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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…

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…

Shoulder Surgery Led To Discovery Of Malignant Nodule

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  Needed a shoulder surgery, and a nodule was found In July of last year, I had to have shoulder surgery. In the process of X-rays and CAT scans and MRIs, a nodule was found on the right side of my chest. A nodule is a growth of cells that forms a lump.This concerned me a bit, but the doctors told me not to worry about it and to go ahead and have the shoulder surgery. They said that in six…

Ep. 114 Dr Amy Myers: Candida, Quitting Sugar And Nutrient Deficiencies

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Get the latest episode delivered straight to your inbox... Hey, Thyroid Nation (Thrivers, Warriors and Survivors), In Episode #114, we talk with special guest, Amy Myers, MD. She is a renowned leader in Functional Medicine and two-time New York Times Bestselling author of The Autoimmune Solution and The Thyroid Connection. She has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, The New York Post, Women’s Health, Huffington Post, and more. She has helped hundreds of thousands recover from chronic illness through her dietary-based program, The Myers…

Do Chronic Fatigue And Exercise Go Together

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Nicole shares her thoughts on being able to exercise if you suffer with chronic fatigue symdrome. Nicole Nichols, SparkPeople Thyroid Nation It's important for people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) to work in conjunction with their health care providers to start a healthy, reasonable exercise program. Physical activity should be gentle and should be increased slowly over time (in terms of frequency, intensity and duration). Some good examples include yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates, walking, stretching, light strength training and water exercise (ie:…

Very Berry Breakfast Smoothie — Nutrient Thyroid Bomb

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Kate Bishop, Guest Thyroid Nation Recipe: Very Berry Breakfast Smoothie This is hands down my favourite breakfast smoothie. This morning I woke up nice and early, and when I saw it was warm out I decided to celebrate the dawn of summer with a very berry smoothie. This is essentially a strawberry based smoothie, but what turns it into that Hulk colour is the key ingredient: spinach. Now, I know that spinach isn’t everyone’s go-to smoothie ingredient and could be…

Is Ingesting Essential Oils Good For Your Thyroid Health

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Plant Therapy, Guest Thyroid Nation Ingesting Essential Oils - Yay Or Nay? Can essential oils be ingested? Yes? No? Sometimes? Maybe? Yep, that about sums it up. You are probably getting a different answer everywhere you look. You will find people who are adamant for ingesting essential oils and people who are equally as adamant that you should not ingest essential oils. Who is right? Who should you listen to? I am going to be discussing what an essential oil…
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