. Leaving hypothyroidism untreated isn't just about tipping the scales the wrong direction, but also about your long-term health and well-being.

Thinking About Pregnancy? Think About Your Thyroid!

Dr. David Adamson | Posted 12.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Adamson

Fertility specialists have long noticed a relationship between thyroid disorders and reproductive health issues including irregular periods, difficult...

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 thy...

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 07.09.2016 | 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
Bustle

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.