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Ask The Doctors – Q & A’s B12 Deficiency and About Antibiotics

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Rich Travis, Staff Writer Thyroid Nation We would like to thank Dr. Wazny and Dr. Swartz from Health Matters for answering questions each week. This week features antibiotic and vitamin B12 deficiency questions from YOU, the Thyroid Nation Thrivers! You can find out more information about these fine healthcare providers at www.healthmattersaz.com  Q & A's~ From: Melissa M. Would you recommend that we try oregano oil before trying antibiotics when on thyroid medication? There are many reasons folks are started on antibiotics, so without knowing the specific reason,…

Journey of Undiagnosed Hypothyroidism and Unnecessary Weight Gain

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Melissa Kermani, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation 41 years old Delmar, New York Hypothyroidism 2008 “Cut the carbs and exercise more. Seriously?" Shortly after I got married in 2001, I started to gain a little weight. I didn’t really think much about it until my skin and hair changed. My mother referred to my face as having a “ruddy” complexion. Year after year, I went to my GP for my annual physical and he told me we all have a few pounds to lose. “Cut the carbs and exercise…

Hypothyroidism Is a Challenge – But, I’m Healthier and Happier Now

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Tracey Lovell, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation 40 years old Cornwall, UK Hypothyroidism 2012 On January 4, 2013 I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism and my doctor didn't tell me anything about the disease. My most awful year was 2012. I had not been feeling myself for a few months and I had an infection (and at this point, disappointingly un-diagnosed Hypothyroidism). I knew deep down inside me, something was not right. I was refused a blood test every time I asked…

2,000 Fukushima Plant Workers To Undergo Thyroid Cancer Screening

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 Voice of Russia Thyroid Nation Almost 2,000 Fukushima power plant workers, who assisted in containing the nuclear catastrophe at the Fukushima No. 1 plant, are at risk of thyroid cancer according to a health ministry team member. The 1,972 employees will be checked for lumps or be examined to see if they have cancer. The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry’s team of researchers hopes to figure out how radiation exposure as a consequence of the nuclear disaster has messed with…

I’m Not Crazy, I Have Hyperthyroidism

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Jessica Marker, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation 25 years old Delaware, USA Hyperthyroidism 2012 My journey with thyroid disease, so far..... I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism at age 24. I suffered an overwhelming year of anxiety/panic attacks, heart palpitations, fatigue and the list goes on and on. I was misdiagnosed by two family doctors. No surprise! The first doctor couldn't believe how someone my age could have this many things wrong with them and wanted me to seek counseling. He is the…

I Have Thyroid Cancer, But It Does Not Have Me

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Sarah Claus,  Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation 37 years old Grand Rapids, Michigan Hypothyroid 1998 Thyroid Cancer 2009 Postop Hyperparathyroidism 2012 Chronic Hypocalcimia 2013 I learned to except certain challenges that I will face in my life and how to let other things—things that are out of my control—go! Thyroid CANCER? The emotion that surrounded that diagnosis is only something that others, who have had the same experience, can truly relate to.  I have no doubt in my mind that my attitude…

Fighting Back – We Deserve Change

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Lorraine Cleaver, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation 47 years old Scotland, UK Graves', Thyroidectomy 2004 To this day, I can’t reconcile that naive, trusting person I was, who took him at his word, with the person I used to be and the person I am again. I’m a 47 year old wife and mother from Scotland in the United Kingdom. I have no thyroid and an almighty battle on my hands and here is my story. Shortly after my only child…

Fukushima: A Threat to Our Thyroids?

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Rich Travis, Staff Writer Thyroid Nation We are fast approaching the 3rd anniversary of the Fukushima disaster. March 11th to be exact, the day a massive earthquake and tsunami literally rocked the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant to its core, causing a catastrophic failure that continues to put Chernobyl to shame. Is the release of nuclear radiation really a threat to your thyroid? Why is this threat not on the front page of every newspaper, every day?  Some experts believe…

Eating like a Caveman – The Paleo Diet

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Rich Travis, Staff Writer Thyroid Nation What is the Paleo Diet? That's the question I'm asking, too. It seems to be popping up on the internet at every turn. Since it is so new to me, I figured it must be one of those fad diets. Wrong! A gastroenterologist named Walter Voegtlin first popularized the Paleo diet back in the 70's. Through his research, he suggested that this type of diet could improve our health. The Paleo diet is named after the Paleolithic era and…

Congenital Hypothyroidism and Fukushima Fallout in the US

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Dr Mae-Wan Ho, Institute of Society in Science Thyroid Nation A new study finds congenital hypothyroidism in the US rising 28 % in the two and a half months after the arrival of the Fukushima fallout of radioactive iodine (I-131) [1]. Researchers and authors Joe Mangano and Janette Sherman from the Radiation and Public Health Project [2] have done a thorough job based on data from the US government. Congenital hypothyroidism & prenatal exposure to radioactive iodine The new born in…
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