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Thyroid

You Mamas Taking Iodine?

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 06.23.2014 | 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.

Who Needs Iodine, And When

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

The iodine defense works against the threat of I-131, and the Japanese in the affected area should be using it. We in the U.S. should not. But we should understand it, so it's there for us if ever we need it. I certainly hope we don't.

How Iodine May Help Protect You From Radiation Damage

Anne Dunev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Anne Dunev

How much radiation a person can handle without developing cancer is very individual. Having sufficient iodine can help protect your body against many types of radiation.

Soy: Blessing or Curse?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

From the studies available, I can tell you that soy is neither as good as the proponents say, nor as evil as the critics claim. The key is to take all available evidence together and see what shakes out.

Avoid This If You Want To Keep Your Thyroid Healthy

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

You probably haven't spent much time thinking about how much bromine you're absorbing from your car upholstery or your Mountain Dew. But bromine toxicity is a danger, and it can wreak havoc on your health.

What Is Stopping You From Getting A Good Night's Sleep?

Anne Dunev | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Dunev

Consider insomnia as a symptom of a deeper problem. The answer is not sleep medication, or psychotropic medication, as the medications themselves are toxic to the organs, have side-effects, are often addictive.

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 Natural Approach To Pelvic Health: Join A Research Study!

Christiane Northrup, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christiane Northrup, MD

Millions of women suffer from irregular, erratic, sluggish, heavy, lengthy, crampy, or difficult periods. It's so common that most women have been led to believe this is normal. It's not.

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.