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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…

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…

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…

How To Prevent An Underactive Thyroid From Causing Diabetes

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How do you know if you have “thyrobetes”? You might not have heard this term before, but it’s a combination that illustrates the dangerous relationship between an underactive thyroid and diabetes. You should never be in the dark about your health, so let’s find out today if you’re struggling with this condition. Today, we’re taking steps to put your health back into your hands. Dr. Alan Christianson, Guest Thyroid Nation The Origins Of Thyrobetes I have started coining the term…

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:…
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