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Invisible Illness: How It Feels To Have Hashimoto’s Thyroid Disease

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Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP, Guest Thyroid Nation Every Experience Is Unique I remember the days of dread. When I dreaded the anxious, cold sweat I would break into during work meetings, or the crippling panic I would feel because of my IBS symptoms, or the surging pain that would shoot up my arms, a product of carpal tunnel. These were just some of the embarrassing and disruptive problems I experienced as a result of the autoimmune disease Hashimoto's thyroiditis. But these…

7 Steps To Reverse The Thyroid And Depression Cycle

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Jen Wittman, CHHC, AADP, Contributor Thyroid Nation Depression, the connection to your thyroid and 7 steps to reverse it. Depression and thyroid disease: those ugly kissing cousins! We might not immediately associate depression with our thyroid problems. We might initially think, “I feel depressed because I feel bad in other areas of my health.” But research has shown that hypothyroid and depression are clinically linked. In fact, Gary S. Ross, M.D., author of Depression & Your Thyroid: What You Need to Know, believes…

9 Tips To Achieve Better Thyroid Health During Menopause

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Erica Montes, Guest Thyroid Nation It’s important for women going through peri-menopause and menopause to keep a close watch on their energy levels and overall thyroid well-being. Here are some tips to achieve better thyroid health during menopause: Get Your Thyroid Checked - The first thing that you need to do is to find out whether you actually have thyroid issues or not. You can begin with thyroid hormone testing and checking the TSH levels and thyroid antibodies. This will help…

Thyroid And Adrenal Issues Connected To Shallow Breathing

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Dr. Frank discusses the thyroid and shallow breathing: Every single tissue in the entire body has thyroid receptors. This means that the thyroid, if not functioning properly, can cause a wide variety of symptoms beyond what we would normally consider. Dr. Mark Frank, for The Healthy Home Economist Thyroid Nation It is most common to question the health of the thyroid in cases of fatigue, constipation, weight gain, chilliness, and dryness. However, it is also very common in cases of…

Caught In The Spotlight: Exposing Thyroid Cancer

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Caught In The Spotlight: Exposing Thyroid Cancer If you have a thyroid condition, you are likely already aware of the impressive impact that this small walnut-sized gland has on the body. Metabolic function, cognitive ability, digestion, and hormone production are all regulated by the thyroid. Because of its integral role, it is critical that we take action to maintain good thyroid health. A primary opponent of good thyroid health is thyroid cancer. Perhaps the greatest strength of this type of…

Environmental Toxins And How They Affect Thyroid Disease

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Question Are thyroid problems caused by environmental toxins? What role do heavy metals play in causing thyroid disorders? The Salerno Center for Complementary Medicine, Guest Thyroid Nation Answer The thyroid is a vascular gland that is located in the lower anterior part of the neck. The thyroid gland contains two lobes connected by a small tissue called the isthmus. Each lobe measures 50-60mm long and weighs 25-30g in adults. The hypothalamus located in the mid brain area releases the hormone…

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) For Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Real Results

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Drs. John Robinson and Cristina Romero-Bosch, Guests Thyroid Nation Dr. Hakaru Hashimoto's Discovery Hashimoto’s. That damn Hashimoto’s. This poor guy never knew his name would be cursed as much as it has been since this brilliant doctor first discovered autoimmune thyroid disease back in 1912, giving a name to a very difficult disease. Dr. Hakaru Hashimoto, a Japanese physician, discovered a type of goiter, or enlarged thyroid, that when biopsied presented with lymphocyte (white blood cell) infiltration, fibrosis, and eventual…

Optimum Thyroid Levels- Risks To Heart And Other Diseases

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Raina Kranz, C. P. T., Contributor Thyroid Nation What is the correlation between Heart Disease Risks and Thyroid Hormone levels? Having thyroid disease and managing it can be very confusing and frustrating for many thyroid patients. Our goal of feeling better and trying to maintain good health is a constant daily battle. And worse, it is extremely challenging to find the right doctor who can help us. The information highway has brought to our fingertips loads of valuable information, but…

My Top 9 Thyroid -Friendly, Christmas Gifts Guide

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Danna Bowman, Founder  Thyroid Nation Quick thyroid gifts for the sufferer in your life. It is the holiday season. A time for reflection. A time to remember the loved ones in your life. Seeing all the family christmas photo cards and how everyone has grown and changed is a highlight in our house. The laughter and hope that fills the air, always makes me smile. Since family and good (thyroid) health are the most important things in my life, I…

Eat These Things If You Want To Be Thyroid Healthy

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Danielle Dubois, Guest Thyroid Nation How To Eat To Be Thyroid Healthy Every organ in the body plays a role in your overall health, and it’s important to learn how to pick up on the subtle (or obvious) signs that it’s time to take action. Today we'll examine how to eat for the thyroid to become more thyroid healthy. I get SO many questions about the thyroid and diet. It’s easy to understand why: When the thyroid isn’t happy, nothing in…
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