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Adrenal Fatigue And How To Fix It

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Dr. William Cole, MindBodyGreen Thyroid Nation "Adrenal Fatigue" is a term that you hear a lot in the health community, but what is it exactly? In this article you'll learn the causes of adrenal fatigue, how it can impact how you feel, and what you can do about it! Your adrenal glands sit on top of your kidneys and regulate many critical hormonal jobs in your body. One of those jobs is the secretion of your body's main stress hormone, cortisol.…

More Confirmed Cases of Fukushima Thyroid Cancer In Children

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Rich Travis, Staff Writer Thyroid Nation Here's an article based on the Fukushima Daiichi Prefecture area of Japan, that is adding to the Fukushima thyroid cancer count in children, from this catastrophic and unfortunate event. What is still so amazing to me, is that the Prefecture government officials are standing by their statements, "It is unlikely there is a link between the young people’s exposure to radiation and the increased number of suspected and confirmed thyroid cancer cases, to date." The data…

Help – Happy And Healthy To Hypothyroidism and Shingles

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Jessie James, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation 25 years old North Carolina, USA Hypothyroidism 2013 How it all started, up until now, my Hypothyroidism woe's.... At the end of 2012, I decided that I wanted to make a change and get healthy. So, I got moving. I was on a mission to start working out and becoming a more healthy and fit me. As August 2013 rolled around, I had dropped an incredible, 40 pounds.  Wow, what a load off! I…

I Didn’t Even Care To Learn About My Hypothyroidism – Why?

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Sarah Wartman, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation 33 years old Fort Wayne, IN Hypothyroidism 2006 Sarah is an average girl living with hypothyroidism…this is her story! (Cue Law & Order’s *dun dun* music) I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism years and years ago (seven, maybe?) after a significant increase in my weight. I have battled the scale almost all my life, but in my twenties the pounds really started to pile on. I had tried everything I knew to do to try and lose the weight....Weight…

Is There A Connection Between Thyroid and Candida?

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Miss Lizzy, Contributor Thyroid Nation Miss Lizzy discusses Candida and Thyroid. Are your carb cravings out of control? Do you have allergies or sinus headaches which don't respond to treatment? Recurring infections like colds, ear aches or sinus infections? Do you have symptoms of IBS, flatulence, bad breath or acid reflux? Or mental emotional difficulties like attention deficit, depression, irritability, poor memory? Or perhaps have cold hands, cold feet or a cold nose? If you've been getting thyroid treatment but still…

Laughing My Way Through My Struggles With Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

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Sandi Doerr, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation 45 years old San Diego, California Hashimoto's Thyroiditis 2013 It's been a vicious cycle of do I or don’t I have a thyroid issue. It could almost, ALMOST make you laugh. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis a few months ago. It shouldn't have taken as long as it did to diagnosed because I have had some serious red flags over the past 15 years. I have been off and on medication five times, five, over twenty years. Can that even…

Hashimoto’s, Raynaud’s, Sjogrens Autoimmune Diseases – Oh My!

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Blythe Clifford, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation   37 years young Raleigh, NC Hashimoto's, Raynaud's, Fibromyalgia, Sjogrens  2007 I recall my gynecologist looking at me incredulously.  She said “being in your twenties and having hair loss isn’t normal”. I got married a month before my 25th birthday.  By my one-year anniversary, I had gained 20 lbs. and gone up 2 dress sizes.  Luckily, I had never had any issues with my weight, up until that point.  My sister, my mom and…

Still Suffering After Thyroidectomy, Hyperthyroidism and Synthroid

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Catherine Hall, Thyroid Thrivers Thyroid Nation 44 years old Washington, DC Thyroidectomy, Hyperthyroid 2005 Maybe my lethargy was due to my age, I thought, since no blood tests were coming back to really indicate anything else? My journey with thyroid disease began in 2005 when I moved to Maryland with my amazing husband. I lost a lot of weight, effortlessly (which, in all honesty, I didn't need to lose) and had profound fatigue.  It was something I struggled with immensely.…

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…

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