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Thyroid

3 Things That Wreck Your Hormones

Alan Christianson | Posted 03.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

There is an important distinction between taking thyroid hormones with Hashimoto's disease and taking them when hormones are lacking due to age and stress. In these latter cases, getting more hormones from another source may not be the main solution.

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

Dr. Raphael Kellman | Posted 03.10.2015 | 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.

The 6 Injustices of Thyroid Cancer

Jodi Meltzer | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Jodi Meltzer

Jill's doctor held her head down as he inserted eight needles into her neck to biopsy her two tumors. No anesthetic was involved... and that was just the beginning of her journey to hell. Soon after, she was in surgery to remove the right lobe of her thyroid.

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.

Are Carbs Evil? Part Two

Alan Christianson | Posted 02.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

To live at your greatest level of health and vitality requires using forethought when choosing foods. Carbs are not evil. They are a powerful tool best used wisely.

5 Signs Your Hormones Are Out Of Whack

Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living

By Chloe Metzger Raise your hand if, in the last few weeks, you've felt tired, bloated or cranky. Sound familiar? Then you know the drill: Every ...

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.

Is Low Testosterone Adding To Your Menopause Miseries?

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 09.17.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Are you having a bout of "fuzzy brain"? You know, that "where is my car/my purse/my mind" experience?

You Mamas Taking Iodine?

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 08.23.2014 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

I had no idea that the salt used to make most processed foods lacked iodine, that the majority of prenatal vitamins didn't provide iodine and that the number of women who may have a deficiency was so large. I'm not alone.

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.

The Surprising Reason Why Thyroid Cancer Cases Are Soaring

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 02.20.2014 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO (AP) — A dramatic rise in thyroid cancer has resulted from overdiagnosis and treatment of tumors too small to ever cause harm, according to ...

Feeling Tired and Achy? Here's Another Perspective to Think About

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 02.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Despite how common symptoms seem, there is no such thing as cookie-cutter medicine and each patient needs to be evaluated as though each case is in fact different, even if the symptoms seem common.

Salivary Testing for Hormone Levels: Good Idea or Not?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

I would recommend using cortisol saliva testing if you need to figure out the severity of adrenal fatigue, but leave the other hormone testing to your serum tests, where the studies support more consistency to the results so that you get more for the money you are paying for your health.

Questions and Claustrophobia: A Cancer Scare

Rachael Clarke | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachael Clarke

Unanswered questions feel a lot like claustrophobia. So do MRIs. And news about clustering of nuclei, of spindle cells.

Natural Path to Healthier Bones

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

If you can make healthy anti-inflammatory lifestyle changes along with having an astute integrative practitioner guiding you while you are being safely monitored by your regular doctor, you'll probably be happy with your bone health results in the next few years.

I Have Finally Found The Calm That Protects Me

Francesca Kaplan Grossman | Posted 05.29.2013 | Parents
Francesca Kaplan Grossman

I hate that instead of palming my belly to feel movement of a life, I fingertip-explore my body for lumps of danger. I hate that it will always be possible that there is something wrong, and it will never be that kind of right again.

The Horrors of Hair Loss

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

For the 40 percent of my clients who experience hair loss, I've developed strategies (no Rogaine required) that help regain not just your stressed tresses, but balanced hormonal health throughout your entire body.

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.

'Breasts': An Interview With Author Florence Williams

Molly Rauch | Posted 12.25.2012 | Parents
Molly Rauch

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I sat down recently with Florence Williams, author of the book, BREASTS: A Natural and Unnatural History, to talk about breast health and what's really in our breast milk.

Thyroid Cancer? Sign Me Up

Michelle Baker | Posted 10.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Michelle Baker

Never in my life did I think I would ever hear the word "cancer" in reference to me. After all, I have devoted my life to fitness, healthy living and nutrition. Turns out, you can't always outsmart genetics. They actually have something to do with it.

Coffee Hijacks Your Thyroid: A Case of Good News/Bad News and Your Hormones

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

First the good news: There's a workaround. Now the bad news: Coffee is working against you in more ways than one.

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.

Baby Boomer Bathing Suits and Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 07.30.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

The suits from last summer seem to hit all the wrong places. Does anyone else have this problem?

Thyroid Cancer: The Facts

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.28.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Thyroid cancer? While few people devoted much thought to it before, this disease has been thrust into public consciousness by the tragic news about Japan's recent nuclear catastrophe.