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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.

What Causes Thyroid Disease?

Alan Christianson | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

One of the most useful reasons for understanding why you have thyroid disease is this: By knowing how it happened, the steps that will help you feel better become more apparent.

Iodine: The Goldilocks Mineral

Alan Christianson | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

The controversy comes about because many authors are recommending high-dose iodine with the hope that it will improve health. Since my practice focuses on thyroid disease, I see all the unfortunate cases where high-dose iodine goes wrong.

Heal Your DNA With T&A: Adrenal Resilience

Alan Christianson | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

Part 3 of 3 This final issue will focus more on your adrenals and how they can change the expression of your genes. Every person living today is th...

Heal Your DNA With Your T and A: Thyroid Care

Alan Christianson | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

View Part 1 Here This second installment will allow you to understand how your DNA, the very code of life that allows you to thrive, can be healed an...

Heal Your DNA With Your T and A

Alan Christianson | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

Part 1 of 3 No, not the T and A of the B movies -- this is about your thyroid and adrenals. You hear so much about DNA and genes determining your hea...

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: We Can Win This Battle!

Dr. Raphael Kellman | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Raphael Kellman

Thyroid disease is an epidemic affecting up to 20 percent of American women. The most common cause of low thyroid today is an autoimmune condition c...

Mother Nature and Father Time are Cruel

Barbara Hammond | Posted 06.20.2015 | Fifty
Barbara Hammond

Back in the day, I had a pretty decent body, great hair, good skin and I never appreciated it as I should have. I did some modeling, worked with models and owned a modeling agency. Still, I wasn't happy with my body.

3 Things That Wreck Your Hormones

Alan Christianson | Posted 05.12.2015 | 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 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.

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.